Individual Consultant: Social Development Planning Expert, Janakpur, Nepal (Only for Nepalese Nationals)

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The Provincial Policy and Planning Commission (PPPC) in Madhesh province is actively engaged in reviewing and

evaluating the provincial first periodic plan and simultaneously drafting a second provincial periodic plan. With a

commitment to fostering holistic development within the province and adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals

(SDGs), the commission aims to ensure the efficacy and relevance of this plan by involving experts from various sectors.

Acknowledging the vital role of social development planning expertise in this overall process, the PPPC has suggested

engaging an expert consultant in the social development and planning field for a minimum period of four months.

Recognizing UNICEF Nepal's significant experience in advocating for the integration of women's and children's agendas

into policies, plans, and strategies, as well as its established collaborations with social development planning experts,

PPPC has formally requested UNICEF to provide a planning expert to support the review and development of Second

Provincial Periodic Plan.

This consultant will collaborate with the PPPC to review and evaluate the first periodic plan and support to formulation

of the second periodic plan, thereby enhancing the process with insights and strategies aimed at advancing social

development goals.

Scope of Work:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the current periodic plan, provincial social development initiatives, policies, and programmes in Madhesh Province. This review should emphasize their compatibility with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) baseline, and roadmap of Madhesh Province as well as the provincial and national priorities and plans.
  • Identify and engage key stakeholders through consultations to gather significant input and insights for the development plan. Arrange meetings with the PPPC, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Sports and Social Welfare, and other pertinent ministries to gather feedback and improve the plan's feasibility.
  • Utilize available federal and provincial data and assessments to pinpoint social development priorities and intervention areas effectively.
  • Update and analyze disaggregated social indicator data and deprivation specific to Madhesh Province to inform the development of an evidence-based, inclusive set of provincial priorities within the periodic plan.
  • Ensure making the plan more gender responsive, mainstreaming Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) considerations across all sectors in the plan formulation process.
  • Ensure that the agendas of children, women, adolescents, Persons with Disability (PWDs), and youth are prioritized in the periodic plan, with a focus on addressing the needs of vulnerable groups guided by the principle of Leave No One Behind (LNOB).
  • Develop strategic action plans to tackle identified priorities and challenges comprehensively.
  • Ensure to embed cross-cutting themes like disaster risk reduction, climate resilience, and environmental sustainability into the periodic plan.
  • Collaboratively draft the social development component of the provincial periodic plan in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide precise recommendations for the effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the plan.
  • Produce a review report detailing the current social development status and challenges within Madhesh Province.
  • Prepare stakeholder consultation reports summarizing the input and feedback gathered from relevant parties.
  • Offer actionable recommendations for plan implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Create presentation materials to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The main purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical expertise to review and formulate the provincial periodic

plan, particularly focusing on the social sector. More precisely, the objectives of this assignment are outlined as follows:

  • Review the current social development situation within the province and the performance of the first periodic plan.
  • Identify critical challenges, gaps, and opportunities in social development areas.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to collect insights and perspectives.
  • Support in formulating a Second Provincial Periodic Plan that addresses identified needs and priorities.
  • Ensure alignment of the plan with national policies, frameworks, and sustainable development goals.
  • Offer precise recommendations for efficient implementation, monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Ensure making the periodic plan and budget more gender responsive, the periodic plan respects diversity and recognizes current priorities for human capital development and investing in children and youth.

Duration of Contract: The total duration of the contract is for 4 months.

Duty Station: Consultant will be based in Provincial Policy and Planning Commission of Madhesh Province, Janakpur, Nepal

Deliverables for this Assignment:

Tasks/Milestone****Deliverables/Outputs****Timeline****Proposed Fee ( In Nepalese Currency)Desk review and literature

Review of the periodic plan and annual of provincial government.

Review available resources, reports, policies, plan and strategies of the provincial government.

Submission of updated and analyzed disaggregated social indicator data and

deprivation specific to Madhesh Province to inform the development of an evidence-based, inclusive set of provincial priorities within the periodic plan.

Within 30 days of signing the contract

Consultation with the stakeholders-

Identify and engage key stakeholders through consultations to gather significant input and insights for the development plan.

Arrange meetings with the PPPC, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of

Health and Population, Ministry of Sports and Social Welfare, and other pertinent ministries to gather

feedback and improve the plan's feasibility.

  1. Utilize available federal and provincial data and assessments to pinpoint social development priorities and intervention areas effectively.

  2. Prepared stakeholder consultation reports summarizing the input and feedback gathered from relevant ministries, departments, and

stakeholders.

  1. Developed strategic action plans to tackle identified priorities and challenges comprehensively

Within 60 days of signing

the contract

Submission of draft periodic plan1. Collaboratively drafted the social development component of the provincial periodic plan in consultation

with relevant stakeholders.

  1. Produced a review report detailing the current social development status and challenges within Madhesh Province.

  2. Shared the draft periodic plan with the relevant stakeholders and collected the inputs and suggestions.

Within 90 days of signing

the contract

Submission of a final periodic plan incorporating all the relevant comments/feedback provided by

stakeholders from the workshop

1. Submitted the final copy of the provincial periodic plan to the PPPC.

  1. Offered actionable recommendations for plan implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

  2. Developed presentation materials to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

Within 120 days of signing

the contract

Total Fee To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree (preferably Ph.D degree) in Public Policy, economics, social studies and related disciplines of Social Sciences.
  • At least 10 years of experience having in-depth knowledge of the government's plan formulation process at all levels.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the formulation of higher-level policy and strategy documents and provincial level plans for the Government of Nepal. Those with expertise in reviewing and formulating periodic plans will receive an additional advantage in the evaluation process through weighted scores.
  • Fluent in English and Nepali and well-versed in writing and editing government policy, plan, strategies, and guidelines.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Request to submit financial proposal as per deliverables in Nepalese currency.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates from under-represented ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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