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Terms of reference for Individual Contractor
Statistician- Satellite Account Expert
6 February 2022
60 working days (3 missions) over span of 12 months
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
100619 - Institutional Support to Statistics
National or International Consultancy
A. General background information relevant to the assignment
Saudi Arabia has realised and sustained, for the last four decades, remarkable progress along the
socio- economic development path. As a result of this, the Kingdom has been able to move to a
high-income country. The GDP, for instance, increased from SR 156 billion in 1969 to SR 2,631
billion in 2018, putting the economy among the top 20 global economies in terms of size. Based on
the annual ranking of the Human Development Index (HDI) of the Human Development Report, Saudi
Arabia has steadily moved from the medium human development category in the 1990s to the very high
human development category in 2018 at 0.857 value of HDI.
The Saudi Vision 2030 represents an ambitious resolve with long-term goals and expectations founded
on the strengths and capabilities of the Kingdom. It covers the three themes of a vibrant society,
a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. A thorough review of the three themes and their
underlying issues of national concern would reveal a holistic approach to development that
encompasses the three dimensions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): the social, the economic
and the environmental. Saudi Arabia recognises that achieving the SDGs requires rigorous, real-time
and continuous monitoring for which quality statistics is a must. The General Authority for
Statistics (GaStat) has undergone a major revision of its corporate strategy and vision in
alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the SDGs. The revised strategy revolves around five
• Usage of statistics and information
• Production of statistics and information
• Application of advanced technologies in collecting and analyzing datasets
• Communications and awareness towards statistical knowledge
• Governance of statistical sector
Under the framework of the Institutional Support to Statistics project, UNDP provides technical
support to the GaStat to strengthen the institutional and human capacities of the national
statistical system to support evidence-based development planning and policy-making.
The project seeks to recruit a Statistician- Non-profit institution Expert to support GaStat in
implementing the Non-Profit Institutions Survey, Volunteer Work survey (VWS) and Non-profit
institution satellite account (NPISA). The NPISA Expert will be working with and directly
reporting to the General manager, National
Account Department at GaStat, with matrix reporting to the Project Chief Technical Advisor.
B. The objectives of the assignment
The expert of Non-profit instatutions satellite account will provide technical assistance to
support GaStat in undertaking the Non-Profit Institutions Survey (NPIS), Volunteer Work survey
(VWS) and compilation of satellite account of non-profit institution. The expert will also
implement capacity strengthening activities, including mentoring of GaStat staff.
He/ She will work under the supervision of the General Manager for National Accounts and the
project Chief Technical Advisor as a co-supervisor. Specifically, the responsibilities under this
assignment include the following:
C. Duties and responsibilities
• Provide support to data collection and measurement activities of Non-Profit Institutions Survey
and Volunteer Work Survey, including survey design, sampling organization and survey administration
(based on best practices and international standards on Non- Profit Institutions in the System of
• Provide technical advice on the appropriate methodology, including developing the sampling
framework, the process of selecting the sampling units, the levels of representativeness required /
sample size for the NPIS and VW surveys.
• Review the objectives and scope of the surveys and develop/ revise the questionnaires in close
consultations with the relevant staff and other technical experts at GaStat.
• Ensure the quality of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability and facilitate
the dissemination of NPISA tables and the report.
• Compile the non-profit institution satellite account (NPISA)
• Perform any other relevant tasks requested by the supervisor.
• Prepare descriptions and documentation of methodologies and procedures for the surveys.
• Provide coaching and on-the-job training for the GaStat staff on survey design and sampling
methods as relevant.
D. The duration of the assignment:
The anticipated working days for the assignment is 60 working Days (3 missions) over span of 12
months, the target visit dates as follows:
|#||Anticipated working days||Working days|
|1||First Visit expected in February 2022 || 15 days|
|2|| Second Visit expected in June 2022 || 20 days|
|3|| Last Visit expected in November 2022 ||25 days|
The payment will be linked to the deliverables not the actual working days
E. The duty station and expected places of travel, if any
This assignment will be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
▪ UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their
return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event
that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and exclude working from home
▪ Include any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions.
▪ Any change to the preliminary travel plan/schedule above, in such cases, UNDP will cover travel
costs in accordance with corporate regulations and rules.
▪ If unforeseen travel outside the assigned duty station is requested by UNDP and not required
by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable
rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the consultant shall receive
living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for
such other location(s).
▪ Note: A written approval from UNDP and relevant authorities will be required to facilitate the
consultant's travel to other locations than Riyadh on official missions where necessary.
G. Institutional arrangements, milestones and payments
The Expert will be hosted in the GaStat offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during his/her field
missions. He/ She will be working with the National Accounts team and related statistical
The consultant will report to the Programme Analyst in coordination with relevant staff from GSTAT.
H. Financial arrangements:
All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please
note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, living allowances,
communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the
final amounts submitted in the proposal.
Payments shall be made to the individual contractor upon successful completion and certification by
UNDP that services have been satisfactorily performed, based upon the actual number of working
Payment shall be made as a deliverables-based lump upon the receipt of the deliverables and
certification of satisfactory performance by CTA.
I. Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree, preferably a master’s level in statistics or economics with an emphasis on
At least eight years of relevant professional experience with national statistics offices and
international organisations, with proven experience in applying statistical techniques to design
NPI surveys, measuring volunteer work, and compiling NPISA
c. Competencies: Functional competencies:
• Results-oriented and ability to achieve project targets in the deadlines.
• Ability to independently manage multiple assignments, work with limited direct supervision and
capability to work under pressure to manage and achieve project objectives.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish strong cooperative
relationships with government officials.
• Good understanding and practice of capacity development.
• Excellent communication, facilitation, presentation and reporting skills.
• Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modelling UN values and ethical standards.
• Demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
observing deadlines and achieving results;
• Display cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Excellent command of English, working knowledge of Arabic would be considered an asset
For purposes of generating Offers whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their
comparative analysis, it is best to recommend the preferred contents and presentation of the Offer
to be submitted, as well as the format/sequencing of their presentation. The following documents
may be requested:
I. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template
provided by UNDP.
II. Personal CV or P11, indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the
(email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
III. Attach at least three publication titles submitted to international organizations as a
IV. Attach number of videos that the consultant worked on as references.
V. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the
VI. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive total contract price, supported by a
breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs
(professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could
possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the Proposal. If an
Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to
charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan
Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly
incorporated in the financial Proposal submitted to UNDP.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Technical Criteria (CV review and Desk Review/Interview optional) – maximum 70 points. Only
candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV desk review (who will score at least 49
points) will be considered for the next evaluation stage, i.e. financial evaluation.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will
progress to the pool for shortlisting:
✓ Advanced degree, preferably a master’s level in statistics or economics with an emphasis on
✓ At least eight years of relevant professional experience with national statistics
✓ Proven experience in applying statistical techniques to design NPI surveys, measuring volunteer
work, and compiling NPISA
✓ Sound understanding of issues of population growth in GCC and Saudi context
Weight Per Technical Competence
5 (outstanding): 96% - 100%
The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated an OUTSTANDING capacity for the analyzed competence.
4 (Very good): 86% - 95%
The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a VERY GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.
3 (Good): 76% - 85%
The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.
2 (Satisfactory): 70% - 75%
The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a SATISFACTORY capacity for the analyzed competence.
1 (Weak): Below 70%
The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a WEAK capacity for the analyzed competence.
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the
combination of the
applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Financial proposal – Maximum 30 points
• Duly accomplished Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Template using
the template provided by UNDP (Annex II)
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the
contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in
accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables. Financial proposal should include
all relevant cost (consultancy fees, all envisaged travel costs, living allowances, etc.).
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate the financial proposal: p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest-priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet
the requirements and qualifications described.
Given the volume of applications that UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
UNDP reserves the right to reject any incomplete applications.
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will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for
extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but
without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in the Individual Consultant (IC)
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally
encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual
harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference
and background checks.