Consultancy opportunity: Asia and the Pacific Regional Coordinator

Asia and the Pacific Regional Coordinator
Procurement Process : RFP – Request for proposal
Office : UN SDG Action Campaign – THAILAND
Deadline : 04-Oct-17
Posted on : 19-Sep-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 41024
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Overview :United Nations Volunteers which is administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to submit a proposal for the following consultancy 0082120_Asia and the Pacific Regional Coordinator. Duty station: Bangkok

The United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) was established in 2002 by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to support people’s participation in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) and assist people in holding their governments accountable to their commitments.

As part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), prior to the adoption of the Agenda 2030, the UNMC was mandated to lead part of the global consultation on the Post 2015 agenda to make the most inclusive and transparent process. As a result, 10 million people participated in this open consultation, and told the United Nations what would make their lives better through the MY World 2015 survey, and the World We Want 2015 platform. This set a new precedent at the United Nations and with policy makers around the world – opening the door to more people-centered policy making.

As natural continuation, after the adoption of new Agenda, the formerly UNMC (United Nations Millennium Campaign) was extended as a special initiative of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon mandated to support peoples’ participation in SDG implementation. The now called UN SDG Action Campaign works to build new multi-stakeholder partnerships to ensure a transparent dialogue between decision makers and their constituencies, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. It works to leverage cutting-edge communication technologies, to show the human story behind development challenges and create deeper empathy and understanding between decision-makers and their people. Finally, it uses data, technology and innovation to empower people with the knowledge and tools to become actively involved in supporting their governments with SDG implementation and to continue to involve as many people as possible in the decision-making process.

Responding to requests from Member States for coordinated support from the UN development system in implementing the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), under its Sustainable Development Working Group, elaborated a common approach for effective and coherent implementation support, under the acronym ‘MAPS” (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support). As part of MAPS, the UN SDG Action Campaign has started last year to develop its own strategy for popularizing the goals, including the setup of a new Service Centre in Bonn, Germany, to centralize the services provided and support partners in the implementation of initiatives to be adapted to local contexts.

In this new phase of the Campaign it is envisioned that the Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific will sustain and expand the results gained by the presence of United Nations Millennium Campaign in Asia and the Pacific over the MDG’s era, in a more consistent way by working integrated within the new structure of the Global Campaign Center in Bonn (Germany), where other regions will be covered and supported. As such it is expected that the proximity of the team will benefit from sharing knowledge and good practices which can be expanded, replicated and sustained from one region to another.

The selected candidate is expected to work with and through the UN System in Asia and the Pacific including the Bangkok Regional Hub and the Offices of UN Resident Coordinators and the UN Country Teams to develop and deliver general and country specific advocacy and citizens’ engagement programs. The Campaign will also be launching various programs aimed at working with civil society across Asia and the Pacific to develop advocacy, campaign and partnership strategies and engage national, sub-regional and continental bodies to amplify citizens’ voices, inputs and priorities in the negotiation, drafting and adoption stages of the successor framework. For Asia and the Pacific, the Campaign will also be building upon its work with parliamentarians, local authorities, faith communities, the entertainment industry and the private sector to harness the opportunities of implementing the Agenda 2030 to promote an all-inclusive development agenda that will carter for the needs and priorities of the peoples in Asia and the Pacific.

This procurement process is conducted through UNDP eTendering online system (interested applicants must register in the system in order to access the additional documents).

If you have already registered in the system before, log in using your username and password at   https://etendering.partneragencies.org. If you do not remember your password, use “Forgot Password” link or contact UNDP for support. Do not register as a new bidder. Once you have completed registration and are signed in, search for event ID 0084041.

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For first time registrants, please watch the video on how to register; Information for bidders. and view  section 7.1 Bidder Registration in  the eTendering Bidder Training Guide which explains the steps that bidders must follow in order to register in the eTendering.

Any queries should be submitted to the following e-mail procurement@unv.org, attention Madalina Florica with the reference 0084041_Asia and the Pacific Regional Coordinator Consultant in the subject line.

UNV looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNV procurement opportunities.