IC 004/20- International Consultant to support on implementation Climate Action for Human Security in Al Hwaizeh Marshland Project

Location : Home- based, IRAQ
Application Deadline :17-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :40 working days for the duration from 15th Jan,2021 -15th Dec,2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :40 WD

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.


Iraq suffers from extremism in its environmental conditions that lead to floods in winter and droughts in summer, and climate change is one of the important causes of this extremism, which needs an urgent response that reduces the negative impacts that may affect local communities and prevent internal displacement and external migrations.Drought episodes are common throughout Iraq and have produced enormous economic, environmental and social impacts, Climate-induced droughts have increasingly affected the marshlands in the South of Iraq and poor water quality is prevalent and is another cause for displacement and migration.

Climate change may well pose an existential threat to returning internal displaced people, men  will continue to be forced to leave the marsh homelands and their traditional occupations to seek employment in urban centers, leading to further fracturing of family and social networks, with rising temperatures and reduced upstream headwater flows, climate change will lead to numerous adverse impacts on returning communities including exacerbation of water pollution/scarcity, intensification of disaster shocks, and threats to public health.

UNDP Regional bureau for Arab states (RBAS)have initiated a new regional project (the SDG-Climate Facility Project)  that aims to enhance the capacity of regional and national institutions to address climate change in a way that brings benefits across multiple development goals, while also reducing the impacts of conflict and crises, Iraq is one of eight Arab  countries to implement a project  that develop initiatives to demonstrate innovation and scalability in achieving a nexus between climate action, SDGs and crisis prevention/recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will carry out certain tasks to assist the project manager in achieving the project outcomes , including assessment studies, data analysis , providing  support and guidance on  Engineering details and designs related to the project facilities, so as equipment’s  specifications and material’s quantities ..etc.

He/She is expected to facilitate and accomplish the following services and tasks:

1-Provide guidance and advise on preparation of Multi criteria assessment survey  for selecting the  villages that will be covered by drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, adopting Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI),and draft the final report.

2- Conduct Market assessment of the solar PV water purification system if commercially available in Iraq, as well as the constructed wastewater treatment wetland system.

3- Provide guidance and advise to ensure development of high -quality technical feasibility study that contain all technical requirements for the project facilities Bids preparation, like designs drawings, BOQs, materials and equipment specifications ...etc. with cost estimation (this includes ToR of the feasibility study), preparation of the full package of bids based on UNDP procurement regulations and

4-Technical review and advice on the Environmental impact assessment reports related to the Project facilities .

6- Coordinate with the national consultant and the technical project team to ensure timely preparation of reports as per the requirements of the Donors and UNDP.



• 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.



• Able to communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.


• Capable of working in a high- pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;

• Excellent analytical and organizational skills;

• Exercises the highest level of responsibility and be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.


• Works well in a team;

• Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;

• Focuses on results for the client;

• Welcomes constructive feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a multi-disciplinary and professional background including Development, Environmental science, Engineering, experience in working on Project constructions, and have knowledge on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The following attributes are essential:

  1. MSc in Development, Master’s degree in engineering science, environmental engineering or another related fields (PHD is an asset)
  2. Technical experience on projects design (related to water& sanitation), on technical feasibility studies, Bids preparation and Projects cost estimation.
  3. previous experience in working with UN agencies or other international organizations responsible on project’s construction.
  4. Have knowledge on Environment, Climate Change, ecotourism, SDGs, humanitarian settlement with knowledge on solar energy.
  5. Experience or Knowledge of contexts of Iraq.
  6. Proven professional skills in developing high quality reports


The application should contain below mandatory documents:

  • The technical proposal should also contain personal CV (Mandatory) , indicating education background/professional qualifications, all experience, furthermore, providing duly filled the form of  Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability (Mandatory) whereby includes financial Proposal (Mandatory) that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per deliverables mentioned in this TOR, in addition to  the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

The detailed terms of reference and the Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability form are available in the following link with mentioned Job Title above  :


Please note you can upload only one document in the online application, therefore combine the CV, and the Letter of Confirmation and Availability as one pdf and upload it accordingly.moreover, please note that failure to submit required mandatory documents by UNDP will lead to rejection of your offer.


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