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National Consultant for the youth social innovation challenge on air pollution in Chiangrai province (Thai national only)
|Location :||Chiangrai, Thailand, with No Travel Required, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||22-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 October 2021 – 14 May 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.
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulate the United Nations’ universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Important development trends like climate change, unsustainable production and consumption, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the SDGs. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda. As part of this commitment, the UNDP Accelerator Labs Network is established to build the fastest and largest learning network to accelerate learning on sustainable development. Together with our multisectoral partners, the Labs strive to unleash the power of local innovations and collective intelligence to address today’s complex development challenges.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly posing significant challenges in the most immediate sense, issues such as air pollution remain critical and entails multifaceted implications- from health to climate change, and economic development. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, air pollution was threatening the human health and well-being as no one is unaffected by dirty air. In many countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, air pollution (outdoor and indoor) is the greatest cause of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), responsible for more than 2 million premature deaths (UNEP, 2019). Both outdoor air pollution and low physical activity-lifestyle are important environmental risk factors of the NCDs including cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes. In the Asia Pacific Region, NCDs are now the most significant cause of death and disease and as a result impose substantial social burden and economic costs (Low et al, 2015).
The Government of Thailand determined key contributors to poor air quality to include agricultural burning and forest fires in rural areas, vehicular emissions and constructions in the cities, and industrial discharges in concentrated industrial zones (Pollution Control Department, 2019). However, air pollution is not only a national issue but a transboundary one which must be addressed by regional cooperation. Provinces in the northern Thailand have suffered from pollutants caused by local contributors as well as transboundary flow of haze from Lao PDR and Myanmar.
To tackle this issue, the UNDP Accelerator Lab Thailand is applying ethnographic research, sensemaking, and systems thinking approaches to develop a ‘System Map’ of key dynamics of the air pollution problem as well as an integrated simulation tool that can be used to guide policy analysis to address air pollution challenges. In addition, the Lab realizes the crucial role of local innovations and youth engagement in developing new generation of solutions. A youth social innovation challenge in Chaing Rai province will be launched to create engagement of local youth along with multisectoral stakeholders to identify local innovations and empower youth to develop and test their solutions. The youth social innovation challenge will utilize a wide range of innovative methodologies from UNDP Accelerator Lab and Youth Co:Lab such as sensemaking, grassroot innovations mapping, system thinking, co-creation, experimentation, among others to gain insights on air pollution issue and potential solutions. The Challenge will consist of training workshops for local youth, mentorship, a local pitching, experimentation period, sharing forum, and a final presentation session. Stakeholders including local government authorities, private sector, academia and experts, as well as local communities will be involved to foster a sense of ownership and localization process. The results and lessons from the Challenge will be a steppingstone for UNDP Accelerator Lab Thailand in advancing innovative approach to air pollution issue at the national level.
UNDP is seeking for a consultant to support the organization of the youth social innovation challenge to tackle air pollution issue in Chiang Rai province.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:
The arrangement and organization of the 5-day training workshops, local pitching, sharing forum, and final presentation session will include the services from the training and event preparation, training and event materials, consultant fee, venue cost, organization costs, allowances for participants, and other related costs.
The Consultant will be engaged on a short-term basis 30 working days (15 October 2021 – 14 May 2022) under the Individual Contract arrangement. The work will be delivered under the direct supervision of the Head of Solutions Mapping, UNDP Accelerator Lab Thailand.
Duration of the Work:
15 October 2021 – 14 May 2022, duration for 7 months with maximum 30 working days.
Chiang Rai, Thailand (no travel is required)
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal on professional fee based on Lump Sum amount. The total amount quoted shall be include all costs components to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, included travel cost. The cost should include professional fee and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below.:
UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Consultant 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.
Both international and domestic travel costs shall be paid at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
The Individual Consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Cumulative analysis
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 700 points)
Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals.
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. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - TOR_ National Consultant_Youth Challenge CEI
All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=82974