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Senior Expert in Montreal Protocol Implementation - Customs
|Application Deadline :||24-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||24 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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the 4 (four) Implementing Agencies (IA) designated by the Multilateral Fund (MLF) to implement the Montreal Protocol´s Ozone Depletion Substances (ODS) phase-out projects. Under this International Treaty, the Article 5 countries committed to phase-out its ODS consumption. UNDP supports these countries in the implementation of their ODS phase management plans, either as lead agency or cooperation agency.
Furthermore, the Kigali Amendment was adopted by the 28th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol on 15 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Under the amendment, countries committed to cut the production and consumption of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) by more than 80 percent over the next 30 years. This phase down schedule will avoid more than 80 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050 —avoiding up to 0.5°Celsius warming by the end of the century. Earlier ratifications to the Kigali Amendment is a priority issue under the Montreal Protocol, as well as an important action of the international community to strengthen momentum to the climate change.
On the other hand, at the 79th Meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, held from July 3rd to 7th of 2017, the members had reached an agreement after deliberation, under the Decision 79/46, to provide support for the early ratification process of the Kigali Amendment. ExCom decided to approve enabling activities for Article 5 Parties on the following basis: (i) Countries would be allowed the flexibility to undertake a range of enabling activities to help their national ozone units to fulfil their initial obligations with regard to HFC phase-down in line with the Kigali Amendment; (ii) Enabling activities could consist of, but were not limited to: a. Activities to facilitate and support the early ratification of the Kigali Amendment; b. Initial activities identified in paragraph 20 of decision XXVIII/2, including country-specific activities aimed at initiating supporting institutional arrangements, the review of licensing systems, data reporting on HFC consumption and production, and demonstration of non-investment activities, and excluding institutional strengthening, as addressed in decision 78/4(b); c. National strategies that contained the activities in sub-paragraphs a. and b. above; (iii) Funding for the preparation of national implementation plans to meet initial reduction obligations for the phase-down of HFCs could be provided, at the earliest, five years prior to those obligations, after a country had ratified the Kigali Amendment and on the basis of guidelines to be approved in the future; (iv) Funding for stand-alone initial investment projects could be provided in accordance with the provisions of decision 79/45.
As part of this engagement, UNDP would like to engage a Senior Expert in Montreal Protocol Implementation – Customs to support the implementation of these enabling activities.
The Senior Expert is expected to be engaged by 3 September 2018 through a non-exclusive Framework Agreement formalized through an Individual Contract (IC). A Framework Agreement is known in UNDP as an agreement that establishes the terms, conditions and prices that will govern future engagement (Thru issuance of Purchase Order) arising from the said Agreement, which could be issued at any time within the duration of the IC.
It is important to note that, at the time of the issuance of the IC that serves as the Framework Agreement, both parties understand that no financial obligation or commitment is formed on the part of UNDP, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive (i.e., it does not prohibit UNDP from entering into another such framework agreement with another individual or entity). Financial commitments will only be established each time the services are requested within the scope of the IC, through the agreed triggering action or document (Purchase Order) that signals the commencement of an engagement.
This IC is intended for on-call intermittent engagement for a maximum of 240 working days spread over a period of 36 months (3 years). Any extension is subject to satisfactory performance review, project funding situation or other factors impacting the project operating environment.
Long Term Agreement Disclosure
UNDP at its own discretion showed interest to enter into a non-binding Framework/Long Term Agreement (LTA) as a result of this Individual Contract process under the following conditions:
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Expert will work with UNDP, and will guide other MPU (International and National) Experts serving the countries of Angola, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay,
1) Support the countries’ national ozone units to the identify enabling activities to fulfil their initial obligations with regard to HFC phase-down in line with the Kigali Amendment; Enabling activities could consist of, but were not limited to:
2) Assist the countries’ national ozone unit in the strengthening of the legal framework for the fulfilment of their Montreal Protocol obligations.
3) Reinforce the country’s Customs Agency to identify the necessary activities to fulfil their initial obligations with regard to HFC phase-down in line with the Kigali Amendment; could consist of, but were not limited to:
4) Support the ozone unit of each country in the preparation of a work plan to improve or build capacities for the implementation of the Kigali agreement.
The Contract (LTA) will enter into effect upon signature by both parties, expected for 2 (two) years of duration and can be extended up to 1 (one) additional period of 1 (one) year up to a maximum of 3 (three) years. With a total of 240 days over the entire duration of the contract.
Home based, with possible 5-day missions to Angola, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay, as mentioned in the Key Deliverables and detailed below.
?The consultant will receive payment based on his/her daily fees, for the maximum of 240 days under this assignment (including the additional period, if extended).
The candidate shall quote his/her services on a per diem amount basis or professional daily fees for services based on the deliverables identified below.
Mission-related expenses (TE, DSA and Airfare) will be paid by the Projects.
A Best value for Money approach will be used in the evaluation of the applicants and will lead to a combined score for technical capabilities and the financial offer.
A total contract value, which shall be based on the unit price agreed by UNDP and the individual, will be agreed by both parties that will sign the IC, and the said contract amount shall serve as the maximum cumulative value that UNDP will place over the duration of the IC.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Requirements:
Application Procedures (Instructions to Applicants)
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants submit the following documents:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal:
Only applicants who attain a score of 70% and above on the technical evaluation will be contacted and requested to submit a financial proposal.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points out of 100 points
Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education, relevant years of experience and language requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will be conducted by a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates (those that score at least 49 out of total 70 obtainable scores). The technical evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s).
Only applicants obtaining a minimum of 49 points on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Proposal (70 Points) 70% weight
Technical proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Financial evaluation (Weight 30%)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Financial Proposal (30% weight of combined score)
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment;
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Some travels to Dili, Timor-Leste (dates TBC) mentioned in the TOR are expected for this assignment;
Payments will be made upon satisfactory delivery of outputs, certification of payment form, and acceptance and confirmation by the Task Manager on outputs satisfactorily delivered.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form
Annex 2 - Financial Proposal Template
Annex 3 - IC Contract Template
Annex 4 – IC General Terms and Conditions