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Junior Consultant (Research & Documentation) - NRP-PD
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 working days over 05 calendar 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.
Bangladesh has made significant progress in disaster risk management, but the country is still at risk of growing loss and damage due to disaster and climate stresses. The evidence shows that the current and likely future impacts of disaster and climatic stresses on the economy, livelihoods and assets of the country has been pointedly increased in the past decades. However, the country has earned global reputation in many areas of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), and currently development agenda is highly focused in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
National Resilience Progamme (NRP) is joint programme being implemented by four GoB agencies – Department of Disaster Management (DMD), Programming Division of Bangladesh Planning Commission, Department of Women’s Affairs and Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). With the financial support from FCDO (UK), SIDA (Sweden)and from the Government of Bangladesh. The main goal of NRP is to contribute for sustaining economic growth through risk informed development, assisting resilience efforts to the community, and making the development planning-gender responsive and inclusive. NRP-Programming Division Part Project is designed to contribute for institutionalization of disaster and climate risk screening in planning process, promote resilience in public and private sector investment and enhance the knowledge base on disaster resilience among the business community. The NRP also considers emerging issues like pandemic as a component of resilience and human induced hazard is also emphasized to minimize economic loss.
As part of NRP efforts for promoting resilience in business, developing guideline and piloting multi-hazard Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in economic zones and industries are identified as one of the key interventions. Considering the contribution of Economic Zones (EZs) managed by the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) to the economy of Bangladesh economy, the NRP will work with BEZA for implementing area specific and enterprise level BCP in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) to support businesses for continuing and/or rapidly restoring their critical business functions in the event of a disruption to normal operations. Note that BSMSN is located at the adjoining Upazilas of Chattogram and Feni with an area of 30000 acres of land aiming to develop a planned Industrial City and employment for 1.5 million people within next 15 years.
Under above-mentioned context, as a technical partner of NRP- Programming Division, UNDP Bangladesh is soliciting technical and financial proposals from an experienced individual in documentation and research for developing BCP guidelines and piloting in BSMSN and MIEZ and an enterprise level BCP in a selected industry located in any of the selected EZs.
Objective of the Assignment
The objective of this assignment is to closely support the Team Leader in carrying out research, coordination, and implementation of the planned activities in relation to develop and pilot area-specific BCP in BSMSN economic zone and an enterprise-wide BCP in an enterprise at BSMSN. Note that the junior consultant will work under the direct supervision of team leader.
Scope of Work
Duties and Responsibilities
Deliverables and required days
The consultant will carry out the following tasks in close collaboration with the Team Leader and other team of experts, and under the guidance of Project Manager (NRP-PD). The expected tasks may be adjusted in consultation with the parties concerned from time to time. Expected deliverables are as follow:
Supervision and performance evaluation
The consultant will work with close collaboration of NRP-Programming Division team including the Project Director, NRP-PD, BEZA, UNDP and team leader. Project Manager of NRP-PD and a focal point of BEZA will act as key contact persons for this assignment.
The Consultant will prepare and submit the documents mentioned above at the assignment deadline dates. Further work, or revision of the documents, may be required if it is considered that the report does not meet the UNDP and GoB standards, and any deviations from TOR, or any factual errors found, or the document is incomplete.
The NRP-Programming Division Part will provide office space for desk works if needed. The consultant needs to arrange own computer/laptop in performing works. The Consultant is expected to have own laptop and mobile phone. Cost of communication should be included in the financial proposal.
Duty Station and Field Visit
The consultant’s duty station will be in Dhaka. The NRP- Programming Division Part will provide office space for desk works, if needed. The consultant needs to arrange own computer/laptop in performing works. The consultant will arrange their field visits (for a total of 03 times field visits) to the selected Economic Zones (BSMSN, Mirsharai, Chattogram & MIEZ, Sonargaon, Narayangonj) for data collections and consultation with relevant stakeholders having coordination with the team leader. The consultant should take all safety measures related to COVID-19 during the field visit or any other activity of the consultancy.
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Required Skills and Experience
Qualification of the Junior consultant
Lump sum contracts
The financial proposal shall specify daily fees, travel cost, and total fees, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e., whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Travel Costs for 3 times visit to 2 selected economic zones (Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar in Mirshari, Chattogram and Meghna Economic Zone, Sonargaon, Narayangonj) need to be mentioned in the proposal. Payments will be on two installments (one installment in April/2022 and another one is in June/2022) for the number of days worked and based on accepted delivery Outputs, which will be certified by Project Manager, NRP-PD and National Consultant: Team Leader prior to the release of payments.
Individual Consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual Consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight; 70%
* Financial Criteria weight; 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% point in technical criteria would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 30)
All technically qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals receive points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: that no DSA and travel cost will be paid at the duty station. Also, no DSA cost will be provided for field visits & consultations for data collection purpose. All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel to a higher class, he/she should do so using their own resources. However, if unforeseen travel outside the duty station and field visit & consultation not required by the Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UNDP’s expenses and the individual contractor shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).