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UNDP-IC-2020-075 - International Expert Health – Primary Health Care; Public Health

Pakistan (Pakistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pakistan (Pakistan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-21

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Background

The Government of KP has adopted a multi-year Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP), 2019-2022, to address the key developmental gaps in the Merged Areas (MA), erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). AIP is the first three-year program under the Tribal Decade Strategy (TDS) of the government that seeks to address developmental disparity of the MA and bring these areas at par with other areas of Pakistan.

 

The TDS, with detailed discussion of the development challenges and issue of the MA is available on the following link:

http://bit.ly/TDSKPMA

 

The Draft Accelerated Implementation Programme is available on the following link:

http://bit.ly/AIPKPMA

Duties and Responsibilities

UNDP is implementing its FATA Governance Project (FGP) as key partner in the process of erstwhile FATA development. FGP seeks to support AIP implementation through technical assistance in the areas of project formulation, context specific innovations in service delivery systems, results oriented programming, data collection and analysis to contribute to development of locally feasible solutions. In this endeavor, the services of the following specialist(s) are required:

 

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Review the relevant literature including reports on public health, in particular infant and maternal mortality, in MA and KP and study the departmental and sectoral data of KP;
  2. Carry out review of international development practices in the subject area relevant to developing countries and prepare proposals for short and medium term interventions in the sector;
  3. Carry out discussions with Government and UNDP local teams to finalize area and focus of intervention(s) linked to priority developmental objectives in the sector;
  4. Develop a preliminary proposal of innovative and problem driven intervention(s) to address the agreed key developmental priorities in the AIP sector;
  5. Participate and assist in detailed design of the intervention(s) with implementation notes and instructions;
  6. Develop scheme of data collection and periodic reviews;
  7. Develop data collection instruments, instruction manual, variable definitions and sample calculations;
  8. Carry out data analysis and contribute to evidence based program development in the sector through a report/paper on the intervention(s); and
  9. Present the analysis and results to stakeholders

The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant are already factored into the financial proposal. Under this arrangement, the contract price will be fixed regardless of change in the cost components. Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

Please go the following link for the UNDP General Conditions of Contract for Individual Consultants:  http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=7879

Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when traveling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives as set forth by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

 

Copyright

 

The above assignment will have UNDP and governance department sole ownership and copyright.

 

  1. Institutional Arrangement and Duty Station:

 

Supervisor: Chief Technical Specialist

Day to day management: Lead Economic Advisor

Duty Station: The consultant will work from home, and travel to Islamabad/Peshawar as and when required in mutual agreement of both parties. 

  1. Deliverables, Scope and Schedule of Payments

 

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Schedule of Payments

Review and Approvals Required

1. Concept paper for sector intervention 20%

20%

LEA

2. Final programme document for sector intervention & Data collection instrument(s) with detailed methodological notes and instructions 20%

20%

LEA

4. Working paper on results coming out of data analysis of initial intervention including proposals for scale-up/iteration 40%

40%

LEA

5. In-person presentation of analysis and results to stakeholders 20%

20%

LEA

Total

100%

 

 

Competencies

Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division.

Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow.

Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver.

People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity.

Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.

Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen.

Weight per Technical Competence

Weak: Below 70%

 

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a WEAK capacity for the analyzed competence

Satisfactory : 70-75%

 

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a SATISFACTORY capacity for the analyzed competence

Good: 76-85%

 

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence

Very Good: 86-95%

 

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a VERY GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence

Outstanding: 96-100%

 

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a OUTSATNDING capacity for the analyzed competence

Required Skills and Experience

  1. QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in  public health, economics or a closely related discipline
  • Published peer reviewed research on public health or primary care in a similar context

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience working in public health, economics and development research/development policy/evaluation/innovation or programme design and other relevant experience working in the international development field is required

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  1. APPLICATION PROCESS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):

  • A cover letter with a brief description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references; CV should highlight any active research in the subject area of the assignment.
  • Writing Samples in international development setting or any other field.
  1. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.

 

  1. TRAVEL

All envisaged travel cost must be included in the financial proposal as detailed above. In case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel cost including tickets, lodging and terminal expense should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

  1. EVALUATION PROCESS

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical Criteria weight: 70%

Financial Criteria weight:  30%

Only Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical Competencies

70

 

  1. Doctorate degree in economics, public health or a closely related discipline

Min. Requirement.

 

  1. Published peer reviewed research on public health or primary care in a similar context

25

 

  1. At least 10 years of relevant experience working in public health, economics and development research/development policy/evaluation/innovation or programme design and other relevant experience working in the international development field is required

20

 

  1. Quality of writing samples

25

 

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100

30

 

Total Score

Technical score 70 + 30 Financial

 

If you request additional information, please write to pakistan.procurement.info@undp.org. The team will provide necessary information within due date.

 

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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