UNDP is recruiting a Consultancy for the Development of the GoA/UN Partnership, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Consultancy for the Development of the GoA/UN Partnership

UNDP

UNDP is recruiting a Consultancy for the Development of the GoA/UN Partnership, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Description

  • The purpose of the assignment is to support the development and drafting of the UNPAF document through assisting the Strategic Prioritization Workshop, drafting of elements of the document, harmonizing inputs to the document, and producing the UNPAF document
  • The development and drafting of the UNPAF will be guided by the latest standards, good practices and approaches defined in the UNDG guidance (United Nations Development Assistance Framework Guidance. It will also take into consideration the current UN reform and Delivering as One (DaO) approach

Duties

 

  • Desk-Review: The consultant will review all relevant documents including but not limited to the current UNPAF 2015-19, the CPAPs, the CCA, the UNPAF Evaluation, the UNDAF guidelines, the UNPAF Bi-Annual Report 2015-16, the government strategic documents, such as the PND 2018-22 and any other relevant plans or documents, including sectoral ones. Through the desk review the consultant will identify the local / national / regional priorities/ possible geographic focus and gaps in policies and legal frameworks and capacities of state and non-state institutions to be included into the UNPAF document. In close consultation and liaison with the RCO, PMG and UN working groups, the consultant will support the identification of the comparative advantages, key development priorities and opportunities for UN agencies’ normative and programmatic intervention in the country and consequently produce a preliminary a) UNPAF structure and results matrix; and b) a theory of change that explains how the expected results will be achieved. This activity and product should include the finance, coordination and management, and M&E UNPAF components
  • Facilitating of Strategic Prioritization Retreat: In close coordination with the R-UNDG Team, the consultant will co- facilitate this workshop with the R-UNDG Team. The workshop will be the opportunity for the UNCT to jointly discuss, analyze and agree on the first draft outline structure of the UNPAF, the proposed UNPAF, theory of change, results matrix, finance scheme, coordination and management arrangements and M&E provisions. The workshop will include governmental and non-governmental partners
  • Draft the UNPAF 2020-2022: The consultant will draft the UNPAF document before and following the Strategic Prioritization Retreat (SPR) based on the received comments and suggestions. This activity should include the identification of UNPAF financing and cost efficiencies. The elaboration of the UNPAF 2020-2022 will take into consideration the Quality Criteria for UNDAFs and the consolidated blocks
  • Management arrangements: Under the direct guidance of RC and the Chair of the Programme Management Group (PMG), with the support of the UN RC Office and in close coordination with the members of the PMG, the consultant will be responsible to write the UNPAF
  • Occasionally, the consultant will be requested to attend meetings organized by the RCO or the UNCT pertaining to the focus of the assignment. In whatever circumstance, the RCO will arrange and facilitate the appointments of the Consultant
  • Dates of mission will be determined after contract signing. The consultancy is expected to take place during the period of January-March 2019. All travel expenses should be included in total contract amount

Deliverables

  • The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables, according to the following plan: First draft UNPAF Document, as per the UNDAF Guidance documents and its respective templates. The UNDAF document will include: (a) UN Vision 2030; (b) Regional and Transboundary development Context (c) Country specific context analysis -discussing the existing national policy environment and proposed changes in strategy and policy; and UN contribution, based on comparative advantage and theory of change; (d) UNDAF strategic priorities/outcomes; (d) Financing and implementation arrangement for UN support; (d) Accountability framework: Annex with monitoring indicators and agency-specific results and resource frameworks.    Proposed Days: 12
  • Facilitation of the Strategic Retreat. Proposed Days: 8
  • Second draft UNPAF document, based on inputs received from the UN & the government. Proposed Days: 7
  • Final draft of the UNPAF document. Proposed Days: 7
  • Presentation materials for the validation of the UNPAF. Proposed Days: 1

Requisites

  • Education: Advanced degree in economics, social sciences, development economics, development studies, public administration or related field
  • Experience: A least 10 years relevant experience with international organizations in development, of which 5 years with the UN
  • Previous engagement in facilitating and drafting UNDAF documents and Strategic documents for the UN is an asset
  • Previous experience at regional or country level, on issues related to UNDAF design, country programme documents, implementation and follow up
  • Experience in elaboration of reports and technical documentation relative to SDGs and UNDAF themes
  • Knowledge about the UN system, including the UN reform and DaO processes, on rights-based approach, gender, environmental sustainability and capacity assessment an advantage
  • Relevant working experience in Sub-Saharan countries, with emphasis in PALOP counties is considered an added value
  • Experience in coordination of processes and training is an added value
  • Language: Fluency in oral and written Portuguese
  • Working knowledge of English
Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • Criteria for selection process: The offer will be evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method: Technical criteria weight: 70%; Financial Criteria weight: 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 experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number)
  • Submission of a technical and financial proposal
  • Duration of the Work: The consultant will be engaged for 35 working days and shall be paid the fees based on the delivery of the following outputs and corresponding tranches: First tranche: 20% upon submission of 1st draft document
  • Final Tranche: 80% upon submission and acceptance of final UNPAF document
  • Duty Station: Home-based and Luanda: The UNPAF Consultant will be output-based, and will be conducted partially through consultant home base and stationed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, for 4 weeks. Consultations will be held in Luanda and there is no foreseen local travel during the duration of the contract. The RCO will facilitate logistics support in-country
  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence
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