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Jobs 2011: Aid Effectiveness Specialist

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :24-Mar-11
Additional CategoryMillennium Development Goals
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 :6 months


UNDP has recently designed its new Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) for 2011-2015 which is centered on the acceleration of the MDGs by 2015.  One of the identified bottlenecks towards reaching the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals has been the weak alignment of development assistance to sector policies and budgets for development results and acceleration of lagging CMDGs. The NSDP Update requests USD 6.3 billion in public sector investments over the 2009-2013 period, of which USD 5.27 billion is expected to largely come from Official Development Assistance (ODA). This highlights the important role that external resources will continue to play over the coming years in supporting the attainment of the NSDP/CMDG. The need to effectively enhance the management of these resources for results is becoming necessary.

In addition, to reach the CMDGs in Cambodia by 2015, innovative partnerships are required that emphasize the leadership role of government in aligning domestic resources, reinforce the catalytic potential of ODA, recognize the growing strength of regional powers, civil society and private sector.

The country program MDG acceleration approach will serve as a platform to coordinate and catalyze dynamic partnerships with central and local governments, donors, civil society, private sector and South/South players. The common focus on specific MDG acceleration paths will enable to jointly sharpen priorities, better target interventions, better define respective comparative strengths as well as optimize the use of financial resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment

In support of this, UNDP in its next CPAP work to ensure a robust application of the twenty Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMIs) with special attention to sectors that are critical for CMDG acceleration and human development. It will support the enhancement of aligning domestic and external resources with national priorities and promote the use of country systems, Programme Based Approaches and Technical Working Groups to move forward the MDG in Cambodia. UNDP will engage with regional partners to match demand/supply of South-South cooperation. In support of this agenda the UNDP Country office would like to hire an aid effectiveness specialist.

Scope of Work

Under the guidance of the UNDP Country Director and direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director (Programmes) and in close collaboration with the UN Coordination Specialist, the Aid Effectiveness Specialist will provide policy advice and support to UNDP in the area of aid effectiveness:

The Aid effectiveness Specialist overall responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide strategic inputs to UNDP Senior Management in playing a lead role in promoting aid effectiveness in the sectors with a UNDP presence,
  • Contribute to partnerships building with the Royal Government of Cambodia and development partners, including with civil society organizations and
  • Provide capacity development support to the UNDP CO programme staff on aid effectiveness principles and tools.
  • Provide strategic support to the Partnerships for Development Results (PDR) programme and
  • Provide a quality assurance function of UNDP to ensure that programme management milestones are completed.
Advisory support: 
  • Advisory role to the UNRC office on aid effectiveness, when requested.
  • Coordinate UNDP inputs in TWGs, GDCC and CDCF, when requested.
  • Technical advisory support to the Partnership and Harmonization Technical Working Group in the revision and adaptation of the RGC aid management policy.
  • Any other tasks as required by the CD/CD in support of UNDP partnership and aid effectiveness agenda
Final Products or Deliverables/Outputs
  • UNDP Partnership and resource mobilization strategy revised document produced.
  • South/south partnership strategy (around each CMDG) document delivered.
  • National workshop on country systems facilitated and key findings documented.
  • Country office Learning Session on South-South cooperation presentation developed and shared.
  • Report produced to identify linkages between 2011-2012 Joint Monitoring Indicators and the MDG acceleration strategy and provide way forward.
  • A workshop to engage dialogue with CDC and the private sector is facilitated and minutes are produced.
  • Document produced capturing follow up actions on the recommendations from the Cambodia Climate Change and Aid Effectiveness study conducted in 2010.
Monitoring and Progress Controls

The consultant will report to the DCD-P on a bi- weekly basis and upon requirements of UNDP senior management.

Payment Milestones

Payment will be issued on a monthly basis, upon submission of monthly progress report toward achievement of the above expected outputs. Prioritization of the outputs delivery and associated timeline will be further discussed with UNDP senior management.


  • Commitment to and skills of knowledge management and capacity development
  • Sound liaison, negotiation and representational skills in local and national levels

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a development-related field, i.e Economics, Development economics, or Business administration
  • At least 2 years experience in the area of aid effectiveness
  • Experience in Cambodia in aid effectiveness is an advantage
  • Demonstrated experiences in dealing with policy related issues
  • Proven ability to work in a complex environment with a number of stakeholders within a specific political context
  • Ability to interact and relate with people at any level
  • Demonstrated capacity and substantial experience in formulating policy and strategy development
Language Requirements:
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
Application Submission Process: Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Proposal
(i) Explaining why Interested individual consultant are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how Interested individual consultant will approach and conduct the work

2. Price proposal (All inclusive monthly fee)

Interested individual consultants are kindly requested to submit all inclusive monthly consultancy fee quote.

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
Interested individual consultants must submit their applications online through UNDP Online Recruitment System. Correspondence (either in hard or soft format) will not be considered until the advance stage of the selection process. Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application. The P11 Form can be obtained at http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
4. How to Submit Application

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11).
  • Merge your P11, Personal CV, Proposals and other relevant documents into a single file.
  • Click on the Job Title.
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and click “Submit Application”.
  • Upload your application.
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.
Application Evaluation Process:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative Analysis methodology [weighted scoring method], where the award of the contract will 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%]
The following criteria and allocated points will be used in Technical Evaluation.
  • Demonstrated partnership and resources mobilization strategy skills and past experiences, and proven results obtained (25 points)
  • Proven ability and experience to provide strategic analysis and inputs related to aid effectiveness (25 points)
  • Knowledge and understanding of national aid effectiveness policies and institutional mechanisms, as well as South South cooperation mechanism (25 points)
  • Quality approach and methodology is submitted to highlight how the expected outputs are going to be delivered (25 points)
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% of the obtainable points of 100 points in technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100. The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
UNDP is applying fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.
UNDP retains the right to contact references directly.

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.

Other Information:
This is a non-staff contract under the Individual Contract (IC) modality of hiring of the UNDP. Individuals engaged under an IC serve in their individual capacity and not as representative of a government institutions, corporate body or other authority external to UNDP. The incumbent shall not be considered as staff of UNDP, the UN common system or the government and are therefore not entitled to any diplomatic privileges or any other special status or conditions.
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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