UNDP recognizes that the growing risks and impacts of climate change and the accompanying loss of ecosystem services requires the world to urgently invest in a new green development paradigm. Based in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), the UNDP GEF unit helps developing countries make green, low-emission and climate-resilient development not only possible, but also economically attractive. To achieve this, it works closely with UNDP country offices to help countries develop and implement programmes and projects which advance their capacity to put in place the right mix of regulatory and financial incentives, remove institutional and policy barriers, and create enabling environments that attract and drive private sector investment into green development.
UNDP GEF staff assist partner countries to develop and implement programmes and projects that combine and sequence resources from a wide range of global environment and climate funds, financial mechanisms, and instruments including, but not limited to: the GEF managed family of vertical funds such as the GEF Trust Fund, the Special Climate Change Fund and the Least Developed Countries Fund; the Adaptation Fund; the Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, voluntary carbon markets and other innovative sources of carbon, climate, and ecosystem finance, as well as a variety of multilateral, bilateral, national, sub-national and private sector sources.
Staff are organized into thematic teams of technical specialists led by Principal or Senior Technical Advisors (PTAs/STAs). Each team leader supports, guides, and supervises a team of Region-based Technical Advisors (RTAs) and Specialists (RTSs). RTAs and RTSs work in close collaboration with other technical specialists at both global and regional levels. While RTAs and RTSs have global responsibilities in their area of specialized technical expertise, they are deployed from Regional Service Centres, normally close to the countries to which they provide most support, and have a secondary line of reporting to the Regional Practice or Team Leaders on the countries they support.
The strategic objective of the Climate Change Adaptation team is to support countries to attract and direct public and private investment towards catalyzing and supporting sustainable economic growth through initiatives focused on integrated Climate Change Strategies, Advancing Cross-sectoral Climate Resilient Livelihoods and Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development. The strategic objective of the Water & Oceans team is to promote integrated, ecosystem based climate resilient management of the world’s major freshwater and marine transboundary water systems through improved water and ocean governance.
During the course of the consultancy, and while supporting countries achieve their development needs, the consultant will advise the RTAs and RTSs on the necessary courses of action in response to changes in the country context and assist with new programming and opportunities for bankable projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will provide technical assistance to the client UNDP country offices on the implementation of their NAP, UNDAF and CPD initiatives related to Climate Change Adaptation and Water and Oceans. The consultant will support UNDP staff with resource mobilization efforts in line with country priorities and donor requirements. S/he will have regular contact with country offices and national counterparts regarding monitoring of UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and W&O programmes and projects, including NAP-related activities. The consultant will make recommendations to the UNDP GEF Regional Technical Advisors on necessary courses of action in response to changes in the country context and new programme and resource mobilization opportunities.
Scope of Work:
The consultant will be primarily responsible for providing high quality technical, policy, programming implementation support, as well as knowledge and capacity development services, to UNDP country offices and client countries. S/he will work with UN agencies, governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGO’s, donors, and the private sector in accordance with UNDP’s key results as outlined in the corporate strategy. This will be undertaken in full compliance with UNDP’s Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures including on gender, environmental safeguards, etc.
Specifically the consultant will be expected to deliver results in the areas of:
Innovation, Strategic Leadership, Dialogue and Advocacy
Learning, Knowledge Management and communication:
The consultant will be supervised by the Head of Climate Change Adaptation (Global), UNDP-GEF and/or his designate throughout the consultancy.
Review time required:
The review and approval of payments will be made by the assigned supervisor(s) within 14 days.
Duration of the Work: 1 August 2016 – 30 July 2017 (up to 143 working days)
Duty Station: Home based with possible travel
Expected places of travel: The consultant will serve Bangkok and Adis Regional Hubs. Possible travels and destination shall be assigned and approved prior to travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be 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.
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 proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation: (Maximum 500 points)
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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