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2 NATIONAL CONSULTANTS: PEER REVIEW OF THE PNG’S NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN (NAP), IC/PNG/047-2021
|Location :||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||30-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 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.
Climate Change continues to negatively impact Papua New Guinea (PNG). This affects PNG’s growth trajectory, and the socio-economic opportunities people may otherwise enjoy. Building resilience to climate change has featured in national dialogue and political commitments for over a decade. Recognised as an acute challenge for PNG, Government and partners have committed to mainstream climate action in their planning and delivery. Major policy initiatives such as Vision 2050 and the national Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development, PNG’ Sustainable Development Goal 13 Roadmap and Papua New Guinea’s Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution 2020, have broadened efforts to include better natural resource management, conservation, and sustainable growth. Growing legal architecture has supported these efforts. However, PNG’s geography, economic base, exposure to external shocks and limited capacity across Government present challenges to their implementation. As a result, a phased approach to adaptation planning is required.
The Advancing Papua New Guinea’s National Adaptation Plan project funded by the GCF Adaptation Readiness window, was established with the objective of reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity, resilience and integration of climate change adaptation into relevant new and existing policies and the development planning process. This project will support PNG in these areas through the following three project outcomes:
Outcome 1: The coordination mechanism for multi-sectoral adaptation planning and implementation at different levels is strengthened.
Outcome 2: Climate change risks are integrated into key national and sectoral policies and NAP is formulated; and
Outcome 3: Financing framework for climate change adaptation action for medium-to long-term is established.
The project closely aligns itself with ongoing relevant programmes aimed at mainstreaming climate change and reducing vulnerability such as a) USAID’s Climate Change Ready Programme, b) GCF/GGGI supported GCF Readiness Support Programme, c) DfID’s Climate Change Information and Knowledge Management Programme and complements their activities thus increasing efficiency and avoiding duplication of efforts. The primary beneficiaries of the project are the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA), the sectoral representatives and non-government stakeholders in the project’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The project will also benefit following key sectors: agriculture, health, transport, and infrastructure.
Climate Law and Policy Ltd (CLP) has been engaged by UNDP (implementing partner to CCDA) to develop the NAP document. Numerous stakeholder consultations with the four priority sectors (Agriculture, Health, Transport & Infrastructure, provincial and central line agencies has also taken place for the drafting of the NAP.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of this assignment is to peer review the NAP document once a draft has been provided by CLP and ensure that key stakeholders and the Technical Advisory group are consulted on the draft and provide oversight to the validation process of the NAP which will be led by CLP.
3. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the key tasks under this assignment – work with fellow peer reviewer to carry out the following:
The contractor will deliver the following outputs
REPORTING & PAYMENT TERMS
The Consultant(s) will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Environment Portfolio or delegate and in close coordination with NAP Project Coordinator.
Submission of deliverables will be completed in accordance with the above schedule unless revised timelines are mutually agreed by UNDP and the Consultant (s). Acceptance of deliverables will be determined by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative or delegate.
Milestone payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of specific deliverables.
The Consultant shall provide his/her own working equipment (hardware and software) and baseline connectivity except in situations where specialized equipment is required (e.g. satellite phone, office printing) where upon the UNDP Country Office shall avail as required. The consultants will work from their own office space but attend meetings with the Project team at CCDA or UNDP as required. Costs associated with any travel out of Port Moresby for validation or other workshops will be covered by UNDP.
The assignment will be undertaken in close partnership and with direction from the UNDP Country Office in PNG and CCDA. The contractor will bear full responsibility for production of outputs in line with expected outputs with deliverables outlined in this agreement.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The duration of the assignment is from November 2021 to March 2022. In accordance with the expected outputs and deliverables, the contractor submits reports to the designated UNDP focal Point for review of outputs, comments, certify/approval/acceptance of works afterwards.
The duty station for the assignment is Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Required Skills and Experience
Education and experience
This assignment will be carried out by two national consultants with in-depth work experience in Climate Change Adaptation and with an understanding of the PNG Context. Consultants should possess the following expertise;
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically, and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may 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 a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weighting; 70%
* Financial Criteria weighting; 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
Documents to be included when submitting Consultancy Proposals
The following documents may be requested:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump-sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump-sum amount (including travel, living expenses, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket; should the IC wish to travel on a higher class, they should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Completed proposals should be submitted to email@example.com , no later than 30th September 2021 March 2020. For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be guided by the instructions provided in this document above while preparing your submission.
Incomplete proposals and failure to comply with proposal submission instruction may not be considered or may result in disqualification of proposal.
UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.