National Consultant - Environmental Management



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Tbilisi (Home based), GEORGIA
Application Deadline :25-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
07-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :10 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 working days between October 7 – October 25, 2019

Background

UN Women is committed to contribute to the ecological sustainability and reduction of adverse environmental impact (e.g. use of non-toxic substances, recycled raw materials, energy-efficient equipment, reduced carbon emission, etc.) in all its internal and external operations, including in the procurement. While the latter is guided by the UN Procurement Practitioner’s Handbook (2017), the ecological sustainability and adverse environmental impact of UN Women physical premises (worldwide), requires individual assessment and follow up adjustments to ensure the best possible environmental and ecological results. In order to ensure this, UN Women Country Office is seeking to hire a national expert to conduct the assessment, provide recommendations, and prepare a “greening plan” for UN Women Country Office based in Tbilisi.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and in close cooperation with the UN Women Operation Manger the expert will as a minimum assess and provide recommendations for the improved energy efficiency and environmental impact of:

  • Office physical space (lightning, AC and heating, air quality, etc.);
  • Kitchen equipment and utilities, etc.;
  • Other technical equipment such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, etc.;
  • Stationary and paper used in the office;
  • Office printing practice;
  • Communication practice, including with the outside partners (video conferencing, etc.);
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Recycling, including recycling of batteries, toners, etc.;
  • Use of office cars.

Deliverables:

  • Complete assessment plan of items under ecological sustainability and reduction of adverse environmental impact of the office operations (2 working days);
  • Findings and recommendations (2 working days);
  • Draft plan for improving/ “greening” the Office Operations (2 working days);
  • Final Plan for improving/ “greening” the Office Operations in English (4 days).


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org//media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree (at least Master’s) in environmental and/or related disciplines

Experience: 

  • At least five years of experience working on issues related to environmental sustainability
  • Proved experience of providing services similar to those described in this Terms of Reference

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English

Evaluation Procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • Advanced University degree (at least Master’s) in environmental and/or related disciplines
  • At least five years of experience working on issues related to environmental sustainability
  • Fluency in Georgian and English;

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • Advanced University degree (at least Masters) in environmental/ related disciplines (max 30 points)
  • At least five years of experience working on issues relate to these ToR (max 100 points)
  • Proved experience of providing similar services to other partners (max 100 points)
  • Proved experience of preparing environmental plans for office spaces (max 90 points)
  • Fluency in Georgian and English (max 30 points)

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation;

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Operation Manager

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women Operations Manager that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

  • After submitting draft plan – 50%
  • After submission and the approval of the final plan by UN Women Operation Manager – 50%

Application submission package:

  • CV;
  • Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  • At least one Sample of Recommendations and Implementation Plan of Greening Strategy developed   
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.


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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