UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience. Drawing on over forty years of experience, UNDP assists countries to implement their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and to integrate environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies; secure resources; implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable and resilient development, and strengthen livelihoods.
UNDP’s support for environmental management and nationally-owned sustainable development pathways includes the following areas: biodiversity and ecosystem services, including forest and wildlife management and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+); sustainable land management and desertification; water and ocean governance; climate change adaptation and mitigation; sustainable energy use and energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and access; chemicals and waste management; green economy; and extractive industries. UNDP works across these areas to address issues of environmental governance, policy, regulation, capacity development, financing, human rights, gender, technology, South-South learning, and public, private, and civil society partnerships at all levels.
As a leading purveyor of environmental technical assistance and grant financing, UNDP works in 47 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region. UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Multilateral Fund for Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF), Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As such, UNDP offers integrated technical services for needs assessment, programme formulation, resource mobilization, implementation oversight, knowledge and results management, and evaluation.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process for including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Individual assignment may include one or more of the following tasks :
Policy and Strategy Development:
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions:
Research and Documentation:
Knowledge Management and Communications:
Monitoring & Evaluation:
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicants must have the knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Natural Resource Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Degree in Environmental policy, environmental management, biological or earth sciences, forestry or land management, environmental or electrical engineering, chemistry, environmental or natural resource economics, energy, waste management, or related fields.
Applications should include:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and will be evaluated as per following criteria.
Stage 1:- Establishing a Roster:
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 70 and above will be included in the roster
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP RSCA Experts Roster for a period of 5 years, in one of the “bands” indicated above. However, the addition of an individual in the Roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above. Qualified Women are encouraged to apply.
Stage 2:- Evaluation and call off mechanism for specific assignment /Contracting/:
When a request for services arises, the roster manager shall contact the individuals included in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as living allowance, travel cost, etc. The daily fee quoted by the individual during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased upwards for any offered individual assignment(s).
Consultants that confirmed their availability for Specific assignment will be evaluated in one of the two evaluation criteria that shall be clearly indicated in the respective assignment ToR
Lowest price and technically compliant offer:
When using this method, the award of a contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:
“Responsive/compliant/acceptable” can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.
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 the minimum point specified on the assignment ToR would be considered for the financial evaluation
Payment(s) shall be made following certification by the hiring UNDP Office that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
This call for experts is not linked to other UNDP rosters or to a specific UNDP recruitment opportunity;
Interested individual consultants can submit the above documents in one of the following two addresses;
Interested candidates are stongly advised to carefully review this advertisement, the procurement notice and ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications required. All relevant information including ToR & Procurement Notice can be found ( in English and French ) on :http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=34983
For any clarifications please write to:- [email protected].