UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Integrated National Financing Framework for Accelerating Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (INFF4SDGs) in Bangladesh is a Joint Programme (JP) to be implemented by UNDP, UN Women, UNCDF, and ILO. The JP is led by UNDP, where the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Office of Bangladesh will coordinate the programme and report to external stakeholders within the UN system and Government. Additional support provided through joint UNEP/UNDP poverty environment action for SDGs programme.
The JP will support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to put in place an integrated financing framework to mobilize required resources from public and private sources more effectively for attaining SDGs by 2030.
Through the support of JP, the government will not only revisit the gaps in SDG financing estimated in 2017 but also adopt a forward-looking approach for engaging the public, private sector, and partners to meet the financing gap, keeping in consideration the country’s LDC graduation by 2024.
With support from the programme, the government will focus on fiscal space analysis and explore identifying new and innovative fiscal spaces and business models for the private sector for achieving SDGs. This JP will also help to establish a strong governance and coordination mechanism among the government and private sectors and an oversight mechanism for expenditure efficiencies and maximizing expenditure impacts.
As one of the most active and committed countries to achieve the SDGs with the highest level of political will, Bangladesh has already completed a Development Finance Assessment (DFA) in 2016 feeding into the formulation of the Bangladesh SDGs Financing Strategy (FS) in 2017. However, both the documents are now dated as they were prepared for the 7th Five Year Plan (FYP). Also, LDC graduation was not taken into consideration, and priorities of the new 8th FYP. Therefore, these developments along with a renewed commitment to strengthening Bangladesh’s Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) demand a revisit of both the documents.
The DFA offers a comprehensive analysis of the public and private financing outlook, financing policies and institutional structures, and opportunities to build a more integrated approach to financing. It is a tool designed to aggregate analysis and build collaboration among actors. Alongside the new analysis that it undertakes, the DFA draws together information from a wide range of sources and assessments that focus on financing flows or policy space.
A series of financing dialogues on the DFA process toward the articulation of the FS would be critical in order to develop a integrated financing framework. Under the guidance of a government-led national oversight team the DFA brings together government officials, private sector and other stakeholders to facilitate discussion on how to operationalise a more integrated approach to financing through an INFF. The DFA facilitates discussions on the challenges and opportunities across public and private financing and aims to build consensus on ways forward to establish and implement the FS.
Objectives of the assignment
The consultant will work closely with UN Women Programme analyst and International Consultant to conduct a review of the existing DFA and FS, will provide support to organize technical workshop/consultations with relevant ministries and civil society organizations to incorporate financing for gender equality agenda within DFA and INFF.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to conduct following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Programme Management Specialist, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst of UN Women, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Stage 1: Preparation Stage (20 days)
Stage 2: Data Collection, Analysis and Support Multi-Stakeholder consultations (20 days)
Stage 3: Synthesis and Reporting Stage (20 days)
Payment Schedule linked with deliverables:
Duration of Assignment:
The dates required for this assignment are 60 working days over a period of nine months (April to December 2021) based on guidance from UN Women.
Supervision and performance evaluation
The national consultant will receive guidance from the Programme Management Specialist and will be under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst of UN Women.
UN Women will provide a strategic guidance to the consultant to develop assessment methodology and for data collection.
Travel and DSA:
No DSA will be paid at the duty station. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station is required for this assignment, upon prior agreement/approval from UN Women such travel expenses shall be borne by UNWOMEN and the individual contractor/SSA shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s) and actual travel cost.
Required Skills and Experience
Essential knowledge and experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Criteria-01; Educational Qualification and diversification - Max Point 10
Criteria-03; Years of experience or proven track record in conducting financial assessments, developing tools and instruments for financial reforms at macro level. - Max Point 25
Criteria-04; Proven experience in conducting studies research, assessment, summarizing advocacy points/recommendations on economic and financial issues from a gender perspective.- Max Point 10
Criteria-05; Track record in high quality report writing in English- Max Point 05
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (49) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:
Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
UN Personal History Form;
Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria