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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=104327 (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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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=87463 (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.
*****ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE NATIONALS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA*****
The geographic size, small populations, dependent economies and fragile and intricate connections between ecosystems and livelihoods, have immense implications for the sustainability of Caribbean nations making these islands particularly vulnerable to hazards.
Tackling the dual threats of climate change and hazards is essential in order to achieve the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicate poverty and inequality. UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has been supporting countries in building resilience and ensuring that all development is risk-informed. In so doing, countries and communities are better able to protect against losses while simultaneously, bolstering economic growth, creating jobs, improving livelihoods, and ensuring that no one is left behind.
UNDP’s support to countries on resilience and recovery is shaped by two important global
agreements: the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development. At the regional level, the Comprehensive Disaster Management
Strategy is the overarching framework guiding the work of countries. In collaboration with
partners our office also supports countries in reducing the risk of disasters and, where
needed, supporting resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts certify that the path towards sustainable development is risk informed, zero-carbon and resilient.
UNDP led the response to the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017 through a
wide range of relief and recovery efforts, including post-disaster needs assessments, 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 the development of institutional mechanisms to mobilise resources for building long-term climate resilience. In the immediate aftermath of the hazard, UNDP established Project Offices to implement recovery programmes in Dominica as well as Antigua and Barbuda which are still operational.
A significant allocation of social and economic resources is required to rebuild following the impact of powerful high-intensity storms. It is therefore imperative that the UNDP MCO continues to focus efforts on enhancing preparedness measures as well as building resilience in order to capably and swiftly recover from devastation. Additionally, recent extreme weather events have continued to highlight the differential effects of hazard impacts on women and men and have consequently underscored the need to address systemic inequalities and design policies that respond to post-crisis needs. Developing national policies that encourage greater participation and representation of women in all levels of decision-making will be critical in empowering women to be more actively involved in the creation of measures that will build long-term resilience to hazards.
The novel Coronavirus is an unprecedented worldwide crisis affecting all countries in a
myriad of ways. There is global uncertainty on the duration of the crisis and depth of impact on the deterioration of livelihoods, increase in hunger, access to markets and the economy.
The office has responded in three stages namely:
- Strengthening the first line of defense so health systems can be better prepared to
respond to the public health challenges.
- Flatten the curve, by supporting governments with slowing the rate of virus spread.
- Provide stimulus for business so companies maintain continuity and provide workers with an income.
- Conduct impact assessments that, with solid data, lead to evidence-based decisionmaking
The selected candidate will support in the implementation and monitoring of all projects under the Prevention, Recovery and Resilience (PRR) Cluster under the guidance of the Cluster Lead