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National Expert for Laboratories Management Systems Capacity Building
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||24 Sep– 14 Dec 2018 (up to 40 work days)|
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 overarching goal of the Russian Federation-UNDP Trust Fund for Development(UNDP-RTF) Regional Project is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by promoting energy efficiency (EE) in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), namely Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, through realization of energy saving potential in lighting, household appliances and engineering equipment of buildings.
To achieve the said goal, the following complex measures are implemented:
The project will focus largely on capacity development and assisting governments, standardization institutions, manufacturing, distributing, retail, consumer and environmental stakeholders in the EEU region to implement the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures available. The project covers country components for Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the regional component for all four participating countries. The project will be implemented by UNDP through DIM modality. The UNDP CO in Armenia as Lead Country is in charge of overall project implementation, whereas the UNDP CO in Kyrgyzstan is in charge of the national component implementation.
One of key projects’ interventions is support for establishment and further development of the system of energy consuming appliances testing laboratories in the project partner countries in light of development of common energy efficiency regulatory framework in the EAEU. The developed system of testing laboratories is an effective supporting tool for promoting of energy efficient appliances in the EAEU market as well as for setting of regulatory mechanisms to protect the market against low efficiency equipment. The support for establishment of testing laboratories in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan is envisaged through the relevant national Project components. After consultations with the key national stakeholders the following priorities for testing capacities development in Armenia were defined: i) lighting devices photometrical laboratory to check compliance with the requirements of Eurasian Economic Union’s Technical Regulation “On Energy Efficiency” and ii) mobile laboratory to check street lighting project’s compliance with the relevant national norms and regulations.
The project implemented a capacity assessment of potential partner laboratories to reveal the major gaps in quality and competitiveness of the testing services they provide. The findings have elicited the insufficiency in management systems and the consequent necessity to ensure their proper implementation and timely maintenance – in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 «General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories» standard (hereafter ISO/IEC 17025 standard). Thus, among other capacity building measures, the Project now focuses on supporting the selected partner laboratories in implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 standard’s requirements. The support will be provided via targeted engagement of both international and local expertise.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall supervision of the Climate Change Programme Coordinator, under coordination of the Project Task Leader and in close cooperation with the International Expert on Support to Development of Energy Appliances Testing Laboratory Network (hereafter Laboratories Development Expert) the incumbent will be responsible for provision of professional expertise to the Project in support of project partner laboratories (i.e. a photometric and a mobile lighting laboratory) to improve the existing management systems to assure full compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
The incumbent will perform the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
NDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
Note: The candidate is requested to provide lump sum price proposal for the task based on daily consultancy fee for his/her services.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).