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ПРООН в Україні шукає National Consultant

Title: National Consultant to Develop Recommendations on Formation of the Cross-sectoral Challenge-driven Partnerships.

Location: UKRAINE

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Languages Required: English 

Duration of Initial Contract: up to 3 months

Application Instruction: If you wish to apply for this or other positions, please visit UNDP website, section jobs and apply only: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=101343

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.

Background

Within the local initiatives the Project is piloting new approaches and development solutions, which can be applied at sub-national and local levels by multi-stakeholder partnerships (including local governments, academia, civil society and business) to address the challenges for sustainable development and find replicable solutions for the commonly faced problems.

In this regard, UNDP seeks a qualified National Consultant to develop Recommendations for public administrations on formation of the cross-sectoral challenge-driven partnerships to promote local socio-economic development addressing COVID-19 impact. The Recommendations is to be based on the assessment, (conducted earlier and if needed during the assignment) of local sustainable development solutions implemented by the project. The document will support capacity building of the local administrations in targeted municipalities/local communities for evidence- based recovery planning engaging the local stakeholders and leaving no one behind. It is to present recommendations for further replication and scaling up of initiatives aimed at gender-equitable crisis response and post-crisis recovery measures and promote dialogue facilitation between the local development actors.

Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVE

The overall objective of the assignment is to: 1) establish a solid analytical background for knowledge-sharing on sustainable local development solutions, partnership building joint implementation and co-financing of local development initiatives; and 2) prepare the analytical basis for further replication and/or scaling up the sustainable local development solutions identified and piloted within the Project in the new development context (taking into consideration the implications of the decentralization reform). The National Consultant will work closely with the project team and under the overall supervision of the Project Manager.

SCOPE OF WORK

The National Consultant will be responsible to accomplish the following tasks:

1) based on the results of the previous assessments develop recommendations for local authorities on a) building challenge-driven partnership for sustainable development; b) to promote local socio-economic development addressing COVID-19 impact (the most applicable to the local context joint problem-solving mechanisms, resource pooling, including government cost-sharing and other available alternative mechanism, the business sector and the new innovative approaches);

2) develop recommendations for replication and scaling up the tested local development solutions;

3) explore the existing mechanism for co-financing of the local initiatives such as local government cost-sharing and other available mechanisms (for example twin city budgets, transborder cooperation, municipal programs etc.)

Given the nature of the assessment, the Consultant will:

  1. Based on the experience of the Project and supported challenge-driven partnerships, formulate recommendations for the local authorities on building challenge-driven partnerships for sustainable development considered through the prism of SDGs and addressing the socio-economic impact of COVID-19;
  2. Develop recommendations for future replication of similar initiatives in Ukraine;
  3. Present the Replication Plan to the Project’s stakeholders.
  4. Analyze the most applicable models of co-funding of the local initiatives in the context of ongoing decentralization reform.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least Specialist/Master’s degree in the fields relevant for the given assignment;
  • Public Administration, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Public and Private partnership or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant practical professional experience in regional/local development, policy development, strategic planning, public administration, and/or public-private partnership development.
  • Proven experience of writing analytical report and/or recommendations for public authorities (samples of at least 3 relevant analytical reports, recommendations for public authorities, policy papers or other relevant documents in Ukrainian to be submitted).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Ukrainian and working knowledge of English is required.

Application Instruction: If you wish to apply for this or other positions, please visit UNDP website, section jobs and apply only: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=101343

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1September 2021

Контакти

  • https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=101343
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