United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recruitment 2015 – 01 Vacancy – International Consultant – M.A, M.Sc

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a recruitment notification for the recruitment of International Consultant through recruitment notification. Candidates who have completed M.A, M.Sc can apply for the new recruitment notification from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Eligible candidates can apply online for the International Consultant Job on or before 30.03.2015. Find more information about the vacancy like Age limit, Selection Process, Qualification, Application fee, How to apply etc can be found below.

Company Name                                         United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Vacancy Name International Consultant
Educational Qualification M.AM.Sc
Total No of Vacancy 01 Post
Salary NA
Job Location Across India
Last Date to Apply for this job 30.03.2015
Address for the Job Vacancy United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Across India

Detail of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) International Consultant Recruitment:

        1. Location : Mahe, SEYCHELLES
        2. Application Deadline : 30-Mar-15
        3. Additional Category Democratic Governance
        4. Type of Contract : Individual Contract
        5. Post Level : International Consultant
        6. Languages Required : English French
        7. Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 10-Apr-2015
        8. Duration of Initial Contract : 20 Working days over 2.5 months
        9. Expected Duration of Assignment : 20 Working days over 2.5 months
        10. Background Project Title Country Programme Document (CPD) 2012-2016. Background The UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2012-2016 was approved by the Executive Board in September 2011. It defines three outcomes, which represent the anticipated development change to be achieved after a five-year period, at the end of 2016. Seychelles did not adopt the CPAP and opted for preparation of Project Documents with Annual Work Plans derived from the CPD outcomes. The Project Documents is the main programming monitoring instruments, detailing outcomes, outputs, with measurable annual targets, baselines and indicators. The CPD has three programme components and three outcomes. The three programme components are: i) MDGs and Poverty Reduction; ii) Democratic Governance and iii) Environment and Sustainable Development. Since the inception of the Country Programme, UNDP has conducted annual assessments of results through the ROAR (Results Oriented Annual Reports) against established CPD targets. Furthermore, several of the outputs (Projects) under the CPD underwent mid-term evaluations and one output conducted a terminal evaluation in 2013 (Governance). As a result of the review processes and in conjunction with national counterparts, annual targets and indicators at output level were revised and adjusted taking into account evolving national development priorities and context. December 2014 marked 3 years of implementation of the CPD – and the mid-point of the Country Programme now provides an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive review of UNDP contribution to development effectiveness. Purpose of the Review Consistent with UNDP policy guidance all outcomes to which UNDP is contributing through aligned activities and planned outputs must be monitored. The mid-term review is an opportunity to monitor the strategic course, relevance and effectiveness of the implementation of the country programme. The exercise allows UNDP to engage key stakeholders to discuss achievements, lessons learned and adjustments required in response to an evolving development landscape and changing national priorities. The exercise will allow UNDP to make any changes to the strategic direction of the country programme, as well as the allocation of resources, ensuring it is aligned to national priorities and responsive to national demand. It will also be used as a tool to guide programmatic planning.
        11. Duties and Responsibilities Objective and Scope: Objective The objective of the mid-term review is to comprehensively assess the progress in achieving the results of the country programme, its relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of strategies in the light of the development priorities of Seychelles. Specifically the review will assess: The relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support to Seychelles on Poverty Reduction and MDGs; Democratic Governance and Environment and Sustainable Development; The frameworks and strategies that UNDP has devised for its support on Poverty Reduction and MDGs; Democratic Governance and Environment and Sustainable Development, including partnership strategies, and whether they are well conceived for achieving the planned objectives; The progress made towards achieving the 3 outcomes, through specific projects and advisory services, and including contributing factors and constraints; The progress to date under these outcomes and what can be derived in terms of lessons learned for future UNDP support to Poverty Reduction and MDGs; Democratic Governance and Environment and Sustainable Development and Propose areas of re-positioning and re-focusing of the CPD within the current Seychelles’s development context, and in light of UNDP’s new strategic plan.
        12. Scope The review will be conducted between from mid-April to 30th June 2015 with a view to enhancing current programmes while providing strategic direction and inputs to the next UNDP programme and UNDAF cycle schedule to start in 2015.The review will undertake a comprehensive analysis of the UNDP programme portfolio and activities during the period under review specially examining UNDP’s contribution to national development results across the country. It will assess key results, specifically outcomes anticipated and unanticipated, positive and negative, intentional and unintentional and will cover. UNDP assistance funded from both core and non-core resources. The MTR has two main components: the analysis of development results and the strategic positioning of UNDP. For each component, the MTR will present its findings and assessment according to the set criteria provided below. Refer to Detailed TOR as posted on; Methodology and Approach It is expected that MTR will use an appropriate range of data collection and analysis methods to come up with findings, conclusions and recommendations for the questions mentioned above. The review exercise will be wide-ranging, consultative and participatory, entailing but not limited to a combination of comprehensive desk reviews, interview, focus groups and field visits as appropriate.. While interviews are a key instrument, all analysis must be based on observed facts to ensure that the review is sound and objective. On the basis of the foregoing, the consultants will elaborate on the method and approach in a manner commensurate with the assignment at hand and reflect this in the inception report; which will subsequently be approved in consultation with key stakeholders.
        13. Validation Mechanism: The team will use a variety of methods to ensure the validity of the data collected. In addition to systematic triangulation of data sources and data collection methods and tolls, the validation of data will be sought through regular exchanges with the UNDP CO programme staff as well as with Implementing Partners. A validation seminar is planned to be conducted with national partners before the actual completion of the MTR;
        14. Stakeholder Participation: The MTR will adopt an inclusive and participatory approach, involving a broad range of partners and stakeholders. A stakeholders mapping will be performed in order to identify both UNDP’s direct and indirect partners. These stakeholders may include representatives from the government, civil-society organizations, the private sector, UN organizations, other multilateral and bilateral organizations, and most importantly, the beneficiaries of the programme.
        15. Management and Conduct of the MTR UNDP CO and UNDP in Seychelles will help the team for liaison, coordination and any other kind of support to conduct and complete the review. The UNDP Programme Manager for Seychelles will be the focal person for the review exercise. In order to ensure a smooth review process and involvement of relevant stakeholders, the UNDP Seychelles will provide the necessary support including: Compilation of documents and background materials for the review team; Stakeholder mapping of the main partners; List of Atlas projects; Preliminary Itinerary of field visit/meetings and appointments; Preliminary list of stakeholders to be consulted during the MTR; Linking and liaising within UNDP CO as well as with Implementing Partners and other stakeholders. The MTR Team will be facilitated by Operation and Programme units for other logistical support along the process. The MTR Reference Team will be set up by UNDP in order to ensure objectivity as well as technical soundness of the process. Specific tasks of the Reference Group will be to review and provide guidance to the MTR process, including the evaluation questions, Inception Report, facilitate access to information, comments on subsequent draft reports, among others. Refer to Detailed TOR.
        16. MTR Process The review will unfold in three phases, each of them including several steps as outlined:
        17. Design phase Document and desk review (review of all relevant documents (project documents and reports regarding the CPD 2012 -2016); Stakeholder mapping (a mapping of stakeholders relevant to the CPD. The mapping exercise will include government and civil society stakeholders and will indicate the relationships between different sets of stakeholders) ; Analysis of the Results and Resources Framework (Result Resource Matrix and M & E Plan); Finalization of the list of evaluation questions; Development of data collection and analysis strategy as well as concrete ork plan for the field phase. At the end of this phase, the review team will produce an Inception report, displaying the results of the above mentioned steps and tasks and the Timeline to complete the MTR.
        18. Field phase After the design phase, the evaluation team will undertake an in-country mission of 12 working days to collect and analyze the data required in order to answer the final evaluation questions, consolidated during the design phase. At the end of the Field phase, the Review team will provide the UNDP CO with debriefing presentation on the preliminary results of the review, with a view to validating preliminary findings and testing tentative conclusions and/or recommendations.
        19. Synthesis phase During this phase, the evaluation team will continue the analytical work initiated during the field phase and prepare a first draft of the MTR report, taking into account comments made by the UNDP CO and at the debriefing meeting. The first draft of the report will be submitted to the Reference Group for comments in writing. Based on the comments from the Reference Group the second draft of the report will be prepared. The second draft will be presented in country at validation seminar, which should be attended by the key programme stakeholders, including Implementing Partners, and UNDP staff. The final report will be drafted shortly after the validation seminar, taking into account comments made by the participants.
        20. MTR Team Composition- Team Leader The team will be composed from 2 consultants- the Team Leader and the Team Specialist (national). The work of the MTR team will be guided by the Norms and Standards established by the United Nations Evaluation Group. Team members will be requested to sign the Code of Conduct prior to engaging in the review exercise. The overall responsibility of the Team Leader will be to produce inception, draft and final reports. S/he will lead and coordinate the work of the MTR team and be responsible for the quality assurance of all deliverables. The Team Leader should have a good knowledge and experience in one or more of the UNDP thematic areas especially poverty and MDGs, Governance and Human Rights, and energy environment for the MTR exercise. The Team Leader provides guidance, technical support and oversight to the MTR team members throughout the period, especially in ensuring agreed upon methodologies, field research and writing of assigned sections of the report before the deadline. The Team Leader will also ensure a compilation of recommendations and any changes to the current CPD and as well as lessons learned for future programming.
        21. Duration of contract Duration of contract is set at 20 working days for the Team Leader spread over 2.5 months. Workdays will be distributed between the date of contract signature and final approval. UNDP will pay the consultancy fees per working day.
        22. Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UNs values and ethical standards; Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Treats all people fairly without favouritism. Functional Competencies: Operational effectiveness; Solid knowledge of financial and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration; Ability to lead business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems (business Management and Leadership; Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; Shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills; Knowledge and expertise on development aspect of the country especially on poverty reduction & MDGs; and energy and environment; Significant knowledge of complex evaluations in the field of development aid for UN agencies (Preferably UNDP) and/or other international organizations; Strong analytical and research skills with sufficient understanding of survey design, quantitative/qualitative methods and data analysis; Familiarity with UN (preferably UNDP) evaluation guidelines and processes is a plus; Excellent written and spoken English. Writing skills that include an attention to detail as well as a grasp of conceptual frameworks; Outstanding interpersonal skills, teamwork, and competency to operate in a multi-cultural and diverse environment;
        23. Required Skills and Experience Qualifications and competencies required for Team Leader Education: An advanced degree in social sciences, political science, economics and related fields. Experience: Minimum 7 years extensive experience of complex evaluations in the field of development aid for UN agencies (Preferably UNDP) and/or other international organizations; Public sector management experience; SIDS experience and familiarity with the region and the country is a bonus. Language: Fluency in English is required; French or Creole would be an advantage.

Selection Procedure for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- International Consultant Post

        1. Candidates can apply on or before 30.03.2015.
        2. No detailed information about the selection procedure is mentioned in the recruitment notification.

How to apply for International Consultant Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

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

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain: Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the “Resume and Motivation” section of the electronic application; Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees  (blank form can be downloaded from ); please upload the P11 instead of your CV; Financial Proposal* – specifying a total lump sum amount in USD for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days, travel, per diems and any other possible costs); Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. *Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services…). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.  Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process

Important dates to remember  :

Last Date to Apply for this job 30.03.2015

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