The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre on Global Development Partnership (USPC) was established in 2011, and has three main functions: to work with Korea on international issues; to share Korea’s development experiences with other countries; and to perform pragmatic and policy-relevant research. USPC, co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and UNDP, also represents UNDP in Korea. USPC’s mandate to share Korea’s experience is fulfilled through the Development Solutions Partnerships (DSP), a programmatic approach to connect Korea with the wider UNDP network and enhance the Korea-UNDP partnership on strategic development issues. DSPs package Korea’s experience and knowledge, facilitate dynamic exchange of lessons learnt & peer-to-peer mentoring, and support the national adaptation of the tools at the country level, by channeling seed funding and technical support to the partner countries through existing project facilities of UNDP country offices.
As a cross-cutting area of work, the USPC also engages with Korean institutions of higher learning and the broader public to enhance the understanding of the role and work of UNDP, and to build public awareness of key development issues particularly the SDGs. A third pillar of USPC’s work focuses on conducting state-of-the-art policy-oriented research pieces on various topics.
One of the topics USPC is currently engaging on – in order to inform the ongoing global debates and the UN reform process – is the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus. Within this work stream, USPC will organize a “deep dive” workshop on November 20th, 2017, to provide a platform that connects experienced development, humanitarian and peacebuilding experts that represent international assistance providers, development partners, civil society, academia and member states.
The workshop will facilitate honest and direct discussions on the implementation of “the new way of working” (stock-taking) and the way forward. The discussion rounds during the “deep-dive” shall reflect on the progress made since the World Humanitarian Summit, shed light on remaining obstacles and hurdles, (from recipient, donor and implementing perspective), and lead to clear outcomes and recommendations aimed at integrating humanitarian, development and peacebuilding considerations and operation modalities.
The workshop participants will include approximately 20 humanitarian, development and peacekeeping experts from government, international organizations, civil society and academia within Korea and from abroad.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
UNDP is seeking an international expert to contribute to USPC’s envisaged publication on the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus. The consultant shall – based on a comprehensive USPC background paper and existing UN policy documents – conduct comprehensive research and thereby address the angles and specifications of the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus and the implementation of the ‘new way of working’, as suggested below:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultancy is partly home-based and partly Seoul-based. Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre Director and in close cooperation with the team, the consultant shall carry out the following tasks:
1. Comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research (7 days – 5 home-based; 2 Seoul-based)
2. Presentation of preliminary findings and thoughts (3 days – Seoul-based)
3. Production of a top-notch research paper (10 days – Seoul-based)
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
The consultants will report to the Director, Seoul Policy Centre;
Duration of the Work: 1 October 2017- 30 November 2017 (up to 20 working days).
Duty Station: Home- based with possible travel to Seoul, The Republic of Korean.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on Lump Sum
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
• Deliverable 1, 2, and 3: 100 % of total contract amount (upon a completion of 3 deliverables).
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
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 a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
For required document template, please click the link as follow: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=40818
|Country:||-- South Korea|
|Closing date:||September 27, 2017|