International Consultant -Environmental Risk Expert


Location : Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA
Application Deadline :09-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 18h 54m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :The expected duration of the work is up to 6 months, with the possibility of an extension
Expected Duration of Assignment :The expected duration of the work is up to 6 months, with the possibility of an extension


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

A.Project Title

 

Environmental Risk Expert

 

B.     Project Description 

 

Organizational Setting:

 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The West Asia Office delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives. This consultancy is established at the West Asia Office within the framework of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement between UNEP and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Expert will report to the Project Manager for the Saudi Environment Sustainability Programme at UNEP West Asia Office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

A.Project Title

 

 

 

B.Duties and Responsibilities

 

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager in UNEP West Asia Office and in coordination with the respective department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia, the expert will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support the development of national environmental risk assessment strategy, action-plans, and environmental risk registry for different vulnerable ecosystems in line with priorities and targets of the national environmental sustainability strategy.
  2. Establish coordination mechanisms for early warning about environmental emergencies amongst the Ministry and different local, regional, and international stakeholders and relevant partners.
  3. Draft, consult and finalize working manual for standard operating procedures (SOPs) for building risk scenarios and offer standard response protocols for each type of risks.
  4. Develop for each ecosystem a coordination protocol amongst different related entities and stakeholders for the prevention, mitigation and response to emergencies and disasters based on the respective integrated disaster risk management structure.
  5. Socialize in the selected communities the products relayed with the integrated disaster risk management plan.
  6. Recommend disaster risk management strategy in consultation with different stakeholders and local entities.

 

D.     Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

The expert will be expected to deliver the following outputs:

 

  1. National Risk Assessment Strategy, action-plan and risk registry are developed.
  2. Coordination mechanisms for environmental emergencies early warning are established
  3. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for risk scenarios and responses is developed
  4. Develop an emergency plan and operating model for prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.
  5. Corrective actions: description of the measures to be taken in the event that the risk has occurred.
  6. A Disaster Risk Management Plan is developed
  7. Enhance institutional setting for environment emergency management
  8. Corrective actions: description of the measures to be taken in the event that the risk has occurred.

 

 

E.      Institutional Arrangement

 

The expert will be supervised by the Project Manager in UNEP West Asia Office in close collaboration with the relevant department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia.

 

F.      Duration of the Work[1]

 

The contract duration will be for an initial period of six months.

 

G.      Duty Station

 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

I.       Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

 

The payment will be monthly rate of 10,000 United States Dollars (USD). The total remuneration for six months will be 60,000 USD.

 

 

 

 


Competencies

Competencies

  • Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate;
  • Ability to identify beneficiaries’ needs and to match them with appropriate solutions.
  • Shares knowledge and experience and provides helpful feedback and advice;
  • Excellent communication and interview skills (with groups and individuals);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and is able to negotiate with diplomacy and tact.
  • Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work, possibly under time constraints.
  • Strong time management and sensitive deadline abilities.
  • Remains calm, in control and works well under pressure;
  • Excellent report writing skills.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.

 

Payments shall be made to the individual contractor upon successful completion and certification by UNDP that services have been satisfactorily performed, based upon the actual number of working days.

 

Payment shall be made as a deliverables-based lump sum payment, to be paid in instalments. The schedule of payment will be distributed upon satisfactory submission of the deliverables listed in the table hereunder:

 

Payment

Deliverables/Milestones

Schedule

Monthly Payment

Monthly payment upon submission and acceptance of the monthly working plan and successful delivery of outputs.

Monthly

 

 

 

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

  1. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor


Required Skills and Experience

 

  1. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor

Education Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in environmental protection, environmental science, natural sciences, or related fields. PhD is an asset

Work experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional technical experience in the field of environmental risk management is required.

Required skills and competencies

  • Previous practical experience in environmental risk management

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of environmental risk standards in Saudi Arabia is an asset
  • Experience working in West Asia is desirable.

 

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken in both English and Arabic is required.

 

  1. Recommended Presentation of Offer

For purposes of generating Offers whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their comparative analysis, it is best to recommend the preferred contents and presentation of the Offer to be submitted, as well as the format/sequencing of their presentation. The following documents may be requested:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP.
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts 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.

 

  1. Evaluation

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Step I: Screening and desk review:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Technical Criteria (CV review and Desk Review/Interview optional) – maximum 70 points. Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV desk review (who will score at least 49 points) will be considered for the next stage of evaluation, i.e. financial evaluation.

 

Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:

 

 

  • Master’s degree in environmental protection, environmental science, natural sciences, or related fields. PhD is an asset
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional technical experience in the field of environmental risk management is required.
  • Knowledge of environmental risk standards in Saudi Arabia is an asset
  • Experience working in West Asia is desirable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Weight Per Technical Competence

5 (outstanding): 96% - 100%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated an OUTSTANDING capacity for the analyzed competence.

4 (Very good): 86% - 95%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a VERY GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.

3 (Good): 76% - 85%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.

2 (Satisfactory): 70% - 75%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a SATISFACTORY capacity for the analyzed competence.

1 (Weak): Below 70%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a WEAK capacity for the analyzed competence.

 

UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.

Financial proposal – Maximum 30 points

  • Duly accomplished Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Template using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II)

PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

 

The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:

The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables. Financial proposal should include all relevant cost (consultancy fees, all envisaged travel costs, living allowances, etc.).

 

Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)

The following formula will be used to evaluate the financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal

µ = price of the lowest-priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described. 

 

Given the volume of applications that UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

 

UNDP reserves the right to reject any incomplete applications.

Please be informed that we don’t accept applications submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit an application via UNDP Jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP Jobsite system. Please note that UNDP Jobsite system allows only one uploading of application documents, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online application submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload a maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email mohammed.abbas@undp.org with a copy to nora.alzahid@undp.org  While the Procurement Unit would endeavour to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 3 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice

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, or any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

 

Please follow the below link to access the supporting documents 

UNDP | Procurement Notices - 97416 - International Consultant -Enviro



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