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Organization: UN System Staff College
Country: Italy
Closing date: 15 Jun 2019

Call for ROSTER Roster of Instructors for the deliveryof training and learning activities on Management topics

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) hereby solicits your proposal for the above subject, in accordance with this document and annexes attached hereto.

UNSSC reviews proposals on a rolling basis.

The review deadlines are 15 March, and 15 June.

This request for Proposal (RFP) consists of this document and the following annexes:

Annex A: Terms of Reference
Annex B: Terms and Conditions to Submit a Proposal
Annex C: Evaluation Criteria

Annex D: Topics of interest

Your proposal must include information in sufficient scope and detail to allow the Staff College to consider whether the proposer has the necessary capability, experience, knowledge, expertise and the required capacity to perform the work specified satisfactorily.

The UNSSC reserves the right to request from vendors for additional information regarding their commercial activities, history and resources.

Your technical and financial proposal must be submitted via email to procurement@unssc.org

Please note that the Staff College has VAT exemption status and can provide documentation for the same. Hence, your pricing should take this status into account and be presented net of VAT.

ANNEX A Terms of reference

Background information

The UN System Staff College (UNSSC), based in Turin, Italy, has designed, developed, delivered and evaluated learning courses, programmes and initiatives dedicated to United Nations (UN) personnel for over a decade, reaching on average 7,000 participants across the globe every year. Through its programmes and services, the UNSSC aims to support United Nations organizations and their staff to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the global challenges faced by the UN.

The course participants are staff in the UN organizations. They have a broad range of backgrounds, professional levels and expertise. They are also of a wide range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and serve in different duty stations across the globe. For more information about UNSSC offerings on the workshops / courses/ programmes, please visit: www.unssc.org.

The Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Managementis an essential team in the UNSSC, specialized in online learning, management training, leadership training, and innovation training. It offers online, face-to-face and blended courses on a variety of topics for UN staff. The online courses often include instructor-led live webinars, self-paced activities, and online discussion forums facilitated by instructors.

The Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Managementis currently designing online and blended learning programmes aimed at improving management skills of UN middle and senior managers. The learning programmes, cover, but not limited to, the following thematic areas[1]:

People management

Performance management

Managerial communication

Partnership-building

Negotiation

Financial resources management

Strategic planning

Decision-making

Emotional intelligence

Diversity and inclusion

Cultural intelligence

Cross-cultural communication

Work planning

Time management as managers

Team building (e.g. leading cross-functional teams)

Creating a culture of trust, engagement and support

Innovation

Leading changes

Navigating political organization

Conflict management

Organizational behaviors

Resource mobilization

Risk management

Knowledge management

Please refer to Annex D for sub-topics of interest under each area above.

In addition to lectures on the most recent theories and research in the above-mentioned areas, the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Managementwill also use authentic case-based or scenario-based learning approach, to ensure that the learning content is highly relevant and UN contextualized.

A case-based or scenario-based learning approach includes 3 main steps:

Authentic case scenarios are created based on interviews and relevant data from UN field and country offices.

Participants are expected to use the learning gained in the classroom to solve authentic cases with their peers.

After the learning programmes, participants are expected to apply it into their daily work.

The blended learning programmes usually consist of online and offline phases. The online phase lasts for 2-3 months, with 1 topic per session, 1-2 sessions per week, and 2 hours for each session. The face-to-face session follows the online phase, and usually lasts for 1 week.

The online self-paced programmes usually consist 8-10 modules and last for 2-3 months. Each module focuses on one specific topic, with 3-5 hours of learning materials and online activities.

Deliverables

Instructors are expected to deliver online and face-to-face sessions, including the case-based or scenario-based learning sessions, using the authentic UN cases. Candidates should have expertise in one or more topics listed above.

Instructors will report to the UNSSC learning portfolio manager. The modality of online teaching can include interactive webinars, and/or a combination of self-paced sessions using multimedia and synchronised online lecturing.

The online webinars usually take place once per week, for about 2 hours for each session.

The responsibilities of the instructors are to, but not limited to:

introduce management theories, practices and recent research related to one or more management topics listed above;

assign relevant readings, videos and discussion questions/homework to participants; develop self-paced multimedia modules if relevant;

prepare online lessons based on needs assessments of participants, and their discussions in the online forum;

coordinate with online moderators to learn about participants online discussion trends;

prepare and select cases and scenarios based on participants inputs, provide guidance to case writers, and approve the cases. During face-to-face classes, present and facilitate the case discussion, and guide participants in applying the online learning into the case problem-solving;

consult with UN subject content experts to learn about the UN rules and procedures, if relevant;

introduce challenges for participants to discuss and solve while learning about management theories and practices; and

help participants apply the learning from the courses to their daily work.

Requirements and Skills

Instructors should possess the following qualifications:

Doctoral degree in management or related fields is required. Master s degree in management and related areas with considerable teaching experience using case studies at a higher education or executive education setting can also be considered on an exceptional basis.

At least 3 years of teaching experiences in management topics in higher education institutions are required; Teaching Experience with cases is highly desirable.

Familiarity with online teaching technology (e.g. videos, webinars etc.) is strongly desirable.

Native or near native fluency in English is required. The ability to teach in French and/or Spanish is an asset.

ANNEX B Terms and conditions to submit a proposal

Submission of Proposals

Proposals must be submitted in English and shall be expressed in the form described in the table below:

PRE-REQUISITE

For individual applicants

Please*provide a comprehensive CV or a P11 form(UN CV form) clearly identifying experience in teaching relevant management topics and use of case studies both online and face-to-face. The P11 form can be found at (http://www.unssc.org/home/sites/unssc.org/files/p11un.doc),
Please provide amotivation letter. ***

For companies **

*Please provide company profile* clearly identifying the experiences that demonstrate expertise in delivering learning on management topics and use of case studies both online and face-to-face.

*Please provide a motivation letter.*

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

For all applicants

*1. Please provide a list of articles, publications and reviewsto illustrate your knowledge in the management topics of your expertise.*

*2. Please briefly describe 3 specific topics of the list under Section A that you would like to teach.*

3.Please provide a list of courses that you have taught within the past 3 years (sample syllabus would be highly recommended) in higher education institutions, UN agencies or NGOs. Please highlight the courses that you have taught online and the ones that were case-based.

*3. Please produce a podcast up to 10 minuteson a specific management topic of your expertise. Such podcast should:*

Focus on a management topic that could be relevant and applicable to UN managers;

Present the relevant theory/model and explain the related context and challenges.

Highlight the practical implications for UN managers.

End with an invitation to participants to attend your course, indicating the title of such hypothetical course.

*(optional) Please also provide at least 1 video presentation or live classroom sample, if available.*

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

For all applicants

*Please provide your daily feeexpressed in USD, excluding VAT.*

The daily fee shall not distinguish between research or delivery.

PLEASE SPECIFY THE VALIDITY OF YOUR FINANCIAL OFFER.

Proposers must provide all information required under this RFP and clearly and concisely respond to all points set out in this RFP. Any proposal which does not fully and comprehensively address this RFP may be rejected. However, unnecessarily elaborate brochures and other presentations beyond those sufficient to present complete and effective proposals, are not encouraged.

Following submission of the proposals and final evaluation, the Staff College will have the right to retain unsuccessful proposals. It is the proposer's responsibility to identify any information of a confidential or proprietary nature contained in its proposal, so that it may be handled accordingly.

No Commitment

This RFP does not commit the UNSSC to consider any proposal, to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation or submission of proposals, or any costs incurred in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof, or to procure or contract for services or goods.

This RFP contains no contractual proposal or offer of any kind; any proposal submitted will be regarded as an offer by the proposer and not as an acceptance by the proposer of any proposal or offer by the UNSSC. No contractual relationship will exist except pursuant to a written contract document signed by the authorized official of the Staff College and by an authorized officer of the successful proposer(s).

Criteria for inclusion in the Roster

All proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria specified in Annex C. The successful candidates (individual or companies) will be included in a roster, which will enter into force on the date of reception of UNSSC letter of acknowledgement.

Inclusion in the roster is not limited in time. However, individual and companies who wish to modify their initial financial proposal, must re-submit their offer which will be evaluated according to the original evaluation criteria set up for inclusion in the roster.

Each specific engagement will be the subject of an individual or separate contract according to the UN Rules and Regulations.

ANNEX C - Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for inclusion in the roster are described in the table below.

PRE-REQUISITE

Fluency in English, and/or French; and/or Spanish (written and spoken)

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

Experience in teaching management topics listed above 40%

Experience in teaching online courses 10%

Experience in teaching with cases 10%

Quality of the podcast produced and suitability of the methodology proposed. 20%

Communication and presentation skills 20%

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

For the purpose of the inclusion in the roster, UNSSC will considered technical proposals only.

Financial proposals will be taken into consideration at the time of each specific contractual engagement.

[1] Annex 1 provides additional information of areas of interest for each topic.


How to apply:

Follow this link to apply:https://www.unssc.org/about-unssc/commercial-opportunities/

Submission of Proposals

Proposals must be submitted in English and shall be expressed in the form described in the table below:

PRE-REQUISITE

For individual applicants

Please*provide a comprehensive CV or a P11 form(UN CV form) clearly identifying experience in teaching relevant management topics and use of case studies both online and face-to-face. The P11 form can be found at (http://www.unssc.org/home/sites/unssc.org/files/p11un.doc),
Please provide amotivation letter. ***

For companies **

*Please provide company profile* clearly identifying the experiences that demonstrate expertise in delivering learning on management topics and use of case studies both online and face-to-face.

*Please provide a motivation letter.*

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

For all applicants

*1. Please provide a list of articles, publications and reviewsto illustrate your knowledge in the management topics of your expertise.*

*2. Please briefly describe 3 specific topics of the list under Section A that you would like to teach.*

3.Please provide a list of courses that you have taught within the past 3 years (sample syllabus would be highly recommended) in higher education institutions, UN agencies or NGOs. Please highlight the courses that you have taught online and the ones that were case-based.

*3. Please produce a podcast up to 10 minuteson a specific management topic of your expertise. Such podcast should:*

Focus on a management topic that could be relevant and applicable to UN managers;

Present the relevant theory/model and explain the related context and challenges.

Highlight the practical implications for UN managers.

End with an invitation to participants to attend your course, indicating the title of such hypothetical course.

*(optional) Please also provide at least 1 video presentation or live classroom sample, if available.*

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

For all applicants

*Please provide your daily feeexpressed in USD, excluding VAT.*

The daily fee shall not distinguish between research or delivery.

PLEASE SPECIFY THE VALIDITY OF YOUR FINANCIAL OFFER.

Proposers must provide all information required under this RFP and clearly and concisely respond to all points set out in this RFP. Any proposal which does not fully and comprehensively address this RFP may be rejected. However, unnecessarily elaborate brochures and other presentations beyond those sufficient to present complete and effective proposals, are not encouraged.

Following submission of the proposals and final evaluation, the Staff College will have the right to retain unsuccessful proposals. It is the proposer's responsibility to identify any information of a confidential or proprietary nature contained in its proposal, so that it may be handled accordingly.

No Commitment

This RFP does not commit the UNSSC to consider any proposal, to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation or submission of proposals, or any costs incurred in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof, or to procure or contract for services or goods.

This RFP contains no contractual proposal or offer of any kind; any proposal submitted will be regarded as an offer by the proposer and not as an acceptance by the proposer of any proposal or offer by the UNSSC. No contractual relationship will exist except pursuant to a written contract document signed by the authorized official of the Staff College and by an authorized officer of the successful proposer(s).

Criteria for inclusion in the Roster

All proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria specified in Annex C. The successful candidates (individual or companies) will be included in a roster, which will enter into force on the date of reception of UNSSC letter of acknowledgement.

Inclusion in the roster is not limited in time. However, individual and companies who wish to modify their initial financial proposal, must re-submit their offer which will be evaluated according to the original evaluation criteria set up for inclusion in the roster.

Each specific engagement will be the subject of an individual or separate contract according to the UN Rules and Regulations.

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