Project Implementation Support - Consultant (IC LTA)
Suva (Fiji )
The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Effective Governance Team assists Pacific governments in strengthening their public institutions, helping countries in their efforts to promote transparency, accountability and prevent and fight corruption, and supporting inclusive participation to ensure that no one is left behind.
Some of key engagements relevant for this assignment include:
To support UNDP in effectively implementing ongoing and exploring new opportunities of engagement in the governance space in the Pacific, UNDP is seeking to recruit a local project implementation support consultant to assist and advise UNDP in administrative/operational implementation of project activities.
OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUTS
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Working under the supervision of the Effective Governance (EG) Team Leader and working closely with the relevant Project Manager, the local project implementation support consultant shall be responsible for the following:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The Consultant will be reporting to the UNDP Effective Governance Team and will be required to work closely with the relevant Project Manager.
The Consultant is obliged to submit a final report after the finalization of the overall assignment, containing reflections on the performed tasks, deliverables, observations and recommendations for future steps. After each call-off, a short report will be required on the completion of each output.
Duration of the Work
The successful individual will sign the UNDP Individual Consultant Long Term Agreement. The engagement will be on an intermittent basis with the stated duration based on the required services. UNDP will issue separate terms of reference and purchase order for each specific assignment as a call off from this IC LTA. The TOR will outline the expected outputs, and the number of days to be engaged. The outputs of the assignments will be reviewed by EG Team Leader and the Project Manager.
The Consultant will be based in Suva Fiji with required travel to selected PICs depending on the needs and requests of the specific PICs and the COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
Since travel will be requested on Ad-hoc basis, UNDP will purchase air tickets for the Consultant based on the most direct route and cost-effective route as per UNDP Travel Guideline.
UNDP will also provide Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to the Consultant for the duration of his/her stay at the respective duty station at UN approved DSA rates.
The Consultant will be expected to provide reports after every assignment, as well as mission reports when performing missions in the field.
• Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’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
- Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment;
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team and to work under pressure;
- Excellent relationship management;
- Excellent communication, facilitation, presentation and reporting skills.
- Ability to plan and organize work programme and flow;
• Good teamwork and interpersonal skills;
• Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure;
• Excellent drafting and formulation skills;
• Excellent computer skills especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Knowledge Management and Learning
• Ability to support building of knowledge products;
• Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP;
• Demonstrates a strong capacity for innovation and creativity in providing strategic policy advice and direction.
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
• Mature judgment and initiative;
Proven ability to provide strategic direction to the project implementation process.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). And financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
- Criteria A: Completion of Secondary Education. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political or Social Sciences is desirable - 5%.
- Criteria B: Minimum 5 years of related working experience in the Pacific on providing operational/administrative support to implementation of governance projects in the areas of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption– 30%
- Criteria C: Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in organizing events/workshops/awareness campaigns with stakeholders involving Pacific institutions, civil society, private sector and media on anti-corruption/transparency and accountability issues 20%
- Criteria D: Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work and to work under pressure and tight deadlines –. – 5%
- Criteria E: Experience in working with development agencies (UN experience on similar projects can be an asset) - 10%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Candidates may be called for an interview, which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity.
All required templates are available on the UNDP Procurement website: www.pacific.undp.org
Women applicants are encouraged to apply