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International Consultant to elaborate the Institutional Guidance for implementation of NAP process in Turkmenistan
|Location :||Home-based with possible travel to ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||23-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||May 2022 – December 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||31 working days over a period of 7 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.
Turkmenistan is vulnerable to climate change due to the steady temperature rise and increasing water deficiency. While the changing climate is impacting the entire economy, the water sector that is suffering the most acutely. The Government of Turkmenistan seeks to strengthen its adaptive and resilience capacities to climate change by integrating climate risks and adaptation measures into planning and budgeting processes via the development of a National Adaptation Planning process (NAP).
The project seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
The project is focused on developing a national coordination mechanism and governance processes for conducting adaptation planning and measures and on strengthening the evidence base within the water sector so as to provide the information required for effective decision-making. Lastly, the project will increase the capacity of those involved in adaptation planning as within the water sector and adaptation planning in general.
Purpose, objectives and expected outcomes of the consultancy:
UNDP/ GCF NAP Project is seeking technical support to conduct a review of the existing institutional framework and design a coordination mechanism for implementation of the NAP process in Turkmenistan. The preferred approach would be to study the existing institutional arrangements, and single out the structures that could partially or in full accomplish the function of the coordination mechanism. This will support the process of institutional development and help to avoid establishment of new mal-fitted structures. The Institutional Guidance and the Proposal for Coordination Mechanism will be elaborated in close consultation with the national partner and relevant stakeholders. Both will support the process of formalization of the institutional framework for implementation of adaptation goals and obligations within the Paris Agreement.
Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with the above-mentioned objective of the assignment and under the supervision of the Project Manager and Portfolio Analyst, the International Consultant (IC) will review the existing institutional framework and design a coordination mechanism for implementation of the NAP process in Turkmenistan.
To achieve the objective, he or she will work together with the national consultant based in Ashgabat to implement the following:
Format: It shall be an integral part of the Institutional Guidance document. Each country example shall contain general information on the NAP Process in this particular country, institutional/ steering arrangements, financing, successes and key barriers in NAP implementation as well as lessons learned (no more than 2-3 pages per each country example).
4. Lead (with support from the national consultant and the NAP Project team) the organization and delivery of two-day validation and capacity-building workshop with relevant stakeholders. The workshop shall highlight the importance of the NAP process, presentation the key sections of the Institutional Guidance with a particular focus on the Coordination Mechanism, as well as good practices on NAP process development from other countries.
The workshop will include representatives from the national ministries, the consultants, UNDP and non-state actors (private sector, research institutions, development agencies/ projects working on the same topic).
5. Finalize the Institutional Guidance incorporating the feedback received from the NAP Project team as well as from the national stakeholders who took part in the validation workshop.
Deliverables and timeframe:
Deliverable 1 prepared through actions 1-3 above. In preparation for the Institutional Guidance and Coordination Mechanism Development, the following key documents will be developed:
Location: Home based /online. Number of days: 21 days.
Deliverable 2 prepared through action 4,5 above. In preparation of the validation and capacity building workshop and final version of the Institutional Guidance, the following shall be developed:
Location: Home based/ and in Ashgabat (depends on COVID-19 situation, resuming of international flights to/from the country and quarantine requirements). Number of days: 10 days.
This is an installment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. Payment will be released in two installments: 1st installment: 60% (for deliverable 1), 2nd installment 40% (for deliverable 2) upon timely submission of respective deliverables and their acceptance by UNDP Turkmenistan.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/ information to demonstrate their qualifications:
All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% - maximum 100 points, and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will take into account the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians and shall be paid by the consultant.