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Individual Consultant – Technical Expert_Insurance_Pension Initiatives

Bangalore (India)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bangalore (India)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2022-01-21

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Background

UNDP strives to have a workforce, which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities approach. UNDP does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are on merit.

The DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission) is the flagship program of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India relaunched in 2016 for promoting poverty reduction by building strong institutions of the poor, particularly women. The programme creates and enables community owned institutions of women to empower and make them economically self-reliant by improving their agency to access a range of livelihood and financial services and maximize their resources for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. 

The state governments are mandated to set up dedicated Mission Management Units at the state, district and village/community level for the effective implementation of the NRLM scheme.  The mission provides regular hand-holding support to SHG/federations for a period of 5-7 years.  At the end of a fully implementation cycle the SHGs/federations are well prepared to become resource institutions at the community level for providing evidence and support to other social initiatives. 

Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS)

The State Government is implementing DAY-NRLM scheme in phases through Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society in the name of “Sanjeevini”. The mission statement of KSRLPS is: “To reduce rural poverty by providing gainful wage and self-employment opportunities through community institutions resulting in sustainable improvement in their livelihoods”.

Sanjeevini is a community driven and process-oriented programme. The processes include different activities such as awareness building, social mobilization, development of Community Resource persons (CRPs). Formation of CBOs, strengthening SHGs/ CBOs/federations/Livelihood Collectives, establishment of linkages and promotion of livelihoods. The conventional methods of monitoring focuses on physical, financial and logistic aspects of projects, but do not capture the processes of community perception, satisfaction with project services, inclusion and institutional dynamics. As the community processes do not conform to pre-set rules, deadlines, targets or blueprint approaches, a responsive and adaptive implementation is necessary.

It is in this context that the State government of Karnataka has partnered with UNDP to implement The National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) in Karnataka. NRETP proposes to implement higher order economic activities which are cross cutting in nature, for instance, the project design envisages that there will be an organic link between the model Cluster Level Federation (CLFs) and financial inclusion strategies, insurance and pension schemes, producer groups and organizations, product marketing and enterprise development. The financial inclusion strategy will also have a key role in financing of farm and non-farm enterprises. UNDP will be uniquely positioned to quickly transfer the technical know-how gained at the national and state level working across the country.  The state SMMU will be fully synchronized with the National level team working at the center, important for better alignment of state priorities with those of the national programme while formulating the State specific poverty reduction action plans.

Under the scheme, UNDP is looking for a Individual Consultant – Technical Expert_Insurance_Pension Initiatives to undertake the activities as provided below. The incumbent will be based at KSRLPS and will perform duties under the direct supervision of KSRLP, Government of Karnataka.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of MD KSRLPS or any other Official designated by MD the incumbent will focus on achievement of the following results:

  • Support in mainstreaming of insurance and pension initiatives
  • Develop pool of community cadre/master trainers-training, deployment and management
  • Customized modules and protocols shared by NMMU and if required develop state specific modules and materials
  • Mentor/monitor/guide staff at state, district and block team to ensure effective rollout of the activities
  • Represent at different forums and liaison with different line departments and NMMU related to the mission activities and reports
  • Facilitate planning, managing and budgeting at various levels
  • Provide support in programme, systems, data and fund management activities in the state
  • Any other task assigned by reporting officer.

Deliverables & Payment Schedules:

Payment %

Deliverable target dates

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
    • Understanding and analyzing of district level projects implemented by Sanjeevini.
    • Detailed reporting of the analysis of the assigned districts.
    • Detailed monthly plan to achieve major KPIs  to be prepared and approval taken from the supervisor at Sanjeevini - KSRPLS.
    • Submit at least 1 report in the month.

 

 

8%

 

 

Month 1

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
    • Preparing the implementation action plan as per the project / Annual Action Plan. 
    • Get approval from the supervisor at Sanjeevini.
    • Support in mainstreaming of insurance and pension initiatives
    • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
    • Submit 1 report on the annual action plan.

8%

Month 2

 
 
 
 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Customize modules and protocols shared by NMMU and if required develop state specific modules and materials
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on customized modules and action plan to disseminate modules.

8%

Month 3

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
    • Develop pool of community cadre/master trainers-training, deployment and management
    • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on the plan for creation and capacity building, deployment of community cadre/master trainers,  protocols and policies.

8%

Month 4

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Mentor/monitor/guide staff at state, district and block team to ensure effective rollout of the activities and information related to Insurance and pensions.
  • Capacity Building of state, district, block and field teams, Community Cadres and Community Institutions.
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on awareness and capacity building conducted and way forward.

8%

Month 5

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Collection of data for the past 6 months about the progress of the project.
  • Submit report on KPI achievement in six months and schedule review.
  • Submitting the data to the MIS team for monitoring & evaluation and communication material and report capturing past 6 months work.  

8%

Month 6

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Facilitate planning, managing and budgeting at various levels.
  • With support of Technical Expert - CB, develop pool of community master trainers/ Resource Persons at state, District and block level and CLF level and regularly coordinating and monitoring their performance.
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit at least 1 report on the monitoring mechanism

 

8%

 

Month 7

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Represent at different forums and liaison with different line departments and NMMU related to the mission activities and reports.
  • Prepare and share templates and communication material for partner engagement. Plan, design and conduct capacity building activities for members of SHG federations, CBO staff and community cadre
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on the advisories and guidelines developed.

 

8%

 

Month 8

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Provide support in programme, systems, data and fund management activities in the state
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on with recommendations to improve current systems.

 

8%

 

Month 9

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Regularly Mentoring/monitoring/guiding concerned staff at state, district and block teams to ensure effective insurance and pension intiatives.
  • Provide support in development and operationalization of Governance, financial and HR management systems.
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on the documentation and preparation of case studies in the month.

 

8%

 

Month 10

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Identify and document of best practices, case studies and success stories etc.
  • Preparation, analysis and submission of MIS and reports to state and NMMU.
  • Update progress on major KPI achievement.
  • Submit 1 report on documentation and preparation of case studies in the month.

 

10%

 

Month 11

 
  • Submission of report highlighting,
  • Collection of data for the past 1 year about the progress of the project.
  • Submit report on KPI achievement in six months and schedule review.
  • Submitting the data to MIS team for monitoring and evaluation.

 

10%

 

Month 12

 

Competencies

  • Experience in Social Mobilization, Community Development Institution Building and Capacity building of community members, Leaders, community cadres and Professionals.
  • Proven track record in working government/non-government organization. Well versed with working in MS Office  
  • High level of proficiency in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word Excel, etc.) 
  • Time management and organizational skills required.

Required Skills and Experience

Post Graduate degree or diploma (equivalent) preferably in Rural Development/Rural Management, Master in Social work and relevant field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 05 years of relevant experience in related sector with experience of design, planning and working in large scale projects of government/non-government organisation at state/national level.

Languages Required: Fluency in English and Kannada– spoken, read and write for all official communication is essential.

Duration of The Work:

The contract will be awarded for one year initially. Working days will be as per the State Government/KSRLPS policy.

Languages Required:

Fluency in English and Kannada spoken, read and write for all official communication is essential.

Official Travel:

In case of official journey within/outside the state, candidates will be entitled to reimbursement from KSRLPS. All official travel must be authorized and certified in advance by KSRLPS. 

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

Consolidated annual consultancy fees (Remuneration) of INR 8,40,000/- payable as per the deliverables and payments schedule mention above, upon submission of working progress report certified by the reporting officer.

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT:

  • Contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the KSRLPS<Government of Karnataka.
  • The consultant should report MD-KSRLPS, Government of Karnataka.
  • All the logistic support related official travel will be borne by the KSRLPS<Government of Karnataka.
  • Consultant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month (non encashable) Consultant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month (non encashable). The accumulated leaves will be forfeited on the termination/further extension of the contract period. 

Documentation Required:

Personal CV indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least 3 professional references.

Evaluation Method and criteria:

Preliminary shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification 30 marks.
  • Relevant Experience 40 marks.
  • Interview for 30 marks

Those who obtain a minimum 70% of total 70 marks (Educational Qualification & Relevant Experience) will be eligible to appear for the interview. 

Interview for the shortlisted candidates would be either conducted face to face in Bangalore or by telephone/over skype.

The contract shall be awarded on the merit basis.

Note: Please ensure that all the documents to be uploaded should be combined in a single PDF file before uploading as the system has provision of uploading only one document.

General Conditions for Individual Contract-http://www.in.undp.org/content/dam/india/docs/procurement/UNDP%20General%20Conditions%20for%20Individual%20Contracts.pdf 

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