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Data Survey Consultant

home-based basis

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: home-based basis
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Government and partners, has implemented projects to accelerate the development of the country for more than 50 years.  In line with the Country Programme Document (2017-2021), UNDP works with the Royal Thai government, civil society, the private sector and the Thai public in support of the country’s achievement of the SDGs, with a focus on two broad pillars, namely a) Climate Change and Environment; and b) Governance and Social Inclusion. 

 

In recent years, to promote and advance the SDGs in Thailand (especially SDG16 on peaceful, just and inclusive societies), UNDP has adopted a “Sustaining Peace” framework which focuses on increasing tolerance and embracing diversity as a means to promote social cohesion in the country. Since 2018, UNDP Thailand, within the framework of a Regional Programme titled ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity’ (Phase I), has been partnering with the Royal Thai Government as well as non-governmental actors on multiple initiatives linked to the following:

 

a) Support establishment and empower networks of local authorities, NGO, CSOs, CBOs for public awareness and policy recommendations linked to promoting tolerance and embracing diversity 

b) Support policy-making on national policies and programmes to ensure they are inclusive and framed with a human rights and gender equality framework

c) Strengthen capacities of local communities and young people to promote peace, human rights, tolerance and respect for diversity though innovative communications and small grants programme

 

The second phase of the Regional PVE Programme aims to consolidate achievements in these areas, through efforts across 3 key pillars intended to: 

 

a) Build capacities of key actors to promote social cohesion and community resilience, tolerance and respect for diversity 

b) Strengthen knowledge management through generating reliable data, trend analysis and targeted research to inform national policy making and programming

c) Support the development of policy frameworks which promote tolerance and diversity through a “whole of society” approach

 

As part of the regional monitoring and evaluation framework, UNDP in Thailand aims conduct a public perception survey on social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism. To strengthen national capacities to measure these issues and develop an evidence-based approach to addressing violent extremism in Thailand, UNDP aims to support Thai civil society organization(s) to conduct a public perception survey, in consultation with women and youth. UNDP seeks to recruit a Data Survey Consultant to provide strategic support, training, and guidance to the implementation of the survey process. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment and Scope of Work:

UNDP is seeking a national consultant to develop a methodology and support the conduct of a public perception survey regarding Prevention of Violent Extremism. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the consultant will deliver the following tasks:

 

  • Develop a research plan, including a draft methodology and questionnaire, conflict and gender sensitivity and risk mitigation strategy. 
  • Support pretesting/piloting of survey methodology, in consultation with identified relevant youth and women-led civil society organisation(s).
  • Research and identify youth and women-led civil society organizations to conduct the survey.
  • Provide capacity building/training for civil society organization(s) on data collection, analysis, and communication.
  • Provide ongoing technical accompaniment and support to data collection, analysis, and communication and use of data to inform policy and programmatic interventions.
  • Provide ongoing support to civil society organizations, relevant network and partners to implement the public perception survey process, and to support effective communication and use of resulting data to tailor policy and programmatic interventions.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as necessary.

 

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:

Deliverable

Description

Timeline

1. 

Maximum 10-15 pages of research plan, including a developed draft methodology and questionnaire, conflict and gender sensitivity and risk mitigation strategy, and consultative/participatory process to pretest/pilot survey

4th October 2021

 

2.

 

Consultation with relevant civil society organisations and project implementing partners.

18th October 2021

3.

Survey conducted through participatory process, based on agreed methodology (as agreed by UNDP project team).

31st October 2021

4. 

Survey analysis conducted and report prepared, including Analysis on the results of the survey, with practical guidance on tailoring UNDP interventions

1st December 2021

 

Institutional Arrangement:

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Project Manager – Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity and in close collaboration with UNDP Programme and Technical Support Team, UNDP Regional Office colleagues and the Peace and Development Advisor. 

 

UNDP Thailand will review the progress and quality of assignment upon outputs prior to the issuance of payment. Review/ approval time required to review/ approve outputs prior to authorizing payments is 7 – 10 days.

 

Duration of the Work:

 20st September – 30th December 2021, with maximum 60 days of work

 

Duty Station:

The consultant will work on a home-based basis, with no travel required. 

 

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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 favouritism.

 

Technical Competencies:

  • Analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to process, analyse and synthesise complex, technical information;
  • Proven ability to support the development of high quality knowledge and training materials, and to train technical teams;
  • Proven experience in the developing country context and working in different cultural settings.

 

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.

 

Professionalism:

  • Capable of working in a high pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

 

Teamwork:

  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Focuses on results for the client;
  • Welcomes constructive feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualification:

I. Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent as minimum in social sciences, political sciences, peace and conflict, international development, international relations, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics or related field.

 

II. Technical Experience:

  • At minimum 5 years (with bachelor’s degree) or 3 years (with master’s degree) in the development and implementation of qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies, tools, and training;
  • At minimum 1 year experience in programme monitoring and evaluation on peace and conflict, human rights-based approaches to development, and/or Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in Thailand;
  • Proven knowledge of data analysis and its reporting; and
  • Experience in coordinating with youth and women-led civil society organizations.

 

III. Language:

  • Fluency in Thai and English is required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

    IV. Competency:

  • Excellent organizational skills with a successful track record of planning and implementing events and trainings;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels within the Country;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; and;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

 

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.

 

The method of payment is an output-based lump-sum scheme. The payments shall be released upon UNDP’s satisfaction of the consultant’s submission of each deliverable by or before the due dates as agreed with the UNDP Thailand team.

 

Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages.

 

Deliverable

Description

Payment

1. 

Maximum 10-15 pages of research plan, including a developed draft methodology and questionnaire, conflict and gender sensitivity and risk mitigation strategy, and consultative/participatory process to pretest/pilot survey

 

10%

2. 

Consultation with relevant civil society organisations and project implementing partners.

20%

3. 

Survey conducted through participatory process, based on agreed methodology (as agreed by UNDP project team).

40%

4.

Survey analysis conducted and report prepared, including Analysis on the results of the survey, with practical guidance on tailoring UNDP interventions

30%

 

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.

 

Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.

 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology

 

Cumulative analysis

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 1: Relevance of Education – Max 10 points

Criteria 2: Relevance of Expertise - Max 30 Points

Criteria 3: Relevance of Experience - Max 30 Points

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.

 

?Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document:

 

1. Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial Proposal (in THB) using the template provided as Annex III;

  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs (in THB), as per template provided. Consultant must quote a financial proposal based on the lump sum amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the ToR, including professional fee and all other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.
  • If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

 

2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references

 

Incomplete proposals may not be considered.  The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.

 

Annexes: 

Annex I - TOR_Data Survey Consultant

Annex II - General_Terms_and_Conditions_for_Contracts_Individual_Consultants

Annex III - Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and financial proposal

All documents can be downloaded at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=82352

 

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