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National Specialist, Sustainable Production
|Location :||Home-based and Putrajaya, Malaysia, and mission travel to Sabah, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 8h 58m|
|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 November 2021 until 31 December 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 days over a period of 15 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.
The GEF-7 delivery model incorporates three impact programmes which collectively address major drivers of environmental degradation and/or deliver multiple benefits across the many thematic dimensions the GEF is mandated to deliver. These Impact Programmes also contribute in significant ways to each one of GEF’s Focal Area Strategies while at the same time delivering multiple benefits across several Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
One of these impact programmes is the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Programme (FOLUR IP), which recognizes that the environmental and sustainability challenges associated with food and commodity production systems require an integrated and multi-level approach working across local, national and global scale. Achieving this transition will require a holistic, system-wide approach integrating both horizontal (land and natural resources) and vertical (food value and supply chain) dimensions. Land degradation, declining agricultural productivity, malnutrition and rural poverty are interrelated problems that require a systems-level approach to planning, management, monitoring and decision making.
The “Integrated Landscape Management of Heart of Borneo landscapes in Sabah” is one of the child projects of the GEF-7 FOLUR IP. This project aims to transform land use planning and management in Sabah to contain the footprint of palm oil production and maintain high-value forest for environment and development benefits. This will be achieved through four interrelated components of work, to be undertaken in parallel:
UNDP Malaysia is currently seeking a qualified National Specialist on Sustainable Production and Farmer Support to support a team of consultants contributing to the delivery of interim PPG tasks (see below) and to develop individual funding proposals and project documents (ProDoc) and the corresponding individual CEO endorsement requests (CEO ER) to be submitted for endorsement to the GEF.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The National Specialist will support the international Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Team Leader and identified national and international counterparts together with UNDP Malaysia in conducting three important baseline studies and in designing the project interventions related to small-scale farming and extension support in the target landscapes.
Responsibilities and Deliverables:
The purpose of this assignment is to provide support in developing a technically sound and eligible project document and annexes that aligns with the Government of Malaysia’s relevant development priorities and policies as well as GEF7 programming directions and policies.
(A) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews:
Identify, prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader together with UNDP and identified national and international counterparts, including:
(B) Formulation of the Project Document (ProDoc), CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes:
(C) Inception and Validation Workshops:
Contribute to the inception and validation workshops; and support all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop, as appropriate.
(D) Final Deliverables:
The methodology employs a number of investigative, analytical and consultative methods and tools to complete the tasks; and based on the needs:
Handling of Data, Information and Documents
All data, information and documents obtained under this assignment is the property of the United Nations Development Programme and be treated as strictly confidential. No such information shall be used by the expert for any other purpose other than the preparation of deliverables.
All soft and hard copies of the data, information and documents must be returned to UNDP upon completion of this assignment.
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The National Consultant will report to and seek approval and/or acceptance of deliverables from the Environmental Focal Point of UNDP Country Office in Malaysia.
The National Consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the UNDP Country Office in Malaysia, PPG Team Leader, UNDP-Global Environmental Finance Unit in Bangkok and HQ, and collaborate with the Sabah Forestry Department as the lead implementing government agency and other agencies etc.
DURATION of the work
The assignment will require up to 50 days starting from 15 November 2021 until 31 December 2022.
Required Skills and Experience
This assignment is open to Malaysian nationals and/or with permanent resident status.
Masters or higher degree in relevant field such as agriculture, environmental studies, development studies, economics or related field (10 points).
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted, and successful candidates will be notified.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER