National Consultant - the training of Small-Scale Miners on First Aid, Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines at Otjakatjongo

Application Deadline :30-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 20h 52m
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :55 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :55 Working Days

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.


Small-scale mining is considered as one of the strategies to reduce poverty in Namibia. To date, many less advantaged people are engaged in small-scale mining activities in efforts to generate income. Small-scale mining in Namibia is concentrated mainly on semi-precious stones, such as tourmaline, smoky quartz, beryl, amethyst, prehnite, rock crystals and schorl. Despite the benefits derived from such activities, small-scale mining conditions in Namibia, as in many other countries, are generally not favourable. This is due to a variety of factors including health and safety risks. Health and safety requirements are not presented in a manner that is easy to understand for small-scale miners majority of whom only have nominal formal education. Small-scale miners in Namibia are faced with a myriad of challenges that include harsh working conditions, unsafe or wrong mining methods, and lack of proper mining equipment. An Environmental scoping study was conducted at Otjakatjongo from which an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) has been developed; however, it has not yet been implemented. Additionally, the small-scale miners at Otjakatjongo have not been trained on the implementation of Health and Safety Guidelines that were developed for small-scale miners in Namibia. Against this background, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) require services of a consultant or consultants to train the small-scale miners at Otjakatjongo in Erongo Region on the implementation of the Environmental Management Plan developed for their mining area as well as train them on First Aid and the use of the Health and Safety guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be expected to develop training materials and to train small-scale miners at Otjakatjongo on First Aid, Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for small-scale mining activities as well as implementation of the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for Otjakatjongo. The EMP and the Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines for small-scale miners in Namibia will be provided. However, the consultant will be responsible to come up with the contents of the First Aid training. The training should be provided in a way that is simple and easy to understand and implement. The training materials should contain important information on potential hazards, along with their mitigation measures. The use of pictures/illustrations is recommended where possible. In addition, the training must include content on applicable policies on health and safety in a working environment in Namibia. The work will be comprised of desktop research and onsite training.


Deliverables/ Outputs


Estimated Duration to Complete


Target Due Dates


Review and Approvals Required

Inception Report with detailed methodology

1 day

14 July 2022



Training materials

1 week

26 July 2022



Training on Environmental Management Plan, Firs Aid and Health and Safety Guidelines

3 days

4 August 2022


Training Report

1 week

11 August 2022




The consultant should demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding the client needs;
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for the client, promoting and demonstrating an ethic of client service;
  • Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs;
  • Sound judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to develop edit, proofread and design professional documents.
  • Understanding of issues related to environmental management and mining; and
  • Excellent English communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Masters Degree preferably in one of the following disciplines: Mining, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Health, Geology or other related disciplines.


The consultant to develop health and safety guidelines should demonstrate experience in development of regulations and guidelines. The prospective consultant should be in possession of the following:

  • 2 Years Experience in the mining sector, especially ASM, policy and legislative analysis and a good understanding of mining governance.
  • 2 Years Experience in conducting training on implementation of EMPs
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental sector policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the health sector policies, laws and regulations.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Intellectual Property:

All information pertaining to this project as well as outputs produced under this contract shall remain the property of the UNDP/MME who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the products shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever format without written permission of UNDP/MME in line with the national and International Copyright Laws applicable.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Cumulative analysis:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
  • Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
  • Financial Criteria weight:  [30%]

Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points:

Technical Proposal Submission and Budget formulation:

Prospective consultants should submit proposals presenting the budget in Namibian Dollars, clearly indicating the daily consultancy fees (in the case of regulated professions, proof of gazetted fees), transport for field visits, logistics, accommodation, and VAT. In addition to the financial proposal, they should present technical proposals indicating the methodology to be employed for the assignment. The proposals should be in agreement with the timelines that have been included in these Terms of Reference (Annex I), to allow for review.

Institutional Arrangement

The consultant is expected to commence with the assignment upon contract signature and should work closely with MME and UNDP. In addition, he/she should avail his office facilities, equipment, transport, meals and accommodation during the fieldwork and the entire duration of the assignment.

UNDP is applying fair and transparent selection process that would consider both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores. Please go the following link for the General Conditions of Individual Contracts:   

UNDP retains the right to contact references directly.

Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP/MME on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

Submission of Application:

The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on (Reference #92496.);

Direct Link: UNDP | Procurement Notices - 92496 - National Consultant - training o

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website -

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II);
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Annexes 1 and II - may be downloaded from the UNDP Procurement Notices Website - - under reference#92496   For further clarifications, please contact;

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