The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) (www.thegef.org) unites 183-member governments—in partnership with international institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector—to address global environment issues. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer and persistent organic pollutants. Since 1991, the GEF has provided US$12.5 billion in grants and leveraged US$58 billion in co-financing for 3,690 projects in 165 developing countries. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP) the GEF has made more than 20,000 grants totaling about US$1 billion to civil society and community-based organizations.
The GEF will support priority activities towards these objectives. The GEF funded SAP implementation Project has the objective “to integrate water resources management in the Kura river basin to address water-energy-food-ecosystem security nexus through the implementation of agreed actions in the SAP”.
There will be five components to support the countries to achieve this objective. These are:
Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibility of this expert is to provide overall junior level input to the UNDP-GEF Kura II Project related to the necessary structures for hydrology in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert will provide a series of inputs over the course of the year, as assigned and agreed, based on the growing expertise in hydrological issues, as assigned by the Regional Project Analyst. The Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert inputs will be based on the weekly assessed needs of the project pertaining to hydrological inputs needed. S/he will be responsible for communicating relevant technical information within UNDP-GEF Kura II Project to the project team, project national and international experts, and project stakeholders.
The work of the Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert will include providing support to project reports, including formatting and translation as needed, supporting trainings, workshops, and conferences held by the project, and conducting trainings for stakeholders on an as needed basis. Additionally, inputs will be expected to transfer project trainings to on-line video trainings, working with project stakeholders, and other IWRM related work, depending on the scope of the project needs.
The work of the Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert will vary based on the specific needs of the PCU over the scope of the year. The Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert will be assigned specific inputs, with specific deliverables as the needs arise as assessed on a weekly review of project progress, under the guidance and authorization of the Regional Project Analyst. All deliverables will include a clear number of days needed to complete the assignment, timeframe for completion, and guidelines pertaining to the deliverable quality and acceptability. These will be agreed by the Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert, upon acceptance of the assignment.
The deliverables of the deliverables will include:
Tasks and specific deliverables for the Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert will be assigned by the Regional Project Analyst on weekly basis with anticipated time inputs for each assignment to be discussed and agreed. These will be reflected in “assignment notes” kept by the Regional Project Analyst. Payments will be made monthly for approved task completion and accepted deliverables based on daily rate (or portion of daily rate) as per UNDP IRH Consultant Timesheet approved by the certifying officer. It is expected the workload will vary based on project needs and availability of the Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert.
The Junior Hydrology Expert will report to the Regional Project Analyst. Deliverables will be reviewed and approved by the project team and ultimately by the CTA/RPC.
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation (max points 15).
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azerbaijan Junior Hydrology Expert (IRH)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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