Efficient, resilient, and well-planned road networks ensure that no one is left behind in the drive for inclusive growth.
This is why roads are considered as an important foundation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a prerequisite for bringing communities together.
At present, only 24.6% of all provincial roads in the Philippines are of acceptable quality. Of the 12,726km of provincial core roads, 57.
2% are unpaved and in need of upgrading, while 20.2% are in poor condition and in need of rehabilitation. The situation is similarly dire for the 19,098 km of non-
core roads, with 67% needing upgrading and 7% in need of rehabilitation.
To address this situation, the Department for the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) initiative to improve the quality of the local road network across the country, by providing both financial investment for capital outlay, as well as strengthening the governance processes so that provincial governments are themselves able to effectively plan, design, implement and maintain their road networks.
The Program addresses the underinvestment in local roads, and improvement of national-local roads connectivity to increase economic activity, and improve public access to facilities and services in the provinces.
For FY 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Program has a total budget of P18.03 Billion under the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF).
Aside from this, the DILG budget also has an allocation of P564.256 Million for FY 2017 intended to support the governance reform, quality assurance, and monitoring of road projects of the PLGUs.
The Program, however, is not only a road engineering intervention, it is also a governance reform program in local roads management (LRM) and public financial management (PFM).
Thus, in partnership with DILG, UNDP has launched the project Paving the Roads to SDGs through Good Governance (Roads2SDGs) which aims to provide support to the governance reform and quality assurance components of CMGP through the Roads to SDGs’ framework.
This framework will anchor the prioritization, planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects to the achievement of the SDGs, incorporating the elements of partnership building, climate change and disaster risk reduction, gender mainstreaming, and citizen participation for transparency and accountability.
In this manner, the SDGs provide a framework to strengthen the governance of road projects, which in turn, will positively impact on the achievement of the SDGs.
Presently, the G-HUBs are partners of UNDP and DILG as the delivery mechanism to develop an integrated safe water, sanitation, and health programme together with UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, DILG, and DOH, extending needed capability building packages to LGUs and CSOs on iWaSH Governance.
Some HEIs are also engaged by Social Watch Philippines (SWP) and UNDP as People’s Public Finance Institutes, providing continuing capacity development for citizens and CSOs interventions on Participatory Public Finance.
Of late, the UNDP has been tapping several HEIs as strategic partners in implementing projects on the ground to help establish and strengthen citizens’ monitoring in the procurement of goods and services, as key providers of services in programme and project design and implementation of projects in selected LGUs, as partners in developing digitally aided tools, mechanisms and smart applications for anti-
corruption and transparency in achieving the SDGs, and to promote volunteerism and immersion among citizens in several volunteerism opportunities, facilitating their participation in co-
creating innovative and locally appropriate development solutions.
The G-HUBS may be involved in the following areas of work : knowledge transfer, service delivery, policy reform, and community development.
They may take on the functions of development adviser, capacity builder, public dialogues convener / host, researcher, networker, policy advocate, data and information provider, governance monitor analyst, and knowledge manager, among others.
Due to the crucial role of the GHUBS in different aspects of community development and assurance of quality service delivery, it is important to ensure their sustainability after the implementation of the Roads2SDGs project thus, providing a viable business model.
The Workshop for Business Model / Sustainability mechanism for GHUBS specifically seeks to :
Promote a sustainable business model for consortiums undertaking collective steps towards improved citizens participation and monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Roads2SDGs Project Manager shall have direct supervision of the Vendor. He may assign a focal person who shall coordinate with the Vendor.
The Vendor shall undertake the following in relation to the SDG Localization Training :
Hardbound documentation report of the workshop complete with all the annexes like tables, presentations used, and other outputs of the event.
Equipment, transportation, communications cost and rental fees required for carrying out the assignment shall be borne by the Vendor.
Taxes will not be withheld by UNDP and shall likewise be borne by the Vendor.
Required Skills and Experience
Points Obtainable (100 points)
University degree in public administration, community development, humanities, governance, development management, and / or related field of study.
Advanced study or degree in related field would be an advantage.
Experience and relevant training
English and Filipino
Application Requirements :
Applicants are requested to upload the following documents in one file :
If an Offeror is employed by an organization / company / institution, and he / she expects his / her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him / her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Complete and detailed TOR along with the application requirements can be accessed thru this link :
Kinldy submit your application to : procurement.ph undp.org
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.