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BBRSO63786: Resilience and Innovation Specialists
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Barbados & The OECS - BARBADOS
Deadline :20-Mar-19
Posted on :08-Mar-19
Development Area :OTHER
Reference Number :53822
Link to Atlas Project :
00113100 - Caribbean Recovery and Resilience Programme
Documents :
IC Sample Contract
IC Offer Letter Confirming Avilibility
IC General Terms and Conditions
Solicitation Document - BBRFQ63786
Overview :


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 – (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 – as you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV 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 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 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: - (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




The 2017 Hurricanes season in the Atlantic was particularly active. Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted multiple islands within a week causing massive devastation and triggering a crisis that one year later is still affecting many communities impacted.

UNDP is assisting national efforts to transition from recovery interventions to sustainable development. Given the complexity and nature of the impacted countries as well as the financial environment, UNDP’s recovery and resilience programme needs to be innovative deepening on areas of de-risking and Climate Change adaptation through innovation, private sector involvement and boosted collaboration with other UN agencies amongst others.

During this transition, the team is embarking on a number of new initiatives and support to the recovery team is needed.

Additionally, Barbados and the OECS sub regional office has been selected to host the Accelerator Lab focus on the Blue Economy and sustainable management of ocean degradation lab (Blue Lab). Its objective is to support Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - with focus on the Caribbean countries- and possibly countries with long coastlines, in the sustainable development of its ocean-based economic sectors in a more integrated manner thereby contributing to inclusive, environmentally sustainable and diversified economic growth. The Blue Lab will promote building the ecosystem of partnership and innovative financing arrangements needed for full implementation.

The Resilience and Innovation specialist will report directly to the Senior Recovery Advisor and will work in collaboration with the Recovery Project Officer and Blue Lab team. The Innovation Specialist will work closely with the Heads of the Project Offices and the teams in the islands and other relevant partners as needed.