Water Sanitation Consultant


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :25-Nov-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)
19-Dec-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :19 December 2022 – 9 May 2023.
Expected Duration of Assignment :up to maximum of 83 work 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.


Background

The UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP) is seeking a suitable and qualified contractor to provide technical expertise in the area of water sanitation knowledge and management for ensuring access to clean and safe water for inmates and prison staffs in prison facilities which are of high priority of needs.  

 

UNODC works with Thai Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections (DOC) in the area of health in particular enhancing water sanitation systems in Thai prisons, by providing technical assistance to strengthen criminal justice, especially in the areas of prison management and health in prisons including COVID-19 preparedness and responses in close collaboration with regional and national level partners in order to ensure that the project will be partnered with relevant agents who will continue its sustainability in implementation and development in the area of water sanitation in prison settings.


Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Under the overall supervision of the UNODC ROSEAP, the contractor will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

  • Draft and finalise the water sanitation system development and maintenance plan (one-year plan for 5 years in total, for specified prisons), including the cost-estimation and budget planning
  • Provide capacity building support on the maintenance and management of water sanitation system for the relevant prison officers.
  • Provide the guidance and recommendation for installation for all necessary equipment of the water sanitation systems, and follow-up service to the prisons

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Under overall guidance and supervision of the UNODC ROSEAP, the Consultant will:

  1. Develop the water sanitation system development and maintenance plan including the cost-estimation and budget planning for the four prisons in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  2. Provide training on the maintenance and management of water sanitation system for the relevant prison officers.
  3. Provide the guidance and recommendation for procurement items and installation for all necessary equipment of the water sanitation systems, and follow-up service to the prisons

 

Institutional arrangement:

The consultant will ensure the quality and timely delivery of all required tasks as provided for in this Terms of Reference. All the outputs should meet the satisfaction of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer according to the following criteria:

- Quality of the document produced

- Technical competence

- Timeliness of the delivery.

Payment will be made upon the satisfactory submission of the relevant output and approval by Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC.

 

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL

Duration: 19 December 2022 – 9 May 2023. (up to maximum of eighty-three (83) work days)

Duty Station: Home-based assignment with travel to the four prisons in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.

Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended that the consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of the consultancy.

 


Competencies

The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications:

Corporate:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling 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 favouritism.

Technical:

  • Ability to carry out data and information mapping.

Communications:

  • Able to communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a concise and straightforward manner.

Professionalism:

  • Capable of working in a high-pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

 

Teamwork:

  • Works well in a diverse team;
  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Focuses on results for the client;
  • Welcomes constructive feedback.


Required Skills and Experience

Degree of Expertise And Minimum Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Education

  • An advanced degree in environmental engineering and in a subject closely related to water sanitation management is required. Applicants from countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least five years of university studies.

Experience:

  • at least 10 years of professional experience in water sanitation system, water management in national or regional levels is required
  • Strong professional field experience, analytical capacities and academic lecturing are an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in Thai, with excellent report writing and communication skills, is required
  • Knowledge of English is required.

 

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:

The candidates must submit a financial proposal based on a lump sum amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive of all costs components required to perform the work and complete deliverables identified in the Terms of Reference (ToR). This includes professional fee, communications, consumables, and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed based on UNDP rules and regulations. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

 

Schedule of Payments

Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR, and deliverables accepted and certified by of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer

Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:

Deliverables

(list them as referred to in the ToR)

Percentage of Total Price

(Weight for payment)

Deliverable A

20.5 %

Deliverable B and C

41.0 %

Deliverable D and E

38.5 %

 

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and

determined as: a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) Having received the highest score out of a predetermined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

o Technical Criteria weight;70%

o Financial Criteria weight; 30%

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Weight

Max Point

1) Technical

70%

700

• Qualifications in Environmental Engineering

25%

250

• Relevant experience in designing, supervising, and constructing water sanitation system

25%

250

• Understanding of water sanitation system and knowledge of correctional facility settings in Nakhon Ratchasima

10%

100

• Fluency in Thai with excellent report writing and interpersonal skills and Knowledge of English

10%

100

2) Financial

30%

300

 

Contract award: Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.  

 

Documentation required:

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page then the uploading option for the required document will be available.

 

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
 

  • Proposal, Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work.
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experiences from similar projects
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial Proposal (in THB currency) using the template provided as Annex III 

Financial proposal: Candidate shall quote an all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided for the entire assignment. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the proposed fee submitted in the proposal.

If an Offeror is employed by an organization/ company/ institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

 **Failure to submit the above-mentioned documents or Incomplete proposals shall result in disqualification

**Please group all your document into one (1) single PDF document as the application system only allows to upload maximum one document.

The short-listed candidates may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified.

 

Annexes:

Annex I - TOR_Consultant_Water_Sanitation
Annex II - General Conditions of Contract for the Services of Individual Consultants
Annex III - Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal
Annex IV - P11 Form_for_ICs_optional

***All documents can be downloaded at: Procurement Notices - Water Sanitation Consultant

For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to procurement.th@undp.org under SubjectJobAds 110044 - Water Sanitation Consultant



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