In 2015, the global community has adopted a development path that is universal, risk informed and climate resilient. The resulting Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development demands a concerted effort by all actors to mobilize their expertise and resources. In line with the new international development policy context, the development finance architecture has also been changing. The 2015 Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa highlights domestic resources of developing countries and private sector investments as central for development finance. Considering the price tag for the new development agenda ranges in the trillions, official development assistance is now expected to play a catalytic role, mobilizing additional public and private resources.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals focusing on sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding and climate and disaster resilience. UNDP with its presence in 170 countries and territories recognizes that the ambitious development goals can only be achieved through strengthening collaborative engagement, partnerships and coordination with other development partners.
Development finance institutions (DFIs) are specialized development banks or subsidiaries set up to support private sector development in developing countries. They are usually majority-owned by national governments and source their capital from national or international development funds or benefit from government guarantees. DFIs are structured as either multilateral or bilateral organizations and their operations contribute to job creation, increase in domestic revenue, and poverty reduction. DFIs have witnessed a rapid expansion over the past few years; with annual commitments increasing from US$10 to $70 billion between 2002 and 2014. These numbers and, more generally, the role of DFIs is expected to grow further as DFIs are increasingly called to play a significant role in the implementation of the Agenda 2030.
Overall objective of the assignment
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The consultancy focuses on building partnership between UNDP and DFIs by:
The following deliverables are expected from the consultancy:
Timeframe: Approximately 20 working days in the period 29 October – 28 December 2018.
The Consultant will report to the Team Leader, New Partnerships and Emerging Donors, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, and will liaise with colleagues in country offices, Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), UNDP HQ and other relevant teams in the Istanbul Regional Hub.
Payments will be made in 2 installments upon submission of the deliverables as described below and upon its acceptance by the Supervisor/Certifying Officer. All deliverables should be submitted to UNDP by the Consultant in English. Indicative payment schedule:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: responsive/compliant/acceptable and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical criteria (desk review and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points:
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30.
Only candidates who have received minimum 70% for the desk review (criteria A-F) will be invited for an interview. Only candidates scoring 49 points or higher from the review of the technical criteria (criteria A-G) will be considered for a further financial assessment;
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
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…).
Travel costs for possible missions (flight tickets, per-diem, etc.) will be paid separately by UNDP, as per UNDP rules and procedures, thus should not be included in the financial proposal.
Individual Contractors 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 the UN Department of Safety and Security.
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.General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
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|Closing date:||October 17, 2018|