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Engineer for Oversight and Quality Control of Structural Measures
|Location :||Home based consultancy with eight missions to Georgia, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 100 consultancy days during two year period, including 8 missions (up to 45 days) to Georgia|
In April 2018, GCF board secretariat approved a 7-year (August 2018- July 2025) project for Georgia entitled: “Scaling-up Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and the Use of Climate Information in Georgia” (hereafter GCF project). The project will be implemented under National Implementation Modality (NIM) with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MoEPA) playing an executing entity’s/implementing partner’s role for it.
An overall objective of the project is to reduce exposure of Georgia’s communities, livelihoods and infrastructure to climate-induced natural hazards through a well-functioning nation-wide multi-hazard early warning system and risk-informed local action. The project will catalyse a paradigm shift in the national climate risk management, climate-proofed disaster risk reduction and early warning approaches. The project innovation and transformative change will also include (a) participatory “Last Mile” communication solutions tailored to the needs of local communities, including CBEWSs; (b) increasing implementation capacities for carrying out cost-effective risk reduction and community resilience measures through such innovative approaches as watershed/floodplain restoration, agroforestry, etc., and combination of structural and non-structural protection measures aimed at reducing exposure and increasing effectiveness of the early warning; (c) combining best available science and local knowledge for vulnerability assessment, hazard and risk mapping, disaster modelling and forecasting etc.
Under the activity 3.3, the project aims at the implementation of priority risk reduction interventions that would significantly reduce the risks against which the Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) will operate. For achieving this goal, the project will implement 13 site-specific prioritized risk reduction interventions (structural measures) for areas where risk from climate- induced natural hazards is the highest. Part of these measures will be financed by Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) as part of the co-financing agreement and others will be funded by UNDP through GCF project.
Based on the outcomes of the preliminary cost-benefit analysis, the preliminary technical design and costing of the short-listed structural measures were prepared for mentioned 13 sites (8 in Western Georgia and 5 in Eastern Georgia) through another series of field inspections, consultations with the local and national stakeholders, and technical expert/engineer review.
At project proposal stage, structural measures were designed to a reasonable level of detail based on existing data. Following types of risk reduction measures might be implemented on the sites:
For this purpose, the project seeks an Engineer to provide technical support and advice to UNDP and MRDI to design and implement the structural measures as well as to provide general oversight and quality control.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Engineer will report to the Project Coordinator as well as Team Leader in community-based processes and structural measures and work closely with PMU staff, other stakeholders, and implementing partners.
The payments will be processed upon submission of deliverables and acceptance by UNDP Project Team Leader, as follows:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis, against combination of technical and financial criteria. Technical evaluation stage encompasses desk review and interview of applications. Experts not meeting any of minimum technical qualification requirements will be automatically excluded from the list of candidates for further technical evaluation. Maximum obtainable score is 100, out of which the total score for technical criteria equals to 70 points (70%) and for financial criteria 30 (30%). Technical criteria consist of desk review (40 points) and interview (30 points). Offerors who pass 70% of maximum obtainable scores of as a result of the desk review (i.e. 40 x 70% = 28 points) will be invited for the interview. Those offerors who pass 70% of maximum obtainable scores for interviews (i.e. 30x 70% = 21 points) will be considered as short-listed offerors and requested to submit financial proposals.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum. Payments are based upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP does 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 order, to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.
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.