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Strategic Communications Consultant

Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 18, 2017  -  Deadline July 26, 2017
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BackgroundAs a growing middle-income country, the Philippines faces multiple, interconnected and complex development challenges in achieving the Sustainable Deveploment Goals (SDGs). Though the country made significant progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, gaps remain. Achievement of the comprehensive set of SDGs requires more integrated, coordinated approaches.To more effectively support government at the national and local level achieve the SDGs, UNDP Philippines is rethinking how it engages with its stakeholders and partners. Though established partnerships will continue to be important, UNDP Philippines is moving away from funding projects that have often relied on international donor financing towards leveraging the substantially increased availability of domestic resources – both public and private.To be more relevant UNDP-Philippines aims to: (i) become more innovative; (ii) offer best practice knowledge solutions that can be nationally contextualized and scaled up; (iii) strengthen research, analysis, and advocacy to shape national policies and programs; and (iv) support targeted capacity and systems development to enable the Philippines to deliver national programs and to exploit its significantly enhanced fiscal space.To improve the visibility, influence, reputation and impact of its programs and projects, UNDP Philippines requires the services of a consultant to develop and assist in the implementation of a new strategic communications plan.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Consultant will review existing communications activities and consult with UNDP Philippines staff and stakeholders to develop a strength-weakness-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis of current approaches to communications. The SWOT analysis will assess UNDP’s engagement strategies with stakeholders, the use of technical and analytical work to inform and influence policy and program design, and the linkage between and contribution of communications activities to achievement of the SDGs.Drawing on the SWOT analysis and incorporating strategic communications approaches used in the UN/UNDP, and other large development organizations, the consultant will develop a strategic communications framework and implementation plan for the UNDP Philippines’ Country Programme.The Consultant will also support selected communications programs and activities to enable UNDP-Philippines to improve the effectiveness of its engagement with partners, be more visible, and have greater influence and impact through its work, towards achieving the SDGs. Expected Outputs and Deliverables and Schedule of Payments

(Re-advertisement) Strategic Communications Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published November 6, 2017  -  Deadline November 12, 2017
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As a growing middle-income country, the Philippines faces multiple, interconnected and complex development challenges in achieving the Sustainable Deveploment Goals (SDGs). Though the country made significant progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, gaps remain. Achievement of the comprehensive set of SDGs requires more integrated, coordinated approaches.To more effectively support government at the national and local level achieve the SDGs, UNDP Philippines is rethinking how it engages with its stakeholders and partners. Though established partnerships will continue to be important, UNDP Philippines is moving away from funding projects that have often relied on international donor financing towards leveraging the substantially increased availability of domestic resources – both public and private.To be more relevant UNDP-Philippines aims to: (i) become more innovative; (ii) offer best practice knowledge solutions that can be nationally contextualized and scaled up; (iii) strengthen research, analysis, and advocacy to shape national policies and programs; and (iv) support targeted capacity and systems development to enable the Philippines to deliver national programs and to exploit its significantly enhanced fiscal space.To improve the visibility, influence, reputation and impact of its programs and projects, UNDP Philippines requires the services of a consultant to develop and assist in the implementation of a new strategic communications plan.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITESThe Consultant will review existing communications activities and consult with UNDP Philippines staff and stakeholders to develop a strength-weakness-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis of current approaches to communications. The SWOT analysis will assess UNDP’s engagement strategies with stakeholders, the use of technical and analytical work to inform and influence policy and program design, and the linkage between and contribution of communications activities to achievement of the SDGs.Drawing on the SWOT analysis and incorporating strategic communications approaches used in the UN/UNDP, and other large development organizations, the consultant will develop a strategic communications framework and implementation plan for the UNDP Philippines’ Country Programme.The Consultant will also support selected communications programs and activities to enable UNDP-Philippines to improve the effectiveness of its engagement with partners, be more visible, and have greater influence and impact through its work, towards achieving the SDGs.INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTUnder the overall guidance of the Country Director, the Consultant shall directly report to the Team Leader of the Management Support Unit (MSU). Working closely with the Communications Associate, s/he will also work with the Deputy Country Director, the Senior Advisor and the Programme Teams in the Country Office to ensure clear and consistent messaging relevant to target market segments and aligned with the global brand strategy of UNDP. As may be necessary, s/he will collaborate with project teams and key partners of the Country Office as well as the Regional Bureau Communications Group based in UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub.The Management Support Unit will administer this undertaking and will ensure the delivery of the expected outputs under this TOR. All outputs shall be reviewed by members of the Management Team and certified by the Team Leader, MSU, prior to any payments. Local and international travel is not expected, but if required, all attendant costs will be covered and arranged by the UNDP project hosting the post.DURATION OF WORKThe Consultant is expected to be engaged for six (6) months, unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable by the Team Leader, MSU and the Contractor.DUTY STATIONThe contract is based at the Manila office of UNDP-Philippines. The Contractor will not be required to report regularly or be present at UNDP Country Office during the contract period but might be requested to attend meetings and report at UNDP for related activities. Except during the implementation phase of the Strategic Communications Framework and Implementation Plan, the Contractor is also expected to work online independently and not utilize any facilities of UNDP. Deliverables and deadlines are specified in Item C. Changes in the timetable should be approved by the MSU Team Leader.SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTSThe financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e., such as transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings within Metro Manila, supplies and materials, equipment, reproduction, communications including internet, etc). Payments will be made when specific outputs have been submitted, as outlined below:

Consultant for Business and SDGs

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published November 2, 2017  -  Deadline November 12, 2017
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In 2015, the Philippines, along with 192 countries, adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly. With 17 ambitious and wide-encompassing targets that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, the SDGs will not only require significant financing but will also entail cooperation and participation of all sectors. Under SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), two indicators state: “Businesses operate according to internationally recognized standards of responsible business conduct” and “Businesses contribute directly to the Goals according to capacity and expertise.” Clearly, with the private sector’s ability to create sustainable, innovative, and scalable market solutions to address the world’s problems, they play a critical role in ensuring the achievement of SDGs by 2030.While there has been increasing awareness on SDGs among businesses, businesses still require practical guidance and direction that resonate with the business community – highlighting how they can contribute to and benefit from SDGs. G20 Framework succinctly summarizes this idea, it says: “For private capital and innovation to flow towards advancing the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), societies will have to structure incentives that simultaneously advance business and development.” UNDP in the Philippines and the Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE) launched a pilot online portal in September 2016 where companies can report on company information, sustainability strategies, and business initiatives, aimed at inspiring action among businesses by recognizing Philippine companies’ contribution to the achievement of SDGs. Companies’ initiatives have been analyzed and aggregated into a publication, “Transformational Business: Philippine Private Sector Contributions to the SDGs”. The project is now in its second phase: “SDGs is Our Biz” (SDGsBizPh), which aims to recognize and strengthen the role of the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda by creating a platform for evidence-based decision making, sharing of best practices and creating knowledge among private companies, the government, and other stakeholders. The project will also enhance accountability and redefine the environment in which the private sector operates in to make it more collaborative with the government and other development players, with the aim of setting up certification and recognition system. The Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global leadership platform that challenges companies to advance core business activities that are inclusive of poor populations and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals. Worldwide, over 200 companies have responded to the BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. BCtA provides opportunities to share expertise, knowledge, and best practices for market-based approaches to development; initiative development advice and assistance; and linkages with companies, donors, and other key stakeholders. The report, “New Horizons: How Inclusive Business is Helping Achieve the SDGs in the Philippines” is a product of BCtA ’s collaboration with the UNDP Philippines and the Philippine Business for Social Progress. It outlines the role that private sector can play in meeting these targets and improving the lives of low income Filipinos and examines how businesses can be more ‘inclusive’ by providing employment, goods, services and livelihoods in a commercially viable manner to people living at the base of the economic pyramid (defined as those earning less than USD 8 a day).UNDP Philippines and BCtA are building on their previous successful collaboration in the Philippines to continue advancing Inclusive Business (IB) and the SDGs agenda in the country, pursue the recommendations from the two publications, support Philippine companies as they move along their IB and SDGs journey with relevant UNDP and BCtA tools and services, and guide the next phase of engagement with the private sector. UNDP Philippines and BCtA will also further increase awareness, understanding and engagement of the private sector and other relevant actors in IB and the broader SDGs agenda; drive new business commitments to the BCtA; and facilitate public-private dialogue between stakeholders on impact measurement, IB and SDGs.A Consultant for Business and SDGs will be contracted by UNDP Philippines to ensure a strategic and integrated approach to engaging with the private sector. The Consultant will also lead the Country Office in the conduct of outreach to companies and business associations and will help establish a mechanism for advisory services, road mapping, and impact measurement on the SDGs and IB; facilitate collaboration with other regional and local stakeholders in raising awareness on SDGs and IB; lead knowledge work and learning on the SDGs, IB, and the BCtA at the country level; and identify business opportunities relating to the SDGs and to where private sector can infuse capital.SCOPE OF WORKSThe Consultant will be required to work closely with the UNDP Philippines Country Office Programmes as well as the BCtA Secretariat in Istanbul. The Consultant will also work with the national government, i.e. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), among others, and business associations such as, but not limited to, the Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE); Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP); the UN Global Compact Network in the Philippines (GCNP); Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI); Makati Business Club (MBC); League of Corporate Foundations (LCF); higher education institutes, development partners, and other regional and local stakeholders. As may be necessary, the Consultant will collaborate with the Regional Partnerships Specialist and the Chief for Innovation and Private Sector Business Development based in the Bangkok Regional Hub, and the Global Programme Advisor- Private Sector, Bureau of Policy and Programme Support in UNDP in Istanbul. The Consultant will be responsible for the following:1. Design and coordination of a strategy and action plan for UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector companies, major foundations, business associations, high-net worth individuals and other key development partners in support of the SDGsPrioritize prospects/engagement areas and initiate contact with a portfolio of foundations, corporations, and financial institutions companies;Develop and implement an engagement program for high-net worth individuals; individual giving and corporate strategies including social media/digital giving, social impact funds built on solid cases for investments; and tailor UNDP value propositions for partnering with companies, foundations and associations; andDevelop and maintain a strong network of private sector partners that UNDP can engage with over a sustained period in support of the SDGs. 2. Identification of SDG investment potential in the PhilippinesGuided by the “Better Business, Better World” publication of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, develop a concept note on replicating the approach to the publication tailored specifically to the Philippine context; andInitially identify business opportunities for private capital infusion as far as the SDGs are concerned, including areas where there is a lack of products and services for the SDGs but could create shared value and social impact for the company and society.3. Capacity building for Impact Measurement (IM)Using resources from the BCtA IM Lab and SDGsBizPh Project; tailor-fit the online modules and implement general and customized training sessions for companies to better measure and manage their impact (Following the BCTA IM four-step process: https://www.businesscalltoaction.org/impact-practices)Support data analysis and knowledge exchanges to encourage scaling of SDG initiatives, using the information from the BCtA IM Lab and SDGsBizPh;Forge partnership agreements with relevant institutions in order to sustain an IM Lab in the Philippines; andProvide substantive inputs to the SDGsBizPh Project, for the proposal for Phase 3 of the project which includes advisory services, enhanced SDG reporting and road mapping mechanism for companies to align themselves with the SDGs. 4. Conduct of risk analysis and due diligence reviews:Conduct due-diligence reviews of companies identified as high-potential for BCtA membership or UNDP resource mobilization; andCoordinate with the UNDP Regional Bureau or HQ for any necessary operational support for contractual, legal, partnerships formalization requirements and information on regional and global foundations/corporations.5. Communications/outreach to private sector and knowledge activitiesWorking with the CO Communications Team, identify possible products and services to increase brand awareness and UNDP’s visibility to the private sector;Support and implement SDGs and IB country-level events and convening among key regional and local stakeholders, including advocacy, learning and public-private dialogue;Support and guide content management and knowledge sharing and creation activities, including studies and/or reports and other relevant knowledge products for, but not limited to, the www.sdg-biz-ph.org website; andProduce and present to the Management Team a draft report with lessons learned and recommendations for sustaining UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector. Based on feedback from the Team, submit a final version of the report.KEY OUTPUT / DELIVERABLESAn inception report covering the methodology, and resource requirements in order to deliver the key outputs belowStrategy and action plan for UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector companies, major foundations, high-net worth individuals and other key development partners in support of the SDGs;Concept note and activity design developed to facilitate high-level discussion on SDGs investment potential in the Philippines, drawing on the approach of the publication “Better Business, Better World”;Capacity building for impact measurement: customize the BCTA IM online modules and implement at least 2 learning events/workshops organized on IB and impact measurement;Risk analysis and due diligence reviews: at least 7 due diligence processes conducted for potential companies and at least 5 partnership agreements forged; andConsultant’s Final Report with lessons learned and recommendations for sustaining UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector.INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTSThe Consultant shall report to Team Leader of the Management Support Unit (MSU) of the UNDP Philippines Country Office. The Consultant will also coordinate closely with the BCtA Programme Manager based in Istanbul. Deliverables will be reviewed by the Team Leader, MSU, in coordination with the UNDP Philippines Management Team and the BCtA in Istanbul.DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND TRAVEL The assignment shall commence on 22 November 2017 and shall be completed on 21 November 2018, unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable between the Consultant and the Team Leader, MSU, and subject to availability of funds.Duty station: UNDP Philippines Country Office, Makati City, Philippines. The Consultant is not required to report on a daily basis at the duty station.Travel: As may be deemed relevant to the assignment, the Consultant may be required to travel within the Philippines or the Asia-Pacific region. Travels will be endorsed by the Team Leader, MSU, for approval by the Country Director or his Deputy. Travel expenses, to be covered by the project, shall be agreed prior to travel and a travel report is to be submitted after trips are completed. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTThe Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (i.e., such as transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings within Metro Manila, supplies and materials, equipment, reproduction, communications including internet, etc) to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP, will be covered and arranged by UNDP, following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Team Leader, MSU, prior to payments.First Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of Inception Report;Second Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of Strategy and action plan for UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector companies, major foundations, high-net worth individuals and other key development partners in support of the SDGs;Third Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Concept note and activity design developed to facilitate high-level discussion on SDGs investment potential in the Philippines, drawing on the approach of the publication “Better Business, Better World”Fourth Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Capacity Building for Impact Measurement: customize the BCTA IM online modules and implement at least 2 learning events/workshops organized on IB and impact measurement;Fifth Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Risk analysis and due diligence reviews: at least 7 due diligence processes conducted for potential companies and at least 5 partnership agreements forged;Sixth Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Final Consultant ’s report with lessons learned and recommendations for sustaining UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector.CORPORATE COMPETENCESDemonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values and ethical standardsDisplays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptabilityOther Competencies- Building Strategic PartnershipsEffectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agendaPast experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executives;Promotes UNDP’s agenda in meetings - Management and LeadershipAbility to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environmentStrong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifyingsuitable companies and engaging in appropriate business opportunitiesConsistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitudeBuilds strong relationships with internal and external clientsDemonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programme effectivelyDemonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgmentEncourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovationDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentStrong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunities;Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment; - Language skillsExcellent written and spoken communication skills in EnglishExcellent presentation skillsQUALIFICATIONS:Education:Master’s Degree in e.g. Economics, Business Management or related field with at least 5 years of relevant, progressive work experience; or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 8 years of relevant, progressive work experience;Experience:At least five years of professional and relevant work experience in private sector (with strong knowledge of corporate social responsibility, shared value, IB and sustainability reporting);Skills:Established local network of Philippine companies and business associations;Possess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction; in knowledge of private sector and development impact assessment;Knowledge of international development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development/the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is preferred.Language:Very good command of oral and written English.Criteria for selection process:DESK REVIEW - 40%Existing work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agencies; Past experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior private sector executives;Master’s Degree in e.g. Economics, Business Management or related field & at least 5 years of professional and relevant work experience in the private sector and/or development sector in private sector partnership/outreach positions or Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years of relevant work experience;Demonstrated understanding on IB & business contribution to development; existing CSR reporting framework for risk management; strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction, the sustainable development goals ;Excellent written communication skills in English; demonstrated e.g. by prior publications or prior experience in working in an international organization/abroadINTERVIEW - 30%FINANCIAL PROPOSAL - 30%Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Financial ProposalApplication requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 12 November 2017.In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Filipino Lead Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published February 28, 2017  -  Deadline March 9, 2017
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BackgroundAs a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), parties are committed to prepare and implement their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAP). This is a significant contribution to the Philippines’ efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level and integrating biodiversity conservation into national and local plans. The Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) is the country’s roadmap to conserve its biodiversity and achieve its vision - “By 2028, biodiversity is restored and rehabilitated, valued, effectively managed and secured, maintaining ecosystem services to sustain healthy, resilient Filipino communities and delivering benefits to all.”To mobilize resources for the implementation of the PBSAP, the Biodiversity Financing Initiative (BIOFIN) will contribute to closing the financing gap for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity by identifying, accessing, combining and sequencing sources of biodiversity funding to meet national needs. Funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), it aims to develop, adopt and begin implementation of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2015-2028 in a manner that is in line with the global and national guidance contained in the Convention on Biological Diversity or CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022) and relevant sectoral plans. At the same time, expense evaluations, subsidizing sources and financing components for the full implementation of the updated PBSAP are being developed through the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN). BIOFIN is managed by the UNDP Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme, in partnership with the European Union and the Governments of Germany, Flanders and Switzerland, who support the initiative. with a total of USD 15 million (as of March 2014 – further support is being sought)At present, the BIOFIN Project is testing finance mechanisms such as budget realignment (biodiversity expenditure tagging), private sector engagement (public-private partnerships for protected areas, corporate social responsibility) and accessing earmarked funds (Peoples Survival Fund, ER 1-94, Malampaya Fund). At the same time, the Project is closely working with the Department of Finance in determining the feasibility of a number of finance mechanisms such as debt swaps, ecological fiscal transfers, and green/blue bonds. A PBSAP localization effort will also be done to test finance mechanisms at the local government level and to mainstream biodiversity conservation.The localization of the PBSAP in Mindoro Island will mainstream biodiversity conservation in local plans, enhance current programs, apply the BIOFIN methodology (policy and institutional review, expenditure review, finance needs assessment and finance solutions plan), and implement and test a number of proposed finance solutions at the local level. ResponsibilitiesAmong the strategies identified towards localization of PBSAP and BIOFIN methodology, the Lead Consultant under the supervision of the Program Manager and Senior Technical Advisor will:Lead the application of BIOFIN Methodology – Policy and Institutional Review; Finance Needs Analysis; and Development of finance solutions – and design process that may be applicable to the pilot provinces;Conduct Biodiversity Expenditure Tagging exercise with the regional office of DENR, specifically MIMAROPA;Work with the Local Government Specialist in developing localized PBSAP programs and ensure alignment to the PDPFP of 2 provinces, Philippine Development Plan and DENR’s SIAD Framework;Provide technical assistance to the pilot provinces in mainstreaming finance solutions in the local government;Work with Policy Specialist and BIOFIN Secretariat to ensure PBSAP programs and Finance solutions are institutionalized at the local level;Provide technical guidance to the PBSAP Secretariat on the BIOFIN Methodology;Contribute to the IEC component of the project and continue partnership work with key government agencies (i.e. DENR, NEDA, DBM, CCC, HOR, DOF);Attend relevant project meetings and workshops/exercises; andSubmit report/s as may be required by UNDP and BMB Expected Outputs and DeliverablesInception ReportPolicy and Institutional Review Report of Mindoro IslandsFinance Needs AnalysisFinance Solutions ReportDraft Localized BIOFIN MethodologyInstitutional ArrangementThe Project Manager shall directly supervise the Lead Consultant and approve his/her output. The Lead Consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the national and global (as necessary) BIOFIN project team, DENR BMB and UNDP. As needed, the project staff shall provide administrative assistance to her/him in order for her/him to accomplish all requirements. Duration of the Work The expected duration of work is estimated at 140 person days spread over 12 months. Duty StationThe Lead Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office based in BMB in Quezon City but shall be available on an on-call basis. CompetenciesCorporate competenciesPreferably with sufficient knowledge of UNDP and BMB and some level of familiarity with its operationsFunctional and technical competenciesLeading and supervisingFormulating strategies and conceptsRelating and networkingPersuading and influencingApplying technical expertiseQualifications of the Successful Individual ContractorEducation: Degree in business management, finance, economics or a closely related field or equivalent relevant experience.Experience: At least 7 years’ experience in business planning, environmental economics;Familiar and up-to-date with national and local programs, projects and initiatives on biodiversity conservation and related areasExperience in dealing with international and national experts and institutionsSkills: Good communications and interpersonal skills;Good analytical and organizational skills Language requirements:Very good command of oral and written EnglishScope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila and/or within Metro Manila, transportation/travel to outside of Metro Manila, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet).

Weather Index-Based Insurance (WIBI) Indexing Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published April 3, 2017  -  Deadline April 10, 2017
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Project Title: “Scaling Up Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Climate Vulnerable Agriculture – Based Communities in Mindanao (WIBI Mindanao Project)”Background:UNDP in partnership with the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) is implementing the project, “Scaling Up Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Climate Vulnerable Agriculture-Based Communities in Mindanao”. The project aims to reduce poverty by strengthening the resilience of vulnerable agriculture-based rural communities in Mindanao through climate risk transfer mechanisms and productivity enhancement measures. The project was designed to address two types of climate risk: (1) increasing variability in climate and (2) climate-changed induced natural disasters. Weather index-based insurance (WIBI) which has been pilot tested by PCIC on a small scale in the last 3 years will be expanded to at least 2,000 households. Disaster Risk Management will also be introduced, disseminated and strengthened at a community level in the same locations where WIBI will be delivered. The provision of climate change adaptation options for the abovementioned types of climate risks in a synchronized manner will increase the adaptive value of such options and reduces vulnerability of small-holder farmers.The services of the Weather Index-Based Insurance (WIBI) Indexing Consultant will provide assistance to the National Project Coordinator (NPC) in ensuring that the project produces the results under Outcome 1 (Regulatory and fiscal incentive structures adjusted to stimulate private sector engagement in climate risk reduction and transfer for agriculture-based rural households) specifically Output 1.2 in the development of guidelines for indexing process for WIBI.The WIBI Product Design Consultant is expected to coordinate with identified collaborators and responsible parties of the project in all components, i.e. Department of Agriculture, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRR), Department of Science & Technology (DOST) - Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, Farmers Associations/Cooperatives, Local Government Units (LGUs) and relevant scientists (if needed). In addition, WIBI Product Design Consultant is expected to work closely with the Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) and other consultants hired for the project to ensure relevance and value of their contracted work assignments.Scope of Work: The WIBI Indexing Consultant is responsible for ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of planned activities under Output 1.2. She/He will work with other consultants to ensure complementation of works and smooth implementation of approved activities. Specific tasks are as follows:Provide overall leadership and direction to the project being implemented by the Philippine Rice Research Institute;Develop the project protocol for the Efficiency analysis of the pre-developed Rainfall-Soil Water (RSW) Model via monitoring of reference field plots in the pilot studyLead and supervise the implementation of the target experiments as well as the project staff hired by the implementing agency (PhilRice) to assist in the project;Manage project funds in accordance with the accounting rules of the Responsible Party (PhilRice);As consultant, represent the project in meetings, workshops and other conventions called by parties to the WIBI Mindanao ProjectSupervise the development of a software (optional) that will facilitate the indexing process as well as the assessment for breached indices;Assistance to Project Management Office of the PCIC-UNDP;Other activities essential for the delivery of the listed outputsPerform other duties/functions as may be deemed necessary for project implementation and coordination.Expected Outputs and Deliverables:One android and IOS application for the WIBI product for site-specific indexing and payout calculation;Comparative analysis of indices and payout calculations between the ILO and PhilRice procedures;Simulation studies for the UNDP-PhilRice method in sites other than the WIBI Mindanao project areas;Research design for indexing of Crops other than rice and corn;Efficiency analysis of the pre-developed Rainfall-Soil Water (RSW) Model via monitoring of reference field plots in the pilot siteInstitutional Arrangement:For the duration of the contract, the WIBI Indexing Consultant will report to the Project Management Office, and shall work in close coordination with the identified Responsible Partner particularly the Philippine Rice Research Insitutute. The IC shall directly liaise with other IP’s team of experts and shall provide technical guidance on the on the outputs of relevant project component. Duration of Work: The Consultant shall be engaged for the 150 days spread over eight (8) months commencing from the effectivity of the contractDuty Station:Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The position is Nueva Ecija-based for accessibility and availability to allow for discussions/reporting on progress of activities as may be required by the Philippine Rice Research Institute. Domestic travel is contingent on project requirements. The Consultant will not be required to report to office regularly but status report on the outputs shall be expected from time to timeScope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:The cost of the contract shall cover professional services rendered only, travel costs and necessarily expense at the project sites will be covered by the project. As remuneration for services rendered, the consultant shall be paid based on satisfactory submission and acceptance of the following outputs based on the schedule of tranches:1st payment - 10% upon signing of contract;2nd payment - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of android and IOS application for the WIBI product for site-specific indexing and payout calculation;3rd payment - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of the report on comparative analysis of indices and payout calculations between the ILO and PhilRice procedures;4th payment - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the report of Research designs for indexing of Crops other than rice and corn and/or weather parameters (e.g. wind speed, temperature)5th payment - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of the report on the Simulation Studies and Efficiency analysis of the pre-developed Rainfall-Soil Water (RSW) Model via monitoring of reference field plots in the pilot siteQualifications: EducationUniversity degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Crop Science or closely related fieldExperienceAt least 5 years of relevant experience in agriculture sector, research & project managementExperience in dealing with different government and private agencies;License Agriculturist/Scientist (recognized by DOST) is an advantage;Experience in development of macro and micro programs on crop indexing is necessaryLanguageHas excellent communication skills, such as: oral and written communication in English and Filipino;Effective communication of relevant project information to the project team;Delivery of engaging, informative, well-organized presentations; and timely resolution of issues.Functional and technical competenciesExtensive experience in agriculture, agronomy, crop science, horticulture, rice or other related sciencesKnowledgeable on Index insuranceWorking knowledge on concepts and theories in the area of agriculture, crop insurance, economic development, climate change risk, and vulnerability assessmentGood understanding of the governance and traditional institutionsSomeone who can persuade, convince or influence others in order to have a specific impact or effectGood ICT skillsWorks with variety of stakeholders and a positive, constructive attitudeDemonstrates good oral and written communication skillsResults orientation

Short-Term Consultant on Communications

World Health Organization | Published November 28, 2016
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Background

To continue the development of innovative communication materials that will enhance visibility of the Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO), specifically in the following technical programmes:  Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA); Disability and Rehabilitation (DAR); and Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHS), a communications consultant is needed to provide creative and communications expertise.

Purpose/Specific Objective of the Activity

To raise awareness and provide communications platforms for technical programmes of the Division of the NCD and Health through the Life-Course, in particular, MCA, DAR and MHS.

Description of activities to be carried out

Under the supervision of the Coordinator/MCA, Coordinator/DAR, and the Technical Lead/MHS, and with guidance from the Division Director, the contractual partner will undertake:
 

  • For the Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course:  to coordinate strategic planning, management of third-party suppliers and evaluation of ongoing and future communication campaigns, products and initiatives; to provide support in the creative direction and management for World Health Day 2017; and to lead web maintenance and social media engagement in close coordination with the technical units and WHO WPRO's Public Information Office (PIO) and the Information Technology Group (ITG)
  • For the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Unit (MCA):  to provide creative direction and management for preparations for Year 2 of the First Embrace campaign and related products, including finalization of documentaries; to liaise with third-party suppliers in achieving one million Youtube hits on videos developed by MCA; and to maintain and update the MCA website
  • For the Disability and Rehabilitation Unit (DAR):  to support strategic communications and provide creative direction for campaigns and related products, including communication activities for World Deafness Day, a communication plan for the production of a rehabilitation video and commencement of process to produce it; and finalization of DAR publications (NCD and Disability Study, Pacific CBR Action Plan Evaluation, Pacific Livelihood Report; Regional Disability Survey Report)
  • To provide support in campaigns and related advocacy products for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit, especially in preparations for the World Health Day 2017 on Depression (MHS)
  • To provide guidance and country support, including travel if necessary, in terms of product development, creative content development, media liaison and public relations

Description of the tasks/process involved in carrying out the activity

The consultant will review relevant documents and publications, coordinate with the technical units, PIO and other relevant units on communications, and work with external graphic/layout designers, IT developers and other partners in relevant fields.

Required profile of the consultant

Education

Essential:  Undergraduate degree in public health, social sciences, communications, business or related fields.

Experience

Essential:  Experience in communications of public health programmes.  Experience with the UN system or international organizations is an advantage.  Familiarity with social media and online applications is desirable

Languages

Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage

Interested should submit following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at wprosao@who.int by 5 December 2016. Please use Tender Notice No. 52099 as subject to all submissions. Contract start date 16 January 2017 with duration of 3.5 months

• Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (per day) and availability
• WHO personal history form or CV

Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only the successful candidates will be contacted


Travel: For each assignment WHO shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare).

Benefit-Cost Analysis Consultant

Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published August 23, 2017  -  Deadline August 31, 2017
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BackgroundIn 2015, the UNDP supported the DENR in developing a national programme on wealth creation entitled “Philippines National Program on Wealth Creation from Biodiversity Resources”. During its final stretch in the DENR organization, the draft national programme was presented to the newly appointed DENR Undersecretary for Policy and Planning for his understanding and appreciation in October 14, 2016, the Undersecretary had suggested to update the program proposal to include the thrust of the new DENR administration on community-based approach.The DENR’s primary concern is whether the programme in general will be economically beneficial at two levels: a) community level particularly those displaced communities in mining areas and those that are in degraded lands programmed for reforestation; and b) national level where the investment of the national government will yield economic benefits to the economy of the country. Both levels will require Benefit-Cost analyses.Also important are the input-output analysis of GR products’ value chain to determine the impact of the sales of the GR products to the GNP, the potential income road map over time of the R&D and commercialization of the GR products, and in order to have a point of comparison, the strategy of one of the ASEAN countries on how their GRs-pharmaceutical program is being implemented based on literature review in the internet will help a lot in persuading the government in investing in the genetic resources. In this regard, to support and strengthen the position of DENR in justifying the importance of the Wealth Creation Program from the Biodiversity Genetic Resources to the national government particularly the policy makers as well as the Department of Budget and Management that the government investment in GR Biodiversity Programme will generate substantial wealth for the country. Thus, the services of a consultant that will address the recommendations of the DENR to further strengthen favorable funding from the government is necessary.ObjectivesThe primary objective is to develop a business and financial model involving R&D and commercialization that would showcase an economic justification as basis for government support and sustainable funding of the Wealth Creation from the Biodiversity Genetic Resources Programme.Scope of Services/ Key Results ExpectedConduct benefit-cost analyses (BCA) of GR- products at the community level and national level.Conduct an input-output survey and analysis of the supply chain of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and other GR-based products to determine their contributions to the GNP.Conduct a survey on the past and present sales of GR products and develop a projection model to estimate the potential sales that will be generated in the future considering factors that will lead to increases in human disease prevalence. Transform the projected potential sales to an income road map of the wealth creation programme.Study the development strategies of Malaysia or other ASEAN countries in developing their genetic resources for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and other GR-industries through publications available in the internet.Integrate findings from Item no. 1 to no. 4 to the Programme Document of the Wealth Creation from the Biodiversity’ GRs to further enhance it to deserve funding from the government.Participate in planning meeting with the Project Team (FASPS, ERDB, BMB, FMB and UNDP), where necessary.TimeframeThe consultant is expected to be engaged for effective work period of 45 days spread over 6 months starting immediately from the approval of the contract of the consultant’s engagement.Coordination and SupportFor the duration of the contract, the consultant will report to the UNDP through DENR-FASPS.The cost of the contract shall be charged to UNDP funds allotted for the Wealth Creation project. Processing of payment shall be made upon issuance of the certificate of acceptance from the Director of FASPS for submission to UNDP.Financial Proposal and Terms of PaymentThe financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila and/or within Metro Manila, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet). 1st payment - 20% Upon signing of the contract and Inception Report2nd payment - 50% Upon submission and acceptance of draft the business and financial model for the access and benefit sharing including the CBA and/or ROI.3rd payment - 30% Upon submission and acceptance of a revised programme document incorporating the business and financial modelQualifications of Successful ConsultantEducationAdvanced university degree in any of the fields of environmental and natural resources management and economics and policy or any related degree with sufficient experience on the utilization and management of biodiversity genetic resources. Work ExperienceAt least 10 years in programme and project development especially in biodiversity conservation or natural resource management;Experience in financial and business modelling or resource valuation;Experience in the preparation and packaging of project/program proposal and reports in the areas of the environment and natural resources for international funding institutions;Has institutional memory/knowledge on the development of national R&D agenda on genetic resources;Has proven a track record in providing training-workshop on environment and natural resources; andExtensive work in the design of participatory processes involving varied stakeholder groups of national and local organizations;Language: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in EnglishSkillsDesigning participatory processes;Excellent facilitation and conflict/ dispute resolution/ management skills;Excellent technical writing skills;Excellent analytical skills;Excellent report packaging skills;Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team;Ability to relate well with a diverse range of stakeholders at local and national levels;Strong planning and management skills;Strong initiative and can work with minimum supervision.Criteria for Selection of Best OfferThe offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application RequirementsApplicants are requested to submit/upload in one file the following documents:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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; In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Common Country Assessment (CCA) Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published May 18, 2017  -  Deadline June 8, 2017
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The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the Philippines will develop its new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2019 to 2023, which will provide the basis for the strategic scope and nature of the collective work of the UN system program support to the Philippines, including the critical beginnings of the roll-out of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and local levels. The country analysis provides the essential evidence-base from which the theory of change underpinning the UNDAF is developed. The SDGs will be an explicit target of the UNDAF to complement the strategies in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, incorporating remedial measures in the design if that is not the case, including support to strengthening national capacities.The CCA will build on existing assessments (starting with the Government’s Philippine Development Plan and sectoral plans supported by the analysis from international human rights mechanisms and other bodies, and linked with situational analysis made by the UN agencies. In line with the 2030 Agenda and in pursuit of UN coherence, the CCA will build on the situational analysis made by the UN agencies, but recognizing the interdependence of UN entity mandates and the necessity for the coordinated and combined contributions of the UNCT members to address the multifaceted development challenges targeted by the SDGs. The analysis will also identify the most relevant areas of UNCT comparative advantage in the current development and MIC context. The specific objective of the CCA is provide partners a deeper knowledge of the key development challenges facing the Philippines, based on a shared in-depth understanding of the country’s development situation, taking into consideration the SDGs and other commitments, goals and targets that the country has committed to achieve.Part of the process will be an assessment of the availability of quality data and gaps in data and capacity for data generation to use not only for the analysis but also for future monitoring of progress towards the achievement of programme targets. The value of disaggregated data (where relevant, by income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability and geographic, or other characteristics) and impartial analysis are important considerations in the CCA process. Data quality issue and data gaps in the CCA and UNDAF processes will be addressed by: i) reflecting other alternative approach to assessment and evaluations; ii) identifying other data sources; and iii) building upon and contributing to the strengthening of the national capacity for assessment and analysis process, including data generation, targeting national government partners and counterparts such as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA), among others.The assignment shall have a participatory approach, in which stakeholder participation and ownership both from the national and regional levels are observed.Scope of WorkGuided by the UNDG UNDAF Interim Guidelines and in extensive consultations with the UNCT, government and other relevant partners, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:Conduct a desk-review based on (but not limited to) the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan, the Mainstreaming Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) for the 2030 Agenda tools and resources, the latest Universal Periodic Review and Concluding Observations of human rights treaty monitoring bodies to Philippine reports, UN agency situational analyses and other existing relevant documents, to provide required analysis as mentioned in the Annex. Inform the outcome of the desk review with the four core inter-related UNDAF programming principles - Human rights-based, gender equality and women’s empowerment; Sustainable development and resilience; Leave no one behind; and Accountability. Convene and facilitate national consultations, in collaboration with the UNCT and GOP, with a wide range of stakeholders (civil society, development partners, private/industry sector, etc) to analyse trends, identify disparities and groups that may have been overlooked; In collaboration with the PSA, develop/strengthen the existing Indicator Framework (i.e. manageable set of key performance indicators) to help establish baselines and identify data gaps in the country statistical system. Lead the work, facilitate the analysis and multistakeholder discussion, prepare summary proceedings of various meetings/workshops, coordinate efforts of various groups to CCA/UNDAF-related exercises such that consensus at critical steps of the processes are reached; and Produce a quality draft and final CCA document in a timely manner.C. Expected Outputs and Deliverables The consultant will produce the following outputs:CCA Document, text preferably within 20 to 30 pages, excluding annexes, and should contain an executive summary with a synthesis of the major findings of the analysis (see Annex for Proposed Outline and Areas of Consideration for CCAs)Facilitation throughout the process. Finalization of the CCA document will be guided by consultations within the UN system, UNCT agencies, Government, CSOs, private/industry sector, and relevant partners including feedback and review by the Peer Support Group (PSG), to be facilitated by the Consultant.Multistakeholder validation.Finalization of the CCA document will be informed by validation exercises, to be organized by the Consultant. Counterparts, from the national, regional and provincial levels will be major partners in the development of the CCA document from the validation of CCA results. The main users of the CCA will be the UN partners, i.e. the Government, UNCT, other development partners, private/industry sector, and civil society participating in UN programmes.D. Institutional ArrangementThe consultant will be under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and work in close collaboration with the UN Heads of Agencies, the UN Programme Group, the M&E Group, and the Regional Peer Support Group. Regular briefings will be provided to the RC/UNCT on the progress of work and receive suggestions from the RC/UNCT. Day-to-day management will be ensured by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, and will also provide logistical support for the duration of the work.E. Duration of the Work The Advisor will be engaged for around 3 months from June to August 2017 and shall be paid the fees based on the delivery of the following outputs and corresponding tranches:First tranche: 20% Upon signing of Contract and approval of detailed workplan;Second Tranche: 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the 1st Draft Document;Third Tranche: 30% Upon submission and acceptance of the 2nd Draft Document;Fourth Tranche: 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the Final Document. F. Duty StationThe CCA Consultant will be output-based and will be stationed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office. Meetings, consultations will be mostly held in Manila and there is no foreseen local travel during the duration of the contract.Corporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sectorPast experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executivesStrong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunitiesExperience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development fieldExisting work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agenciesPossess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction’; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessmentPast international work experience preferredDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment.Excellent written and spoken communication skills in EnglishQualifications:Education:Advanced degree in economics, social sciences, development economics, development studies, development management or related fieldExperience:At least 10 years relevant experience, preferably three years of which with international organizationStrong understanding and knowledge of economics and human development issues, particularly those related to poverty reduction, the MDGs and SDGsProven ability to (i) work under pressure and tight deadlines, (ii) take initiative and work independently with limited supervision in a multicultural team environment and (iii) prioritize and handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, positive working relationship with colleaguesExcellent facilitation skills with experience in leading multi-stakeholder discussionsExcellent analytical skillsExcellent oral and written communication skills in EnglishKnowledge about the UN system and expertise on rights-based approach, gender, environmental sustainability and capacity assessment an advantageDemonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standardsDisplays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptabilityLanguage:Fluency in oral and written English and the working language of the duty station Criteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 08 June 2017.

UNDAF Evaluation Consultant (International)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published February 27, 2017  -  Deadline March 11, 2017
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BackgroundThe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2012 – 2018 was developed through an inclusive and participatory process under the leadership of the Philippine Government in close consultation with civil society and development partners. The UNDAF embodies the support to be provided by the UN agencies to the government. This is further elaborated through joint implementation planning, joint monitoring and evaluation mechanism and tools and joint management arrangement for harmonized oversight, and alignment with country mechanisms. For the first time, the UNDAF was synchronized with the national planning cycle and with the implementation of the Philippine Development Plan, 2011-2016.The evaluation of the UNDAF will be a joint UN review with GPH partners of the overall results expected from UN cooperation in the country. The proposed timing, i.e. the beginning of the last year of the programme cycle, suggests that the Evaluation takes place late enough to assess performance and results of the first five years of the current programme cycle and early enough to inform the design of the next programme cycle.The main users of the Evaluation will be the UNDAF partners, i.e. the UNCT and the government of the programme country and donors who support the programmes. The UNDAF evaluation results will inform the design and preparation of the next UNDAF (i.e. definition of UNDAF outcomes and expected impact) and of Country Programmes and projects by individual agencies.The UNDAF programme cycle evaluation will reference the UNDAF Joint Implementation Plan and the Consolidated Results Matrix of the seven (7) Strategic Focus Areas (SFAs), progress/status reports on the outcome and sub-outcomes, and relevant key UNDAF review and assessment documents.Purpose and ObjectivesThe evaluation will support greater learning about what works, what doesn't and why, in the context of the UNDAF in the Philippines. This evaluation will provide important information for strengthening programming and results at the country level, specifically informing the planning, decision-making and improving the next programme cycle. Evaluation will cover: i) Thematic/Development Results/Outcomes; and ii) Management/Process Results. Specifically, the evaluation aims to:1) Assess and validate (Thematic/Development Results) the: Progress in achieving UNDAF Outcomes;UN’s contribution, the effectiveness of its strategies and interventions used, to national development targets through results identified in the 2012 – 2018 UNDAF;Added value of UNDAF to cooperation among individual UN agencies;Lessons learnt from the experiences of the current programming cycle, and identify issues and opportunities emerging from the implementation of the current UNDAF;Factors that have affected the UN's contribution (the challenges and how they were overcome or why they were not overcome);Recommendations for improving the UN's contribution; andDesign and focus of the UNDAF i.e. the quality of the formulation of results at different levels. 2) Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the UNDAF planning, programming and implementation processes, highlighting achievements, major challenges and lessons learned across these following areas:Management Arrangements;Funding/Resource Mobilization;Partnerships/Collaboration;Communications;M&E; andOperational SupportApproach and StrategyThe UNDAF Evaluation is the last milestone of the UNDAF M&E plan that was conceptualized at the beginning of the programme cycle. It is an external, participatory, and iterative learning exercise. This evaluation will take place from April to June 2017 for a maximum of seventy (70) days). It takes place at the beginning of the penultimate year (2017) of the programme cycle and builds on UNDAF Annual Reviews as well as major studies and evaluations of country programs that have been completed by individual agencies. As the ability to assess achievement of UNDAF outcomes will to a large extent depend on the completeness and quality of reviews and evaluations of the individual agency country programmes, it is important that individual agency evaluations address the contribution of their interventions to UNDAF outcomes.The UNDAF Evaluation will be jointly commissioned and managed by the UNCT (head of agencies) and national governments. To the greatest extent possible, national governments should develop ownership and leadership, as far as this exercise is concerned. The UNDAF provides an opportunity to contribute to the capacity-building in evaluation of national partners. The UNDAF evaluation involves stakeholders such as the UN staff, their counterparts in the government as well as CSOs, other international actors such as IFIs and bilateral donors. Stakeholder participation is essential and should be sought from the beginning of the process through a series of meetings and possibly through the organisation of an UNDAF Evaluation Workshop that would take place towards the end of the UNDAF Evaluation process. The purpose of the workshop is to validate and refine findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation.In order to determine the scope of the evaluation, it is suggested that the government and the UNCT initiate the evaluation process by assessing how the UNDAF can be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion given the data and resources. This assessment will include a review of the documentation available on the UNDAF design and implementation process.MethodologyThe UNDAF Evaluation Team shall define the specific evaluation strategies, data collection methods and required evaluation tools. An Evaluation Plan will be developed accordingly.Data collection – the UNDAF evaluation will use a multiple method approach, which could include the following: desk reviews of reference materials, interviews with relevant/key stakeholders (i.e. government officials/partners, donors, CSOs, people’s organizations/communities, the private sector and beneficiaries), sites visits and community meetings.Stakeholder participation – the UNDAF evaluation will be conducted in a participatory manner, ensuring the involvement of key stakeholders in all phases of the evaluation.Validation – findings will be supported with evidences. Triangulation will be used to ensure that the information and data collected are valid. A report will be prepared including identified constraints, lessons learned and challenges in relation to the priority interventions as well as specific recommendations made both to the UNCT and to individual agencies.Evaluation Team CompositionThe UNDAF Evaluation will be commissioned to an external independent Evaluation Team[1] composed of:An international evaluation Consultant who will act as Team Leader. S/he will focus on the evaluation of development results and will have overall responsibility for producing the UNDAF Evaluation Report as well as the quality and timely submission of the same Report to the UN RC Office and UNCT. The TL will report to the EMG; andA national evaluation Consultant will support the evaluation and will focus on the management process results.Expected Outputs/DeliverablesThe UNDAF Evaluation Team is expected to produce the following deliverables:Output 1. Inception including Evaluation Work Plan – this defines the specific evaluation design, tools and procedures, specific dates for key tasks, activities and deliverables; the Inception Report briefly describes the team’s understanding of the issues under review including a review framework and detailed work plan. It refines the overall evaluation scope, approach, design and timeframe, provides a detailed outline of the evaluation methodology;Output 2. Preliminary findings and results. – these are presented and shared with the UNCTOutput 3. 1st Draft Report – this is circulated for identification of factual corrections from key stakeholders;Output 4. 2nd Draft Report – for circulation to the external advisory panel for quality assurance;Output 5. Final Evaluation Report and PresentationDuration of the Evaluation and Payment ScheduleThe Evaluation is expected to take 70 days from April to June 2017 with the International Consultant engaged for twenty-five (25) days. Fees shall be paid the based on the delivery of the following outputs and corresponding tranches:

UNDAF Consultant (For Internationals Only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published September 7, 2017  -  Deadline September 24, 2017
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In close consultation with its partners and under the leadership of the Government of the Philippines, the UN Country Team (UNCT) in the Philippines will develop its new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2019 to 2023. The UNDAF will set the basis for the strategic scope and nature of the collective work of the UN system’s programme of support to the Philippines, including the critical roll-out of the SDGs at national and local levels, and support to the government in reinforcing the equity goals in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. The new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) also aims to strengthen joint programming at country level to promote UN coherence and alignment with national priorities.The UN will use the PDP and Agenda 2030 as the primary bases for aligning its support. The UNDAF will build on the results of the UNDAF evaluation, the UN Common Country Assessment (CCA) and joint processes/activities (i.e. UNDAF kick-off workshop/mapping of UN strategic contribution to the Philippine Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the series of joint multi-agency, multi-stakeholder Theory of Change (ToC) exercises.To deliver on the unifying principle of leaving no one behind and the integrated programming principles (human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment; sustainability and resilience; and accountability), the UNDAF will observe these six mutually reinforcing programming approaches: Results Focused Programming; Capacity Development; Risk-informed programming; Development-Humanitarian-Peacebuilding Linkages; Coherent policy support; and Partnerships.The Government of the Philippines, through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), agreed on having a light but meaningful process, with strong emphasis on national ownership. The new UN partnership framework will not cover the universe but only those strategic priority areas of convergence, where the UN has a comparative advantage and that would yield the right synergies to catalyze achievement of results and provide clear value added to national priorities. This however does not preclude UN agencies from carrying out other activities as per their mandate which could be covered in the individual agency country programme document or its equivalent document.The joint NEDA-UNCT UNDAF kick-off workshop is scheduled on 19-20 September 2017 with the following objectives: i) To discuss and agree on the UNDAF clusters/ priority areas based on UN value added and contribution to the PDP and SDGs; and ii) To identify lead UN agency and partners for the multi-agency, multi-stakeholder TOC exercises which will validate the initially determined UNDAF clusters/priority areas with broader range of partners. NEDA envisions this process with the UNCT as a pilot workshop which can be extended to other development partners. A strategic framework promotes coherence and partnership, based on areas of common interest and comparative advantage, and contributes to the PDP and the larger development agenda of the SDGs. This implies that the UN needs to: i) Work smarter and with more flexibility, based on opportunities and political know-how; ii) Focus on an upstream role of the UN as a catalytic body to deliver on the equity principles in the SDGs, with high-quality technical advice and data; iii) Where possible, provide pooled technical assistance, a shared research agenda and proof–of–concept model programmes and good practices; and iv) Leverage long-term relationships with different line ministries to facilitate better engagement in cross-cutting themes, such as climate change, peacebuilding and governance, and gender.In close consultation with its partners and under the leadership of the Government of the Philippines, the UN Country Team (UNCT) in the Philippines will develop its new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2019 to 2023. The UNDAF will set the basis for the strategic scope and nature of the collective work of the UN system’s programme of support to the Philippines, including the critical roll-out of the SDGs at national and local levels, and support to the government in reinforcing the equity goals in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. The new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) also aims to strengthen joint programming at country level to promote UN coherence and alignment with national priorities.The UN will use the PDP and Agenda 2030 as the primary bases for aligning its support. The UNDAF will build on the results of the UNDAF evaluation, the UN Common Country Assessment (CCA) and joint processes/activities (i.e. UNDAF kick-off workshop/mapping of UN strategic contribution to the Philippine Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the series of joint multi-agency, multi-stakeholder Theory of Change (ToC) exercises.To deliver on the unifying principle of leaving no one behind and the integrated programming principles (human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment; sustainability and resilience; and accountability), the UNDAF will observe these six mutually reinforcing programming approaches: Results Focused Programming; Capacity Development; Risk-informed programming; Development-Humanitarian-Peacebuilding Linkages; Coherent policy support; and Partnerships.The Government of the Philippines, through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), agreed on having a light but meaningful process, with strong emphasis on national ownership. The new UN partnership framework will not cover the universe but only those strategic priority areas of convergence, where the UN has a comparative advantage and that would yield the right synergies to catalyze achievement of results and provide clear value added to national priorities. This however does not preclude UN agencies from carrying out other activities as per their mandate which could be covered in the individual agency country programme document or its equivalent document.The joint NEDA-UNCT UNDAF kick-off workshop is scheduled on 19-20 September 2017 with the following objectives: i) To discuss and agree on the UNDAF clusters/ priority areas based on UN value added and contribution to the PDP and SDGs; and ii) To identify lead UN agency and partners for the multi-agency, multi-stakeholder TOC exercises which will validate the initially determined UNDAF clusters/priority areas with broader range of partners. NEDA envisions this process with the UNCT as a pilot workshop which can be extended to other development partners. B. SCOPE OF WORKGuided by the 2017 UNDG UNDAF Guidelines and in extensive consultations with the UNCT, government and other relevant partners, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:Produce a quality draft and final UNDAF document and annexes that orients the UN programming to the national priorities and 2030 Agenda, and brings together development, humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding agendas.Enrich, edit and finalize the UNDAF document based on the outcomes of the various consultations with GPH, UN Agencies, CSOs, private sector and other relevant partners including feedback and review by the Regional Peer Support Group (PSG).Articulate the way in which the UNDAF sits within the context of wider development financing landscape at the country level and overall investment in the SDGs, thus ensuring realistic financial resources.Ensure the UNDAF key strategies for engagement to support the PDP and Agenda 2030 are informed by an in-depth understanding of country context (MIC), leveraging on partnerships, and positioning the UNDAF with more flexibility, focused on UN capacities towards interventions that are catalytic, strategic and have the greatest impact.Lead the work, facilitate the analysis and multistakeholders consultations, coordinate efforts of various groups such that consensus at critical steps of the processes are reached leading to a decision on the UNDAF strategic priorities, based
on the CCA and UN Vision 2030, and supported
by an overarching UNDAF theory of change, a corresponding results matrix at the outcome
level and the medium-term Common Budgetary Framework (CBF). The UNDAF outcomes are the basis for aligning specific organizational programming documents with the UNDAF. The UNDAF outcome indicators, baselines and targets are linked to other intergovernmental monitoring and reporting processes such as SDG reports and human rights mechanisms. C. EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLESThe consultant will produce the following outputs:UNDAF document with main narrative (25 to 30 pages) and annexes in accordance with the UNDAF document template(See Annex 1 and 2 for the UNDAF outline and UNDAF results and resources template, respectively)Design and implement an effective consultation process, in collaboration with the UNCT and GPH, with a wide range of stakeholders (civil society, development partners, private/industry sector, etc) including feedback and review by the Peer Support Group (PSG) in the development of UNDAF.Manage the overall UNDAF development timelines, work with the team (i.e. Programme Group, M&E Group, UNCT) in the organization of these processes and events associated with it; and participate with substantial inputs to these activities.Multi-stakeholder validation. Finalization of the UNDAF document will be informed by validation exercises, to be facilitated by the Consultant. Proposed participants are those partners that were involved in the UNDAF evaluation, CCA results, UNDAF kick-off workshop, and multi-agency, multi-stakeholder joint theory of change exercises.D. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTSThe consultant will be under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and work in close collaboration with the UN Heads of Agencies, the UN Programme Group, the M&E Group, and the Regional Peer Support Group. Regular briefings will be provided to the RC/UNCT on the progress of work and receive suggestions from the RC/UNCT. Day-to-day management will be ensured by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, and will also provide logistical support for the duration of the work.E. DURATION OF WORK The Consultant will be engaged for around 3.5months from mid-September to end December 2017 and shall be paid the fees based upon submission and acceptance of the following outputs and corresponding tranches:First Tranche - 20% - Upon signing of the contract and approval of detailed workplanUNFPA “practice” TOC internal workshopUNICEF Strategic Intent workshopUNDAF kick-off workshopUNDP “practice” TOC internal workshop- Upon submission and acceptance of the Design and implementation of an effective consultation process for the joint multi-agency, multi-stakeholder TOC exercises including participation with substantive inputs to these activities.Excom Agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF) drafting of CPDsSecond tranche - 25% - Upon submission and acceptance of the First draft UNDAF document with main narrative and annexes (for internal review and Peer Support Group)Third Tranche - 25% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Second draft UNDAF document with main narrative and annexes (for circulation with partners)UNDAF Validation WorkshopFourth Tranche - 30% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Finalized UNDAF document with main narrative and annexes. F. SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS The Consultant shall be required to submit a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive lump sum amount. The said amount shall be fixed regardless of the changes on the actual cost of the component included in the lump sum amount. There is no foreseen local travel in the conduct of this assignmentCorporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sector;Past experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executives;Strong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunities;Experience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development field;Existing work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agencies;Possess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessment;Past international work experience preferred;Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment.G. ANNEXES TO THE TORPDP - http://pdp.neda.gov.ph/MAPS - https://undg.org/document/maps-mainstreaming-acceleration-and-policy-support-for-the-2030-agenda/2017 UNDAF Guidelines - file is attachedUNDAF roadmap – file is attachedQCPR –related documents - https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/node/1213351 H. QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Advanced degree in economics, social sciences, development economics, development studies, development management or related fieldExperience:10-15 years relevant experience, five years of which with international organizationPrior experience in leading UNDAF formulations, and knowledge about the UN system and expertise on rights-based approach, gender, environmental sustainability and capacity assessment an advantageLanguage:Excellent oral and written communication skills in EnglishSkillsStrong understanding and knowledge of economics and human development issues, particularly those related to poverty reduction and the SDGsProven ability to (i) work under pressure and tight deadlines, (ii) take initiative and work independently with limited supervision in a multicultural team environment and (iii) prioritize and handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, positive working relationship with colleaguesExcellent facilitation skills with experience in leading multi-stakeholder discussionsExcellent analytical skillsDemonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptabilityCriteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 24 September 2017.In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Short-term consultant in Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

World Health Organization | Published January 19, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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Background In 2013, the Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) Steering Committee approved the APO Communication strategy that aims to broker the information gap between the global evidence based on health systems and the Asia Pacific Region. In particular, the electronic communication activities received a great deal of attention in 2014 - 2015, including the use of eFlash announcements through NetAtlantic, regular Facebook page updating and monthly updates to the APO web site. To sustain the momentum of this critically important area of work, the APO Secretariat will engage the services of a highly qualified short term consultant to manage all communications activities during the first semester of 2016. In addition, the STC will work with the APO Director to progressively transfer all of the communications activities, files and associated materials to SEARO by the end of June 2016. This will be done in preparation for the relocation of the Secretariat to SEARO on August 1, 2016. Tasks The consultant is to support the APO with the above activities, specifically: The Communication Consultant will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that are appealing to the general public in terms of substance, form, extension and sensitivity, adapting the messages to each of the communication outlets. The objectives of the APO Communication Consultant are as follows: a) Produce an interim communications activity report for the Board meeting in June, 2016 b) Manage dissemination of CCS, Policy Briefs and all other APO publications and products, both electronic and print versions c) Web site update d) Provide orientation to the designated staff person or STC in SEARO on the transfer of all APO communications activities to SEARO, including transfer of print materials, communications files and associated materials. e) All other activities as assigned by the Director The consultant is expected to report to APO twice a week. Required profile of the consultant Education • The candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or other related field. • A second level university degree with a relevant combination of professional training, certification and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience a. Computer/soft ware training would be an asset; b. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in journalism, communications, public or international relations, including minimum two years working experience at the international level. c. Experience in the area of web platform development/management is desirable; d Knowledge of the WHO produces; e. Highly developed communication skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style to a variety of audiences, as well as facilitation skills; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. f. Ability to identify strategic issues, opportunities and risks, and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction;  Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills, particularly Microsoft Publisher; g. Demonstrated experience in working with social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter; h. Demonstrated experience in writing communication strategies with a monitoring and evaluation framework; i. Availability Competencies 1. Communicating in a credible and effective way 2. Producing results 3. Moving forward in a changing environment 4. Fostering integration and teamwork 5. Knowing and managing yourself Language Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage Interested applicants should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at by 5 February 2016: . • Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (per day) and availability • WHO personal history form or CV Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted

Nutrition Consultant Roster

World Health Organization | Published February 1, 2017
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Background

        The mandate of the Nutrition Programme of the WHO Western Pacific Region is “to assist Member States in preventing and controlling the double burden of malnutrition, including wasting, stunting, low birth weight, micronutrient deficiencies as well as overweight and obesity and diet-related NCDs, by placing emphasis on a life course approach, recognizing the critical importance of optimal infant and young child feeing the first 1000 days of life.”

        Advocacy materials, including printed materials and videos are currently being prepared in addition to training materials on the double burden of malnutrition.

        The work of the Nutrition Programme is guided by the Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region (2015-2020), which brings together nutrition-related actions from global and regional guidance documents to address diet-related diseases and reduce nutritional risk factors.

        The midterm progress review of the Action Plan will be held in May 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Purpose/Specific Objective of the Activity

        The main objective is to support the work of the Nutrition programme in the Region, to prepare for the midterm review of the Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition and to develop tools for programme implementation.

Description of activities to be carried out

Under the supervision of the Technical Lead/NUT, the contractual partner will perform the following functions:

  1. to conduct validation of the country responses for the 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review (GNPR2);
  2. to prepare a regional summary report of the outcomes of GNPR2 in preparation for the regional consultation on the midterm review of the Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition in the Western Pacific Region (2015-2020) scheduled to take place in May 2017; and
  3. to support the development of tools to build capacity and raise awareness for countries to accelerate implementation of the Action Plan to Reduce the Double Burden of Malnutrition, including:
    * to conduct of a review of available e-learning and training tools, and support finalization of a proposed online course on the double burden of malnutrition; and
    * to develop advocacy materials, in specific an advocacy video on restricting the sale and marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Method(s) to carry out the activity

Literature review, report writing and script writing for advocacy video

Description of the tasks/process involved in carrying out the activity

       Using standard WPRO facilities, the consultant will liaise closely with Technical Lead/NUT, regional and country office colleagues through emails, Skype and/or Telephone in performing the terms of reference, and visit countries, as necessary.

Education

  • Essential:           University degree in a health-related field such as public health or social sciences/social policy
  • Desired:             University degree focusing on food policy and nutrition

Experience

  • Following evaluation of WHO personal history form or CV,  the successful candidates would be placed in one of the following bands:
    • Band A (entry-level)

Skills

  • Knowledge of concepts and strategies related to public health nutrition
  • Ability to visualize recommendations and data for advocacy purposes
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge and effectively express ideas in writing
  • Ability to coordinate with external partners, as well as work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse education and cultural background and maintain a high standard of personal conduct
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, power point etc.)

Languages

  • Written and spoken fluency in English is essential

Additional information

The contract may be renewed after the initial period based on performance and funding situation. The salaries are based on the WHO consultant rates.

Competencies
       1.    Communicating in a credible and effective way
       2.    Producing results
       3.    Ensuring the effective use of resources
       4.    Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
       5.    Moving forward in a changing environment

Interested should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at wprosao@who.int by 15 February 2017. Please use Tender Notice No. 53620 as subject to all submissions. Contract duration is 6 March to 2 June 2017.

  • Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (per day) and availability
  • WHO personal history form or CV

Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only the successful candidates will be contacted

Contracting

  • When a request for services arises, the WHO WPRO manager shall contact the individuals included in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as living allowance, travel cost, etc.
  • Travel: For each assignment WHO shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare).

 

Construction Supervisor Consultant (For Filipino Nationals Only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published December 4, 2017  -  Deadline December 11, 2017
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The Construction Supervisor Consultant will be responsible to deliver and accomplish the construction of facilities, the Girls Education Centre in compliance with the project “Better Life for Out-of-Schools Girls to Fight Against Poverty and Injustice in the Philippines” goals and objectives. She/he is in charge of the day-to-day management and supervision, ensuring the overall efficiency and effectiveness of processes and activities undertaken to achieve timely delivery of infrastructures. She/he is furthermore accountable for providing technical assistance to UNESCO and its partners, including inputs to the development of the construction strategies as well as policies for the maintenance of the infrastructures.Scope of WorkUnder the overall supervision of the Programme Specialist for Education, UNESCO Office, Jakarta and on the ground, National Programme Officer, UNESCO Liaison Office, Manila, the Construction Supervisor Consultant will supervise the construction of the project components, monitor construction methods and quality control, certify that the quality of works conforms to the specifications, norms, standards and drawings. Responsibilities of Construction Supervisor Consultant under this heading includes, but not necessarily limited to following:Develop the terms of reference for request for proposals from construction firms for the preparation of blueprint for tender and budget quotation for Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.Develop the terms of reference for request for proposals from construction firms for the construction of Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.Responsible to ensure that effective implementation, monitoring and supervision of the development and construction of Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems of the contractor and engineering consultancy companies’ work in compliance with technical specifications, Philippines Department of Education and UNESCO quality standards.Provide necessary technical support in project management, including risk management, cost control, scheduling, monitoring and reporting;Review design documents, modify design and make changes in contract in compliance with the works contract, where necessary;Review and update specification of works, develop guidelines for quality assurance and quality control system for the smooth implementation of project components;Prepare Supervision Manual delineating a consistent, comprehensive and uniform system of quality assurance and quality control for the components, including but not limited to systems of checks and reviews, description of type, frequency and procedures of on-site as well as laboratory tests and inspections, etc., that will be enforced during design and construction to ensure highest standards of quality;Supervise and monitor the Procurement/Tendering – involves preparation of tender documents; provision of technical assistance in the bid process for Contractor selection; and other related tasks.Supervision during Construction and Delivery – involves supervision and inspection during and after construction activities; review of construction plans, designs and schemes; coordination of contractor activities; and other related tasks;Monitor and evaluate performance of service provides by the contractor and engineering consultancy companiesIdentify and manage risks and initiate corrective action where necessary, so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved.Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.Other Administrative Assistance – involves other related logistical, managerial, reportorial, tasks in line with the project, among others.Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources.Provide regular monthly report of the project during design and construction phases.Prepare interim - final project and handover reports and maintain the relevant project records.Supervise and monitor project budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.Coordinate with Operations and programmes required activities ensuring proper and timely actions from all stakeholders, UNESCO, Philippines Department of Education side, the contractors, the engineering consultancy companies, and others.Prepare handover documents that will include but not limited to legal papers andpolicies for the maintenance of the infrastructuresEnsure a sound handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries.Perform other tasks related to the project implementation as maybe requested by the Director & Representative, Head of Education Unit and National Programme Officer.If deemed necessary by UNESCO, the Individual consultant who is required to travel in order to perform the work described above, shall be paid based on the travel cost calculation in accordance with UNESCO’s usual travel provision to cover all travel related expenses, including daily subsistence allowance, tickets for the authorized travel and terminal expenses under the project budget Schedule of PaymentMonthly reports with the following due dates including the achievements and pending activities together with all or other-related outcomes in reference to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this terms of reference. This Construction Supervisor Consultant is expected to deliver the following on the date specified:First Month- Terms of reference for request for proposals from construction firms for the preparation of blueprint for tender and budget quotation for Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: December 2017 Second Month- Selection Conference Report of construction firm for the preparation of blueprint for tender and budget quotation for Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: January 2018Third Month- Terms of reference for request for proposals from construction firms for the construction of Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: February 2018Forth Month- Selection Conference Report of construction firm for the construction of Girls Education Centre in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: March 2018Fifth Month- Ground Breaking Plan and Report for the Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: April 2018Sixth Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: May 2018Seventh Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: June 2018Eight Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: July 2018Ninth Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: August 2018Tenth Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: September 2018Eleventh Month- Construction Progress and Status Report of Girls Education Center, Palo, Leyte, Philippines.- Report of Accomplishments: October 2018 All payments shall be disbursed only upon written confirmation of acceptance of outputs by the Programme Specialist for Education. Duty StationThe Consultant will be required to report daily at the Manila Office and Project Sites. Domestic travel may be contingent on engagement requirements. Travel and related costs (i.e. transportation expenses and applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) during travels) for the engagement shall be borne by the Project. Corporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sector;Past experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executives;Strong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunities;Experience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development field;Existing work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agencies;Possess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessment;Past international work experience preferred;Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment. QualificationsEducation:Advanced university degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture or other relevant technical areaExperience:Minimum 5 years of professional experience at national and international levels in the relevant field of civil engineering, especially in preparation of construction technical documentation;Experience in working in complex environments and large infrastructure and/or civil works, particularly in the field of construction technical project documentation development as well as construction supervision;Experience in community mobilization/ community monitoring sites, coupled with the ability to address and manage all aspects of monitoring of a construction (legal aspects of positioning, procurement, law and knowledge of construction contracts, construction information technologies, and follow-up).Experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public sector;Working experience in the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/ (re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills;Experience in technical design of high-rise structure is an asset;Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.Working experience in UN or other international development organization is an asset.Skills:Knowledge of procurement, tendering and contracting processes and requirements;Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners;Background/familiarity with building design and construction for natural disaster (typhoon and earthquake) prone areas in the Philippines.Language:Fluency in spoken and written EnglishCriteria for Selection of Best OfferThe offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Applicants are requested to SUBMIT in one file the following documents to procurement.ph@undp.org:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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 referencesApplication requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 11 December 2017.Documents for this Advertisement can be downloaded from this page:Financial Proposal TemplateP11 Form (Personal History Form)General Terms and Conditions for ICComplete Terms of ReferenceIn view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

International Consultant on Financial Sector Development for Marawi Area

UNDp Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published November 14, 2017  -  Deadline November 21, 2017
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The armed conflict in Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur, which is ranked as the poorest province in the Philippines, has resulted in more than 350,000 people being internally displaced, caused substantial damage and loss to public and private assets and severely disrupted businesses and other sources of employment and livelihood. An estimated 95% of internally displaced people (IDPs) are staying with host families or in other temporary shelters, with the remaining 17,000 IDPs staying in 79 evacuation centers spread across the nearby towns of Lanao del Sur, Lanao de Norte, and Misamis Oriental.Until recently, economic activity had almost completely ceased, placing an even heavier socio-economic burden on communities (both host and displaced) already facing personal and social challenges. After more than three months of displacement, there are reports that local markets are beginning to operate again in areas near Marawi City. Within and around evacuation centers, commerce has emerged, and some IDPs have started to sell wares and sundry items inside evacuation centers.To accelerate and support socioeconomic recovery, substantial assistance over a sustained period will be required for IDPs to ensure access to appropriate financial resources for restarting business and livelihood activities—and making these more resilient to future shocks—and avoid engaging in negative coping mechanisms, such as taking on unsustainable debt from unverified sources. Expanding business and economic opportunities will require a range of innovative and culturally appropriate methods, products and services.To respond to this significant challenge, and as part of Marawi recovery efforts, UNDP is planning to implement a four-year program on financial inclusion—the Financial Inclusion for Recovery of Marawi (FIRM) Program—that would provide support for micro, small and medium enterprises for women and men IDPs affected by the conflict and other businesswomen and men lacking access for formal financial services. The program is expected to contribute to the creation of alternative economic opportunities that give people a stake in the local economy and reduce the attraction of joining extremist groups, and close a critical service delivery gap that hinders inclusive development in one of the poorest parts of the country.The program seeks to build a sustainable financial system that offers both immediate assistance and effective and appropriate financial services and products, including those based on Islamic financial principles, to develop the capacity of IDPs affected by the Marawi conflict to manage their personal and business finances effectively and make businesses more resilient to future shocks. PurposeA Financial Sector Development Consultant, working closely with the Islamic Finance Consultant, is required to analyze and identify opportunities for improving access to financial products and services (credit, savings, insurance, risk management, business advisory services) that would support and accelerate business development for women and men internally displaced by the Marawi armed conflict. The consultant will apply detailed knowledge and analysis of the broad landscape for financial products and services in the Philippines to the conflict context in the Marawi area. Scope of WorkThe consultant will be required to work closely with the UNDP Philippines Country Office, national and local governments, the private sector and CSOs—including but not limited to Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas; the National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Development Staff; Department of Trade and Industry; Development Bank of the Philippines; Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank; CARD Bank and other microfinance institutions active in the Marawi area; local chambers of commerce and industry; PayMaya, Visa and other digital payment providers; NGOs, especially Oxfam; bilateral and multilateral development partners; local academic institutions with an interest in supporting business development for IDPs, and corporations interested in supporting business development in the Marawi area. Working in close coordination with Islamic Finance Consultant, the financial sector development consultant will be responsible for the following: Conduct an initial desk review of available documentation to identify current trends, opportunities and challenges in providing financial services in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) drawing also from experience in other lagging areas in the Philippines. The review would cover both formal and informal service providers.Develop a working typology of IDPs to consider their different financing needs e.g. (i) poorer IDPs currently located in evacuation centers; (ii) IDPs living with friends or family who previously owned and ran businesses in Marawi; (iii) IDPs living with friends or family who previously did not own or run businesses in Marawi but who have established or are interested in establishing a business; (iv) other non-IDPs with unmet financing needs.< > consultations with Manila-based stakeholders to identify major issues for follow up during subsequent analytical work and to inform plans for field trips to IDP areas around Marawi. Organize and carry out two (2) field trips to areas where IDPs are located, lasting a maximum of ten (10) day each. Prepare two (2) TORs for each mission subject for clearance and approval of the Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit of UNDP Philippines. Hold consultations with IDPs, the business community, financial service providers, government agencies and other stakeholders. Prepare a back-to-office report following each mission detailing meetings held, major findings and recommendations within five (5) days after completion of mission.Deliver a report that will:Analyze supply-side considerations from the perspective of potential providers of financial products and services, considering issues such as availability of capital, the risk profile of potential clients, the range of potential products and services that may be offered, likely rates of interest on credit and savings;Analyze demand-side considerations from the perspective of potential clients who may access an expanded range of financial products and services, taking into account credit-worthiness, size of loans and financing terms, level of financial literacy, type of savings facility, potential for using digital payment systems for clearing transactions;Identify partners that are interested to play a role in expanding access to financial services, including formal banking corporations—both public and private, microfinance providers, and digital payment providers;Assess the specific roles that types of Islamic Finance could play in expanding access to financial services. Given that Muslims would make up the majority of clients accessing expanded financial services, determine the importance potential clients pace on having access to products and services based on the principles of Islamic finance relative to non-Islamic finance.Identify possible providers of financial literacy and business advisory services that could support local business development;Review the current policy and regulatory environment as it relates to providing financial services in ARMM. Identify any specific constraints or opportunities that potential service providers, both traditional banks and non-traditional digital payment providers, in expanding services; andUse the analysis and findings from consultations with stakeholders and present recommendations for options to expand inclusive financing to support business development focusing on women and men IDPs affected by the Marawi conflict, but also including other non-IDPs interested in business development. Working together with the Islamic Finance Consultant, produce and present a draft integrated report on the major findings to a meeting of key stakeholders.Based on feedback from the presentation and other written comments that may be submitted, revise and submit a final version of the report and summary PowerPoint presentation.Institutional ArrangementsThe consultants will report to the Senior Advisor and Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit of UNDP Philippines.The deliverables listed above will be reviewed and approved by the Senior Advisor and Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit. The final deliverable will be approved by the Country Director. Duration of the WorkThe work shall entail not more than 70 days. Duty StationThe consultants will not be required to report regularly or be present at the Country Office. Travel to areas where IDPs are located will be required and will be arranged by UNDP; costs will be covered by project resources. Limited logistical support to arrange meetings and local travel will be provided by UNDP Philippines. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of PaymentsThe consultant must send a financial proposal based on a lump sum amountThe total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fees, living allowance, and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be a fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP, will be arranged by UNDP, following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables/outputs by target due dates and as per below percentages:First Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Draft inception report covering the approach detailing plans for stakeholder engagement, data collection and resource requirements;Second Tranche 40% - Upon submission and acceptance of the First draft of report with initial analysis, key findings and recommendations;Third Tranche 40% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Integrated final report with the Islamic Finance report that incorporates comments from reviewers of 30-40 pages, plus a 2-3 page executive summary and technical annexes as needed.CORPORATE COMPETENCIESCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standardsSensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differencesTreat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudiceMaintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processesFUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIESExperience in project development, implementation and evaluation--particularly in directly managing results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologiesDemonstrated experience in conducting evaluation of multi-year and multi-component programmes and projectsFamiliarity with the norms and issues in early recovery and rehabilitation work in disaster-affected areasAbility to process large amounts and diverse set of data and documents related to infrastructure development, livelihood, resettlement, disaster risk reduction and management, and governanceDemonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skillsStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions with national/local governmental officials, peoples organizations and communitiesDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentDemonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reportsQualificationsEducation:Master’s degree in economics, finance, business development or a similar fieldExperience:With Master's degree, at least 5 years of relevant, progressive work experienceFor Bachelor's Degree education attainment, at least 10 years of relevant, progressive work experienceSkills:Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the field of business finance for disadvantaged communities;Demonstrated knowledge and work experience of financial sector issues in the Philippines, preferably through work with an international financial institution, such as the World Bank Group or ADBLanguage:Excellent written and spoken communication skills in EnglishCriteria for Selection of Best OfferThe offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 21 November 2017.In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Short-term Consultant in Health System Governance

World Health Organization | Published February 19, 2016
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Background

In the Division of Health Systems (DHS) of the Regional Office of the Western Pacific, the Health Policy and Financing (HPF) Unit works with country offices, national governments, and development partners to strengthen health systems and advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the region. HPF specifically plays an important role in supporting health system governance in countries, including through providing and coordinating technical support, facilitating exchange, and generating and communicating evidence and information to support policy making.

Tasks

The consultant will support HPF in its major areas of work in health system governance, with a focus on collation and summary of relevant country level health policy and planning information.  Tasks will include:

  • Development of health system governance profiles for countries in the Western Pacific Region which include summary information on: governance arrangements including legal, policy and planning environment; health system structure; donor activity and engagement; and reliable and available measures of health system governance.
  • Collation and summary of key documents for countries in the Western Pacific Region including National Health Plans and/or other medium and long term health planning instruments.
  • Support to development and editing of case studies and other analytical work on identified technical themes including the impact of decentralisation on health, policy coherence, and intersectoral engagement.
  • Secretariat support to health system governance related meetings and events.

Required profile of the consultant

Education

  • Essential: University degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Desired: Postgraduate degree in public administration, public policy, political science, political economics or other relevant discipline.

Experience

  • Essential: Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

Desired: Experience undertaking qualitative analysis and supporting the development of written reports and/or other products in relation to health systems in a developing country context.

Competencies

  1.  Communicating in a credible and effective way
  2.  Producing results
  3.  Moving forward in a changing environment
  4.  Fostering integration and teamwork
  5.  Knowing and managing yourself

Languages
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential

Interested should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at SAO@wpro.who.int by 2 March 2016. Please use
Tender Notice No. 42977 as subject for all submissions.
Contract start date is 18 April 2016 with duration of 3 to 6 months.

  • Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (per day) and availability
  • WHO personal history form or CV

Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted

 

 

 

International Consultant on Islamic Finance for Marawi Area

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline November 23, 2017
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The armed conflict in Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur, which is ranked as the poorest province in the Philippines, has resulted in more than 350,000 people being internally displaced, caused substantial damage and loss to public and private assets and severely disrupted businesses and other sources of employment and livelihood. An estimated 95% of internally displaced people (IDPs) are staying with host families or in other temporary shelters, with the remaining 17,000 IDPs staying in 79 evacuation centers spread across the nearby towns of Lanao del Sur, Lanao de Norte, and Misamis Oriental.Until recently, economic activity had almost completely ceased, placing an even heavier socio-economic burden on communities (both host and displaced) already facing personal and social challenges. After more than three months of displacement, there are reports that local markets are beginning to operate again in areas near Marawi City. Within and around evacuation centers, commerce has emerged, and some IDPs have started to sell wares and sundry items inside evacuation centers.To accelerate and support socioeconomic recovery, substantial assistance over a sustained period will be required for IDPs to ensure access to appropriate financial resources for restarting business and livelihood activities—and making these more resilient to future shocks—and avoid engaging in negative coping mechanisms, such as taking on unsustainable debt from unverified sources. Expanding business and economic opportunities will require a range of innovative and culturally appropriate methods, products and services.To respond to this significant challenge, and as part of Marawi recovery efforts, UNDP is planning to implement a four-year program on financial inclusion—the Financial Inclusion for Recovery of Marawi (FIRM) Program—that would provide support for micro, small and medium enterprises for women and men IDPs affected by the conflict and other businesswomen and men lacking access for formal financial services. The program is expected to contribute to the creation of alternative economic opportunities that give people a stake in the local economy and reduce the attraction of joining extremist groups, and close a critical service delivery gap that hinders inclusive development in one of the poorest parts of the country.The program seeks to build a sustainable financial system that offers both immediate assistance and effective and appropriate financial services and products, including those based on Islamic financial principles, to develop the capacity of IDPs affected by the Marawi conflict to manage their personal and business finances effectively and make businesses more resilient to future shocks.PurposeAn Islamic Finance Consultant, working closely with the Financial Sector Development Consultant, is required review and assess the potential for developing Islamic financial products and services as part of the range of services that would be offered to IDPs. The assessment would consider a range of financial products and services, covering both commercial and social finance based on Islamic fiancé principles including credit, savings, insurance, risk management and business advisory services that would support and accelerate business development for women and men internally displaced by the Marawi armed conflict.Scope of Work The consultant will be required to work closely with the UNDP Philippines Country Office, national and local governments, the private sector and CSOs—including but not limited to Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas; the National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Development Staff; Department of Trade and Industry; Development Bank of the Philippines; Al-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank; CARD Bank and other microfinance institutions active in the Marawi area; local chambers of commerce and industry; PayMaya, Visa and other digital payment providers; NGOs, especially Oxfam; bilateral and multilateral development partners; local academic institutions with an interest in supporting business development for IDPs, and corporations interested in supporting business development in the Marawi area.Working in close coordination with Financial Sector Development Consultant, the Islamic Finance Consultant, will be responsible for the following:Conduct an initial desk review of available documentation to identify current trends, opportunities and challenges in providing Islamic financial services in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) drawing from experience in other Muslim countries.Develop a working typology of IDPs to consider their different financing needs e.g. (i) poorer IDPs currently located in evacuation centers; (ii) IDPs living with friends or family who previously owned and ran businesses in Marawi; (iii) IDPs living with friends or family who previously did not own or run businesses in Marawi but who have established or are interested in establishing a business.< > consultations with Manila-based stakeholders to identify major issues for follow up during subsequent analytical work and to inform plans for field trips to IDP areas around Marawi. Organize and carry out two (2) field trips to areas where IDPs are located, lasting a maximum of ten (10) day each. Prepare two (2) TORs for each mission subject for clearance and approval of the Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit of UNDP Philippines. Hold consultations with IDPs, the business community, financial service providers, government agencies, religious leaders and other stakeholders. Prepare a back-to-office report following each mission detailing meetings held, major findings and recommendations within five (5) days after completion of mission.Deliver a report that will:Analyze supply-side considerations from the perspective of potential providers of Islamic financial products and services, considering issues such as availability of capital, the risk profile of potential clients, the range of potential products and services that may be offered, likely rates of interest on credit and savings;Analyze demand-side considerations from the perspective of potential clients who may access an expanded range of Islamic financial products and services, taking into account credit-worthiness, what size of loans and on what terms, level of financial literacy, type of savings facility, potential for using digital payment systems for clearing transactions;Identify partners that are interested to play a role in expanding access to Islamic financial services, including formal banking corporations – both public and private, microfinance providers, and digital payment providers;Assess the specific roles that different types of Islamic finance (i.e., commercial, social finance) could play in expanding access to financial services. Given that the majority of clients accessing expanded financial services would be Muslim, determine the importance potential clients pace on having access to products and services based on Islamic financing principles.Identify possible providers of financial literacy and business advisory services based on Islamic principles that could support local business development;Review the current policy and regulatory environment as it relates to providing Islamic financial services in ARMM. Identify any specific constraints or opportunities that potential service providers, both traditional banks and non-traditional digital payment providers, in expanding services; andUse the analysis and findings from consultations with stakeholders and present recommendations for options to expand inclusive financing to support business development focusing on women and men IDPs affected by the Marawi conflict, but also including other non-IDPs interested in business development. Working together with the Financial Sector Development Consultant, produce and present a draft integrated report on the major findings to a meeting of key stakeholders.Based on feedback from the presentation and other written comments that may be submitted, revise and submit a final version of the report.Institutional ArrangementsThe consultants will report to the Senior Advisor and Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit of UNDP Philippines.The deliverables listed above will be reviewed and approved by the Senior Advisor and Team Leader of the Resilience and Peace Building Unit. The final deliverable will be approved by the Country Director. Duration of the WorkThe work shall entail not more than 70 days. Duty StationThe consultants will not be required to report regularly or be present at the Country Office. Travel to areas where IDPs are located will be required and will be arranged by UNDP; costs will be covered by project resources. Limited logistical support to arrange meetings and local travel will be provided by UNDP Philippines.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of PaymentsThe consultant must send a financial proposal based on a lump sum amountThe total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fees, living allowance, and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be a fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP, will be arranged by UNDP, following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables/outputs by target due dates and as per below percentages:First Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Draft inception report covering the approach detailing plans for stakeholder engagement, data collection and resource requirements;Second Tranche 40% - Upon submission and acceptance of theFirst draft of report with initial analysis, key findings and recommendations;Third Tranche 40% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Integrated final report with the Financial Sector Development report that incorporates comments from reviewers of 30-40 pages, plus a 2-3 page executive summary and technical annexes as needed.CORPORATE COMPETENCIESCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standardsSensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differencesTreat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudiceMaintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processesFUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIESExperience in project development, implementation and evaluation--particularly in directly managing results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologiesDemonstrated experience in conducting evaluation of multi-year and multi-component programmes and projectsFamiliarity with the norms and issues in early recovery and rehabilitation work in disaster-affected areasAbility to process large amounts and diverse set of data and documents related to infrastructure development, livelihood, resettlement, disaster risk reduction and management, and governanceDemonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skillsStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions with national/local governmental officials, peoples organizations and communitiesDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentDemonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports QualificationsEducation:Master’s degree in economics, finance, business development or a similar fieldExperience:With Master's degree, at least 5 years of relevant, progressive work experienceWith Bachelor's Degree education attainment, at least 10 years of relevant, progressive work experienceSkills:Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the field of business finance with specific detailed knowledge of Islamic finance;Demonstrated knowledge and work experience of Islamic finance issues, preferably through work with an international development institution, such as the United Nations, World Bank Group or Islamic Development Bank. Language:Excellent written and spoken communication skills in EnglishCriteria for Selection of Best OfferThe offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 23 November 2017.In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Private Sector Partnerships Consultant (For Filipino Nationals only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published June 2, 2017  -  Deadline June 11, 2017
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The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in September 2015 go much further than its predecessor Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people. This global agreement marks an important milestone in putting the world on an inclusive and sustainable course. Countries pledged to embark on this collective journey, reach the last mile and leave no one behind. The next and often more difficult stage in implementing the Agenda 2030 involves identification of priorities and areas for ‘acceleration’. Resources need to be targeted towards ‘accelerator interventions’ which can trigger progress across multiple goals and targets and across different sectors. New partnerships, financing strategies and solutions need to be explored to meet the ambitious targets.The launch of the SDGs and its subsequent mainstreaming and localization in the Philippines provides an opportunity to highlight the potential that the private sector can contribute for the achievement of the SDG targets. The Agenda 2030 also calls on businesses, ranging from microenterprises to multinational corporations, ​ “to apply their creativity and innovation to solve sustainable development challenges”. Based on the report Development Finance and Aid in the Philippines (NEDA, ADB, UNDP, 2014), the analysis indicates increasing reliance on domestic resources and more efficient domestic financial markets as main sources of development finance flows in the future. There will be decreasing reliance on external borrowings and overseas development assistance. Remittances will continue to be a significant source of financing for both consumption and investment. Public Private Partnerships and foreign direct investments could also become significant sources of development finance if the economy can resolve regulatory and political risks. In this financial context, private sector corporate activities or programs could be a significant complement to the National Government’s efforts to achieve the SDGs.With the private sector offer of industry knowledge, expertise, technology, capital, brand power, among others, sustainable solutions for SDGs can be the locus of partnership with UNDP, given the latter’s development knowledge, expertise, convening power, global outreach and local experience. While there are already several private sector partnership opportunities in the current portfolio of UNDP Philippines’ projects, there is still a need to map out potential areas for engagement across its programmes. Tailored value propositions for specific corporations (core business and corporate social responsibility), local and global (with local presence) foundations, diaspora and solidarity financing, high net worth individuals and Filipinos, and public gift-giving/crowdfunding, among others, that will jointly deliver inclusive sustainable development impact and results will need to be developed. The Management Support Unit is responsible for coordinating the SDG initiatives of the UNDP Philippines Country Office. The Country Offices’ top priorities for the year is to position UNDP Philippines as a relevant and credible partner for the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and establish strategic partnerships with Government and non-government actors to diversify and broaden its funding base. This will be done through, among others, expanding private sector partnerships through new modalities of engagement, and actively develop a strong pipeline of projects that better link enterprise objectives with inclusive business models, from private sector cost-sharing and non-funding contributions.The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will contribute to advance the engagement of the UNDP Philippines Country Office with the private sector, for funding and non-funding partnerships. The assignment aims to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of UNDP Philippines’ support to the 2030 Agenda/Sustainable Development Goals in the Philippines by building partnerships with the private sector and mobilizing an appropriate and sustainable funding base in the Country Office. Scope of WorkThe National Consultant will be based in Manila, Philippines, and is expected to work from the UNDP Country Office. Under the overall guidance of the Country Director, the Consultant shall directly report to the Management Support Unit Team Leader and coordinate closely with the Senior Advisor, the Programme and Operations Teams in the UNDP Philippines Country Office. S/he will also work with the Communications Associate to ensure clear and consistent messaging relevant to target market segments and aligned with the global brand strategy of UNDP. As may be necessary, s/he will collaborate with the Regional Partnerships Specialist and the Chief for Innovation and Private Sector Business Development based in the Bangkok Regional Hub.The Consultant will also work closely with private sector associations, including the PBE and PBSP, local chambers of commerce, bilateral development partners, key local business organizations, and other regional and local stakeholders as well as start-ups.In collaboration with the UNDP Philippines Management Team, the Consultant will be responsible for the following: Lead the design and coordination of a strategy and framework for UNDP Philippines’ engagement with private sector companies, major foundations, high-net worth individuals and other key development partners in support of the SDGsMap, identify, assess, prioritize prospects/engagement areas and initiate contact with a portfolio of foundations, corporations and financial institutions companies;Develop a database of corporations and foundations relevant for the Country Programme;Develop and implement and engagement program for high-net worth individuals;Develop and implement individual giving and corporate strategies including social media/ digital giving, social impact funds built on solid cases for investments;Develop tailored UNDP value propositions for partnering with companies, foundations, high-net worth individuals; Identify and mobilize key strategic partnerships to enhance impact and influence for UNDP’s priorities and to generate new resource flows; andPrepare a results matrix that links the inputs and outputs of the engagement strategy to higher-level outcomes in support of the SDGs.Develop a private sector resource mobilization (PSRM) action plan for the CO and specific projects, such as the SDGs is Our Biz project and the National Biodiversity Action Plan, among others; andIdentify concrete goals and objectives to frame the direction, focus and level of ambitionEnsure tracking, monitoring and assessment of PSRM results.Facilitate the formalization of funding agreements, including undertaking risk identification and management for a mutually agreed number of private sector companies and foundations with high potential for PSRMContribute to risk analysis, conduct due diligence reviews/complete the risk assessment tool, preparation of proposals and agreement documents, coordination of meeting with potential donors, etc.;Coordinate with the Management Support Team any non-funding opportunities; andCoordinate with the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub for any necessary operational support for contractual, legal, partnerships formalization requirements and information on regional and global foundations/corporations.Assist in the development of a private sector communications/outreach strategyParticipate in key platforms (online and in person) for private sector engagement;Identify possible products and services to increase brand awareness and UNDP’s visibility to the private sector;Develop/refine pitch strategies and materials, including press releases, news articles;Lead or assist in the organization of private sector events and/or knowledge products and publications launch; andDevelop and maintain a strong network of private sector partners that UNDP can engage with over a sustained period in support of the SDGs.Schedule of PaymentsFirst Tranche - 10% Upon submission and acceptance of Inception report, covering the first three tasks;Second Tranche - 10% Upon Mapping of potential partners;Third Tranche - 10% Upon submission and acceptance of Private sector engagement strategy and framework;Fourth Tranche - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of First draft - Private sector resource mobilization (PSRM) action plan;Fifth Tranche - 20% Upon completion of 5 Company diligence reviewsSixth Tranche - 10% Upon facilitation of Formal Funding Agreements for 2 Companies / Private Sector FoundationsSeventh Tranche - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of Final Report with Lessons Learned and recommendations to sustain PSRM in the Country OfficeImplementation Arrangements and Duty Station The National Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Country Director. The above deliverables will be reviewed by the Team Leader of the Management Support Unit in coordination with the Management Team. Final deliverables will be approved by the Country Director upon endorsement of the Team Leader of the Management Support Unit.The National Consultant will not be required to report daily at the Country Office, but s/he is expected to report to the CO on a mutually agreed schedule. Travel is not expected, and thus any travel-related costs will be covered and arranged by UNDP.Duration of WorkThe work shall be undertaken over six months. The Senior Advisor/Economist shall commence services on 1 July 2017, and shall conclude upon satisfactory completion of the services described in Sections III and IV above, not later than 31 January 2018. The schedule of deliverables and duration of work may be revised based on a mutually agreed timetable through an exchange of letters between the Consultant and the Country Director.Corporate Competencies:Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values and ethical standardsDisplays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptabilityManagement and LeadershipAbility to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environmentStrong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies and engaging in appropriate business opportunitiesConsistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitudeBuilds strong relationships with internal and external clientsDemonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programme effectivelyDemonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgmentEncourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovationDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentBuilding Strategic PartnershipsEffectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agendaPromotes UNDP’s agenda in meetingsResource MobilizationAnalyses information on potential partners and donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approachIdentifies and compiles lessons learnedDevelops a private sector resource mobilization strategy at the country levelKnowledge Management and Learning CompetenciesPromotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the officeActively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skillsQualifications:Education:Master’s Degree in e.g. Economics, Business Management or related field with at least 3 years of relevant work experience; or Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of relevant work experienceExperience:At least 5 years of solid experience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sectorExperience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executivesExperience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working with the UN/UNDP in the private sector engagement and/or development fieldRecent work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, and international organizations is desirableLanguage:Very good command of oral and written English.SkillsExcellent written and spoken communication skills in EnglishExcellent computer/information system skills, including report packaging and presentation skillsExcellent analytical and organizational skills, with ability to focus on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedbackExcellent interpersonal skillsCriteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Financial proposal - The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-duty station, and/or within Metro Manila; communications, including internet).Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 11 June 2017.

National Consultant for the Development of the Mainstreaming DRR & CCA Guidelines

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published October 16, 2017  -  Deadline October 22, 2017
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The Resilience and Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program is a capacity development program in support of the long-term recovery of local governments units and communities in Yolanda-affected areas. It is implemented by the Climate Change Commission (CCC), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Government. It is a component of Project Climate Twin Phoenix.RAPID aims to strengthen approaches and actions on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) at the local level by capacitating its target Local Government Units (LGUs) and communities on disaster risk assessment and mainstreaming risk assessment results in development planning and preparedness planning. It targets LGUs located along the coastline of San Pedro Bay and Leyte Gulf, namely: City of Tacloban and municipalities of Palo, Tanauan, Dulag, Tolosa, Mayorga, Mac Arthur and Abuyog in Leyte, Basey and Marabut in Western Samar, and Lawaan and Balangiga in Eastern Samar.The RAPID Program has six project outputs, namely:Output 1: Climate/Disaster Risk and Vulnerability AssessmentOutput 2: Priority Preparedness and Mitigation ActionsOutput 3: Awareness Raising and Capacity BuildingOutput 4: Mainstreaming Climate/Disaster Risk in Land Use and Development PlansOutput 5: Building Resilience of the Poor and VulnerableOutput 6: Knowledge and Information Sharing Under Output 4 of the program, RAPID will enhance socio-economic development planning at the local level and link this to the investment programming and budgeting processes. For this purpose, technical guidelines on mainstreaming DRR-CCA into Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) and Local Development Investment Programs (LDIPs) will be developed in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the target LGUs. The said guidelines will be used by all LGUs in the country.The purpose of developing the guidelines on mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs is to enhance and/or address the issues and gaps on the existing guidelines related to CDP and LDIP.The project will need technical guidance on the development of the guidelines on mainstreaming DRR-CCA into development plans. The project will require consultancy services to develop guidelines on mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs, to capacitate the target LGUs and the DILG, and assist the LGUs in applying these guidelines for the preparation/updating of their CDPs. The consultant is expected to provide technical assistance to the RAPID Project Management Unit (PMU) and DILG in developing the guidelines and the LGUs in the adoption of these guidelines.Scope of WorkThe consultant is expected to perform the following:Review the draft Framework for Mainstreaming DRR-CCA in the CDP;Develop Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs;Organize, facilitate, and document the activities/outputs/deliverables needed by the RAPID PMU/DILG in the development of Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs;Coordinate with the RAPID Project Management Unit (PMU), partner government agencies (DILG, HLURB, etc.), and target LGUs in scheduling activities and in making the necessary administrative and logistical arrangements for the delivery of Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA in the CDPs and LDIPs;Serve as resource person for the Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs and provide additional resource persons as may be needed;Serve as resource person during the conduct of Expert Group Meetings (EGMs), where the technical and operational soundness of the proposed methods and tools are evaluated by other experts. This would entail preparation of presentations to facilitate consultation meetings;Consult with RAPID-PMUand DILG on any issues/difficulties related to the project;Be available to answer any queries or update information throughout the duration of the project and provide other relevant inputs and advice that are related to the project;Review and provide inputs for the finalization of the draft Facilitator’s Guide on Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA);Provide technical assistance to the target LGUs in the preparation/updating of their CDPs;Serve as resource for the Training of Trainers for DILG Regional Focal Persons; and,Advice RAPID-PMU and DILG on other activities and other technical inputs towards completion of the Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs. The consultant is expected to produce/conduct the following: Finalized framework for Mainstreaming DRR-CCA in the CDP and LDIP;Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs;Review of existing frameworks and guidelines on mainstreaming DRR-CCA into plans;Field data collection (secondary data, information sources, published documents, results of key informant interviews);Local development planning profile;Expert Group Meetings (EGMs), consultation workshop with experts, target LGUs and relevant institutions;Training designs, modules/training materials;Inputs on the Facilitator’s Guide on CDRA;Training-workshop on the use of the guidelines for the target LGUs;Coaching and Mentoring Workshop/On-site Technical Assistance for the 12 target LGUs; and,Training of Trainers for DILG Regional Focal Persons. Institutional ArrangementThe consultant shall be engaged and directly paid by UNDP.For the duration of the contract, the consultant shall report to the DILG through Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) - Project Development Division, in the delivery of the terms of reference. Reporting is output-based and all reports must be submitted to DILG-BLGD for review. However, progress and status reports on the outputs shall be requested from time to time. Final outputs should be formally accepted by the DILG-BLGD before any payment will be made.For coordination, discussion or reporting on progress of activities as may be required by the DILG-BLGD, RAPID PMU and the UNDP, the consultant must shoulder the cost of travel. The travel expenses during field works and monitoring visits, and materials and related costs for the engagement shall be borne by the consultant.Duration of WorkTo undertake the tasks, procedures and expected outputs, the consultant shall be engaged for a period equivalent to six (6) man-months commencing upon signing and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target start-of-work date is November 1, 2017 and the expected completion date is July 31, 2018.In case of default in the delivery of expected outputs/products: three percent (3%) of the total cost of the service for each day of delay with respect to the delivery dates agreed in the contract, provided that the cause of delay of submission is not attributable to the consultant.In case of default on the quality of products delivered according to what it was agreed in the requirement: suspension of the next payment until the consultant revises the identified requirement. Duty StationThe consultant must be available to do field works in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Eastern Samar. Also, he/she must be available to report to RAPID-PMU and DILG-BLGD in Manila.The consultant will not be required to report to the office regularly, subject to the necessity of his services as determined by the DILG-BLGD, and status reports on the outputs shall be expected from time to time.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of PaymentsTravel and related costs (i.e. transportation, accommodation, daily subsistence allowance etc.) for the engagement are included in the contract price and shall be borne by the consultant.Payment will be made in installments based on satisfactory completion of agreed outputs:First Tranche 20% - Upon contract signing and approval of Inception Report, including approved Work and Financial Plan;Second Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of Draft Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into CDPs and LDIPs for EGM Review;Third Tranche 20% - Upon submission and Acceptance of Final Mainstreaming Guidelines;Fourth Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of consolidated Report on the On-site Mentoring for Target LGUsFifth Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of the Final ReportCorporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sector;Past experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executives;Strong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunities;Experience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development field;Existing work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agencies;Possess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessment;Past international work experience preferred;Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment.Qualifications:Education:Master’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or related fieldExperience:Licensed Environmental Planner;Minimum of 5 years of work experience related to planning especially in CLUP, CDP, and LDIP;Has experience in disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation, or related fieldHas experience in leading/managing studies on local development planning and in providing information for policy discussionsHas proven track record in urban and regional planningLanguage:Very good command of oral and written English.Criteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 30%, work experience will be weighted a max. of 40% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 22 October 2017.

Consultant on Mental Health Promotion

World Health Organization | Published November 30, 2016
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Background and justification

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHS) programme of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific is mandated to assist Member States to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, protect human rights, provide care, and enhance recovery for people with mental and substance use disorders.  Emphasis is placed on scaling up mental health programmes through implementation options (core, expanded and comprehensive) that are country-specific. Capacity in countries will be enhanced through health systems and whole-of-government approaches as well as strategies to enable the health sector to consolidate support for a social movement for action on mental health and well-being.

Purpose/Specific Objective of the Activity

The Regional agenda for implementing the Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 in the Western Pacific requires implementation of various mental health promotion activities and development, roll-out and follow-up of communication plans as well as the creation of regional advocacy materials.  These activities include a Regional Meeting on Strengthening Mental Health Programmes in the Western Pacific in January 2017; the development of a dementia toolkit and media campaign for low- and middle-income countries which is targeted to be completed in March 2017; and World Health Day 2017 which will focus on depression, among others.

A consultant is also being sought to ensure continuity and completion of current programme activities.

Description of activities to be carried out

The incumbent will provide technical guidance and support in terms of mental health promotion in line with the unit's deliverables according to: 1) Regional agenda for implementing the mental health action plan 2013-2020 in the Western Pacific and the 2) Global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol 2010.

  1. Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and the guidance of the Director, Division of NCD and Health through the Life Course, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
  2. Provide technical inputs in the operationalization of existing Regional Action Plans, workplans and strategies with emphasis on mental health promotion
  3. Provide communications oversight in preparation and follow up of the celebration of World Health Day 2017 which will focus on depression.
  4. Support advocacy and strategic communications at the regional and country level, including social mobilization campaigns to promote policy change and influence the behaviour of communities and health service providers;
  5. Support the implementation of promotion activities related to ongoing initiatives such as, youth and alcohol, dementia, workplace mental health, adolescent health, suicide and depression;
  6. Develop information/education/communication materials and publications to support programme priorities;
  7. Provide advice to WHO country offices on promotion activities on mental health and substance abuse programmes and activities;
  8. Help build partnerships and networks, including travel if necessary, liaise with other WHO offices and HQ to develop and support joint initiatives;
  9. Assist in the development and preparation of technical briefings, concept notes, programme reports, guidance documents and other internal communications related to the programme; and
  10. Support other technical units with work linked to life-course approaches and other tasks as assigned by the Coordinator and the Director.

Education

University degree in medicine, public health or social sciences, preferably with knowledge of psychology, behavioural science, sociology and/or mental health promotion.

Experience

Minimum three years work experience in public health, psychology, behavioural science and/or communications.

Desirable: Experience with the UN system or international organizations in mental health.

Skills

  • Ability to train and develop workshop designs
  • Ability to coordinate with external partners as well as work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Languages

            Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.  Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Competencies

  1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
  2. Producing results
  3. Knowing and managing yourself
  4. Moving forward in a changing environment
  5. Fostering integration and teamwork

Interested should submit the following documents to the Supply Officer (WPRO) at wprosao@who.int by
6 December 2016. Please use Tender Notice No. 52168 as subject to all submissions. Contract start date 9 January 2017 with duration of 6 months.

  • Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes proposed consultancy fee (in US Dollars per day) and availability
  • WHO personal history form or CV

Please note that the application may be closed before the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Only the successful candidates will be contacted

Logistics and Administrative Consultant (For Filipino Nationals Only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published May 16, 2017  -  Deadline May 23, 2017
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UNDP is supporting developing countries in Asia Pacific with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Initial country level efforts, supported by UNDP and other UN and development partners, have focused on putting in place the building blocks necessary to support SDG achievements. This includes developing institutional arrangements to promote coordination and policy coherence across sectors and government levels, aligning national and sub-national development plans and budgets with the 2030 Agenda and to assess the availability of data and capacities of data ecosystems to monitor progress. Work has also started on identifying priorities and target setting. Beyond aligning national development strategies and other policies, countries are also looking at ways to integrate the SDGs into the budget process and to come up with new, more integrated financing options. Next steps will involve the identification of interlinkages between goals and targets and ‘accelerator interventions’, interventions that can trigger progress across a range of goals and targets. Many countries are keen to learn from the experience of other countries in the region and beyond. To facilitate such exchange, UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub is organizing annual Regional Knowledge Exchanges, the first one took place in October 2016 in Bangkok (http://www.asiapacific.undp.org/meetTheSDGs.html). The next one is planned for October 2017.UNDP Philippines and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub will provide support to the organization and conduct of this Regional Knowledge Exchange which is being co-hosted by the Government of the Philippines (tbc) and the Consultant will provide logistical and administrative support for the preparations and conduct of the Exchange. Purpose of the AssignmentThe purpose of this assignment is to support the Government of the Philippines, UNDP Philippines Country Office- Management Support Unit and the Inclusive Growth Team at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub with the planning and organization of the Regional Knowledge Exchange taking place in October 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed), including facilitating participation from other countries in the region, preparation of event materials and presentations, and communication with focal points.Scope of Work and ResponsibilitiesThe Consultant will be responsible for the following:Ensure registration of all respective participants is in order and keep track of their correspondences for establishing a master list of participants;Overall logistical and administrative (including finance) aspects of the workshop, ensuring that the substantive and logistical planning for the workshop are well-managed and complementary, leading to the orderly and successful conduct of the workshop; Coordinate with various suppliers/service providers needed for the workshop (e.g. venue, equipment, consultants, etc.) obtain quotations and process payments to these suppliers and keep a logistics checklist;Provide overall secretariat support during the workshop making sure that all the requirements of the speakers and participants are fully met;Process travel requests of participants, reimbursements/liquidations, hotel reservations, etc., as may be necessary;Communicate with speakers, panelists, resource persons, and participants, to provide guidance on administrative and logistical requirements in preparation for and during the workshop;Communicate with UNDP Country Offices, and with participants and invitees to the workshop, to facilitate participation, answer questions, and ensure proactive communication with key constituencies about the workshop pertaining to issues related to administration and logisticsFacilitate the production of workshop documents and materials;In consultation with Inclusive Growth Team BRH design a workshop evaluation form, administer it, and compile results after the workshop;Closely liaise with and provide with regular updates to the team in UNDP Philippines and Bangkok Regional Hub to ensure effective preparation and delivery of the workshop from logistic point of view;Other duties related to the workshop planning and follow-up may also be assigned.Outputs/ DeliverablesThe Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:Logistics and Administrative Note for all participantsMaster list with all details of the participants and logistics checklistWorkshop evaluation form design, administration and submission of compiled reportFinancial, Administrative and Logistical Summary Report on the Regional WorkshopFirst Tranche - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the Draft Logistics and Administrative Note for all participants;Second Tranche - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the Master list with participants’ details and logistics checklist;Third Tranche - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the Final lay-out of programme, session guidance notes facilitation notes and workshop evaluation form;Fourth Tranche - 25% Upon submission and acceptance of the Financial, Administrative and Logistical Summary Report, including consolidated results of the Workshop evaluationDuration of Assignment and Duty StationThe assignment will be up to a maximum of 60 working days intermittently during the period 12 June 2017 to 31 October 2017 and will be based in Makati City, Philippines. There is no expected travel outside the duty station during the assignment. Provision of Monitoring and progress controlsThe Consultant will be regularly touch base and be supervised by the Inclusive Growth Team at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and Management Support Unit at the UNDP Philippines Country Office who will provide technical direction. Daily work will be monitored by Management Support Unit - UNDP Philippines. Corporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sectorPast experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executivesStrong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunitiesExperience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development fieldExisting work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agenciesPossess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction’; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessmentPast international work experience preferredDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment.Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English Qualifications:Education:University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Development or Mass Communication, Behavioral Sciences, International Studies or any related field. Experience:At least 5 years of experience in organizing and process documentation of medium-sized workshop and conferences participated in by multi-sectoral groups and/or organized by international organizations;Language:Very good command of oral and written English.SkillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills;Excellent report packaging skills and/or publication software skills;Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team;Ability to relate well with a diverse range of stakeholders at local and national levels;Strong planning and management skills;Strong initiative and can work with minimum supervision.Competence in the use of personal computers and Internet;Ability to work independently, against tight deadlines;Experience working with UNDP and/or UN system an assetCriteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 23 May 2017.