UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) provides leadership and technical support to deliver on the UNDP’s Strategic Plan priorities on Sustainable Development Pathways and Resilience and Governance. UNDP-Global Environmental Finance (GEF) Unit is based in UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support and is responsible for providing leadership and technical support to, among other areas, delivery of the Environment and Sustainable Development pillar of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Its main focus is on helping countries develop the capacity to fully incorporate environmental sustainability and resilience into development at national and local, but also global and regional levels. The principal areas of work are in environmental mainstreaming, environmental finance, adaptation to climate change, and local governance of resources, including energy.
As the UN system’s Development Program, the GEF Implementing Agency and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entity, Adaptation Fund’s Multilateral Implementing Entity, UNDP also supports countries in addressing development, climate, and ecosystem sustainability in an integrated manner. The UNDP-Global Environmental Finance team within the BPPS offers UNDP Country Offices and client countries a range of highly specialized technical services that include providing leadership on the formulation process as well as preparation of substantive products that are required in order to complete Board compliant project proposals for submission to various funds as well as oversight during the implementation of projects that are successfully financed.
Within this overall background, UNDP is seeking the service of a consultant specialized in mathematics, GIS skills and ability to work with large datasets (using STATA) to support UNDP staff leading on the development of bankable projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
To support the development of the bankable projects, specifically in undertaking background research, data analysis, developing GIS maps, budget and procurement plans, financial models for use in project design work, the consultant will work under the direction of relevant Regional Technical Advisors (RTAs).
Scope of Work
The consultant is expected to assist with the following functions:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
On a monthly basis (120 days):
Additional assignments (30 days):
The consultant will be supervised by the Head of Climate Change Adaptation (Global), UNDP-GEF and/or his designate throughout the consultancy.
Duration of the Work: 14 May 2018 – 31 January 2019 (up to 150 days)
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand with no travel.
Excellent communications and writing skills;
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.
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 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 qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 100 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:
Climate Change Adaptation Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭