The Government of India is firmly committed to the achievement of the SDGs and to this end the Government has launched a series of national programmes and legislation aimed at promoting enterprises and skilling under the banner ‘together with all, development for all’. These include ‘Skill India’, achieve greater financial inclusion, resilient agricultural productivity, rural employment, the construction of millions of new houses for the poor by 2019, and nurturing innovation through ‘Startup India’, among many other national development flagships and missions. Through these programmes, impressive strides are being made towards poverty reduction and economic inclusion.
However, India’s growing prosperity is not benefitting everyone with some groups and regions lagging behind more than others. Inequalities exist between Indian states with seven ‘low-income states’ that account for 45 per cent of India’s population and 62 per cent of the country’s poor and a poverty rate that is twice that of the rest of the country. In parallel, the rapid urbanization further acerbates social divisions. More work is needed across the country to promote an equal access to economic livelihoods and strengthen social inclusion among groups, castes and gender in rural and urban areas. Against this backdrop, UNDP’s in its new Country Programme 2018-22 will focus on supporting the Government in the areas of inclusive growth, employment, livelihoods and housing to support the GOI in identifying innovative and comprehensive human development solutions responding to the country’s needs.
UNDP, under its inclusive growth portfolio conceptualized “Project Disha: Creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women in India”, an initiative funded by IKEA Foundation, in the context of a unique set of development challenges and opportunities underlying India’s growth and human development trajectory. These included low transmittal of India’s high growth rates into jobs and enterprise opportunities for the masses, abysmally low and declining FLFPR, and the paradox of soaring youth unemployment in the face of proliferation of government-funded skill development programmes as well as shortages in the availability of skilled workforce reported by India’s growing business sector. Disha project was rolled out across 5 main geographic areas (Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana) through 2015–19 in a ‘proof-of-concept’ mode. Its ambitious scope included:
UNDP has been partnering private sector organizations and foundations like Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, HSBC CSR etc. to continue working on the cause of women economic empowerment and livelihoods promotion among poor, marginalize community.
With the demonstrated positive outcomes of the project focused on livelihoods, employability, market access etc., UNDP, under its Inclusive Growth portfolio , is currently in the process of developing large scale proposals in the areas of economic and inclusive growth to International Foundations, Private Sector Corporations, relevant departments of Governments at state and national level. The indicative thematic fields are
The proposal designs should aim at macro & meso level systems change initiatives in the economic growth and women empowerment area that would significantly improve economic outcomes and lives of significantly large number of people from low income and disadvantaged communities.
The proposed interventions would have a proactive strategic approach on addressing gender equity & inclusion as well as demonstrate the potential of large-scale change. The proposals would also have clearly articulated specific systems and people level outcomes that UNDP proposes to achieve through its proposal along with measurable process and impact indicators.
UNDP adopts a collaborative approach in all its work. These proposals will also demonstrate & clearly reflect UNDP’s strong ability to form collaborations and partnerships as well as raise funds for blended/co financing of the proposal.
UNDP is seeking to empanel 05 experienced and proven successful proposal writers for developing the proposals in above thematic areas.
The Consultant – Proposal Development, will work under the supervision of the Lead Inclusive Growth and in close collaboration with the inclusive growth team and will be tasked with the development of the concept note and the proposal both technical and financial.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Inclusive Growth, the Consultant- Proposal Development will undertake the following tasks:
Expected Level of Effort & Duration of Assignments:
UNDP expects following level of effort
Concept Note: 5 Days
Detailed Proposal: 10 – 15 Days (depending on the requirement of field visits and stakeholder meeting)
Required Skills and Experience
Empanelment shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as Responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest scores out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria (per day consulting fee) specific to the solicitation. Financial proposal of international and national consultant would be evaluated separately.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;
• Technical Criteria weight – 70%;
• Financial Criteria weight – 30 %
Technical Criteria (70% of total evaluation)
Financial Criteria: (30% of the total evaluation) based on the total all-inclusive lump sum amount for professional fee
Submission of Proposal
Consultant should specify his/her per day consultancy fee. Please quote your professional fee only. Do not include travel costs in your financial quote as these will be reimbursed separately, as per actuals, subject to UNDP’s prevailing rules.
Documents to be submitted:
All the above documents should be clubbed in one pdf file before uploading as the system will accept only one attachment.
The following documents can be accessed by clicking the link:
General Conditions for Individual Contract-
Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment, including Financial Proposal template-
UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities
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|Closing date:||March 25, 2020|