BBRSO47920: Technical Consultant to undertake Topographical Survey

Location : Barbados & the OECS, GRENADA
Application Deadline :25-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :14 days



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Duties and Responsibilities

The technical consultant, with guidance and supervision of the General Secretary GFAFO, the Pilot Project Works Supervisor and with support from the relevant Ministries, will undertake the following:

  1. Undertake a topographic survey of identified 5-acre plot to determine and map the contours of the target area and existing features to support the redesign of the existing drainage system. This should include the following:
    1. Determination of peak periods and the capacity of the existing drainage system in the La Sagesse area to dispose of the water from the upper areas of the watershed.
    2. Assessment of the internal drainage of each identified farm in the target area to ensure drains are well constructed.
    3. Identification of key modifications to improve the existing system
  2. Based on the survey, develop a technical guidance document with recommendations for the redesign and reconstruction of the existing and proposed additions to the drainage network and key engineering requirements that should be considered
  3. Produce contour maps highlighting key physical features in target area and including the recommended layout placement of drainage network – new and existing
  4. Provide support to company/Guide dredging/excavation of new and existing drains


Expected deliverables and deadlines



Due Date (after contract signature)

% Payment


Inception Report inclusive of planned work schedule 

2 days  



Draft technical Report with   required recommendations and guidance for for the redesign and reconstruction of the existing drainage network

5 days  



Draft contour maps highlighting key physical features in target area and including the recommended layout placement of drainage network

5 days  



Final technical report with finalised contour maps and guidance on final layout of drainage system

2 days  



Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information in high quality papers/reports and in effective presentations to different audiences;
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships/relationships, including with clients, focusing on results for the client/partner and responding positively to feedback.


  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Exercise the highest level of responsibility and be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree in land surveying, contour mapping, hydrographic surveying or related discipline
  • International land surveyor, hydrographic surveyor certification would be an asset

Years of experience:

•             3-5 years’ experience in land surveys, contour mapping or hydrographic

•             Demonstrated experience in drainage design. Specific experience with agricultural systems would be an asset.

•             Demonstrated experience with mapping software and production of contour maps

•             Experience working with international donors and UNDP

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.

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