UNDP Request for Proposals: Development of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG) III Project Document in Somalia

Deadline: 6 January 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications for its “Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG)” to promote improvements in local governance quality that can contribute to peace consolidation, state development and equitable service delivery.

The overall objective of the assignment is to develop a five-year programme document (prodoc) for the UN JOINT PROGRAMME ON LOCAL GOVERNANCE (JPLG) III. This will entail building a case for the need for the continuation of the programme by succinctly outlining the programme’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and value-addition to the decentralization agenda in Somalia / Somaliland.

Program Strategies

  • Supporting policy and legislative reforms for functional, fiscal and administrative decentralization that clarify and enhance the roles of local governments, their relationships to central government, and as a means to improve local service delivery.
  • Improving local government capacity for equitable service delivery.
  • Improving and expanding the delivery of sustainable services to citizens in an equitable, responsive and socially accountable manner and promoting local economic development/environment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualifications of the Organisation
    • Be a legally registered organization with the ability to work across all regions of Somalia and have the requisite registration documents.
    • Have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in provision of similar services to United Nations Agencies, multilateral/or bilateral programmes in fragile/conflict states.
    • Have the ability to assign/have personnel in the Federal Government of Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland.
  • Qualification of Personnel
    • Post-graduate degree related to local governance and decentralized services delivery or a related subject.
    • Ten years experience in decentralisation programmes in fragile states/conflict settings.
    • Previous experience as a team leader.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via postal mail at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Somalia

For more information, please visit UNDP Request for Proposal.

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