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National Specialist on Public Investment Planning -- UNDP


Location :Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :25-Oct-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :13d 12h 45m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Nov-2016
Duration of Initial Contract :132 working days (in total) from 1 November 2016 to 31 July 2017
Expected Duration of Assignment :132 working days (in total) from 1 November 2016 to 31 July 2017

Natural hazards continue to cause significant loss of life and property in Southeast Asia. However, investments to strengthen disaster resilience remain a low priority. This is partly because of limited understanding of the socioeconomic ramifications of disasters, as the damage and losses caused by historical disasters are often not fully recorded; and limited understanding of the opportunities available to reduce disaster risk by integrating measures into development investments. Given the intricate linkages between disasters and development, the Outcome 5 of UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-17)   emphasizes on reducing the risks from natural disasters and climate change . The UNDP Strategic Plan asks for supporting policies and long-term planning and investment frameworks that are risk sensitive to minimize adverse development impacts.


Duties and Responsibilities

As a public investment planning specialist, the scope of the work for the assignment includes:
  • Support the engagement of national agencies involved in public investment planning to initiate dialogue on risk-sensitive investment planning;
  • Develop a work-plan for the implementation of the Output 2 in the country including consultations with relevant agencies, review of the existing investment planning processes and institutional capacities;
  • Organize consultations with relevant agencies to seek information on public investment planning processes, associated challenges, gaps for integrating disaster risk information in these processes;
  • Work closely under the technical guidance of the international expert on Public Investment Planning and Disaster Risk Management to systematically engage key stakeholders, undertake    review and assessment, and make recommendations on policy, regulations, tools, and guidelines used for public investment planning to integrate disaster risk considerations;
  • Coordinate with international expert on Disaster Risks and support necessary information collection and coordination with relevant agencies as required by the Output 2;
  • Develop a country report reviewing the public investment planning process and identify scope for integrating disaster risk considerations. The consultant will produce a report of about 50 pages as per agreed outline with the International Public Investment Planning Specialist;
  • Organize national dissemination workshop to share the findings and recommendations of the analysis.
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=33480 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills in English and Khmer, including the ability to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner;
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work well in a team whilst also having the capacity to work independently; previous exposure to disaster management, disaster loss and damage on multi-sector is an advantage
Corporate Competencies:
  •  Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  •  Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  •  Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  •  Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 
  • At least Master Degree in public investment planning, disaster risk management, social sciences or relevant field is preferable.
Experience:
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience of experience in
  1. public investment planning processes in the country;
  2. related DRM policy analysis and the provision of advisory support for senior government stakeholders; and
  3. knowledge of the DRM policy landscape, institutional setup, and implementation practice in the country;
  • Demonstrated experience in formulation and implementation of policies and programmes related to disaster risk management and mainstreaming disaster risk management in development processes.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with the government agencies and other key stakeholders in the country.
  • Aility to write clearly and compellingly in English.
Language Requirement:
  • Fluency in Khmer and English
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=33480 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.
Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email dalis.heng@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org. While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.

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