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National Consultant for The Blue Enforcement project (working for UNODC, Bangkok Office - Home Based) - For Sri Lankans only
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Grade: National Consultant, Unspecified
Job Expired 18 Jun 2021
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Job Description

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.


Background

AGENCY/PROJECT NAME : UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP)/UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP)

COUNTRY OF ASSIGNMENT : Sri Lanka

About 90% of the world’s cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only less than 2% is physically inspected by Customs authorities. This fact provides ample opportunities for illicit activities, such as avoiding Customs duties, circumventing quotas, or smuggling protected timber and wildlife, fisheries crime, nuclear materials, weapons and drugs. Today, it is widely believed that the only viable way to control containerized cargo is through information-based risk analysis followed by detection technologies. In this way, it becomes possible to target high-risk consignments and proceed with physical examinations only when needed.

The UNODC-World Customs Organization (WCO) Container Control Programme (CCP) targets illegal containerized shipments by building risk assessment and inspection capacity in specialized Port Control Units (PCUs) and Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs), made up of officers from Customs, national police, and other relevant law enforcement agencies. The CCP implements activities in multiple phases, ranging from technical needs assessments to establishment of Port Control Units (PCUs) and training of the officials.

Objectives of the Assignment

The purpose of the assignment is to support CCP programme management staff based in Bangkok, Thailand by assisting with the general management and implementation of the project “Container Control Programme” (GLO/G80) activities in South Asia with a special focus on fisheries crime, in accordance with UNODC rules and regulations. The consultant will be expected to organize and deliver training in the Maldives and other CCP countries, primarily in South Asia. The consultant will assist with the development and supervision of training, drafting of reports, coordination of meetings and other events, and drafting of programme documents.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision and policy guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for South Asia, the global UNODC CCP Programme Coordinator in Vienna and the CCP Regional Coordinator for South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the incumbent will be responsible for implementing the project “UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme” (GLO/G80) activities in South Asia with a special focus on fisheries crime.

In accordance with UNODC rules and regulations, activities have to be done as follows:

  1. Assist the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator in activities related to the management, implementation and monitoring of the project;
  2. Provide substantial support to all project activities, including, organizing training activities, workshops and national and regional meetings with a special focus on combating, detecting and preventing illegal fisheries crime;
  3. Advise and support the Regional Programme Coordinator, the CCP HQ fisheries crime focal point and the Port Control Unit Officials on issues related to fisheries crime;
  4. Identify and prioritize requirements for training activities, ensure appropriate nominations and arrangements with regard to fisheries crime;
  5. Prepare work plans, monitoring reports (biennial and annual), background documents, and other project monitoring projects as needed;
  6. Support the Regional Programme Coordinator in day-to-day communication with counterparts in the region;
  7. Assist in the preparation of expert missions as required;
  8. Act as a liaison officer, at the regional level, between the various agencies participating in the implementation of the project;
  9. Collect documents and keep files related to the project implementation;
  10. Oversee the preparation of information materials (brochures, website, posters, etc.) in support of the Container Control Programme; disseminate CCP-related materials to governments, NGOs and the general public;
  11. Liaise with counterparts, senior officers and technical staff in relevant UNODC units and field offices, other UN departments and offices, funds, programmes and specialized agencies, Officials in national governments, international organizations, NGOs, etc.
  12. Perform other duties, as required.
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Duration of Assignment, Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel

This assignment is for the maximum of 6 months (130 workdays), from 1 July 2021 until 31 December 2021. Possibility for extension is subject to availability of funds.

Duty station: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended that a consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of consultancy.

Final Products

Timely and satisfactory completion of assigned tasks, with consistent attention to quality and detail of outputs as follows:

Deliverable / Output / Workdays & payment schedule

1) Deliverable A / Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok / 21 days (31 July 2021)

2) Deliverable B / Same output with deliverable A / 21 days (31 August 2021)

3) Deliverable C / Same output with deliverable A / 21 days (30 September 2021)

4) Deliverable D / Same output with deliverable A / 21 days (31 October 2021)

5) Deliverable E / Same output with deliverable A / 21 days (30 November 2021)

6) Deliverable F / Same output with deliverable A / 21 days (31 December 2021)

Upon satisfactory completion and submission of each deliverable a payment prorated to the number of days and expressed as a percentage of the contract value shall be made.

Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls

The incumbent shall be under direct supervision of Mr. Ulrich Meiser, Regional Coordinator of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme for South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.


Competencies
  1. Familiarity with technical assistance activities and experience in project development.
  2. Understanding of the situation in the relevant countries/region related to the rules in the fight against fisheries crime is desirable.
  3. Fluency in English (oral and written)
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Required Skills and Experience

The assignment requires a qualified individual with the following expertise:

Education:

A first-level university degree in law, criminology, political science, international relations or other relevant disciplines.

Experience:

  • Familiarity with technical assistance activities and experience in project development.
  • Understanding of the situation in the relevant countries/region related to the rules in the fight against fisheries crime is desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required and knowledge of the language used in the designated countries.

Review Time Required

The incumbent’s outputs will be monitored and reviewed by the Regional Coordinator of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme for South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Required Documents

The following documents will be requested;

a) Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as contact details (e-mail and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

b) Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive daily professional fee. If an offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP separately to consultants.lk@undp.org

Criteria for Selection of the best offer

The award of the contract will 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 490 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria / Weight / Max. Point (Technical Criteria : 70% / 700 maximum points & Financial : 30% / 300 maximum points)

  1. Qualifications in terms of education and specialization / 10.5% / 100 points;
  2. Professional experience, to support the country to establish the effective and operational network of practitioners in the Indian ocean region to coordinate and exchange the data, intelligence and evidence in complex corruption and money laundering cases / Experience in working/training events with UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme and law enforcement agencies / 28% / 350 points;
  3. Working experience with/within international organizations, civil society organizations and/or national authorities / 21% / 150 points;
  4. Fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills / 10.5% / 100 points.

Payment Terms : Lumpsum Milestones

Deliverables / Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

  • Deliverable A / 21 working days: 16,66%
  • Deliverable B / 21 working days: 16,66%
  • Deliverable C / 21 working days: 16,66%
  • Deliverable D / 21 working days: 16,66%
  • Deliverable E / 21 working days: 16,66%
  • Deliverable F / 21 working days: 16,66%

Payment of the professional fees shall be made upon satisfactory completion and/or submission of outputs/deliverables.

HOW TO APPLY

The application should contain:

  1. Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work;
  2. Updated CV to include qualifications/competencies and relevant past experience in similar projects and contact details of 3 professional referees who can certify your competencies, professionalism, quality of writing, presentation and overall suitability to this TOR;
  3. Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combination of factors including cover letter, the credentials on offer and brief interview (optional) and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP;
  4. Please send the Financial Proposal separately to the following e-mail address: consultants.lk@undp.org stating the vacancy number/position in the subject line. Failing to provide correct vacancy number & Position would be a disqualification.

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (


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Amount in words: (Rs.


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Financial Proposal (Format can be accessed via link Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability)

Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.

For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. ?Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.

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