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International Consultant – Environmental Legal Consultant to Finalise the Wetland Bill and its Associated Regulations
|Location :||Port-Louis, MAURITIUS|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 person days (3 field missions if international) until October 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 person days (3 field missions if international) until October 2019|
The Project Management Unit (PMU) has been set up with the recruitment of the Project Manager and Project Assistant since June 2017. This unit is headed by a National Project Director nominated by the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping. The full team of the PMU has been reinforced by a Chief Technical Adviser for technical backstopping so as to successfully implement this project.
The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping was designated as the Implementing Partner for the project. The other responsible parties are the following:
The other stakeholders are Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Department of Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration, District Councils, Ministry of Arts and Culture, Reef Conservation, Shoals Rodrigues, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Mauritius joined the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in September 2001 and since then has nominated three Ramsar sites of International Importance. By joining the Convention, Mauritius has committed itself to the conservation and wise use of wetlands and has to reverse the trend of converting wetlands to other uses. However, despite having no significant legal framework, some activities around or inside wetlands are being controlled. To be in line with the Convention to protect and conserve effectively the remaining wetlands in Mauritius, a fully practical and enforceable legal framework is required.
The objective of this consultancy is to review the Wetland Bill that has been developed by the National Parks and Conservation Service of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security by identifying all gaps and constraints that may pose problems to its implementation and subsequently to recommend suitable and implementable measures to overcome them through a participatory and consultative approach. In doing so, it is expected that the reviewed bill can be finalized and enacted by parliament in order to protect and conserve the Wetlands in the Republic of Mauritius.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Environmental Legal Consultant shall be remunerated in accordance with the time schedule and deliverables approved by UNDP. UNDP will be represented as appropriate by the Head of Environment Unit, the Regional Technical Adviser, or the Independent Evaluation Office. The National Project Director, the Steering Committee and the Technical Committees set up for the project will also review and comment on the deliverables as appropriate. The list of Deliverables is shown in Table 1.
Table 1: List of Deliverables of the Environmental Legal Consultant
Deliverable 1: Agreed Work Plan;
Deliverable 2: Inception Report;
Deliverable 3: Draft report on the gaps and problems encountered to implement the Wetland Bill and recommendations on how to address these gaps and problems;
Deliverable 4: Final report on the gaps and problems encountered to implement the Wetland bill and recommendations on how to address these gaps and problems;
Deliverable 5: Draft copy of reviewed and updated Wetlands Bill and institutional framework;
Deliverable 6: Consultation Workshop on Wetland Bill;
Deliverable 7: Final copy of reviewed and updated Wetlands Bill and institutional framework;
Deliverable 8: Draft copy of the Regulations associated with the Wetlands Act;
Deliverable 9: Consultation Workshop on Regulations;
Deliverable 10: Final copy of the Regulations associated with the Wetlands Act;
Deliverable 11: Final validation workshop report and Final Report;
The Environmental Legal Consultant will provide high quality services to the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security of the Republic of Mauritius, and report to the National Project Director (NPD).
S/He will prepare a brief activity report on a quarterly basis, to be sent to the NPD and UNDP’s Head of Environment Unit. All deliverables shall be paid only after approval by the NPD and UNDP.
Duration of the Work
The Environmental Legal Consultant’s work schedule shall be for 50 working person days until October 2019 with the following breakdown, 35 field mission days (3 missions, if international) and 15 days home based.
During the field-based part of the assignment, the Environmental Legal Consultant will be based at the PMU Office, Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources and Shipping, LIC Building, Port Louis and also at the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security.
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial offer should be quoted as a lump sum amount, all-inclusive (professional fee, insurance, all travel costs, per diem, etc.). In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components. In the case of unforeseeable travel (additional mission for example), payment of travel costs including tickets, accommodation and terminal expenses should be agreed upon prior to travel between UNDP and Individual Consultant and will be reimbursed.
Payments will be effected based on deliverables as per Table 1 above.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents are requested:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The Evaluation Criteria for the Shortlisting of applicants is as per Table 2;
Candidates scoring a minimum of 70% of the maximum marks on the above criteria will be short-listed and called for a competency-based interview.
The financial offers will be evaluated giving the lowest price proposal 30 marks and marking the other more expensive proposals reverse proportionally to the cheapest offer.
The final scoring of short-listed candidates will take into account the interview score and the financial score.
The method of calculation of the final score is shown in Table 3 below.
Table 3: Calculation of Scores for Selection of the Environmental Legal Consultant
Interview: Weight (%): 70;
Financial: Weight (%): 30;
The candidate ranking highest shall be selected.
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.