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Disaster Risk Assessment Expert – Landslides
|Location :||Home based with travel within BiH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||September 2019 - January 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 60 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%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Job ID 86726.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been facing several significant extreme climate and weather events, manifested through more frequent occurrence of disasters. The lack of interest for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the country, resulted in creation of additional disaster risks and low capacities of citizens and systems to understand and address disaster risks. Some improvements in DRR are evident, yet, to date the country failed to introduce identified critical changes of the system and behavior of citizens. Given the climate change projections, the country can expect an increase in the frequency, unpredictability and intensity of flooding, drought, heatwaves and wildfires. This can have an immensely adverse effect on the lives and livelihoods of people if adequate actions fail to be taken.
Currently, there is a dysbalanced focus on higher-level DRR governance structures, compared with those of local governments. This is the main cause for lack of important community DRR initiatives that proved to be most effective means of empowering citizens, including vulnerable categories, and transforming them from disaster victims and creators of disasters to agents of change. It is evident that a true opportunity to decrease disaster risks in BiH lies in investing and increasing resilience of local communities. 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.
Objective of this assignment is to update and improve Risk Assessments in five municipalities (Bihac, Sanski Most, Tomislavgrad, Capljina and Mostar) by developing landslide hazard-susceptibility maps.
Duties and Responsibilities
Landslide hazard-susceptibility maps shall be prepared after due mapping, classification and description of the type of landslides affecting the study area at the scale 1:10000 (or more appropriate scale proposed by expert – must be approved by project manager).
The consultant will be entrusted with the following tasks:
The duration of this task is estimated to be 60 working days within 5 months.
The consultant is expected to provide the following deliverables and services:
Required Skills and Experience
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria
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.