United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.
With funding from the EU and implementation by UNDP the “Support Facility to the Bi-Communal Technical Committees" provides financial, conceptual, and operational support in the preparation and realization of small, ad-hoc activities as well as more substantive projects and interventions.
Bi-Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters, in collaboration with Bi-Communal Technical Committee on Education is now implementing a bi-communal Action, “Prevalence, Correlates and prevention of conventional bullying in schools and cyberbullying”. Implementation of this Action will include the following activities:
Collection and Analysis of Data: Random sampling of primary and secondary schools will be conducted in the two communities with sample around 1000 within each community. The data will be utilized to:
Teachers’ Training Workshops: Two bi-communal teacher’s training workshops will be conducted for Greek-Cypriot and Turkish- Cypriot teachers.
A half- day conference for dissemination of results: A bi-communal conference will be organized to disseminate results and key findings of the study and project outcomes.
Within this context, UNDP is two Research Assistants (1 Greek Speaking and 1 Turkish Speaking) to work jointly on a part time basis for the coordination, promotion, administration, analysis, and reporting of the questionnaires.
Under the overall guidance of the Programme and Communications Analyst and with substantive inputs from Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters, and Technical Committee on Education, the Consultant will be responsible for working closely with the technical team (Research Coordinators and Research Assistants) to undertake the followings:
Planning & Organizing
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
CV or Personal History (P11): Applicants are required to submit CV or a P11 Form. The UNDP P11 Form can be downloaded from: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Careers/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
Reference; Contact details of 3 references
Financial Proposal: The expected assignment will be on a part time basis, 10 days per month for 6 months. The applicants are requested to submit a financial proposal (daily fee) in Euro for up to 60 working days. A working day will be calculated as 8 hours in total - half an hour break and 7.5 hours of work) that could be pro-rated to the actual hours works, and shall cover all expenditures including fees, health insurance, vaccination, international (all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel) or local travel (place of residence to office and office to place of residence), cost of living and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. Leave benefits (annual, sick, paternity, maternity) are not applicable to Individual Contractor and absent days including weekends and office holidays are not payable.
Logistics of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall arrange her/his own local travel. The consultant will need to work remotely, and will be required to provide his/her own laptop, mobile phone and other relevant equipment for working purposes.
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews/desk review) – 70% of total evaluation– max. 70 points
CV review: 20 points:
Educational qualification as defined in the ToR (10 points)
Experience as defined in the ToR (10 points)
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 14 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Interview/Desk review: 50 points
Master’s degree (8 points)
Knowledge of SPSS (20 points)
Previous experience with questionnaire surveys and data coding, analysis and write-up (16 points)
Previous experience in bi-communal projects (6 points)
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review and Interview/desk review (49 out of 70) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Monthly payable upon submission of the monthly, certification of payment form, time-sheet and the monthly report upon approval of UNDP.
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