Job - National Expert/Team Leader, National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2017-2018 on Youth, UNDP, Armenia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Deadline:

July 20, 2017


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National Expert/Team Leader, National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2017-2018 on Youth

Location: Yerevan
Application Deadline: 20-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 14-Aug-2017
Duration of Initial Contract: 14 August, 2017 – 15 May, 2018 (up to 80 working days)

Background

National Human Development Reports (NHDR) are flagship publications of UNDP produced regularly to address certain topic relevant to country’s development and are aimed at providing policy recommendations and generating public debate around the topic.
It is expected that NHDR 2017/18 will focus on youth issues, their problems, their vision, and how their ideas and creative solutions can be utilised as a resource to support the sustainable development of Armenia. The peculiarity of NHDR 2017/18 will be the idea of problem setting by youth themselves and thus offering creative solutions based on success stories and various innovative tools to be used during the report development process (design thinking approaches, citizen engagement models, etc.).
The report will structured around the four main pillars of youth empowerment:

  • Education (Challenges and Opportunities)
  • Employment (Problems and Solutions)
  • Participation/Engagement (Impediments and Prospects)
  • Future vision (foresight)- Innovative Armenia by the eyes of youth (Fears and Hopes)

It is expected that the report will not only generate debate between youth and policy-makers but most importantly will involve them in shaping the vision, identifying gaps and bottleneck for development and providing platform to offer recommendations and solutions to move forward thus engage in decision-making process that immediately affect and impact their lives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Human Development Focal Point, in close collaboration with UNDP task force on Youth, Expert/Team Leader will deliver the following:

  • Review and finalize the draft Concept Note on NHDR 2017/18
  • Conduct Stakeholder meeting to present the Concept and receive feedback and recommendations;
  • Develop NHDR outline and detailed workplan
  • Recruit team of experts, including young researchers and fresh graduates.
  • Lead and coordinate the report development process,
  • Review and edit submitted drafts to ensure consistency and adherence to the approved workplan
  • Send the draft report for comments to relevant stakeholders, incorporate comments if necessary;
  • Organize workshops, public debates on draft NHDR
  • Coordinate report translation, proofreading and publication
  • Presentation of the report during the launch
  • Other relevant duties as assigned are performed.

Expected Deliverables: 

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Deliverables

Delivery Date

Estimated Working days

1

- Finalized concept  

- NHDR 2017/18 outline and workplan

September 15 2017

10

2

- Recruit Team of experts

- Distribution of chapters and first draft NHDR

December 15 2017 

30

3

- Send NHDR for comments

- Organize workshops and public debates

- Revised NHDR 2017/18

March 15 2018

20

4

- Report translated and published

April 2018

10

5

- Presentation of NHDR 2017/18 during the launch

May 2018

10

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates a passion and energy for development projects;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and position requirements;
  • Participates effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborates and cooperates with others;
  • Demonstrates high level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently;
  • Generates ideas and innovative, practical solutions and seizes opportunities to support strategic objectives;
  • Ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism, as well as sensitively across different constituencies.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of youth issues, sector problems and ongoing reforms;
  • Knowledge of human development concept and national human development reports is an asset
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with procedures and best practice for business process optimization and innovation; previous involvement in programmes with elements of business process optimization and/or innovation is an asset;
  • High level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently;
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
  • Proven ability to work within the set time frames on multiple activities and tasks concurrently
  • Exposure and awareness of user-centric innovation and citizen engagement models as well as design thinking approaches.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  •  Advanced university degree in Political science, Economics, Sociology or related discipline.  A relevant university degree in combination with qualifying experience in the sector may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in research and development; experience in producing analytical reports;
  • Proven experience in partnering and collaborating with Government counterparts and other national stakeholders;

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Armenian.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications,  experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR;
  • Having received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
  • Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 100 points

• Criteria A (Education - Master’s Degree in Economics, Sociology or relevant fields) –  10 max points
• Criteria B (Professional experience: Experience in conducting research, studies using user-centric innovation and citizen engagement models) –  30 max points
• Criteria C (Experience in the area related to youth issues) – max 30 points
• Criteria D (Experience in preparation of analytical documents such as assessments, studies, reports) – 20 max points
• Criteria E (Language skills) – 10 max points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.

Payment terms

Payment will be made upon confirmation of UNDP on delivery of the outputs in a satisfactory manner using the following instalments:

Outputs

Percentage

Final outline and workplan, first draft NHDR2017/18

40%

Final version of NHDR 2017/18

40%

Presentation of the report

20%

None of the materials produced under this Contract should be used, released, and/or disseminated without prior approval by UNDP.
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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, and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). 
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Interested candidates can apply for the position at: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?cur_job_id=73281

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.



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