Within the framework of the regional programme (2014-2017) and in line with the corporate Knowledge Management Strategy Framework (2014-2017) a contract will be awarded by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub for a highly qualified international consultant to develop a Knowledge Management Roadmap for UNDP in Asia and the Pacific.
The UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (based in Bangkok, Thailand) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP). Through its regional programme, the Hub provides advisory support and knowledge management and innovation services to UNDP Country Offices in the Asia-Pacific region in the areas of sustainable development, effective democratic governance, energy and resilience, gender, and health and development. For UNDP’s knowledge management (KM) work this means that any KM activity in UNDP has to serve these areas of development work, either directly though externally oriented evidence collection, knowledge capture, analysis, generation and exchange initiatives and engagement in policy debate, or indirectly by improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency fostering a culture of learning and exchange.
The UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017 sets out to “draw on knowledge and expertise gained in all development settings, thus, able to grasp and respond flexibly to common concerns and important differences between countries and regions”. It demands the “utilization of South-South and triangular cooperation, in particular, to share knowledge on policy and institutional issues”, emphasizing that UNDP’s “role will be that of a knowledge broker, builder of capacities and facilitator of exchanges driven primarily by programme countries themselves, working with other interested stakeholders.”
The Talent Development Unit is currently migrating its user data and learning content to Oracle Taleo Learn. In order to attain above objectives of TDU and maintain the required service levels to its clients, the incumbent will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the Learning Specialist and the direct supervision of the Learning Technology Analyst. For this purpose, he/she will be assigned a set of responsibilities and tasks listed below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of this assignment is to develop knowledge management roadmap for UNDP in Asia and the Pacific at the regional level, as well as to propose feasible business model in line with the corporate UNDP Knowledge Management Framework (2014-2017), and also reflecting on the latest development trends and knowledge management best practices.
The consultant will develop the KM roadmap which aims at acceleration of the sourcing, sharing and practical application of knowledge and should reflect on:
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Identify and analyze in a report the existing internal systems for knowledge collection, including through revisiting some of the previous RBAP knowledge management practices and conducting thorough assessment of what worked and what did not work and reinvigorating the best aspects of:
Identify and map in a report competencies across the region (both country office and project personnel) encompassing substantive areas of development, management, and operations skills and experience through using existing, publicly available platforms, e.g. Yammer, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, etc. to facilitate the Regional Hub brokering function. On the basis of the mapping, establish a virtual network of Country Office knowledge management focal points to ensure active Country Office engagement in the knowledge management process at regional level.
Propose a strategy to strategically engage with key partners and tap into relevant best practices and scan the horizon for:
Prepare a knowledge management road map by compiling Deliverable 1, 2 and 3 and by:
The work on and acceptance of deliverables will be preceded by agreement with the Knowledge and Innovation Specialist on the outline of each deliverable, methodology, and the sources of information.
Timeline for submission of each deliverable will be agreed with the consultant upon signing of the contract.The consultant will carry out tasks specified above and will report weekly to the Knowledge and Inovation Specialist and the Chief of Regional Policy and Programme Support, Asia and the Pacific.
Approximate duration of assignment is 80 working days, 1 September 2016 – 31 January 2017.
Home-based with 2 missions to Bangkok, Thailand.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
*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 and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.
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.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max 35 points
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
The Payment will be made in 4 equal instalments. Each installment will be paid upon confirmation of UNDP on the satisfactory completion of the respective deliverable
All Annexes are avaialble for download at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=32161
This contract does not carry any expectation of any future engagement by UNDP.