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Consultant for improvement of processes and procedures associated with issuing construction related permits on local level
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||April - December 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 20 consultant days|
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:
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).
This consultancy will take place within the Project’s economic development component, seeking to contribute to improvements in local business environment and economic governance in partner LGs.
The purpose of the consultancy is to improve selected LGs’ procedures and practices of issuing construction-related permits, addressing issues that may hinder new investments and economic growth.
The objective of the assignment will be to follow up on achieved improvements and to provide additional analytical and expert technical assistance (TA) to selected partner LGs, related to establishing/improving work of municipal one-stop shops and implementation of the MEG project developed Monitoring model (hereinafter: the Monitoring model), as well as all actions relevant for efficient business-enabling infrastructure for issuing construction-related permits.
Travel will be required to:
 Bihac, Gradacac, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce.
Duties and Responsibilities
Activities under this ToR continue to support partner LGs in upgrading their processes and procedures for issuing construction-related permits. Implementation of the Monitoring model and municipal one-stop shops will be supported through specific TA provided by the Consultant.
The Consultant will provide support to selected LGs to:
More specifically, the Consultant will have to complete the following task:
Task 1: Deliver TA related to establishment/functioning of one-stop shops and implementation of the Monitoring model
As the basis for his/her work, the Consultant will become familiar with the relevant findings, recommendations and results of the TA provided on improvement of processes and procedures for issuing construction-related permits, implementation of the Monitoring model, as well as the progress made during 2017 and 2018. All these inputs will be provided by the MEG project team. The Consultant is expected to:
As a precursor to this task, the Consultant is expected to submit a detailed work plan that has to be endorsed by the MEG team before the commencement of the TA.
The tailored TA will be provided through direct contacts with relevant representatives of target LGs and/or through electronic communication (e-mail, Skype).
It is envisaged that this task will be delivered by end-November 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 18 expert days.
Task 2: Prepare mid-term and final Report
The Consultant will provide two reports during the tenure of this consultancy - one mid-term and one final report on tailored TA provided to the selected LGs.
The mid-term Report will contain minimum following information, but not be limited to:
The mid-term Report will be prepared and submitted by the end of August 2019.
The final Report on tailored TA provided to the selected LGs under Task 1, will contain minimum following information, but not be limited to:
Final report will be prepared and submitted by mid-December 2019.
It is envisaged that the level of effort for this task will not exceed 2 expert days.
Task 1: Deliver TA related to establishment/functioning of One-stop shops and implementation of developed Monitoring model:
Task 2: Prepare mid-term and final Reports:
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Financial criteria: Weight: 30%, Maximum points: 30.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
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:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
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.
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.