IC/004/2021 - Senior Technical Advisor


Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :25-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Crisis Response
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
28-Feb-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :100 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :100 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.


Background

Libya continues to face a myriad of challenges in building resilience both in terms of preparedness for disasters (man-made or natural) as well as in terms of managing sudden crises. The complexity of the current conflict places great stress on the Libyan society and the political system. As a result, the country is prevented from implementing required measures to strengthen national and local capacities and to effectively formulate a comprehensive framework for disaster and crisis management. Conserted efforts are needed to establish an integrated mechanism that is capable of preparing the nation for disasters and managing crises efficiently.

 

In the fragile context of Libya, two main crises intersect with one another; the ongoing civil war and the outbreak of COVID 19 global pandemic. Combined, these two have produced severe consequences at every level of the Libyan government and society.  If not managed effectively, this multi-faceted crises situation could give rise to new emergencies and/or exacerbate existing conditions with a particularly alarming impact on the most vulnerable. In the mid to long term, there is a need to strengthen capacities both at the government (national/local) and societal levels in order to manage sudden crises and to be prepared for disasters, keeping in the key principle that no one is left behind.

 

In December 2020, UNDP Libya approved a Project Document in support of the Libyan Government to “Strengthen Governance on Disaster and Crisis Mangement in Libya”, funded by the Government of Italy for the implementation of Phase 1.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will deliver the following products and services to the country office under the supervision of the Project Manager:

 

  1. Provide senior technical advice to implement Phase 1 of the Project “Strengthening Governance on Disaster and Crisis Mangement in Libya”
  2. Develop stakeholder engagement strategy and identify government institutions to spearhead the Government’s Crisis and Disaster Management System
  3. Develop quarterly project work plans and support local contractors and/or project officers in Libya to liaise with government partners in establishing the Government’s Crisis and Disaster Management System
  4. Draft Mandates for NCAC and MCAC
  5. Represent or accompany (virtually or in person) UNDP in meetings with government partners and counterparts on technical discussions related the establish of a governance system strenghthening crisis and disaster management in Libya.

Provide input to donor and/or project board meeting, and develop semi-annual and annual donor reports


Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience in crisis management, crisis preparedness;
  • Cognizant of conceptual planning of establishing a crisis and disaster management system in Libya;
  • Experience working in MENA region is essential;
  • Experience with the United Nations/UNDP would be an added advantage;


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in peace studies, political science, social sciences, development studies or any other relevant field.

Years of experience:

A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience (including as an academic/researcher and practitioner).

Specific Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in crisis management, crisis preparedness;
  • Cognizant of conceptual planning of establishing a crisis and disaster management system in Libya;
  • Experience working in MENA region is essential;
  • Experience with the United Nations/UNDP would be an added advantage;

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

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

  1. Proposal:

(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;

(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable);

  1. Financial proposal in the UNDP format – Annex 3 and 3A;
  2. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  3. Applicants must submit a duly completed and signed Annex II Offeror´s letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment;

Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form and Financial Proposal Form can be found in the following link:
https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75393;

Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following e-mail address no later than 25 February 2021 to
Email: tenders.ly@undp.org;
Note
Applications without i) financial offer, ii) P11 form and iii) Documents mentioned under Technical Proposal
will NOT be considered for evaluation;
Financial proposal should be on provided format (i.e Annex 3- OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP);



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