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The consultancy will take place under the second phase of Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina – CIAT Project, funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by UNDP, aimed at further strengthening of BP BiH to efficiently identify, prevent, and counter trafficking of firearms, ammunition and explosives in BiH through increased technical capacities.
Within its project work plan and national strategic framework of BiH regulating this area, the CIAT project will assist the selected institutions and agencies in their continuous specialized training on technuiqes for detection, identification, and prevention of illicit Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW) trafficking.
In conformity with the Roadmap goals 2 and 3, CIAT project aims at strengthening the capacities of BIH Border Police (BP BiH) and other 14 police agencies to better detect and process the cases of illicit arms trafficking. Through provision of internal and external expertise, review of applicable procedures and procurement of specialized equipment, the targeted institutions will be equipped and trained to combat illicit arms trafficking across BiH, in border areas but elsewhere as well.
The positive experience with the Border Police in terms of development of standard operating procedures on processing of SALW-related crimes as well as rollout of respective training is being replicated to other 14 police agencies providing for a synchronized country-wide approach to processing these crimes. In addition to this experience, BP BiH was equipped with SEESACs Weapons Categorisation Tool (SALW identification tool) for improved SALW idenfication and recognition. Ongoing CIAT intervention, aside of abovementioned and complementary to the first phase of the project, has for a goal to further upgrade existing SALW identification tool in support and assistance to law enforcement agencies in BiH in their efforts to combat crime in general and firearms trafficking in particular.
Consequently, the upgraded SALW identification tool will be used by the BP BiH and other law enforcement agencies to assist their identification of firearms and ammunition during inspections and seizures. Once upgraded, it will be further deployed to other law enforcement agencies in BiH to improve overall capacity for detection of illicit SALW.
In close collaboration with BP BiH experts and tool users, the selected consultant will upgrade the existing SALW identification tool based on the user experience by developing upgradable segments for further improvement of SALW identification as well as the segment for the identification of ammunition and explosives. Both segments will be properly formatted and populated with the most frequently misused/recovered SALW, ammunition and explosives. Information about the SALW, ammunition and explosives will be delivered to the consultant by the relevant experts from BP BiH in an agreed format. This tool will be successfully rolled out and adjusted to the needs of the BP BiH. The consultant will ensure all the necessary operability of the SALW Identification Tool, necessary development of the new features, and IT assistance remotely.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under this assignment, the selected candidate will carry out the following duties, within a given timeframe of up to 78 working days, under the supervision of the Joint Programme Coordinator for SALW Control Roadmap 2024 :
- Task 1: Analysis of current software – SALW Identification Tool (Tool) completed. This work will be done in close cooperation and under the guidelines of the experts from Border Police. Furthermore, improved Tool developed which includes development of new features and moduls as per inputs from the Border Police SALW and IT experts. The overall work, dynamics and deliverables shall be continuously assessed and monitored by the UNDP Project Team.
- Task 2: Once the new Tool is developed, tested and approved by the UNDP Project Team, selected Consultant shall support its installation on existing institutional network of BP BIH;
- Task 3: Selected consultant shall prepare installation and deployment of the improved Tool to other 14 law enforcement agencies as per instructions of the UNDP Project Team;
- Task 4: Selected Consultant shall prepare/develop a User manual for the Tool based on the inputs of the Border Police experts and UNDP Project Team in one of the local languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- Task 5: Selected Consultant shall develop training materials for a two-day training of the end users in one of the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina and based on the inputs of the Border Police experts and UNDP Project Team.
- Task 6: Selected Consultant shall deliver two-day training to the end users, prepare final report and properly prepare source code of the Tool's software to be handed over to UNDP and end users wherby the Tool, the source code and all deliverables within this activity formally become ownership of UNDP.
Deliverables / Outputs
# of Days per Task
Task 1: Detailed analysis of the current version of the Tool based on the inputs of the Border Police completed; improved version of the Tool along with new features and modules as per inputs from the Border Police developed and verified by UNDP Project Team;
15 June 2022
Task 2: Software installation on existing institutional network of BP BIH;
20 June 2022
Task 3: Preparation of installation of the SALW identification tool (with guidelines and neccessary components) for other law enforcement agencies planned to use the software;
27 June 2022
Task 4: User manual developed and approved by UNDP project team;
1 July 2022
Task 5: Training materials developed and approved by UNDP projedct team;
7 July 2022
Task 6: Two-day end-users training delivered and final report delivered and verified by UNDP project team including delivery of source code of the software.
15 July 2022
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
- Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
- Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Planning and Organizing:
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
- Identifies priority activities and assignments;
- Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; uses time efficiently;
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
- Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
- Monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
- Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree in the area of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or Software Engineering;
- Publishing relevant articles or scinetific works is considered an asset.
- At least 10 years of relevant work experience in IT system and web-based Information system creation or computer networks;
- Relevant professional experience in managing public reform projects with same or greater level of complexity with different administrative levels in BiH during past five years.
- Proven knowledge and experience in DBMS;
- Proven professional experience in the field of information technology, communications systems and computer networks;
- Previous professional experience in managing interventions in the field of information technology, communications systems and computer systems, as well as in management and computer networks;
- Previous experience in project and team management is considered an asset;
- Previous experience in the area of SALW control in Bosnia and Herzegovina pertinent to digitizing SALW control processes shall be considered an asset.
- Previous experience in partnering and interaction with governmental institutions (relevant ministries and/or law enforcement agencies) and international organizations is considered an asset.
- Fluency in official languages of BIH, with excellent drafting and presentation skills. Good command of English shall be considered as an asset.
Qualifications as stated in the ToR
max 15 points
Relevant professional experience
max 60 points
Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies
max 20 points
Knowledge of English
max 5 points - will be assessed based on submitted application, as:
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Rating based on Qualifications
Relevant professional experience in managing public reform projects with same or greater level of complexity with different administrative levels in BiH during past five years.
Knowledge of relevant policies/documents/or other specific criteria including proven knowledge and experience in DBMS, proven professional experience in the field of information technology, communications systems and computer networks and previous professional experience in managing interventions in the field of information technology, communications systems and computer systems, as well as in management and computer networks
Previous experience in project and team management, SALW Control and partnering and interaction with governmental institutions
Individual will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
- * Technical Criteria weight-70%
- * Financial Criteria weight- 30%
Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- Cover letter explaining in detail how a candidate meets requirements for the position. This shall also include the list of relevant past projects / engagements a candidate was involved in with clear references in the form of links to such examples or attachments of previous work relevant to the position.
- Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
- For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
- Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.