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International Consultant on Financial Flows
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Sep-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 working days (between September 2015 – February 2016)|
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.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. Forests are also a vital resource for the local population particularly in the remote rural areas of PNG, providing food, fibre, building materials, and support a variety of wildlife and ecosystem services. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates that approximately 60% of the total area of the country is covered by natural forests, of which 52% are considered production forests (for timber and other products), and 48% are for conservation (not for timber extraction due to inaccessibility or ecological constraints).
A mechanism for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) being developed through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides an opportunity to support Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) efforts to reduce levels of deforestation and help to maintain and protect its natural forest.
PNG has been a leading proponent of REDD+ at the international level, and was one of the original UN-REDD Programme’s "pilot" countries. UN-REDD activities to date have focused on supporting effective stakeholder engagement, including through the development of guidelines for Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and on developing the country's national forest monitoring system. With PNG’s UN-REDD National Programme coming to an end in 2015, a World Bank funded Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) project was initiated in early 2015 to support PNG through its advanced REDD+ readiness stages and begin the piloting of field activities.
While REDD+ readiness activities are progressing in the country, there remains a shortage of reliable information on the economic values and financing flows in PNG’s forestry sector. This assignment will help build the knowledge base available to policy makers and REDD+ implementers on this area. The consultant will work closely with the FCPF programme management unit (PMU), UNDP Country Office, UNDP Regional Technical Advisor, REDD+ focal points in the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) and PNGFA, and other relevant ministries.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will support REDD+ readiness efforts in PNG by undertaking analyses that will build the knowledge base available to decision makers in the forestry and land use sector, to inform planning, management and implementation options for REDD+. This work will contribute to the preparation of REDD+ Strategy Options for PNG, under Outcome 2 of the FCPF Project (Development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy) and subsequently inform the review and finalisation of the current draft of national REDD+ Policy.
The international expert is expected to take conceptual leadership of the tasks under this assignment, in close coordination and consultation with the team of national and international FCPF staff and the UNDP regional technical advisor. This will include work plan preparation and methodological leadership.
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Analytical work to understand the economic value of the land use sectors and related public financing flows.
Assessment of entry points and strategic options to support forest sector financing and policy implementation:
Stakeholder consultation workshop:
The international expert will deliver the following outputs:
The international expert will be responsible for coordinating the preparation of the detailed work plan. The international expert is also responsible for collating and packaging individual sections produced by the national experts/government staff, UNDP staff and other stakeholders to produce the final report, and for addressing comments, suggestions, and recommendations from stakeholders and national experts
Management and Leadership:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based upon the offer which gives the best value for money based on the Lump Sum proposal submitted, selected by the UNDP PNG Country Office in consultation with the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre Technical Advisor.
The Technical and the Financial Proposal submitted to by the International Expert will be evaluated on the basis of the weight of the technical criteria  and of the financial proposal . The evaluation will be performed in two stages:
Stage One (Technical Evaluation of Proposals). All Individual Consultants proposals comprising the information/documentation provided will be evaluated to ascertain the suitability of the individual consultants to carry out the assignment. Candidates who obtain the minimum of 49 points of the full mark (70 points) will be considered technically compliant and their financial evaluations will be evaluated thereafter.
Stage Two (Financial Evaluation). The financial proposals of all the individual consultants who pass stage one will be evaluated. The maximum 30 points will be allotted to the lowest financial bid, and all other bids shall receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest fee e.g. [30 Points] x [USD lowest] / [USD other] = points for other proposer’s fees
The award of contract shall be based on the individual consultant who receives the highest cumulative score.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the individual consultants’ technical proposals:
Education – 10 points:
Experience – 50 points:
Language Requirements – 10 points:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply by 7 September 2015 by sending their application packages to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FCPF - REDD+ Safeguards Specialist”.
The application should contain:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, office costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://intranet.undp.org
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to a large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Incomplete applications not meeting the above requirements will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.