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Current vacancy annoucements with UNDP Bhutan

National Consultancy firm – for Vulnerability Baseline Assessment

Post Title:  National Consultancy firm – for Vulnerability Baseline Assessment
Contract Type:Contract for Professional services
Duration:
1 December 2014 – 31 January 2015

UNDP country office would like to invite proposals from qualified and experienced National consultancy firms to conduct a Vulnerability Baseline Assessment.

The detailed Terms of Reference is available here.

Minimum qualifications:
The prospective Firm is expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Should be a registered consultancy firm
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in undertaking assessments in social fields;
  • Previous experience with assessments focusing on vulnerable groups preferred; and
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative assessment.

The team leader should have the following qualifications:

  • Professional and educational background (minimum Masters Degree) in social and related backgrounds.
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience is required;
  • Should have good experience in project management;
  • Should have experience with facilitating stakeholder workshops;
  • Previous experience with social related assessments;
  • Highly knowledgeable in social issues and statistical data, and experience in assessment of similar programmes and projects; and
  • Writing and communication will be in English, and must be excellent in English and communication skills.

The team members should have the following qualifications:

  • Professional and educational background (minimum Bachelor’s degree) in social and related backgrounds.
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience is required;
  • Previous experience with social related assessments;
  • Highly knowledgeable in social issues and statistical data, and experience in assessment of similar programmes and projects; and
  • Writing and communication will be in English, and must be excellent in English and communication skills.

Closing date: 25th November 2014

Application details:

For detailed terms of reference (ToR) and P11 Form for the above assignment, please email to tshering.palden@undp.org

Please submit your application along with CV, P11 Form and financial proposal to: procurement.bt@undp.org

Request for Proposals

Procurement Process: RFP- Request for Proposals
Office: UNDP Office, Thimphu – Bhutan
Posted on: 11 November 2014
Pre-proposal conference: 25 November 2014
Deadline for proposal submission: 16 December 2014
Duration of assignment: 8 months (Jan – August 2015)
Development Area: Detailed geo-technical investigation and engineering design for landslide mitigation under Phuentsholing Thromde and flood protection including hydrological modeling for Pasakha Industrial area

UNDP country office invites proposals from qualified consultancy firms (international or local) to undertake the above assignment. The consultancy firm is required to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the relevant fields
  • Proposal security: USD 6000 or equivalent in Bhutanese Ngultrum in the form of bank guarantee in favor of UNDP, Bhutan.
Download
  1. Terms of Reference
  2. RFP for NAPA II GeoTech Phuntsholing Thromde

Interested consultancy firms may collect the complete set of Request for Proposal and related documents from UNDP procurement unit.

For any further information you may contact Ms. Tshering Palden, UNDP Procurement Associate at tshering.palden@undp.org, phone number 322424

 

National Programme Officer

Post Title:       National Programme Officer
Contract Type:    Service Contracts- SB5
Duration:             One year

Duties and Responsibilities:
UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as National Programme Officer for Inclusive Governance Portfolio. Under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub Grant/Programme Manager and the UNDP Bhutan Inclusive Governance Portfolio Manager, the National Programme Officer contributes to the effective implementation of the Bhutan programme of the a South Asia Regional HIV Programme, funded by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund).

Key Functions:

  1.  Supervise the implementation of R9 MSA Programme – Bhutan country programme strategies 
  2. Support strategic partnerships for effective programme implementation with the SRs, key government agencies and bodies, national technical partners, community organizations and other key stakeholders 
  3. Provision of top quality advisory services to the SR and government, and facilitation of knowledge building and management 
  4. Support UNDP Bhutan Country Office work on HIV within the auspices of the Access to Justice Programme Strategy and support to vulnerable populations 
  5. Act as HIV Focal Point for UNDP Bhutan Country Office

 

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Relations or related area. 
  2. At least 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. 
  3. Demonstrated experience in grants and/or contract management. 
  4. Relevant experience in HIV and/or Health (other communicable diseases) or Good Governance highly preferred; 
  5. Experience in collaborating with development partners and civil society preferred; 
  6. Experience in developing resource mobilizations strategies useful; 
  7. Proved collaborative, principled person, able to work in a team context; 
  8. Solid negotiation and diplomatic skills, cross-cultural, interpersonal and communication skills, ethics and confidentiality; 
  9. Good analytical skills and ability to interpret complex socio-cultural backgrounds as well as quickly obtain an overview of a variety of activities and approaches; 
  10. Knowledge of UN/UNDP policies, programming frameworks and procedures preferred; 
  11. Knowledge of English, including excellent writing skills; and
  12. Excellent command of MS Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project) and handling web based management systems. 
  13. Fluency in English with good verbal and written skills.

Click here to for terms of reference

Closing date: 20 November 2014, Thursday
Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV & Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.org

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply
NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Vacancy Announcement - Project Support Officer (Local)

Post Title:                            Project Support Officer (Local)

Contract Type:                   Service Contract – SB5/Peg 4

Duration:                             1 Year (renewable)

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese National as Project Support Officer for BCPR project. Under direct matrix supervision of the PM (CC Adaptation DRR, UNDP) and Director (DDM), the project support Officer ensures effective delivery.

Key Functions:

  1. Support effective coordination and implementation of the Response and Recovery Preparedness Project
  2. Ensure administrative and reporting functions
  3. Ensure quality management services and facilitate Knowledge Building and Management

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (candidates with Master’s degree will be given preference)
  2. Minimum of 5 years working experience in project management and coordination in the field of disaster risk reduction and management related programmes;
  3. Good knowledge and familiarity with the work of the UN;
  4. Experience with UNDP project reporting requirements would be preferred;
  5. Broad understanding of the current global discourse on disaster risk reduction and climate change issues;
  6. Experience with coordination at different levels;
  7. Experience in report writing and financial management in a project environment;
  8. Ability to interact and network with key nodal departments, technical/scientific agencies and other stakeholders. Good facilitation and presentation skills and ability to represent the organization at seminars, workshops and other events;
  9. Strong reporting, writing and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of one regional language will be an asset;
  10. Experience of association with developing/assessing/evaluating policies, programmes and frameworks related to disaster risk reduction and management, climate risk management, and related subjects desirable;
  11. Proficiency with computer and web applications including web-search and developing/managing content for project website. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Intra-Internet, e-mail applications etc. Knowledge of other applications such as Front Page, Publisher and some multimedia tools would be useful though not mandatory;
  12. Excellent community mobilization, networking and partnership development and collaboration skills including experience of working with administrative systems at local/state/national levels;
  13. Ability to multi-task and work in a team, good inter-personal skills and flexible attitude and work well under pressure;
  14. Ability to liaise and work with people of different backgrounds and nationalities.
  15. Fluency in spoken and written English and national language of the duty station.

Closing date: 5 November 2014, Wednesday

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV & Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.org

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form is available at the HR unit, UNDP

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW    

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement)-Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance Unit

Post Title: Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance Unit

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment- G7

Duration :One year/extendable

Duties and Responsibilities: 

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance unit.  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head, Partnerships and Assurance Unit, the Communications Associate supports the production of internal communication materials and donor reports. The Communications Associate promotes a client-oriented approach in UNDP, ensuring timely reporting for diverse partners. The Communications Associate works in close collaboration with the CO’s four programme portfolios (Climate Change Adaptation/Disaster Management; Climate Change Mitigation and Energy; Economic Integration and Innovation; and Governance) and to ensure timely updates on programme and projects to be featured within UNDP broadly.

Key Functions:

  1. Contributes to strategy-driven Country Office outreach and communications
  2. Supports the expansion of the CO partner base, including timely reporting and communication
  3. Supports strategic planning and monitors development effectiveness and impact

Minimum Qualification & Competencies: 

  1. Secondary education. University degree or equivalent desirable, but it is not a requirement
  2. 7 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing communication packages to promote the activities of international development organization. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc. Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  3. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.
 

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.org. Female candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement)- One Programme Coordination Analyst, Resident Coordinator’s Office

Post Title: One Programme Coordination Analyst, Resident Coordinator’s Office

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment- NOA

Duration:364 days

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as One Programme Coordination Analyst under Resident Coordinator’s Office.  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Coordination Analyst, the One Programme Coordination Analyst takes appropriate initiatives and performs tasks to strengthen the capacity of the UN Country Team in Bhutan, within the framework of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Delivering as One and other DOCO guidelines. The UN system in Bhutan is composed of six resident agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP and UNFPA). In addition, 13 other non-resident agencies (NRAs) have signed the One Programme 2013-18, which forms the basis for the UN system’s support to Bhutan for the period. The heads of agencies for the UN Country Team (UNCT).The UN in Bhutan is a Delivering as One (DaO) self-starter, and the current One Programme is the second DaO programme. While UN harmonization in Bhutan remains a work in progress, significant results have been achieved thus far and many initiatives are under way. The UNCT has committed to deepening DaO, in line with the SOPs issued in August 2013.The One Programme Coordination Analyst works in close collaboration with UNCT members, the donor community in Bhutan, programme and operations teams of the UN agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs), staff of DOCO, Government officials, and civil society in ensuring successful implementation of the UNCT/RCU work plan and activities.

Key Functions:

  1. Ensures effective formulation and implementation of Joint Programmes/ing
  2. Ensures effective operation of One Programme groups/processes, and implementation of their work plans
  3. Provides support to security coordination, and to emergency/crisis coordination
  4. Works toward harmonization of operations services

Minimum Qualification & Competencies: 

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, social sciences, International relations, political science or similar field. Bachelor’s Degree in economics, social sciences, international relations, political science or similar field plus 2 years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
  2. Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level. Experience with programme identification, development and implementation in the UN system is desirable.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of Delivering as One Standard Operating Procedures, and UN joint programme guidelines is desirable.
  4. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems and advanced programmes for data analysis.
  5. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.orgFemale candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement) : Communications Analyst, Partnerships & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office

Post Title: Communications Analyst, Partnerships & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment- NOA

Duration: One year/extendable

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as Communications Analyst for Partnership & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office.  Under the matrix guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Partnerships and Assurance Unit Head and UN Resident Coordinator, the Communications Officer takes appropriate initiatives and performs tasks to strengthen the communications, resource mobilization and partnerships building efforts of the UN Country Team and UNDP in Bhutan. Communications outreach tightly linked to programme priorities helps position the UN and UNDP as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities. The UN system in Bhutan is composed of six resident agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP and UNFPA). In addition, 13 other non-resident agencies (NRAs) have signed the One Programme 2013-18, which forms the basis for the UN system’s support to Bhutan for the period. The heads of agencies for the UN Country Team (UNCT). UNDP is the largest UN agency in Bhutan, working in the areas of sustainable development, democratic governance, and gender. The Communications Officer works in close collaboration with UNCT members and UNDP staff, the UNDP Regional Communications Manager and Communications Office (HQ) programme and operations teams of the UN agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs), staff of DOCO, Government officials, and civil society in ensuring successful implementation of the UNDP and

UNCT communications strategies, work plans and activities.

Key Functions:

  1. Enhances the UN system’s positioning in Bhutan through more effective communications
  2. Improves UN coherence and harmonization through consistent internal communications and knowledge management
  3. Ensures the implementation of the UNDP CO publications strategy and plan.

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent in communications and media, with a focus on interaction and sufficient knowledge of economics, social sciences, international relations and political science or Bachelor’s degree in communications and media, with a focus on interaction and sufficient knowledge of economics, social science, international relations and political science plus two years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
  2. Up to two years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
  3. Experience in design and implementation of communications strategies for results
  4. Ability to write cogently, and edit in English, using Oxford Manual of Style
  5. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems and advanced programmes for data analysis.
  6. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.

Click here to download Terms of Reference

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.orgFemale candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Announcement for an Invitation to Bid

The UNDP Country office in Bhutan wishes to solicit bids from potential vendors to supply the metallic parts for the improved stoves project to be delivered to the rural beneficiaries in the country.

The supplier is required to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in similar contracts
  • Capacity to provide continued after-sales service as and when required
  • The bidders must hold a valid Trade license
  • Bid security: Nu. 360,000 in the form of draft/cash warrant in favor of UNDP, Bhutan

Interested Suppliers may collect the complete set of Invitation to Bid from UNDP procurement unit. For further information you may contact: 

Ms. Tshering Palden
UNDP Procurement Associate
tshering.palden@undp.org

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