International Consultant: Head of EUBAM Field Office


Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline :25-Aug-10 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Dec-2010
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

Background

In June 2005 the Presidents of Moldova and Ukraine sent a joint letter to the EU requesting assistance for enhanced border management capacities, including the development of an international standard of border and customs control at the Republic of Moldova/Ukraine state border. The EU responded positively to this request and an EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine was set-up which is based on a Memorandum of Understanding dated 7 October 2005 and signed between the European Commission, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. UNDP is the European Commission’s implementing partner in this endeavor. The initial duration of the EUBAM was 2 years until November 2007.  Its mandate has been extended until 30 November 2011.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the implementation of the Mission’s mandate (Description of Action) and under the supervision of the Head of Operational Department  to organise the work of the seconded field personnel under his/her direct supervision and responsibility, to determine concrete tasks and to define their daily work schedule and working plans (including time table).
  • To ensure field personnel’s discipline and the obeying of the Code of Conduct/Standard Operating Procedures and the Standard Administrative Procedures as well as of individual instructions received from the EUBAM Headquarters.
  • To oversee the on-the-job training and support delivered by the field personnel to their operational customs or border guards partner services in a live work environment, and of the practical work organisation and implementation of the field personnel.
  • To ensure pro-active advice and support provided by the field personnel to their partner services in the practical working environment on the basis of the Moldovan and Ukrainian legislation, in order to assist them through the transmission of EU good/best practices.
  • To keep frequent contact with the EUBAM Headquarters, in particular the Head of Operational Department.
  • To regularly report to the Head of Operational Department on the basis of the introduced reporting schemes and templates.
  • To ensure the monitoring, assistance, advice, recommendations and in-job training at border crossing points, inland customs houses, relevant law enforcement posts and at along the green and blue border areas as regards control and clearance standards, prevention of and fight against smuggling of goods, customs valuation and fraud, trafficking of drugs, persons and weapons as well as prevention of corruption.
  • To ensure the monitoring, assistance, advice, recommendations and in-job training in the large middle part of the Transnistrian boundary.
  • To ensure the monitoring, assistance, advice, recommendations and in-job training at the customs houses responsible for customs clearance and collection of customs revenue


Competencies

  • Active (or recently retired) customs or border police/border guard or related law enforcement official of an EU Member State or an EU institution.
  • At least 15 years of operational experience of border and/or customs controls, of which at least 8 years spent at middle management level (e.g. Head of Unit).
  • Experience of working in, or designing / managing customs / border guard reform projects / missions in transition countries / other developing countries will be an asset.
  • Respect of confidentiality clauses regarding any sensitive/confidential information which could be received or handled in the exercise of the duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to decisively build and manage teams in a multinational environment is required.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in law, finance or other related field; in case of lower academic background, it shall be complemented with minimum 10 years of relevant working experience.
  • Very good communication and drafting skills.
  • Very good command in written and oral English; knowledge of Russian will be an asset.
  • Corresponding national security clearance.

Evaluation methodology

UNDP will utilize a two-stage procedure for evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Technical evaluation will be represented though the desk review of applications and further interview of short-listed candidates. 
 
A) The technical part is evaluated on the basis of its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (TOR). Namely:

1.      Educational background (10 – Master’s degree; 5-University degree; 5 - in case of lower academic background, it shall be complemented with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience.) – 10 points max;
2.      National Security Clearance– 10 points max
3.      Relevance of the experience and technical expertise – 10 points max
4.      Language Skills (10 - both English and Russian; 8 – only Eng; 2 – only Russian) – 10 points max
5.      Interview (30 - technical knowledge and experience s; 10 - communication/interpersonal skills; 10- motivation; 10 - creativity) - 60 points max
6.      Total Score 100 points

UNDP will consider the price proposals only from the candidates that passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the evaluation of the technical proposals. Technical evaluation will be represented though a review of applications and further interview of short-listed candidates. The offer with highest scores obtained will receive a technically weighted score which will equal to 70. All other submissions that passed the 70% threshold will be evaluated as per below formula:

A = T/Thigh*(0.7), where:
T     = The total technical score awarded to the bid
Thigh = The Technical Score achieved by the bid that was scored highest among all responsive bids

B) Financial evaluation:
UNDP will contact the successful candidates (those, who obtained 70% out of the 100 points during the technical evaluation) subject of providing the financial offer for proposed specific vacancy. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
B = Clow /C*(0.3), where: C   = Evaluated bid price and Clow= The lowest of all evaluated bid prices among responsive bids
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal (A+B) will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.

UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is a further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy. We regret that we will not be able to acknowledge all unsolicited general applications for employment.

All interested candidates must complete a PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P-11). Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.

Please download P-11 form at http://www.eubam.org/index.php?action=group&group=31&sid=tfkaxu8ufe5igr8b8lvrvjf9rmdw88gr


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.


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