Ridding the World of TB: Stories from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan

Ridding the World of TB: Stories from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan

Tuberculosis remains the world’s leading infectious disease killer, claiming 4,500 lives each day. Every year, some 558,000 people will develop a form of TB that is resistant to rifampicin, the most effective first-line drug, making successful treatment of the disease even more difficult and costly. Ending the global epidemic requires a comprehensive approach, rapid innovation and proven interventions, bold leadership, and intensive community engagement.



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PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER [Temporary]

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER [Temporary]
Level : P-3
Job ID : 113785
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Programme Management
Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station : MONTREAL
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 3/23/2019
Deadline : 3/29/2019

Project Manager, Cairo, Egypt

Project Manager, Cairo, Egypt OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.The unit of Infectious Hazards Management is responsible for supporting countries for prevention and control of high threat diseases of both epidemic and pandemic potential through development and dissemination of evidence-based policies, tools, norms and standards as well as strategies to control infectious disease hazards. The PIP Framework has been adopted by Member States in 201 Its implementation requires to manage three distinct areas of work: Coordination with the PIP Secretariat, managing the PIP Partnership Contribution (PC) funds implementation and monitoring and reporting on the progress of implemnetation of activities under the PIP PC funds in accordance with the agreed goals and objectives. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Coordinate with the PIP Secretariat and ensure effective organization, management and implementation of the PIP Framework supported activities and plans at the Regional and Country Officers. Coordinate with technical focal points implementing PIP PC activities at the regional and country office level; provide technical guidance and support to countries for development and implementation of appropriate work plans supported by the PIP PC funds. Oversee and manage the mechanisms, activities, to ensure effective coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the use of the PIP Partnership Contributions. Develop and implement a communication strategy on implementation of the PIP Framework and provide perspective, advice and guidance on activities related to the PIP Framework such as improving epidemiological and virological surveillance, influenza disease burden estimation, risk communication etc. as they are consistent with Framework procedures. Monitor all regional and country, technical and financial, implementation of PIP PC activities; Regularly monitor technical implementation of activities and progress against indicators, providing recommendations for course corrections as needed.; Generate technical and financial progress reports on implementation of all PIP PC activities in the region and its countries, using pre-defined indicators of success.; Ensure timely submission of technical and financial reports to the PIP Secretariat Participate in coordination meetings when called upon by the PIP Secretariat. Oversee and develop timely evidence-based reports to the Advisory Group and to the PIP Secretariat. Plan, manage and monitor the activities of the team so that activities reflect the administrative and budgetary standards, guidelines, priorities and directions of WHE/IHM and the allocation, monitoring the use of the resources so that adequate support is assured. Manage and develop work plans and performance indicators, monitor and evaluate the work of the team and its interaction with other teams so that the work is technically excellent, effectively and efficiently conducted, and completed to a high standard. Develop strategic partnerships with the various counterparts and international partners to implement appropriate interventions, including strategic planning, tactical and project planning, facilitation, instruction, and information and documentation development. Proactively inform the supervisor of situations which might pose a threat to WHO or its reputation and propose solutions to address the problems. Empower and motivate staff to use and support multi-disciplinary, cross-cutting approaches to work where beneficial for accomplishing goals. Represent the PIP Secretariat at international meetings and conferences, when required. Perform other related duties including replacing and backstopping as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Essential: University degree in social science, arts, administration/management or related field. And masters' degree in public health . Desirable: Training in project management, communicable disease programme management, communication skills or international relations Experience Essential: A minimum of 7 years in planning for public health and development at national and international level, including considerable experience in developing countries. Experience in developing or managing multi-sector partnership programmes Desirable Experience in WHO or the UN system, particularly WHO rules and regulations related to legalmatters, and its role with the United Nations. Experience of collaboration with international organizations and NGOs an advantage. Skills Theoretical and practical knowledge on managing public health programmes, complemented by experience and in-depth understanding of the PIP Framework and International Health Regulations, working knowledge of other important related initiatives or frameworks. Excellent negotiating abilities to advise Member States. Proven experience in management (finances, budgets and staff) and clear proof of responsibility for management of work plan activities. Demonstrated effectiveness in building sustained partnerships and working with others in international settings. Capacity to work on cross-sectoral projects. WHO Competencies Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Setting an example Creating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 72,637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1550 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: . Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Programme Specialist, Cairo, Egypt

Programme Specialist, Cairo, Egypt Level: P-3 Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 26 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time) Duty station: Cairo, Egypt Job ID: 21627 The Regional Programme Specialist post is located in the Arab States Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt. The incumbent reports directly to the Regional Population and Development Adviser. Under the guidance and leadership of the Adviser, the incumbent will coordinate and support day-to-day requirements of the P&D thematic area, and work closely with the P&D program assistant and other advisers and specialists in overseeing various components of the regional programme. S/He will be part of an inter-disciplinary team and will ensure that this support and guidance is provided to countries on P&D in an integrated, coordinated and timely manner. Qualification and Experience Advanced university degree or equivalent in demography, statistics, population studies, economics, sociology or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post. 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management and development relevant to population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, of which three at the international level. Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population and development, data and statistical methods, census conduction, population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender programming. Field experience is a strong asset. Strong communications and writing skills in English; working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is desirable. Experience in programme and/or technical assistance with UNFPA.

Programme Analyst Inclusive Growth, Cairo

Programme Analyst Inclusive Growth, Cairo Practice Area - Job Family: Poverty Reduction - INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND INNOVATION Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 02/04/2019 Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience, I-Master's Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience Languages Required: Desired: Arabic, English Grade: NOB Vacancy Type: FTA Local Posting Type: External Bureau: Arab States Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension Background Following the Transformation Exercise of 2018 UNDP Egypt has aligned its structure to respond to the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2018-2022 and service model. The new Structure consolidates the Programme Team into three thematic clusters, based on the three outcomes within the new Country Programme i.e.: Inclusive Growth and Innovation Environment and Climate Resilience Gender Equality A new position of DCD (programme) will be created to supervise the Programme team and relieve the Country Director (CD) of routine management and administrative supervision of the Programme team's processes. This will enable better focus on strategic leadership and programme growth. All team leaders/Assistant Country Directors will bring greater value through enhanced focus on policy advice, partnership building, pipeline management, quality assurance, programme implementation, monitoring and reporting Post Context Under the guidance and supervision of the CD/Deputy Country Director (DCD) (P), the Team Leader/Assistant Country Director (Inclusive Growth and Innovation) manages a major, multi-disciplinary, programme portfolio Inclusive Growth, Local Government and Administrative Reform that promotes 'Leaving No One behind', aligned with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 8, 9, 12, 16, and 17. The portfolio comprises the specialized, sectoral areas of Inclusive and Pro-Poor, Local Economic Development and Entrepreneurship; Area-Based, Development Approaches for Scaling Up Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable, Local Economic Opportunities; Sustainable and Innovative Financing; Entrepreneurship; Innovative Utilization Of Information Technology To Reduce Exclusion; and Governance: Strengthening National Capacities For Social Accountability and Core Government Functions to Plan, Coordinate and Monitor the Achievement of the SDGs. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader/ACD (P), Inclusive Growth and Innovation, the Programme Analyst is one of the team of professionals and support staff who provide formulation and continued monitoring of implementation of related programme interventions. The incumbent is responsible for management of the UNDP programme in the areas of Inclusive and Pro-Poor, Local Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Sustainable and Innovative Financing; Entrepreneurship; and Innovative Utilization Of Information Technology To Reduce Exclusion The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio. The incumbent supervises and leads programme support staff and coordinates activities of the projects' staff. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme design and implementation. Duties and Responsibilities Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results: Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNPDF, CPD, CPAP and other documents. Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. Policy Advice Serves as substantive source of policy advice to senior management in Inclusive and Pro-Poor, Local Economic Development and Entrepreneurship; Sustainable and Innovative Financing; Entrepreneurship; and Innovative Utilization Of Information Technology To Reduce Exclusion under the guidance of the supervisor, as follows: Generates policy papers and advice that address national priorities and needs for internal clearance in thematic/sectoral programme areas managed. Conducts policy research and analytics for evidence-based, national/country-focused policy-making. Identifies sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Undertakes and maintains analytics to support UNDP strategic analyses. Provides UNDP's position proposals and commentary. Ensures effective management of the CO programme in Inclusive and Pro-Poor, Local Economic Development and Entrepreneurship; Sustainable and Innovative Financing; Entrepreneurship; and Innovative Utilization Of Information Technology To Reduce Exclusion. focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results: Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results. Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP's priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones. Development of project/programme pipeline proposals, including identification of new service lines and entry points for programming, responding to emerging trends and challenges. Ensure continual alignment of programme actions with the SDGs. Initiation of projects, presentation of the project to PAC, entering project into Atlas finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; in coordination with operations, coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, recommending timely readjustments of the programme. Training and capacity-building or relevant programme and project personnel. Implements cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with DCD Operations. Technical and administrative input into NEX projects. Follow up on audit recommendation with timely reporting of all exceptions. Donor and Aggregate reports regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results: Implementation of partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes, including: Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFl's, government institutions, bi­ lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors' priorities. Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization. Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, identification and mobilization of resources based on Programme strategic goals, country needs and partner priorities. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Management, focusing on achievement of the following results: Synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme/projects and country policy goals in Inclusive and Pro-Poor, Local Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Sustainable and Innovative Financing; Entrepreneurship; and Innovative Utilization Of Information Technology To Reduce Exclusion; Successful programme advocacy through networking, including: Participation in advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns implemented with key partners. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. Learning initiatives delivered for Operations/ projects staff in the programme area. Competencies Core Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 4: Models independent thinking and action Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services Technical/Functional Development Planning Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Responsive Institutions Local Governance. Knowledge of local governance systems and institutions, decentralizations policies and laws, basic service delivery and recovery planning and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Livelihoods: Entrepreneurship Knowledge of Entrepreneurship in the developing world and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Sustainable Development: Social inclusion and inequalities.Knowledge of nature and trends of multidimensional inequalities and disparities, issues of social exclusion (including issues of disabilities and ageing) and ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Development Planning: Social Inclusion: Knowledge of inclusive growth, decent employment and social protection concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Development Planning – Innovative Finance: Knowledge of financing for sustainable development and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise IT Information Systems & Technology(General Knowledge of IST innovations and concepts and ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations): Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise. Development Effectiveness: Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate Resources. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Development Effectiveness: Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced Degree or equivalent with 2 years of experience in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science or related field is required. Graduate level qualifications and/or demonstrated 4 years expertise in Good Governance, Administrative Reform and/or Pro-Poor Policies are required. Knowledge of emerging disciplines for inclusive growth and/or related innovations is desirable. Experience: A minimum of 2 years' experience with demonstrable results at the national and/or international level in developing and implementing project/programme concepts in partnership with Government and Civil society in the area of Good Governance and/or Administrative Reform and/or Pro-Poor Policies is required. Related experience in Sustainable and Innovative financing is advantageous. Familiarity with complex reporting and institutional accountability processes is also required. Language Requirements: Proficiency in English and Arabic. Other: Good command of MS Office Products (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint); experience in handling of web based management systems. Non-Smoking environment Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Workforce diversity UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Cairo

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Cairo Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Advertised on behalf of : UN Women Location : Cairo, EGYPT Application Deadline : 27-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : Gender Equality Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : Arabic English Duration of Initial Contract : 12 Months Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) is implementing a second phase of a regional programme, Men and Women for Gender Equality (2019-2021), which aims to create favorable realities where men and women in the Arab societies will be able to exercise their rights and opportunities equally. The countries of programme implementation are Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco and Palestine. The programme will work toward the achievement of three outcomes: Outcome 1: Communities have more gender-equitable behaviours. Outcome 2: Key institutions (academia, faith-based institutions, media, Governments) and networks integrate/promote gender-responsive practices. Outcome 3: Laws, policies and strategies promoting gender equality are drafted, revised and/or approved. About the Position Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant ensures effective monitoring and evaluation for the programmes at the Regional Office for Arab States. The assignment requires intermittent presence on UN-Women premises. Duties and Responsibilities The consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities: Provide overall support to the implementation of a monitoring system for the programmes; Support in the development of a consolidated programme performance measurement framework; Work with the Programme Manager and team to support with the creation of monitoring tools, maintain a data collection system tracking and collecting core data elements on the interventions' design; Work with UN Women's partner organisations to build their M&E capacity; Work with the Programme Manager and team to develop reporting templates, questionnaires, survey instruments, and monitoring plans for the programmes to track impacts; Provide inputs to relevant sections of the project progress report, and the analysing, synthesising and documenting programme outcome and learning; Provide follow-up to the programmes and support the ongoing data collection and interpretation of results; Provide suggestions for ways to improve the tracking of results; Conduct a mid- term review; Participate in the dissemination of program findings and lessons learned including, but not limited to, innovative strategies, approaches and models to help other providers as they conduct self-assessments and quality improvement activities in their respective organizations. Expected Places of Travel: Travel to countries in the Arab states region where the programmes are implemented will be required for this assignment. Competencies Core Values: Respect for Diversity; Integrity; Professionalism. Core Competencies: Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; Accountability; Creative Problem Solving; Effective Communication; Inclusive Collaboration; Stakeholder Engagement; Leading by Example. Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies: https://ift.tt/2FvTblL Functional Competencies: Good planning, goal setting and prioritization skills; Ability to lead Monitoring and Evaluation strategies, policies and its implementation; Ability to lead results-based management and reporting; Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality; Job knowledge /technical expertise; Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints; Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities; Ability to implement new systems and effect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change; Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills; Thoroughly and methodically collects, verified and records data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative; maintains databases; In-depth knowledge of Office software applications relating to word processing, data management, presentation and databases. Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's Degree in Economics, Management, Rural Development, Social Sciences, or related field. Additional certification in statistics, MIS management and Monitoring and Evaluation will be considered as an asset. Experience: A minimum of six years of professional experience in the field of rights-based monitoring and evaluation; Experience in the management of gender equality and women's empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights; Good knowledge of rights-based approach and result-based management; Experience related to UN Women's mandate and activities would be an added advantage; Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women's rights and related instruments; A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations. Language and other skills: Fluency in Arabic and English is mandatory, French is an asset. Evaluation Criteria: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation. Criteria Weight Technical: 70% Criterion 1: Master's degree in a relevant field and good knowledge of rights-based approaches and results-based management (15 points); Criterion 2: A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners including international organizations, CSOs and grass root organizations (20 points); Criterion 3: Experience in management of gender equality and women's empowerment or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/ or human rights (20 points); Criterion 4: Experience with UN Women and other international organizations (15 points). Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical); The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30%. Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation. Application: Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work; UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://ift.tt/YzjFKZ; applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications. Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate. The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification. Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment. UN Women is applying a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores. 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.

International Consultant PV- New Capital Solar Energy Applications in Egypt, Cairo

International Consultant PV- New Capital Solar Energy Applications in Egypt, Cairo International Consultant PV- New Capital Solar Energy Applications in Egypt Location : Cairo, EGYPT Application Deadline : 31-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA) Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : Arabic English Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Apr-2019 Background The objective of Egypt - PV is to remove the barriers to increased power generation by small, decentralized, grid-connected PV systems. The project strategy builds on the planned Government initiatives to develop a market for small, decentralized renewable energy power generation by ensuring adequate returns on targeted private sector investments. The project will catalyze the development of decentralized, grid-connected small-scale renewable energy (RE) power generation market in Egypt and the solar PV in particular. The target is to facilitate the installation of new decentralized PV resulting in direct GHG reduction benefits of 66 kilo-tones of CO2eq during the lifetime of the project. Complementary indirect mitigation benefits are expected from the sustained market growth of the PV market after the project with estimated GHG reduction of about 0.6-0.7 million tons of CO2eq. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) acts as the GEF Implementing Agency. The project is executed by Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC) of the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade, which will assume the overall responsibility for the achievement of project results as UNDP's Implementing Partner (IP). Energy Efficiency in Egypt Energy efficiency and conservation in Egypt became one of the most important options to face the expected shortage of electricity. According to Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) statistics, lighting accounts for about 20% of Egypt's total electricity consumption, out of which 5% attributed to street lighting consumption. Increasing efficiency of street lighting in Egypt through the replacement of existing lighting systems by efficient ones in compliance with national efficient lighting technical specifications and codes will have an impact on reducing energy consumption and accordingly GHG emissions, in addition to deferring energy investments needed for the addition of new generation capacities and fuel consumption. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy plan in the New Capital New capital city is located 35 KM east of Cairo of a total area of 170,000 feddan which lies between the regional ring road, the Cairo-Suez road and Cairo-El Ain El Sokhna road. The new capital city will help to strengthen and diversify the country's economic potential by creating new places to live, work and visit. In order to draw people to this new capital city, a series of key catalyst developments will be established at its core. This will include a new government administrative district, a cultural district and a wide variety of urban neighbourhoods. The new capital is planning to implement solar system applications in most of its buildings and urban areas. Duties and Responsibilities Objective of this consultancy: The objective of this consultancy is to prepare a conceptual master plan for all appropriate solar system applications which would be installed in the Egyptian new administrative capital. Scope of work Conduct a site visit for the new administrative capital in Egypt. Present best practices and lessons learnt from solar system applications that could be appropriate for the new capital Propose all the latest appropriate solar technologies and applications that could be used in the buildings (roof top, facades, ,…etc.) , car shading, street lighting, water heaters, solar A/C systems, solar electric car chargers, other urban area applications…etc. taking into consideration the desert nature in terms of dust, sandy storms, isolated installations, difficulty in maintenance, very high temperatures and tough operation conditions, etc. Prepare a cost estimate for all the proposed applications and systems based on similar systems in other developing countries. Prepare guide line and design criteria for the proposed applications. Prepare a conceptual design for two selected pilots with different applications and technologies. Review two tender documents and evaluation criteria for turnkey design and implementation of the two selected pilots which will be prepared by a national consultant based on the local codes and regulation. Deliverables: A Conceptual master plan of the solar energy applications in the new administrative capital which presents latest and potential future appropriate solar technologies and applications. A guide line and design criteria for the proposed applications to be integrated into the urban planning and design of infrastructure of the city Cost estimate for the proposed applications A conceptual design for two selected pilots with different applications and technologies. Revised tender documents and evaluation criteria for turnkey design and implementation of the two selected pilots. Estimated No. of Working Days: The estimated number of working days are 27 days including 20 days office work, in addition to two visits to Cairo for 7 working days. Competencies Job Knowledge & Expertise: Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with all colleagues; Dependability, reliability and initiative; Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development & learning. Results-Orientation: Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals. People Skills: Sets clear performance goals and standards; executes responsibilities accordingly. Partnering & Networking: Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UN. Innovation & Judgment: Contributes creative, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situations; Pursues own personal and professional development; Strives for quality client-centered services (internal/external). Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced degree in Engineering or related field to renewable energy or any other related science-based background. Experience: Minimum 10 years of relevant experiences in the field of PV systems (small, medium and large capacities). Good communication and analytical skills Previous work experience in developing countries is a must Proven experience in design and implementation of similar types of projects. Previous working experience with GEF or UNDP projects is a credit. Fluent English and/or Arabic languages writing and speaking Language Requirements: Proficiency in English or Arabic Languages are essential. 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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