National GIS Mapping Expert

Application Deadline :23-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :January 2021 - June 2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 10 working days

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.


NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail with Subject: Job ID 95667.

The PPG Initiation Plan describes the project preparation grant from the GEF programmed to develop a full project document for the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Project „Improved Financial Sustainability and Strengthened Resilience of Protected Areas (PAs) Through Development of Sustainable Recreation and Partnership with Private Sector“, with supporting documentation for submission to the GEF for CEO endorsement.

The proposed full sized project is called to reduce the gap between the current capacities od protected areas (PAs) with their increasing vulnerability to emerging threats, on the one hand, and the growing needs to preserve and sustainability maintain the biological and ecosystem diversity that is among the top five in Europe, on the other. The project will aim to reduce newly emerging threats to the key biodiversity values and provide for sustainable management options and increased funding for PAs.

The proposed project will make an incremental effort in assisting the protected area management with tools and instruments aimed at diversifying and improving the sustainable tourism offering and targeted PAs, thus providing for sustainable incremental income and a development option that will valorize the unique nature values without further threatening them. The project will also link the PAs to the funding opportunities provided by the governmental grant programmes for tourism development.

The GIS/mappin Specialist will be involved in spatial data processing, mapping and geo-referencing for project pilot sites and intervetions durign the PPG phase.

The Consultant will closely work with Lead International and National Expert for PPG and UNDP Team.

Duties and Responsibilities

The list below outlines key responsibilities and deliverables of this contract. The PPG Initiation Plan for this project provides further and more detailed guidance regarding the responsibilities of the prospective PPG team and must be consulted accordingly.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Support the project team in identifying existing GIS data relevant for project development
  • Update where needed, the protected area layout and status map currently available, thus producing the most recent PA map in the country
  • Develop and overlay exiting GIS data for the project pilot sites in line with project development requirements; it is expected that several pilot PA maps (zoning) with a broader PA area (land use) will be required, and vegetation/land use map for the selected restoration sites will be requested
  • Present the maps in the line with the UNDP-GEF requirements (provided by UNDP Office and PPG Team Lead)



Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date



An updated PA map for BiH, geo-referenced information (geo-spatial coordinates) and project sites maps for the Project document


February 28, 2021



Address relevant comment received from stakeholders


June 30, 2021



Corporate competencies:

  • 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 favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as geography, spatial planning, spatial data management


  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrable experience in spatial data processing, GIS and mapping

Languages Requirements:

  • Fluency in languages of people of BiH;
  • Proficiency in English would be a strong asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in mapping for the environmental reporting/programming in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a strong advantage;
  • Access to the most recent official digital data related to protected area system in BiH is a strong advantage.

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR



Relevant Education

max 20 points
18 points allocated for MSc/MA
+ up to 2 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 50 points 

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

max 20 points 

Knowledge of English

max 10 points - will be assessed as:
10 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 8 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 6 points;
intermediate - 4 points;
beginner - 2 point. 

Technical Evaluation Criteria



Rating based on Qualifications


Experience in mapping for the environmental reporting/programming in Bosnia and Hezregovina


Submitted methodology



Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has 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 and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:


  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work: 
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.


  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.

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