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International Consultant – Project Management and Livelihoods Specialist (PML Specialist)
|Location :||Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
As a result of the Rohingya refugee influx to Bangladesh, the population of two Upazilas (sub district) of Ukhia and Teknaf in the southern part of Cox’s Bazar has risen to around 1.5 million people. This has strongly contributed to existing health and environment challenges, including underfunded and under resourced solid waste management (SWM) services. It is estimated that over 10,000 ton or around 22,000 cubic meter of waste per month is generated in the two Upazilas which do not have a functioning SWM system. This amounts to a football field fully covered in a 2-meter-high pile of waste every month.
Solid waste discarded by refugee and host community households, markets both inside and outside the camps, and resulting from the distribution of humanitarian support at random sites lacking management and disposal, is likely to lead to outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, diarrhea and malaria. Environmentally, uncontrolled solid waste will also cause contamination to surface and groundwater sources. The situation will deteriorate in the cyclone and monsoon season.
UNDP with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) is implementing a project called Sustainable Solid Waste Management. This project is a response to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and the pressing SWM needs both in the host communities and refugee camps. It consists of quick impact activities that aim to prevent critical public health problems and environmental issues and follow by setting up a system/network to maintain the cleanliness of the coverage areas, development of SWM facilities as well as incorporating other aspects of SWM such as waste recycling, government capacity building, public campaign and contingency planning.
In the other hand, the increased amount of solid waste is giving an opportunity to the people and local market in the recycling business. The bigger volume of recycled material has become a potential asset for this business. However, in reality the business is struggling to grow due to several issues.
To determine the comprehensive situation and identifying the bottle-neck, UNDP has conducted a value chain analysis in SWM livelihoods in this region as well as a framework for sustainable waste management livelihoods to be implemented by international or local NGOs.
To be able to implement the SWM livelihood program, there is a need to add a strong guidance on the implementing partners, local government, private sector and communities in how to re-establish and increase local recycling schemes that benefit the environment and provides local income generation.
In addition to this, the project requires a general management support and capacity building of the National team for them to take it over after the next half year.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of this assignment is to provide overall coordination of the project management and a quick-start-up of the project implementation, as well as building capacity of the national team to take over of the project after 6 months.
The PML Specialist will work under the overall guidance of the Head of Sub-Office, and direct supervision of the Program Management Adviser and will closely work with the National solid waste management specialist, UNDP Cox’s Bazar.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UNDP Cox’s Bazar Program Management Adviser, the PML Specialist will be responsible for the quick start and implementation of the project, including the livelihood strategy for the duration of 6 months. He/she will:
SUPERVISION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:
The consultant will report to the Programme Management Advisor, UNDP Cox’s Bazar. He/she will also closely coordinate tasks with Country Office, as necessary.
TIMEFRAME AND DEADLINES:
The duration of the assignment will be 132 Days over a period of six months.
The Consultant will prepare and submit the above-mentioned documents during the assignment period.
The Consultant will use his/her own personal equipment. UNDP will provide a UNDP e-mail address. UNDP will provide office space.
Travel and DSA:
No DSA will be paid at the duty station. As such, DSA will only be provided for travel outside Cox’s Bazar. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station not required by the Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UNDP’s expenses and the individual contractor shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).
The duty station for this post is Cox’s Bazar.
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
• Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior members of national institutions;
• Excellent written communication skills, with analytical capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis for the project evaluation.
• Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
• Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
• Good team player who has ability to maintain good relationships.
Required Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Action/ Participation and Local Policies; or Development Studies or in closely related field.
Strong written and spoken English; knowledge of local language is an asset.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages-
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. Lodging, meals and transport cost for field visit related to this assignment will be paid by the project as per UN standard.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel and DSA:
No DSA will be paid at the duty station. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station not required by the Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UNDP’s expenses and the individual contractor shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below.
The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.
Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one 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.
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.