International experts in assessment and recommendations for the implementation of IMO AP and MARPOL Annex 5

Location : Home based, ALBANIA
Application Deadline :28-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 days from June to October 2020

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.


The maritime sector is rapidly increasing in the past years, as a source for further economic development and international cooperation. The Government of Albania has made progress in maintenance and infrastructure of port facilities in line with the Sector Strategy, priorities stipulated in the Government Program, the National Transport Plan, the National Strategy for Development and Integration and the Medium-Term Budget Plan.

Supporting data from INSTAT show that in 2017 compared to 2016, the volume of freight loading and unloading in Albanian ports has increasing by 7.1 %, the number of passengers travelling by sea line is increasing by 16.9%, the goods exported by sea represent 62.8 % of the total transport as well as goods imported by sea represent 48.6 %.

Maritime transport is primarily concerned with the transport of freight and passengers by sea. The sector is associated with many other activities such as ship agency, chartering and brokering, maritime labour and education, multimodal and intermodal transport and related services.

Cooperation on various services notably those linked to the capacity building in the public sector and better coordination of planning activities is needed for preparing the ground for better marine and maritime governance and services.

The “Enhancing the Development of Albanian Maritime Sector through Technical Assistance and Increased Partnership” project, aims to enhance the integration of Albanian Maritime Standards in line with the EU requirements, by developing and implementing maritime transport policy framework, improve capacities in the field and encourage the development of a Maritime Clusters in Albania with the relevant stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the assignment:

Under Component 3 the aim is to pilot maritime solutions and raise public awareness regarding impact on environment and need for response

Tackling the local level actors, knowledge will be enhanced, and solutions provided in line with the GoA efforts to provide for an integrated coastal zone management, and marine litter and port pollution solutions.

  • Assessment on integrated solutions for prevention and management of marine litter and pollution from ships and port facilities, in line with the IMO action plan, MARPOL Annex V and ecosystem approach of the Barcelona Convention and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
  • Provide recommendations for hands on experience on integrated management of marine litter in port facilities.

The main tasks are:

  1. Assess the IMO resolution MEPC.310(73) (adopted on 26 October 2018) Action Plan to address marine plastic litter from ships and provide recommendations on its adoption to a national/local action plan for Albania.
  2. With regards to port reception facilities, assess the effectiveness of port reception facilities, considering the Mediterranean is within special areas defined by MARPOL Annex V and provide recommendations to ensure the provision of adequate reception facilities at ports and terminals for the reception of garbage without causing undue delay to ships, and according to the needs of the ships using them.
  3. Provide recommendations/examples for hands on experience on integrated management of marine litter in port facilities.
  4. Participate in constructive dialogs and meetings via online communication tools with all key national partners from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, General Maritime Directorate that will serve as a technical support body; 
  5. Other duties relevant to the assignment as required by the Project Coordinator.

The international expert will work together with a national expert on the tasks above.


50%- July 31st, 2020- Draft report on the IMO action plan and MARPO Annex V Assessment and recommendations/examples for hands on experience on integrated management of marine litter in port facilities.

50%- September 30th, 2020- Final report on all tasks requested above.

If unforeseen travel outside the Duty Station not required by the Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP, and upon prior written agreement, such travel shall be at UNDP’s expense and the Individual Contractor shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).



  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.


  • Communication - Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals in line with agreed strategies, identifies priorities, foresees risks and makes allowances accordingly.
  • Organizational Awareness - Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Teamwork - Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and delivers outputs in accordance with agreed time, cost and quality standards


  • Thorough understanding of disability issues, human rights, social inclusion and social services
  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking attitude;
  • Capacity to deliver as per deadlines;
  • Ability to pick up new terminology and concepts easily.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree in maritime policy, maritime management, port management or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 7 years of work experience in maritime, transport sector and related infrastructure;
  • Excellent knowledge on Maritime Governance related to acquis communitaire, IMO, MARPOL requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Albanian policies related to the maritime sector, port governance and operation procedures is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with key beneficiary institutions from maritime domain and other related economic operators is an advantage;


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


Evaluation Procedure

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. 

The shortlist will consist of candidates whose offers have been evaluated and determined as: 

a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and 

b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.  

Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates may be considered, before taking a final decision for the candidate who will be granted the contract.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max points: 70

Criteria A: Relevant work experience – max 30 points

Criteria B:  Excellent knowledge on Maritime Governance related to acquis communitaire, IMO, MARPOL requirements – max 20 points

Criteria C: Education Background - max 20 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max 30 points

Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.


Application Procedure

The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached form...
  • Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects or completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SC) and Individual Contracts (IC) – Blank form Download here.
  • Financial Proposal - specifying a total lump sum amount in USD for completion of the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal should indicate an all-inclusive fixed total contract price and all other travel related costs (such as flight ticket, per diem, etc), supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template attached to the Letter of Confirmation of Interest template.  If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 
  • Copy of Diplomas and copy of Passport.

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

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Due to a large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

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.

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