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Solid Waste Management Specialist (International – Junior Specialist)
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||30-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||60 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June – November 2019|
Dili is a fast-growing urban center which generates 190 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per day. According to the 2015 waste audit conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 71% of the waste is recyclable. It is expected that waste generation will increase to 420 tons per day by 2030. High waste generation and current management practices are major threats to environmental sustainability, public health and tourism aspirations for the sustainable development of Timor-Leste. In Partnership with Director General Urban Organization (DGUO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) undertook a Recycling Pilot Project (RPP) to promote recycling as a part of the waste management approach and reduce waste from the daily waste transported to Tibar landfill.
The main purpose of Recycling Pilot Project is to develop a case for integrating recycling in solid waste management systems by promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) waste management principles. Community engagement is integral to the project in order to promote segregation of recyclable waste at source (household) and in the community, to promote environmentally responsible waste management, and to create a favorable enabling environment for creating a sustainable waste recycling enterprise. This pilot project aims to achieve the following outputs:
-Output 1: Community members increased awareness of recycling and change in behavior on managing household solid waste.
-Output 2: Improved capacity of recycling businesses enterprise to operate a sustainable operation.
-Output 3: Improved coordination and networking of private enterprise, GoTL and other stakeholder to create an environment promote private participation in responsible and sustainable waste management.
Duties and Responsibilities
A.Scope of Work
The task of the Waste Management Junior Specialist is to provide technical and advisory support for the implementation and monitoring of the recycling promotion pilot project, as well as research and analysis to support development of a scaling-up concept. The successful applicant will be excepted to perform the following tasks, including but not limited to:
B.Expected Outputs/Key Deliverables and Timeframe
The successful individual consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs/key deliverables:
Under direct supervision of Programme Manager for Sustainable Development and in coordination with the Project Coordinator and team, the consultant will work with the project team to ensure implementation and quality of delivery.
The contractor will produce monthly progress reports regarding the pertinent activities and the deliverables/outputs.
B.Duration of Work
The successful individual consultant is expected to perform the above-mentioned outputs/key deliverables within (60 working days) from 1 June to 30 November 2019. He/she is expected to start early June 2019 and all outputs must be delivered by November 2019.
The main duty station will be in Dili, Timor-Leste. The consultant must be available for regular meetings with UNDP and the Ministry of State Ministers and other meetings with partners and stakeholders as required for consultation and validation.
Required Skills and Experience
A.Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
B.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Lump Sum Contract
The Financial Proposal must be expressed in the form of an all-inclusive Lump Sum Amount, linked to the Expected Outputs and Deliverables, supported by a breakdown of costs as per the template provided by UNDP. Under the lump sum approach, the contract price is fixed, regardless of changes in the cost components or duration of the assignment.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Schedule of payments
J. Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
K. Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
This TOR is approved by:
 The term “All inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
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.