GIS & CAD Specialist for North-East cluster


Location : BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :11-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :March - November 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :Maximum 40 expert days

Background

Financed by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project is a 12-year intervention in the domain of local governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project’s overall goal is defined as follows: Local governments, assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance, apply sound public policy and performance management systems, and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to economic and environmental sectors. The expected concrete improvements the Project will contribute to are clustered in three outcomes, as follows:

  • Outcome 1: Supported local governments apply effective development management systems characterized by stronger oversight of the legislative and greater accountability towards the citizens.
  • Outcome 2: Citizens and businesses in target localities benefit from good quality services provided by LGs in the economic and environmental sectors.
  • Outcome 3: Improved regulatory framework at higher and local government levels and pro-active

The Project’s territorial focus is on the North-West part of the country (including Una-Sana Canton and Prijedor region) and the North-East region (the wider Doboj-Tuzla area), covering 18 partner local governments (LGs): Bihac, Bosanska Krupa, Cazin, Doboj, Gracanica, Gradacac, Gradiška, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tešanj, Teslic, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce.

The Project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the FBiH Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, the Ministry for Administration and Local Self-Government of Republika Srpska (RS), the RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and both entity Associations of Municipalities and Cities (AMCs).

The main objective of the consultancy is to provide „on sight” field support and training in partner Water Utility Companies (WUCs), with focus on: mapping of water supply and wastewater infrastructure; transfer of existing CAD (drawings) objects into GIS software environment used in WUCs; and further development of water supply and wastewater GIS with the delegated WUC staff. In that regard, the MEG Project will recruit a GIS & CAD Specialist for North East Cluster of partner LGs (hereinafter: the Consultant).  

Additionally, specific support will be provided to LG representatives responsible for communal affairs, and cadaster management within the Project partner LGs. The consultancy envisages provision of one central presentation tailored to LG needs, addressing potentials for harmonization and further integration of the GIS used in the LG cadaster department and GIS used in the WUCs. Also, usage of the GIS as a tool for improvement of the LG performance shall be addressed in the presentation.

Travel requirement: (Doboj, Kalesija, Prnjavor, Teslic, Tešanj, Tuzla, Žepce)


Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy will provide expert support and staff training to ensure development of GIS&CAD for water supply and wastewater networks of seven (7) WUCs following MEG partner LGs – Doboj, Kalesija, Prnjavor, Teslic, Tešanj, Tuzla and Žepce, in line with the below specified needs:

  • Vodovod A.D. Doboj (5 days):  

    • Support for mapping of water supply network objects (house connections) and improvement of existing layers functionalities;
    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology. 
  • JP ViK Kalesija (5 days):

    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology.
  • KP Vodovod A.D. Prnjavor (5 days):

    •  Support for mapping of water supply network objects (house connections) and improvement of existing layers functionalities;
    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology;
    • Short training of employees for on-site mapping activities.
  • JP Rad d.d. Tešanj (5 days):

    • Support for improvement existing layers functionalities and integration of layers;
    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology.
  • PKD Rad A.D.  Teslic (5 days):

    • Support for mapping of water supply network objects (house connections) and improvement of existing layers functionalities;
    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology.
  • JKP ViK d.o.o. Tuzla (5 days):

    •  Support preparation of more complex queries using MapBasic tool for MapInfo software;
    • Support preparation of network topology and thematic maps in MapInfo environment;
    • Support for migration of data from existing “temporary” software to the new software;
    • Support for improvement Web GIS internal portal.
  • JP Komunalno Žepce (5 days):

    • Support for mapping of water supply network objects (house connections) and improvement of existing layers functionalities;
    • Support transfer/conversion of existing CAD drawings to GIS Environment (QGIS/EDAMS);
    • Support preparation of queries and network topology.
  • 7 WUCs + Select LGs: (3 days)

    • Design and delivery of one-day presentation for selected LG representatives on GIS development as tool for performance improvements and on potentials of integration of GIS developed in the LG cadaster department and in WUCs;

The entire service will be delivered in the languages of BiH peoples. The expected timeframe for delivery of the service is from March to November 2019.

More specifically, the Consultant will be expected to perform the following tasks:

Task 1 – Technical assistance and support to the public water utilities in project partner LGs

In agreement with the Project staff, the Consultant will provide the following technical assistance:

  • Support further development of water supply and wastewater infrastructure objects mapping (like fittings, equipment, facilities, chambers and other), using formerly defined layers, graphic data and descriptive-attribute data, all in agreement with the delegated WUC staff. This support is expected to be a combination of own work on mapping, to be combined with presenting way of work to local delegated staff whose capacities have to be enhanced during the process, and hands-on support to the same delegated staff who will follow the same described mapping procedure.
  • Where needed, support transfer of existing CAD (drawing) objects into GIS software environment used in the water utility, in most cases QGIS or Edams.
  • Support further development of water supply and wastewater GIS, all in agreement with the delegated WUC staff. This support is expected to be a combination of own work on GIS development (defining attributes of drawing elements and inserting data to those, preparing targeted queries, network topologies and similar - all aimed at effective use of developed maps and the whole GIS as decision support for the quality performance management), to be combined with presenting way of work to local delegated staff whose capacities have to be enhanced during the process, and hands-on support to the same delegated local staff who will follow the same described GIS development procedure.

In addition, the Consultant will:

  • Provide regular combined bi-monthly reports to the Project informing about the progress achieved under this task. These reports will clearly identify completed activities, risks, suggestions for improvement, and other relevant details;
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports, as requested by the Project.

The MEG Project will provide the Consultant with exact location of each site, relevant technical documentation, as well as contact data of relevant stakeholders.

It is envisaged that this task will be delivered during the period of March – November 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 37 expert days.

Task 2 – Tailor-made GIS presentation to LG representatives from NE Cluster

In order to facilitate improved cooperation between LGs and their WUCs when it comes to cadaster functionalities, the Consultant will deliver a tailored presentation to the LGs on potentials for harmonization and further integration of the GIS used in the LG cadaster department and GIS used in the WUCs. The Consultant will cover the usage of the GIS as a tool for improvement of the overall LG performance. This one-day presentation will be agreed with the MEG project team and will take place in one of the following locations: Doboj, Gracanica or Tuzla.

This task is to be completed by the end of October 2019 and the estimated level of effort for this task will not exceed 3 expert days.

Deliverables/outputs:

Task 1 – Technical assistance and support to the public water utilities in project partner LGs:   

  • Completed on-site visits and support to two (2) water utility companies and prepared a combined bi-monthly progress report. Report approved by the MEG Project - 10 days,  May 31, 2019, 25.00%;
  • Completed on-site visits and support to three (3) water utility companies and prepared a combined bi-monthly progress report. Report approved by the MEG Project - 16 days July 31, 2019, 40.00%;
  • Completed on-site visits and support to two (2) water utility companies and prepared two combined bi-monthly progress reports. Reports approved by the MEG Project - 11 days November 30, 2019, 27.50%;

Task 2 – Tailor-made GIS presentation to LG representatives from NE Cluster:   

  • Prepared and delivered a one-day presentation to LG representatives from the NE Cluster - 3 days, October 31, 2019, 7.50%.


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Demonstrates professional competence to meet responsibilities and post requirements and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Results-Orientation: Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals, generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
  • Communication: Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match target audiences;
  • Team work: Ability to interact, establish and maintain effective working relations with a culturally diverse team;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • University degree in civil, mechanical, IT, electrical, environmental or other related engineering area;
  • Valid certificates or professional accreditation related to the proposed CAD and GIS platforms.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the field of CAD and GIS development;
  • Proven experience in capacity building and technical assistance projects in the water supply and wastewater sector, with a particular focus on water utilities' CAD and GIS; 
  • Experience in provision of technical assistance to public institutions in the area od CAD and/or GIS development;
  • Proven training and group facilitation skills;

Languages Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in in the official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in English.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications) and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource.

Shortlisting/ Qualification Criteria:

  • University degree in civil, mechanical, IT, electrical, environmental or other related engineering area - Weight: max 15 points (10 points allocated for BA/BSc degree; + 2 points for MSc/MA; + 3 points for PhD).
  • Valid certificates or professional accreditation related to the proposed CAD and GIS platforms - Weight:  max 15 points;

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 24 points will be considered for Technical Evaluation.

Technical Evaluation:

  • Proven training and group facilitation skills - Weight: 7%, Maximum points: 7;
  • Relevant experience in the field of CAD and GIS development - Weight: 24.5%, Maximum points: 24.5;
  • Experience in capacity building and technical assistance projects in the water supply and wastewater sector, with a particular focus on water utilities' CAD and GIS - Weight: 24.5%, MAximum points: 24.5;
  • Experience in provision of technical assistance to public institutions in the area od CAD and/or GIS development - Weight:14%, Maximum points: 14;

Financial criteria: Weight:30%, Maximum points: 30;

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

  • Rating based on Qualifications - 30%;
  • Rating based on Technical criteria - 70%.

Evaluation

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

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:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:

  1. Cover letter with information on why you are qualified for the position you are applying for.
  2. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  3. Completed and signed the Offeror’s template Confirming Interest and Availability (please follow the link: https://popp.undp.org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/UNDP_POPP_DOCUMENT_LIBRARY/Public/PSU_%20Individual%20Contract_Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx&action=default);
  4. Financial proposal which will separately specify professional fee, indicating number of anticipated working days, travel costs (air-ticket or use of private vehicle), living allowance, and all other applicable costs.
  5. Copies of valid certificates or professional accreditation related to the proposed CAD and GIS platforms.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


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.


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