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Re-Advertisement - National Consultant (GIS Technician/Analyst) UNDP Climate Change and Sustainable Ecosystem Unit
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||175 working days between 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022|
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.
Timor-Leste is highly vulnerable to climate changes, particularly increasing variability of rainfall and extreme weather events. Lives and livelihoods in the remote interior of the country and coastal regions are both highly exposed. Impacts of intensified extreme events include damage and degradation of decentralized small-scale critical infrastructure, particularly water supply and drainage structures, embankments, and feeder roads and bridges. Damages leave rural populations isolated, lacking basic services. In response to this challenge, in 2019, the government of Timor-Leste with the support of UNDP received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake the project.
The objective of the project is to safeguard vulnerable communities and their physical assets from climate change-induced disasters. It aims to address existing institutional, financial and legislative barriers, increasing the climate resilience of vulnerable small-scale rural infrastructure. The project targets 175,840 direct beneficiaries, an estimated 15% of the total population. Benefits include increased climate resilience for small-scale infrastructure as well as 300 ha of reforested and rehabilitated land to buffer against climate-induced disasters.
This will be achieved by delivering the following results:
The project is supporting the ongoing decentralized investment frameworks which is administered through the Municipality Development Investment Program (PDIM) and National Suco Development Plan (PNDS) processes, by embedding the knowledge of climate risks and skills of climate proofing design, construction, operation and maintenance of rural infrastructure. Through the project, local authorities’ capacity for climate-risk informed development of long-term investment plans will be enhanced, thereby strengthening de-centralized decision-making.
The project will support the development of the spatial data infrastructure (SDI)/ establishment of the GIS laboratory in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Civil Protection (SSCP). The project will collaborate closely with the SSCP and relevant partners to provide the technical assistance and support related to the establishment of the SDI and its key components. This will be complemented with the relevant training to selected participants at both the national and municipality levels that will be conducted on data management and analysis and data management standards and protocols will be introduced. Data sharing protocols are expected to be established among relevant Directorates and Ministries holding relevant data resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the assignment is to strengthen the coordination lines between SSCP and the project and to support the preparation of various non-spatial and spatial data survey and data collection tools, capacity building and development of an interactive GIS web-portal as part of the SDI to be established within the Secretary of State for Civil Protection.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The GIS Technician/Analyst will act as the focal point and provide coordination support and reporting between SSCP and UNDP and the GCF PMU particularly on DRM related issues. The GIS Technician/Analyst will be under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and National Director for DRM of SSCP with overall supervision and guidance from the CTA of the GCF “Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste” project:
Summary of key functions:
a.Design and development of the interactive GIS web-portal
b.Update/Develop, configure/customize the mobile GIS-based asset condition inspection methods and tools
c.Perform other relevant duties as maybe assigned
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The GIS Technician/Analyst will be required to submit the following deliverables:
The consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks and deliver on the required outputs as specified.
Reporting and coordination line:
The GIS Technician/Analyst will be under the direct supervision of International GIS specialist and National Director for DRM of SSCP with overall supervision and guidance of the Project Manager and CTA of the GCF “Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste” project:
The GIS Technician/Analyst will be based in the Secretary of State for Civil Protection and need to work closely with the GIS Specialist-IC, Government Counterparts and the PMU team.
The GIS Technician/Analyst will be under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and National Director for DRM of SSCP with overall supervision and guidance from the CTA of the GCF “Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste” project. The GIS Technician/Analyst will collaborate directly with the International GIS Specialist technical direction and guidance for the assignment. The project will facilitate the logistical support needed throughout the duration of the assignment including field visit, consultation and travel that is required to the respective municipalities.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
The assignment will be for a period of 175 days between 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022 in Timor-Leste.
The consultant must be available for meetings with the UNDP Country Office/project team and counterparts in the respective ministries and partners for discussion, consultations and validation of content and products. Arrangement for such consultations/visits will be communicated to the consultant so that team members can prepare and schedule time accordingly.
The duty station of the work is Dili, Timor-Leste. The GIS Technician/Analyst is expected to be based in the Secretary of State for Civil Protection in Dili with field travel to the six respective project target Municipalities: Aileu, Ermera, Liquica, Baucau, Lautem and Viqueque as the need arise.
For duty travels, outside the Duty Station (Dili), and upon prior written agreement and clearance from the Project Manager, such travel shall be at UNDP’s expense, and the Individual Contractor shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).
Knowledge Management and Learning
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience