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Disaster Protection and Rescue Planning Expert
|Location :||home-based with travel to BIH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||October 2018 – March 2019 (approximately 55 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Disaster Protection and Rescue Planning Expert is to develop six practical manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters and review and update Protection and Rescue Plans of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj.
In detail consultant is expected to:
As mentioned, all relevant stakeholders at municipal level (civil protection units, police, medical services, firemen, municipal/city civil protection emergency headquarters, etc.) as well as higher level institutions (Ministry of Security of BiH, the Civil Protection Directorate of FBiH and the Civil Protection Directorate of RS) will be regularly consulted including through provision of comments to draft of Protection and Rescue Plans. Based on the received comments potential additional improvement of Protection and Rescue Plans will be conducted. Final Protection and Rescue Plans will be approved by relevant local stakeholders and UNDP.
All tasks will be done in close collaboration and support of local stakeholders and civil protection experts and UNDP. Draft and final versions of six manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters and Protection and Rescue Plans will be approved by relevant counterparts and UNDP. The duration of this task is estimated to be 55 working days including two missions to BiH within 6 months.
# Deliverables / outputs # of days per task Due date Percentage
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria Weight Max. Point
Financial, 30%, 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.