The Project “Supporting Developing Countries to Integrate Agriculture Sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” is Directly implemented by UNDP and FAO in Uganda and 7 other countries. The project’s goal is to integrate climate change concerns related to agriculture-based livelihoods within existing national planning and budgeting processes of the selected countries. The integration of adaptation options in planning frameworks and budgets is expected to contribute to the enhancement of:
The Uganda component of the three-year program in is supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment’s (BMUB) and International Climate Initiative (IKI); with USD$700,000 earmarked to support interventions. This project responds to UNFCCC conclusions that invited UN organizations, specialized agencies, and bilateral organizations to enhance financial and technical support to the NAP process for developing countries. Through the NAP-Ag project, FAO and UNDP will extend technical assistance to the Government of Uganda and other partners in developing and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Agriculture Sector.
The NAP process in Uganda will build on previous government responses to climate challenges, such as developing the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) in 2007. The NAPAs were considered as immediate interventions that have to be implemented in response to climate change challenges. Priority interventions were identified by agricultural stakeholders in the country, to cushion the country from climate change impacts and effects. The NAPA projects were implemented and have provided lessons that can be used for development and implementation of NAPs process.
Results of this consultancy shall contribute to Outcome 4 – Advocacy and knowledge-sharing on NAPs promoted and to Output 4.1 Convened exchanges on science and technology and economics of adaptation to support the integration of adaptation options into national investment plans managed. The target will be use the information to Sensitize technical staff and public service providers on the work that government is already doing, review existing materials and develop awareness and training materials to address the knowledge gaps on NAPs, NAPAs and the NAP process, Conduct cost benefit analyses for the different interventions in NAPA projects.
To create awareness on what government and other partners are already doing on Climate change adaptation and Mitigation in order to build national capacities for management of climate change adaptation, particularly including documentation of lessons learned from the NAPA pilots.
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy is designed to generate information that shall be used to inform the NAPs process.
Scope of work:
The overall objective of the project is to “integrate climate change concerns as they affect agricultural sector-based livelihoods into associated national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes.” It is hoped that this will be achieved through strengthening Technical capacity and institutions on NAPs, developing integrated roadmaps for NAPs, improving evidence-based results for NAPs and promoting advocacy and knowledge-sharing on NAPs.
UNDP Uganda is therefore seeking for services of a National consultant to carry out the following assignments:
Tasks of the Assignment:
Stakeholder validated Lessons learnt report including;
IEC Materials to disseminate lessons learnt from the NAPA and Non-NAPA pilots:
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications, technical and financial proposal.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points:
Financial proposal (Maximum 30 points): appropriateness shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.
A lump sum amount approach shall be used with the following expectations:
The initial payment includes the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. This implies that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.
The consultant shall work closely with and under the supervision of the Team Leader Environment, Climate and Disaster Resilience Unit at UNDP and technical validation of deliverables shall be done by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) through the Climate Change Task force. S(he) will consult with relevant stakeholders and will report to the UNDP Country Director on all contractual obligations.
The consultant should accomplish the task preferably by closely linking up with the relevant local government teams and CSOs to generate data and draw inferences from the up-scaling initiatives.
Duration of the Work:
The assignment is to be accomplished within 50 man days spread over a period of 4 months.
Submission of Application:
The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org/. (Reference #.36049).
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website – http://jobs.undp.org (Ref no.70967).
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only