Under a collaborative work plan between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Thailand is one of eleven developing countries participating in a global programme on “Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs-Ag)” with funding support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature, Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). As part of a 3-year (2016-2018) work plan endorsed by a national Project Steering Committee, capacity building and technical assistance is being provided through UNDP and FAO to the Government of Thailand to better integrate climate risk within existing agricultural sector planning and budgeting processes. The program outcomes aim to safeguard agricultural GDP and related livelihoods as well as strengthen and reinforce a broader parallel national adaptation planning (NAP) process.
In Thailand, the work is steered by a Technical Task Force chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) and a project implementation unit reporting to the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) within MoAC. The NAP process, which has been underway since 2015, falls under the overall mandate and coordination responsibility of the Office of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP).
The main NAPs-Ag programme components and objectives identified (both global and corresponding country-based priorities) are as follows:
During the inception phase (2016), the NAPs-Ag project provided support to MoAC to develop a revised five-year Strategic Plan for Climate Change for the Agricultural Sector (2017-2021). In addition, it undertook a stock-take existing economic valuation and investment appraisal methods as well as a review of functions, practices, and capacities within MOAC to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) effectively into sector planning and budgeting. These have paved a direction for how programmes/projects could be formulated to better respond to climate risks. However, in order to move towards an effective implementation of the Strategic Plan, a more detailed action plan with prioritized programmes/projects is required, given the limited government budget that is allocated to MoAC on an annual basis. In this regard, a decision-making support tool for screening and ranking potential CCA actions is essential for MoAC to identify and prioritize CCA programmes/projects for the agricultural sector.
The project is now seeking the services of an international consultant to work jointly with a national consultant to develop a suitable tool for screening and prioritizing CCA actions. The consultants will also help facilitate MoAC discussions on action plan formulation in line with the new sector strategy and provide hands-on capacity building and training to MoAC officials in order to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications underlining the identified CCA screening and prioritizing tool.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment:
The main objective of this assignment is to develop a tool for screening and prioritizing CCA programmes/projects appropriate for MoAC’s needs, based on the abovementioned situation and stakeholder consultation. A secondary objective is to provide hands-on capacity building and training to MoAC government officials to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of multi-criteria analysis as a tool for supporting decision-making on screening and prioritizing CCA measures. For this assignment, UNDP Thailand is seeking an international expert with expertise in the appraisal, ranking and prioritization of potential climate actions to develop a tool and conduct hands-on capacity building activities.
Scope of Work:
Development of a Suitable Tool for Screening and Prioritizing CCA programme/projects
Training of MoAC government officials
Work with the National Consultant and Quality Assurance of Reports
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The expected outputs from this assignment are;
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the project management team of the NAPs-Ag project in UNDP/Thailand, as well as in consultation with technical advisors from UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
Contract Duration: 1 March 2017 to 31 July 2017 (5 months)
Duty Station: Home based with travels to Thailand.
Travel: Travel to Thailand is required whereby the consultant will make at least two visits to Thailand (5 working days in Thailand per trip). Payment of travel costs including tickets, living allowance, terminal expenses and other travel related cost should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel. The proposed air ticket will be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be based on Lump Sum Amount.
The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as
Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment. Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
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