31 May

Consultant For The Next Generation Governance Jobs Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme Undp

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Consultant For The Next Generation Governance
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United Nations Development Programme Undp
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31 May, 2018 24 days ago

United Nations Development Programme Undp urgently required following position for Consultant For The Next Generation Governance. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Consultant For The Next Generation Governance Jobs Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme Undp Jobs Details:

Substantial progress has been made in many countries in Europe and the CIS and towards political stability, consolidation of democracy, rule of law, and improvement of human rights records. However, the development in several countries continues to be affected the legacy of past regimes and recent conflicts with persisting inter-ethnic tensions within and across borders, and only slowly improving sub-regional cooperation. Despite the progress, many issues need to be addressed: after a period of relative stability, indicators of democratic governance in the region have recently shown declines in many countries. The entire region still faces the consequences of past totalitarian regimes and of recent and current armed conflicts. In many parts, trust in governance institutions is low, democracy remains fragile, and restrictions on political and civil rights continue to hamper progress.

The Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). In the region, UNDP works with national and international partners to strengthen the social contract between the state and society in a manner that protects human rights, promotes equality, and enhances social cohesion. This includes advocating for openness, transparency and accountability of public institutions, anti-corruption and strengthening civil society engagement; supporting legal reforms and developing parliamentary processes; strengthening the rule of law including community security and promoting rights and access to justice of marginalized communities; enhancing public services and institutional responsiveness including public sector performance measures, voice and participation, particularly of excluded groups including youth; supporting effective local governance frameworks, decentralization and implementation mechanisms; supporting conflict prevention through national dialogue, local peace committees, and confidence-building activities while building institutional capacity to address risks and crises; and placing gender equality and women at the center of decision-making and peace efforts.

The Hub also connects the region to a global network of development experts, to build knowledge and capacity, and to forge partnerships to meet the development challenges of a large and diverse region. The Hub implements the Regional Programme (2018-2021) that has been formulated based on the most crucial regional challenges in the region with a particular focus on a strengthened approach to specific sub-regional challenges.

To this end, UNDP IRH is seeking a consultant who will work with the Governance and Peace-building Team, and the Knowledge and Innovation Team to support the conceptualization and experimentation of Next Generation Governance, and support the delivery of the Istanbul Innovation Days.

Location: Home-based, with 5 days mission to Istanbul




Duties and Responsibilities


The consultant tasked with executing this support, under the direct supervision of the Governance and Peace-building, and Knowledge and Innovation team leaders, will be responsible for the following tasks and deliverables:

  • Conduct research on key trends and a reflection on opportunities and threats in relation to Next Generation Governance;
  • Support identification and rolling out of experiments at country level demonstrating how next generation governance is applied;
  • Support the development of the programme for the Istanbul Innovation Days, including big picture strategic presentation outlining key opportunities and threats globally that impact middle-income countries, with a special view on Europe and Central Asia region;
  • Development of strategic and actionable insights/roadmaps on preparing for the future of governments, peace/security, human rights and civic engagement, as well as engage with funders around support for the agenda.

Deliverables and timeframe:
Deliverable 1 (30%):

  • Conduct desk research and series of virtual interviews and discussions with the main stakeholders to better understand the context, threats and opportunities, as well as build on the conclusions from the Future of Governance retreat (approximately 3 days, mid-July 2018);
  • Support in the establishment of a high level advisory board for the Next Generation Governance, including drafting of TOR for the board, identifying members and support outreach to potential members, and identification of potential funders for the agenda (approximately 10 days, by mid-August 2018);
  • Provide support in identifying 2-3 experiments at the country level which reflect the streams of work stemming from the Future of Governance retreat (approximately 5 days, by end of August 2018);

Deliverable 2 (30%):

  • Support the conceptualization of Istanbul Innovation Days: including development of database with high level speakers and conceptualizing, designing and drafting the framing for the different themes of the Innovation Days (approximately 10 days, by end of September 2018);
  • Consolidate the Advisory Board for Next Generation Governance, including having virtual board meetings for the separate streams identified during the Future of Governance retreat (approximately 3 days, by mid-October 2018);
  • Provide ongoing expert design support, including connecting to relevant networks, to the Next Generation Governance experiments at the country level (approximately 5 days, by mid-October 2018);

Deliverable 3 (30%):

  • Support the design of the sessions of Istanbul Innovation Days with development of canvasses for sessions, and deliver a 40-minute presentation at the event (approximately 10 days, by end of November 2018);
  • Summarize the findings from the Istanbul Innovation Days and the Next Generation Governance in a report, with key next steps for UNDP, and support engagement with funders around supporting different streams of work (approximately 9 days, by mid-December 2018).

Deliverable 4 (10%):

  • Design a draft of the blue-print for the different streams of work on rights, institutions, conflict, and participation, with identified potential funders (approximately 5 days, by January 31, 2019).



Competencies


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling 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 favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in team and multi-cultural environments;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.



Required Skills and Experience


Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, architecture, social sciences or related fields. Master’s degree in the same areas is an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 8 years of work in social innovation and change management field;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working with the development sector focusing on innovation in strategic vision and organizational structures;
  • At least 2 years of experience in advising senior level managers in the governments, private sector, or development on managing change and disruption across a range of geographical contexts including South Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Central Asia, Asia Pacific.

Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.

The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical criteria, (P11 desk review, whereby only candidates passing 70% of desk review score will be invited to interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:

  • Criteria A (desk review - At least 8 years of work in social innovation and change management field) – max points: 10;
  • Criteria B (desk review - Language skills) – max points: 2;
  • Criteria C (desk review – Education in design, architecture, social sciences or related fields) - max 3 points
  • Criteria D (interview - At least 2 years of experience in working with the development sector focusing on innovation in strategic vision and organizational structures) – max points: 10;
  • Criteria E (interview - At least 2 years of experience in advising senior level managers in the governments, private sector, or development on managing change and disruption across a range of geographical contexts including South Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Central Asia, Asia Pacific) – max points: 10;

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points.

Application procedures
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application;
  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees (blank form can be downloaded from http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/dam/rbec/docs/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc); please upload the P11 instead of your CV;
  • Financial Proposal* in USD - specifying a) total all-inclusive lump sum amount for tasks specified in this announcement, b) costs of related missions including i) travel costs and ii) per diem for 5 days in Istanbul, Turkey;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials
  • Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). Travel costs for foreseen missions should be included in the proposal

Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.

Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.


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.


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