SENIOR ADVISOR, PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR IRAQ (PSDP-I)
United Nations Development Programme
|Location||Amman- Jordan with frequent travels to Baghdad/Basra/Erbil-Iraq, Mali|
|Date Posted||June 18, 2012|
|Category||Advocacy & Partnership|
|Closing date for applications||24-Jun-12|
Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address no later than COB 24th June 2012:
Applicants should download the application documents (presented in compressed file) from the previously mentioned link for UNDP Iraq – Procurement notice web site, complete and sign them, and send the scanned copies to the email account above by or before the deadline of this post.
Applications with no financial offer or missing CV’s, P11 form or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation.
In early 2008, the United Nations Country Team for Iraq, realized the formation of an Economic Reform & Diversification Sector Outcome Team (ERD SOT) made up of the UNDP, ILO, UNIDO, FAO, UN Habitat, UNIFEM, with IOM and CHF International as full members, supported by ERD Policy Group official based in Baghdad, and in close partnership with the Government of Iraq, specifically the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission, with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Central Bank of Iraq and key Iraqi institutions dealing with Iraq’s economy. By the end of 2008, the ERD SOT finalized the formulation and approval of a programme entitled: Private Sector Development Programme for Iraq (PSDP-I).
This Programme was conceived and designed with Iraqi stakeholders (public and private) and other international stakeholders in an effort to create and enable an effective, coherent, and comprehensive framework for private sector development in Iraq at both the national and governorate levels in three priority governorates, as a means of achieving: I) sustainable and increased employment opportunities; II) poverty reduction; III) the enhancement of the legal and regulatory framework which will allow an increase in sustained domestic and international investment; IV) the development of a legal and regulatory framework with enforcement capacity designed to perpetuate an overall rational, coherent, and economic environment; and, V) diversification as the basis of future economic growth in Iraq in a gender inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. The Programme addresses these challenges through two pillars of activities. The first pillar is a national level policy support intervention aimed at shaping a more conducive private sector environment, while the second pillar addresses the governorate-level challenges of private sector growth through planning and implementation activities within three selected governorates. The PSDP-I programme will be closed by end of 2012.
Under the authority of the UNDP-Iraq Country Director, overall supervision of the UNDP Economic Recovery and Poverty Alleviation Cluster Head, and with daily direction of the Programme Director (PD), the Senior Advisor will be required to provide the technical expertise in line with the Programme requirements as well as strategic coordination with the programme stakeholders. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for the provision of technical expertise related to legislative framework, private sector development strategy, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructuring, communication functions for PSDP-I. The Senior Advisor together with the PD and the other two CTAs (representing UNIDO and ILO) on the PSDP-I will ensure a close, day to day coordination with the Programme’s main counterpart, the Task Force for Economic Reform, as well as other key national and international actors in the area of private sector development.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is to provide the technical expertise related to the legislative framework, Private Sector Development Strategy and SOEs restructuring by coordinating with key counterparts, such as the Task Force for Economic Reform, other concerned Task Forces, concerned UN agencies and World Bank.
The Senior Advisor will facilitate strategic communication with the Task Force for Economic Reform as well as key national and international actors in the areas of private sector development to properly address their concerns. The Senior Advisor will be required to meet with the key counterparts on a regular basis in Baghdad.
Scope and Expected outputs:
Facilitate the communication with key counterparts and identify the move forward toward the end of the Programme;
* Consult with key counterparts, especially the TFER, to identify the areas of priorities and prepare the minutes of meetings;
* Conduct strategic review on the work plans to address the areas of priorities;
* Develop the recommendation report on enhanced programme framework and work plans to focus on the areas of priorities with clear coordination mechanism among concerned parties;
* Also, throughout the assignment, consult with the key counterparts to identify how UNDP can support the government of Iraq in the private sector development field in the future (areas of focus, role of UNDP) and develop the recommendation report, similar with a project document format.
Provide strategic advices on the enhanced legislative framework :
* Review the preliminary legislative assessment report (such as privatization, SoEs, investment law rules and regulations, competition, PPPs etc) and update the report as necessary;
* Provide strategic advises on how to enhance the legislative framework with any obstacles to be addressed;
* Develop the recommendation report on the enhanced legislative framework;
* Ensure that all above undertakings are informed by gender differential issues.
Provide strategic advises to SOEs restructuring, especially on the social mitigation, in close coordination with key counterparts:
* Review the Roadmap for Restructuring of SOEs in Iraq;
* Provide the strategic insights on the roadmap and the action plan for the restructuring of SOEs, especially on the social mitigation aspects in coordination with key counterparts;
* Develop the recommendation report on the on the roadmap and the action plan for the restructuring SOEs, especially on the social mitigation aspects.
Deliverables and Outputs:
While UNDP will be responsible for the logistic costs of the participants. The International Consultant Under the direct supervision of the Economic Recovery and Poverty Alleviation Cluster, UNDP-Iraq Unit is requested to produce for the following deliverables:
* Recommendation report on enhanced programme framework and work plans by addressing the areas of priorities and coordination mechanism among concerned parties;
* Recommendation report on the enhanced legislative framework to update and enhance the preliminary legislative assessment report;
* Recommendation report on the roadmap and the action plan for the restructuring SOEs, especially on the social mitigation aspects;
* Recommendation report of UNDP's support on the private sector development in Iraq after the closure of PSDP-I.
Key Performance Indicators during implementation of Services:
* Provision of comprehensive reports and strong reporting skills;
* Excellent communication skills;
* Timely and successful coordination with relevant parties.
* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
* Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
* Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
* Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Operational Effectiveness and Practical Knowledge
* Ability to introduce and implement strategic management advice;
* Demonstrates a complete in-depth grasp of legislative framework in Iraq;
* Understands the importance of a gender sensitive approach and applies it accordingly.
* Solid knowledge and experience in the GoI management system, legislations, regulations and procedures;
* Analytical skills: Proven analytic capacities on assessing organizations to identify the areas requiring capacity development, especially in management context;
* Substantial knowledge in communication and information dissemination techniques.
Management and Leadership:
* Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
* Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
* Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
* Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
* Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
* Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience
* Masters degree in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, International Development or related field with equivalent professional experience.
* A minimum of 10 years professional experience with the Government of Iraq (GoI) management system;
* At least 5 years working experience as a senior manager in the GoI or an international development agency;
* Experience in working with or in State-owned enterprises;
* Extensive experience in providing capacity building advice to national government institutions is essential;
* Working experience of management with international financial institutions and UNDP working experience would be considered important assets.
* Excellent English (written and spoken) is required;
* Fluency in Arabic.
Documents to be included when submitting the Proposal:
(Which will include the following):
* Signed Template Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal. (Please use Annex 1);
* A letter explaining why he/she considers himself/herself the most suitable candidate for the work;
* Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references. Please Use the attached CV Form – Annex 2 attached. UNDP-Iraq reserves the right to disqualify any of CVs who are not compliant with the requested form.
* A brief methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.
The financial proposal will specify a total lump sum amount and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. A breakdown of this lump sum amount is to be provided by the IC candidate. Total Fees: Please use Annex 3 – Financial proposal form.
All necessary information including: Complete Terms of Reference, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement Notice Number IC-053/12:
Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address no later than COB 24th June 2012:
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