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Biological / Environmental Science Technician (Greek Speaking)
|Location :||Nicosia, CYPRUS|
|Application Deadline :||12-Apr-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.
The European Commission, as part of its support to confidence building measures, initiated a new "Support to the Bi-Communal Technical Committees Facility". This support facility will seek to enable cooperation and to build confidence with a view to contributing to a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus issue.
The Bi-Communal Technical Committees were established by the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations, to address issues that affect the day-to-day life of people, through encouraging and facilitating greater interaction and understanding between the two communities.
Technical Committee on Health is now implementing a bi-communal project for identification and distribution of vectors of medical importance in Cyprus. As part of the project, a surveillance network will be established with the aim to:
Within this context, UNDP is seeking two Biological / Environmental Science Technicians (1 Greek Speaking and 1 Turkish Speaking) to work jointly on a part time basis to support the Technical Committee with the establishment of the surveillance network in Cyprus.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Programme & Communications Analyst and in collaboration with the Scientists and Co- Chairs of the Technical Committee on Health, the Technician will carry out the followings:
Consultant and the supervisor will mutually agree on the timeframe for each deliverable / output at the initial phase of the project.
Deliverables / Outputs
Planning & Organizing
Required Skills and Experience
The followings will be considered as assets:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Applicants are requested to submit financial proposal in euro for the group of outputs listed below which should be detailed as follows:
The financial proposal shall cover all expenditures including fees, health insurance, vaccination, international (all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel) or local travel (place of residence to office and office to place of residence), cost of living and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. Leave benefits (annual, sick, paternity, maternity) are not applicable to Individual Contractors and absent days including weekends and office holidays are not payable.
Logistics of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall arrange her/his own local travel. Cost of transportation to and from the field (location of traps) should be excluded from the financial proposal. Please note that consultants will need to provide their own laptop and other relevant equipment for working purposes.
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews/desk review) – 70% of total evaluation– max. 70 points
CV review: 20 points:
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 14 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Interview/Desk review: 50 points
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review and Interview/desk review (49 out of 70) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Payments shall be made in two installments upon the submission of the certification of payment form and the completion and approval of the two sets of outputs (output 1 and output 2 and 3) by UNDP.
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.