|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Mar-11|
|Additional Category||Millennium 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:
The consultant will report to the DCD-P on a bi- weekly basis and upon requirements of UNDP senior management.
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.
Required Skills and Experience
(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:
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.
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.
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.