|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 21h 0m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||7 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||7 Months|
|Over the last years, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and its partners have established a number of structures and instruments aimed at implementing the Somali Compact, developed and agreed in September 2013 and in line with the New Deal framework.
Following the finalization of the electoral process including the election of a new President and parliament, the completion of the state formation process, the drafting of the National Development Plan (NDP) and the expiration of the 2014-2016 Somali Compact, all the elements are now in place to enable the UN to articulate its commitment and contribution to Somalia’s development path in the coming years. As such, a new UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) is being developed to articulate the UN’s contribution to Somalia’s development trajectory over the coming years. This UNSF represents the culmination of a broader multi-step planning process for the UN in Somalia, at a time of significant and highly fluid developments in the country.
This UNSF will build on the development and adoption of a provisional UN Strategic Framework (p-UNSF) completed at the end of 2016. Following the finalization of the p-UNSF, the UN undertook a 4-month Strategic Assessment of the UN presence in Somalia “to ensure that the United Nations is properly configured to support the next phase of state-building in Somalia, and to present options and recommendations to the Security Council.” This process culminated in a Strategic Assessment report to the UN Secretary General with recommendations for the overall UN strategy with respect to peacebuilding and state-building in Somalia, in light of experience and achievements to date, a new political dispensation, and the political, security, humanitarian and socioeconomic challenges that the country will continue to face over the next four years. This Strategic Assessment report will also inform the development on the new multi-year UNSF.
Looking forward, the current New Deal architecture will remain in place, including the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) and associated Working Groups. The SDRF brings together several financing instruments (“windows”) under common governance arrangements including the Somalia UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) which provides funding to national entities and UN agencies for implementation of NDP priorities. To compliment the new UNSF, the UN has also embarked on the development of a multi-year MPTF strategy which will articulate key objectives for the Fund at the strategic, programmatic and operational/funding levels that will enable the MPTF to most effectively support Somalia’s development and state building agenda over the next four years. The UN is also making continuous efforts to improve reporting across the MPTF portfolio and other reporting requirements.
Objectives of the assignment
The International Strategic Planning Consultant will support the United Nations Resident Coordinators Office (RCO) – Somalia in the following tasks:
Coordinate and finalize the development of a new multi-year UN Strategic Framework for Somalia.
Develop an implementation plan for the UN Strategic Assessment report recommendations and related ‘local recommendations’.
Coordinate ongoing monitoring and reporting requirements of the RCO with regards to MPTF Quarterly Reports.
In all tasks listed above, the international consultant will work closely with a number of actors and partners engaged in various strategic planning and implementation processes, including the World Bank, the UNDP, the New Deal team (UNSOM), the Joint Planning Unit (UNSOM) and United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA).
Duties and Responsibilities
|Key results expected include:
Miletones and Tiggers for payment:
Impact of Results
Knowledge and Learning Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price, Proposed Methodology and Schedule of Payments
All applicants must submit their Proposed Methodology on how they intend to deliver the services while demonstrating that it will be appropriate to context of the assignment. As part the methodology the applicants must indicate how many working days it will take to complete each milestone as outlined in the TOR.
All applicants must also submit a Financial Proposal clearly specifying the breakdown under following headings:
Criteria for selection of the best offer:
Combined scoring method – where the technical score (qualifications and proposed methodology) will be weighted at a maximum of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted at a maximum of 30%
Evaluation criteria for Technical Score
Only applicants obtaining a minimum of 49 points in their technical score will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Applicants area are also required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application. The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below: