UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014 – 2017) lays out a commitment to strengthening sustainable development pathways and building resilience in developing countries. In this context, UNDP is currently supporting a number of countries to implement a large portfolio of climate change adaptation projects, which have designated sets of indicators to track project activities and impact. Among these initiatives is one that focuses on supporting countries to advance their national adaptation plan (NAP) process, which is meant to result in the integration of climate change considerations into planning and budgeting systems at the country level. Several sources of financing including the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and bilateral funding from the Government of Japan and Germany, are also supporting this body of work.
In this context, UNDP is seeking a consultant to support a set of initiatives that are underway which focus on supporting LDCs and developing countries, with the National Adaptation Plans process. The support through this consultancy focuses mainly on French speaking countries
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Under the supervision of the Lead Technical Specialist and under guidance of the Senior Technical Consultant, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
A) Policy and analysis:
B) Country support:
C) Learning, knowledge management and communication:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The expected outputs from this assignment are;
a) Policy and analysis:
b) Country support
c) Learning, knowledge management and communication:
The consultant will report directly to the Senior Technical Consultant under direct supervision of the Lead Technical Specialist and will effectively work with the NAP-GSP team on a routine basis and coordinate his/her efforts to match the timelines of the assignments throughout the consultancy.
Duration of the Work: 15 March 2017 to 14 March 2018 (up to 220 days)
Duty Station: Home-based with possible travels (Niger, Chad, Senegal, Benin, Madagascar). Travel will be approved by project manager and reimbursed according to UNDP rules. Destination shall be assigned and approved prior to travel, based on clear requests from the countries supported. For all international travel expected of this consultancy, return air-tickets on least-cost, economy fares will be arranged and paid separately. Once a mission plan is drafted, the consultant will submit the request for travel to the supervisor of this contract at least 3 weeks prior to the travel dates.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Economics, Climate Change and Development, Social Sciences or closely-related field
Excellent English and French (proficiency in both at the level of being able to do technical drafting).
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
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. 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.
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
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 500 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 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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