United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Individual Contractor- Service Contract Salary Survey
Reference Number: 46166
Location: Home-based with possible travel to Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 28-May-2018
Duration of Initial Contract: Six weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment: Six weeks
- UNDP is the development arm of The United Nations’ Organization, with its Headquarters in New York. UNDP is represented in 166 countries in the world. In Nigeria, its office is based Abuja. UNDP administers individuals engaged in Programmes and Projects undertaken in collaboration with The Federal Government of Nigeria and other development partners.
Background on the Service Contract contractual modality:
- UNDP Nigeria is currently using a salary scale matrix for National project personnel called Service Contract holders (SC) that were updated in 2014. Individuals engaged to work in programmes or projects are hired under the Service Contract contractual modality, which is a non-staff contract. It is a decentralized contracting instrument, which is cost effective and flexible for use only by UNDP country offices and regional centres outside of Headquarters Individuals contracted under SC, are not considered UN staff members and therefore, are not covered by UN Staff Regulations and Rules.
- The basis for the establishment of conditions of service for Service Contract (SCs) holders is based on the local labour market.
- Therefore, the remuneration package for Service Contracts must be consistent with prevailing levels of pay for similar services and comparable work in the local labour market. UNDP Nigeria would like to update the current remunerations of Service Contract holders utilizing the set procedures in the UNDP Handbook on Setting Remuneration for Service Contract Personnel.
- In this context, the survey process will be carried out by a technically qualified individual with extensive expertise in labour market analyses, management and organizational development. Accordingly, UNDP Nigeria solicits proposals from interested individuals to conduct a salary survey and to assist UNDP Nigeria in coming up with a revised and reasonable salary scale for SC holders.
Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical Work
- The selected individual, jointly with UNDP Nigeria, will compile and suggest a list of employers as Comparators, which may be considered for SC remuneration survey for approval by UNDP Nigeria;
- The selected individual will carry out the survey based on the Handbook on Setting Remuneration for Service Contract Personnel and collect, compile, analyze and interprets data collected in a written report;
The selected individual will collect the following information from each of these Comparators:
- Job descriptions of the similar positions for Job matching process with proposed comparator organizations on the nature, complexities and responsibilities of each position of existing SC levels;
- Review tax applications and apply any updates to the new salary scale;
- The selected individual will then compare the new salary scale with other UN Agencies’ scales for similar contractual modality;
- The selected individual will present analysis to UNDP Nigeria and make recommendations on the proposed salary scale.
- Collect and analyze the salary structures and associated benefits (including typical allowances and benefits package) of the selected employers in comparison to existing SC Job descriptions.
- Research on social security options available on the Nigerian market and make recommendations on a reliable and suitable options;
- Based on the established UNDP Handbook on Setting Remuneration for Service Contract Personnel and within the time frame specified, the selected individual is expected to submit a report which includes, but not limited to, the following outputs:
- A comparison of other UN salary scales for similar contractual modalities;
- Highlight of benefits offered by comparator organizations for similar contractual modalities with emphasis on annual leave, sick leave, maternity & paternity leave, health coverage, life & disability insurance, vacation benefits and public holidays;
- Details and Summary of data collected from the Comparators showing TOR matches and the evaluation of their remuneration package;
- Present the Minimum and Maximum Remuneration values of all job matches obtained from the comparators;
- A report on final survey findings with comparison and analysis of the survey results, recommendations related to remuneration packages;
- A summary table of Comparators practices on remunerations compared to UNDP Nigeria Service Contract salary scale;
- A proposal with options for a revised remunerations scale for SC holders as set out in the UNDP Handbook on Setting Remuneration for Service Contract Personnel (options at the 40th, 50th and 60th Percentile levels);
Recommendation for a social security/investment plan that takes into account the following:
- The versatility of this contractual instrument;
- The short-term nature of the service contract;
- The need to ensure that individuals engaged under this contract have a retirement/savings plan.
- Fulfilment of UNDP’s obligation to assure that service contract holders have social security as stipulated in the Service Contract User Guide;
- Incorporation of comments and suggestions made by UNDP Nigeria, if any, into the proposal for SC remunerations;
- Provide all completed questionnaires together with relevant salary and all relevant documentations and correspondences with the respective comparators;
- After the submission of the draft report to the country office, the selected individual may be requested to provide additional data or clarifications to UNDP HQ.
Requirements and Experience and Qualifications
- At least a first Degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences or any related field.
Years of experience:
- Proven track of experience of at least five years in the area of compensation and benefits for international organizations as well as data collection and analysis
- Demonstrated capacity for collecting data from across the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Documents to be included when Submitting the Proposals.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- Proposal(maximum of three pages):
- Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
- Technical proposal on how they will approach and conduct the work
- Financial proposal
- Financial proposal should be all-inclusive (lump sum)
- Lump sum contracts
- The financial proposal should 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 will based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. 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 consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
The award of the contract shall 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; 
- Financial Criteria weight; 
- Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points out of 100 would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Weight Max. Point:
- Value additions proposed by Individual Consultant: 25
- Financial: 30
- Proposed Methodology: 25
- Demonstrated capacity for collecting data from across the Federal Republic of Nigeria.: 25
- Commitment to complete Collection of data within 30 calendar days: 25
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 18th May, 2018.