National Consultant for development of the result-oriented Operational Plan of the Strategy of Development of the Statistical Sector System 2020

Vacancy Number: UN17/01586

Location:Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Application Deadline: 06 Aug 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
15 Aug 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
03 Sep 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment:25 August - 15 November 2017 (35 working days)
Supporting Documents:
P11 Form
Terms of Reference


Background

Scope of work:

UNFPA and UNDP aim to contract a national consultant to support development in a participatory manner of the Operational Plan of the Strategy of Development of National Statistical System 2016 – 2020 based on Results-Based Management.

The Consultant will work with staff of the institution of the National Statistical System and its management in building their capacities in result-based management and developing the Operational Plan of the Strategy as per the objectives and measures of the strategic document on statistics. The document should outline key actions, monitoring indicators, resources and budget required to achieve the results of the Strategy. The consultant is expected to provide guidance and assistance throughout the entire process, ensuring national ownership and building capacities of the data holders’ part of the National Statistical System.

To achieve the envisaged scope, the following objectives were set:

  1. Conduct a one-day training session (with practical activities) on Results-Based Management for NBS staff and management as a preparatory action for development of the Operational Implementation Plan.
  2. Develop a methodology to be applied for the Operational Implementation Plan and Monitoring Framework, taking into consideration the available regulatory framework for national strategic planning.
  3. Revise the current planning tools used by the National Bureau of Statistics and make recommendations for their improvement based on best practices.
  4. Support each NBS Department in development of the Operational implementation Plan, including the appropriate M&E framework, as per the objectives and measures of the Strategy for Development of National Statistical System, ensuring the participation of other relevant data holders if needed.
  5. Advice NBS management and the staff on applying the result-based management approach in planning, implementation and evaluation of the Operational Plan, including the funding resources, to ensure the successful achievement of the Statistical Strategy’s expected results.

Requirements for Experience and Qualifications

The following qualification criteria will be applied during the selection of the National Consultant:

Academic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, demography, sociology, social sciences, public policies or other relevant area required.
  • Other formal education in result-based management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights based approach will be considered as an asset (certificates to be provided).

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience in public policy and administration, statistics or other relevant area to the administration of statistical system.
  • At least 5 records of previous collaboration with Government of the Republic of Moldova in developing result-oriented public policies, in particular with State Chancellery (supporting documents to be provided).
  • At least 2 experience records in technical capacity building or training on result-based management.
  • Previous experience with UNFPA, UNDP or other UN agencies will be considered as asset.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be considered as advantage.

Computer skills:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in use of current office software applications required

The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA and UNDP does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Interested persons should submit their application letters and duly completed Personal History Form (P11) in English with the mark “National Consultant NBS Operational Plan” by 06 August 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2:00) to the following e-mail: jobs.moldova@unfpa.org

Please note that selected consultants will be asked to submit a series of documents (health statement, certification of health insurance; passport, vendor form, security certificates etc.) before starting their assignment.

Detailed Terms of Reference and template of Personal History Form (P11) are attached.

Failure of candidates to submit a duly completed P11 form, as well as false representations on this form, shall constitute sufficient grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of the application. All information provided in the P11 form will be treated as strictly confidential.



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