United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Individual Research and Knowledge Management (International Consultant)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  Country: Republic of Kazakhstan Description of the assignment: Individual Research and Knowledge Management (International Consultant) Project name: Institutional Support to the Astana Civil Service Hub Period of assignment/services (if applicable): February 2021 – December 2023 (up to 160 workdays annually).

Contract Modality:

The consultant is expected to enter into a non-exclusive Framework Agreement – also known as Long-Term Agreement (LTA) - with UNDP/ACSH to perform the services described in this ToR on a need-basis, formalized through an Individual Contract (IC) for a period of 3 years. UNDP does not guarantee that the consultant will be engaged for the maximum duration (Please refer to details mentioned in TORs) Proposal Submission Instructions:

This IC Notice is only advertised on UNDP Job site. Only the applications received through e-tendering system will be considered for evaluation. The IC notice and other submission forms can be downloaded from below link: UNDP | Procurement Notices - 74821 - 2021-IC-010 - Individual Consult Proposal submission Date & Time: Only to be submitted in e-Tendering system: https://etendering.partneragencies.org : Business Unit KAZ10

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no later than 12 Feb-2021 14.00 by Nur-Sultan time (GMT+6).

Note: Detailed instructions on how to register, submit, modify or cancel a bid in the e-Tendering system are provided in the e-Tendering system Bidder User Guide and Instructional videos available on this link: https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement/business/resources-for-bidders.html Important Note: Technical and Financial Proposal Submission Proposals must be submitted in separate PDF/Word files and Financial Proposal (Annex-IV and V) must be password protected.


While entering financial proposal in the e-tendering system, always mention your bid price as USD 1. Please do not mention the value of your Financial Proposal in the e-tendering system. It should only be mentioned in the Password Protected File/Attachment of Financial Proposal (Annex-IV & V). The proposals of those applicants who would reveal their financial proposal value in the e-tendering system will be considered as disqualified.

Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail procurement.kz@undp.org; and in e-mail subject please indicate Query_Ref.2021-010. The procurement unit will respond by standard electronic mail, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide substantive input to knowledge management activities and to actively contribute to the development of Knowledge products pertaining to studies and analyses of public Administration and civil service reform and development and public service delivery enhancement, for UNDP/ACSH, as a part of its knowledge management component.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 available on the e-tendering.



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
  • Ability to think and act strategically;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience


  • At least master’s degree in political science, public administration, public policy, management, political economy or in any other relevant social science field;

  • At least ten years of relevant professional experience performing a similar assistance and knowledge products development and publication role in the areas of governance, public administration, and civil service reform, and Change Management; previous experience in performing a similar role for UN will be considered an advantage;
  • At least five years in an international development role managing international programmes and/or projects in governance, public administration, and civil service reform, and/or or public service delivery; relevant experience in Central Asia and the Caucasus and/or in transition countries;
  • Proven experience of resource mobilisation for funding projects by development aid organisations, etc;
  • Wide-ranging experience in Development Projects’ implementation at the regional level; preferably in transition environments;
  • Proven experience in the preparation and publication of public administration related research papers, reports, case studies and books, among other;
  • Proven high-level knowledge and experience in providing expert advisory and/or consultancy services in the area of public administration and civil service reform;
  • Experience in the Human Resources Management field;
  • Analytical programme management skills to perform results-based monitoring and evaluation of substantive activities;

Excellent command of the English language is required; knowledge of other UN languages will be considered an advantage.

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