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Individual Consultant – TEEB AGRIFOOD INDIA (for Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Dec-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 :||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.
UN Environment is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UN Environment Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the consultant will entail coordination support for policy implementation and stakeholder engagement of the TEEBAgriFood project in India.
a) consulting with stakeholders/change agents and documenting potential opportunities and threats to policy uptake;
b) explaining the nature of the analysis being conducted by the research institutes to these stakeholders/change agents;
c) determining options for dissemination after results from the scenario analysis are available; and
d) developing and providing options that would promote the shift assessed by the scenario analysis beyond dissemination.
5. Work with the TEEB communications officer, and the TEEB country focal point to develop and disseminate outreach materials.
6. Act as national project focal point to coordinate interactions between project stakeholders. Report quarterly to TEEB office on progress of policy scenario analysis work undertaken.
Expected Deliverable/ Outcome
Report on outcomes of TEEBAgriFood India Project Steering Committee.
Payment Scheduled: Payments will be deliverable linked per the following schedule of payments:
Required Skills and Experience
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as Responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;
• Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
• Financial Criteria weight – 30 %
Technical Criteria (70% of the total evaluation)
Criteria 1: Prior Experience (30%)
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in government, non-governmental organization, or policy-mainstreaming/research-focused organization with a focus on environment and/or development. (30%)
Criteria 2: Academic Qualifications (30%)
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably with a specialization in environmental management, environment and development, sustainable development, agricultural economics, environmental economics or related fields. (30%)
Criteria 3: Multi-stakeholder coordination (10%)
Consultant should have demonstrated experience (at least 2 projects) in coordinating and working with multi-stakeholder groups– 10%
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lump sum rate i.e. consultants who score more than or equal to 70% i.e. 49 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 not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.
Documents to be submitted:
Updated CV with cover letter
The application receiving the Highest Combined Score will be awarded the contract.
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.