Institutional Development Specialist - National Consultant (re-advertised)

Location : Quezon City, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :06-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :75 person-days spread for 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :75 person-days spread for 6 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.


B. Project Description 

Since 2014, the United Nations Development Program through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Project, has been supporting the Philippine Government in articulating the financial resources it needs to maintain a healthy biodiversity portfolio in-country. In particular, BIOFIN in collaboration with Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau has conducted the following assessments:  1) Policy and Institutional Review (PIR); 2) Public and Private Biodiversity Expenditure Review (PPBER); 3) Assessment of financial needs (cost and gap analysis of implementing Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP)).  These assessments significantly contributed to the development of a Biodiversity Finance Plan.

Based on insights gained from the results of the three BIOFIN assessments, this Plan acknowledges the importance of tapping additional financing to support the biodiversity agenda of the Philippines, mainly through its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP), referred to henceforth in this Plan as the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP). This Plan is cognizant of the parallel challenges that could not be addressed by generating financing alone: thus, the Plan transcends the focus on generating additional resources and also identifies a range of “finance solutions” that leverage finance, fiscal and economic tools and strategies to improve the outcome of biodiversity objectives in the country. Financing solutions include a range of transformative actions: generating more financing to fund the PBSAP or associated planning documents; appropriate attribution of biodiversity expenditures in the budget; attaining cost effective budget execution by eradicating overlaps in biodiversity functions; eradicating expenditures that continue to or aggravate dissipation of biodiversity resources; and paving the groundwork for a responsive policy environment through greater awareness on biodiversity and biodiversity financing and enhancing institutional support towards monitoring of PBSAP.


BIOFIN will be completed in 2024 and prior to this sustainability measures will be put in place.  BMB issued Special Order 2018-244 creating the Technical Secretariat for the Implementation of the PBSAP which is seen as the body that can mainstream the BIOFIN methodology within the BMB and its projects, as appropriate. A capacity building exercise on strategic planning and private sector engagement was provided to this body.  In 2021, BIOFIN completed capacity building programs targeted to Protected Area Management Offices (PAMO) (finalization of finance plans and private sector engagement) and LGUs (finance plan preparation) for them to fully understand and appreciate the BIOFIN methodology, implement relevant finance solutions and expand community of practice.   BIOFIN also assists BMB in the development of relevant policies on integrating biodiversity conservation in mining activities, private sector engagement and localization of biodiversity and finance planning that will build on and institutionalize current project initiatives.  Finally, partnerships with institutions like the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center for the development of guidelines on PPPs in protected areas (PA) and possible projects; the Development Bank of the Philippines for financing biodiversity-friendly enterprises; and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the formulation of citizen science modules on marine litter for the 4Ps family development sessions further contribute to the sustainability of the project initiatives. 


Duties and Responsibilities

C. Scope of Work

The Institutional Development Specialist under the supervision of the Project Manager and Senior Technical Advisor will develop an Exit Strategy and Sustainability Plan (ESSP) which is a planned approach in which BIOFIN, BMB and other relevant stakeholders, as will be identified, plan for the handing over of the project management after completion. 

The Institutional Development Specialist shall:

1.    Given the scope of BIOFIN, study BMB SO 2018-244 and determine if amendments are or if a new instrument is necessary.

2.    Confirm key stakeholders and partners who will continue to play a critical role in sustaining BIOFIN results/outputs beyond the project period.

3.    Design and conduct consultations. 

4.    Develop an ESSP that will provide

  • exit activities that need to be undertaken,
  • actions and enabling mechanisms (organizational, financing and policy support, among others) needed to sustain and/or replicate finance solutions pilot-tested during Project implementation period
  • concerned offices that will be accountable for the sustainable mechanisms identified

5.     Vet exit strategy with key stakeholders.

6.    Undertake other activities necessary to produce the ESSP; and

7.    Attend project meetings, as necessary.


D..Expected Outputs and Deliverables



Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Due Date


Review and Approvals Required

Name & Email address of designated person who will review and accept output

Inception Report

5 days

December 10, 2022


Project Manager, BIOFIN Ph



Team Leader, CAP



Director, BMB







 Stakeholder consultation report and draft ESSP

40 days

March 15, 2023

Final Approved ESSP Report

30 days

June 30, 2023


E. Institutional Arrangement

The BIOFIN Project Manager shall directly supervise the consultant and approve his/her output.

The consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the national and global (as necessary) BIOFIN project team, DENR and its units, and UNDP.  As needed, the project staff shall provide administrative assistance to her/him in order for her/him to accomplish all requirements.

The project staff including other project consultants, as well as, relevant technical staff shall provide comment on the outputs of the consultant within 2 weeks of the consultant’s submission of his/her outputs. Should there be further comments, the revised output shall be submitted within a week.  Should there be no comments, the Project Manager shall endorse the consultant’s output/s for approval.


Based on the table above, outputs will be submitted to UNDP and BMB through the Project Manager in the dates indicated. 


UNDP Philippines will not provide a workstation, transportation, or ICT equipment for the consultant.


UNDP Philippines shall be entitled to intellectual property and other proprietary rights over all materials that have direct relation to the project.


Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government.


FDuration of the Work, Duty Station and Travel


The Contractor will be engaged from November 15 2022 to June 30, 2023 unless revised in a mutually agreed-upon timetable by UNDP and the Contractor. Changes in the duration of the contract will be implemented through the issuance of a contract amendment. The consultant is expected to render a total of 75 person-days spread for 6 months.


Duty station:  The Consultant is not required to report daily at the duty station but shall have an agreed reporting schedule with the project management unit and other relevant UNDP and BMB personnel.


Travel: As may be deemed relevant to the assignment, the Consultant maybe required to travel within the Philippines.


Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

1.    The Contractor should send the financial proposal based on a daily-fee 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 Contractor 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.    Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery and submission of daily time sheets. Outputs will be certified by the Project Manager prior to release of payments.

The Payment terms are as follows: (Tentative Dates)





Submission and acceptance of Inception Report

October 8, 2022


Submission and acceptance of Stakeholder consultation report and draft ESSP

January 20, 2023


Submission and acceptance of Final ESSP Report

March 10, 2023


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.    Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer and Qualifications of Successful Candidate

The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where technical proposal will be weighted 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30 points.  


The CV will be reviewed using the criteria in the table below. Only offerors who will obtain a minimum of 70% or 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and considered for evaluation of financial proposal. 




Points Obtainable 



Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, social work, social sciences, or related fields


(7 points if relevant Bachelor’s Degree, 10 points for advance degree or certifications)


10 points



At least 10 years’ experience in organizational development, capacity building and process facilitation involving government and private sector


(Below 10 years, zero points; 21 points if 10 years’ experience, additional 3 points for each additional year)


30 points

At least 10 years’ experience in nature conservation projects


(Below 10 years’ experience, zero points; 21 points if 10 years experience; additional 3 points for each additional year)

30 points


70 points


Recommended Presentation of Offer

1.    Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; 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;

2.    Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability)- use UNDP Template

3.    Personal CV or P11 Personal History Form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;  

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

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:

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see the deadline of submission above.

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


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