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International consultant Developing Disaster Risk
|Location :||Home Base,Baghdad and Erbil (12 field missions to Baghdad (each for 5 days) spanning over a period of 12 months. 3 field mission to Erbil (each for 3 days) spending over a period of 12 months, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-17 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||150 Working Days during twelve months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||150 Working Days during twelve months|
UNDP Global Mission Statement
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Iraq Mission Statement
UNDP is part of the UN Country Team in Iraq, which is comprised of 16 resident and 4 non-resident agencies. The UN Country Team is part of the integrated mission with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which was established in 2003. UNDP works alongside the UN Country Team to strengthen its coordinated effectiveness with the overall aim of achieving the MDGs and the post-2015 agenda. UNDP enables the work of the Country Team by undertaking a number of joint programmes to improve networking and information exchange capacities and reach a broader range of stakeholders and areas of Iraq.
UNDP Developing Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Iraq
In northern Iraq the risk of Mosul Dam collapse represents a serious threat to the existing infrastructure in its path as well as the significant loss of life that could result from a collapse. Most models constructed of this scenario indicate that areas along the river will be inundated with fast moving flood waters, in some cases both deep and wide. This presents a significant challenge for the Iraqi authorities to safeguard the populations living downstream of dam along the flood path. To respond to this, UNDP has been working with the Iraqi authorities and stakeholders to support Government of Iraq in building national capacities and establishing systems toward effective preparedness and flood early warning across the Tigris river valley.
A number of important results have been achieved through rapid actions and engagement with the Government of Iraq over the last years. A number of activities have been planned in 2018 which aim to build on the existing results and strengthen key capacities at national, regional and local levels in order to protect the vulnerable populations along the Tigris river valley from flood emergencies in case of Mosul Dam breach.
Furthermore, UNDP is continuing its support to GoI in adopt Disaster Risk Reduction DRR in Iraq as well as in Critical Infrastructure Protection. In DRR, it is planned to support GOI in developing operational action plan based on the DRR strategy adopted by NSC in 2016 and support its implementation. On the other hand, support will continue to GOI is developing and adopting a Critical Infrastructure Protection strategy to improve infrastructure resilience against natural and man-made hazards. In 2018, progressing on both lines requires engagement, advocacy and technical support
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Manager, EECC the National DRR Adviser will coordinate with the national stakeholders and provide technical support in accomplishing following tasks of setting up alert/warning system:
Expected Outputs, Deliverables and Timelines:
Under the direct supervision of Portfolio Manager, EECC, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
The ongoing efforts have successfully established an emergency alert system and also, the preparation of local response plans along the flood path are underway. However, in the absence of a proper national response plan, the importance and effective use of these tools will remain somewhat discreet or underutilized without proper national framework that recognizes all plans and relevant institutions. The development of a national response plan is a complex process involving multiple ministries and stakeholders at the national level and, in the context of Iraq, periodic drills and simulation of the alert system are critically important to clarify the roles and ensure readiness at each level.
Building on the current efforts, a community alert systems is important to set up which will enable the Provincial Authority to activate emergency alert system at the local level. The objective is to communicate and disseminate consistent warning messages for coordinated evacuation and response actions at the local level. To complement these actions, a network of volunteers, with specialized training and skill sets, will be established along the Tigris flood path which will play an important role to ensure that the alert or warning messages are effectively understood and the evacuation actions are facilitated at the local level.
During the past few years, UNDP supported disaster risk activities in Iraq along the international best practices as adopted by HFA in 2005 and Sendai Framework in 2015. In 2016, GOI adopted the DRR Strategy. Support to GOI includes assistance in developing an action plan to implement the DRR strategy, which is a government-wide project and create the necessary framework, modalities for implementation, monitoring, and assessment.
The existing initiatives of media advocacy and awareness campaigns will be deepened and repeated over an extended period in order to ensure greater impacts on risk education at the community level. This includes targeted advocacy for children, elderly and the disabled at the local level. Focus during flood season especially in newly liberated areas.
Based on the current efforts of the assessment of environmental impact of critical infrastructures along the Tigris flood plain, a systematic database for critical infrastructure installations along the Tigris flood path based on field checking and environmental criticality analysis is developed and the facilities are mapped in a multi-layer GIS system. The ongoing preparedness efforts provide technical support for sensitizing the relevant authorities to develop contingency plans or applicable business continuity plans.
CIP has been identified as one of the objectives of Security Sector Reform Strategy adopted by GOI in partnership with the international community. Throughout 2018 UNDP will engage with Critical Infrastructure Taskforce offers for supporting GOI in addressing Critical Infrastructure vulnerabilities and developing a national multi-sectoral CIP Strategy through advocacy, technical support and capacity building. The current initiative of mapping Critical Infrastructures along the Tigris flood path can be strengthened and expanded to develop a national critical infrastructure database within the national Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategy.
The consultant is expected to produce the following set of deliverables according to timeline and payment details according to the following table:
The Consultant shall work closely with UNDP project partners and report directly to the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Programme Manager/ UNDP Iraq. the National DRR Adviser will coordinate with the national stakeholders and provide technical support in accomplishing the above deliverables according to timeline
Duration of the Work:
150 Working Days during twelve months (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018)
This will be a home based assignment (However, within the scope of 150 work-days, the consultant will undertake following field missions to Iraq:
3 field mission to Erbil (each for 3 days) spanning over a period of 12 months.)
Planning and Organizing:
Keeps abreast of available technology; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree (Master degree) in Disaster Management, Hydrology or related discipline
Years of experience:
At least 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in disaster risk management with particular focus on managing large scale and complex emergencies.
Special skills requirements
Experience in the context of Iraq will be an advantage.
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
EVALUATION METHOD AND CRITERIA
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
1. Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria: weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV]:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested international individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Financial proposal, as per template provided in UNDP jobsite (Annex II);
Incomplete proposals may not be considered
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.