International Consultant for UNDP’s Engagement on Youth & Peacebuilding
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-15|
|Additional Category||Democratic Governance|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||66 workind days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||66 workind days|
|UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 recognizes the involvement of young men and women in participatory decision-making and development processes as vital to achieving sustainable human development. Identifying development challenges and issues facing youth today, the strategy offers recommendations for strategic entry points and engagement of a broad range of partners in addressing youth empowerment.
UNDP is implementing its UNDP Youth Strategy (2014-2017) – youth in governance, youth economic empowerment and youth in resilience-th a particular focus in 2015 on youth and peacebuilding.
The work of the consultant will be critical to substantively support the preparation of a global mapping on youth and peacebuilding and the development of high-quality guidance in that area, and the preparatory work for the co-convening of and follow-up to the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security in Amman, Jordan, on 21-22 August 2015. This work will also feed in the annual review of UNDP’s work on youth.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the Policy Specialist for Peacebuilding and the Youth Policy Specialist of the BPPS Governance and Peacebuilding cluster, the consultant will support the development of a practice note on Youth & Peacebuilding, conduct research and develop a global mapping on UNDP’s engagement in this field and support the preparation of the global meeting on Youth & Peacebuilding in Amman in August 2015 and possible follow-up.
Expected Outputs, Deliverables and Deadlines (specific dates may vary in accordance with internal processes, TBD):
Required Skills and Experience
Contracts will be based on daily fee in US dollars:
Payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked, and certification of payments by the Chief of Profession (Supervisor).
Existing literature and further information to get a better understanding of the work can be found on the UNDP website:http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/democratic-governance-and-peacebuilding/youth-empowerment/
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicant’s qualifications and financial proposal as follows:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation: 70% of total evaluation (maximum 70 points):
Note: only the highest ranked candidates who have obtained a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the technical evaluation will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Please submit an all-inclusive lump sum daily fee. Please indicate travelling costs to duty station (if applicable) separately.
Financial proposals must be all inclusive and must be expressed on the basis of a daily fee. The term “all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the daily fee.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
UNDP will provide access to internet and a printer during the assignment (the cost of these facilities should not be included in the financial proposals). The cost of any official missions should not be factored in the financial proposal of the applicants either.
UNDP reserves the right to have an interview.
The Consultant will not be expected to travel in the context of this assignment.
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
More details here.