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Current vacancy annoucements with UNDP Bhutan

Deadline extension for Re-announcement for Consultancy Services

Post Title: Consultancy firm (in association with registered Bhutanese firm)

Contract Type: Consultancy firm 

Duration: 40 weeks spread over 3.5 years (September 2014 – December 2017)
Assignment: Design and development of Climate-resilient Water Harvesting technologies for Rural Areas

Tarayana Foundation would like to seek the services of a qualified and experienced consultancy firm who will be attached with the Tarayana Secretariat. 
The main objective of the consultancy is to conduct comprehensive analysis of water availability, water use and demand assessment including mapping of water sources and identification of appropriate and practical technologies for water harvesting at the community levels in the targeted project sites

  1. Mapping of watershed for target communities.
  2. Feasibility study of water availability, use and demand as well as projected climate change; impacts on water sources in the project targeted rural areas;
  3. Presentation and report on findings of feasibility study to the main stakeholders;
  4. Identification and selection of the most suitable technical options/ models of water harvesting, storage and distribution in the targeted rural areas;
  5. Training for Tarayana and Dzongkhag staff in suitable technical options/ models of water harvesting, storage and distribution in the targeted rural areas;
  6. On site supervision during implementation process; and 
  7. Presentation and final report on best practices and recommendations for next phase

Minimum qualifications:
The following are the minimum qualifications and competencies required for the team leader:

  1. At least a Masters degree in sustainable water resources management, water harvesting technology, environment engineering, civil engineering, hydrology and any other relevant fields;
  2. At least 10 years of work experience in the concerned field; 
  3. Extensive work experience in rural communities;
  4. Good knowledge about climate change and its impact on water resources including water harvesting technologies; 
  5. Excellent training and communication skills including community mobilization and engagement
  6. Experience of working in mountain regions, preferably in the Himalayas
  7. Fluency in written and spoken English

Closing date: 10.30AM (Bhutan time) on 22 October 2014.

Application details:
For detailed terms of reference (ToR), please email

Please submit your application along with CV, and financial proposal

International Consultant for the “Review of Legislation from the Perspective of Enhancing Gender Equality in Elected Office

UNDP Country office in Bhutan would like to invite proposals from qualified individual consultants for review of legislation from the perspective of enhancing gender equality in elected office

Requirments for experince & qualifications

  1. Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of gender equality and law
  2. Master’s degree in law, gender studies or other relevant field
  3. Experience of developing national legislation and policies for government agencies
  4. Understanding of gender equality environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
  5. Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  6. Ability to communicate/translate ideas into structured formats

Proposal should be submitted by email to no later than 16th October 2014, 5 PM Bhutan Standard Time.

Vacancy Announcement - Security Guard (SB-1)

UNDP is seeking to recruit five Bhutanese Nationals as security guard for the UN Premises.  Under the guidance and supervision of the Local Security Assistant and overall supervision of Designated Official, the Security Guard will assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security of the UN house, assets and UN personnels.

Key Functions:

  1. Effective provision of physical security to UN House premises, UN personnel and assets.
  2. Preparation for and response to emergency situations.

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Class VI level and above
  2. Applicable security, police and/or military training is desirable.
  3. 2 years relevant experience in security, preferably in the military, police or private sector, or related field of work.
  4. Able to speak, read and write in English, and spoken fluency in Dzongkha are required.  Fluency in additional local languages would be an asset.

Click here for detailed terms of reference

Closing date: 15 October 2014, Wednesday

Vacancy Announcement - Programme Associate (Fixed Term Appointment- G6)

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese National as Programme Associate for Mitigation & Energy and Economic Integration & Innovation portfolios. Under direct matrix supervision of the Portfolio Managers of Mitigation & Energy and Economic Integration & Innovation), the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the CO programme by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.

Key Functions:

  1. Support to formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme Action Plan
  2. Support to management of the CO programme
  3. Administrative support to the Programme Unit
  4. Support to resource mobilization
  5. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Secondary Education (Class XII Pass), preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  2. 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  3. Fluency in spoken and written English and national language of the duty station.

Click here for detailed terms of reference

Closing Date:15 October 2014, Wednesday

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

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