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Consultancy – Interagency MAPS support
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Deadline :14-Oct-20
Posted on :07-Oct-20
Reference Number :71153
Link to Atlas Project :
00124566 - Global Project SDG Integration Service Offer for the GPN
Overview :

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: The interagency MAPS support consultant will be part of the Interagency MAPS team, and report to SDG Integration Team Lead, BPPS, UNDP.

MAPS, launched in 2016, was the first UN interagency initiative developed to support national Governments in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While initial engagements focused on mainstreaming and awareness raising of the SDGs, the initiative has evolved in tandem with the ongoing UN Development System reform, to provide longer term policy support to Governments. Today’s engagements consist of multi-agency interdisciplinary teams which provide sequenced, integrated and sustained SDG policy support to Governments over a 6 to 12-month time frame.

The MAPS approach is overseen by the UNSDG Joint Task Team on Integrated Policy support, co-chaired by UNICEF, UNDP and ILO. Day to day management and support is undertaken by the Interagency MAPS team, currently consisting of dedicated staff from UNICEF and UNDP.  The consultant will be an integral part of this Interagency MAPS team.

Background information/reason for request/extension

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its related shocks, have served as a stark reminder of the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in.  As Governments seek to respond and adapt their existing planning frameworks, MAPS is well placed to help identify longer term development pathways.  In the context of COVID-19, the interagency MAPS team is recalibrating the MAPS approach to deploy experts and integrated tools remotely through online collaboration platforms, as ‘digital engagement teams.’ The team is also exploring how best to ensure coherence between support for implementation of the 2030 agenda and addressing Covid19-related needs, in line with ongoing efforts by the government and in support of the implementation of the UN Socio-Economic Response Framework. A current pipeline of six countries need dedicated support and follow up to ensure smooth engagements through the next 6-12 months.


The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract two individual consultants who support the preparation and delivery of MAPS missions and engagements to the countries in the pipeline per the detail deliverable below. 

Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 94389 (

Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 94389  ( as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 New York Time 14 October 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a financial proposal.

Should you have any questions please email no later than 13 October 2020.

Best regards,


Central Procurement Unit