International Expert for vulnerability assessment of coastal area in Montenegro for the component of Coastal Area Management Programme (CAMP)


Location : Podgorica, MONTENEGRO
Application Deadline :13-Aug-13 (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)
20-Aug-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :August 2013 - November 2013
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 consultancy days

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Background

The Coastal Area Management Programme (CAMP) of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) is a “country-driven” programme aimed at helping the Mediterranean countries in their efforts towards sustainable development. The activities of the programme are concentrated in the coastal areas of Mediterranean countries. Following a request presented by the Government of Montenegro, the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention approved the decision to carry out the Coastal Area Management Programme (CAMP) Project for Montenegro at their 14th Ordinary Meeting. The CAMP Montenegro Project area is the entire coastal zone comprising six coastal municipalities – Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar and Ulcinj – with the total surface of 1,591 km2 and internal waters and territorial sea with the surface of around 2,500 km2.

The CAMP Montenegro Project is based on an integrated approach to marine, coastal and river basin environment and development problems. This emphasizes that project activities will cut across protection and development problems, harmonies public sector priorities and private sector pressures, and provide an integrated strategy for the common goal of achieving development in the region within a sustainable management policy framework. The main goals of the CAMP Montenegro are: a) to create necessary mechanisms that can help achieve sustainable development of the coastal area; b) to support implementation of national policies and the ICZM Protocol; c) to promote integrated and participatory planning and management in the coastal area; d) to build national and local capacities for ICZM and raise awareness of the importance of the coastal area, complexity and fragility of its ecosystems and of the need for integrated approaches in managing them; and e) to facilitate the transfer of knowledge on ICZM tools and approaches.


Duties and Responsibilities

The main objective of the tasks covered within this ToR is to update vulnerability assessment of coastal area of Montenegro (general vulnerability and the vulnerability of the narrow coastal area) to be a precondition for sustainable land use planning. These updates will be done following the baseline changes as part of the preparatory process of the Coastal Area Spatial Plan.
 
Key Tasks:
  • Undertake necessary changes in the general vulnerability assessment, mainly related to conflicting zones (buildable land use areas and vulnerable areas);
  • Review necessity of making changes within vulnerability assessment in the narrow coastal areas;
  • Provide inputs for the selection of key coastal areas important for conservation;
  • Participate in project meetings.
Deliverables:
  • Updated maps and related text of general vulnerability assessment and vulnerability in the narrow coastal area (end of September 2013);
  • List of key coastal areas important for conservation, with related graphical and textual explanations (end of October 2013).
Time duration and travel:
 
The planed tasks will be executed 25 working days during the period from mid-August 2013 to November 2013. It is expected from consultant to travel to Podgorica, Montenegro at least 2 times for consultative meetings with the Project Unit team. Each visit should last 2 days (one day for meeting preparation and second day for meeting with Project Unit team). Detailed work plan for will be developed by the project unit after completion of recruitment procedure.


Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution;
  • Proven ability to collect, verify and analyze information, and to finish and present work with a high degree of accuracy and technical quality;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, in order to communicate complex, technical information to both technical and general audiences;
  • Ability to analyze issues and information and prepare briefs and summaries on key ideas.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree in area of spatial planning, landscape assessment, land management;
  • Advanced degree would be considered as an advantage.

Experience:

  • Senior professional level with a minimum of ten years experience in vulnerability assessment, preferably in the Adriatic region;
  • Experience in development and implementation of the national agriculture policy;
  • Experience in realization of the EU supported projects of relevance for agriculture development in Montenegro.

Language:

  • Fluency in English language, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of local language of the duty station would be considered as an advantage.
Application procedure:
 
Interested offerors are requested to submit their applications by August 13, 2013 by using the Apply now button.
 
The application should contain a duly completed Personal History Form (P11) that can be downloaded from
http://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/operations/jobs.html .
 
The short-listed offerors only will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work and travel envisaged in the section "Duties and Responsibilities".



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