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Provision of Cafeteria, Restaurant and Bar Services at the United Nations Economic Commission fo ...

United Nations Secretariat | Published January 16, 2017
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia hereby seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced hoteliers, caterers, restaurant,  business entities and companies operating a multicultural  and/or international market. The vendor (s) will provide Cafeteria, Restaurant and Bar Services at UNECA Compound and also provide ad-hoc event catering as and when required including catering for conferences and meetings held at UNECA at  established catering/ cafeteria/ café areas in the UN Compound.  Furthermore, ECA require potential development of some other small coffee/ cafeteria/ break areas on the compound to be created and equipped by successful component. The Contractor shall provide international and local cuisine and will provide the catering services in conformity to internalional standards governing food quality and safety, storage, preparation, hygiene and service.
Vendors who express their interest will be invited to participate in a teder through “Request for Proposal” (RFP). This tender will envisage the selection of a firm (s) to undertake the above mentioned services within the described specifications that are detailed in the RFP.
UNECA is precluded from entering into a contract with a firm that is not fully registered with United Nations Global Market Place (UNGM). Only those vendors who are registered or provisionally registered or have started their registration process in UNGM will be eligible to receive the solicitation document - RFP. (UNGM web site:- https://www.ungm.org).
Those interested should write to the above-mentioned e-mail address to submit their “Expression of Interest” by the deadline of 15 February 2017.

ETH/RFP/2017/01 - Firm Level Consultancy Service for Lessons Learned Review of Joint Programs in Ethiopia

UNDP Country Office - ETHIOPIA | Published January 12, 2017  -  Deadline February 9, 2017
BACKGROUND / RATIONALEThe United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Ethiopia is one of the 'self-starters' of the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative since 2010. Under the strong leadership of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC) , the UNCT has been developing new ways of working to achieve a greater impact on the ground by harmonising business practices across agencies including the adoption of the joint programs and programming modalities. During the previous UNDAF 2012-2016 period the UNCT in collaboration with the government have developed and implemented a number of Joint programs across different thematic areas. In addition to the joint programs, in the recent past the UNCT has also developed and implemented innovative joint policy initiatives in support of government policies on Social Protection, Human Trafficking and Migration, and Women’s Health Rights. All the joint programs and joint initiatives derived from the previous UNDAF and involved two or more participating UN agencies in support of the relevant national counterparts (government ministries, CSO and NGOs).. . . OBJECTIVES OF THE SERVICE / WORK This Joint Programs review will be conducted to document the lessons learned from the current joint programs, assess the governance and coordination mechanism; provide credible and useful evaluative information on the added value of joint programs to enhance achievements of results as stipulated in the UNDAF and the JP documents. Based on the assessment results and global best practices it will also provide recommendations on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, possible resource mobilization efforts and coordination of new set of joint programs.. . .SCOPE OF THE SERVICE / WORKThe review will cover the period from the inception of the JPs to the present. It will address all joint programs and joint initiatives under the UNCT’s DaO effort. The list of JPs and initiatives are outlined below.1. Enhancing Public Service Delivery for Accelerated Development Outcomes in Developing Regional States (DRS) - FLAGSHIP JP2. H4+ Maternal Newborn Child Health JP (MNH) - FLAGSHIP JP3. Joint Flagship Program on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) + Rural Women Economic Empowerment JP (RWEE) - FLAGSHIP JP4. Improving the performance of the Ethiopian Edible Value Chain- Phase II5. Social Protection Joint Policy Initiative6. Counter Trafficking and Migration Policy and Practice in Ethiopia7. Joint Policy Initiative for Women’s Health Rights8. Rights Based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia JP9. JP on FGM/C: Accelerating change 10. Integrated Nutrition ServicesMINIMUM ORGANIZATION AND CONSULTANCY TASK FORCE REQUIREMENTS A highly qualified and committed review team/firm is required to undertake this review in order to develop a high quality and useful report that will provide actionable recommendations on how to strengthen joint programs for achieving the expected results.The review will be conducted with the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator’s Office and the PMT. The review team/firm shall submit the reports to the RC Office.The review team should be composed of a team leader and other members who have the relevant qualification, experience and competencies to conduct the review within the given period of time. The team should demonstrate a clear understanding of the UN reform and UN system, and experience with UN joint programs. Advanced evaluation expertise and experience in a wide range of evaluation approaches is required.The team leader will have the responsibility for all negotiations, decisions, and deliverables. The technical work is to be divided between the team leader and the team members.BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the RFP Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:The following proposals must be prepared as per the prescribed standard format indicated in the respective RFP Bid Document. The Proposals shall be submitted before application deadline February 9, 2017 via UNDP Ethiopia Secured mail address: procurement.et@undp.orgTechnical Proposal in pdf under file name: ETH-RFP-2017-01 – TP - [insert Company Name]Financial Proposal in pdf under file name: ETH-RFP-2017-01 – FP - [insert Company Name]Please note that these proposals shall be submitted to the designated secured email into two files but in one email unless both Files are Greater than 9MB file sizeEMAIL SUBJECT LINE WHILE SUBMITTING PROPOSAL:While submitting your proposals to procurement.et@undp.org be sure your email subject line is ETH-RFP-2017-01

Vetted Roster - Individual Consultants: Communication

UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) - ETHIOPIA | Published December 30, 2016  -  Deadline February 6, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges, and coordinating the efforts of the United Nations at country level.Aiming to eradicate poverty, violence and hunger, UNDP supports countries in Africa to translate economic growth into long-lasting, inclusive human development, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The organization works with governments, regional organizations, businesses and communities, helping countries to develop capacity, share knowledge and mobilize funds for sustainable development.As an extension of the UNDP Headquarters, the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with additional offices in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi Kenya, serves UNDP’s 46 Country Offices in sub-Saharan Africa, develops high quality knowledge and policy, and is the organization’s main interface with regional and continental bodies such as the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities. The Centre also implements UNDP’s Regional Programme for Africa focused on enhancing inclusive and sustainable growth, widening political participation and giving everyone a voice, and developing responsive institutions which deliver desired services and promote inclusive processes of state-society dialogue.At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication contributes to transparency and development effectiveness, attracts and fosters strong partnerships, and can boost resource mobilization. Communications also plays a crucial role in positioning UNDP as a credible and trusted development partner and thought leader, creating greater awareness about the organization’s work and its impact on the continent.In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives in Africa, UNDP’s RSCA invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process of including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the latter sections of this advertisement.To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:Writing/editing knowledge and advocacy products;Graphic design and desktop publishing;Digital communications: Social media, online community outreach, website content and technical management;Communications training: Experts in media relations, crisis communications, strategy development;Video and infographic video production: videographers, video editors, infographic video scriptwriters;Photography and photo database managementInterested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement, the procurement notice and ToR attached here and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications required.For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1- Terms of Reference:Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Applications should include:A cover letter, clearly identifying the “Areas of Expertise” as mentioned in the background section above;Updated P11 andPersonal CV , indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Daily Professional Fee.For any clarifications please write to:- rsca.icroaster@undp.org

ETH/RFP/2017/01 - Firm Level Consultancy Service for Lessons Learned Review of Joint Programs in Ethiopia

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 12, 2017

BACKGROUND / RATIONALE

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Ethiopia is one of the 'self-starters' of the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative since 2010.  Under the strong leadership of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC) , the UNCT has been developing new ways of working to achieve a greater impact on the ground by harmonising business practices across agencies including the adoption of the joint programs and programming modalities.  During the previous UNDAF 2012-2016 period the UNCT in collaboration with the government have developed and implemented a number of Joint programs across different thematic areas. In addition to the joint programs, in the recent past the UNCT has also developed and implemented innovative joint policy initiatives in support of government policies on Social Protection, Human Trafficking and Migration, and Women’s Health Rights.  All the joint programs and joint initiatives derived from the previous UNDAF and involved two or more participating UN agencies in support of the relevant national counterparts (government ministries, CSO and NGOs).

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OBJECTIVES OF THE SERVICE / WORK

This Joint Programs review will be conducted to document the lessons learned from the current joint programs, assess the governance and coordination mechanism; provide credible and useful evaluative information on the added value of joint programs to enhance achievements of results as stipulated in the UNDAF and the JP documents. Based on the assessment results and global best practices it will also provide recommendations on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, possible resource mobilization efforts and coordination of new set of joint programs.

. . .

SCOPE OF THE SERVICE / WORK

The review will cover the period from the inception of the JPs to the present. It will address all joint programs and joint initiatives under the UNCT’s DaO effort. The list of JPs and initiatives are outlined below.

1. Enhancing Public Service Delivery for Accelerated Development Outcomes in Developing Regional States (DRS) - FLAGSHIP JP

2. H4+ Maternal Newborn Child Health JP (MNH) - FLAGSHIP JP

3. Joint Flagship Program on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) + Rural Women Economic Empowerment JP (RWEE) - FLAGSHIP JP

4. Improving the performance of the Ethiopian Edible Value Chain- Phase II

5. Social Protection Joint Policy Initiative

6. Counter Trafficking and Migration Policy and Practice in Ethiopia

7. Joint Policy Initiative for Women’s Health Rights

8. Rights Based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia JP

9. JP on FGM/C: Accelerating change

 

10. Integrated Nutrition Services

MINIMUM ORGANIZATION AND CONSULTANCY TASK FORCE REQUIREMENTS

A highly qualified and committed review team/firm is required to undertake this review in order to develop a high quality and useful report that will provide actionable recommendations on how to strengthen joint programs for achieving the expected results.

The review will be conducted with the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator’s Office and the PMT.  The review team/firm shall submit the reports to the RC Office.

The review team should be composed of a team leader and other members who have the relevant qualification, experience and competencies to conduct the review within the given period of time. The team should demonstrate a clear understanding of the UN reform and UN system, and experience with UN joint programs. Advanced evaluation expertise and experience in a wide range of evaluation approaches is required.

The team leader will have the responsibility for all negotiations, decisions, and deliverables. The technical work is to be divided between the team leader and the team members.

BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:

  • Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the RFP Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

The following proposals must be prepared as per the prescribed standard format indicated in the respective RFP Bid Document. The Proposals shall be submitted before application deadline February 9, 2017 via UNDP Ethiopia Secured mail address: procurement.et@undp.org

  • Technical Proposal in pdf under file name: ETH-RFP-2017-01 – TP - [insert Company Name]
  • Financial Proposal in pdf under file name: ETH-RFP-2017-01 – FP - [insert Company Name]

Please note that these proposals shall be submitted to the designated secured email into two files but in one email unless both Files are Greater than 9MB file size

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE WHILE SUBMITTING PROPOSAL:

  • While submitting your proposals to procurement.et@undp.org be sure your email subject line is ETH-RFP-2017-01  

Vetted Roster - Individual Consultants:INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND JOBS LIVELIHOODS

UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) - ETHIOPIA | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline February 15, 2017
The Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster (IGSDC) of the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) is responsible for supporting the implementation of UNDP’s Strategic Plan at the regional and country level across the Sub-Saharan Africa, working with a network of Country Offices and regional partners. It focuses on integrating UNDP’s economic, social and environmental work into a coherent, sustainable development policy and programming framework. It seeks to provide an integrated package of services covering all strands of sustainable development, including an integrated development planning and inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable livelihoods and economic recovery in crisis and post crisis situations and natural capital and the environment. Within the auspices of the Post 2015 agenda, this Cluster’s work will address inter alia poverty, economic growth, employment and livelihoods, social inclusion and equality, recovery in post crisis countries, the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, marine resources, extractive industries and chemicals. In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP’s RSCA in Addis Ababa invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process of including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following thematic areas of work:Expertise Area 1: UN Sustainable Development Goals and AUC Agenda 2063:In-depth knowledge of international development related processesIn-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues including gender equality and empowerment issues, as well as a good knowledge of the inter linkages between the social, economic, environmental and cultural dimensions of sustainable development;Understanding and demonstrated experience of economic policy and inclusive growth and human development issues;Knowledge and experience of economic modeling and policy analysis;Analysis of key development sectors such as natural resources and extractive industries;Experience of Labor market analysis;Computation of multidimensional poverty indices and other broad and narrow measures of poverty and inequality;Public expenditure reviews, including analysis of revenue generation and utilization and policy advice on expenditure impact and optimization;Analysis and policy advice on tax and fiscal reform and domestic resource mobilization for development;Policy and technical advice on employment-intensive sector growth strategies;Policy and technical advice on green growth strategies, including sustainable management of natural resources and the extractive sector;Analysis and policy recommendations for pro-poor policies;Knowledge of UN frameworks, processes and their inter-linkages: MDGs, Rio+20, UNCCC, SDGs;Social Innovation and design thinking focused on beneficiary and user experience;Political economy of development, looking particularly at the trade-off between growth, poverty reduction efforts and environmental degradation;Database creation and design for SDGs tracking and monitoring;Advocacy and communications for a diverse set of audience;Economic and policy editing work around national and global reporting on SDGs;Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and ability to provide policy advice;Experience in program evaluation and mastery of techniques and methods of data collection, interviews and quantitative and qualitative analysis;Project management experienceExpertise Area 2: Social Protection, Jobs and Livelihoods:Knowledge of social policy, social inclusion, poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues in Africa;Expertise in design and implementation, and evaluation and monitoring of social protection schemes, including conditional and unconditional cash transfers, subsidies and other social protection measures;Understanding of the interaction between labor markets and social protection and its programmatic implications;Understanding of the informal economy, livelihood enhancement, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, informal savings and associated economic activities;Proven experience in conducting assessment and analysis of agriculture and livelihood related options/activities;Experience in income generating activities and youth employment;Experience in working with local government or NGOs on agriculture/livelihood related activities;Proven capacity to undertake and use complex policy analyses and poverty research;Ability to produce reports and/or research papers with a good command of poverty and social protection issues;Expertise Area 3: Local Economic Development: Have knowledge of Local Economic Development (LED) theory and practice;Significant experience in local economic development processes in Africa;Knowledge and hands on experience with LED initiatives, practices and concepts and instruments;Understanding of regional and local development issues;Proven experience with Decentralized Cooperation and other partnership cooperation modalities;Expertise Area 4: Private Sector Development and Engagement:Experience and knowledge in private sector development and engagement in Africa;Understanding and knowledge of Inclusive Business, Value Chains Development, SME Development, Inclusive Finance, Impact Investment, Trade and Investment;Experience working with international organizations, development governments, donors in the area of private sector in development;Innovative approaches/experience on global development issues;Strong skills in research, analytical and conceptual thinking; ability to synthesize complex concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts;Experience in and knowledge of Public Private Partnership (PPP) mechanisms, including experience in the design, facilitation, and operation;Experience in and knowledge of economic recovery from impact of crisis and shocks;Practical experience in conducting research, mappings, collecting and analyzing data;Proven experience in developing knowledge products and presenting data and informationKnowledge of and practical experience in the use of data and technologies for private sector engagement;Clear understanding and experience of policies and procedures for corporate private sector due diligence and reputational risk managementInterested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement, the procurement notice and ToR attached here and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications required.For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1- Terms of Reference:Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Applications should include:A cover letter, clearly identifying the “Areas of Expertise” as mentioned in the background section above;Updated P11 andPersonal CV , indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Daily Professional Fee.For any clarifications please write to:- rsca.icroaster@undp.org
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