Location : Nicosia, CYPRUS
Application Deadline :08-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 31.12.2019 with possibility of extension.


The principal mandate of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus is to establish the fate of the people that went missing as a consequence of the tragic events of 1963-1964 and 1974 and to provide answers to anguished families.  One important aspect of this work is to exhume, identify and return remains of missing persons.  This process enables the relatives of the victims to recover the remains of their loved ones, arrange for a proper burial and provide closure to a long period of anguish and uncertainty, thereby promoting a process of reconciliation, healing and dialogue between both communities. This project also aims to strengthen the capacity for civil society to engage in sustained cooperation and reconciliation, through the important participation of bi-communal scientific teams in all stages of the process. This bi-communal cooperation will strengthen civic participation toward an issue that is critical for the healing of old wounds, and will sustain partnerships of cooperation and trust between both sides.


The CMP Project includes the following phases:

  • Archaeological Phase (Phase I) related to the exhumation of the remains of missing persons; 
  • Anthropological Phase (Phase II) related to the analysis of the recovered remains at the CMP Anthropological Laboratory; 
  • Genetic Phase (Phase III) related to the DNA analyses; and 
  • Identification and Return of Remains (Phase IV) related to the reconciliation of all pertinent information obtained in the previous phases and to the establishment of a formal identification. This phase includes the return of the identified remains to their relatives and the provision of psycho-social support to help the families cope with the difficult task of coming to terms with their loss.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Programme Management Office in Cyprus, seeks to contract on behalf of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) a worker to contribute to CMP’s objective which is to recover, identify and return to their families the remains of 2001 persons who went missing during the inter communal fighting of 1963-1964 and the events of 1974.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities:

The role of the individual contractor is to provide cleaning and hospitality services to the CMP Anthropological Laboratory:

  • Cleaning, mopping of designated areas in the main building:
    • Blue floor area
    • Office
    • Room photo
    • Marbled area
    • Outside areas
    • Kitchen and ablutions
  • Daily cleaning & Ad-hoc cleaning before viewings/meetings/seminars/trainings of the Viewing and meeting rooms
  • Cleaning, mopping of designated areas in the container areas:
    • DNA rooms (2)
    • 2 big area rooms cleaning
    • Metallic areas
  • Office space: General office cleaning is carried out once a day. (Cleaner shall sweep, mop, empty waste bins, wipe down desks, etc.)
  • Ablutions are cleaned once a day.
  • Washbasins showers and sinks: The inside and outside surfaces of the appliance taps draining boards traps and all pipes.
  • Urinals: All glazed or metal surfaces are washed using neutral disinfectant.
  • WC's: Proper cleaning.  The environment of WC's shall smell fresh and pleasant.           
  • Toilet Papers: Toilet papers, hand towels, liquid soaps are always in place and be replenished regularly.
  • Garbage: Trash bins, waste paper baskets shredder and other garbage and refuse are emptied daily.
  • Floors: Floors are swept, and damp mopped daily using neutral disinfecting detergents.
  • Provision of hospitality services at the CMP Laboratory during events/visitors: Coffee/Tea and refreshment preparation and serving
  • Taking care of the kitchen facility in the viewing room

Working days and times: Full-time during weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 7:30 till 15:30 with flexibility in accordance with the needs of the CMP. A working day will be calculated as 8 hours including half an hour break and 7.5 hours of work. Payable amount can also be pro-rated to the actual hours worked. Average number of working days in a month is calculated as 21.75.

Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Operations Manager; the cleaner will be under the instruction of the coordinator to be appointed and the daily records of cleaning will be kept which will be submitted at the time of payment for certifying the days worked


Functional Competencies:

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;

Client Orientation

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Good understanding of the sensitive and bi-communal work of CMP;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Respond positively to critical feedback.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education.


  • Relevant past experience is considered as an asset.
  • Previous experience working with local communities in a post-conflict setting is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of Greek or Turkish.


Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

CV or Personal History (P11): Applicants are required to submit CV or a P11 Form. The UNDP P11 Form can be downloaded from:

Financial Proposal: Applicants requested to submit financial proposal. Financial proposal will specify the daily fee in EUR per working day (a day will be calculated as 8 hours including half an hour break and 7.5 hours of work) and shall cover all expenditures including fees, health insurance, vaccination, international (all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel) or local travel (place of residence to office and office to place of residence), cost of living and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. Leave benefits (annual, sick, paternity, maternity) are not applicable to Individual Contractor and absent days including weekends and office holidays are not payable.

Evaluation / Selection Process

All applicants will be screened against their qualifications and the competencies set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below. 

Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews) – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points:

CV review: 30 points;

  • Educational qualifications as defined in the ToR (5 points);
  • Experience as defined in the ToR (25 points).

Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (i.e., a score of at least 21 points) will be invited for an interview.

Interview: 40 points 

  • Communication and interpersonal skills (20 points);
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work (10 points);
  • Experience in working in a post-conflict setting, missing persons and/or humanitarian context (10 points);

Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the interview (28 out of 40) will be considered for a financial proposal evaluation.

Financial Criteria – 30 % of total evaluation – max. 30 points.

  • Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].

UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicant’s qualification and financial proposal.

 Payment Term: 

Monthly lump-sum payable upon submission of the monthly time-sheet, the monthly report and approval of the UNDP.

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.

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