Back Individual Consultant - Meteorology and Aviation Expert

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

Post Title:

Meteorology and Aviation Expert

Anticipated Starting Date:

ASAP

Duration:

Six months with a possibility of extension

Location:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Project:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

National or International consultancy:

International Consultant

A.Project Title

Meteorology and Aviation Expert

B. Project Description

Organizational Setting:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Regional Office for West Asia delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives. This consultancy is established at the West Asia Office within the framework of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement between UNEP and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Consultant will report to the Programme Manager at UNEP West Asia Office.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager in UNEP West Asia Office and in coordination with the respective department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia and the National Centre for Meteorology, the Consultant will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities:

Assessment of the current capabilities of airport infrastructure and services, with reference to the requirements of Annex 3, in relation to meteorological observations (including meteorological sensors), reports, forecasts, warnings, presentations and deliverables.Identification of necessary changes or remedial actions to improve the deficiencies discovered, including development requirements, in relation to compliance with SARPs and procedures.Determine the current operational status of the meteorological navigation services.Recommend the necessary remedial measures to improve the efficiency of meteorological services for air navigation.Perform other related duties as may be required by the National Centre for Meteorology.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in Arabic is preferred

Professional Certificates

N/A

D. Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultant will be expected to deliver the following output

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Deliverables

First Deliverables

Assessment report of current capabilities of airport infrastructure.

Second Deliverables

Recommendations and remedial actions to improve deficiencies identified

E. Institutional Arrangement

The consultant will be supervised by the Programme Manager in UNEP West Asia Office in close collaboration with the National Center for Meteorology and the relevant department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia.

F. Duration of the Work[1]

The contract duration will be for an initial period of six months with a possibility of extension subject to continuation of mandate, availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

G. Duty Station

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.Payments shall be made to the individual contractor upon successful completion and certification by UNDP that services have been satisfactorily performed, based upon the actual number of working days.Payment shall be made as a deliverables-based lump upon the receipt of the deliverables and certification of satisfactory performance

Payment

Phases

Payment Percentage

1st payment

Assessment report of current capabilities of airport infrastructure.

50%

2nd payment

Recommendations and remedial actions to improve deficiencies identified

50%

[1] The IC modality is expected to be used only for short-term consultancy engagements. If the duration of the IC for the same TOR exceeds twelve (12) months, the duration must be justified and be subjected to the approval of the Director of the Regional Bureau, or a different contract modality must be considered. This policy applies regardless of the delegated procurement authority of the Head of the Business Unit.


Competencies

Required skills and competencies:

Previous practical experience in similar tasks in aviation communications, Air Traffic Services procedures, World Area Forecast Centres (WAFC) and MET Control Offices (MWO).

Experience at a senior level in the organization, management and operation of national aviation meteorological services and in the preparation of analysis for forecasting and in the procurement, procurement, positioning, and maintenance and calibration requirements of meteorological instruments.

Desired additional skills and competencies

Sound knowledge of all relevant WMO and ICAO technical documents.Awareness of relevant provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and relevant Annexes and other ICAO documents and related procedural requirements.Knowledge of environment issues in Saudi Arabia is an asset.


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education:

Master’s (or PhD) in meteorology or related fields or successful completion of a recognized course of aviation meteorologist (WMO meteorologist as described in WMO No. 258).

Min. years of relevant Work experience:

Minimum 7 years of experience in forecasting weather information analysis including experience in interpretation of radar and satellite information, numerical and weather forecasting, aviation hazardous weather phenomen

Recommended Presentation of Offer

For purposes of generating Offers whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their comparative analysis, it is best to recommend the preferred contents and presentation of the Offer to be submitted, as well as the format/sequencing of their presentation. The following documents may be requested:

Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and complete the assignment. A methodology is recommended for intellectual services, but maybe omitted for support services [Note: this is optional for support services]; Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per the template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the Proposal. 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 the 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.

B.Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Step I: Screening and desk review:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Technical Criteria (CV review and Desk Review/Interview optional) – maximum 70 points. Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV desk review (who will score at least 49 points) will be considered for the next evaluation stage, i.e., financial evaluation.

Applications will be first screened, and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:

Master’s (or higher) in Climate Change, Environmental Sciences or equivalent

At least 15 years of proven experience in environmental assessment; Familiarity with the Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) methodology and DPSIR framework.Experience in international publication on Environment Reports and related issues.Knowledge of environmental issues in Saudi Arabia is an assetWork experience in organizing training and workshops. Teamwork and communication skillsKnowledge of environmental issues in Saudi Arabia is an assetTeamwork and communication skills

Technical Skills:

The qualified candidate should be fully autonomous in preparing policy papers and presentations, mastering office tools and strong project management skills

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Weight Per Technical Competence

5 (outstanding): 96% - 100%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated an OUTSTANDING capacity for the analyzed competence.

4 (Very good): 86% - 95%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a VERY GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.

3 (Good): 76% - 85%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence.

2 (Satisfactory): 70% - 75%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a SATISFACTORY capacity for the analyzed competence.

1 (Weak): Below 70%

The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a WEAK capacity for the analyzed competence.

Interview (optional)

The qualified candidates might call for an interview to demonstrate their knowledge about the requirements.

Step II: Financial Assessment:

Financial Proposal – Maximum 30 points

Duly accomplished Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Template using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II)

PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:

The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables. The financial Proposal should include all relevant costs (consultancy fees, all envisaged travel costs, living allowances, etc.).

UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.

Financial proposal – Maximum 30 points

Duly accomplished Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Template using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II)

PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:

The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables. Financial proposal should include all relevant cost (consultancy fees, all envisaged travel costs, living allowances, etc.).

Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)

The following formula will be used to evaluate the financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal

µ = price of the lowest-priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described.

Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described.

Given the volume of applications that UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

UNDP reserves the right to reject any incomplete applications.

Please be informed that we don’t accept applications submitted via email.

Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described.
Given the volume of applications that UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

application can find related document on the following link

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=94389

UNDP reserves the right to reject any incomplete applications.

Please be informed that we don’t accept applications submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit an application via UNDP Jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP Jobsite system. Please note that UNDP Jobsite system allows only one uploading of application documents, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online application submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload a maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email mohammed.abbas@undp.org with a copy to nora.alzahid@undp.org While the Procurement Unit would endeavour to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 3 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice

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.

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