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 COVID-19 crisis has significant impact on the labour markets in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs), including Marshall Islands, bringing disproportionate levels of unemployment and underemployment across different groups of people, sectors and regions. Large number of workers are affected by the reduced income from losses of jobs, decreased working hours and a decrease in business revenues due to the partial closure of markets. Young people and women among others in the informal sector are the most vulnerable to job losses resulting from the crisis. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, PICs have already experienced economic setbacks, affecting job opportunities, due to the disruption of external shocks like natural disasters. The consequences of the current or other crisis are affecting not only the size of employment but also its composition in terms of forms of work, sector, skills and working conditions. A structural transformation from the hard-hit sectors to alternative options should be a national priority to cope with the changing dynamics, associated with how the emerging world of work will look like.
The best approach to strengthen the national economies in the PICs right now is to help reactivate labour markets and getting people back to work with some protection measures. On the longer term, countries should work toward safeguarding themselves against labour market vulnerabilities that were revealed during the crisis and addressing trends shaping the world of work, including climate change. This requires reorienting national employment policies towards promoting a more job-rich and resilient recovery.
Identifying employment policy priorities and transforming it into practice is a multifaceted process that require solid commitment and coordination from all actors involved. It requires extensive efforts to define recovery measures and employment resilience policies and map them instrumentally through national implementation mechanisms.
To support countries in their efforts to address the crisis, UNDP and ILO are supporting the Government of the Marshall Islands to undertake indepth analysis for the design and development of the National Employment Policy.
The objective of the consultancy assignment is to support (i) the review of the RMI national policies related to employment, (ii) the development of the RMI National Employment Policy 2022-2026.
The RMI NEP 2022-2026 in the context of the socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 shall address selected country-specific future of work challenges, such as demographic change, climate change and natural disasters, labour mobility, globalization and transition to the formal economy. The overall NEP will be aligned with the integrated approach to employment strategies, including the provisions made in Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122), promoting a coherent policy framework for creating more and better jobs, focusing on gender-responsive and results-based national employment policies and country-specific challenges concerning the future of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will identify various sources of information, and will also take into account sources provided by MTED, ILO and other stakeholders, including the following sources:
The Consultancy will work under the close guidance of the Director of the RMI National Training Council and the UNDP Inclusive Growth Deputy Team Leader throughout the assignment period.
Duration of work: The expected duration of this assignment is 80 days with an expected start date of Monday the 18th of November 2021 1st and planned to be completed by Friday the 13th of May 2022.
 Further guidance on the steps, content and structure of formulating the NEP is available in the ILO Guide for the formulation of national employment policies.
Required Skills and Experience
Proficiency in English (written and spoken) required.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultancy must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
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.
Shortlisted candidates shall be called for an interview which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
Interested consultancies 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:
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultancies with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultancy shall opt to sign an Individual Contract or a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) through its company/employer with UNDP.
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to Mr. Dale Kacivi - firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
All applications must be clearly marked with the title of consultancy and submitted by 5:00pm, 1st November 2021 (Fiji Time) online via UN Jobs website https://jobs.undp.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org