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|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||23-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||May - July 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 working days|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in some 170 countries and territories. In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH), we are committed to helping the country through strengthened national and local capacities to carry out political, economic and social reforms and development. Annually, UNDP implements nearly USD 30 million in BIH through its four key focus areas: Justice and Security, Social Inclusion and Democratic Governance, Rural and Regional Development, and Energy and Environment.
As part of the rural and regional development interventions, UNDP works on improving sub-national government capacity to plan, identify priorities and deliver results; stimulates economic recovery and job creation through entrepreneurial activity, investment, increasing the competitiveness of local producers and income generation; improves local priority infrastructure and service delivery, and promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and energy efficiency. In this context, UNDP also supports agricultural development, having in mind its importance for improving income streams and quality of life of rural dwellers. While recognizing growth and income opportunities in agriculture, UNDP is also aware of risks associated with delivering development support in the sector (including in relation to the distribution of plant material/animals and related diseases outbreaks, distribution of chemical products commonly used in agriculture production, etc.). The objective of this assignment is to contribute to strengthening UNDP’s capacities for managing risks associated with agricultural support activities, by preparing a practical Preparedness and Response Guideline/Toolkit.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Consultant will develop the Preparedness and Response Guideline/Toolkit for projects delivering agricultural development support to beneficiaries. In addition to defining the measures to prevent the risks associated with such support measures, the Guideline/Toolkit will also specify steps and actions to be taken in case the risks materialize (e.g. contamination, disease outbreak, etc.). It will also stipulate the formal involvement of relevant authorities as part of regular procedures for delivering UNDP agricultural development support to the beneficiaries. Importantly, the Guideline/Toolkit will include specific steps to be taken in order to ensure timely communication of identified risks to the beneficiaries.
The assignment entails the following tasks:
The expected timeframe for the assignment is May to July 2019, with the estimated level of effort of 20 days. The entire assignment will be delivered in English language.
Task 1: Identification of risks associated with delivering agricultural development support to beneficiaries
The Consultant is expected to:
The time foreseen for this task is 3 days.
Task 2: Development of the Draft Preparedness and Response Guideline/Toolkit for UNDP agricultural development support to beneficiaries
Based on the findings from Task 1, the Consultant is expected to draft the standard Preparedness and Response Guideline/Toolkit for management of identified hazards/risks stemming from UNDP’s agricultural development support in BIH. This Guideline/Toolkit should be a practical reader-friendly document, describing protocol to be followed, including the responsibilities of the UNDP units/departments in case the hazards/risks materialize (using a decision tree, where relevant). The Guideline/Toolkit should contain up to 10 pages, and should be designed along the following main chapters:
The time foreseen for this task is 14 days.
Task 3: Finalization of the Guideline/Toolkit and Reporting
The Consultant will organize a debrief session to present to UNDP draft Guideline/Toolkit prepared and submitted under Task 2. During the session s/he will also inform on the whole process, issues and challenges faced or that might need attention in the following period. After the session the Consultant will receive feedback and comments from UNDP which will be used to create the final version of the Guideline/Toolkit.
Together with the final version of the Guideline/Toolkit the Consultant will submit a final narrative report with all relevant information regarding the process, such as the achievement of objectives, results and outputs, as well as on the lessons learnt. The report should be submitted to UNDP in English language and the final version must take in consideration all the comments received.
The time foreseen for this task is 3 days.
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Evaluation Criteria
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:
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.