GOXI (www.goxi.org) is a standing online forum for innovation and collaboration across stakeholder groups, countries and initiatives that aims to strengthening governance of the extractives sector. GOXI is used by more than 3000 practitioners from 100 countries, ranging from government, the private sector, civil society and think tanks. GOXI is designed to, among other things: enable substantive discussions; share opinions, information, new research and events; connect people working on extractive industry issues and dealing with similar challenges; learn what is happening globally in governance of the sector; find jobs; and announce initiatives and seek collaboration to make them happen.
GOXI was launched by the World Bank (WB) in 2009, and in 2013 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined as a co-convener.
GOXI is among the largest existing networks of practitioners interested in extractive industry governance. It is a trusted source of knowledge, experiences, learning and connections in the sector and a rich platform for dialogue and exchange of practical experiences, policy and lessons learned. GOXI is curating knowledge and helping users access relevant information and best practices, not only through online exchanges, but also through face-to-face learning events. However, GOXI has the potential to do more to support knowledge exchange and learning and to play a connector role. The vision is to become a go-to hub on extractive sector governance.
Environmental Governance Sub Group – Environmental Public Administration of Mining
As one of the largest multi-stakeholder networks focused on extractive governance, GOXI is well positioned to contribute to the body of knowledge and discussion around prevention and mitigation of negative environmental and linked social impacts of mining. Developing a specific thematic focus on public administration of the mining sector on the GOXI platform will contribute to increase awareness and knowledge of the importance of environmental public administration in the mining sector for the achievement of human rights and a number of sustainable development goals.
By enhancing knowledge about environmental governance of the extractive sector, the overall aim is to enhance development outcomes across a number of SDGs from resource extraction. Equipping practitioners and organizations active in this area with expertise, tools, knowledge about key approaches and networks will enable them to more quickly and strategically improve environmental natural resource governance.
Based on this, UNDP is seeking a consultant who would function as the main GOXI “Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector” Community Facilitator. The consultant would support daily management and development of content on GOXI sub group for Environmental Governance including the facilitation of online discussions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical Work
The Consultant will work closely with the project management team and with the GOXI’s Community Manager as needed in further developing the Environmental Governance sub group/community of practice on GOXI. The Consultant will primarily support the community as a facilitator and tasks related to knowledge sharing and knowledge management with a particular emphasis on rights based approaches to environmental public administration of the mining sector. The consultant will be supervised by the the UNDP/SEPA Project Manager for the Environmental Governance of Sustainable Natural Resource Management in based in New York. The consultant will be expected to develop an in-depth understanding of user needs in order to:
Support knowledge exchange, learning and e-discussions:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Build and maintain online GOXI Group focused on rights based public administration of mining, including identification and invitation of relevant experts in the field and establishment of initial e-library of relevant resources. Due Date: September 1, 2017.
Create/Build an information exchange group on lessons learned from RoLPA assessments (Rule of Law in Public Administration) and possibly other program related questions/issues. Due Date: December 15, 2017.
Ongoing support to relevant consultations, knowledge management and dissemination based on identified demand from GOXI members and partners. Due Date: February 15, 2018.
10-12 blog posts on results from national assessments, workshops, webinars and other programme activities. Due Date: February 15, 2018.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation – Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP reserves the right to invite the top scoring shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation – Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
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
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of UNDP Advisor on Extractive Industries, based in New York and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 – UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 – IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to [email protected]
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.