Launched at the United Nations in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that engage people at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) – people with less than US$8 per day in purchasing power – as consumers, producers, suppliers and distributors of goods and services.
The BCtA is a unique multilateral alliance among donor governments – including the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the UK Department for International Development (DFID, the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC), and with the United Nations Development Programme, which hosts the secretariat.
Over 200 companies, ranging from multinationals to social enterprises, and working in 65 countries, have responded to the BCtA by committing to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions in developing countries through access to markets, financial services, affordable healthcare, water and sanitation, education and other critical services. BCtA member companies are market leaders that provide examples of successful, profitable and scalable models for reaching poor communities and contributing to global development.
The Impact Consultant will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager of BCtA.
BCtA is seeking a Consultant to support the BCtA team on a series of activities, pertaining to the implementation of the second phase of BCtA’s work on impact measurement and management of inclusive businesses. The Consultant will support BCtA with developing, implementing and deploying BCtA’s online Impact Measurement Lab and provide guidance to a broad IB audience. The Consultant will work with the BCtA team in engaging BCtA members to provide foundational support for improving their theories of change/results chains through conducting virtual or face-to-face impact measurement and management clinics and relevant webinars. Under the guidance of the Programme Manager, the Consultant will monitor and support the 21 companies that have participated in BCtA Impact Measurement Services (BIMS).
The Consultant is expected to continuously engage with member companies in spurring them to measure, analyze and report results on their inclusive business commitments. The assignment requires extensive research on public and private sources of data on member companies to ensure that all quantitative and qualitative metrics on their inclusive business commitments are gathered and analysed. The Consultant will also categorize self-reported results by sector, theme and geography and conduct verification where possible. The Consultant will also ensure BCtA’s impact measurement and reporting methodologies are in line with other leading measurement and reporting tools, including the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS).
The Consultant will be essential to the BCtA team’s management of relationships with key actors in the field of impact measurement and management and establish relevant partnerships in developing and deploying BCtA’s work on impact measurement and management. The outcome of this research is the production of insights that will contribute to the evidence base of IB impact and their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. In close collaboration with the Programme Manager, the Consultant feed evidence into BCtA’s advocacy strategies for inclusive business; report to the Donor Steering Committee; and assist in widely disseminating the results of BCtA and its member companies.
The following areas are considered to be within the scope of this consultancy:
Impact Measurement on Inclusive Business
Results Reporting and Communication
Relationship Development and Stakeholder Management
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager:
Many of the activities in this consultancy are ongoing. To this end, the Consultant shall prepare a monthly progress report that will detail all milestones reached, including but not limited the number of companies that received capacity building, number of events organized; contents of the pipeline; assignment travel, and any and all tools developed. The Programme Manager shall review and accept these reports, and certify them for payment.
Description of deliverables - Target delivery dates - Payment schedule:
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 and cover letter desk review and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job based on the desk review will be invited for an interview.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
Only candidates who will get at least 70% of points in Criteria A, B, C, D, F will be considered for the Interview; and only candidates who will get at least 70% of points in the Interview will be considered for financial evaluation.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Terms of Payment
The assignment is based on a lump sum contract amount and payment is based only upon the certification and acceptance of the deliverables received as indicated in the TOR. In the event of non-performance and pre-termination where payments cannot be made in full or may have to be suspended, the final payment will be pro-rated against received and accepted deliverables.
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...).
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs
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