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Technical Advisor, Marine Protected Areas Project Djibouti
|Location :||Home Base with missions to Djibouti, DJIBOUTI|
|Application Deadline :||15-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 Working days|
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.
The Republic of Djibouti is a small coastal country in the Horn of Africa, with a total area of 23,200 km2, a coastline of 372 km and an area of 7,200 km². Djibouti’s economy depends largely on its service sector (76.3% of GDP) linked to the country’s strategic position as a deep-water port at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. In recent years, driven by the vision to make the country a platform for commercial and logistical services for the Horn of Africa, the government has begun to undertake extensive projects to develop port, rail and road infrastructure to increase access to markets in the region. While the Government of Djibouti has invested in the protection of some of its unique marine habitats that are rich biodiversity, these achievements may become precarious given the scale and speed of new port infrastructure developments in Djibouti, particularly in the Gulf of Tadjourah and Ghoubet. New shipping routes and increased traffic of tankers and other vessels carrying deleterious substances in this vulnerable environment pose major risks.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project on mitigating key sector pressures on marine and coastal biodiversity and strengthening the national system of marine protected areas in Djibouti aims to strengthen institutional capacity, financial sustainability and effectiveness of the management of the MPA system, and integrating marine biodiversity into key maritime sectors. The objective of the project will be achieved through implementation of four components addressing key barriers to the effective management of MPAs and marine ecosystem services, as per strategies identified in the Project Document (ProDoc):
To support the effective and informed delivery of project components, UNDP is recruiting a consultant to provide technical advice and capacity enhancement services to the Project Management Unit (PMU) and the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development (DESD). Note that the project has started it’s implementation in November 2018 and is designed to be implemented over a period of 5 years. TA services are expected to be delivered in 2019 (100 working days between May-Nov), 2020 (120 days), 2021 (60 days), and 2022 (40 days).
Duties and Responsibilities
The TA will work with the PMU, DESD, UNDP and other partners to help ensure that implementation of project components is technically sound and impactful. The TA will prepare recommendations to address constraints with the technical implementation of the project, and in consultation with the PMU, DESD and UNDP (as appropriate), support implementation of those recommendations. In addition, the TA will facilitate collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information, including for M&E purposes. TA services will be partly home-based, as well as through on-the-ground support in Djibouti, including field visits to project target sites.
Required Skills and Experience
Skills & Experience:
Procedures for submission of applications
Failing to comply with the application submission requirements may result in disqualifying the application. Applications received after the deadline may be rejected.
Interested qualified individuals must submit their applications by providing the following information to demonstrate their qualifications:
PLease download the required forms from this link
Please group all your documents into one single PDF document. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
Any requests for clarifications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 April 2019. UNDP Djibouti will respond via e-mail and publish the clarifications without identifying the source of inquiry at the same procurement notice
NB: Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful applicants about the outcome.
Evaluation, selection criteria and process
Criteria for Selection of ICs
All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum requirements as specified in section 4. Only those applicants who meet the minimum level of education (Master), relevant years of experience requirements (10 years minimum) and minimum languages requirements (English and French) will be longlisted and considered for the technical evaluation against the following criteria:
a) PhD/MSc or equivalent in environmental sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate education in area relevant to the objectives of the project (e.g. conservation biology, natural resource management, marine sciences, protected area management, etc).
– 20 points.
b) PhD in same field – 5 points.
The technical evaluation will include a desk review and may also include interviews and technical tests if necessary.
ONLY the applicants obtaining the minimum of 49 points (70% of total 70 points) for the technical
criteria shall be considered for the Financial Evaluation:
Financial proposals must indicate a daily fee, as per Annex II
The cost for air travel and living cost for any official travel during the IC period should NOT be included in the daily rate. Such travel cost will be borne by UNDP if such travel will be required.
Award will be made based on Combined scoring method
Technical Proposal will be weighted a maximum of 70% (max 70 points) and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30% (max 30 points).
Only consultants whose offer has been evaluated and determined as responsive / compliant / acceptable; and are in compliance with criteria above, will be considered for the contracting.
Annex I – Individual IC General Terms and Conditions:
Annex II - Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual IC, including Financial Proposal Template and Personal History Form