Local Consultant – Server maintenance/GIS expert

Application Deadline :11-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :March 2019 - April 2020


The purpose of this project is to transfer technologies for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin, UNDP, BiH to enable the communities of the Vrbas basin to adapt to flood risk through the transfer of adaptation technologies for climate resilient flood management,   upgrade and rehabilitation of the hydrometric monitoring network, development of a flood forecasting system and early warning system, development of emergency response plans, and provision of training in flood-specific civil protection.   Importantly, the project will provide targeted training on climate-induced FRM to over 100 practitioners and decisions makers and will develop an institutional capacity development plan for the long-term development of capability and capacity in Flood Risk Management (FRM).  The project will work closely with affected communities to introduce climate resilient community-based non-structural measures and provide training to local communities in climate resilient FRM. This will include the introduction of agro-forestry, community-based early warning systems, reforestation and introduction of financial instruments such as index-based flood insurance and credit deference schemes as a means of compensating for flood damages for agriculture.

The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure data server functionality, safety and ensure data flow and support updates.

The overall objective of this assignment is to perform maintenance of Project's data base server including data and tools, GIS maps and models, PGIS and hydrometric data flow applications.

Also, the GIS expert implements measures to ensure data integrity over the entire life-cycle of the information system (data collection, validation, security, archive, documentation, etc.). The consultant is expected to provide a minimum of 20 hours per month for the site maintenance and administrative support.

Duties and Responsibilities

The expert should work in consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager (PM). Specifically, his\her responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

  • Provide service of Project's server data base maintenance throughout the project;
  • Ensuring functionality of all existing tools and databases;
  • Assist with content update and content management problems;
  • At the end of the contract the vendor will provide support to complete migration of the platform to UNDP servers or to an identified partner;
  • Providing progress reports to the PM.


The Consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

  1. Project's server data base maintenance, updates management and content functionality (for the period of April 2019-Dec. 2019) - minimum 22 days, end of December 2019, 50%;
  2. Project's server data base maintenance, updates management and content functionality (for the period of January 2020-April. 2020); Platform migration to UNDP servers or to an identified partner; Final consultancy report describing the process, methodology used, major deliverables and lessons learned - minimum 10 days, 30 April 2020, 50%.


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 favouritism;
  • 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;
  • Client orientation: Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with national partners and stakeholders and pro-activeness in identifying of beneficiaries and partners’ needs and matching them to appropriate solutions.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • Advanced degree in natural/engineering;
  • PhD will be considered as an asset;


  • Minimum 5 (five) years of professional experience in GIS data base management;
  • Good and proven experience in various software usage (at least one open source GIS);
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant water management requirements in field of spatial data usage and management;
  • Knowledge of the institutional arrangements in BiH;
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
  • Experience with GEF/donor funded projects should be considered an asset;

Languages Requirements:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in natural/engineering (PhD will be considered as an asset) - Weight: 50%, Maximum points: 50;
  • Previous experience in conducting similar assignments - Weight: 50%, Maximum points: 50;

Technical Evaluation:

  • Qualification Score - Weight: 20%, Maximum points: 20;
  • Professional experience in GIS data base management and various software usage (at least one open source GIS) - Weight:40%, Maximum points: 40;
  • Previous experience and understanding of relevant water management requirements in field of spatial data usage and management - Weight:40%, Maximum points: 40;

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Final 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. Proposal:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;

2. 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);

3. Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects, and email, telephone and any other contact details for references;

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.

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


  • 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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