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Lead Researcher Advisor – PhD Architect
|Location :||Home-based and Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||28-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 November 2019 - 31 January 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 consultancy days|
UNDP mission in Montenegro is to promote economically viable, socially inclusive and environmentally friendly sustainable development.
Under the Economic Development cluster and Urban Development and Infrastructure Program and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, UNDP is implementing two projects,: "Strengthening the Cultural Heritage Management System" in the country and "Creative Montenegro – Economic Valorisation and Creative Industries".
One of the missions of the Ministry of Culture is to place the area of culture in the context of sustainable development whilst promoting its resources as areas suitable for investment.
"Strengthening the Cultural Heritage Management System" project deals with the economic revitalization of cultural heritage in Montenegro. This should be achieved through: (1) supporting the establishment of an information system that is capable of recording and supporting document management of the entire system within the competence of the Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Property; (2) enhancing the legislative framework in the management of cultural heritage; (3) reconstructing and revitalizing cultural heritage by preparing technical documentation and by carrying out construction work and (4) supporting cultural tourism and economic valorization of the cultural heritage through promotional activities.
"Creative Montenegro – Economic Valorization and Creative Industries" project is built on the results of the UNDPs past and current interventions in the country: "Beautiful Cetinje" project and "Strengthening the Cultural Heritage Management System". The Project will support sustained socio-economic development of Montenegro, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, through restoration of cultural heritage in selected municipalities and creating conditions to realize their full development potentials. This should be achieved through the implementation of the following components: (1) Economic valorization of cultural heritage and its sustainable use; (2) Development of creative industries and contemporary creativity - ideas and infrastructure and (3) Popularization and presentation of natural and cultural heritage of Montenegro through the implementation of the Cultural route of Council of Europe and European cycling route EuroVelo8.
Since the immovable cultural heritage is recognized as an important factor of national identity and a long-term resource for sustainable development, and as such is a priority of all modern state policies, it is necessary to continuously carry out activities related to their protection and preservation, improvement of the situation, significance and importance of cultural heritage, and to set up the environment for understanding cultural heritage and its role as a driver, in particular for cultural, tourist and economic development of the country.
The scope of this project is focused, but not limited to a municipality level and to the already existing enabling environment (institutional and legal system). The project would seek to find complementarity with already ongoing initiatives led by various national and international actors involved in this area. The Creative Montenegro has identified a niche whereby it seeks to demonstrate through concrete initiatives on how utilization of cultural heritage and cultural artistic creativity increases quality of life, links culture and tourism and support local economic development. The cultural heritage is a passive part of a cultural tourist offer. Modern tourism requires activities, events, excitement. Therefore, cultural assets must be revived by cultural activities and that is why the special attention should be given to the cultural artistic creativity.
The project will support also the implementation of the regional development Strategy of Montenegro 2014-2020, specifically priority area 3.2.3 Culture and Tourism and Cultural Development Programme 2016-2020 with special attention to 3.1.6 Cultural Artistic Creativity and 3.2.1. Protection of the Immovable Cultural Heritage, while strongly supporting creative industries.
Special attention will be paid to cultural tourism and to the sustainable transport infrastructure projects in the areas of natural heritage in Montenegro to enable sustainable urban development of Montenegro’s core historic cities.
UNDP Montenegro provides support to the country in addressing these challenges. Specifically, UNDP provides assistance to the Ministry of Culture in strengthening its capacities within specific directorates: Directorate or Cultural Heritage Protection, Directorate for Cultural and Artistic Creativity and the newly established Directorate for Projects of Capital Importance for Culture and Promotion and Development of Creative Industries.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment:
The requested service will help implementation of the following components under respective projects:
"Creative Montenegro – Economic Valorization and Creative Industries "
On the basis of the on-site observations and already identified list of the cultural heritage goods, including buildings with their surrounding: archeological and architectural location, the selected researcher/architect will work on the mapping of the unmovable cultural heritage in Montenegro and preparation of necessary inputs for the infrastructure investment plans for their further economic valorization. Consultant will work in close cooperation with UNDP team (program and project coordinators, architects, UNDP consultant for anthropology) and the Ministry of Culture / Directorate for Projects of Capital Importance for Culture and Promotion and Development of Creative Industries.
Under direct supervision of the respective UNDP Programme Manager and in close coordination and cooperation with final beneficiaries, the Architect Researcher will perform the following tasks:
Conducted analyses should be performed respecting the national and international standards, based on which the proposed rehabilitation and adaptation works will be carried out, while providing recommendation for the re-use of the building, but also rethink the new purpose of buildings for its sustainable long-term interventions.
The Lead Researcher Advisor - Architect shall provide the following reports to the UNDP Programme Manager:
The Reports shall be in English language annexed with the necessary documentation, as appropriate. The Study and Action Plan should be prepared at both languages, English and Montenegrin. The final Report shall be prepared in both, English and Montenegrin language.
Timing: The engagement period for defined tasks will be 45 consultancy days in total including at least 10 site visits distributed according to the Methodology proposed by Contractor and agreed with the respected UNDP team. Working days will be arranged according to the schedule to be agreed with the UNDP Programme Manager, which will depend on the dynamics of realisation of the tasks predefined in the Methodology proposed by the Contractor.
All travel related costs for site visits should be included in the financial proposal. Payments will be made in three instalments, upon submission of the following deliverables:
I Deliverable: Initial Report with Analyses of available data and technical documentation on the cultural heritage good and the Methodology prepared according to the instruction from this ToR and after submission of the inputs for preparation of ToR for engagement of the expert in the field of the economics for preparation of the Investment plan and SWOT analyses (in total 30% of Contract Value);
Reporting: All other reports must be submitted in both, English and Montenegrin languages to UNDP Programme Manager.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. 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: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by October 28, 2019 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at http://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/operations/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".
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.