National Advisor on Local Recovery and Sustainable Development
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Ukraine
- Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
- Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
- Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
- Closing Date: Closed
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Today Ukraine is facing the most serious challenges since becoming an independent state in 1991. The war has already resulted in significant loss of life, unprecedented displacement, internally and towards neighbouring countries, and devastating destruction of infrastructure. The UN Ukraine Flash Appeal shows that at least 15.7 million people need emergency assistance and protection. Early projections indicate that if the war should continue in the medium to long term, up to 90% of the Ukrainian population could face poverty and extreme economic vulnerability, and the country’s socioeconomic progress could be set back by almost 20 years. In the short term, 62% of the population is at high risk of falling into poverty.
The complex humanitarian, development and peace challenges underscore the importance of programming that responds to the multiple dimensions of the crisis. Preventing deep-set reversals in development progress is why UNDP has launched a comprehensive programme to support the Government of Ukraine and UN-led humanitarian and crisis response. The UNDP Ukraine Resilience Building and Recovery Framework (RBRF) is grounded in working in partnership with sister UN entities and beyond. The Regional Development Programme (RDP) directly contributes to the achievement of RBRF’s key outcomes, while organizationally it is an integral part of a larger Inclusive Development Recovery and Peacebuilding Portfolio (IDRPB).
Targeting primarily the sub-national (oblast) and local (territorial community, city, or settlement) levels, the RDP outlines the responses to the multi-dimensional challenges faced by the Ukrainian communities, through their decentralized authorities, to manage effectively and efficiently early and post-recovery planning and implementation, while fostering sustained momentum around SDGs implementation and ensuring that the needs and experiences of women and men from all groups of society, especially the most vulnerable, are accounted for in this process. The Programme supports the local authorities to develop viable early recovery plans and implement them, and increasingly adopt sustainable (inclusive, gender-responsive, and green) governance practices that link SDGs implementation to crisis management and recovery.
In this context, UNDP is recruiting a National Advisor on Local Recovery and Sustainable Development, who will provide strategic advisory support to the implementation of the current projects under the Regional Development Programme (hereinafter - the IDRPB-Regional Development projects), as well as development new project ideas and concepts with specific focus on recovery, sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement at all levels.
UNDP is looking to contract of a National Advisor on Local Recovery and Sustainable Development (hereinafter referred to as “Consultant”) to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate the activities focused on (i) SDGs localization, (ii) enhancing local sustainable development and (iii) supporting ‘recovery’ & ‘from recovery to development’ local initiatives. It will be designed and implemented by challenge-driven partnerships, through the adoption of inclusive, gender-responsive, and sustainable development practices in 5 regions of Ukraine.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant is expected to perform according to the suggested scope of framework, however, the Consultant may suggest his/her own methodology.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Development Programme Manager, the Consultant will be responsible for accomplishing the following tasks:
- Contribute to strengthening the capacities of municipalities to form partnerships with the private sector and to design inclusive and gender-sensitive initiatives in the prioritized areas with focus on sustainable local development and SDGs;
- Contribute to promoting sustainable development by strengthening the response capacities of the public and private sector including national and regional authorities with focus on facilitating crisis response measures, sustainable recovery and Crises-Recovery-Sustainability nexus in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Analyse the major programmes, strategies, plans, recovery and development action plans of the local authorities in respective regions and propose a list of topics to support development of local initiatives and portfolios for crisis response and sustainable recovery;
- Provide technical and advisory support to the local authorities in respective regions to develop local programmes, plans and initiatives and portfolios for crisis response and sustainable recovery;
- Contribute to improving local government capacities through the adoption of inclusive, gender-responsive, and green development practices, including in project cycle management and building multi-sectoral challenge-driven partnerships; Plan and deliver the crisis response and recovery capacity building programme for professionals from the local authorities in each targeted oblast;
- Develop supporting materials for the design of local recovery and sustainable development initiatives, including learning materials, handouts and recommended readings;
- Provide support in designing, implementation and evaluation of selected local recovery initiatives/local project which will support challenge-driven partnerships effectively addressing the multi-dimensional challenges faced by each targeted territorial community;
- Provide support to the competitive selection process/implementation/reporting of local initiatives focused on recovery-development nexus;
- Enhance partnership with Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) and other partners regarding Local Recovery and Sustainable Development to deliver high quality results through Third Part Monitoring/Evaluation;
- Support communities’ mobilization and awareness raising for better visibility and sustainability of achieved results based on results of Third Part Monitoring/Evaluation;
- Provide support for SDGs localization on behalf of UNDP to the local authorities. In this regard perform as the specialized arm of UNDP assistance in the SDGs subject areas, localizing SDGs, SDGs monitoring and developing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR);
- Provide technical and advisory support to the selected local authorities for developing SDGs VLRs, developing SDGs localization reports, improving SDGs monitoring on local level;
- Develop SDGs localization methodology and recommendation for SDG monitoring on local level to be shared with all interested municipalities;
- Provide advisory support in the framework of ‘SDG localization platform’ for networking and partnership building with the national and local authorities, non-government, private sector and international development organizations;
- Provide technical and advisory support to increase capacity of SDGs stakeholders, in close cooperation with UNDP, in overall operational management and delivery results;
- Maintain close liaison with national and local partners, ensuring optimum participation and promoting ownership in the implementation of SDGs based activity on local level;
- Closely coordinate work focused on quality assurance of project activity jointly with other members of the Project implementation team, consult and provide regular updates to Supervisor;
- Manage evaluation of the implemented local crisis response and recovery initiatives/grants and provide recommendations in order to ensure their sustainability; Ensure quality assurance through Third Part Monitoring and Evaluation as per UNDP Evaluation policy and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) ‘Standards for Evaluation in the UN System’;
- Provide advisory support to increase capacity of partners for Local Recovery and Sustainable Development with focus on quality assurance of monitoring/evaluation of implemented in the framework of supported by Regional Development Programme (RDP) initiatives/programmes/projects;
- Formulate the recommendations on further improvement of the programme for future replication.
- Prepare and submit reports on the accomplished tasks in a timely manner.
- The incumbent will promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to any kind of discriminatory and abusive behavior, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and apply the UN System Code of Conduct.
- Consultant is responsible for ensuring his/her proper security. It is recommended to consult with UNDP on security in the region, especially before the field phase of the assignment.
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Competencies of the consultant:
Ethics & Values:
- Demonstrating and promoting the highest standard of integrity, impartiality, fairness and incorruptibility in all matters affecting his/her work and status.
- Ability to lead formulation, design, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
- Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, RBM and reporting.
- Developing and empowering people; coaching and mentoring:
- Self-development, initiative-taking;
Working in Teams:
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Communicating Information and Ideas:
- Facilitating and encouraging open and effective communication within the team;
- Delivering verbal/written information in a timely, clear, organized and easy-to-understand manner;
- Informed and transparent decision making;
- Accepting responsibility and accountability for the quality of the outcome of his/her decisions.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Treats all people fairly.
Required Skills and Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Advanced University degree (at least Specialist/Master’s degree; preferably a PhD) in Economics, Social Science or other related fields.
- At least 5 (five) years of proven experience in SDGs-related monitoring, elaboration of local sustainable development programmes/strategies/initiatives, relevant monitoring and evaluation plans;
- Samples of at least 2 (two) published Analytical Reports, Assessments or similar documents related to Local Recovery and/or Sustainable Development (including Agenda 2030 and/or SDGs) in Ukrainian or English language prepared by the candidate (to be provided);
- At least 10 (ten) years of experience working in / or with UN agencies, government structures, civil society organizations or international organizations will be an asset;
- Fluency in Ukrainian and working knowledge of English is mandatory. Fluent English is an advantage.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
Personal CV including information on experience in similar projects / assignments and contact details for referees with.
CV should include at least 2 (two) samples of published Analytical Reports, Assessments or similar documents related to Local Recovery and/or Sustainable Development (including Agenda 2030 and/or SDGs) in Ukrainian or English language prepared by the candidate.
Financial Proposal, indicating approximate working days, needed for an assignment.
Form, listing existing and future engagements (if applicable).
Form, specifying employment of relatives by UNDP, other UN organizations or any other public international organization (if applicable).
The selected contractor may be required to provide either proof of insurance coverage as stated in the Statement of Health herewith attached OR confirmation, that contractor has signed Declaration with a family doctor prior to the contract signature upon request of UNDP.
At least 2 (two) recommendation letters from previous employers and/or customers confirming the relevant work experience.
Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). 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 this lump sum amount.
The Consultant will be responsible for all personal administrative expenses associated with undertaking this assignment, including office accommodations, printing, stationary, telephone and electronic communications, and report copying.
Logistics arrangements for the events, where participation of the Consultant is requested by UNDP as per this TOR, to be covered by UNDP and shall not be included in the financial proposal.
In case any other travels related to this assignment will be required, the Project will arrange logistics and cover the costs. No travel costs should be included in the financial proposal.
In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel in higher class, he/she should do so using their own resources.
- Advanced University degree (at least Specialist/Master’s degree; preferably a PhD) in Economics, Social Science or other related fields – 14 points max.
(Specialist’s/Master’s degree – 10 points; PhD and higher degree – 14 points).
- Working experience in SDGs monitoring, elaboration of local sustainable development programmes/strategies/initiatives, relevant monitoring and evaluation plans – 20 points max.
(5 years – 16 points; 6 years and more – 20 points).
- Samples of at least two published Analytical Reports, Assessments or similar documents related to Local Recovery and/or Sustainable Development (including Agenda 2030 and/or SDGs) in Ukrainian or English language prepared by the candidate– 17 points max.
(2 samples – 13 points; 3 samples and more – 17 points).
- Proven working experience in / or with UN agencies, government structures, civil society organizations or international organizations (asset) – 5 points max.
(10 years – 3 points; 11 years and more – 5 points).
- Language knowledge – 14 points max.
(Fluency in Ukrainian and working knowledge of English – 10 points; Fluency in Ukrainian and English – 14 points).
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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