Location: Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline: 28-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Nov-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : 01 Nov 2018-31 May 2019 (up to 100 work days)
The project offers an intervention strategy for the development of rural tourism in Armenia with the objective of creating sustainable income-generating opportunities as supplemental income source to reduce the level of rural poverty, contribute to equal territorial development and shape conducive environment for rural development. The project has three main components:
Component 1: Planning of sustainable integrated rural tourism- The tourism assets of the community will be identified, assessed and prioritized for the further development by preliminary expert assessment and participatory planning mechanism, which will outline the vision and strategy for the rural tourism development in the community through wide consultation and participation of the local stakeholders.
Component 2: Increasing income level through diversification of tourism products and services in the community- Developing human resources through sector-specific trainings (business management, food processing, sales, marketing, training local guides, etc.) will help to address the knowledge gaps and prepare the local communities to effectively manage the tourism enterprises. Meanwhile all the actors integrated in both production, service provision and management will be trained in sustainable utilization of tourism assets and adoption of mechanisms to bring down the environmental impact of their activities. In addition, the project will facilitate the access of the local tourism enterprises to seed financing through the loan mechanism of SME DNC.
Component 3: Sustainable Destination Management- Establishing institutions like Destination Management Organizations (DMO) to engage the local stakeholders and authorities into management and development of the community as a tourism destination. Destinations present complex challenges for the sustainable management, development and marketing in that DMOs must serve a range of needs for tourists and tourism-related businesses, as well as the resident community, local businesses and state
The objective of the current assignment is to assist in coordination and organization of the Integrated Rural Tourism Development Project’s PR and Communication visibility activities addressing rural development of the selected villages of Armenia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of Integrated Rural Tourism Development PR and Communications expert and Economist/Project Coordinator the incumbent will be responsible to:
Research existing legislation of RA and develop IRTD guiding principles for designing:
- touristic destination/attraction/facilities/points related signs, signals, markings and billboards
- highway/road/street/trail/backyard related markings, directions, information, regulatory and warning signs
Coordinate the design, printing, construction, transportation and installation of the above mentioned (preferably with the local suppliers)
Advise IRTD team the type of the sign to be installed for the proposed projects
Work closely with local authorities to coordinate installations
Provide other support and assistance as required in the field
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Development IRTD signage guiding principles
Coordinate the design, printing, construction, transportation and installation
Advise IRTD team on the type of the sign to be installed and work closely with local authorities to coordinate installations
Ability to interpret results and provide practical recommendations.
Excellent communication and analytical skills.
Ability to communicate effectively across different constituencies;
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different social and cultural background
Ability to deliver and reach the planned targets without undermining proper operational processes
Creativity, flexibility and an innovative approach to problem solving
Excellent computer literacy, knowledge of MS office software and web-based applications.
Required Skills and Experience
Higher education construction or related field
Minimum 2 years of working experience in organizational and logistical field
Excellent knowledge of Armenian, knowledge of English and Russian will be a plus
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
Note: The candidate is requested to provide lump sum price proposal for the task based on daily consultancy fee for his/her services.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
- UNDP Personal History form (P11): http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Careers/P11_Personal_history_form.doc.
Financial Proposal and Availability form : OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP
General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered.