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National Medical Waste Project Expert Consultant (NPE)
|Location :||Home-based, ZAMBIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated July 2013 – December 2013|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approximately 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.
FSP: Full-size project
GEF: Global Environmental Facility
HCWM: Health care waste management
ITE: International technical medical waste expert consultant
NPEs: National project experts
PDCC: Project Document Coordinating Consultant
POPs: Persistent Organic Pollutants
PPG: Project Preparation Grant
U-POPs: Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants
A Project preparation grant (PPG) – as per GEF terminology – has been approved as funding is required to finalise the Full-size project (FSP) for an Africa Regional healthcare waste project. This FSP would start in 2014. The project on “Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector In Africa” will focus on 4 countries, as per the approval of the GEF Council: Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia.
The PPG is necessary in order to refine the project's objectives, outcomes, and outputs as well as the work plan, budget and timeline for each of the five project components:
The PPG and the FSP are under the Chemicals focal area as it relates to POPs which are covered by the Stockholm Convention, and will also aim at reducing mercury usage in the medical sector.
The objective of this contract is to be the National medical waste project expert for the Zambia project component throughout the project preparation phase (PPG).
The preparation of the necessary project documentation for submission to the GEF and UNDP is being coordinated by the Project Document Coordinating Consultant (PDCC) in consultation with the International Medical Waste Technical Expert (ITE), the UNDP Country Office in each project country and UNDP’s Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit located in Bratislava.
The national consultant will report to the UNDP Country Office in Zambia and the UNDP’s Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit located in Bratislava. The national consultant will work closely under the guidance of the international PDCC.
The PDCC will come twice to Zambia. The initial visit is to provide advice/guidance to the national expert and further explain the methodology and tools (www.gefmedwaste.org) for completing the tasks, participate in an inception meeting (see next bullet point) as well as have meetings with key project partners. The second time, the PDCC will participate in the project’s final consultation meeting towards the end of the project’s preparation phase.
Duties and Responsibilities
Based on the developed criteria, and under the guidance of the UNDP and WHO office in Zambia and the PDCC, establish meetings with potential pilot project sites (pilot hospitals), conduct site visits to obtain additional information and data.
GEF Co-financing comprises the total of cash and in-kind resources committed by governments, other multilateral or bilateral sources, the private sector, NGOs, the project beneficiaries and the concerned GEF agency, all of which are essential for meeting the GEF project objectives.
Monitoring and progress controls:
Expected outputs and timeline:
Plan for and organize meetings with key national project partners and a number of field visits to potential pilot facilities during the first visit of the PDCC to Zambia
Conduct a preliminary assessment of Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) and Mercury (Hg) Management in the health care sector in Zambia (incl. assessment of nat. policies/plan/road map, regulatory framework, training opportunities, infrastructure, etc.)
Support the review of the national plan on Health Care Waste Management, make recommendations for its enhancement and support the drafting of an improved version.
Support the review of the Road Map (or the development of a roadmap, if none exists) to achieve the national plan, including a timetable
Estimate current UPOPs and mercury releases at national level (and potentially for the 3 model facilities if their selection takes place during the project’s preparation phase)
Organise and facilitate regular meetings with national project stakeholders, to provide updates and solicit suggestions while shaping the project proposal.
Develop and draft criteria for the selection of 3 model facilities in Zambia
Based on the developed criteria, establish meetings with potential pilot project sites (pilot hospitals), conduct site visits to obtain additional information, data as well as photo/video material, and make recommendations to the international team on which facilities could potentially be included in project implementation
Provide support in obtaining official letters of co-financing from the project’s stakeholders, initially by helping the project team identify potential sources of co-financing and subsequently by helping leverage co-financing for project implementation from project stakeholders (including but not limited to planning and organizing for meetings with potential co-financers, explain co-financing requirements, support the drafting of co-financing letters if requested by stakeholders, follow-up on the signature of official letters) by obtaining signed official letters of co-financing
Organize a final national stakeholder consultation meeting and plan for and organize meetings with key national project partners and field visits to (pre-selected) pilot facilities during the second visit of the PDCC to Zambia
Actively participate in the review of (the) project documentation, provide critical feedback, suggest improvements and provide requested information and data in a timely fashion
All tasks should be completed by estimated December 2013. The payment schedule will be agreed with the selected consultant prior to contract issuance.
Conditions of work:
This assignment is home-based with some local travel within Zambia;
The national consultant will work in close relation with the Country office in Zambia, the PDCC and the MPU and Chemical unit in the Bratislava Regional Centre.The PDCC and the MPU and Chemical unit in the Bratislava Regional Centre.
|Corporate competencies: |
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 55 points:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner. Milestones for payment will be discussed and agreed with the selected candidate.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://europeandcis.undp.org/home/jobs
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.