Job: Technical Expert - National Development Plan in Curacao, UNDP, Willemstad, Curacao

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Technical Expert for the Facilitation of a Participatory Dialogue in Support of the Drafting of a National Development Plan in Curacao

Location : Willemstad, Curacao
Application Deadline : 04-Feb-13
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Expected Duration of Assignment : 73 working days (approximately)


On 10 October 2010, the Federation of the Netherland Antilles comprising the five Dutch Caribbean countries of Curaçao, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten was dissolved. Two of the five islands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten became autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and now have responsibility for their overall development with only the defense, external security and immigration portfolios falling outside of their remit. Among the challenges that the new country faces is the need to articulate a national development plan that gives cognizance to the environmental, economic, social and political realities of a new SIDS country within the current global environment. Many countries in similar situations have used dialogue processes linked to development issues to prepare medium to long term strategies in a consultative participatory way. The fundamental objective in this process of organizing a Democratic Dialogue around the structuring of the national development agenda would be to reach agreement and bring about the highest possible level of consensus within the national stakeholder community and the general public as an essential pre-requisite for the building of institutional capacity.


The objective of this consultancy is to develop and implement a concept for the holding of 30 neighborhood consultations across urban centres and rural areas in Curaco based on a Democratic Dialogue approach and conceptualized as an information-gathering exercise in support of the drafting a National Development Plan complete with sector based implementation plans. In a parallel effort, the consultant is expected to build capacity within the Public Service and key stakeholders with regards to the use of Democratic Dialogue tools and methodologies through targeted training including an online course with the UNDP Virtual School.

Project Title: Capacity Development for Nation Building of Curacao

Proposals may be submitted to the email address: and subject: Consultant for Democratic Dialogue - Curacao OR by regular mail or hand delivered to: Procurement Unit, UNDP, 3A Chancery Lane, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and subject: Consultant for Democratic Dialogue - Curacao.

BY THE DEADLINE DATE: Monday 4th February, 2013
Any request for clarifications must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above and received by UNDP no later than 23rd January, 2013. UNDP will then create a document which gives an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry. This document will be posted on the UNDP Trinidad and Tobago website along with the advertisement and also sent out to all offerors who have submitted a proposal or query.

This Procurement Notice is targeted to Individual Consultants only and not firms or companies.

UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject any offers and to annul the solicitation process and reject all offers at any time prior to the award of contract, without hereby incurring any liability to the affected offeror or any obligations to inform the affected offeror/s of the grounds for this action.

Please note that you can access more details and the complete Terms of Reference (ToR) and Annexes at the following link:

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Tags: Curacao, UNDP, United Nations, democracy, development, dialogue, technology

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