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Expert for development of disaster management training for mayors and municipal HQ and simulation exercise
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||November 2018 - June 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 25 working days|
Development losses caused by disasters as well as population and GDP exposure to hazards are continuously being increased in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The country is exposed to various hazards, with most common ones being earthquakes, floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, landslides and man-made hazards with climate change forecasts predicting an acceleration of extreme weather phenomena. Numerous challenges the country faced after the war, combined with political deadlocks and weak economic situation, resulted in non-prioritization of disaster risk reduction (DRR). This lead not only to weak general capacities of civil protection but also to unabsorbing of improvements and new approaches in dealing with disaster risks. Today, disasters in the country range from high-frequency small disasters to devastating events such as May 2014 floods that caused total of 2 billion EUR losses and damages.
In this context, aim of Increasing Resilience of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj Project is to raise disaster risk management capacities of three beneficiary municipalities by addressing already identified shortcomings of the DRR system. This is primarily related to updating and improving Protection and Rescue Plans at the local level along with development of detailed manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters and training of all personnel relevant for the response at the local level including leadership of the local community. All this will be based on advanced risk assessments that are introducing latest progress in the field by using innovative technologies and vulnerability data. Project is supported by Czech Republic and implemented by UNDP.
Objective of this assignment is to design and deliver standardized emergency management training for municipality leadership (mayors and municipal/city civil protection emergency headquarters) and design and conduct simulation exercise in the form of table top exercise (TTX) for 3 beneficiary municipalities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Expert for development of disaster management training for mayors and municipal HQ and simulation exercise is to design standardized 2-day emergency management training for municipality leadership (mayors and municipal/city civil protection emergency headquarters) and deliver one training to leadership of three beneficiary municipalities (Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj) and design and conduct simulation exercise in the form of table top exercise (TTX) for 3 beneficiary municipalities.
The consultant will be expected to achieve following deliverables:
In detail consultant is expected to:
All tasks will be done in close collaboration and support of local stakeholders and civil protection experts and UNDP. Draft and final versions of standardized 2-day emergency management training and TTX scenario will be approved by relevant counterparts and UNDP. The duration of this task is estimated to be 25 working days including three mission to BiH within 8 months.
 DRAS https://dras.undp.ba/ DRAS is software developed by UNDP for local level risk assessments that enables freely accessible hazard data to citizens to increase disaster risk awareness as well as spatial risk assessments combining hazard, land use and vulnerability data for decision makers.
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Financial criteria: Weight: 30%, Maximum points: 30;
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points for technical criteria assessment would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
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.