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Re-advertisement - Consultancy - Public Finance and Policy Analyst for the EBA in the Mt Elgon Ecosystem
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||09-May-14|
|Additional Category||Resilience and Climate Change|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||120 working days|
Applicants who previously applied need not apply again.
The Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) Programme for Mountain Ecosystems in Uganda, Nepal and Peru aims to strengthen the capacities of these three countries, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, to build ecosystem resilience for promoting ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) options and to reduce the vulnerability of communities, with particular emphasis on mountain ecosystems.
The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative, and is implemented through a partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Climate change impacts are already affecting the functioning and integrity of several ecosystems on Mount Elgon and are adding to the stress resulting from other anthropogenic interventions such as unsustainable land use practices. The project countries and targeted ecosystems have been identified as particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. A multitude of communities depend upon the services provided by these ecosystems.EBA is defined as the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. EBA uses the range of opportunities for the sustainable management, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems to provide services that enable people to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Specifically the project supports the following 4 components:
The project creates new opportunities for experimental learning between regions and among countries within the same region. Through parallel and cooperative development and application of methodologies and tools and the implementation of pilot projects, the project will shorten the learning curve of local and national institutions and fast-track the transfer of knowledge and experience in relation to building ecosystem resilience.The five year (2011-2015) Ecosystem Based Adaptation to climate Change Adaptation (EBA) Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and Environment in partnership with UNDP, IUCN and UNEP. The different partners are responsible for certain components through the coordination of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) within the MWE, covering the implementation in the districts of Kapchorwa, Kween, Bulambuli
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy contributes to attainment of component 4 of the project – making a case for EbA at National level. This involves applying learning both from the pilot sites in Components 2 and 3, and from related initiatives and research conducted in mountain ecosystems in the country and beyond. It also involves mainstreaming EbA approaches into existing public sector finance and policy processes (on-going and emerging), and related initiatives, in order to maximize impact. This consultancy is geared towards developing an EBA Policy and Financing Framework for future use in the country, covering policy needs and revenue options for EBA scale-up beyond mountain regions having made a case for EBA’s viability in the Mt. Elgon Ecosystem.
Scope of Work
The Programme Management Unit is seeking to engage a Consultant to:
Detailed Consultancy Activities:
The purpose of this work is to identify existing policy opportunities and open up opportunities to feed into existing public sector finance and policy processes and by feeding in, to get ecosystem-based approaches to be considered routinely as part of the suite of adaptation options available to national and local government.
To this effect the consultancy will produce:
Consultancy Final Deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Consultancy Implementation Arrangements
The contract will be performance-based, spanning a period of 10 months spread over a period of 1 year. Terms and conditions of service linked to the type of proposed contract will apply.
The consultant will be under the overall supervision and guidance of the EBA Programme Management Unit (PMU) and will report every month. Coordination of the consultancy activities with the EBA partner/implementing organizations, and stakeholders in the Mount Elgon districts and national level, will be conducted with the EBA secretariat (PMU), to ensure appropriate communications about the project and easy access to stakeholders.
It is expected that this contract will require the consultants to closely work with the regional colleagues more especially the EBA- UNDP Global technical Coordinator.
The partners in co-ordination with the Uganda EBA National Programme Coordinator will provide technical guidance during the implementation of the consultancy activities. The consultancy technical reports will be submitted to the Uganda EBA National Programme Coordinator.
The contractor shall be invited to present the milestone results of the consultancy at selected workshops or meetings of the project. Costs for any such participation are not included in this tender or contract. The consultant shall be home based reporting every 2 weeks to the National Coordinator. Field based interviews shall be carried out in the districts of Sironko, Bulambuli, Kween and Kapchorwa.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Payment shall be by the lump sum modality in the following 3 instilments. These shall be all inclusive and the contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
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:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document not exceeding 5mbs:
Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II);
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.