The conflict in Syria has caused the largest displacement of people in recent times, and has severely strained the economic and social systems and related institutions in neighbouring countries. The absence of a prospect for positive solution to the Syrian crisis and the significant influx of refugees brought substantial stress to the hosting societies and communities.
The multifaceted nature of the conflict has challenged standard conflict resolution mechanisms as well as traditional responses to protracted crisis. How the countries in the region cope with the lengthening conflict in Syria and the unprecedented demographic shock and what can be done to improve international burden sharing are therefore questions of regional and international concern.
Going into its third year (2017-2018), given the nature and magnitude of the 3RP, there is a critical need to build a strong platform for more tools and guidance on resilience programming for the effective response to the crisis, by support to the drafting of the resilience plan across participating countries.
Recalling the UNDP Administrator’s message to UNDP leadership in the region, where she referred to the ‘3RP as a global first for UNDP in terms of leading a resilience -based response at both the regional and country levels in the context of such a crisis…representing a unique opportunity for scaling up UNDP’s programmes and projects, particularly in a region seeking more resilience-based development investments’ there is evidence to confirm that UNDP has contributed to the next generation of crisis response by introducing the resilience-based development approach.
The UNDP policy brief accessible via the Solutions Alliance website (above link) sets out essential characteristics of the response including importance of financial predictability, promising space for new funding mechanisms that reduce fragmentation, and the centrality of national plans that align and even integrate humanitarian needs with development frameworks.
The UNDP Sub-Regional Response Facility (SRF) recently presented new tools to support the resilience-based response to the Syria crisis, including actions taken to strengthen investment in national and sub-national systems. This was developed in direct response to the UNDP commitments in the Grand Bargain of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, the RDF and the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda.
The five key principles for resilience-building programming from the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda now anchor the 2017-2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP). Moreover, a localization tracker is embedded in the 2017-2018 3RP planning guidance. Guidance Note 2, on Incorporating and Communicating resilience Programming. It defines and establishes guiding questions for all sectors across the 3RP to assess partnerships with local responders such as local NGOs, municipalities or line ministries are crucial for providing effective utilization and support of existing local institutions, systems and infrastructure. Activities which aim to enhance capacities in local organizations national and local institutions are necessary to enhance the sustainability of the crisis response.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary outcome of this project will be support to the development of five country chapter and authoring a regional overview. The technical support is intended to strengthen resilience programming through the application of resilience tools, including the resilience lens. This will be used by all partners programming across the 3RP, will aid and equip UN country offices in becoming hubs of resilience expertise, and positions UNDP at the forefront of the resilience agenda in the region.
Deliverables and results expected are as follows:
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
Interested candidates should provide lump sum fees for requested services with detailed breakdown (consultancy fees, travel, living allowances, tickets, etc.)
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Evaluation of Candidates (max 100 points):
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of desk review and financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each: