National Consultant-Senior Policy Expert – Dhaka, Bangladesh (No Field Visit)

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago

Academic Qualifications:

Minimum Master’s Degree in Economic/Public Policy/Social Sciences/Mathematics or any other relevant discipline.


  • At least 15 years of overall experience in policy research and analysis and or management of research driven projects.
  • Proven experience in producing strategic documents, analytical reports and or research papers related to investments, economic policy, and other relevant areas.
  • Proven experience working in development sector/academia/think tanks/private sector,Govt etc.

Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

SL No.


Working Days

Payment Due Date



Inception report with the detailed work plan

8 days

Jan 15 2023



2 internal briefing notes to BIDA

22 days

Feb 25 2023



1 Operational assessment brief outlining areas of improvement

18 days

Mar 20 2023



 2 Investment Policy Briefs (as per BIDA’s need and priority)

15 days

April 18 2023



Report on the progress of the detailed work plan 

22 days

May 20 2023


Supervision and Performance Evaluation: The activities of the Senior Policy Expert will be supervised and evaluated by the Senior Governance Specialist of Democratic Governance Cluster, UNDP

Timeframe and deadlines: The assignment will be for 85 working days over 5 months with no field visit.

Activities/Reports:  The activities of the consultant will be regularly monitored by the Senior Governance Specialist, Democratic Governance Cluster UNDP.

Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e., whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e., upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. To assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).


All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should 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 their 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.


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 with reference to this ToR, and;
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation, with the ratio set at 70: 30 respectively (this is to reflect the high-level skills mix required).

Only individual obtaining a minimum of 70% (i.e., 49 points out of 70 points) in the technical analysis would be considered for the financial appraisal.



Max. Point


Technical: Maximum 70 points




Education background and academic attainment









Experiences in leadership and management roles



Experiences in public policy analysis/ preparing policy briefs. 



Experience in research work/ project



Articles/research/book chapter in relations to diverse areas of governance/ development   



Technical Total:



Financial proposal:








Financial Evaluation: All technical qualified proposals will be scored against a maximum of 70 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received 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


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;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided below:
  • Relevant sample works link/report regarding research/policy or relevant field.

BGD_ Individual Contract_Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx (

Suppose an organization/company/institution employs an Offeror and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA). In this case, the Offeror must indicate this at this point and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated into the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 

Note: The individual consultant who does not submit the above documents/requirements(which applicable) shall not be considered for further evaluation.

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