|Location :||Home- based (This post is for UNDP- Thailand Country office)|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 16h 0m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 July 2021 – 30 April 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 80 days|
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DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
**Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified**
The GCF NAP Readiness and Preparatory Support project titled ‘Increasing resilience to climate change impacts in marine and coastal areas along the Gulf of Thailand’ will be an important contribution to the implementation of Thailand’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP), prepared by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), which provides an overarching planning framework for addressing climate change adaptation.
This project focuses on advancing climate change adaptation planning in relation to marine and coastal areas in the Gulf of Thailand (“the Gulf”). Anticipated extreme events, sea-level rise, climate induced erosion, drought, and flooding are expected to affect local tourism, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, and natural resources as well as create additional stress on land and water resource management.
The project is complementary to other initiatives supporting the NAP implementation in Thailand. Thailand’s NAP identified six key sectors/ thematic areas, namely: (i) water management; (ii) agriculture and food security; (iii) tourism; (iv) public health; (v) natural resource management; and (vi) human settlement and security. This project will focus on addressing gaps of current support programs. The project will work towards improving climate-responsive ‘natural resource management’ (thematic NAP area v) through the integrative approach of enhancing adaptation planning and budgeting in key marine and coastal economic sectors, e.g. targeting agriculture and fisheries (thematic NAP area ii) and tourism (thematic NAP area iii). It will be implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). The overall timeline of Thailand’s NAP implementation allows this project to utilise best-practices and information from the other interventions, and to meaningfully expand the knowledge-base and regulatory framework, particularly for the sub-national level. Also, in perspective to revise and update Thailand’s NAP.
In this context, the project objective is to “Integrate climate change adaptation into marine and coastal area related planning and budgeting”. GCF resources will be used to address barriers that hinder information, knowledge, and coordination for adaptation planning; technical capacities for integration of risk informed approaches in planning and budgeting; and a lack of options to attract financing for climate change adaptation, particularly from the private sector.
The project will be nationally executed as per UNDP Direct Implementation Modality (DIM) procedures and adhering with Readiness and Preparatory Support Framework Agreement reached between GCF and UNDP.
The results of the projections will advance adaptation planning in Thailand with a focus on most vulnerable key economic sectors (e.g. agriculture, fisheries, tourism) and ecosystem services upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the local communities, sub-national/local and central government levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objectives of the assignment are to provide technical support on developing sub-national level climate change projections/modelling in specific provinces in 4 coastal zones to provide localized trends in climate variability, main analysis on changes in annual and seasonal (dry and wet season) to key economic sectors namely: agriculture, fisheries, tourism along the coastal zone in 4 selected coastal provinces, mean changes of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) temperature and precipitation and provide an updated assessment of climate changes in Thailand, create a knowledge base and provide recommendations for further updating national adaptation planning in marine and coastal areas of Thailand.
Scope of Work
Key duties and responsibilities include:
Task 1: Prepare an Inception Report which includes a summary of the context, the scope of the analyses and detailed methodology of sub-national level climate change projection/modelling on key economic sectors (e.g. agriculture, fisheries, tourism and coastal resource and ecosystem including gender and vulnerable groups) to be used as agreed by the initial scoping with key sector stakeholders and based on an initial review of data:
Task 2: Conduct Climate Change projection/modelling for up to 4 selected areas and by economic sectors (e.g. fisheries, agriculture, tourism along the coastal zone):
Task 3: Prepare and conduct an analysis of gender and vulnerable groups in the 4 target areas and by key economic sectors to complement the data of the climate projections with information to enable the development of holistic and gender-sensitive risk assessments:
Task 4: Organize training and consultation workshops on design, implementation and validation of Climate Change projection/modelling to local officers of ONEP, DMCR and other relevant line agencies:
Task 5: Present key findings and recommendations to key stakeholders. As a complement to the Climate Change projection/modelling report, prepare a presentation and policy brief that delivers the Climate Change projection/modelling results/findings and recommendations in a simplified manner and with an eye toward actionable decision making:
Task 6: Provide technical advice to key national consultants, ONEP, DMCR and relevant line/implementing government agencies to incorporate all deliverables, assessment and project/modelling reports, guidelines into the development of the National Adaptation Plan:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
All the outputs/deliverables as stipulated below needs to be reviewed and certified by ONEP/the Project Manager at UNDP prior the payment is released.
1. An Inception Report which includes a summary of the context, the scope of the Climate Change Projection/Modelling and detailed methodology to be used as agreed by the initial scoping with key sector stakeholders and based on initial review of available climate data and models;
2.The climate change projection/modelling for the target areas, containing:
2.1 Findings from thematic areas a)-e) at District level of selected sites as listed below:
a) Climate/disaster risk vulnerabilities to key economic sectors;
b) Priority climate/disaster risk mitigation actions for key economic sectors;
c) Climate/Disaster risk management mainstreamed into the planning and regulatory processes of coastal zones along the Gulf of Thailand;
d) Socio-economic resilience of the poor, gender and most vulnerable group in selected projection areas along the Gulf of Thailand; and
e) Local knowledge management (KM) systems for communities around the selected sites.
3. Model of the potential future climate change adaptation change in temperatures, rainfall and frequency of extreme weather events in conjunction with changing economic, demographic, environmental and other conditions;
4. Summary of key training provided including objectives, participants, topics and outcomes;
5. Draft, validated and final Reports of findings from Climate Change projection/modelling and consultations; and
6. Presentation and policy brief summarizing the finding of the Climate Change Projection/Modelling and recommendations targeting decision makers at national and local level.
The Climate Change Projection/Modelling Expert will work under the direct supervision of Project Management Unit (PMU), ONEP and Project Manager and Programme Analyst, UNDP for technical guidance.
Duration of the Work
1 July 2021- 30 April 2022 (up to 80 working days).
Home – based with potential intermittently travels to Thailand and to the four selected areas to conduct consultations with institutions and staffs.
For any unforeseen official mission apart from this TOR mentioned, the Consultant will be requested to submit the concept note of mission for approval by UNDP prior to undertaking any mission. Travels will be authorized by UNDP as and when required.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
- Only those applications which are responsive, compliant and accept in general condition will be evaluated;
- For those who passing technical evaluation above, offers will be evaluated per the Combined Scoring method:
a. Technical Evaluation (70%)
b. Financial Evaluation (30%)
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
- Criteria 1: Relevance of education – Max 15 points;
- Criteria 2: Working experience and research in marine and coastal resources, hydrometeorology – Max 30 points;
- Criteria 3: Experience or research in seasonal marine prediction, analysis of coastal water levels changing marine resources, hydrometeorological modelling – Max 20 points;
- Criteria 4: Demonstrable knowledge of methodologies including climate change modeling, empirical data-based analysis, scenario-based sector risk/hazards – Max 20 points;
- Criteria 5: Language requirement – Max 15 points;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of total 100 points in technical evaluation) would be considered for Financial Evaluation.
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