Tender for Senior Consultant, Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes
January - December 2018, Consultancy services on Research, Editing, Policy and Programme.
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is a major Norwegian humanitarian and development non-governmental organization (NGO), with global operations. NPA started humanitarian mine action operations in Cambodia in 1992, an activity that over the past 25 years has developed into a consolidated Humanitarian Disarmament Programme (NPA HD). Currently NPA HD has field operations in more than 20 countries and other areas, undertaking survey and clearance of landmines, cluster munitions remnants and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).
NPA HD implements its own programmes, with international and local staff, often in cooperation with national authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international Mine Action NGOs. In addition to the field programmes, NPA HD works to maintain and develop the international normative and legal framework protecting civilians from effects of armed conflicts, as well as developing new programme and policy responses addressing the humanitarian harm caused by explosive weapons. The overall aim of the NPA HD programme is to protect civilians from explosive weapons
NPA calls for tenders for senior consultancy services in respect to Mine Action Review research, editing, and policy and programme.
The scope of the Service is a total of 12 months, as an experienced researcher, editor and analyst on Mine Action policy and programme.
Conduct country-level research for “Mine Action Review”(www.mineactionreview.org), an independent research project, supported and published by NPA. Mine Action Review produces two annual reports, Clearing the Mines and Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants. Through its publications and work, Mine Action Review aims to advance progress in landmine and cluster munition remnant survey and clearance, and implementation of the corresponding obligations in the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This is achieved through independent research that collates mine action data on anti-personnel landmine and cluster munition remnant contamination, survey, and clearance directly from mine action centres, national authorities, clearance operators, the United Nations, and other relevant stakeholders; along with analysis of the performance of national mine action programmes and corresponding recommendations for action.
Contribute to NPA HD’s Policy and Programme.
Timeline 2018 will be developed and agreed between consultant and NPA as part of the contract.
Address, deadlines and period of validity
Questions regarding the tender shall be directed to:
Mobile: + 47 90247590
The bid shall be with Norwegian People’s Aid no later than November 27th 2017. The bid shall be presented either as a printed document with relevant documents attached, or sent via email to the email address provided below, with all relevant documents in standard PDF format.
Norwegian People’s Aid
Att Siv Mjaaland
Postbox 8844 Youngstorget
Envelope must be marked: «HD Consultant 2018»
with the following text in the subject line: «HD Consultant 2018»
Deadline: November 27th 2017
Bids arriving after the deadline may be rejected. The bid shall be valid for 60 days after the tender deadline. Costs related to the development of the bid will not be refunded.
Criteria for Selection
A successful consultant will need to present and document a solid understanding of the humanitarian and political parameters underpinning global humanitarian mine action and demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality research within the mine action sector within agreed timelines.
NPA will score the bids with the following criteria (not prioritised):
Knowledge of Mine Action Sector 30%
Ability to deliver within timeline 20%
NPA will select the bidder that overall presents the most relevant bid for NPA, and maintain the right to use or cancel received bids according to circumstances.
As a minimum, a bid needs to include the following:
Knowledge of Mine Action Sector
Ability to deliver within timeline
The bidder is responsible for the necessary registration related to payment.
The bid should also include the following:
Bids will be opened only after the November 27th deadline. The bids will be opened and reviewed by a select committee of NPA-employees, including as a minimum, one employee from a department separate from the Humanitarian Disarmament department. The bids will be confidential and NPA will keep all information from bidders confidential.
NPA retain the right to contact bidders first for follow-up and clarification after the bids have been opened. NPA retain the right to reject some of all the bids received.