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Scientist (Greek Speaking)
|Location :||Nicosia, CYPRUS|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||7 Months|
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.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.
With funding from the EU and implementation by UNDP, the “Support Facility to the Technical Committees" provides financial, conceptual, and operational support in the preparation and realization of small, ad-hoc activities as well as more substantive projects and interventions.
Through the assistance provided by the “Support Facility to the Technical Committees”, the Technical Committee on Health (TC on Health) has completed implementation of the Action "Identification and distribution of vectors of medical importance on the island of Cyprus (ID-VEC)". The Action resulted in the establishment of an island-wide mosquito surveillance network and development of a database on mosquito distribution and mapping of mosquito distribution based on a health-importance basis. The Action has provided an opportunity to perform for the first-time an island-wide morphological and molecular identification of mosquito species. The TC on Health is now implementing a new Action – “Mapping risk for vector-borne diseases (ID-VRisk). The Action will utilize the surveillance network established through the implementation of the (ID-VEC) to:
Within this context, UNDP is seeking two Scientists (1 Greek Speaking and 1 Turkish Speaking) to work jointly on a part time basis to support the Technical Committee with the implementation of the Action.
Duties and Responsibilities
the overall guidance of the Programme & Communications Analyst and in collaboration with the Co- Chairs of the Technical Committee on Health, the Scientist will be responsible for:
Consultant and the supervisor will mutually agree on the timeframe for each deliverable / output at the initial phase of the project.
Deliverables / Outputs
Planning & Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
The followings will be considered as assets:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Logistics of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall arrange her/his own local travel. Please note that consultants will need to provide their own laptop and other relevant equipment for working purposes.
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications) set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interview/desk review) – 70% of total evaluation– max. 70 points
CV review: 20 points:
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 14 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Interview/Desk review: 50 points
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from Interview/desk review (35 out of 50) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Payments shall be made in three installments upon the submission of the certification of payment form and the completion and approval of the following sets of outputs by UNDP