UNDP is building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries, recently expanding to 92) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.
The network of Accelerator Labs will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require.
The Accelerator Labs Network is comprised of 92 labs. While the expansion recently concluded, the Global Team has identified a need to provide Country Offices with support to fill vacancies on a rolling basis. While the labs were recruited as a team of 3, attrition has been observed across the network, as people have different opportunities and interests. In order for the Accelerator Labs to function as designed, all 3 roles need to be covered. . The consultant will be expected to provide transparent and consistent interpretation of HR policies, as instructed by the Coordinator, Accelerator Labs Network The consultant will support Country Offices in the efficient delivery of services in support of implementation of People for 2030 and deliver Bureaux/Unit specific solutions in the Accelerator recruitments when requested. The Consultant shall promote a collaborative client-oriented approach, excellence in people management and contributes to foster staff engagement. S/he instills this approach and collaborates with CO HR focal points to facilitate the appropriate administration and delivery of recruitment processes. The Consultant will also be required to document and transfer knowledge through a case study on the recruitment process, as well as all tools and approaches used, to be shared with the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology, Bureau for Management Services.
The Consultant will work in close collaboration with teams in Country Offices, Bureaux, the Executive Office as well OHR teams. Consultant should be advised that vacancies may occur anywhere in the network, and while the assignment is home-based, the time zones for each particular country office will need to be accommodated in order to work with local HR teams
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The Consultant will work with the Global Team, Accelerators Lab Network in identifying best practices in recruitment and onboarding of National Officers across the Accelerator Labs Network. Working in close coordination with HR colleagues in country offices, and under the direction of the Coordinator, Accelerator Labs Network, the consultant will draft the following deliverables:
As the deliverables will require significant inputs from the Global Team and interactions with the Lab network, several iterations shall be prepared and submitted for feedback. The proposed timeline is as follows:
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals
Required Skills and Experience
At least Master’s degree in the Social Sciences: Business Administration, Organization Psychology, Psychology, Human Resource Management or Organization Development or related fields is REQUIRED.
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation – Total 70% (70 points):
Only those candidates that meet the minimum technical requirements listed above will be considered during the desk review.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation – Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Coordinator, Accelerator Labs Network, and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
|Country:||-- United States|
|City, State:||Home Based|
|Closing date:||March 8, 2021|