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Healthcare Waste Management Specialist
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||21-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 14h 20m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 person days spread over 7 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June 2021 and ending on December 2021|
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.
Healthcare Waste Management Specialist
Project Title: Learning from China's Experience to Improve the Ability of Response to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific Region
With the continuing spread of COVID-19 globally, impact on human health and the economy intensifies. Confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as probable and suspected cases, continue to increase in most of the regions in the Philippines, with a high concentration in Metro Manila. Proper management of the significant medical, household, and other hazardous waste being generated is an urgent and essential intervention as it could pose additional risks to health and the environment. The ADB has estimated that in Metro Manila, around 280 tons per day of additional medical wastes will be generated, or 16,800 tons for 60 days. There are currently more than 11,000 metric tons of health care waste issued with special permit to transport by the DENR since the March lockdown.
Health care facilities follow stringent guidelines in waste management issued by the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). However, with the increasing volume of medical and hazardous wastes, including infected face masks, gloves, gowns, coveralls, and other protective equipment, the capacities of hospitals, especially those catering to COVID-19 patients and probable and suspected cases, may soon be not enough. Treatment, storage and disposal facilities and personnel in the country are also limited, mostly located in the National Capital Region. There have been reports that hospital wastes are also being refused by waste management actors due to fear that they might also get infected.
In this context, this regional COVID response project (the “Project”), funded by China’s South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF), aims to effectively improve the response to COVID-19 in the areas of medical waste management and preparedness in the Philippines, with special focus on following strategic areas: 1) improving the medical waste management capacity technically and operationally to prevent the further containment of COVID-19 and to respond the increasing medical waste and enhancing the technical capacities of health care workers and service providers to treat medical waste; 2) provision of capacity development (provision of technical training materials and training courses) on general health precautionary measures to health care professionals, local government staff and others that carry out essential services (transportation, energy, water, waste, food delivery); 3) sharing good practices and experiences at the regional and global level for future responses and preparedness for related pandemics.
This assignment will build on and add value to China’s and UNDP CO’s ongoing efforts to support the Philippines to reduce the risks and impacts of COVID-19.The Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) Specialist will provide technical support to UNDP on project implementation to ensure conformity of results with the Project Document and UNDP-CIDCA rules and regulations..
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and Scope of Work
The HCWM Specialist shall provide technical support and quality assurance on project activities, including procurement of devices, equipment, and consumables, provision of technical materials and training courses, development of long-term resilience plan and digital waste registry, conduct of medical waste study, and communication and visibility, while UNDP will recruit other consultants and contract one firm/NGO/CSO on implementing these activities. The HCWM Specialist shall also coordinate with DOH, DENR, device recipient hospitals/ facilities and other stakeholders on project-related activities.
The HCWM Specialist shall report to the focal Programme Officer and work in close collaboration with the Climate Action Programme Team (CAPT). Specific tasks are as follows:
Provide technical advices to the focal Programme Officer on ensuring appropriate delivery of project activities in healthcare waste management, through guidance on activity implementation and providing written technical reviews:
Coordinate with project implementation partners and stakeholders on ensuring appropriate delivery of project activities in healthcare waste management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Develop and maintain effective working relationships and coordination with key counterparts to ensure the strategic positioning of UNDP in COVID responses, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Duration of Work
Required Skills and Experience
The successful Individual Contractor should meet the following minimum qualification
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. professional fees X number of person-days, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet, transportation for activities within Metro Manila).
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Contractor must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration
The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timeline will be agreed upon between the Contractor and UNDP and will be implemented through issuance of contract amendment.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Team Leader of the Climate Action Programme Team of the Philippine CO prior to release of payments.
The Payment terms are as follows:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Incomplete submissions MAY result in disqualification.
Criteria for Selection of Best Offer
The combined scoring method where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30% shall be adopted.
Only applicants who will obtain 70 out of 100 obtainable points will be considered qualified and shortlisted.
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.
Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see the deadline of submissions above.
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.