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Junior Support Consultant – CADRI Partnership
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||28-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||140 working days|
The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 19 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to pursue integrated and coherent solutions to reduce disaster and climate risks to achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behind.
By pooling its member agencies’ resources, expertise and knowledge, the CADRI Partnership promotes the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise. Over the past decade, the CADRI Partnership has been active in supporting capacity development in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including preparedness for response, in 30 countries. More specifically, the CADRI Partnership facilitated the development of national plans guiding implementation of DRR priorities in 16 countries, contributed to enhanced skills and awareness of DRR in all countries supported, and facilitated preparedness planning and development of contingency plans in 5 countries. As of 2019, the CADRI Partnership is launching an expanded package of services that extends the thematic area of DRR to include climate change adaptation (CCA), integrates conflict-sensitivity and gender-responsiveness, and tailors these services to the local level.
The CADRI Partnership is implemented through an inter-agency Joint Programme with UNDP designated as Managing Agent. The CADRI Partnership Secretariat is based in Geneva with regional coordination mechanisms in six regions. 2019 is the first year of implementation of the Joint Programme which entails significant workload in support of the development of the new offer of services, new tools, new delivery modalities, as well as additional reporting requirements to partner agencies. Concurrently the CADRI Partnership is scaling up its services in the regions to respond to increasing country demand for capacity development support.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to contribute to the implementation of the new programmatic phase of CADRI 2019-2023.
The consultant will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Support CADRI Programme Management
Support CADRI engagement at the 2019 Global Platform (GP) for DRR (13-17 may)
Organization of country / regional missions
Support the development of CADRI tools
Support the revamping of the CADRI website working closely with communication team:
Support other initiatives related to CADRI portfolio
The consultant will be part of the CADRI Secretariat based in Geneva, hosted at OCHA Palais des Nations, and report to the CADRI Coordinator, working closely with the CADRI Programme Specialist, the CADRI Communication team and the Lead Consultants for the development of the south-south mechanism and the Risk Information system.
Duration of the Work: The expected duration of the assignment is 140 working days between 13 May 2019 and 20 December 2019.
Duty Station: CADRI Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland with travel to support CADRI country / regional engagement as required.
Schedule of Payments: The consultant will be paid a monthly lump sum amount.
Required Skills and Experience
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents should be submitted:
IMPORTANT: The application is a separate two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applicants.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP Job Site (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file)
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal. Applicants are requested to submit their financial proposals in US Dollars by an email to Mahmood Zahir firstname.lastname@example.org, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via an email with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal – 84694 - Junior Support Consultant – CADRI Partnership” by the deadline of this vacancy.
NOTE: Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. The candidates will be required to provide three references which may be contacted to ascertain the skills and qualifications of the candidates.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications (70 points maximum):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
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.