The project entitled “Enhancing Effectiveness and Financial Sustainability of Protected Areas in Malaysia” (PA Financing) has been implemented by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) with the supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant financing since 5 June 2012. There are three project outcomes as follows:
Under the Outcome 1, one of the project outputs is “budgetary Framework created to increase financial support for PAs, allocated on the basis of performance”. Demonstration of total economic value of protected areas towards local, sub-national and national economy, and social well-being can serve as a strong motivation and justification for government agencies which are responsible for public finance allocation such as Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance and State Governments to increase financing and investments for the whole protected area system in Peninsular Malaysia.
The PA Financing project aims to develop strong evidence base for increased financing and investments for terrestrial protected area system in Peninsular Malaysia through the assessment of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia. Results of the TEEB of Protected Areas will feed into the development of sustainable financing plans for protected area networks in Peninsular Malaysia and the development of Malaysia Biodiversity Finance Plan under UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN).
The Project Document can be downloaded from the following web link: http://www.my.undp.org/content/malaysia/en/home/operations/projects/environment_and_energy/enhancing-effectiveness-and-financial-sustainability-of-protecte.html.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of this assignment is to engage a Lead Environmental Economist to form and lead a team of one (1) Environmental Economist (advertised in separate UNDP Procurement Notice) and one (1) Biodiversity Specialist (advertised in separate UNDP Procurement Notice), to provide specific technical expertise for the conduct of TEEB of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia. The TEEB PA assessment aims to:
The Lead Environmental Economist will work as a member of UNDP policy & technical advisory team for biodiversity and sustainable development in Malaysia.
He/she will undertake the following tasks:
The Lead Environmental Economist will employ a number of investigative, analytical and consultative methods and tools to be elaborated in the technical proposal by potential applicants:
Handling of Data, Information and Documents:
All data, information and documents obtained under this assignment is the property of the Government of Malaysia and UNDP, and be treated as strictly confidential.
No such information shall be used by the expert for any other purpose other than the preparation of PA Financing project deliverables.
All soft and hard copies of the data, information and documents must be returned to UNDP and the Government of Malaysia upon completion of this assignment.
The assignment will require 80 to 100 days starting from 1 June 2017 to 30 September 2018 including domestic travel within Peninsular Malaysia. The Expert is required to specify the most appropriate number of days required to complete the assignment in Annex 2 Financial Proposal Form for Lead Environmental Economist.
Deliverables and Timeline:
Please propose alternative number of days and timeline needed to complete each key deliverable (a total of 6 key deliverables).
Terms of Payment:
The contract and payments will be performance-based and regularly assessed by the UNDP Malaysia Country Office in consultation with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP).
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply:
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The consultant(s) will be evaluated based on the methodology of Cumulative Analysis.
The award of the contract will be made by UNDP to the consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as responsive, compliant and acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.