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BBRSO72634 - Civil Engineer - Antigua & Babuda
|Location :||Antigua and Barbadus, BARBADOS|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Application submitted via email will not be accepted: -
UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=85161 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – as you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV and Offeror’s Letter MUST be combined and uploaded as one
NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”.
The Financial Proposal should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to submit the Financial Proposal will result in disqualification.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to email@example.com within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=55601 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.
** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary
In September 2017, On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Islands of Barbuda and Antigua with catastrophic effects. Hurricane Irma made landfall as a category 5 storm (Saffir-Simpson scale), generating winds in excess of 180 miles per hour (mph) or 290 kilometers per hour (km/h). The storm’s eye passed directly over Barbuda exposing the island to the extraordinary whirlwinds for more than three hours. This was accompanied by a significant storm surge of 5 to 11 feet (ft), which resulted in flooding reported to reach some 600 meters (m) or 0.37 miles inland. While out of the path of the eye, Antigua, located approximately 29 miles to the south of Barbuda, experienced tropical storm force winds. Compounding the situation, on September 18, Hurricane Maria (also a category 5 storm) affected the island of Antigua. Although Hurricane Maria did not make landfall, Antigua was exposed to the north-eastern quadrant of storm and experienced again tropical storm force winds and associated rainfall. On 13 September, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GoAB) requested support from the World Bank Group to develop an assessment of the damage and needs. A parallel request was made to the European Union (EU). In response, a joint United Nations (UN), EU, World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) mission visited Antigua and Barbuda. The mission aimed at supporting the Government in undertaking a recovery needs assessment, based on the characterization of the effects and impacts of the disaster. The recovery needs assessment concluded that the total damage of the hurricanes Irma and Maria for Antigua and Barbuda came to EC$ 367.5 million (US$ 136.1 million), while losses amount to approximately EC$ 51.2 million (US$ 18.9 million). Recovery needs amount to EC$ 600.1 million (US$ 222.2 million).
UNDP has remained in the twin-island country since then to provide technical support and assistance to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GoAB) towards the recovery programme on the decimated island of Barbuda. On June 30, 2018 UNDP completed a pilot nine-month project funded by the People’s Republic of China to restore at least 250 of the least damaged roofs in Barbuda. The successes and lessons learnt from the implementation of the China-funded project, in addition to UNDP’s vast global experience with recovery and resilience projects in other post-disaster locations have set the stage for a more robust programming engagement in collaboration with other stakeholders in Antigua and Barbuda. In addition, UNDP is currently implementing a 1 million USD project with funding from the Government of India for the rehabilitation of pivotal public infrastructures in Barbuda. At the end of the month of January 2019, UNDP signed an agreement with the European Union for Euro 5 million, for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of 150 residential buildings in Barbuda, having suffered a major or total damage.
UNDP has been identified as the implementing partner of post-disaster recovery projects funded through bilateral grants made to the Government and People of Antigua and Barbuda by the European Union aimed at rehabilitating and rebuilding 150 residential buildings in Barbuda, affected by the Hurricane Irma, prioritizing the most vulnerable households. The UNDP Project Office in Antigua and Barbuda is responsible for the day to day implementation of the above-mentioned post-disaster recovery projects in Barbuda in close consultation and partnerships with relevant institutions of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Under the day to day and direct supervision of the UNDP Focal Point and Project Manager, the Civil Engineer will support the effective implementation of the programme activities in the area of responsibility, in accordance with the corresponding project documents.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected consultant will support effective assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring of the EU Housing Project as well as to perform quality assurance to the processes of the project activities and produced outputs. The following generic tasks and responsibilities are expected
The following specific tasks will also be recommended by the selected consultant:
1. Conducts field visits and prepares assessment of rehabilitation/construction interventions;
2. Provides Quality Assurance of project intervention, including activities implemented by
contractors, reviews and assesses technical design documents for rehabilitation/construction interventions;
3. Provides effective support throughout all stages of tendering processes;
4. Supports national institutions and partners through technical assistance and provision of quality assurance:
5. Provides general office support
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Building Strategic Partnerships
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Required Skills and Experience
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.