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For Engaging a Consultant to Undertake the Feasibility Study on the Pilot Project for the Mutual Access of Manless-Trailers in Multimodal Transportation in GTR

POST TITLE: Consultant (for development of a national report of GTI member country)

PROJECT TITLE: Feasibility Study on the Pilot Project for the Mutual Access of Manless-Trailers in Multimodal Transportation in GTR

    DUTY STATION: Home-based

    DURATION: From August to October 2021

CONTRACT: Individual Contract

A. Objectives and Purpose of the Project

The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism among four countries: Republic of Korea (ROK), China, Mongolia, and Russian Federation, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Today, the GTI continues to strengthen regional cooperation through policy dialogue and the implementation of priority projects. It has established strong partnerships with regional governments, international organizations and the private sector to jointly promote cooperative activities in North-East Asia. Increased regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable development, but also significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability.

As a part of efforts to promote solidarity through cooperative activities, the GTI is implementing the project Feasibility Study on the Pilot Project for the Mutual Access of Manless-Trailers in Multimodal Transportation in GTR in collaboration with the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). The goal of the project is to study the possibility and evaluate the feasibility of introducing mutual access of manless-trailers among GTI member countries.

To this end, GTI Secretariat will engage total four consultants: three consultants from China, Mongolia and Russian Federation (one from each) and a leading consultant from ROK to study the possibility of implementation of the new scheme and identify potential multimodal routes, find limitations, provide suggestions on the ways and means of overcoming them;

B. Scope of Work

The consultant of each member country should be knowledgeable in the field and provide balanced opinion and evidences on infrastructure, legislation, and social, economic and political situation related to the possibility and feasibility of introducing of mutual access of manless-trailers in the GTI region. The Consultants are expected to maintain regular communication with the Leading Consultant, as well as among themselves to ensure the proper progress towards the project’s goals, under overall coordination from the GTI Secretariat.

C. Detailed Tasks

National Consultant should:

Provide updated information on the status of multimodal transport cooperation among his/her country and other GTI member countries, including related infrastructure, standards of vehicles, cargo clearance process, legislation, and social, economic and political situation;

Identify limitations and barriers for the introduction of the manless-trailers scheme and provide suggestions on the ways and means of overcoming them;

Provide suggestions on necessary developments of the institutional framework (including establishment of committees, MOUs, agreements, etc.) for introducing mutual access of manless-trailers in the region, if necessary;

Provide opinion on the possibility and feasibility of implementation of the manless-trailers in multimodal transportation among his/her country and other GTI member countries and identify potential multimodal routes,;

D. Expected Outputs

A well-written and comprehensive National Report (in English).

E. Methodology

The consultant will work closely with the GTI Secretariat and the leading consultant. The consultant will undertake collection of all the required data/information from various sources, including his/her government’s departments, ministries and other relevant sources. The consultant shall facilitate in collection of the data and information with his/her own contact points. GTI and its partners do not accept any liability for claims arising out of acts or omission of consultants, or of his/her counterparts in performing the activities or any claims for death, bodily injury, disability, damage to property or other hazards that may be suffered by each consultant.

F. Duration of the Work

The consultant will work from August to October 2021 at his/her own workplace. The consultant is expected to use his/her own computer and other equipment required for the task.

G. Required Expertise and Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent qualification

At least 5 years of extensive experience working/studying in transport field.

Strong background in research and writing

Good command of the English language

H. Payment Schedule

The national consultant will be paid on the submission of a report in English. Please put your expected salary rate in the Offeror's Letter and Proposal below.

How to apply:
Please submit your CV in English and attached "
Offeror's Letter and Proposal" (Baidu Disk code: 1111) to gti.secretariat#undp.org (please replace # with @), with an email entitled “Position-Name” (e.g. Leading Consultant-Wang Fang)

Deadline of Application: 22 August 2021 (rolling basis)

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Position 2

POST TITLE: Leading Consultant (for development of a national report and GTI regional summary report)

PROJECT TITLE: Feasibility Study on the Pilot Project for the Mutual Access of Manless-Trailers in Multimodal Transportation in GTR

    DUTY STATION: Home-based

    DURATION: From August to October 2021

CONTRACT: Individual Contract

A. Objectives and Purpose of the Project

The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism among four countries: Republic of Korea (ROK), China, Mongolia, and Russian Federation, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Today, the GTI continues to strengthen regional cooperation through policy dialogue and the implementation of priority projects. It has established strong partnerships with regional governments, international organizations and the private sector to jointly promote cooperative activities in North-East Asia. Increased regional cooperation has not only led to economic prosperity and sustainable development, but also significantly contributed to regional solidarity and stability.

As a part of efforts to promote solidarity through cooperative activities, the GTI is implementing the project Feasibility Study on the Pilot Project for the Mutual Access of Manless-Trailers in Multimodal Transportation in GTR in collaboration with the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). The goal of the project is to study the possibility and evaluate the feasibility of introducing mutual access of manless-trailers among GTI member countries.

To this end, GTI Secretariat will engage total of four consultants: three consultants from China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation (one from each) and a leading consultant from ROK to study the possibility of implementation of the new scheme and identify potential multimodal routes, find limitations, provide suggestions on the ways and means of overcoming them;

B. Scope of Work

The leading consultant should be knowledgeable in the field and provide balanced opinion and evidences on infrastructure, legislation, and social, economic, and political situation related to the possibility and feasibility of introducing of mutual access of manless-trailers in the GTI region. The leading consultant is expected to maintain regular communication with the national consultants, provide guidance and develop a format for the national reports to ensure the proper progress towards the project’s goals, under overall coordination from the GTI Secretariat.

C. Detailed Tasks

Leading Consultant, based on the analysis of the reports by National Consultants, should:

Consolidate the reports from the national consultants and prepare a regional report.

Provide a balanced opinion on regional infrastructure, legislation, and social, economic and political situation with regards to the implementation of the manless-trailers scheme in the GTI/NEA Region;

Based on the comprehensive research, provide opinion regarding the possibility and feasibility of implementation of the new multimodal scheme (manless trailers) and identify potential multimodal routes, find limitations, provide suggestions on the ways and means of overcoming them;

Suggest necessary preparation and institutional framework including committees, MOU, agreement, etc. for introducing mutual access of manless-trailers in the region, if necessary

Suggest on measures and projects to address main challenges in the less developed logistics network around Chinese Northeast Provinces, Russian Far East and Eastern Mongolia’s provinces (aimags), long-term directions of development and midterm action plans.

D. Expected Outputs

A well-written and comprehensive GTI Regional Report (in English). Outcomes of the study can be used for the development of further business plans, economic feasibility studies and financial justification papers of the mutual access of manless-trailers or multimodal transport network in GTR.

E. Methodology

The leading consultant will work closely with the GTI Secretariat and national consultants involved in the project. The leading consultant will undertake collection of all the required data/information from various sources, including his/her government’s departments, ministries and other relevant sources. The leading consultant shall facilitate in collection of the data and information with his/her own contact points. GTI and its partners do not accept any liability for claims arising out of acts or omission of consultants, or of his/her counterparts in performing the activities or any claims for death, bodily injury, disability, damage to property or other hazards that may be suffered by each consultant.

F. Duration of the Work

The consultant will work from August to October 2021 at his/her own workplace. The consultant is expected to use his/her own computer and other equipment required for the task.

G. Required Expertise and Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent qualification

At least 10 years of extensive experience working/studying in the transport field.

Strong background in research and writing

Good command of the English language

H. Payment Schedule

The leading consultant will be paid to develop a format of report for consultants, consolidate the reports from national consultants and prepare a regional summary report. Please put your expected salary rate in the Offeror's Letter and Proposal below.

How to apply:
Please submit your CV in English and attached "
Offeror's Letter and Proposal" (Baidu Disk code: 1111) to gti.secretariat#undp.org (please replace # with @), with an email entitled “Position-Name” (e.g. Leading Consultant-Wang Fang)

Deadline of Application: 22 August 2021 (rolling basis)

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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