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International expert on implementation of SMART patrol system
|Location :||Based on desk work in home-country with four missions (two in 2019, two in 2020) to Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
|Application Deadline :||06-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||March 2019 to September 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||150 working days|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assists the host Government to implement a Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Full-Sized Project: “Sustainable natural resource use and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversity”.
Uzbekistan is globally and regionally important in terms of its biodiversity due to its location between the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian biogeographical regions. Its varying landscapes of high mountain ranges, wide steppes, deserts, riparian wetlands, and the Aral Sea has results in a wide diversity of habitats. UNDP, for many years, have supported the Government of Uzbekistan in tackling environmental challenges, including in the area of biodiversity.
UNDP/GEF and Republic of Uzbekistan project on “Sustainable natural resource use and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversity” will further support the country in addressing biodiversity conservation challenges, specifically with focusing on mountain ecosystems such as the western-most outliers of the western Tian Shan (Chatkal, Pskem, Ugam and Kuramin ranges) and Pamir-Alai (Gissar, Turkestan and Zaravshan ranges), which are home to the endangered snow leopard, and provide important habitat for its key prey species.
The project objective is ‘To enhance the conservation, and sustainable use, of natural resources in the biodiverse high-altitude mountain ecosystems of Uzbekistan’, and the project is structured into four components, with each component comprising a complementary suite of two to three outputs:
Duties and Responsibilities
Outputs and deliverables presumed under this assignment will be performed in close collaboration and coordination with the Project Manager, project Field Coordinator on Protected Areas as well as local/national government agencies.
It is expected that to implement the set tasks, an international expert will actively involve in its work advisory national organizations, including NGOs and national specialists.
The International expert on implementation of SMART patrol system will bear responsibility for the following project outputs and will undertake the following functions:
Situational analysis and smart patrol system development.
Smart patrol system should include the following, apart from others:
9. Develop the respective list of necessary equipment (hardware) with detailed technical specifications for the selected smart patrol system.
10. Develop technical specifications for organization and work of the smart patrol center.
11. Provide the relevant software for the smart patrol system which is adapted to local conditions (interface language, cartographic materials, etc.), including development of an application for the GPS-enabled data collection devices to capture the spatial and attribute data collected by patrolling rangers.
12. Develop the detailed training programmes:
13. Develop detailed plan of smart patrol system work at least during project life-cycle (on reporting, conducting analysis, dissemination of practices, etc.).
14. Develop financial plans on smart patrol implementation and its maintenance for long-term conditions and sustainability.
Introduction and implementation of the smart patrol system.
Recommendations and further actions.
Based on the monitoring and analysis of introduced smart patrol system performance:
Work planning and progress reporting
Required Skills and Experience
Interested candidates need to apply online at www.jobs.undp.org and upload requested documents (Technical Proposal/Methodology, CV/P11 form, Offeror’s Letter of confirmation and Financial Proposal) in Part 6 of Procurement Notice no later than end of March 06, 2019 (New York time). Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
Deatiled Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, Confirmation of availability and Financial Proposal form can be reviewed and dowloaded a the UNDP Procurment Notices Board following the link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=53497 .
Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (March 06, 2019) will not be given consideration. Failure to submit the Financial Proposal by the deadline or without reference to the subject above will result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about UNDP Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.uz.undp.org UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
Requests for clarification must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. UNDP shall endeavor to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary.
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.