The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its Programme support efforts.
The Cluster on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction focuses on integrating UNDP’s climate change, energy, and disaster risk reduction work into a coherent policy and programming framework. It seeks to provide an integrated package of services covering these three highly interlinked areas through a joint approach that affords far greater opportunities in securing development gains and in building resilient societies that are better able to withstand the multiple challenges posed by rapidly increasing exposure to disaster and climate change risks. Such an approach builds on UNDP’s experience in supporting countries in these areas and provides the best possible support that is requested and needed by countries as they look to implement post-2015 agreements including the SDGs, UNFCCC Climate Agreement and Sendai Framework on DRR.
The Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) is seeking a Research Analyst with experience in research, knowledge management, and communications related to climate change, energy, and disaster risk reduction. The Research Analyst will be based in New York and responsible for coordinating and providing inputs to corporate policies, strategies and briefs; supporting knowledge management for climate change policy and programming; coordinating and providing inputs to UNFCCC and other global processes. S/he collaborates with all teams in the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster and across UNDP’s Regional Hubs, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers, helping them to capture, generate and share knowledge to provide quality briefings, speeches, knowledge and advocacy material.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who will be responsible for coordinating and providing inputs to corporate policies, strategies and briefs; supporting knowledge management for climate change policy and programming; and coordinating and providing inputs to UNFCCC and other global processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Climate Change Research Analyst consultancy is with the BPPS Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster at HQ and is responsible for support to all the functions of the Cluster related to briefings and communications, with a focus on climate change. S/he will draft and provide inputs to briefs, speeches, presentations, and support the development of substantive knowledge products and communications materials including online content for the Cluster’s webpages. S/he will also be responsible for supporting the various thematic teams in preparation and planning for major events and ensuring fulfilment of all incoming requests.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Coordinate and provide inputs to corporate policies, strategies and briefs
Support knowledge management for climate change policy and programming
Coordinate and provide inputs to UNFCCC and other global processes
The Research Analyst will be under the overall supervision and guidance of the Global
Ethics & Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity
Organisational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Conflict Management/Negotiating & Resolving Disagreements: Managing conflict
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note the above documents needed to be scanned into one file and uploaded to the online application as a single 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 Global
Team Leader for Climate Change and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above. The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
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.
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