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International Consultant – Project Management Advisor for EU/UNDP Black Sea Project: “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea, Phase 2 – EMBLAS II”
|Location :||Home-based with travels in the Black Sea region, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jun-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Estimated June 2014 - May 2015|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 180 working days|
|The Black Sea is one of the most vulnerable regional seas in the world given its limited exchange of water with the open oceans and the large area of continental Europe from which it receives the drainage. The four strongly interlinked priority trans-boundary problems of the Black Sea are eutrophication - nutrient enrichment, changes in marine living resources, chemical pollution (including oil), and biodiversity/habitat changes, including alien species introduction - as well as the underlying root causes like industrial activities, agriculture, domestic wastewater, sea transport (oil spills, ballast water), and coastal zone degradation (urbanisation, tourism). The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention) addresses these problems through enhanced cooperation among its signatories. The development/improvement of a monitoring network and data collection to provide for ecosystem-based and knowledge-based decision-making is considered to be a management target of high priority. Further coordination in policies and legislation between the Black Sea countries is of common interest in the region and specifically to the EU's partners countries – being also members of the Black Sea Commission (BSC) - in so far it influences their own ability to comply with EU legislation and policies, notably the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).
The overall objective of the project is to help improve the protection of the Black Sea environment. This objective will be pursued through the implementation of those initiatives that were elaborated and planned during the preparatory phase of this project (EMBLAS-I).
The specific objectives are as follows: i) to improve availability and quality of Black Sea environmental data in line with the MSFD and Black Sea Strategic Action Plan 2009 (BS SAP 2009) needs; ii) to improve partner countries' ability to perform marine environmental monitoring along MSFD principles, taking into account the Black Sea Diagnostic Report II recommendations on capacity building.
The main results to attain the mentioned objectives are:
Duties and Responsibilities
|The Project Management Advisor (PMA) will act as a key expert and team leader in the project and he/she will have an overall responsibility for implementation, coordination and results of the project activities implemented in, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor for International Waters, who will have the overall supervision role on the project from the UNDP side.
The PM will liaise directly with the representatives appointed by the Ministries and Black Sea Commissioners during the project implementation. The PM will be supported by the international expert – project technical advisor, project assistant and water programme analyst from UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS.
The PM will be responsible for the management, implementation plan, monitoring of expenditures, quality of outputs/deliverables, identification of controversial points or deviations from the initial planning, analysis of options for correcting deviations (if any) and reporting to the Steering Committee. The PM will have an overall responsibility for the organisation of the key project meetings, including meetings' documentation.
The specific tasks can be grouped into 3 main areas:
In the context of the project implementation (planning, team leadership, monitoring and reporting), he/she will be responsible for:
Home based, with travels in the Black Sea region (for approximately 5 project meetings) and particularly to Odessa project office - once a month or as needed. The project will be implemented in Georgia, Russian Federation and Ukraine.
The consultant will prepare several deliverables in cooperation with the project experts, within the following time frame and payment schedule:
June 2014 (20% of payment)
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. 70 points:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
* Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). Travel costs will be covered separately according to UNDP rules and regulations.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
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://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
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.
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.