Twenty five years of protracted conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts have left the majority of its inhabitants in conditions of extreme poverty, and tensions over land tenure, resource access, and ethno-demographics remain challenges to sustainable development. Three quarters of the population live below the national poverty line; 50% of primary-enrolled children drop out in their first few years; and it is estimated that 40% of the CHTs’ workforce is either unemployed or underemployed.
A CHT Peace Accord was signed in December 1997 and was recognized as a significant political achievement for the region which is home to 11 distinctive indigenous groups and Bengalis. It raised high expectations that it would serve as the cornerstone of a successful peace building process and as a means for opening up new opportunities for development. Relevant institutions have been established to support this process although not all subjects as per the CHT Peace Accord have yet been transferred to them, and several parts of the Peace Accord are yet to be implemented.
In partnership with the Government, CHT communities and NGOs, UNDP supports the Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts through the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility. The CHT Development Facility plays a very important role ensuring a successful peace building process and improving the development conditions of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) people. The support is focused on:
In addition to UNDP’s own resources, funds have been made available by the European Union, Canada (CIDA), Denmark (DANIDA), USA (USAID), Norway, Australia (AusAID) and the Embassy of Japan since the inception. The Facility manages the respective donor agreements within one programmatic framework.
The CHT Development Facility is led by a Director and a Senior Management Team consisting in addition of four Chiefs leading programme sections and one Chief Operations.
Expected outcome of CHTDF’s interventions with the CHT Institutions is increased capacity of these institutions to deliver services and support community development. Expected outputs are (a) Capacities of local government institutions to advocate on CHT issues strengthened, in particular implementation of the CHT Peace Accord, resulting in enhanced clarity and consensus on CHT issues, (b) Capacities of Local Government Institutions in the CHT strengthened, resulting in improved management systems for decentralized service delivery and (c) Participatory planning, budgeting, monitoring mechanisms among CHT institutions enhanced to contribute towards achievement of MDGs.
MDG acceleration is managed by CHTDF’s Capacity Development cluster, it is an approach that leads to identification of high-impact and feasible solutions for prioritized bottlenecks, that are preventing ongoing interventions to achieve MDG targets. Outcome of MDG acceleration is direct action by all development partners, to help realize the solutions.
Local Government institutions at district (HDCs) and sub-district level (Upazila parishad) are taking the lead in the acceleration process, members of respectively District and Upazila Development Coordination Committees are participating. Members and organized in thematic task forces formed around the MDGs.
The outputs of the MDG acceleration process in the CHT are as follows:
Duties and Responsibilities
|Main objectives, responsibilities and description of the proposed analytical work:|
The consultancy is expected to result in the development of focused, agreed upon District MAF Action Plans (3) to address the selected MDGs that rally the efforts of national and sub-national governments, and their development partners, on providing the investments and services needed to overcome identified constraints.
Scope of work, responsibilities and description of the proposed analytical work:
The International Consultant is based at UNDP-CHTDF Rangamati office, with frequent travel to the other 2 districts. S/he is expected to be familiar with the MAF methodology. Under direct supervision of the Chief Implementation and in close coordination with Capacity Development Cluster, the International Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Deliverables/Outputs of the assignment/service:
Tentative Payment Schedule: (please refer to the IC notice in the link below)
Period of assignment:
The assignment is expected to take a maximum period of 12 weeks.
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology, including a timeline, on how they will approach and conduct the work
2. Financial proposal
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
Lump sum contracts
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount including cost of meeting/workshops and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel not mentioned in the TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Proposal of Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Prior to the technical evaluation all proposals will be screened based on the eligibility criteria mentioned in the table below. To be eligible for technical evaluation a proposal must meet both the criteria. Any proposal not meeting either of these criteria will be rejected from the evaluation. There is no scoring in this stage and screening will be done pass/fail basis.
Eligibility Criteria (Yes/No):
Technical Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 70)
All proposals that passed through the preliminary evaluation will be scored out of 70 based on the criteria mentioned in the table below. To qualify in the technical evaluation a proposal must obtain minimum 70% of the total obtainable technical score or at least 49 points. Any proposal obtaining a score less than the minimum required score (49) will be technically disqualified. Proposals achieving 70% or more points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria: (Total 70)
Applicants may also be invited for a face to face/telephone interview as part of the technical evaluation process. The interview shall not bear any additional score but shall be used to validate the scores given above by assessing the knowledge on the subject matter.
Financial Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 30)
All technically qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals receive points according to the following formula:
p = y (μ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
μ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
The final selection will be completed through the cumulative calculation of obtained points from Technical and Financial Evaluation. The highest cumulative scorer will be awarded the contract.
Proposal should be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org no later then 25th June, 2012. Proposal submitted to any other email address or location or submitted in hard copy shall not be considered.
Detail IC Procurement Notice along with the TOR and submission guideline can be found in the following link,
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