TOR – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH AND FACILITATE THE NETWORK MEETING ON NATIONAL PLANNING
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PROCUREMENT NO. APRM/008/SIDA/ NP/ /2020: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH AND FACILITATE THE NETWORK MEETING ON NATIONAL PLANNING
Terms of Reference
Assignment : Research and Facilitate the Network Meeting on National Planning
Type of Contract : Consultancy Contract
Duty Station : Consultant home-based/Office Station
Reporting Division : CEO’s Office – Senior Advisor’s Section
Duration : On the Convenience of the Network on National Planning
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a self-monitoring instrument established in 2003 by Heads of State and Government, to which member states of the African Union voluntarily accede. Its purpose and mandate are outlined in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance adopted by African Heads of State and Government at the inaugural Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Durban, South Africa, in 2002.
The African Peer Review Mechanism has received financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) toward the cost of the African Peer Review Mechanism Programme and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant as payments towards the procurement an experienced African expert to prepare research paper and facilitate the APRM Network Meeting on National Planning’s Ministerial Conference on National Planning in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis and its Aftermath
The selected expert will be part of the APRM Organising Team and:
- He/she will lead the process of research;
- He/she will be instrumental in guiding, facilitating and leading discussions of the APRM Network’s Ministerial Conference on National Planning amidst the COVID-19 Crisis and its Aftermath, and to diagnose the responsiveness of Member State National Plans to the COVID-19 crisis and the ability of national planning authorities to detect and react to futures of such crises including natural disasters and external shocks including financial crises, environmental crises such as drought, climate and locusts, health epidemics and other shocks;
- He/she will lead delegates’ discussions on how to improve resilience based on understanding inadequate preparations and structures revealed by the COVID-19 crisis, and what have they (planners) have learnt from the pandemic for the purposes of future planning; and
- He/she will lead and promote discussions on ways and means through which national planning processes can be improved in future, including the organisation of regular meetings of the Network for sharing commendable practices and lessons learnt.
2) TASK / SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT
i) The National Planning Consultant is expected to seek and obtain buy-in on the following activities from Member States:
- Benchmarking progress and measuring improvement in disaster preparedness in Member States;
- Influencing policymaking and strengthening capacity by providing a forum in which policy makers, practitioners and experts can share knowledge and experiences; and
- Supporting viable and effective reforms by analysing policy options, developing relevant recommendations and agreeing on reform priorities.ii) Drafting of the Network’s Report
- The Network’s Report seeks to be more focussed and issue-driven to make sure that countries will adhere to the recommendations. It will consist of:
- An introduction will include an overview of the process of the discussion including with a brief summary of the main issues highlighted as well as the challenges to address;
- Commendable Practices: if any, commendable practices are discussed and agreed upon; and
- Overarching or cross-cutting issues that need special attention in disaster preparedness and responses.
3)DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
The duration of the assignment and the facilitation of the APRM network’s ministerial conference on national planning amid the covid-19 crisis and its aftermath, He/she must be able to: (i) prepare the meeting; (ii) attend the virtual meeting with the possibility of working out of the APRM offices in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in support of the virtual meeting for several days before and on the day of the virtual meeting; and (iii) complete the network’s report after the meeting.
Writing of the report of the above-mentioned session.
|Task Number||Deliverables||Task Outline|
|1||Drafting of the Research required in supporting the APRM Network on National Planning Conference.||· Read background documents on specific issues on National Planning and Research Protocol.
· Prepare the Issues Paper.
· Participate in the delivery in the form of a presentation on National Planning.
· Finalise draft report for the respective within the timeframe.
|2||Final draft the report regarding National Planning.||Draft the recommendations and vision of the future of the national planning network within the required time.|
5)REMUNERATION /PAYMENT TERMS
The National Planning Consultant will be paid a fixed lump sum in USD upon satisfactory completion of the assignment. Should there be travelling, the APRM Secretariat will also bear costs of a return air ticket (class economy) and provide DSA at standard UN rates for the country.
The DSA will be paid should the assignment require travel to the APRM HQ in Johannesburg, South Africa or another country during the consultancy period, subject to the AU and APRM regulations and restrictions for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Planning Consultant will be covered under the terms of the APRM business travel insurance policy as underwritten by AIG South Africa Ltd.
A contract will be sent to the selected candidate for his/her signature after he/she has accepted these Terms of Reference.
A minimum of 70% is required for consideration to be appointed
6.1) The minimum technical score shall be 70%. Contract shall be awarded to the consultant with the highest technical score
Interested Consultants may obtain further information through Email: tender[email protected]. during office hours 8.00 -1700hrs. Any clarification to the bid shall be published on APRM Website. Clarification should be sought not less than seven day to the date of closing the bid
7) MODE OF APPLICATION/SUBMISSION
The Expression of Interest and Technical proposal must be submitted through Email: [email protected] or physically delivered to the address below on or before 8th September,2020 at 11.000 hour Local time. Submissions to be titled: PROCUREMENT NO. APRM/008/SIDA/ NP/ /2020: INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH AND FACILITATE THE NETWORK MEETING ON NATIONAL PLANNING
The proposal shall include the financial sum which should be quoted in as Lump and in USD .All applications should be in writing and accompanied by an up-to-date and detailed Curriculum Vitae with the names and addresses of three referees, one of whom should be in the context of the last consultancy with information (on her/his education, experience, expertise, skills and former position capability) pertinent to the items described in the paragraph 6.0 related to the evaluation criteria.
Applications from youth, people with disabilities, women and vulnerable groups are encouraged.
The applications should be addressed to:
African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat
Private Bag XO8, Halfway House
Physical Address: 230 15th Road, 1st Floor,
Raandjies Park, Midrand, 1685,
Contact: Procurement Office
Email: [email protected]