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National Consultant – Mosul Dam
|Location :||Baghdad, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||20-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 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
Since its construction in early eighties, the Mosul Dam has been the largest water infrastructure in Iraq which was designed to protect downstream population from seasonal flooding, store water, generate electricity, and supply water to address irrigation needs. The risks of Mosul dam failure posed significant threats to the vulnerable population in the downstream. In response to the urgent need for people’ safety and awareness on the risks of Mosul Dam (MD), UNDP has been supporting the Government of Iraq for emergency preparedness and risks awareness of the vulnerable population along the Tigris Flood path. With technical support from UNDP, the Government of Iraq has mobilized concrete actions in setting up an Emergency Alert and Communication System to safeguard the vulnerable population with alert/warning notification and clear and easily understandable massaging across the key Government institutions and to the affected population.
There is an expressed need by the Government of Iraq for a comprehensive national as well as Governorate level preparedness and response plan, and UNDP has been requested to provide expert technical support for the proposed national response plan for Mosul dam under the overall guidance of the PM-NOC, Government of Iraq. In doing so, UNDP has engaged key national experts and officials from the Civil Defense and the relevant ministries and institutions as well as high-risk Governorates to review the existing plans and to agree on a unified response plan with clear division of shared responsibilities that can potentially deliver the emergency services in a coordinated way. Major Government partners such as the specialized UN agencies, international NGOs and Donors has been consulted, engaged and involved in the planning process and remained vital contributor to the entire preparedness and response activities.
To support effective implementation, UNDP urgently requires to hire a short-term national expert in Baghdad who will coordinate and facilitate with the project partners and accomplish time-bound and targeted results during Oct-Dec 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
Scope of Work:
Scope of Work for the Facilitator
Under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Manager, EECC and project manager, and direct supervision of the project manager, the National Consultant will coordinate with the stakeholders in the central government and the Governorate of Baghdad and provide technical support in accomplishing following tasks:
Expected Outputs, Deliverables and Timelines:
The consultant is required to be on board from 1st October 2018. He/she will be required to produce a list of deliverables by 15 Dec 2018
PERIOD: 01 October – 31 December 2018 (3 Months)
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 consultant will coordinate with the national stakeholders and provide technical support in accomplishing the above deliverables according to timeline
Duration of the Work:
01 October – 31 December 2018 (3 Months)
The assignment is to be carried out in Baghdad. The consultant needs to manage local travel by his own means.
Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in development discipline preferably in science background.
Years of experience:
At least 15 years’ experience of proven record with increasingly roles and responsibilities with a minimum of 5 years’ of senior rank in government bureaucracy.
2 Skills and Experience:
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee, shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables.
The payment will be made on monthly basis. (22 day per month) for the period 1 October – 31 Dec 2018.
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
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV]:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
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.