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Expert for capacity assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction Platforms
|Location :||Home based with travel to BiH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||September - November 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 15 working days|
NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - http://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Job ID 86704.
Development losses caused by disasters as well as population and GDP exposure to hazards are continuously being increased in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The country is exposed to various hazards, with most common ones being earthquakes, floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, landslides and man-made hazards with climate change forecasts predicting an acceleration of extreme weather phenomena. Numerous challenges the country faced after the war, combined with political deadlocks and weak economic situation, resulted in non-prioritization of disaster risk reduction (DRR). This lead not only to weak general capacities of civil protection but also to unabsorbing of improvements and new approaches in dealing with disaster risks. Today, disasters in the country range from high-frequency small disasters to devastating events such as May 2014 floods that caused total of 2 billion EUR losses and damages. As the level of government closest to the citizens, local governments are on the frontline of the prevention and response in all disasters. Their significant exposure to natural and manmade hazards offers them the opportunity to initiate changes in order to reduce the risk of disasters at the local level.
In this context, aim of the Joint Swiss-UN Programme “Reducing Disaster Risk for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is to address key priorities in DRR identified by local authorities and various actors in the sectors of protection and rescue, education, social and child protection, health and agriculture. The Programme will work with 10 municipalities on improving local coordination mechanisms in the area of DRR, as well as on affirmation of the strategic risk planning processes and implementation of identified actions with an emphasis on the most vulnerable categories of population. Through the Programme Local Disaster Risk Reduction Platforms will be established in 10 beneficiary municipalities. These Platforms will be acting as municipally owned and led coordination mechanisms of multi-stakeholders coming from different social and economic sectors (protection and rescue, education, social and child protection, health and agriculture), gathering local governments and local public institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives from vulnerable population groups and the private sector. The overarching mandate of a Local DRR Platforms is to ensure strong local ownership and leadership of the DRR process, based on a shared understanding of DRR with its multisectoral and multi-disciplinary nature to contribute to building the community’s resilience.
Objective of this assignment is to develop capacity assessment methodology that will serve as tool for assessing the current capacities of newly established Local DRR Platforms in 10 municipalities and development of training recommendations based on the analysis of the capacity assessment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP DRR Project Manager, Expert for capacity assessment of DRR Platforms is to develop detailed capacity assessment methodology for assessing capacities of newly established Local DRR Platforms. The Expert is NOT expected to conduct the capacity assessment of established Platforms, this will be done by local UNDP team. Analysis of the assessment conducted by local UNDP team will serve as the input for Expert for capacity assessment of DRR Platforms to develop training recommendations for local DRR Platforms.
In detail consultant is expected to:
All tasks will be done in close collaboration and support of local stakeholders and disaster risk reduction experts and UNDP. The duration of this task is estimated to be 15 working days including one mission to BiH within 3 months.
a. Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
b. People Skills:
c. Partnering and Networking:
f. Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial 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.