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Specialists on Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity (open for National or International with residence in Cambodia)
|Location :||Home-based and Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Initial contract is from July 2022 to July 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to a total of 120 days per year for each LTA with possibility of extension up to two years|
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.
UNDP Cambodia Country Office works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, nongovernment organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors and private sector to support the progress towards the Cambodia SDGs. To support the implementation of the Country Programme 2019-2023, the Policy and Innovation Unit plays an important role within the Country Office to develop high level policy and technical advisory support to the government. It works guided by three set of strategies: 1) research, policy and innovation, 2) advocacy and 3) programming. The Unit is expected to deliver three main programmatic pillars: 1) Prosperity, 2) Planet and 3) Peace and Participation.
Over the past two decades Cambodia has realized exceptional rates of economic growth averaging over 7% prior to the pandemic, with persistent declines in poverty and rapid improvements in human development. Yet Cambodia faces several development challenges. Pressures stemming from Cambodia’s rapid progression as a Middle-Income Country (MIC) have tended to be resource and carbon intensive, resulting in environmental challenges and natural resource depletion. Moreover, the country is facing the impact of climate change. As Cambodia is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are opportunities for a more sustainable and resilient development pathway.
UNDP Cambodia has been playing an important role in supporting the development and implementation of environment and climate change related policies and strategies of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). The current priorities of the Nature, Climate and Energy programme include: 1) Turn climate commitments into action; 2) Increase access to electricity and promote sustainable energy solutions; 3) Promote nature-based solutions to enhance natural resource management and reduce deforestation; and 4) Advance Cambodia’s transition to a circular economy.
In order to provide support and ensure effective policy and quality technical services to the government, PIH in UNDP Cambodia is looking to recruit consultants in the following areas of expertise:
As part of UNDP’s support to the RGC in promoting nature-based solutions and green growth, UNDP is seeking qualified applicants for one or more of the profiles areas of work above. Successful applicants will be joining UNDP Cambodia roster of experts and engaged based on the arising needs of UNDP Cambodia nature portfolio including policy and research, technical advisory support and capacity development, project design and implementation.
This solicitation is for Long-Term Agreements (LTA) for one year with possibility for extension for up to two years subject to the need and satisfactory performance of the individual consultants. LTA refers to a mutual arrangement whereby the Consultant will provide services as required, over a specific period of time. It specifies the unit price (daily rate), allowing for a framework agreement to be used when the Consultant’s services are needed. The Consultant will be contracted under separate ToRs that will be developed for the specific services needed of output-based within the scope of the LTA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Environment Policy Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for providing high quality technical inputs, based on an in-depth understand of the local context and global experiences, related to natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable financing for biodiversity and protected areas as follows.
Policy and Research
Technical Advisory, Capacity Development and Knowledge Management
Project Design and Formulation
Separate ToRs will be developed for the specific services needed within the scope of the LTA. The consultants shall ensure confidentiality of all the information received during the assignment
Required Skills and Experience
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=92573 more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.
Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.
Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
i. Letter of explaining why they are most suitable for the work
ii. Sample of written work to prove strong reporting and writing skill
2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 3 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC).
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