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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Belize City
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Statistics
    • Climate Change
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Energy sector
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-12

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BBRFQ42014: Individual Consultant for the Collection of Data for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) - Belize

Belize City (Belize)

Background

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ADMINISTRATION

To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Application submitted via email will not be accepted: -

UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=##### (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”.

If requested by the Procurement Unit, the Financial Proposal should be submitted to procurement.bb@undp.org within 24 hours of a request. Failure to submit the Financial Proposal will result in disqualification.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to procurement.bb@undp.org within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=##### (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.

** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

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)

2. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

3. Financial proposal (prepared, but not submitted unless requested to do so)

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The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), launched officially in January 2016, aims to support eight Caribbean countries in advancing the process of low-emission risk-resilient development by improving energy security and integrating medium to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change. Interventions under the Project include supporting policy innovation through the development of a number of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and implementing actual technology that is both low-emission and advances climate risk management, including demonstration in the target countries. As such the UNDP, together with the Government of Japan is providing assistance to the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to support the development of NAMAs in national priority sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK

The Project Consultant, with guidance from the Government of Belize and the J-CCCP Project Management Unit (PMU) located in the UNDP Barbados and the OECS sub-regional office, and in close consultation with UNDP Belize Country Office will undertake all responsibilities with respect to the collection and collation of transport data from all municipalities in the country.

The Project Consultant has the following principal responsibilities and deliverables, as well as other related tasks that the PMU may identify as critical for the collection of the required information:

  1. The collection of data, via a methodology agreed by both parties, for the development of a NAMA in the transport sector including:
    • Data on the number of licensed buses and taxis inclusive of inter-city buses and “busitos”
    • Information on fuel consumption of buses and Taxis in miles per gallon
    • Distances travelled per bus and taxi by year
    • Detailed information on buses and taxis imported /registered during the last 5 years.
    • Data on the number of passengers travelling in the various vehicles used for public transport
    • mileage
  2. Collection of other information identified (reports etc.) as pertinent to the emissions modelling, development of the MRV and the final NAMA report
  3. Verification of data collected and identification of gaps and information required to address them
  4. Collation of information into Microsoft Excel in a format developed in collaboration with the NAMA consultant
  5. Reporting on major gaps and sources of error in data collected
  6. Provision of final report to accompany collated data sets which will include summary descriptions of the information collected, sources of data, unresolved gaps and recommendations for improved data managemen

    For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1

    DELIVERABLES

    Expected deliverables and deadlines

    No.

    Deliverable

    Due Date (after contract signature)

    % Payment

    1

    Validated data sets for identified vehicle categories used for public transportation and first summary report on information collected

    8 weeks after contract signature 

    40%

    2

    Final technical report and finalized and validated data sets of required national transport data

    12 weeks after contract signature 

    60%

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information in high quality papers/reports and in effective presentations to different audiences;
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships/relationships, including with clients, focusing on results for the client/partner and responding positively to feedback.

Professionalism:

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Exercise the highest level of responsibility and be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.

Communication:

  • Active listening and dialogue (acknowledges and responds constructively to the points of view of others);
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.

Teamwork:

  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Focuses on results for the client;
  • Welcomes constructive feedback;

Good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations, supports and encourages open communication in the team, and facilitates team work.

Required Skills and Experience

I.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate will be evaluated against the following criteria:

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline e.g. climate change, energy, data management or statistics

Experience:       

  • 3 years of relevant working experience with data collection, management and statistical analysis related to climate change mitigation or national development issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Energy and/or Transport Sector.
  • Experience working with international donors and UNDP.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders in Belize or the Caribbean Region would be an added advantage.
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  • Skills:
  • Demonstrated analytical, communication, and data management skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in diverse settings, with a wide variety of stakeholders from governments, agencies, private companies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and research institutions is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, including a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written materials.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
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.
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