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BBRSO113037: Consultancy to Undertake a Gender Responsive DRM Assessment of the Core Diagnostic (CODI) Instrument
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Barbados and The Eastern Caribbean - BARBADOS
Deadline :09-Oct-20
Posted on :28-Sep-20
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :70572
Link to Atlas Project :
00123748 - Universal adaptive social protection in the Eastern Cari
Documents :
Annes II: General Terms and Conditions
Annex III & IV: Offeror's Letter
Annex IV: IC Sample Contract
BBRSO113037: Procurement Notice
Overview :

To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94208 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs” **.

 

**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to procurement.bb@undp.org. The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name

If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to procurement.bb@undp.org within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=70572(cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.

*** UNDP shall endeavor to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary

 

The Joint Programme of the SDG Acceleration Fund to be implemented in Barbados, Saint Lucia and the OECS Commission, contributes to the development of an adaptive and universal social protection system through integrated policy development, programme design and service implementation.

The programme will utilize research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation to support the evidence-based development of an adaptive system towards progressive universal coverage of social protection, while facilitating replication and expansion to Eastern Caribbean Countries (ECC) through South-South exchange under the OECS framework. This will also include strengthening the OECS Commission to support scale-up and sustainability of interventions and implementation across the ECC.

UNDP’s expertise and experience directly relevant to the Joint Programme includes its support to poverty and inequality reduction and integrating gender equality and climate change considerations into programmes. The agency has led the development of institutional policies for national and sector-level climate change adaptation, through the formulation of National Adaptation Plans in Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Guyana and Suriname. Working with IFIs, regional institutions such as CDEMA, national and local governments, UNDP has supported the design of preparedness policies and systems, including Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and worked directly with communities in Dominica to undertake emergency response training. 

UNDP has sought to enhance regional capacity to Post Disaster Needs Assessments through a training of trainers’ workshop while undertaking public awareness around disaster response in parallel to these activities, and disaster preparedness public awareness programmes. UNDP has also supported the design and implementation of major shock-response labour interventions, including provision of wages to national beneficiaries under its emergency employment programme direct cash transfers in Dominica and Barbuda tied to debris removal immediately following the Hurricanes of 2017. UNDP has extensive experience and several projects working with governments to develop innovative financing mechanisms in the face of climate change and in the context of limited fiscal space to support sustainable finance and natural resource management.   Based on the lessons from the original Household Building Damage Assessment (HBDA), UNDP lead the conceptualization of the HBDA 2.0 which follows a holistic and multidisciplinary approach that includes inputs from different UN agencies including UNICEF and WFP. The HBDA 2.0 not only aims to assess building damage but more multidimensional data gathering, including demographic and vulnerability information about households.  Finally, since 2017 UNDP has operationalized two project offices in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica as part of its recovery to resilience programme in these countries.

UNDP as a Participating UN Agency (PUNO) will contribute to five activities under two outputs in the joint programme for Saint Lucia and Barbados related to strengthening institutional capacities for integrated service delivery and supporting innovative finance for sustainable and adaptive social protection systems and programmes.