Individual National Consultancy: Support to the Independent Appraisal of 9th ESSDP
Closing date: 26 February 2020
Job Number: 529784 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Lao,Peo.Dem.Rep
Work Type : Consultancy
Individual National Consultancy: Support to the Independent Appraisal of Lao PDR's 9th Education and Sports Sector Development Plan (ESSDP)
UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize children's rights on survival, development, protection and participation.
UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, support
UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an Individual National Consultant to Support the Independent Appraisal of Lao PDR's 9th Education and Sports Sector Development Plan (ESSDP). The assignment is expected to start in early March 2020 to early April 2020. The assignment will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR with travel to provinces.
The key objective of this consultancy is to support the coordination for the independent appraisal of the 9th ESSDP and to provide support to the international consultant, including translation and interpretation support during meeting and field visits.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Specific tasks for this consultancy are:
- Coordinate with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), the Education Sector Working Group (ESWG) Secretariat, and key Development Partners in setting up meetings as part of the 9th ESSDP appraisal
- Collect and compile all relevant documents needed by the international consultant as part of the appraisal
- Provide translation support (summary) in relation to key documents
- Provide translation/interpretation support during meetings, consultation workshops and focus group discussions as part of the appraisal
- Support the organization of field visits (at least 2) for the appraisal in coordination with MoES, UNICEF and other key Development Partners
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have:
Qualifications and Experience
- A university degree in education or related field;
- Working experience in the education sector of at least 2-3 years an advantage;
- Similar work experience in other sectors an advantage
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of Lao PDR and local context
- Demonstrated understanding of education sector planning and program implementation, an advantage
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in English and Lao language
- Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required
- Ability to work collaboratively with counterparts in government ministries and at the local/school levels
- Excellent verbal and written English and Lao language skills.
Submission of applications:
Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/
- Letter of Interest (cover letter)
- CV or Resume
- Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
- Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including travel and accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment.
The deadline for applications is 26 February 2020.
A two-stage procedure shall be utilized in evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical component being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.
Applications shall therefore contain the following required documentation:
1. Technical Proposal package, including a cover letter, updated CV, and copies of 2 relevant performance evaluations.
2. Financial Proposal: Lump-sum offer with the cost breakdown: Consultancy fee, travel costs (economy class), per-diem to cover lodging, meals, and any other cost related to the consultant's stay in the provinces. The travel (if involved) shall be based on the most direct and economy fare.
No financial information should be contained in the technical proposal.
NOTE: For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment:
Technical qualification (max 100 points), weight: 70%
- Education (15 points)
- Relevant work experience, including examples of part work (45 points)
- Competences, knowledge and skills (40 points)
Financial proposal (max 100 points), weight: 30%
The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest financial proposal that is evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 60 points score in the technical evaluation. Other financial proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
The contract shall be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial proposal, subject to the result of a verification interview.
The TOR of this Consultancy ToR_9th ESSDP_independent appraisal_National consultant For VA.pdf
For every Child, you demonstrate......
UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Mon Feb 25 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time) SE Asia Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Feb 26 2020 17:00:00 GMT+0700 (Indochina Time)