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International Expert in Water Utilities Management
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||September - October 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum six (6) working days|
Financed by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project is a 12-year intervention in the domain of local governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project’s overall goal is defined as follows: Local governments, assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance, apply sound public policy and performance management systems, and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to economic and environmental sectors. The expected concrete improvements the Project will contribute to are clustered in three outcomes, as follows:
The Project’s territorial focus is on the North-West part of the country (including Una-Sana Canton and Prijedor region) and the North-East region (the wider Doboj-Tuzla area), covering 18 partner local governments: Bihac, Bosanska Krupa, Cazin, Doboj, Gracanica, Gradacac, Gradiška, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tešanj, Teslic, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce.
The Project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the FBiH Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, the Ministry for Administration and Local Self-Government of Republika Srpska (RS), the RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and both entity Associations of Municipalities and Cities (AMCs).
The purpose of the consultancy is to share international best experiences in the area of managing water utilities during the MEG Project Conference. In this regard, an International Expert in Water Utilities Management (hereinafter – the Consultant) will be engaged.
The main objective of this consultancy is to prepare and deliver three presentations related to the issues, adequate solutions and best practices in water utilities’ asset management, staff optimization and tariff setting procedures. The presentations will be given as part of a 2-day MEG Project Conference, tentatively scheduled for the second half of September or first half of October 2019, in Sarajevo.
Duties and Responsibilities
During the three years of MEG project implementation, it was noticed that the water utilities in BiH on average have low performance in the following areas:
In order to raise awareness of the problem as well as encourage broader discussion on the subject with aim of stimulating change of the current situation, this consultancy will provide expert support to ensure that the issue has been correctly presented to relevant stakeholders and that the best messages on needed reforms in BiH has been transferred, in order to potentially replicate international best practices in the areas of assets management and staff optimization in water utilities, and tariff setting procedures, among others. To that end the consultant will perform the following tasks:
Task 1 – Preparing for and delivering presentations during the MEG Conference
In agreement with the Project and based on the best experiences from Switzerland and eventually other countries that are comparable to BiH’s complex administrative structure and/or similar transitional experience from planned to market economy, the Consultant will prepare and deliver the following three (3) topics for the MEG project Conference presentation:
Each of the three presentations should be prepared using PowerPoint or Prezi, and draft presentations shall be delivered at least 10 days before the Day 1 of the MEG Conference, which will be commented and/or approved by the MEG project management.
Actual three oral presentations on the Day 2 of the MEG conference should last maximum 20 minutes each, followed with about 40-50 minutes of panel discussion that will besides the consultant include other representative participants from BiH water sector, and will be moderated by conference moderators with sufficient expertise in the discussed areas.
It is envisaged that this task will be delivered during the period of September – mid-October 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed total of 6 expert days, from which 2 days will be spent at the MEG project Conference event in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 18 points will be considered for Technical Evaluation.
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.