UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Lao PDR is a country with one of the youngest populations in the Asia Pacific. The issue of youth unemployment has been a critical and continuing concern for the Government of Lao PDR. Despite implementing policies and undertaking projects to bolster job opportunities, youth unemployment remains high and has increased during the Covid-19 period to around 25%. Recently, UNDP launched the 6th National Human Development Report on “youth as drivers for sustainable development”. One of the main issues that the report highlighted is youth employment and one of the recommendations is to invest in employment services.
UNDP will explore new ways to connect youth job seekers and nearly/fresh graduates with employers, career service providers, while at the same time promote job application skills development programs and provide access to information on the future of work and 21st-century skills. The job fairs, as they are currently organized, do not maximize the opportunities for job seekers to apply for a job or get a job during the fair. They tend to focus rather on employers seeking to promote their companies/organizations. The objective of the proposed activity is to refocus the “job fair” to give opportunities for job seekers to explore the diversity of jobs available, to connect with employers, to broaden their knowledge of the job market, how to access job opportunities and to apply for a job during the fair.
SCOPE OF WORK
The national consultant will work with UNDP Accelerator Lab to prepare, organize a job fair in Vientiane capital and measure the impact of the fair in the following months. The consultant is expected to be responsible for the following tasks:
Task 1: Preparing and organizing a job fair in Vientiane Capital (minimum 2-day event)
Task 2: Communications and marketing campaign for the UNDP job fair
Task 3: Conducting post-event employment survey
The UNDP Job Fair organizer is encouraged to form a team for this assignment.
LANGUAGE : Fluent in English and Lao
Requirements for submission of proposals
All interested and qualified International or National Individual Consultants should apply online using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.undp.org/laopdr/jobs
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available at the links below
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Technical Proposal
(i) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
(ii) Providing a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work including the work
schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverable;
2. P11 Form Education and work experience, including past experience in similar projects and contact references of at least 3 references for whom you have rendered preferably the similar services;
3. Financial proposal: Detailed financial proposal: Lump sum offer with clear cost breakdown against each deliverable. Please use this template Offerors Letter to UNDP
Instructions for online submissions:
Incomplete proposals or proposals received after the deadline will be rejected