The ART Initiative– Hub for Territorial Partnerships is a UNDP’s global project that is geared at harnessing the potential of territorial partnerships through a variety of modalities, such as Decentralized Cooperation, South-South and triangular cooperation. ART is therefore an entry point for international cooperation actors interested in harmonizing their respective actions in support of national and sub-national policies for sustainable and local human development. ART aims at strengthening and expanding the existing alliance between UNDP and Decentralized Cooperation partners in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local level. ART also seeks to strengthen the potential and role of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) as development partners and to promote the principles of development cooperation effectiveness and in support of the localization of the SDGs.
In this framework, the ART Initiative promotes Local Economic Development (LED) as a means to advance the localization of the SDGs. Every two years, ART co-organizes the World Forum of LED, as a platform to critically review experiences and assumptions that have dominated LED discourse and practices over the past two decades. The Forum provides a space for a critical reflection and aims at promoting creative discussions on how can we do things differently in order to better respond to the key challenges that are presented in the new SDGs and the related post 2015 development agenda. The Forum is co-organized by UNDP together with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation of Regions United (ORU FOGAR), with the support of the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE) and Municipality of Turin and Metropolitan City of Turin.
The 4th Forum will take place in Praia (Cape Verde) in October 2017. A regional Latin-American preparatory Forum will be held in Cochabamba (Bolivia) in March 2017. Support is needed for the organization of the event for both technical and logistical aspects. In particular for reaching out to partners; coordinating with the members of the Executive Committee; contributing to the definition of thematic lines and agenda; arranging logistics aspects; providing translation services when needed; drafting communication materials; and facilitating the participation of delegations in the Forum.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP ART Initiative International Coordinator and in close collaboration with the team. In particular, he/she will undertake the following duties:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the mobilization and participation of partners in the Forums:
Support the participation of foreign delegations to the Forum:
Provide support in the logistics for the smooth running of the events:
Support the production and translation of written materials:
Any other similar tasks as requested.
Required Skills and Experience
Application Submission Process:
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Submission of Technical Proposals:
Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP Job Shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
Applicants are instructed to submit their financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy to firstname.lastname@example.org using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via email with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal* for ART INITIATIVE-Support to the organization of the LED Forum by 14/10/2016. Proposals to be received after the deadline will be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown. The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.
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, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services…). The cost of the assignment shall be linked to the deliverables specified above and reflected in the Section B. of the Financial Proposal template.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
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:
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]*
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 100 points:
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial 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.