National Consultant: Green Jobs Expert


Location : Home-based, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :28-Nov-22 (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)
16-Dec-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :57 working days spread over 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :57 working days spread over 3 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.


Background

Green Jobs Expert

A.               Project Title: Accelerating NDC through Circular Economy in Cities – ACE Project (00142944/0013117)

B.            Project Description

 

Waste, including marine litter, is one of the most pressing issues in the Philippines and a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). This complex challenge requires a systemic approach and a shift to a circular economic model. With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UNDP Philippines is supporting the government in achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) through enabling and accelerating the country’s transition to circular economy (CE). By doing so, it will help the country achieve economic, social, and environmental goals, while also grasping the potential for substantial and accelerated reductions in GHG emissions across all sectors, while also supporting recovery from the pandemic.

 

The project, which entails a demonstration of how CE can be implemented at the city level, is expected to benefit national government agencies, local government units (LGUs) in the target cities, participating private sector companies (including micro and small enterprises), academic and science organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), informal waste collectors as well as communities and households through access to data and utilization of data platform, policy support at national and subnational level, CE solutions/business models, partnerships, and knowledge exchange, capacity building. This will be delivered through three main outputs: 

 

  1. Output 1 (DATA ANALYTICS AND POLICY): Data-driven and gender responsive analytical systems and policies developed to support the transition to a circular economy in support of NDC.
  2. Output 2 (DEMONSTRATION IN CITIES): Portfolio of solutions implemented to promote gender responsive circular economy models.
  3. Output 3 (PARTNERSHIPS AND KNOWLEDGE): Partnerships established and knowledge and lessons shared at local, national, and regional levels.

 

The project will be implemented in five (5) cities which are (indicative) Pasig, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila and Cotabato City, and will work with the following stakeholders:

 

  • 5 city LGUs and their constituents, who will benefit from improved waste management systems and procedures and circular economy (CE) solutions, thereby reducing cost, improving health outcomes, reducing pressure on the environment, creating investment and job opportunities, enhancing competitiveness, and improving adaptive capacities such as reduction in flooding and likelihood of man-made disasters;
  • At least 500 women and 500 men in the cities’ CE ecosystem and 8 city-based community organizations involved in the CE value chain
  • At least 4 small and medium scale social enterprises who will benefit from funding and technical advisory support to improve production, strengthened value chains; linking to markets and investors; and enhanced product quality
  • At least 12 academic institutions, 30 civil society organizations, and 20 private sector companies who will be involved in systems design workshops to identify and implement solutions most appropriate to their needs to improve circularity in the city
  • 30 grassroots innovators mapped in 15 communities provided with opportunities to showcase their products in the digital marketplace

 

The promotion of green jobs in cities is among the key strategies that can contribute to a circular economy where resource use is optimized and waste generation is kept to a minimum. The ACE Project will adopt green jobs as an important element of its assistance to partner LGUs, private sector and other circular economy stakeholders. UNDP requires the services of a Green Jobs Expert to assume technical leadership in this field in the implementation of the ACE Project.

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Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vB63DIM-ogrwNGNyj22jBaQnYP6k7p4f?usp=share_link  

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see the deadline for submissions above.

In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.


Duties and Responsibilities

A.             Objectives and Scope of Work

 

The Green Jobs Expert will work with UNDP and its partners under the ACE Project, and collaborate/complement with other UNDP consultants/experts, in the performance of the following:

 

  • Develop a proposed Classification of Green Jobs to support a national circular economy, based on consultations with DENR, DTI, DOLE, private sector and other relevant agencies.
  • Prepare one (1) Green Jobs Action Plan for the partner LGUs of the ACE Project, identifying opportunities, challenges and needed actions at the LGU level with respect to green jobs in the context of circular economy, including financing options, private sector participation and incentives, and green jobs standards, in line with Republic Act 10771 or the Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016 and its implementing rules and regulations.
  • Prepare one draft LGU policy (e.g. local ordinance) for each of the 5 partner LGUs (i.e. total of 5 policies), based on their existing policy gaps, in order to strengthen the local policy environment for green jobs/RA 10771
  • Provide support in seeking the passage of the draft LGU policies by the Sangguniang Panlungsod

 

The Green Jobs Expert will consult UNDP and its relevant partners in the preparation of the above-mentioned outputs and will make a presentation of these outputs to them for comments/revisions and finalization.

 

  1. Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

 

Deliverables/outputs

Estimated man-days/ effort*

Target due date (Tentative- subject to change)

Name and email address of designated person who will review and accept the output

Inception Report

2 days

04 November 2022

ACE Project Manager

 

Climate Action Programme Team Leader

 

In coordination with Impact Advisory Team, and Climate Action Programme Team

Classification of Green Jobs to support a national circular economy

15 days

31 December 2022

Green Jobs Action Plan for the partner LGUs of the ACE Project

15 days

30 November 2022

One draft LGU policy (i.e. local ordinance) for each of the 5 partner LGUs (i.e. total of 5 policies)

15 days

31 December 2022

Report on support provided to seek the passage of the draft LGU policies at the Sangguniang Panlungsod

10 days

31 January 2022

*The person-days efforts are just estimation, consultants can propose as per their understanding of the requirement.

 

  1. Institutional Arrangements 

 

  1. The Japan Supplemental Budget (JSB)-funded Accelerating NDC through Circular Economy is implemented by UNDP Philippines through a whole-of-country office approach, spearheaded by the Climate Action Programme Team and the Impact Advisory Team (IAT).

 

  1. The ACE Project Manager and Climate Action Programme Team Leader will jointly review the outputs of the consultant, in coordination with the Impact Advisory Team and Climate Action Programme Team.

 

  1. The Consultant is also expected to collaborate with other UNDP teams aside from the aforementioned ones, particularly the Peace Team on the work to be done in Cotabato City.

 

  1. The Consultant is expected to have his/her own provisions for workspace, communication equipment including laptop and mobile phone.  

 

  1. Duration of Work 

 

It is estimated that the work of the Consultant shall involve a total of 57 days from November 2022 to January 2023. At least 1 week will be allotted for Designated authorities to review outputs, provide feedback, and certify approval and acceptance of outputs.

  

  1. Duty Station 

 

The consultant is home-based, but may be requested by UNDP to report to the office for specific meetings and activities. Should there be any travel, the mission would be agreed with the designated authorities in advance and the travel cost would be at actual as in line with UNDP policy.


Competencies

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP's agenda in meetings

 

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • The initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment, and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics, and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with a complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment


Required Skills and Experience

  1. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor 

 

The successful Individual Contractor should meet the following minimum qualifications:

 

Education

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably master’s, in Environmental Studies, Business Administration or related fields.

 

Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of green jobs
  • Prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management is considered an advantage.
  • Prior experience in policy, programme formulation, or provision of technical advice is considered an advantage.

 

Language:

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

 

  1. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments 

 

  1. The Consultant should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “all inclusive” (professional daily fees X number of days, communications, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant should be factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP and compliant with government guidelines on community quarantine, will be arranged and paid for by UNDP and should not be included in the financial proposal.
  2. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Contractor must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration
  3. The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timeline will be agreed upon between the Contractor and UNDP.
  4. Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the ACE Project Manager and Climate Action Programme Team Leader prior to release of payments.

 

Percentage 

Description 

     Deadline 

20%

Inception Report

30 Nov 2022

Green Jobs Action Plan for the partner LGUs of the ACE Project

60%

Classification of Green Jobs to support a national circular economy

31 Dec 2022

One draft LGU policy (i.e. local ordinance) for each of the 5 partner LGUs (i.e. total of 5 policies)

20%

Report on support provided to seek the passage of the draft LGU policies at the Sangguniang Panlungsod

31 Jan 2023

100%

 

 

 

  1. Recommended Presentation of Offer 

 

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP. The availability must indicate the number of days that the IC needs to be able to commence work upon signing of the Contract of Services with UNDP;
  • UNDP Personal History Form (P11) or Curriculum Vitae indicating all past experiences from similar projects or requirements, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided, and clearly stating the payment percentage as indicated in this TOR. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.    Financial proposal should also include personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) as a mandatory requirement for the issuance of contracts.

 

  1. Criteria for Selection of Best Offer 

 

The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where the qualifications and sample work will be weighted a max of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

 

The review of CV will be rated using the criteria in the table below

 

Qualifications

Points Obtainable (70points)

Education

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s, in Environmental Studies, Business Administration or related fields.

14 points for bachelor’s, additional 3 points per additional degree

20

Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of green jobs; Prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management and experience in policy, programme formulation, or provision of technical advice an advantage

 

 

35 points for 5 years, additional point per additional year; additional 5 points for prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management; additional 5 points for prior experience in policy, programme formulation, or provision of technical advice

50

TOTAL

70

 

To qualify for financial review, Offerors must obtain 70% scores from review of CV. Applications from qualified candidates will be desk reviewed by the UNDP Philippines’ section panel. Assessment of best offer will be via Combined Scoring method, where the qualifications will be weighted 70%, and the financial proposal (price offer) will be weighted 30%. 

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Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vB63DIM-ogrwNGNyj22jBaQnYP6k7p4f?usp=share_link

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see deadline of submissions above.

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.



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