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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Individual Consultant Procurement Notice (IC) for the above-referenced subject.
The recently launched LAC Human Development Report 2021 (RHDR) argues that Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great contrasts, where wealth and prosperity coexist with vulnerability and extreme poverty. The list of contrasts is long and familiar. The region is also characterized by very volatile and low average growth, explained by low productivity. The RHDR also indicates that the region is caught in a trap of high inequality and low growth. These two phenomena interact in a vicious circle that limits the ability to advance on all fronts of human development. Understanding the nature of the trap is critical to breaking free from it.
The RBLAC SDG and Development Policy Team is responsible of the implementation process of the recommendations of the RHDR, through the production of analytical content to support decision-making in the region. This includes the production of research using microeconomic data, and the dissemination of results in different publication outlets to target different audiences, including the periodic publication of the RHDR for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The UNDP Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) wants to strengthen the capacity of its SDGs and Development Policy Team to produce policy-oriented analytical work supporting (i) UNDP LAC country offices in their day-to-day interaction with government, (ii) the production of technical documents to inform policy debates, and (iii) to sustain the COVID-19 regional socio-economic response using HFPS. To advance with this, RBLAC is seeking for a Senior Economist Consultant to provide guidance with the three points mentioned above. The Senior Economist Consultant will report to the Chief Economist.
This IC includes the following documents:
File 1: Invitation Document
• Annex I: Terms of Reference
• Annex II: Offeror´s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment
• Annex III: Statement of Health Form
• Annex IV: Designation of Beneficiary for IC Contract
• Annex V: Model of Contract for the Services of an Individual Contractor and General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors
• Annex VI: Evaluation Matrix
File 2: Application Form: Annex 2, Annex 3 and Annex 4.
We kindly invite you to submit your offer for the RBLAC Senior Economist Consultant, as detailed in Annex 1 of this Individual Contract Procurement Notice; when preparing your offer, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, Annex 3 and Annex 4.
Quotations may be submitted on or before June 17, 2022 at 15:00 p.m., time of the Republic of Panama via e-mail to the following address with subject line as follows:
Subject Line: 19724-2022 – RBLAC Senior Economist Consultant
The procedures for the acquisition of services will be the ones indicated by the United Nations Development Program.
This process is directed only to one individual. Any proposal received by more than two individuals jointly or legal entity will be rejected. Likewise, all the proposals from consultants involved in the elaboration of the present Terms of Reference will be rejected.