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Individual Consultant to Develop National Guidelines for MHRA Assessment
|Location :||Lilongwe, MALAWI|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-20 (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 :||40 Person days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||spread across three months|
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.
Malawi Government, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), intends to develop national guidelines for conducting multi hazard risk assessment and use of risk profiles. DoDMA has secured funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a Disaster Risk Management for Resilience Programme (DRM4R) in the country. The programme is focusing on institutionalization of DRM in urban and district local authorities, and implementation of priority risk reduction and interventions to enhance resilience in targeted disaster hotspots.
Malawi is experiencing increasing hazards in temporal and spatial dimension, with urban areas becoming more vulnerable to shocks. Additionally, land use planning is not based on credible risk assessment leading to people staying in hazard prone areas and undertaking development, livelihoods or economic activities in unsafe locations. Disaster risk management interventions have been implemented, both structural and non-structural in some of the high risk areas. Most of these do not complete their life span because some designs are not based on credible risk assessments.
A number of stakeholders have conducted risk assessments in the country at various scales. However, these have usually been at small-scale, aligned to projects, focus on a single hazard, done using different methodology and the usage of risk products has been limited. There is also no regular collection of data that would help track and update performance of other sectors in mainstreaming DRR. Most of these challenges stem from lack of trained and skilled local personnel to conduct risk assessment and apply risk profiles in their work. A key shortfall is lack of guidelines to guide these risk assessments and also on how to use risk profiles produced. The lack of common tools and guidelines for risk assessments and detachment of risk assessments to government planning have created coordination and implementation challenges. Regular risk assessment and risk monitoring could support regular collection of information that would help the government to have an up-to-date master risk profile, linked to government Disaster Risk Management Information System as well as monitoring and evaluation systems. To address these gaps, the DRM4R Programme will, therefore, support development of guidelines for conducting risk assessments and use of risk profiles.
The Guidelines will be used in the national risk assessment that the country plans to undertake, as well as any other risk assessments done for specific projects or local authorities. The guidelines on risk assessments and use of risk profiles will assist in creating a standardized assessments methodology and approach, while ensuring that stakeholders are aware of how to use the risk profiles generated for various purposes. These guidelines will help guide stakeholders to harmonize efforts, will help DODMA track implementation of risk reduction and recovery programs that include building back better, and will also help reporting requirements to global agreement like Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. DoDMA, through UNDP, intends to engage the services of an international consultant to facilitate the development of national guidelines on risk assessments and use of risk profiles.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to develop national guidelines for conducting multi hazard risk assessment and usage of the risk profile and provide training (including development of necessary materials) to selected officers from national and local government.The consultant will propose the most appropriate methodology to execute the assignment in line with the expected deliverables. He/she will, at a minimum, analyze all relevant information sources, such as previous risk assessment reports, DRM Bill, DRM Operational Guidelines, national guidelines on DRMPs and relevant documents that may provide input on how the assignment should be approached. He/she is expected to facilitate stakeholder consultations at national and sub-national levels and facilitate workshops for presentation of the draft guidelines. Specifically they will:
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications by 26th May 2020, before 5 pm to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Proposal: An Offer letter including financial proposal breaking down cost for each operational line and professional fees. (form attached)
Contracts based on daily fee.
Evaluation of proposals:
Technical Criteria weight; 70 points
Financial Criteria weight; 30 points
Criteria A: Technical (based on Technical proposal) 70%
Criteria B: Financial (based on financial proposal) 30%
Combined Total Score (Maximum); 100 points.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The financial score for the financial proposal will be calculated in the following manner: