International consultant to strengthen climate change knowledge-management systems

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Phnom Penh, , KH

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) is a joint initiative of the Royal Government of Cambodia and development partners to address climate change in Cambodia. It provides a unified engagement point to pool resources for the mainstreaming of climate change in national and sub-national policies and programmes.

The CCCA has been active since 2010, with significant results including the development of the Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023 (CCCSP) and corresponding strategic plans and actions plans in fourteen priority ministries and agencies, the successful operation of a grant facility (42 Government and NGO projects supported in key areas of the climate change response), and increased visibility and understanding of climate change, both within Government and in society at large.

The third phase of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance programme (2019-2024) builds on these initial achievements and aims to support the scaling-up of the climate change response at national level and in priority sectors by focusing on three main drivers of change:

i. Ensuring that locally relevant, reliable information on climate change is generated and available to key stakeholders;
ii. Developing and implementing tools for the effective mainstreaming of climate change in the policies, programmes and budgets of priority sectors (rural development, public works and transport, education, energy and environment);
iii. Strengthening capacities for the mobilization, coordination and tracking of public and private climate change finance.

The CCCA is closely aligned with the national institutions in charge of climate change. It is implemented by the Department of Climate Change (DCC), within the General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), an inter-ministerial body bringing together the representatives of thirty-six ministries and agencies, and twenty-five provincial governors.

The CCCA engages a broad range of stakeholders in line with their respective roles in the climate change response, and promote innovative partnerships between government, civil society, academia and the private sector. It also works constantly on improving information and knowledge availability on climate change and ensures that the information is reliable and updated.

 

 

The main objective of this assignment is to formulate recommendations and specifications to upgrade the existing website and the knowledge portal, including GIS solutions to improve climate change information management in Cambodia.

The functions and expected outputs of the consultant are as follows:
I. Develop a work plan and methodology;
II. Collect, review and synthesize available climate change datasets;
III. Propose an approach to integrate identified datasets in the data portal, including recommendations to improve user-friendliness and incorporate a GIS functionality; and
IV. Provide specifications for an upgraded website and data portal as well as management/maintenance arrangements taking into account capacities of CCCA/DCC staff and the need to minimize maintenance costs.

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68726 for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online

 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; and
  • Understanding Khmer would be advantage.
 

Education: 

Minimum Master’s degree in Climate Change, Environmental Management, Knowledge/ Information Systems Management, Natural Resource Management or another relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in information systems and data management (including GIS systems) in the context of climate change, environmental, natural resource management or other development programmes, at the national and international levels. This should include a proven track record in research, business intelligence, user experience and creating, consolidating and managing large datasets from different sources;

  • Proven experience in working with governmental institutions in establishing or managing data portals, delivering capacity development support and interacting with data producers and users. Experience in Cambodia or in the region preferred;

  • Knowledge about the technical aspects of geographical data management and utilization. Proven experience in applying GIS technology and proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS and Quntum GIS). Experience in overseeing the production of GIS products;

Language Requirement: Fluent in written and spoken English .

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email [email protected] and cc [email protected] . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP’s response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice


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