Haiti’s extreme vulnerability to climate change induced risks has been well documented. Since the year 2000, ten cyclonic floods have occurred in different parts of Haiti, killing 155 people and affecting 277,498. Out of these ten, three floods affected the region around Trois Rivieres. In the same period, 16 non-cyclonic floods have occurred in Haiti, killing 2725 people, and affecting 88,466. While all regions in Haiti are susceptible to climate-induced flooding, the Trois Rivières watershed (spread throughout three regions- Artibonite, North and North-West) in Haiti has been identified as having a particularly high-risk of climate-induced flooding according to four different studies and assessments. Trois Rivières as also been identified as the primary “high priority” watershed vulnerable to flooding in Haiti.

In June 2016, the government of Haiti has requested UNDP to assist in the formulation of a Green Climate Fund (GCF) proposal for financing. Two preparation missions were conducted by a UNDP team of consultants to Haiti to work on a draft Concept Note and a draft prefeasibility study that would allow the Government of Haiti to access funding for a full proposal to the amount of 38.2 million USD.

The Government of Haiti has specifically requested the selection of the Trois Rivieres watershed as the project target site. Therefore, this project has been designed with the objective to reduce impacts of climate-induced flooding in the Trois Rivières catchment through integrated flood management approach, that combines physical interventions for flood control, focusing on run-off water including erosion control measures and agroforestry interventions upstream of key flooded areas, that will build resilience to climate-induced flooding with enhancement of governance and capacity building interventions that serve as key elements in maintaining the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the proposed project interventions.

In conjunction with Government co-financing leveraged for this project, GCF resources will be used to address several key technical, capacity and information-based barriers that hinder effective integrated water resources management in the context of climate change risks. The project is a strategic instrument to implement the Haitian NAPA, PSDH and NDC

This project uses an integrated flood management approach that has the objective of protecting ecosystems, infrastructure and the health and well-being of communities in the Trois Rivieres watershed from climate-induced flood risks, while also building their resilience to anticipated impacts through capacity building and governance enhancement, as key elements in maintaining the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the proposed project. This two-fold approach is demonstrated through the following project outputs:

  1. Output 1: Flood proofed infrastructure and soil conservation measures to reduce impacts of extreme weather events in the Trois Rivières watershed.
  2. Output 2: Development of a flood management governance framework and capacity building of local actors for climate change resilience.

UNDP is therefore mobilizing a team of 5 international consultants (Feasibility Study expert, Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Expert, Environmental Economist, Climate Change Modeling Expert and a Proposal Formulation specialist) with the support of a national consultant to support UNDP to prepare the full proposal in time for submission.

Deberes y responsabilidades

Scope and objectives 

The main objective of the consultancy is to provide technical expertise in Integrated Flood Control to develop a full Feasibility Study for decreasing current and future flood impacts in the Trois Rivieres Watershed. The feasibility study expert has responsibility for defining a set of interventions; both in terms of hard measures (grey and green infrastructure) and soft measures (e.g. policy and trainings), that will be most effective in dealing with increasing floods, and hence build the climate resilience of communities effected by flooding. The feasibility study expert is responsible for coordinating with the proposal development team, government counterparts, the national consultant to develop and write the feasibility study for the funding proposal. The feasibility study includes, but is not limited to, justification of the approach to integrated flood control proposed, a spatial analysis of flood vulnerability in the basin, definition, and a cost-benefit analysis of grey and green infrastructure options (slope stabilization, vegetation of ravines, planting along relief curves, micro-retention in upstream areas, gabions, rip rap, agroforestry etc.)  and developing the project logic framework. The consultant is required to work closely with the other relevant experts to ensure that the document meets UNDP requirements and GCF requirements & investment criteria. S/he will work with the UNDP Haiti Country Office, under an overall technical guidance of the UNDP’s regional technical advisor (LAC). Particularly close collaboration will be required with the national consultant for data collection and the Proposal Formulation Specialist in order to ensure that the feasibility study accounts for the comprehensive information requirements for a GCF full proposal formulation.

Duration of the contract

55 working days between 1 April 2018 - 30 January 2019 including 1 field mission to Haiti totaling 15 days.

Consultant’s Responsibilities

The consultant is hired to assist and support the CO in Haiti to deliver a fully eligible funding proposal to the GCF. As such, the consultant will work under the supervision of and report to the Senior Deputy Country Director and the GCF country coordinator of the UNDP Country Office in Haiti. The work of the consultant will also be supervised and evaluated by the Senior Technical Adviser based in the UNDP Regional Center for LAC in Panama. The consultant is expected to:

Prepare the feasibility study of the funding proposal

  1. In collaboration with the Proposal Formulation Specialist, coordinate with other team members, to define and present the technical, economic and financial feasibility/viability of the project proposal, including details of proposed activities and outcomes, taking into consideration optimal design of an integrated flood management system (hard and soft infrastructure, given the socio-economic and bio-physical conditions of the Trios Rivieres Watershed, environmental and social safeguards (benefits and risks), and benefits to the most vulnerable beneficiaries, in a gender-responsive manner.
  2. In coordination with the technical consultants and in collaboration with the Proposal Formulation Specialist, analyse available data, fill data gaps and undertake necessary technical and institutional analysis, consultations with relevant government agencies, stakeholders and experts to obtain comments/suggestions and incorporate these comments into the feasibility study.
  3. The consultant is responsible for preparing the following annexes:
    1. Full Feasibility Study
    2. Detailed budget
    3. Project Timetable
    4. Procurement plan
    5. Operation and Maintenance plan
    6. Project Log frame

Reporting and coordination line:                   

  • The consultant will facilitate necessary contributions to the Feasibility Study by all national and international consultants assigned to respective tasks for GCF project formulation for Haiti;
  • The consultant (hired under UNDP’s Individual Contract modality) will report directly to the UNDP Haiti office;
  • The consultant will coordinate with other team members of project formulation team, government counterparts and UNDP during the consultation and formulation process and ensure that a proper feasibility analysis is produced in line with GCF requirements and cleared by the PTA;
  • Under guidance of the Proposal Formulation Specialist, the consultant will need to work closely with all the Technical Specialists hired to support this initiative. The consultant will also need to coordinate closely with the UNDP programme Officer in Haiti and the UNDP-GEF Senior Technical Advisor based in the Regional center in Panama.

UNDP Responsabilities

  • Preliminary Data collection, meetings, research and other supporting functions;
  • Quality assurance of the final annexes of the document;
  • Supervision of the other consultants with regards to their share in the feasibility study formulation;
  • All logistics in case of a determined need for a country visit (transportation in Haiti, meetings schedule, field visit logistics).

Epected deliverables and payment 

The consultant is responsible for his travel arrangements to come to Haiti.

Based on the scope of work outlined above, the consultant will be expected to deliver the following outputs and will be responsible for the delivery of the outputs within the suggested times; Payment to the consultant will be made in four (4) instalments upon certification of the completed tasks satisfactorily and per approved Time Investment Sheets, as per the following table.

Deliverables/ Outputs, Estimated Duration to Complete, Target Due Dates, Review and Approvals Required , Payments

  • Proposed structure of report to be completed, including necessary data and analyses to be carried out., 2 days, By mid May 2018, Reviewed by NDA, UNDP CO, LAC-RTA, 10%
  • Draft feasibility study consolidated with all due annexes: detailed budget - timetable - Procurement plan- Operations and Maintenance planLog frame , 25 days including field mission, By Mid August 2018, Reviewed by NDA, UNDP CO, LAC-RTA, 30%
  • Revisions with all required annexes that incorporates UNDP comments , 18 days , By mid November 2018, Reviewed by NDA, UNDP CO, LAC-RTA, 30%
  • Inputs to all reviews provided by UNDP and the GCF cleared by PTA, 10 days , By mid January 2019, Reviewed by NDA, UNDP CO, LAC-RTA, , 30%


Corporate Competencies

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental and sustainable development issues;
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly applied to environment profiling.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to identify needs and interventions for capacity enhancement of counterparts, clients and potential partners;
  • Ability to take responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Strong analytical skills; Exceptional ability in communication and networking, negotiations and writing;
  • Flexibility and ability to operate in different cultural settings and with a variety of stakeholders; culturally and gender sensitive.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

The successful candidate will have a background in Integrated Water Resources Management with a strong background in flood control and climate change adaptation and/or disaster risk reduction. Extensive functional experience in erosion control, agroforestry, and climate change adaptation, ideally in Haiti or other countries in the Caribbean, with strong technical skills in engineering design, project feasibility and management is a requirement.


  • Postgraduate degree (M.S) in, Integrated Water Resources Management, Sustainable Land Management with a focus on flooding, agroforestry, climate change adaptation or related fields.


  • At least 10 years of technical experience in project development or feasibility studies, in Haiti or other countries in the Caribbean
  • Substantial relevant experience in the design and implementation of integrated development projects, with experience in institutional analysis;
  • Experience of similar projects with global funds including GCF, GEF, Adaptation Fund or LDCF including:
    • Project design, management, and monitoring & evaluation;
    • Design of log frame with SMART indicators, work plan and budget formulation;
    • Working with multi-disciplinary teams, including local and expatriate technical experts;

Desirable criteria include:

  • Expertise in Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing is highly desirable;
  • Work experience related to climate change adaptation in Haiti or other countries in the Caribbean.
  • Experience in economic and financial analysis for project viability and budget formulations;
  • Familiarity with technical issues related to adaptation, methods of cost-benefit analysis for adaptation options, identification of multiple benefits of adaptation, including, economic, social and gender related.


  • Ability to understand, and speak French is required;
  • Ability to write, understand and speak English is required.

Qualified candidates are hereby requested to apply. The application must contain the following:

  • Brief letter of application;
  • Personal CV indicating relevant professional experienceand Copy of diplomas;
  • Brief description (max. 2 pages) of the proposed methodology on how to complete the assignment;
  • Planning logical, realistic for the efficient implementation of the activity;
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs (The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies all costs including professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc. that could possibly be incurred by the consultant and specified other costs if applicable).

An Individual who is of 62 years of age or older, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare their applications emphasizing on their relevant education, skills and experience required for this assignment. Methodologies must be subject oriented

The information in the breakdown of the offered lump sum amount provided by the offeror will be used as the basis for determining best value for money, and as reference for any amendments of the contract. The agreed contract amount will remain fixed regardless of any factors causing an increase in the cost of any of the components in the breakdown that are not directly attributable to UNDP.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

Criteria, Weight, Max. Point

Technical Competence (based on CV, Proposal and interview (if required)), 70%, 100

Professional qualifications and experience with respect to the TOR: , , 30 points

Methodology of approach in accomplishing the consultancy including though not limited to (a) stakeholder engagement strategy, (b) timeline, (c) strategies addressing possible risks and barriers and management responses, , 40 points

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100), 30%, 30 points

Please note that applications will only be considered if they include ALL the items listed above. Also note that the UNDP job portal website only allows for one document to be uploaded, so please combine all of the abovementioned items into one single Word or PDF document before uploading. Only shortlisted the applicants will be contacted.