Launched in November 2014, INFORM is a methodology to measure risks which can support decisions about crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness and response. The global index combines approximately fifty indicators to measure hazard exposure, vulnerability, and capacity in each country, and details how these indicators have changed over time. The results of INFORM are a series of user-friendly risk profiles for 191 countries that can be used by humanitarian and development actors, to compile and understand the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. The data generated can subsequently enable risk-informed development and crisis and disaster risk management.
The INFORM Subnational Acceleration project is intended to improve shared analysis and decision-making in humanitarian and development sectors through the accelerated implementation and use of INFORM models at country level. In particular, it aims to ensure that shared risk analysis is used across humanitarian and development sectors, and that strategies and programmes are better aligned to address the location and types of risks.
The expected outcome is a shared and open analysis of crisis and disaster risk among national development and humanitarian actors enabling better risk-informed decision-making for planning and programming. This will be achieved by:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Specialist will assist Building capacity at regional and national level to develop, use and expand INFORM Subnational through training staff in INFORM Partner organisations, regional organisations and governments and improving and increasing tools, guidance and capacity to support the roll-out of INFORM Subnational.
The Specialist will provide direct support to implementation of INFORM Subnational. The Specialist will report to the Partnership Adviser for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction of UNDP Geneva, with a matrix reporting line to the OCHA Information Officer.
Duration of the Work
The consultant will be hired for a total of 15 work days in the period from 1 December, 2016 to 31 January, 2017.
The consultant will be based in the UNDP Geneva office, with possibility to work remotely if required.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University degree in international relations, or development-related area of study.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
This assignment is for a specific duration, the best option is to submit a proposal with daily fees. The Daily Fee must be “all-inclusive” as no extra payment will be provided to deliver this TOR. The condition of payment for successful candidate will be upon submission of IC Time Sheet according to payment terms, duly approved by the Individual Contractor’s supervisor, which shall serve as the basis for the payment of fees.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents should be submitted:
Applicants must submit all above to email@example.com , with the following subject heading: “UNDP BPPS Geneva: 69480 Technical Specialist – INFORM” by the deadline for this vacancy. Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70 points maximum):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z)
Annexes to the TOR