UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build better lives. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:
UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Afghan National Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council Elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
The Local Governance Project – Afghanistan (LoGo-Afghanistan), is a multi-year, multi-donor project funded by the European Union (EU), Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project which was initiated in October 2015, builds on the lessons learned from a previous project, the Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Programme (ASGP) and aims to improve service delivery by enhancing the accountability and transparency of the local government. LoGo-Afghanistan provides support to the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), 13 Provincial Governors Offices (PGOs)
and Provincial Councils (PCs), 22 Provincial and District Municipalities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 17 provinces. The revised output results are:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables:
Objective of the Assignment
LoGo-Afghanistan intends to hire a consultant to provide technical service to the General Directorate of Local Council Affairs (GDLCA) of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) for revision of three drafted procedures on; provincial council, district council and village council based on the newly approved local councils’ law. The consultant is also responsible to revise and adjust the oversight regulations of provincial council and district council in accordance to new local councils’ law and make a unified oversight regulation for both PC and DC. The consultant needs to conduct a thorough review of new local councils’ law, procedures and oversight regulation and make revision/adjustment to the above-mentioned documents. Furthermore, the consultant will develop questionnaires and assessment tools for interviews and consultation sessions with members of provincial councils for finalization of revised procedures and oversight regulation.
The Local Councils’ Procedures and Oversight Regulation Consultant will, therefore, be expected to undertake the following specific tasks to complete this assignment:
Task 1: The consultant will need to conduct a comprehensive desk review of Local councils’ newly approved law, oversight regulations and procedures for provincial council, district council and village council, including the Roadmap on local governance and other documents relevant for the mandates of the Provinces and Districts;
Task 2: The consultant shall take stock on the past and current practices on the manner in which the PC is conducting oversight and the manner in which the PC is currently operating;
Task 3: The consultant will revise and finalize the procedures of provincial council, district council and village council, and oversight regulations of provincial council and district council based on the newly approved local councils’ law;
Task 4: Develop questionnaires and assessment tools for interviews and consultation sessions with the members of provincial council members and representative sample of civil society organizations for finalization of revised procedures and oversight regulation;
Task 5: Produce a comprehensive assignment completion report and submit it to UNDP LoGo.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables; Estimated duration to complete and Payment percentage:
First Deliverable: 28.5 working days, 95%
Second Deliverable: 1.5 working day, 5%
Payments under the contract shall be delivery based and be made on receipt of the specific milestones indicated above and including a timesheet according to UNDP procurement formats for individual contractors. These shall be as indicated above and shall be made upon certification of IDLG/GDCLCA, verification of LoGo-Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Component Lead and approval by the LoGo-Afghanistan Project Manager.
The International consultant will work under the supervision of the LoGo-Afghanistan Subnational Governance Component Lead and overall guidance of IDLG and LoGo-Afghanistan Project Manager.
Duration of the Work:
The contract duration will be for a total of 30 working days. The contract may be extended based on results, performance, and changes in deliverables, and subject to approval from the LoGo-Afghanistan Project Manager.
The duty station for the consultant is Kabul, Afghanistan for the entire duration of the contract. The consultant will be required to report regularly and be present at GDLCA/IDLG or LoGo-Afghanistan Project Office during the official working hours. The consultant will follow the working hours and weekends as applicable to LoGo-Afghanistan Project Staff. The consultant’s movements for meetings and consultations shall be coordinated by LoGo-Afghanistan Project Office. The consultant is always required to adhere to and observe UNDP’s Security Rules and Regulations.
Management and Leadership:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
The consultant must be proficient in Pashto and/or Dari languages. S/he should also have a working knowledge of written and spoken English languages
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee, shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight 70%
Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV, shortlisting]
Experience relevant to the assignment (25 marks);
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested national consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 – IC Contract Template (for information)
Annex 2 – Financial Proposal Template using the template provided by UNDP (to be completed by consultant at application stage)
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions (for information)
Annex 4 – RLA Template (if consultant wishes to be recruited through an employer) – (for information)
|Closing date:||October 13, 2019|