|Overview : |
UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to support countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
It is in on this background that the organization has begun incubating several strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring the organization is better positioned to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces.
One such key strategic initiative is the UNDP Accelerator Lab Initiative. Launched in 2018, a global network of 90 Accelerator Labs serving 90 countries were established to re-imagine development for the 21st century by working together with traditional and emerging partners to find new approaches that fit the complexity of current development challenges. The Accelerator Lab working alongside the growing innovation ecosystem in Nigeria will:
- Surface, test and through CO Programmes and other partnerships deploy to scale new and cutting solutions to accelerate response to development challenges facing the country. This will be done by leveraging existing capacities of the Start-Up Ecosystem, Social enterprises, Creatives, Innovation and Tech-Hubs in Nigeria and through innovation challenges, hackathons, design-thinking sessions (This will be achieved by tapping into the depth and breadth of Nigeria’s rich start-up, tech and innovation ecosystems)
- Enable evidence-based planning, through portfolio approaches to understanding risk and programming (This will be achieved through enhancing big data innovation capabilities, new technologies and nurturing incentives for new sources of real-time data in development work)
- Position the ingenuity of Nigerians through portfolio of experiments to reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale in hard-to-reach communities in the country. (In this regard, the framework will combine deep local networks within Nigeria’s society to identify, incubate and elevate user-led solutions that have potential to respond to complex challenges)
- Prototype new models of development financing and support including by (taping into local venture ecosystems, Nigerian philanthropy, innovative financing currencies, social impact investors, Private Sector, and others)
Individual consultants interested in applying for this position must complete their application using the Template for Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment. The methodology, other documents and the Financial Proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE. The financial proposal (Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment) shall be encrypted with different passwords and clearly labelled. Financial Proposal without password will be disqualified.
The password for opening the Financial Proposal should be provided only upon request of UNDP. UNDP will request password only from bidders whose Technical Proposal has been found to be technically responsive. Failure to provide correct password may result in the proposal being rejected.
Follow link for submission of application: https://jobs-admin.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=106877
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Offeror's letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment - Click to download - https://bit.ly/3Fy0d5V