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Field Engineer (2 Vacancies) - Sri Lankan Nationals only
|Location :||Anuradhapura, Vavunia, Trincomalee / Puttalam & Kurunegala, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE) with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Department of National Planning (NPD), Ministry Irrigation and Water Management (MIWM) Ministry of Agriculture (MA), Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply and Ministry of Disaster Management, secured financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to implement a USD 38.1 million project aimed at strengthening the resilience of Smallholder farmers in the dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events.
This Project will support the Government to implement integrated solutions to water management in three river basins in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. The Project aims to achieve higher levels of food, livelihoods and water security for flood and drought affected poor communities. GCF resources will be invested in improving access to irrigation and eco-system based agricultural practices, improved community managed drinking water infrastructure, scaling up decentralized drinking water systems and strengthening early warning, forecasting and climate advisories to protect farmers, particularly women from climate related impacts.
The Project will benefit 750,000 people living in the three river basins directly through investments in irrigation, drinking water and disaster risk management. Moreover, around 770,000 people living in these districts will indirectly benefit from the project interventions in capacities and early warning systems. Under this Project, which will be implemented from 2017 to 2024 UNDP will work with a number of government institutions to deliver the Project outputs and activities and measures its impacts.
The Project covers three key components:
Under the Component 02 of the Project, following key activities have been identified:
(These outputs have been rationally allocated to the 07 districts while in the first phase of the Project the work is implemented in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Vavuniya districts while in the second phase of the Project the work will be implemented in Trincomalee, Mannar and Polonnaruwa.)
The Project implementation modality includes a Project Management Unit established under the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the Project Director, Deputy Project Director, Project Accountant and other project staff. UNDP as the responsible party for Project assurance will provide technical assistance to implement the Project. Under this, the service of a team of technical specialists will be provided by UNDP to facilitate the implementation of the Project. Further, a national level technical advisory committee will be established to obtain specialist’s advice to ensure integrated approach for climate resilient water management.
An important outcome expected from the Project’s interventions is an empowered farmer community who will manage their water and other natural resources using the cascade as the management unit. For this purpose, the Project plans to develop cascade water user organizations, whose responsibilities include, inter-alia, the management and allocation of water within a cascade in an equitable manner. Given the increased uncertainty of weather patterns, this is extremely important to mitigate both the droughts and the floods.
The Field Engineers for drinking water sector will be a part of the UNDP’s technical team for Project implementation on Component 02 of the Project; i.e. Investments to increase access to and quality of drinking water in remote and rural areas through a multi-pronged partnership approach aiming sustainability of the programme.
Scope and Objectives:
The main objective of the assignment is to directly execute and implement the technical work in the field in consultation with other Responsible Parties in Component 2 of the Project; in the selected 07 Project Districts; namely;
to implement the Component 2 on Drinking Water Supply of the CRIWMP.
The Field Engineer will also be part of the UNDP’s technical team in the field for Project implementation and is responsible for executing, implementing, coordinating, liaising, monitoring and reporting of the work implemented by the above parties in the responsible Project Districts.
The Project Outputs under the Component 2: Drinking Water Supply includes;
These outputs have been rationally allocated to the 07 districts while in the first phase of the Project the work is implemented in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Vavuniya districts in Year 2018 and in Trincomalee district from Year 2019.
The project has already mobilized a consultancy firm to carry out the Feasibility Studies, Detailed Designs, Procurement Documents and Construction Supervision Work of the New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems and Water Purification and Treatment Systems to Existing Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems. The Field Engineer is also expected to work together with these consultants to achieve the planned outputs.
Duties and Responsibilities
New Community Managed Rural Water Supply Systems
Water Purification and Treatment Systems to Schools and Health Centers
Rainwater Harvesting and Recharging Systems
Output (a) New Community water supply projects;
Output (b) Advanced Treatment/ Filtration Systems: Large - For Existing RWS Schemes;
Output (c) Advanced Treatment/ Filtration Systems: Small for Hospitals & Schools;
Output (d) Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Deliverable 01 – Inception report about the ground situation identifying the issues and challenges and proposing suitable remedial actions to address the identified issues and challenges
Deliverable 02 – Report on finalize locations for small filters, conduct water quality tests and carryout social and technical feasibility to install and operate the outputs planned for 2018.
Deliverable 03 – Progress Report on final beneficiary selection on rainwater harvesting tanks
Deliverable 04 – Progress Report on installation of advanced filtering systems for the existing Rural Water Schemes
Deliverables 05 – Progress Report on installed and commissioned of Rain Water harvesting Tanks with relevant completion documentation. (370 in Vavuniya, 290 in Puttalam, 320 in Kurunegala, 300 in Trincomalee and 140 in Anuradhapura.),
Deliverables 06 – Report on locations to be identified in consultation with Responsible Parties for 38 small advanced treatment/ filtration facilities planned to be installed in Hospitals & Schools in selected locations (13 in Vavuniya, 11 in Kurunegala, 09 in Anuradhapura and 05 in Trincomalee ).
Deliverables 07 – Work completion reports on commissioning of advanced filtering systems of existing RWS
Deliverables 08 – Progress report on construction of 11 new Rural Water Schemes.
Deliverables 09 – Progress report on selection and finalizing of locations and water sources for New Rural Water Schemes planned for 2019
Deliverables 10 – work completion reports commissioning of small and advanced fileting systems planned for 2019
The Consultant Profile
The successful candidate will have a background in engineering, with strong communication/writing skills and an interest to work in rural water supply sector in Sri Lanka
Required Skills and Experience
Basic Degree in Civil Engineering or Equivalent qualifications with at least 02 years experience in Water Supply or other related fields.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please access UNDP Jobs site http://jobs.undp.org .
The application should contain:
• Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position;
• Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combination of factors including CV, interview and financial proposal, and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP will be selected;
• Please send the Financial Proposal separately (Annex-A) Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability, to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org stating the vacancy number/position in the subject line.
All Inclusive lump sum Fee: LKR (___________________________________)
Amount in words:
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on carry out the duties/responsibilities i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee”. The financial proposal should include his/her consultancy and professional fee, honorarium, communication cost such as telephone/internet usage, printing cost, return travel from home to office, ad-hoc costs, stationery costs, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. The UNDP will only pay for travel and accommodation outside the Duty Station outside of this TOR on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials.
For an Individual Consultant who is of 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided.Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above.
The application should contain:
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
Payments will be based on milestones certified by the Technical Advisor – CRIWMP and payment Milestones will be as follows:
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
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.