Technical Advisor (International Consultant, residence in Cambodia) to develop policy regulations mechanism, tools and guidelines for integrated landscape management in the northern region (Re-Advertised)


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :15-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
24-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :80 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :September 2021 to February 2022

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.


Background

The objective of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) project is to promote integrated landscape management for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem services in the northern part of Cambodia. The intent is to generate multiple landscape benefits including effective conservation of globally threatened species and high conservation forests, improve management of natural resources and ensure the maintenance of ecosystem services. It is aimed specifically at improving the management of protected areas and ensuring their financial sustainability, enhancing the productivity of production and agricultural lands and improving local livelihoods. Increasing demand for forest, agricultural and wildlife products, crop land and agriculture monocultures, and infrastructure and transportation development has accelerated in recent years thereby, rapidly changing the landscape with consequential threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project is thus aimed at addressing these multiple threats by harmonizing socio-economic development, sustainable management of land, forests, natural resources and biodiversity conservation through an integrated management approach, with water as a catalyst, in Northern Landscapes of Cambodia. To achieve these, actions will be taken to – strengthen policies and institutional capacity at the national and sub-national levels to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in sector and sub-national socio-economic development planning.

This will be achieved through three inter-related components that are focused on addressing existing barriers, these are:

  • Component 1: Systemic and institutional capacity for integrated landscape management;
  • Component 2: Effective management of Protected Areas and surrounding riparian and multiple use production landscapes in Northern Cambodia;
  • Component 3: Knowledge management, gender mainstreaming, learning and M&E.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the National Project Director and UNDP Programme Analyst, the International Consultant (Technical Advisor) will work closely with PMU to perform tasks such as reviewing, identifying opportunities and option, developing proposal, measures, mechanisms, tools and guidelines for integrate landscape management in the project target areas.  The international consultant will conduct the specific tasks as following:

1. Review of existing PA strategy to identify options and develop proposals for enhancing the role of PAs within the context of broader landscape planning and management:

  • Review the assessment reports on policy, regulation and PA strategy of protected area system, conducted by National consultant;
  • Identify effective strategy plan for better management of landscape in the project target areas;
  • Analyze assessment report to identify option and develop proposal for improving PAs services that contribute to landscape planning and management.

2. Review existing institutional arrangements and propose measures for improved coordination and decision support systems that promotes integration of PAs at the landscape level:

  • Review the assessment report and key findings on institutional arrangement conducted by national consultant
  • Analyze and identify appropriate measures and means for improving the coordination of landscape management at the project target areas;
  • Develop measures/tools instruments for improved coordination and decision support systems that promotes integration of PAs at the landscape level.

3. Identify PA management planning to incorporate ecological considerations and connectivity, improve participation and cooperation of local people and sectoral stakeholders and incorporate of PA concerns into sub-national planning and regulations:

  • Review existing PA management planning and other related initiatives and/or projects/programs, including status of development and implementation of PA management plan(s) in the project target areas;
  • Analyze report findings and review existing of ecological land-uses map;
  • Identify gap, opportunity and potential elements to strengthen PA management planning that incorporates ecological considerations and connectivity, to improve participation and cooperation of local people and sectoral stakeholders, and to incorporate of PA concerns into sub-national planning and regulations;
  • Revise existing PA management plan at the project target areas to cooperate ecological connectivity.

4. Review the existing mechanisms, tools and guidelines developed for mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services into applicable sub-national land-use master planning:

  • Review assessment report on land-use plan conducted by National Consultant;
  • Review existing mechanisms, tools and guidelines related to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in PAs and its surroundings at the project target areas.
  • Identify and develop applicable mechanisms, tools and guidelines that support the mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services into land-use master planning;

5. Develop simplified tools for sub-national land-use master planning process to mainstreaming biodiversity conservation, improve habitat connectivity, ensure sustainable natural resource management and management of riparian:

  • Based on the review of existing mechanisms, tools and guidelines related to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in PAs and its surroundings at the project target areas (4), develop applicable or simplify the existing tools/guidelines for development of land-use master plan at the sub-national level.

6. Prepare the presentation, participate and present the findings in the consultation workshops/meetings as requires.

 

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=82290 for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills and ability in development of strategy, plan; policy and frameworks.
  • Strong skill in managing large-scale NRM;
  • Excellent English written with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports.
  • Ability to understand new terminology and concepts easily and to synthesize information from different sources into a coherent project document.
  • Skill in achieving results through persuading, influencing, and working with others.
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of international, regional and national institutions.
  • Displays sensitivity and adaptability to different cultures, genders, religions, races, nationalities and age groups.
  • Good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

At least Master’s degree in natural resource management, environment, public administrative for related field.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ progressive experience in planning and managing large-scale NRM oriented government programs;
  • At least 8 years’ experiences in development of PA strategy and plan;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in development of measures/tools instruments for PA;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in developing PA management plan;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in review of mechanism, tools and guidelines to mainstream biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services;
  • Proven track record in similar assignments;
  • Experience with GEF and/or other UN assisted projects.

Language Requirement: Fluency in English required.

 

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email aphikovith.phin@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice



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