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International Consultant on Assessment and Improvement of Legislation for Introducing Payments for Ecosystem Services
|Location :||Home-based with trips to Kazakhstan|
|Application Deadline :||06-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||March-October 2015|
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.
Ecosystems are the sources of many services, which are important for economic and social development. The importance of the ecosystem services is underlined in the International Conventions, Agreements and Programs. These international documents require parties to introduce the most innovative approaches to PA management and biodiversity conservation, as from year to year the problem of ecosystem services’ sustainable use and degradation is getting worse.
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) are well-known and effective mechanism for biodiversity and ecosystem financing through involvement of various actors of economy and improvement of environmental responsibility of key ES customers and suppliers.
Currently there are few PES practices in Kazakhstan in the context of water resources management. To improve the effectiveness of biodiversity and ecosystem management and increase investments, PES schemes are to be integrated in forestry, fisheries, hunting, tourism and PAs.
Duties and Responsibilities
International consultant during his/her work will closely cooperate with the expert on financial tools for conservation biodiversity, expert on economic mechanisms for biodiversity management, Capacity building expert and Team leader (BIOFIN project).
It is expected that the practical, legislative and methodological framework will be created by the completion of the project for further replication of the practice in economic valuation of ecosystem services and payments for ecosystem services (PES) at the national level for increasing investments in biodiversity conservation.
During his/her, work the international consultant will report to National UNDP biodiversity projects manager (NM) and expert on financial tools for conservation biodiversity.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the copy to: email@example.com
Detailed information is provided here: http://www.kz.undp.org/content/kazakhstan/en/home/operations/procurement/ic-contracts/international-consultant-on-assessment-and-improvement-of-legisl.html.