The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, with support from the Australian Government, is implementing a pilot project to trial a new approach to the implementation of a Pacific Network of Women MPs and initiatives related to development of a mentoring programme for Pacific Women MPs. The specific goal of the pilot project is to provide support to Pacific Women MPs to be more effective in their role as parliamentarians and leaders.
The project activities will be implemented between June 2019 and March 2020 (known as the initiation phase) and would trial activities in two specific areas: firstly, the creation of a sustainable network or forum for Pacific Women MPs and, secondly, the creation of a sustainable and cost-effective Woman MPs mentoring programme relevant to the Pacific context. The lessons learnt during the initiation phase will feed into the design and development of a full four-year project proposal to support Pacific Women MPs.
An Advisory Group/Panel, comprised of selected Women MPs from across the Pacific from the three regions – Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia, is being established to provide guidance, strategic direction and support throughout the project’s implementation phase to ensure that the project meets the needs and remains relevant in its approach to supporting pacific women MPs.
In this regard, the UNDP Pacific Office is seeking to recruit a Coordinator, who will be responsible for the day-to-day running and implementation of Activity 1 of the “Supporting Pacific Women Members of Parliament” pilot Project.
Activity 1 - Creating a Sustainable network for Pacific Women MPs
Following the implementation of the Pacific Women in Power Forum organized by the UNDP Pacific Office in March 2019 bringing together women MPs from Pacific Island Countries and Territories, under the new pilot project, UNDP will organize a 2nd network meeting for Pacific Women MPs in either Q3 or Q4 of 2019. The format and focus will be finalized taking into account the feedback received at the March Pacific Women in Power Forum and feedback received from the Advisory Group made up of selected women MPs. However initial considerations include the need for the Network / Forum to:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Consultant will provide significant input into organizing this conference including through:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Duration of the Work
The duration of the consultancy period is 60 working days, broken down into the following components:
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
All applications must be clearly marked with the title of the consultancy and submitted by 5.00pm, 19th July 2019 (Fiji Time) electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information concerning this Terms of Reference, please contact: Luisa Senibulu, Programme Analyst, Effective Governance Project, UNDP Pacific Office Fiji, Suva, on e-mail email@example.com / telephone (679) 3227515.
Incomplete applications will not be considered, and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Women applicants are encouraged to apply
Please combine all your documents (Signed P11/CV, Technical Proposal, Confirmation of Interest a and submission of financial proposal form, etc into one (1) single PDF document as this system only allows to upload maximum one document, failure to combine all document in one will be considered as incomplete and proposal will not be accepted”. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request for these templates.