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National consultant to provide legal analysis for social services implementation

Ukraine

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: Closed

Background

A priority task of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the field of development of administrative services and their digitization is to ensure the provision of public services in electronic form.

Persons affected by the war belong to the vulnerable categories of Ukrainian citizens, for whom the digital solutions are being developed by the Government of Ukraine.

Since February 24, 2022 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MSP) has been implementing tasks related to ensuring uninterrupted access of social sphere institutions through digital tools that ensure appointment, accrual, and payment of social benefits to vulnerable population groups, including internally displaced persons, and updating of information systems, the holder of which is the MSP.

On the initiative of the MSP, the SoE "IOC of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine" developed the platform for providing humanitarian aid to the population, which suffered from the war - " eDopomoga". In the conditions of a significant increase in the burden on the social sphere in connection with the war (multiple increase of the number of IDPs, implementation of new amendments in terms of cash assistance payments, provision of accruals and payments of cash benefits under operating conditions in district-oriented model when part of the territories are occupied) the MSP not only did not stop the development and implementation of the centralized system Unified information system of social sphere (UISSS), but also develops and implements new approaches and optimized business processes regarding provision of social guarantees to citizens of Ukraine.

Due to limited funding of the MSP and significant the growth of the volume of tasks and taking into account the need for further development of digital solutions, the MSP approached UNDP with a request to hire experts for a number of assignments related to development of social spere e-services and information systems. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

2. Objectives of the assignment / Scope of services

UNDP is looking for a qualified professional to provide legal support to the social services automation through the legal analysis of concept of social services automation.

 

3. Measurable outputs of the work assignment/deliverables 

Hence, it is expected that the National consultant to provide legal analysis for social services implementation will deliver the following services:

Deliverable # 

Deliverable essence 

Deadline 

Deliverable #1 

Detailed analysis and description of data collection and updating processes used by the MSP and, provision of recommendations on finalization/development of draft changes to the regulatory framework to ensure optimization of data collection proceses;

 

Expected result: the analytical report (at least, 2 pages) with the analysis and recommendations developed, consulted with MSP representatives and UNDP.

20 working days after signing the contract 

Deliverable #2 

Development of the legal part of concept for the provision of fully automated social services/assistance.

 

Expected result: the legal part for concept for the provision of fully automated social services/assistance (at least, 2 pages), consulted with MSP representatives and UNDP.

20 working days after acceptance of Deliverable 1 

* The consultant should provide his/her proposal regarding the quantity of working days needed for each deliverable, based on the tentative deadlines indicated above, and indicate in the financial proposal amount distribution by deliverable section. 

 

4. Management arrangements  

The National consultant to provide legal analysis for social services implementation will be responsible for achieving the objectives of the assignment. He/ She will be responsible for all personal administrative expenses associated with the assignment.  

 

5. Monitoring requirements / Terms of payment  

The National consultant to provide legal analysis for social services implementation will work under the overall supervision of the DIA Project Manager and will work closely with DIA Support Senior IT Specialist. 

All deliverables shall be approved by UNDP in written form through e-mail after consultations with the MSP. No documents should be published or distributed to third parties without the approval of MDT/MSP and/or UNDP. 

All documents should be submitted to the UNDP in electronic form (*.docx, *.xlsx, *.pptx, and *.pdf or other formats accepted by UNDP). The language of the materials and reports is Ukrainian. The analytical paper should be submitted to UNDP for comments and approval.

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;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Required Skills and Experience

 

7. Required experience and qualifications

  • At least university degree (Bachelor’s) in law, management, public administration, marketing or another sphere
  • At least 2 years of experience in policy making
  • At least 5 years of experience as a lawyer
  • Experience in Government IT projects will be an asset.
  • Experience in Social sphere projects will be an asset.
  • Fluent Ukrainian; working knowledge of English will be an asset;

 

8. Documents to be included when submitting the proposal

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Personal CV, including information about experience in similar projects / assignments, as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references;

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Financial proposal in line with information presented in Section 4. Measurable outputs of the work assignment/deliverables;

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Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (template may be found at https://cutt.ly/Bzs6D4A);

 

9. Financial Proposal

? Lump sum contract

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (please, refer to Section 4 Measurable outputs of the work assignment/deliverables). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of Cost by Components.

 

10. Evaluation Criteria

  • Educational background – 10 pts max
    • 10 pts – Master degree or similar in law, management, public administration.
    • 8 pts – Master degree or similar in other sphere or Bachelor’s degree in law or related field.
    • 7 pts –Bachelor’s degree in another sphere.
  • Experience in policy making – 35 pts max
    • 35 pts – 3+ years of experience;
    • 30 pts – at least 2 years of experience;
  • Experience as a lawher – 10 pts max
    • 10 pts – 7+ years of experience;
    • 9 pts – 5-6 years of experience;
    • 8 pts – at least 5 years of experience;
  • Experience Government IT projects – 5 pts max
    • 5 pts – available experience 5 pts;
    • 0 pts – no experience 0 pts;
  • Experience in Social sphere projects – 5 pts max
    • 5 pts – available experience 5 pts;
    • 0 pts – no experience 0 pts;
  • Language Skills – 5 pts max
    • 5 pts – Native / fluent Ukrainian. Working knowledge of English;
    • 4 pts – Native / fluent Ukrainian.

Maximum available technical score – 70 points

 

EVALUATION METHOD:

? Cumulative analysis

Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) having received the cumulative highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

* Technical Criteria weight: 70%

* Financial Criteria weight: 30%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score (49 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:

30 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].

The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.

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