CROSS CUTTING PRACTICE National Experts Roster Myanmar (home based and various locations)
The post 1 February 2021 power shift in Myanmar has resulted in severe political and socio-economic instability in a climate of heightened uncertainty. The country faces challenges on multiple fronts, including COVID-19, poverty, food insecurity, and micro- and macro-economic impacts. Today, economic activity in Myanmar continues to be affected by substantial weaknesses in both supply and demand. The share of Myanmar’s population living in poverty is expected to have more than doubled compared to pre-Covid and pre-coup levels.
The political instability, economic volatility, and the collapse of basic services, compounded by the uncertainty over continued international aid and the severe disruption in financial and banking services, mean the risks faced by the Myanmar population are acute and urgent. Without rapid and sustained support, the most vulnerable population of Myanmar will face a shortage of the basic products, goods, and services.
While meeting critical and immediate humanitarian needs where they appear is vital, these actions must be underpinned by simultaneous efforts to address rapidly growing multi-dimensional vulnerabilities, enhance resilience to shocks, protect development gains and invest in local capacities of civil society as an important agent of change in sustainable development. Furthermore, urgent efforts are needed to protect basic human rights like education, health, work, housing, and food, to address exclusion, intergenerational poverty that will further exacerbate the crises. In response to the current context and challenges UNDP has launched several initiatives that aims to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities by working directly at the community level.
In this specific context and with the need to be able to respond to any type of conflict and/or disaster, the UNDP Country Office is taking measures to ensure its preparedness to support the Myanmar and its citizens in times of crises. In this regard, the UNDP Myanmar Country Office is launching development of National Experts Roster.
Duties and Responsibilities
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas of practice:
Collaborative learning expertise
Programme and Project management
Research & Survey
ICT and Information Management
Scope of Work
Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following:
Policy and Strategy Development
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions
Research and Documentation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Core values and competencies
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelors (for implementation support) and advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Finance and Banking, International development, Sociology, Communications, Agriculture, Law, Environmental sciences, Natural resource economics, or related fields.
Band 1, Implementation Support: Masters Degree in relevant field with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelors Degree in relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
Band 2, Specialist Support: Master’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 10 years of relevant work experience.
Excellent oral and written native language skills and good command of English is required.
Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only uploading of one application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
Applications should include:
A brief cover letter, clearly identifying the “Areas of Expertise” as mentioned in the section above.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including economy tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be reimbursed as per actual expenses in line with UNDP rules.
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP Myanmar Experts Roster for a period of 3 years. Inclusion in the expert roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
Evaluation of Applications
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above.
The inclusion into the Vetted Roster of Experts will be offered to those individual consultants whose offers have been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Meeting requirements across the functional bands in each selected area of expertise.
Applicants may be requested to participate in a brief interview.
When a request for services arises, the roster manager shall Contact the individuals in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as possible other costs.
The individual selected for the deployment will be contracted as per the UNDP IC modality. The Contract template and conditions are available at http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement.html
Payment(s) shall be made following certification by UNDP that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
This call for experts is not linked to other UNDP rosters or to a specific UNDP recruitment opportunity.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to [email protected]
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.