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Coordination Consultant for the UNDP PH #TawidCOVID Challenge
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Home-Based - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :23-Nov-20
Posted on :17-Nov-20
Reference Number :72747
Link to Atlas Project :
00127818 - Strengthening PHL Covid19 Response
Documents :
General Terms and Conditions for IC
Offeror's Template/Financial Proposal
P11 Template
Overview :

The new normal under COVID19 is disproportionately hurting the poor and vulnerable. The COVID Pulse PH survey found that the incomes of 83 percent of low-income households have decreased during the pandemic-induced lockdown. This highlights the precarious situation of poor households and the risks to the country’s achievement of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, the pandemic has led civil society—whether formally-established institutions or self-organized collectives of friends—to find innovative ways to help the poor. These include crowdsourcing and crowdfunding relief; monitoring the delivery of help to the poor; and livelihood interventions that create opportunities for the displaced.

UNDP in the Philippines and Zero Extreme Poverty (ZEP) PH 2030—a coalition of 140 non-government organizations (NGOs) including the biggest civil society networks—have been working together to find, test, and scale new ways of doing development. The collaboration has been prototyping new ways to foster convergence between government, civil society, and private sector at the local level; as well as nontraditional tools for strengthening intelligence on local poverty and mobilizing collective action. Under COVID19, UNDP and ZEP have continued to collaborate by, among others, mapping NGO responses to the pandemic and launching the COVID Pulse PH survey.

UNDP is launching the #TawidCOVID Challenge: an innovation challenge prize which aims to find, improve, test, and scale novel solutions for socioeconomic recovery especially for the poor and vulnerable. It aims to promote innovative ways for socioeconomic recovery from the pandemic through recognition of community-based innovations and greater collaboration between local government, civil society, and business. This innovation challenge is supported by the Japan-funded Strengthening PHL COVID19 Response project which, among others, aims to support local government units (LGUs) and civil society organizations (CSOS) and NGOs in the development of innovative approaches to recovery.

UNDP requires the services of a Consultant to effectively implement the challenge, oversee the results produced by the challenge winners, and document and communicate results. Other assignments related to the innovation challenge and the UNDP collaboration with ZEP may also be given to the consultant.  



  • The Consultant will report under the Accelerator Lab Philippines (ALab PH) and the Impact and Advisory Team (IAT) under which ALab PH is situated. The Consultant shall be directly supervised by the ALab Head of Experimentation and is expected to closely work with the IAT Programme Associate and the ALab PH Communication Consultant.
  • The consultant may be tasked to coordinate with other IAT and ALab PH personnel as may be necessary. Furthermore, the work may entail close coordination with the Procurement Team which administers the challenge under UNDP corporate procurement policies and procedures.
  • The Consultant is also expected to provide his/her own laptop for the work requirement. S/he will be provided with desk space and access to office facilities and equipment and will be supported by UNDP staff for administrative and logistics requirement, when necessary.
  • This work shall be performed remotely. The Consultant is expected to have his/her own working premises, ICT equipment, internet connectivity, cloud hosting, among others. UNDP and the Consultant shall assess, once Community Quarantine restrictions are eased, if it is safe and necessary to have in-person meetings and activities.



The consultant will be hired for 60 working days spread in the period of five (5) months. The target start of work date is 23 November 2020 and the maximum end date is 30 April 2021.



In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, the individual consultant is expected to implement this project with a Work From Home (WFH) arrangement for in compliance with the rules and guidelines set by the local and national government. Travel, field work, trainings, meetings, and coordination shall be done in compliance with community quarantine policies.


  • The Contractor should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be an “all inclusive” daily professional fee of an estimated 60 working days.
  • Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Contractor must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration
  • The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Payments shall be made after satisfactory submission and acceptance of the specified outputs by the UNDP Philippines Accelerator Lab (ALab) Head of Experimentation prior to release of payment.


Deliverables / Outputs

Due Dates

Tranche payment

Deliverable 1: Submission and acceptance of proposed workplan and progress report

15 December 2020


Deliverable 2: Submission and acceptance of monthly progress report for January and February

15 February 2021


Deliverable 3: Submission and acceptance of monthly progress report

15 March 2021


Deliverable 4: Submission and acceptance of Final Report that includes reflections, insights, and recommendations

15 April 2021



Description of Responsibilities :

The Consultant shall carry out the following tasks:

Innovation Challenge Management 

  1. Assist in organizing, coordinating, and following through on tasks to effectively manage the innovation challenge, including the completion of documents and other requirements under the innovation challenge policy and other relevant procurement and operations policies;  
  2. Properly document, analyze, and ensure the completeness of the submissions of innovation challenge participants, and assist the evaluation panel in analyzing and clarifying submissions;

Follow-Through and Results Management 

  1. Periodically monitor the accomplishment of the challenge prize awardees compared against their respective proposals and experimentation methodology;
  2. Collaborate with the challenge prize awardees in documenting their results, stories, and lessons learned, and regularly develop communication content and materials from these;
  3. Follow through on collaboration, communication, and learning opportunities, such as support to the challenge prize awardees and other participants, organizing public presentations, etc.

Challenge Promotion and Community Engagement 

  1. Support the implementation of the communication plan for the innovation challenge by producing content and designs for communication products, e.g., social media cards and posts, website content, press releases, among others;
  2. Lead the direct communications for the challenge, including the construction of email lists and directories and the sending of promotional materials and announcements;
  3. Coordinate incoming and outgoing communication.





Indicative Level of Effort

Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required

Organizing, promotion, and coordination/follow-through of tasks for the innovation challenge, including support for the evaluation, selection, and contracting of challenge prizes.

12 person-days

By 15 December 2020

ALab-PH Head of Experimentation


IAT Programme Associate


Monitoring of the progress of the innovation prize winners, regular communication, and other tasks

24 person-days

By 15 February 2021

Monitoring of the progress of the innovation prize winners, regular communication, and other tasks

12 person-days

By 15 March 2021

Monitoring of the progress of the innovation prize winners, regular communication, and other tasks &

support to project closure.

12 person-days

By 15 April 2021

Total Level of Effort

60 person-days



Depending on the requirements and tasks required, UNDP in consultation with the Consultant may consider requiring higher level of effort in a month, whether by adjusting the distribution of person-days across the months as well as increasing the total number of person-days, which shall not exceed 20%.


Competencies :

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Other Competencies

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and mature judgement;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts; self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multi-cultural team environment;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team and with stakeholders;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities


Qualifications :

The Consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications and a minimum passing score is 70 over 100 obtainable points. Only those who obtain the minimum passing score will be shortlisted:




Bachelor’s degree in management, public administration, social sciences, economics, communication, innovation, design, or other related fields


18 points for Bachelor’s degree; 22 points for Master’s; 25 points for Doctoral



At least 3 years’ work experience in communication, design, event management, innovation or related roles, with international organizations, government, academe, civil society organization, or the private sector


18 points for 3 years; additional point per additional year


At least 2 sample work in developing communications messages, designs, and products in various media platforms


18 points for 2 sample works ; 25 points for 3 or more sample works


At least 3 years in project or event coordination and implementation


18 points for 3 years;  additional point per additional year



Excellent command in written and spoken English (indicated in Cvand sample works)






Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial Proposal, using the template provided by UNDP;
  2. CV or P11 Personal History Form (template provided), indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Portfolio of related work containing at least 2 sample works—provide copies or links—demonstrating expertise in developing communications messages, designs, and products in various media platforms

The offer will be evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method, wherein the qualifications of the candidate will be weighted 70%, and the financial proposal (price offer) will be weighted 30%.

Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.

They must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications at the given link Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document

In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.