CONSULTANT: ADVISER TO THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) (INTERNATIONAL)

Vacancy Number: 005 /Pr-2011

Background

The overall objective of the project is to provide high level policy advice to the Republic of Moldova in the overall implementation of the Government Programme “European Integration: Freedom, Democracy, Welfare” 2009-2013, with particular focus on the EU integration agenda, economic recovery and reforms. The support is already in place to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministries of Justice, Economy, Interior, Agriculture, Finance, the Tax Inspectorate and the Public Procurement Agency, in their efforts of designing, implementing and monitoring relevant policies and measures. Additional six areas will be covered by the Mission from January 2011, namely the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure, Centre for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption, Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova, Prosecutor General’s Office, Department for Migration and Asylum of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and The Moldovan Wine Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry.

General scope of work

The adviser to the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure will act within the Mission’s overall framework to provide policy advice support to the Ministry to undertake its strategic, regulatory and policy making roles to ensure that the transport network in Moldova satisfies future demand for the public and private sectors, is environmentally sound, safe, sustainable and serves to enhance trade facilitation, in the general context of the European Integration agenda. He/she will report to the Minister with a reporting line to UNDP, and will be the lead sector expert and coordinate short term and local experts’ work within the Mission on this particular component. Adviser will cooperate closely with the other Advisers in the team. All activities performed in the scope of this assignment will be closely coordinated with ongoing and planned EU-funded activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic advisory support to Ministry to undertake its strategic, regulatory and policy making roles to ensure that the transport network in Moldova satisfies future demand for the public and private sectors, is environmentally sound and sustainable and serves to enhance trade facilitation;
  • Provide advice on institutional development of the Ministry aimed at better implementation of competencies in the transportation field;
  • Provide advice on implementation of the EC legislation on transport, including civil aviation.
  • Assist the Ministry in its coordination role between Moldovan institutions with competence in the area of trade facilitation and European Integrations agenda;
  • Provide support to strengthening capacity of the beneficiary to undertake the routine legal and economic impact analysis of existing and new legal documents as to design and conduct of relevant research;
  • Provide general advice in his/her sector in view of negotiations on the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement and a possible future Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).

 

Competencies

  • Good knowledge of EU legislation on transport, including civil aviation aspects.
  • Working experience and knowledge of aspects related to international agreements in the transport sector;
  • Experience in analysis and implementation of EU aquis on transport;
  • Good knowledge of local transport structure and networking is an advantage;

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master Degree (Public Administration with focus on infrastructure engineering and works, or similar) or equivalent working experience;

Experience:

  • Minimum 12 years of relevant professional experience, preferably for a national or international public administration of an EU Member State or an EU Institution;
  • Minimum of 8 years of working experience in the relevant field, providing advisory and technical assistance services to EU governments or to candidate countries;
  • Very good overall understanding of development trends and ability to present related issues clearly both to a general and a specialist audience;
  • Good drafting and communication skills;
  • Familiarity with relevant IT software tools;
  • Full time commitment is an advantage.

Language Requirments:

  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Romanian or Russian will be an asset.
Important Information
 
Presence in the Duty Station
 
For the purposes of this assignment, a physical presence in the country of at least 15 working days per month is envisaged; other arrangements, however, may be possible with agreement of the beneficiary institution.
 
Benefits
 
The type of contract offered does not include benefits such as annual leave, sick leave, pension or social contribution or medical insurance.
 
Communication with Applicants
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Evaluation Criteria

UNDP will utilize a two-stage procedure for evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Technical evaluation will be represented through a desk review of applications and further interview of short-listed candidates. 
 
A) The technical part is evaluated on the basis of its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (TOR). Namely:
  • Educational background (10 – Master’s degree; 5-University degree; 5 - in case of lower academic background, it shall be complemented with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience.) – 10 points max;
  • Relevant experience on similar assignments – 10 points max
  • Relevant technical expertise – 10 points max
  • Language Skills (10 - both English and Romanian/or Russian; 8 – only English; 4 – only Romanian or Russian) – 10 points max
  • Interview (30 - technical knowledge and experience; 20 - communication/interpersonal skills; 10 - creativity) - 60 points max
  • Total Maximum Score: 100 points
 
UNDP will consider the price proposals only from the candidates that passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the evaluation of the technical proposals. Technical evaluation will be represented though a review of applications and further interview of short-listed candidates. The offer with highest scores obtained will receive a technically weighted score, which will equal to 70. All other submissions that passed the 70% threshold will be evaluated as per below formula:
 
A = T/Thigh*(0.7), where:
 
T     = The total technical score awarded to the bid
Thigh = The Technical Score achieved by the bid that was scored highest among all responsive bids
 
B) Financial evaluation:
 
UNDP will contact the successful candidates (those, who obtained 70% out of the 100 points during the technical evaluation) subject of providing the financial offer for proposed specific vacancy. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
B = Clow /C*(0.3), where: C   = Evaluated bid price and Clow= The lowest of all evaluated bid prices among responsive bids
 
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal (A+B) will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.

 

Application Instructions

All interested candidates must complete a Personal History Form (P11). Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.

Application deadline: 31 January 2011