CALL FOR NATIONAL EXPERTS ROSTER IN SUPPORT TO UNDP NIGERIA’S PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTATION
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. Anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind, the UNDP vision for the Strategic Plan, 2018-2021 is to help countries achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shocks. The Strategic Plan describes how UNDP will better adapt to the range of country contexts in which we work, framed through:
All UNDP interventions contribute to a development output, which contribute toward one or more of the three development outcomes of the UNDP Strategic Plan:
UNDP Nigeria Mission Statement
UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Nigeria.
UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Nigerian citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts in support to Ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the Federal and State levels.
UNDP Programmes in Nigeria have benefited from the very active support of donors and Government. UNDP Nigeria is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations System in the country to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Building on the progress made and institutional setup in place for achievement of SDGs in Nigeria with the government on the forefront, including nationalization of SDGs, their alignment with the national priorities and prioritization of targets, it becomes important to recognize the link between sustainable development and other relevant on-going processes in the economic, social and environmental fields in Nigeria.
To this end, UNDP to take a proactive initiative to partner with the government and other key stakeholders in supporting the development of a financial eco-system including through an integrated national financial framework along with supplementary measures such as medium-term revenue strategy and expenditure framework, governance mechanism and a framework for fiscal federalism. It will also prioritize SDG impact investments in partnership with national advisory board and global investors as well as insurance risk finance in collaboration with the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD) and the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). On top of these are high-level policy advocacy, economic analysis and forecasting to assist the UN and the government making effective policy choices.
The Governance, Peace and Security Pillar
The Governance, Peace and Security pillar builds on the comparative advantage of UNDP in public sector reform programs and peacebuilding through a cluster of concurrent programming tracks that provide policy support and technical assistance in:
The Governance for Peace pillar is an integral part of the UNDP Strategic Plan and is its number two signature solution—strengthen effective, inclusive and accountable governance. It also directly contributes to the implementation of Nigeria SDG Goals 1, 5, 8, 11, 16, and 17 and strengthens the means of implementation for almost all foundational SDGs in Nigeria. The pillar is aligned with the Nigeria Peace and Development Framework and National Priority Programmes on justice sector reforms and good governance.
The Inclusive growth pillar
The programme aims at achieving this objective through support to develop SDG aligned national and state development planning along with strengthening capacities for generating and analyzing data. Based on recent assessments, support for resilience building through improving livelihood and employment creation along with social protection measures such cash transfers in targeted communities would be a key component of the programme. UNDP has launched the Jubilee Fellowship Programme. Furthermore, the Accelerator Lab Programme …
Environmental Suitability, resilience, and climate change
UNDP supports the Government of Nigeria and local communities to improve access to reliable, clean, and affordable energy in Nigeria and adopt policy measures to ensure the protection of natural resources and ecosystems across the country. UNDP provides policy support and technical assistance, including transfer of knowledge and best practices, to enable the Nigerian government and local communities utilize clean and renewable technologies to meet the growing energy demand in Nigeria. This pillar also focusses on strengthening the capacity of the Government of Nigeria to integrate Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into development framework and planning, support the development of alternative climate resilient livelihood options for subsistence farmers as well as improve productive irrigation infrastructures so that agricultural productivity is not constrained under changing conditions. UNDP’s support, under this pillar, also includes finding ways that can ensure international support given to Nigeria to access modern technologies and expertise for improving access to energy.
Duties and Responsibilities
II. Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of call for applications:
UNDP Nigeria seeks to create a roster of National Consultants to work as team members through any one of the 3 pillars, which could be used to hire consultants on a need basis.
Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following areas. Experts will need to demonstrate extensive professional experience in at least one (preferably multiple) of the thematic areas listed below:
B. Governance, Peace and Security
C. Inclusive Economic Transformation
D. Energy and Environment
F. Other Profiles
Consultant shall be responsible for their own Laptop, mobile phones, travel arrangements, health, and medical insurance, etc. to carrying out their deliverables under their contract.
Payment(s) for contracts issued shall be made in local currency, following certification by UNDP that the services related to each deliverable, to be specified in the prospective contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
Required Skills and Experience
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS.
Required Qualifications and Experience.
Professional Experience in the area of expertise
Junior (Band 1)
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum 2 years in the respective area
Experts (Band 2)
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum 5 years in the respective area
Senior Experts (Band 3)
Minimum 10 years in the respective area
Excellent oral and written English language skills, and fluency in other fluent local language is required.
PROCEDURE OF SUBMISSION
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The applicant shall submit a price proposal as below:
- Daily Fee – The applicant shall propose a daily fee in USD which should be inclusive of his/her professional fee, local communication cost and medical insurance. The number of working days for each position shall vary depending on the requirements of services. If the proposed daily fee is considered high, UNDP may either engage in negotiation with the candidate to agree on a mutually acceptable rate in line with UNDP’s scale, or UNDP may reject to include the candidate in the Roster.
- If official travel outside the duty station is required, applicable DSA shall be paid to the contractor according to the policy.
- All payments should be made in local currency based on the UN Exchange rate.
EVALUATION METHOD AND CRITERIA
Technical Evaluation (100 marks)
- Educational Background – 20 points
- Relevant Experience - 30 points
- Overall Experience - 20 points
- Experience with UN or multilateral and/or bi-lateral funding agencies - 20 points
- Language proficiency: Fluency in English, and also main local language: – 10
Applications obtaining minimum 70 points shall be considered for inclusion in the Roster subject to review and assessment of reasonableness of proposed daily rate.
Reasonableness shall be assessed based on the UN rate and local market rate; once agreed upon a rate, the candidate shall be included in the roster. If the proposed daily rate is considered unreasonable or if a mutually acceptable rate cannot be agreed upon, UNDP may reject to include the candidate into the roster.
Successful individuals will be selected and placed on the technical expert roster for a period of up to three years. It is to be noted that inclusion in the roster does not guarantee a contract during the period of three years.
Rostered experts will be contacted when specific service requests arise and will be asked to indicate availability and interest against a specific Terms of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs of the assignment.
Upon secondary review, an Individual Contract (IC) or Reimbursable Loan Agreements (RLA) will then be awarded for specific ToRs, incl. detailing the time frame.
Mandatory documents to be submitted with application:
The application must include the following documents as one attachment, i.e. scanned as a single pdf file:
- Cover letter mentioning the application thematic (SDG, Governance …) and Band ( 1, 2 or 3)
- CV or UNDP P11
- Minimum 3 references with updated contact details
For Individuals who will be represented on behalf of an organization/company/institution, a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) will be signed between UNDP and the organization/company/institution. Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and an organization/company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments.
Payments will be made as specified in the actual contract upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering against the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
- Annex 1 - IC Contract Template (for information)
- Annex 2 – IC General Terms and Conditions (for information)
- Annex 3 – RLA Template (if consultant wishes to be recruited through an employer) - (for information)
Incomplete applications will not be considered, it will be disqualified automatically. Please make sure you have provided all requested material. Please group all documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one documen