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International Consultant As Information Centre Expert (Long Term Assignment) 2011

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline :25-Mar-11
Additional CategoryDemocratic Governance
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :60 days during 2011
Expected Duration of Assignment :Total 120 consulting days until December 2012 (LTA duration)


In June 2010, the AusAID and UNDP signed a cost sharing agreement to support establishment of Electoral Education and Information Centre (EEIC) in premises of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) in Kathmandu. The Centre will have three-fold purposes- I) an educational facility, II) a training facility and III) a knowledge centre, for voter education, information dissemination and research and development.
The National Electoral Education Centre of Australian Election Commission (AEC) facility in Canberra, Australia presents an excellent model for the EEIC to follow and can be a potential source of advice, resources and programme supports.
Since the concept of EEIC is new in Nepal, ECN needs technical support during its establishment and initial phase of operations. A Concept Paper on EEIC was prepared in 2009 and a Program Plan for 2011 was submitted by an International Consultant in December 2010. Based on those documents along with the project document, the International Consultant will advise and assist the ECN in establishment and operationalization of the planned EEIC.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of UNDP/ESP Project Manager, the  Information Centre Expert will work in close collaboration with the Under-Secretary in-charge of EEIC Section of the ECN.
  • Develop a business plan for the EEIC focusing at the programmatic areas stated in the EEIC concept paper (2009), Project proposal for the establishment of EEIC (2010) and EEIC program plan report (2010) that includes – a) implementation modality of the programmatic areas; b) materials for promotional presentation; and c) proposals for the donors for the funding.
  • Develop a strategy for broader participation of the main stakeholders or target groups of EEIC as laid out in the EEIC concept paper (2009).
  • Advice the ECN in preparation of scripts for the key content areas of EEIC which is compatible to the Nepalese context.
  • Determine training needs for the proposed staff assigned to EEIC.
  • Advice and assist the ECN providing technical specifications for required equipments/ software for the EEIC which needs to be procured for the planned EEIC and also ensure installation of the equipments as per the specifications. 
  • Assist ECN in opening of the planned EEIC and ensure its smooth operation.
  • Plan for expanding EEIC at regional level in Nepal- as stated in Concept Paper.
The consultant will deliver the following outputs at the completion of his multiple visits in the country:
  • Business Plan for EEIC with implementation modalities, promotional presentation materials and proposals for funding.
  • Strategic modality on how to have broader participation of stakeholders or target group of EEIC, as stated in concept paper.
  • A comprehensive report on training needs for the planned EEIC staff with long-term capacity development strategy.


  • Good work experience in the field of Electoral processes
  • Demonstrated ability to establish the electoral education information centre
  • Demonstrated ability to advise National Election Commissions in an effective and cooperative manner
  • English language fluency written and spoken, essential

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Management, Social Sciences, Communications or another relevant field.
  • At least 7-10 years of work experience in establishing or managing  the electoral education information centre
  • Prior experience in elections planning and management; civic/voter education, adult education; public outreach; business management - preferable
  • Institutional capacity building experience, training, project design and implementation.
Applications of Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Cumulative analysis
The award of a contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the 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 of 49/70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Criteria                                                  Weight                      Max. Point
Technical                                                                                 70
• Criteria A: Experience                       60%                          42
• Criteria B: Competence                   20%                          14
• Criteria C: Qualifications                 20%                          14
Financial                                               30%                          30
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.

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