Description of the assignment: Nepal is a Least Developed Country (LDCs) and currently enjoys all privileges and supports of LDCs. However, Nepal is likely to meet the graduation threshold in 2018’s triennial meeting of CPD scheduled in 2018, it needs to start thinking for a transition strategy. This strategy—to be implemented after the country has officially graduated—aims at ensuring that the phasing-out of support measures resulting from its change of status will not disrupt the country’s continued development efforts.
The objective of this assignment is to assess the costs and benefits of graduation and to support the government in preparing for an informed position on possible options related to graduation.
Number of consultant required: 1
Project name: UNDP/Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity (SNPMC)
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): A total of 30 working days, spread over the period from 25 October to 31 December 2017. (One visit to Nepal, with minimum 40% of the contracted time in Nepal)
Duty Station: Kathmandu and home based.
Proposal should be submitted at the following address: Procurement Unit, UNDP (Ref.: UNDP/PN/46/2017: International Consultant (SM), UN House, Pulchowk, PO Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 1730 hours (Nepal Standard Time) of 22 October 2017.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail: email@example.com mentioning Procurement Notice Ref: UNDP/PN/46/2017: International Consultant (SM), on or before 16 October 2017. The procurement unit will respond to the inquiries by 17 October 2017, in writing, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants or via bulletin published on the UNDP website: http://www.np.undp.org/content/nepal/en/home/operations/procurement.html. Inquiries received after the above date and time shall not be entertained. Inquiries received after the above date and time shall not be entertained.
Any delay in UNDP’s response shall be not used as a reason for extending the deadline for submission, unless UNDP determines that such an extension is necessary.