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Project Engineer - Individual Consultant (Nationals/Residents of British Virgin Islands Only)
|Location :||Road Town, Tortola, VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK)|
|Application Deadline :||07-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
On September 6, 2017, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) suffered extensive damage and widespread devastation from the passage of Hurricane Irma (HI). The territory was further impacted by hurricane Maria (HM) on September 20, 2017. No section of the economy has been spared from the devastation. Essential services such as health, social services, telecommunications, electricity, water, sewerage and waste systems have been and continue to be severely compromised.
The Government of the Virgin Islands (GOVI) formally applied to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for financing for a project to assist in the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction of social and economic infrastructure to overcome the cumulative damaging effects of floods, HI and HM.
The scope of the Project includes, among other things, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of critical social and economic infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewerage, docks, schools, education and other public buildings. Information and Communication Technology Equipment for various sectors and school supplies are also included in the scope, along with the provision of technical assistance (TA) for a climate risk and vulnerability assessment and design and contract supervision services, along with psychosocial support to targeted groups.
Implementation of the Project is led by a Project Coordinator (PC) assigned by the Projects Unit in the Ministry of Finance. Oversight of the recovery activities is being provided by a multi-sectoral Recovery Task Force (RTF) which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office.
To support the PC and the Projects Unit, initial project management support is provided to GOVI through an Implementation Support Team (IST) established with technical professionals assigned from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNDP proposes to engage the services of an Individual Consultant – Project Engineer to provide additional support to the IST in engineering/project management aspects of the project and to support the timely implementation of the CDB RRL projects.
The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the IST in ensuring a resilient recovery effort and long-term sustainable development, through effective implementation of the Caribbean Development Bank-funded Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan (RRL).
The Consultant will report directly to the Head of Project Office in the UNDP IST, BVI, to provide updates on the status of the work and seek inputs or clarifications, and will be responsible for technical supervision, project management, contract administration and quality assurance activities related to the technical/engineering aspects of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
In line with the relevant policies and procedures of CDB applicable to the Project, the Project Engineer will support the IST in the effective implementation of the project through the following non-exhaustive activities:
Field visits and assessment of construction interventions:
Support for the oversight of the specialist consultants and TA consultants, including:
Support for the selection and engagement of contractors / suppliers and oversight of the construction works, supply of goods and services, including:
Supporting national institutions and partners through technical assistance and provision of quality assurance:
Strengthening national capacities, improvement of data management and training:
Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning;
Any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit;
The Consultant will submit the following deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Application Submission process:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. 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 evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Criteria of desk review:
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (70 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (100 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 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
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 supervised by the Head of Project Office in the UNDP IST, BVI.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
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.