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Individual Consultant – Energy Efficiency Consultant – India High Range Landscape Project (HRML) (For Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||Homebased, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
High Range Mountain Landscape (HRML) in the Western Ghats mountains of peninsular India is a globally significant biodiversity region. Its key attributes are:
a) high levels of endemism and biological diversity;
b) Important Bird Area;
c) presence of globally threatened species of fauna and flora;
d) part of one of the five viable breeding centre of tiger in India;
e) harbour the largest global population of Nilgiri tahr and a significant population of Grizzled Giant Squirrel (both threatened species);
f) catchment of three major river systems of peninsular India;
g) strong eco-cultural affinities; and
h) support important economic sectors like cardamom, tea and tourism.
At present, HRML is a complex mosaic of land uses where conservation, economic production and livelihood requirements assume equal primacy and profoundly influence each other. These contribute to competitive use of natural resources and affecting vital ecological processes. The rapidly altering developmental context, demographic contours, resource use configurations place a challenge for HRML’s long term ecological sustainability and livelihood security. The existing planning and policy framework, as well as the institutional arrangements in HRML are inadequate to address biodiversity conservation from a landscape perspective. The project aims to put in place a collaborative governance framework for multiple-use management of HRML. The project will attempt a paradigm shift from current sector-based planning to an approach for integrated multiple-use management of mountain landscapes to deliver global environmental benefits.
The project aims to achieve this through the following Outcomes:
a) Effective governance framework for multiple-use mountain landscape management in place;
b) Multiple-use mountain landscape management is applied securing the ecological integrity of HRML; and
c) Strengthened capacities for community based sustainable use and management of wild resources.
The project region covers 2190 sq. km spread across three districts of Kerala viz. Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur in Kerala.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP is also implementing a GEF funded project: SECURE Himalaya (Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems) in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. It aims to support the Government of India to effectively promote sustainable land and forest management in alpine pastures and forests in high range Indian Himalayan ecosystems that secure sustainable livelihoods and community resilience and ensures conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatened species.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP seeks to engage an Energy Efficiency Consultant to guide and support in the implementation of the project(s). S/he will support the project team and will perform the following duties:
Specific functions to be performed by the incumbent include:
Deliverables and Payment Schedule:
Payment Schedule and other Conditions:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies i.e. cumulative analysis.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
Financial Criteria weight - 30%.
Shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Note: Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lumpsum fee i.e.consultants who score more than or equivalent 70% marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will notbe evaluatedf urther in case the consultant submits the same.
Documents to be submitted:
Detailed CV with contact details of three references;
Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone etc. would not be reimbursed; Tickets will be issuedconsidering the most direct and economical option and Consultants are not eligible for DSA;
Individuals working with institutions may also apply, contract would be issued in the name of institution for thespecific services of individual;
UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities approach. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All selections are on merit.