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BBRSO114623: Prevention Recovery and Resilience Officer
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Barbados and The Easten Caribbean - BARBADOS
Deadline :09-Oct-20
Posted on :28-Sep-20
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :70574
Link to Atlas Project :
00113100 - Caribbean Recovery and Resilience Programme
Documents :
Annex II: IC General Terms and Coditions
Annex IV: IC Sample Contract
Annex III & IV: Offeror's Letter
BBRSO114623: Procurement Notice
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. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94207 (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 – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.

 

**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to procurement.bb@undp.org. The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name

If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to procurement.bb@undp.org 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: -

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=70574 (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 Hurricane 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 more than one year later is still affecting many communities impacted.

The impacts of these disasters in the Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS) context had a multiplier effect. The geographic size, small populations, dependent economies and fragile and intricate connections between ecosystems and livelihoods, had immense implications for the sustainability of these nations.

When a catastrophic disaster strikes in a SIDS – unlike other developing country contexts – the entire population and economy is usually affected. This was the experience of Dominica, BVI and Antigua and Barbuda. The costs of these disasters are estimated to have exceeded the national gross domestic product (GDP) for Dominica and BVI. Based on the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for Dominica, the identified recovery needs for reconstruction and resilience interventions – incorporating the principle of ‘building back better’ (BBB) where possible – amount to $1.37 billion. In Antigua and Barbuda, recovery needs amount to $222 million, primarily for Barbuda.

UNDP led the response to the devastation hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017 through a wide range of relief and recovery efforts, including the post-disaster needs assessment,  the successful delivery of livelihood support programmes (cash-for-work projects for debris removal), the restoration of homes and key social infrastructure as well as support for the development of institutional mechanisms to mobilise resources for building long-term climate resilience.

In the immediate aftermath of the hazard impact UNDP established Project Offices to implement the recovery programmes in Dominica as well as Antigua and Barbuda which are still operational.  UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will manage and support these projects offices under the leadership of the Cluster Lead for Prevention Recovery and Resilience (PRR)

The novel Coronavirus (COVID 19 disease) which was declared by the WHO as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020 is an unprecedented worldwide crisis affecting all countries in different ways. There is uncertainty globally and in the Caribbean on the duration of the crisis and depth of the impact on the deterioration of livelihoods, increase in hunger, access to markets and the economy. 

UNDP has responded in three stages namely:

 

1.            Readiness:

a.            Strengthening the first line of defense so health systems can be better prepared to respond to the public health challenges.

b.            Public outreach and awareness.

c.             Minimize SDG regression and maintain long term gains.

d.            Minimize recovery time as countries will need to redesign budgets to ensure investment in health and education and keep labour intensive projects going.

e.            Coordinate fiscal and monetary policies – global-local, public-private

2.            Response:

a.            Flatten the curve, by supporting government with slowing the rate of virus spread.

b.            Stimulus for business so companies maintain minimum business continuity while also keeping workers with an income.

 

3.            Recovery:

a.            Impact assessments that, with solid date, leads to evidence-based decision-making processes.

b.            Social and economic recovery, including supply chains, labour markets and care systems.

c.             Strengthening institutions to deliver services, including digital governance and financing.

d.            Leveraging and coordinating  support from of the private sector through the UNDP Covid-19 Private Sector Facility

e.            Promoting gender equality, particularly in the business sector through the UNDP COVID-19 Private Sector Gender Offer