UNDP’s Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Team brings together the three work streams of climate change, sustainable energy, and disaster risk reduction and recovery. Under the umbrella of resilience, the team pushes for development that is zero-carbon, risk-informed and sustainable.
As part of this integrated climate, energy and DRR approach, the CDT will release an annual report highlighting countries that are making significant progress against all three work streams. Countries that are demonstrating the interconnectedness between these areas, and the many programmes that support them, will be highlighted. This will demonstrate that a comprehensive approach is needed to strengthen resilience and protect development gains.
Throughout the report, country progress will be highlighted against Agenda 2030 commitments, namely efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, and Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Stylistically, this ‘coffee-table’ style report will focus on in-depth impacts and results. More detailed, qualitative country examples with large, attractive images will be favored over numbers and infographics that do not provide sufficient information on what is happening on the ground. Through a series of 15 country examples (three per region), the report will highlight how specific countries are making impressive gains through programmes on DRR, climate and energy, which all intersect at the issues of risk and resilience.
These Terms of Reference include (1) researching country case studies/in-focus countries that highlight the intersection of climate change, disaster risk reduction and recovery, and sustainable energy; and (2) writing an accessible, public-friendly report that is clear and concise and that clearly relays information on programmatic impacts and results.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant (s) who under the overall supervision of the Partnerships Advisor and the Policy Specialist, will work with regional and HQ focal points to compile a list of results and achievements across DRR, climate change and energy. The second objective is to write and finalize the CDT Annual Report.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Deliverable 1 (within 20 days from issuance of contract): Research and compile country successes/impacts and results for 15-countries (3 per region)
Deliverable 2: (by end of contract end date) Draft the results report and coordinate peer review
Integrity and fairness:
Ethics and Values:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation – Total 70% (700 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation – Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
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
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Partnerships Advisor and the Policy Specialist and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 – UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 – IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to [email protected]
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.