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Individual Consultant - Digital Transformation
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :03-May-21
Posted on :22-Apr-21
Reference Number :77751
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
procurement notice &TOR
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 3 May 2021  with subject: “Individual Consultant - Digital Transformation".

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to Ms. Michelle De-Clercq will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

Despite the many health and socio-economic challenges COVID-19 brought, opportunity for further decentralization was created as it has highlighted the significance of open government1 and confirmed the importance of continuing the digital transformation in Jordan. “Getting up to date information about COVID-19 to local communities around the world is a critical piece of the international community’s efforts to stem the spread of the virus,” said Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

For UNDP’s digital strategy, there are two inter-related concepts that are important: Digitization and Digitalization. Digitization refers to the process of converting physical information into digital formats. It is commonly driven by technologies focusing on enhancing efficiency by automation of existing processes. Digitalization refers to the use of digital technologies to change an organization’s business model, including creating new or improved ways of delivering services, and improving the quality of what is delivered.

Jordan has shown great commitment to keep pace with the progress of digital transformation globally, improve the delivery of government services, and enhance the efficiency of government performance. The Digital Transformation Strategy 2020, as well as the Jordan Vision 2025, provide a strategic framework for Jordan’s digital transformation, a General Policy for the ICT and Postal Sectors 2018 to meet international deliverables, trends, and practices, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2030. This also includes meeting the needs of beneficiaries (i.e. the Government, citizens, residents, tourists, private sector, entrepreneurs, and civil society), improving the quality of life more effectively, sustainably and reliably, and achieving well-being.

After having finalized Jordan’s Rapid Integrated Assessment as well as a Digital Maturity Assessment in partnership with the Estonian Academy, UNDP now seeks to provide a detailed understanding on how to accelerate the digital transformation process in Jordan, including the concepts of digitization and digitalization through the three layers of Jordan’s Public administration including the Central, Local Government and Community level. The outcomes of UNDPs previous digital assessments combined will help develop a strategy for change management that can be integrated into the Network of Local Governments project and will also be working along with the DMA grassroots/ community level consultant and the community network platform company working under the same project. This will provide a practical tool towards integrating the digital transformation process in the Network of Local Governments and other digital interventions to ensure that no one is left behind when enhancing the digital transformation process. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.