vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Consultancy to Build a Strategy for Developing and Improving Basic Services Provided to Palestinians and Strengthening Their Ability to Access Them
Département / Bureau: Commission économique et sociale pour l'Asie occidentale
Lieu d'affectation: BEIRUT
Période de candidature: 16 septembre 2021 - 16 novembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-164149-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

1) The expert (to be discussed) must prepare a professional report, three analytical papers, and strategy report that cover all the objectives and the points mentioned in the duties and responsibilities section in Arabic in a timely manner:
- Report (25-35 pages) on the situation of providing basic services to Palestinians under the Israeli occupation.
- Three analytical papers (20-30 pages each) on the effects of the policies and practices on the ability of Palestinian institutions to provide basic services to Palestinians.
- National Strategy document (50-60 pages) to develop and improve the quality of services provided to the Palestinians.
2) The outputs of the assignment must contribute towards building the capacity of the national sustainable development team and its related working groups in following up and implementing the SDGs.

Work Location

Beirut

Expected duration

150 days

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Cluster Leader of the Governance and Conflict Prevention cluster and based on the guidance of the Office of the Executive Secretary, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

I. Preparing a report after conducting practical research and field activities to assess the reality of providing basic services to Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. Tasks in this regard include the following:

> Targeting and selecting the basic results that needs development and improving.

> Identifying the scope and methodology for the assessment.
> Conducting practical research and field visits to relevant entities and assessing the situation of providing basic services to the Palestinians in occupied Palestinian territories.
> Conducting meetings and interviews as needed with relevant individuals and entities.
> Reviewing and consolidating best practices that guide and support the assessment and the recommendations.
> Drafting a report that covers the situation of delivering basic services to the

Palestinians under the Israeli occupation.

> Updating the report as per the comments of the ESCWA Team and the relevant Palestinian entities and institutions.
II. Preparing three analytical papers on the effects of Israeli policies and practices on the ability of Palestinian institutions to provide basic services to Palestinians. Tasks in this regard include the following:

> Identifying the scope and the methodology for the analytical papers.

> Linking the results from the first output to the Israeli policies and practices.
> Conducting meetings and interviews as needed with relevant individuals and entities.
> Reviewing and consolidating best practices that guide and support the analysis and recommendations.
> Drafting three analytical papers that covers the effects of the Israeli policies and

practices on the ability of Palestinian institutions to provide basic services to Palestinians.

> Updating the analytical papers as per the comments of the ESCWA Team and the relevant Palestinian entities and institutions.
III. Preparing national strategy to develop and improve the quality of services based on the results of the previously mentioned deliverables. Tasks in this regard include the following:

> Identifying the scope and methodology for the national strategy, report format and
timeline.

> Using the results of the first and the second outcomes to build the national strategy

for developing and enhancing the quality of the services provided to the Palestinians.

> Conducting meetings and interviews as needed with relevant individuals and entities.
> Reviewing and consolidating best practices that guide and support the assessment and recommendations.
> Drafting the strategy paper covering the previous points mentioned above.

> Presenting and discussing the national strategy at a workshop organized by ESCWA with the relevant Palestinian entities and institutions.
> Updating the strategy paper as per the comments and recommendations from the workshop.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master's degree in development, public policy, sociology, economics or other related social sciences.
Experience: • Experience in the work related to the national Palestinian associations, the goals of the Sustainable Development Plan, strategic planning, and strategy development.
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills.
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
• Experience in working with, and analyze data, using relevant tools/computer programs (Excel, online survey tools) to present findings.
• Institutions/governance expertise in development projects would be an asset.
Language: • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
• Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is required.

Additional Information

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is mandated by a number of resolutions to enhance its support to the Palestinian people and their institutions to achieve national development goals, namely the National Development Plan 2021-2023 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, ESCWA seeks to enhance Palestinian institutional capacity to plan and implement development strategies, policies and programs to attain sustainable development, mitigate the impact of the Israeli practices and policies thereon, as well as to achieve economic disengagement from the Israeli occupation.
Furthermore, during its sixth meeting held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 15 and 16 June 2019, the ESCWA Executive Committee recommended working to "develop a trust fund at ESCWA to support Palestine, aimed at increasing resources within the ESCWA secretariat to supporting the Palestinian people and institutions in achieving sustainable development, building their capacity and empowering them to realize their inalienable rights, and communicating with member States to urge them to finance the fund".
Accordingly, the ESCWA secretariat established the Palestine Program of the ESCWA Resource Platform for Technical Cooperation, which aims to provide funding to strengthen and increase the activities undertaken by ESCWA to support the Palestinian people, in a manner that is integrated with activities financed from the regular budget.
The platform will finance activities and programmes that support Palestinian institutions in upgrading service provision, attaining sustainable development, achieving economic disengagement from the Israel, and mitigating the impact of Israeli policies and practices on the living conditions of Palestinians. Further, the platform also seeks to support the efforts of the Palestinian people and their institutions to achieve their inalienable rights, including the right to development and the right to self-determination.
Along these lines, ESCWA seeks to support the Palestinian National Team for Sustainable Development in fulfilling its mandates. It has thus initiated a series of activities to support enhance the capacities of the team and their abilities, including providing an assessment on the alignment of the National Development Plan 2021-2023 of the State of Palestine with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and identifying its technical needs with the aim of developing capacity building programs and recommendations to address these needs.
In this context ESCWA seeks to contract an expert to undertake this assignment.

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