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National Consultant: Development Of Training Module On Supply... Dhaka

United Nations Development Programme
Dhaka
2020-11-17 17:18:55
National Consultant: Development of Training Module on Supply... Dhaka
Background

The National Resilience Programme (NRP) is working to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development. NRP is a joint programme being implemented by four agencies of Government of Bangladesh: Department of Disaster Management, Programming Division of Bangladesh Planning Commission, Department of Women Affairs and Local Government Engineering Department. The NRP-Programming Division (NRP-PD) Part is designed to enhance the capacities for gender responsive, disability inclusive risk-informed public and private investment. In this connection, the project is taking initiatives for building capacities of public and private sector officials to equip them with knowledge and skills for integrating disaster and climate change related risks into their investments.

The impacts of disasters are well understood in Bangladesh in the context of agricultural production and rural... livelihoods. But climate change and disasters are also disrupting business in Bangladesh and will do in the future as well. Hotter summers, irregular and heavy monsoons, heavy rainfalls in a short amount of time, tropical cyclones etc. are causing severe stress in built urban environments, infrastructure and services. Cyclone causes disruption in port activities and thus affect export-import of the country. Not just in Bangladesh, all over the world climate change is visibly disrupting business. This shows that at the policy and private sector levels more needs to be done to protect Bangladesh’s economic growth from these natural disasters.

As with any form of disruption, climate change and other natural hazards are creating and will continue to create risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Resilience360- a supply chain risk management company managed by DHL, in their first annual risk report of 2018[1] found natural disasters as one of the main disruptive events affected the global supply chain. According to the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2019[2], investors, regulators and other stakeholders are now challenging companies to take responsibility by taking an integrated, strategic approach to addressing climate change and natural disaster impacts to their businesses. According to the report, environmental risks, water shortages, natural disasters are becoming recognized more and more by global businesses as a threat to their operations.

During the last two decades, the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector has been playing a significant role to the growth of Bangladesh economy.. Given that Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable and disaster-prone economies of the world and given the labor in-tensive nature of the RMG sector, it is imperative that climate and disaster risk management elements be adopted as a part of corporate governance for competitive advantages as well as to avoid drop in profitability. While each RMG establishment is unique, and disaster risk management principles cannot be thought of as “one size fits all” prescription, without concerted efforts to incorporate infrastructural and managerial responses to such risk, RMG production delays will have a cumulative and significant impact on the RMG export volume and global market share. It will also have an impact on Bangladesh’s image as a strong and growing export-based economy in the global RMG supply chain.

Keeping this context of RMG sector of Bangladesh, the NRP-PD conducted a study on developing strategies to improve capacity of RMG sector for resilient supply chain. The study assessed the potential direct and indirect impact of natural hazards and threats to supply chain system of RMG products and proposed possible pathways for instituting systems and processes for reducing disruptions to supply chains caused by natural disasters and climate change. Most importantly, as a part of this process, the project is planning to organize trainings for industry sectors and business community leaders on resilient supply chain management to promote risk-informed business practices in Bangladesh. Therefore, the aim of this assignment is to develop a training module on supply chain resilience based on the study, titled “Supply Chain Resilience of RMG sector” in order to enhance capacities of business professionals of the country.

[1] https://www.resilience360.dhl.com/resilienceinsights/resilience360-annual-risk-report-2018/

[2] www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_Report_2019.pdf

The National Resilience Programme (NRP) is working to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development. NRP is a joint programme being implemented by four agencies of Government of Bangladesh: Department of Disaster Management, Programming Division of Bangladesh Planning Commission, Department of Women Affairs and Local Government Engineering Department. The NRP-Programming Division (NRP-PD) Part is designed to enhance the capacities for gender responsive, disability inclusive risk-informed public and private investment. In this connection, the project is taking initiatives for building capacities of public and private sector officials to equip them with knowledge and skills for integrating disaster and climate change related risks into their investments.

The impacts of disasters are well understood in Bangladesh in the context of agricultural production and rural livelihoods. But climate change and disasters are also disrupting business in Bangladesh and will do in the future as well. Hotter summers, irregular and heavy monsoons, heavy rainfalls in a short amount of time, tropical cyclones etc. are causing severe stress in built urban environments, infrastructure and services. Cyclone causes disruption in port activities and thus affect export-import of the country. Not just in Bangladesh, all over the world climate change is visibly disrupting business. This shows that at the policy and private sector levels more needs to be done to protect Bangladesh’s economic growth from these natural disasters.

As with any form of disruption, climate change and other natural hazards are creating and will continue to create risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Resilience360- a supply chain risk management company managed by DHL, in their first annual risk report of 2018[1] found natural disasters as one of the main disruptive events affected the global supply chain. According to the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2019[2], investors, regulators and other stakeholders are now challenging companies to take responsibility by taking an integrated, strategic approach to addressing climate change and natural disaster impacts to their businesses. According to the report, environmental risks, water shortages, natural disasters are becoming recognized more and more by global businesses as a threat to their operations.

During the last two decades, the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector has been playing a significant role to the growth of Bangladesh economy.. Given that Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable and disaster-prone economies of the world and given the labor in-tensive nature of the RMG sector, it is imperative that climate and disaster risk management elements be adopted as a part of corporate governance for competitive advantages as well as to avoid drop in profitability. While each RMG establishment is unique, and disaster risk management principles cannot be thought of as “one size fits all” prescription, without concerted efforts to incorporate infrastructural and managerial responses to such risk, RMG production delays will have a cumulative and significant impact on the RMG export volume and global market share. It will also have an impact on Bangladesh’s image as a strong and growing export-based economy in the global RMG supply chain.

Keeping this context of RMG sector of Bangladesh, the NRP-PD conducted a study on developing strategies to improve capacity of RMG sector for resilient supply chain. The study assessed the potential direct and indirect impact of natural hazards and threats to supply chain system of RMG products and proposed possible pathways for instituting systems and processes for reducing disruptions to supply chains caused by natural disasters and climate change. Most importantly, as a part of this process, the project is planning to organize trainings for industry sectors and business community leaders on resilient supply chain management to promote risk-informed business practices in Bangladesh. Therefore, the aim of this assignment is to develop a training module on supply chain resilience based on the study, titled “Supply Chain Resilience of RMG sector” in order to enhance capacities of business professionals of the country.

[1] https://www.resilience360.dhl.com/resilienceinsights/resilience360-annual-risk-report-2018/

[2] www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_Report_2019.pdf

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The National Resilience Programme (NRP) will support training module development for Supply Chain Resilience in Bangladesh. The overall objective of this assignment is to develop training module, design and plan a training on supply chain resilience and coordinate all activities related to training module development under the project with highest professional standard. The selected individuals will work in close collaboration with NRP-PD team and regularly consult with Project Director, consultants of the study on supply chain resilience and UNDP for developing the training module and its execution.

Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The consultant will serve as consultant for NRP-Programming Division Part Project located in Planning Commission. S/he will provide co-ordination, liaison with Project Director, NRP-PD, Project Manager, Planning Specialist for design, development and finalization of training module within the time frame. The assignment will require estimated 30 working days over 02 months of consulting services starting from 01 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

The selected consultant will carry out the following tasks in close collaboration with Project Director, NRP-PD, Project Manager, and Risk Informed Planning Specialist and Training Specialist of the NRP-Programming Division part:
• Submission of inception report with detail methodology for developing the module;
• Undertake desk research and analyze all the available relevant documents/training modules, training materials to fully understand the ground situation and existing training material available for supply chain resilience as well as consult with Project Director, NRP-PD, consultant team of supply chain resilience and UNDP;
• Share brief description of contents of the training module with logical sequence for approval from Programming Division and UNDP;
• Drafting training module on Supply Chain Resilience in English and share draft module with relevant stakeholders in a validation workshop;
• Conduct a training for validating the draft report and revise and update the module based on feedbacks from training and stakeholder consultation;
• Conduct a TOT on Supply chain resilience in Bangladesh based on the developed module;
• Submission of final training module both in English; and training report; and

Perform other necessary tasks, as deemed important, for the successful completion of the Assignment.

TIMEFRAME, DELIBERABLES AND PAYMENTS

The consultant will present appropriate work modality/approach, detail TOR. Other interim reports may be produced to facilitate the completion of the assignment, at the discretion of the consultant. The consultant will ensure comprehensive, coherent, high quality reporting, in clear and professional format. In case of doubt, the project manager will determine the format of reporting.

The financial proposal shall specify daily fees and total fees and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.

The deliverables are linked with the payment schedule, is as follows:

Sl. no.

Deliverables

Estimated workdays

Payment Schedule

1.

Inception Report including literature review, methodology, detailed work plan and timelines

05

20% of the contracted amount

2.

Share description of the content and draft training module

12

20% of the contracted amount

3.
• Conduct a validation training and submit training report
• Conduct a TOT on Supply chain resilience in Bangladesh and submit training report

10

40% of the contracted amount

4.

Revise, update the training module and submission of final training module with pre-assessment and post-assessment questionnaire

03

20% of the contracted amount

Total

30

100%

SUPERVISION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The consultant will be contracted by the UNDP Bangladesh (on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh) under UNDP’s standard rules, condition and regulations. The consultant will report to project Manager, NRP-PD in close coordination with Project Director of NRP-PD and Programme Specialist (Climate change & Disaster Risk Management), Resilience and Inclusive Growth cluster of UNDP Bangladesh. Project Manager will provide oversight and quality assurance who will also carry out performance evaluation after successful completion of the assignment.

UNDP and GOB shall be the owner of all existing ‘Intellectual Property’ and any Intellectual Property embodied in materials, printed matters, deliveries or reports performed or created in relation to and for the purpose of this assignment. ‘Intellectual Property’ includes the items like patents, copyrights, design, models, trademarks, confidential information etc. whether or not registered.

DOCUMENTS:

The Consultant will prepare and submit the documents mentioned above at the assignment deadline dates. Further work, or revision of the documents, may be required if is considered that the report does not meet the UNDP standards, TOR, there are errors of fact or the document is incomplete or not of an acceptable standard.

DUTY TSTAION: Dhaka

The assignment may not require any field visit. However, the filed visit outside Dhaka will be determined by UNDP, if needed. In general, UNDP does not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using his/her own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

UNDP will provide office space for desk works (if needed) and lump sum amount (reimbursable) for field visit outside Dhaka, if needed. However, the consultant is expected to bring his/her own required computer and accessories. NRP-PD and UNDP will facilitate meetings and access to key stakeholders. The consultant should take all safety measures related to COVI19 during the field visit or any other activity of the consultancy.

TRAVEL, DSA AND COMMUNICATION

All envisaged travel costs (if any) must be included in the financial proposal.

Communication and IT equipment: The Consultant is expected to have own laptop and mobile phone. Cost of communication should be included in the financial proposal.

As mentioned in section, the assignment may not require any field visit. However, the filed visit outside Chattogram will be determined by UNDP, if needed. In general, UNDP doesn’t accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using his/her own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

No DSA will be paid at the duty station and for foreseeable (if any) field visits - the contract agreement would be inclusive all. If unforeseen travel outside the area of work (i.e. duty station plus field visits) not mentioned by the Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UNDP’s expenses and the individual contractor shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).

Competencies
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diversified group of people under trying and stressful conditions;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people;
• Excellent oral and written English and Bangla communication skills, and exceptional technical writing and presentation capabilities;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
• Ability to apply conceptual models in support of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources;
• Integrity and modelling of UN corporate values;
• Ability to engage with high ranking Government Officials and provide policy advisory support services; and
• Excellent writing skills in the compilation of high-level quality documents in English language.

EVALUATION

Individual Consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual Consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
• responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
• Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
• Technical Criteria weight; 70%
• Financial Criteria weight; 30%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% point in technical criteria would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

70%

70
• Relevant educational background;
• [Master’s in relevant subject = 07 points; More than one Master’s, each Master’s degree will get 01 point, total not more than 10; PhD in relevant subject = 10 points]

10%

10
• Experience in academia, research or private sectors

[ 07 years = 20 points; 08-09 years = 22 points, 10 or more than 10 = 25 points]

25%

25
• Practical experiences in developing training module and conducting training on supply chain management and/or relevant areas

[ 05 years = 15 points; 08-09 years = 18 points, 10 or more than 10 = 20 points]

20%

20

At least 03 similar assignments locally in last 05 years

[ 03 projects = 10 Points, 04-05 projects = 12; and more than 05 projects = 15]

15%

15

Financial

30%

30

Financial Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 30)

All technically qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals receive points according to the following formula:

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

Required Skills and Experience

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, supply chain management, or other relevant fields. Additional training and hands-on experience in Supply Chain Resilience and/or Supply Chain Management an added advantage.;

EXPERIENCE
• At least 07 years of professional experience in academia, research or private sectors;
• Minimum 05 years of practical experiences in developing training module and conducting training on supply chain management and/or relevant areas;
• The consultant must have undertaken at least 03 similar assignments locally in last 05 years; international experience is a plus;

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
• Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
• Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/operations/jobs/
• Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
• Financial Proposal: Financial Proposal has to be submitted through a standard interest and availability template which can be downloaded from the link below: http://www.bd.undp.org/content/dam/bangladesh/docs/Jobs/Interest%20and%20Submission%20of%20Financial%20Proposal-Template%20for%20Confirmation.docx

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Please submit the below preferred documents with the presentation of offer:
1. Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
2. UNDP Personal History Form (P11);
3. Technical proposal with clear outline and methodology of the task;
4. Financial proposal with breakdown of the cost items
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