Funded by the Global Environment Facility and co-financed by the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Maldives, the ‘Building Capacity and Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in the Maldives” project has contributed towards the establishment of a Geographical Information System (GIS) based Land Information System (LIS) for the management and land use planning of approximately 194 inhabited islands in the Maldives. The overall objective is to enhance to Government’s capacity to collect, interpret and apply land use information in establishing trend that will enable better decision making.
The LIS comprises of a relational database management system built on the National GIS platform which utilizes ESRI ArcGIS and Microsoft MySQL software. The NGIS developed with close cooperation among the line agencies of the government contains layers for topographic, infrastructural, environmental, social and economical datasets. The integrated LIS web-portal developed on Adobe Flex provides an interface for data collection and dissemination with various levels of Government as well as access to the public to relevant information.
The Maldives Land and Survey Authority (MLSA) is mandated with maintaining the LIS faces difficulties in capacity in for managing the database as well as the web-portal which was developed in the last quarter of 2011. Immediate technical assistance is needed in modifying the database to accommodate variations in the records as well as upgrading of the web-portal to incorporate more tools to ease in the capture of data available on land parcels.
MLSA is presently digitizing land parcel information for the capital Male’ from the Male’ City Council. It is hoped that with the availability of actual records for an island, will assist the process of further development and testing of the LIS and web-portal.
The consultant is expected to work closely with the Maldives Land and Survey Authority, the Planning Department of MHE, National GIS staff, all other relevant stakeholders and ICT staff to develop, test and upgrade the LIS as required. Ensure that clearly defined levels of users and protocols are put in place for access to the different datasets. Test the applications usability from a stakeholder location.
Carry out gap analysis and recommend missing extensions to the Arc GIS software which MHE will procure. Follow up visit for support and maintenance.
A significant portion of the consultancy is to be devoted to the development of capacity of the staff assigned to manage and maintain the LIS (on-the-job, theory and practical formalized trainings). These will include relevant training on ArcGIS as well as Flex programming as required. Of the staff assigned to the management of the LIS, two staff have graduate qualification.
The current LIS web-portal can be viewed at www.ngis.gov.mv
The objective of this assignment is to assist the Government of Maldives in operationalising the existing Land Information System: from database design modifications, development, testing and capacity building to assist in management and administration. The main output will be to deliver enhanced functionality for the LIS database and web-portal.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
DURATION AND FEE
The proposed duration of the consultancy is 6 months. The consultant will work under a UNDP Individual Contract at a fee to be negotiated within UNDP Rules and Regulations. All local travel relevant to the assignment will be covered by the Building Capacity and Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in the Maldives Project.
The overall assignment may be carried out in separate missions to the Maldives starting 01 April 2012. The final operational version of the LIS and webportal must be completed and tested by end of June 2012. Following delivery of the system a 4 month period of support and maintenance must be provided.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE Application
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
Note on Data, Local Services, Personnel, And Facilities To Be Provided By The Ministry Of Housing And Environment
DUTY STATION: Ministry of Housing and Environment, Male’, Maldives with travel to islands
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
1. Cumulative analysis
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Criteria and Weight
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
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.
Consultant for Building Capacity and Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in the Malidves Project