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National Consultant - Water Supply Engineer - Climate Resilient Drinking Water Supply
|Location :||Colombo - Project Districts, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 Months from the start date|
The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE) with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Department of National Planning (NPD), Ministry Irrigation and Water Management (MIWM) Ministry of Agriculture (MA), Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply and Ministry of Disaster Management, secured financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to implement a USD 38.1 million project aimed at strengthening the resilience of Smallholder farmers in the dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events.
This Project will support the Government to implement integrated solutions to water management in three river basins in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. The Project aims to achieve higher levels of food, livelihoods and water security for flood and drought affected poor communities. GCF resources will be invested in improving access to irrigation and eco-system based agricultural practices, improved community managed drinking water infrastructure, scaling up decentralized drinking water systems and strengthening early warning, forecasting and climate advisories to protect farmers, particularly women from climate related impacts.
The Project will benefit 750,000 people living in the three river basins directly through investments in irrigation, drinking water and disaster risk management. Moreover, around 770,000 people living in these districts will indirectly benefit from the project interventions in capacities and early warning systems. Under this Project, which will be implemented from 2017 to 2024 UNDP will work with a number of government institutions to deliver the Project outputs and activities and measures its impacts.
The Project covers three key components:
The Project implementation modality includes a Project Management Unit established under the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the Project Director, Deputy Project Director responsible for three river basins, Project Accountant and other project staff and a field office established in the project area. UNDP as the responsible party for Project assurance will provide technical assistance to implement the Project. Under this, the service of a team of technical specialists will be provided by UNDP to facilitate the implementation of the Project. Further, a national level technical advisory committee will be established to obtain specialist advice to ensure integrated approach for climate resilient water management.
The Water Supply Engineer for Climate Resilient Drinking Water Supply will be part of the UNDP’s technical team in the field for Project implementation and is responsible for coordinating, liaising monitoring, reporting, and providing relevant technical and other guidance to Responsible Parties in Component 2 of the Project; namely the National Water Supply and Drainage Board and Department of National Community Water Supply; and the CRIWMP PMU/District staff and engaged Community Support Organizations in districts.
The Water Supply Engineer will work very closely with the Technical Coordinator, Water Resources nd Technical Specialist for Climate Resilient Drinking Water Supply who is part of the UNDP’s technical team in the office/field for Project implementation and is responsible to provide overall technical guidance to implement the component 2 of the Project.
Scope and Objectives
The main objective of the consultancy is to provide relevant technical and other guidance at field to the staff in the selected 07 Project Districts of Responsible Partners in Component 2 of the Project; namely;
to the CRIWMP PMU/District staff and engaged Community Support Organizations in the 07 districts; to implement the Component 2 on Drinking Water Supply of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project.
The Technical Coordinator will also be part of the UNDP’s technical team in the field for Project implementation and is responsible for coordinating, liaising, monitoring and reporting of the work implemented by the above parties in the selected 07 Project Districts of Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnnaruwa Mannar, Vavvuniya, and Trincomalee.
The Project Outputs under the Component 2 : Drinking Water Supply includes;
These outputs have been rationally allocated to the 07 districts while in the first phase of the Project the work is implemented in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Vavuniya districts.
The Project will also mobilize a consultant to carry out the Feasibility Studies, Detailed Designs, Procurement Documents and Construction Supervision Work of the New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems, Water Purification and Treatment Systems to Existing Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems and New Water Purification and Treatment Systems to Schools and Health Centres. The Technical Coordinator is also expected to work together with these consultants to achieve the planned outputs.
Duties and Responsibilities
New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems
Water Purification and Treatment Systems to Existing Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems, Schools and Health Centres
Rainwater Harvesting and Recharging Systems
Expected Output & Deliverables
The Water Supply Engineer for Climate Resilient Water Supply is required to submit a Monthly Report on an agreed format indicating the work carried out, activities implemented, progress against the approved program, setbacks and issues and the proposed remedial measures. Following will be the expected outputs under this Terms of Reference.
The envisaged time frame of the contract is 12 months starting from 15 August 2018.
The prospective Consultant should have the following Competencies and Qualifications:
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply
To apply please access UNDP Jobs site http://jobs.undp.org.
The application should contain:
(a) All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee (Professional Fee): LKR
All Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR
(b) All-inclusive Lump Sum Fee (Costs other than Professional Fee indicative below): LKR
(c) Total Lump Sum Fee (a+b) LKR.
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee/Daily Fee” financial proposal including his/her consultancy and professional fee, Accommodation, Travel costs applicable for the 3-star class of hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Airfare (to and from the home country of the consultant in economy class via the most economical/direct route), communication cost such as telephone/internet usage, ad-hoc costs, stationery costs. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. The UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is of 62 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA Contracts.
Payments for Services
The payments will be made in instalments as scheduled below;
1st progress report covering, completed water source investigations and selected locations for the New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems finalized for Vavuniya, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura districts.
Due date for submission 28th August 2018 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
2nd Progress report covering locations for minimum 25 Advance filtering systems available from Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Vavuniya districts and designs of the 10 New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems and formation of the 10 community organizations.
Due date for submission 25th September 2018 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
3rd Progress report covering the Progress of the training programmes after completing the training programmes for all 10 community organizations and specifications for minimum 15 advance filtering systems and progress of the installation of minimum of 400 RWH tanks in Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Kurunegala, and Puttalam districts.
Due date for submission 28th October 2018 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
4th Progress report covering the installation and commissioning of all 25 advance filtering systems, mobilization of contractors for the RWSs and progress of installing 600 RWH tanks.
Due date for submission 25th November 2018 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
5th progress report covering the work plan for 2019, district breakdown of the RWSs, advance filtering systems and RWH tanks for 2019.
Due date for submission 24th December 2018 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
6th Progress Report covering the identified locations for the RWS and advance filtering systems for 2019.
Due date for submission 15th February 2019 and the percentage of the total payment -10%.
7th Progress Report covering the progress of source investigations for the RWSs and 10 selected locations for the RWS and progress of the formation of community organizations.
Due date for submission 30th March 2019 and the percentage of the total payment -10%.
8th Progress Report covering the locations of RWH tanks and specifications for the 25 advance filtering systems.
Due date for submission 12th May 2019 and the percentage of the total payment -10%.
9th progress report covering the designs of the 10 RWS schemes, trainings conducted for all 10 community organizations.
Due date for submission 25th June 2019 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
10th and Final Progress report covering the installation and commissioning of the advance filtering system, progress of the overall work and recommendation for the future interventions.
Due date for submission 25th July 2019 and the percentage of the total payment - 10%.
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.