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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cotabato
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Environment
    • Political Affairs
    • Peace and Development
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Climate Change
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2019-06-26

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DRIVER (two [2] positions) under Resilience and Peace Building Unit (RPBU) related projects (For Filipino Nationals Only)

Cotabato (Philippines)

Background

The siege of Marawi City in the province of Lanao del Sur by the Maute Group has increased the risks of the spread of violent extremism in Southern Philippines. In the short run, extremist groups may bring further instability to additional towns around Lake Lanao, and a revival of conflict in Butig, where the dispute that eventually led to the siege of Marawi originally started. These have also been further aggravated by delays in the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the growing influence of more radical and articulate religious preachers and teachers, the active recruitment into violent extremist groups among the youth and the shadow parallel economy that has supported violent extremism in Southern Philippines. Such risks have built on the growing discontent among affected sectors in the Bangsamoro regions, particularly those members of groups who are vulnerable to radicalization and violent extremism. However, despite these risks, a number of opportunities also exist for potentially successful prevention of violent extremism. For instance, local government and civic actors in the Lake Lanao area that are now at risk have shown strong interest in working with the security sector and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to develop and implement local security plans to detect early signs of emerging violence, and to carry out preventive actions. Ulama and other religious leaders have now evinced a keen interest in developing common instruction for mosques, and shared and validated syllabi for madaris or faith-based schools. There is also a strong interest in acquiring and applying capacities for mediation and negotiation so that they can more effectively help resolve local disputes. Networks of youth, including the Salaam network based at the Ateneo de Davao University, have begun to challenge radical narratives with alternatives of their own, focusing on issues such as “jihad”—which is presented as a positive struggle for individual redemption through efforts to achieve social justice, for instance—within a more mainstream Islamic perspective. The Marawi crisis and the MILF’s collaboration with the government in alleviating its humanitarian impact have also generated goodwill in Manila towards the swift establishment of special autonomy.

In this context, the Project will contribute to strengthening national and local resilience to risks of violent extremism in the Philippines by strengthening capacities of key actors at the national and local level in addressing the key drivers of violent extremism. The Project will seek to enhance inter-faith action and solidarity against radicalization, particularly among the youth, as well as support religious leaders in the development of a common framework for Islamic teaching. It will also provide platforms for shared analysis and discussions among national government agencies on the development and adoption of a National Action Plan for the Prevention of Violent Extremism. Initiatives to strengthen community security through the establishment and operationalization of early warning and response systems and the development of mediation and dialogue capacities among religious, tradition and civic leaders, will also be supported. The establishment of an information system consisting of socio-economic data for Lanao del Sur will also be assisted to serve as basis for evidence-based planning, monitoring and evaluation of interventions for economic empowerment and social cohesion. Finally, the Project will also assist Moro leadership in establishing an effective strategy to prevent violent extremism as well as in engaging government counterparts on this agenda. The Project will be implemented in close collaboration with government agencies, local government units, academic institutions, civil society organizations, Muslim religious, traditional and civic leaders, key intermediaries and the MILF

This Project will be implemented by UNDP through the Direct Implementation Modality (DIM). UNDP will collaborate and complement initiatives of national and local actors on the prevention of violent extremism. In particular, UNDP will partner with different actors in the implementation of this Project. Engage partner institutions (government and non-government; local and international) in the conduct of research, training workshops, consultations and dialogues, and other capacity-building initiatives and undertake monitoring, evaluation and learning along different stages of Project implementation to successfully address challenges, identify good practices, and harvest lessons learned

Currently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cotabato Office has Five (5) official vehicles for official use of all Officers, staff and Missions.  It is essential to engage two (2) driver as IC until such time the hiring of SC staff is already in place.

Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK and EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

Under the overall guidance of the Head of UNDP’s Cotabato Field Office and direct supervision of the Admin and Finance Analyst under Resilience and Peacebuilding, the Driver will perform the following functions:

  1. Provide reliable, courteous, timely, safe and secure driving services to UNDP officials, staff, consultants and guests, within or outside of the metropolis;
  2. Ensure proper and judicious use of vehicles, with the end-in-view of maintaining the good operational quality, while prolonging the economic life of the vehicles;
  3. Conduct periodic check-up of vehicles, minor repairs, emergency engine trouble-shooting and tune-up, where needed;
  4. Assist in the registration of diplomatic and official vehicles, as they come due;
  5. Ensure accurate and timely accomplishment of trip tickets on a daily basis, aimed at supporting the monthly billing/charges for the driving services to various colleagues;
  6. Perform other duties as exigency of service may require.

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Individual Contractor will work under overall guidance of the Head, Cotabato Field Office.  He/she is expected to coordinate with the UNDP RPBU admin and finance analyst in the course of completing the expected tasks/deliverables.  The Head, Cotabato Field Office will review the outputs submitted by the Individual Contractor and sign for their completion.

DURATION OF THE WORK

5 months (June 2019 – November 2019) - The contract duration of the driver may extend until such time the hiring of SC staff is already in place provided that the extension will not go beyond the December 31, 2019.

DUTY STATION

Cotabato City

SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

The professional fee will paid to the Driver upon submission and acceptance of the monthly accomplishment of the following deliverable:

Deliverables/Outputs

Estimated Duration to complete

Target due dates

1)  Provided driving services to UNDP officials, staff, consultants and guests

2)  Submission of daily trip tickets and vehicle report

5 months

Head of UNDP Cotabato Field Office

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.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • 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;
  • Computer literate.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Of The Successful Individual Contractor

Education:

  • High School diploma required. Driver’s training with a valid driver’s license.

Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as a Driver.
  • Experience of at least one (1) year in the UN or an international humanitarian organization would be an advantage.
  • Safe driving record, knowledge in driving rules and regulations, experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
  • Knowledge in mechanics and vehicle repair services would be an added advantage.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Filipino languages (both oral and written). Knowledge of regional languages is an advantage.

Criteria for Evaluation of Offers

Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV. The Technical evaluation is weighted a max. of 70%.

The Financial Proposal that will be evaluated through submission of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC including Financial Proposal Template and combined with the price offer will be weighted a max of 30%;

For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):

Qualification

Points Obtainable

(100 points)

Education:

  • High School diploma required. Driver’s training with a valid driver’s license

20%

Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as a Driver.
  • Experience of at least one (1) year in the UN or an international humanitarian organization would be an advantage.
  • Safe driving record, knowledge in driving rules and regulations, experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
  • Knowledge in mechanics and vehicle repair services would be an added advantage.

(Minimum 49 points for a minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as a Driver, additional points for each additional year and additional points for other experiences as mentioned in the qualifications, maximum up to 70 points)

70%

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Filipino languages (both oral and written). Knowledge of regional languages is an advantage

(Minimum 7 points for fluency in English and Filipino languages (both oral and written) and additional points for knowledge of regional languages, maximum up to 10 points)

10%

Applicants who will only receive a minimum score of 70 points and above from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.

Recommended Presentation of Offer

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; and,
  3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by a national or local government entity, he/she must submit a duly certified leave of absence to avoid double compensation and/or workload conflict.

You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU

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

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.
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