Sustainable Urban Mobility for All Initiative (SUMAI) Consultant

Location : Home-based and Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :10-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :40 Workign days within 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :40 Working days within 6 months

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.


The transport sector has become one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions as well as air pollution in Cambodia. Rapid urbanisation has also led to a growing demand for improved mobility and transport. The project is supportive of the government’s efforts in rehabilitating and developing transport infrastructure as reflected in the Government Rectangular Strategy and to the priorities set forth in the Phnom Penh Master Plan 2035.

The objective of the project is to improve availability of quality transport data in Phnom Penh to guide decisions on transport investments and policies that are in line with sustainability objectives. In pursuit of this objective, the project would focus its interventions to support:

  • Improving efficiency of existing urban traffic and support traffic system through generation of traffic and air quality data in Phnom Penh;
  • Reducing urban transport Green House Gas (GHG) emission through promotion of clean vehicles and fuels measures;
  • Stimulating innovations in smart transport solutions to accelerate progress on safety and mobility for all.

Viewed as a catalytic investment, the project would provide the means to plan and improve the present urban traffic and transport systems through the generation of data on traffic and air quality in the city to guide policy and regulatory decisions. The intended impact would be better-informed policies and investment decisions in support of sustainable and smart urban transport solutions.

The project will be implemented with UNDP using the Direct Implementation Modality (DIM).

The project has three outputs: 1) Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s capacity in traffic management and urban transport planning reinforced; 2) Air pollution monitoring and clean fleet management solutions applied; and 3) Innovation urban transport solution launched. The latest output calls for challenge competition to identify innovative and scalable solutions to urban transport in Phnom Penh and other cities in Cambodia.

Duties and Responsibilities

As stated in the main three outputs of SUMAI, the project aims to recruit a consultant who will carry out the following outputs to be listed down in the next sections.

 The expected outputs required from the consultant are to be achieved and completed in 40 days within 6 months.

  • Situation analysis/stakeholders mapping/analysis in the sector and UNDP’s position in the sector
  • Conduct a capacity assessment for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) on traffic management system, data and human resource needs, and planning for capacity building
  • Stakeholders coordination –a network event and knowledge management activities and product

Interested Offerors must visit this link  download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.


  • Good networking and communication skills,
  • Good analytical skills including the ability to draft and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team whilst also having the capacity and initiative to work independently.
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills with excellent writing skills in English.

Required Skills and Experience


  • An advanced university degree, in business development-related field, i.e economics, development economics, political science


  • At least 5 years experience in managing, implementing and monitoring development projects, particularly in area of institutional capacity development;
  • Expertise in information management system design and management;
  • Expertise and proven track record in public-private partnership building in private sector development and development financing;
  • Sound knowledge and interest in sustainable urban development sector;
  • Commitment to and skills of knowledge management and capacity development.
  • Familiarity with procedures of the UN and donor agencies is a strong asset.

Languague: Fluency in English.

Interested Offerors must visit this link to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email  and cc . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.

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