Bangladesh nationals: National Consultant (Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation (3 Positions))

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Background

UNDP through its IP-SEGP for Building Community Resilience through Integrated Water Management (IWM) Project is jointly working with Department of Environment for the Strengthening and Consolidation of Community Based Adaptation in the Ecologically Critical Areas through Biodiversity Conservation and Social Protection Project (Strengthening and Consolidation of CBA-ECA Project). The project will provide support towards better and sustainable management of Ecologically Critical Area natural resources of Bangladesh. Specifically this project will further strengthen the community capacity and practice in biodiversity resource management, conservation; sustainable management and operation and maintenance of the structures constructed, facilities created, solar based irrigation plants and desalinization plants established by the CBA-ECA project. The project will also enhance capacity of the community groups towards better utilization of Micro Capital Grant (MCG) and other facilities provided to the groups for alternative income generating activities of the community.

In doing this the project will strengthen the engagement of the secondary stakeholders in the process and play an active role in enactment of the ECA Rules along with its dissemination.

Objective:

The consultant will be a part of the project team in achieving the project objectives, especially relevant to his/her area of responsibilities as outlined below.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:

The following list reflects the main activities that the consultant is expected to carry out:

  • Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation consultant will be responsible for motivating, mobilizing, and involving community members in developing methods and local level technologies for conservation, climate change adaptation-mitigation through sensitizing them;
  • Assess community vulnerability, identify vulnerable groups and areas;
  • Introduce conservation, eco-friendly CC adaptation measures through demonstration;
  • Ensure better utilization and proper management of the wetland sanctuaries, mangrove and swamps, solar based irrigation plants, solar based desalination plants, watchtower and other activities and establishments/installations as applicable;
  • Monitor and evaluate demonstration results and suggest for improvement and liaison with local level line agencies;
  • Identify and establish eco-friendly wildlife/fish habitats and management, wildlife  diseases identification and solution, wildlife/fish/plant biodiversity  management;
  • Initiate pilot demonstration and planned activity with emphasis on biodiversity, eco-friendly tourism, coastal and wetland resources management for tourism development;
  • Monitor and evaluate relevant activities and suggest for improvement;
  • Liaisons with PMU, reporting, recommend further development of project strategy and perform any other duties assigned by PD or Project Manager;

Supervision and Performance Evaluation:

The consultants will work under direct supervision of and report directly to the Project Director and Project Manager, Strengthening and Consolidation of CBA-ECA Project.

Timeframe and Deadline:

The assignment is for a total of 12 months from its commencement. The tentative starting date is November 2016.

Deliverables are linked to the payment as follows:

The primary deliverables are specified. A short report on progress on these should be submitted on a monthly basis with invoices.

SL No.

Deliverable

Timeline

Payment

01

Identify the needs and gaps for conservation, climate change adaptation-mitigation activities; better management and utilization of installations/ establishments, sanctuaries, swamp, mangrove and other activities in line with project document and submit report.

1st month

8.33% of the total contract

02

Draft area specific work plan in line with project document and finalize in discussion with PMU and submit report.

2nd month

8.33% of the total contract

03

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

3rd month

8.33% of the total contract

04

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

4th month

8.33% of the total contract

05

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

5th month

8.33% of the total contract

06

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

6th month

8.33% of the total contract

07

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

7th month

8.33% of the total contract

08

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

8th month

8.33% of the total contract

09

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

9th month

8.33% of the total contract

10

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

10th month

8.33% of the total contract

11

Implement the work plan in consultation and coordination with PMU and local colleagues; participate/accomplish other activities as necessary and or directed by PMU and report on progress.

11th month

8.33% of the total contract

12

Prepare and submit a Final report/end of assignment report including accomplishments and further needs following the agreed work plan in line with project document

At the end of the assignment

Final payment: rest of the amount

Duty Station:

Bangladesh (at Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf & Kulaura)

Inputs:

The project will provide office space and stationeries as required.

 
Competencies
  • Capability to engage in team-based management, experience of leading workshops and being a resource person;
  • Initiative and sound judgment and capacity to work independently;
  • Ability to lead results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to oversee timely project implementation and to provide the necessary trouble shooting to keep project implementation on schedule;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets and work plans;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team oriented work style and coordination experience;  Excellent facilitation skill;
  • Demonstrable organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer.
 
Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Natural Sciences/Biological sciences/Climate Change /Environmental Science or relevant fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in community based biodiversity conservation, natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation activities;
  • Experience of working in Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA);
  • Experience in conservation policy development with good knowledge and practical experience;
  • Ability to analyze the changes, identify and implement innovative solutions;
  • Experience in liaise and networking with lined agencies;
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing reports, knowledge and competences/experience in policy analysis and capacity development;
  • Experience in strategic and operational planning and implementation of activities;

Language:

  • Fluency of English language is required.

Lump sum contracts:

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 installments 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).

Evaluation of the Candidates:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Cumulative analysis-

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:

  1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation;

Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation Criteria (Total 70 marks):

  • Relevant experience in facilitating and assuring quality of activities, plans and strategies within the field of biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation-mitigation; (20 marks)
  • Experience organizing workshops, trainings and/or consultations within the relevant field towards the engagement of community and secondary stakeholders. (20 marks)
  • Working experience coordinating with and supporting the local government and administration; (20 marks)
  • Working experience in Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) in Bangladesh; (10 marks)

Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)

All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below.

The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:

p = y (µ/z)

Where:

  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; P11 can be downloaded from the link below: http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/operations/jobs/
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and provide a brief methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the mentioned task
  • Financial Proposal: Financial Proposal has to be submitted through a standard interest and availability template which can be downloaded from the link below:

http://www.bd.undp.org/content/dam/bangladesh/docs/Jobs/Interest%20and%20Submission%20of%20Financial%20Proposal-Template%20for%20Confirmation.docx

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.


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