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National Consultant for Assessment of Vulnerable Piers and Maritime Assets used by Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies in Southern Philippines
|Location :||Manila, Philippines, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||25 working days spread over 2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working days spread over 2 months|
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.
The Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supports capacity building of maritime law enforcement agencies with a view to increase operational capacity to exercise control over maritime zones, develop and increase maritime domain awareness, and promote information sharing and White Hull diplomacy in the Southeast Asian and Pacific regions.
Many maritime law enforcement agencies in the Southeast Asian region such as Coast Guard services, marine police or other maritime regulatory agencies dock vessels at public piers, or poorly secured piers in coastal locations. Given the speed at which ISIS claimed responsibility for the recent Maldives attack in April 2020, it is clear the targeting of law enforcement/security forces vessels at vulnerable piers can be a modus operandi promoted by ISIS.
It is also possible that copycat attacks may follow and therefore important for maritime law enforcement agencies to review security measures for vessels docked at vulnerable piers. Similarly, ISIS-linked militants launched a large-scale attack in the City of Marawi in the Southern Philippine province of Mindanao in May 2017. Geography and maritime border security issues in the region are believed to have facilitated the movement of the terrorist group, allowing them to traverse into the city using several key maritime routes.
A comprehensive assessment of vulnerable piers and other maritime assets in Southern Philippines will be an invaluable tool to address the region’s maritime security challenges by increasing resiliency and strengthening security of key maritime infrastructure and assets.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The UNODC seeks a consultant to provide substantive direction, guidance, and recommendations through the conduct of a Risk Assessment of Vulnerable Piers and Maritime Assets in Southern Philippines. The focus of the assessment are those piers/ports in the ZambaSulTa region with maritime law enforcement assets, and/or locations at which maritime law enforcement assets are temporarily docked.
The consultant is expected to review the risk factors of several maritime law enforcement assets in the area and identify procedural and technological measures for target hardening. The consultant will also provide recommendations to improve procedural processes to mitigate risk factors by facilitating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) updating.
The assessment will be conducted in close partnership with key maritime law enforcement agencies such as the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police - Maritime Group.
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the overall supervision of the UNODC GMCP Programme Coordinator (Southeast Asia and the Pacific) based in Bangkok, the consultant will perform the following tasks for the period 03 May – 30 June 2021:
Deliverable A – 15 Days
Deliverable B – 10 Days
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The following task and deliverables table shall guide the Consultant’s work:
The consultant will perform its work under the supervision and report directly to the Regional Programme Coordinator of Southeast Asia and the Pacific of the Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC.
The consultant will work closely with the GMCP Team, in particular, the UNODC National Programme Officer (Global Maritime Crime Programme) based in Manila.
Expected tangible and measurable outputs
Duty Station: Manila, Philippines
The consultant will be home-based during this consultancy. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work and travel of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government. Fieldwork, meetings and coordination shall be done in compliance with community quarantine policies.
Duration of work: 25 working days from May to June 2021 (schedule of report submissions and other related documents is as indicated in the Expected Outputs and Deliverables clause).
Regular updating/reporting to the designated coordinator assigned for the particular project is as stated above.
Travel: UNODC will cover the costs related to travel, including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses in cases when necessary travel is required.
Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy service. It is recommended that the consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of the consultancy. The IC will report to UNODC the progress of the tasks agreed upon and closely consult with UNODC in carrying out the assignments.
Required Skills and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR
The individual consultant 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:
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%]
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The IC will be paid with a lump sum amount (all-inclusive package) after completion and submission of every deliverable, as specified in the schedule of payments below:
Note: If duty travels are expected/needed, UNODC will cover the cost of the airfare/accommodation.
However, no DSA is to be provided. UNODC will make all the travel arrangements as necessary.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
All applications will be reviewed by the UNDP Philippines’ evaluation committee. An assessment of the best offer will be made using a Combined Scoring method where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and the financial proposal or price offer will be weighted 30%.
ANNEXES TO THE TOR
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: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
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.