UNDP Global Mission Statement
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement
UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels.
UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
Human Development in Afghanistan
Human development is about people, about expanding their choices to live full, creative lives with freedom and dignity. Economic growth is very important, but it is means, not ends. Fundamental to expanding human choices is building human capabilities: the range of things that people can do and what they can be. The most basic capabilities for human development are living a long and healthy life, being educated, having a decent standard of living and enjoying political and civil freedoms to participate in the community.
For more than two decades, national human development reports have been helping to advance the human development conceptual framework and apply it to the most pressing development challenges of the countries. Now published in over 135 countries, these reports, grounded in thorough analytic research, have become dynamic advocacy tools. They are helping to generate lively debates around the policies and actions needed to accelerate human development and achieve international development goals such as MDGs and the SDGs.
UNDP Afghanistan has prepared three NHDRs, and two of them have been published. It seeks to undertake the next Human Development Report on harnessing the extractives for human development. The Report will examine the potential of the extractive sector and look into how it could contribute to the human development in the country. The main purpose of this report is to provide evidence-based policy options so that economic growth could help reduce vulnerabilities and poverty, strengthen the resilience of the licit economy, reduce the illicit economy in its multiple dimensions, and thus promote human development. The production of the report could also contribute to developing national capacities to gather and analyses data relevant to human development, and widen and deepen the concept and approaches of human development.
The NHDR preparation follows an inclusive and consultative process to create ownership of the report among various stakeholders including government and civil society, and to ensure quality of the report drawing on data and analysis from credible sources. The project includes separate activities especially for local communication and advocacy. These activities highlight the community-based approach by including awareness raising activities to increase open discussions concerning extractive industry and human development in targeted communities. The majority of the communication and advocacy materials and events will be produced in local languages and the implementation of the communication and advocacy plan will be proceeded in a manner that ensures the participation for both men and women, young and old, and the marginalized groups.
Besides the communication and advocacy activities targeting local communities, effective engagement of the governmental representatives will be promoted throughout the report preparation and follow-up.
Overall objective of the consultancy:
The main objective of the consultancy is to write a background paper for chapter of the National Human Development Report (The potential of extractive industries and its governance in Afghanistan) covering social, gender and environmental issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables:
The consultant will produce a background paper that will serve as the material for Chapters 2, 3 and 5 of Afghanistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR). Chapter 2 will cover international review of the extractive industry and human development. Chapter 3 will provide information on the extractive industry and development issues in Afghanistan. Chapter 5 will provide recommendations. (See the Afghanistan NHDR Concept Note and chapter outlines).
The consultant will social, gender and environmental issues, including local conflict over resources, related to extractive industries and human development, working in conjunction with other national and international consultants working on NHDR background papers and analyses, as well as the lead author of NHDR.
Specific tasks and responsibilities include:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The Consultant is expected to submit the background paper with about 12,000 to 15000 words, and will contain the sections broadly mentioned above. All the activities leading to prepare the chapter will be performed by the end of 12 weeks from the signing date of the contract.
Deliverables and Deadline
The timelines and the exact contents of each deliverable will based on the consultant work plan to be agreed with NHDR Team leader. Reference will be made to the background paper.
Payments under the contract shall be delivery based and be made on receipt of the specific milestone reports indicated above. Payments shall be as indicated in the table below, and shall be made upon approval by NHDR Lead Author/Livelihoods and Resilience Unit. Upon receipt of final comments, the consultant shall finalize the report for formal acceptance by UNDP and relevant government stakeholders at which point the final payment shall be released.
Deliverables and Payment percentage:
Required Skills and Experience
Duration of the Work:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee, shall be converted into a lump sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the abovementioned schedule of payment.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight 70%;
Financial Criteria weight 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV]:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document: