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National Consultant- NAP Project Proposal Formulation
|Location :||Home- based with travel to selected provinces in Thailand, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-17 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1st March 2017- 30th June 2017|
The national adaptation plan (NAP) process was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF). It enables Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs. It is a continuous, progressive and iterative process which follows a country-driven, gender-sensitive, participatory and fully transparent approach.
Thailand’s NAP process began in 2015 with the study on vulnerability assessment that contains a set of vulnerability database, vulnerability maps, and suggestions for drafting the NAP (gaps and needs, priority list, and methodologies). Subsequently, in 2016, the preliminary draft NAP was formulated composing of three main elements: Identification of sectoral vulnerability based on geographical locations, databases of adaptation options, and framework of NAP implementation. It is expected that the final drafting of Thailand’s NAP together with the NAP implementation guidelines will be conducted during 2017/2018, taking into considerations of implementation experiences and lessons learned from (existing and future) NAP projects undertaken in different areas with different ecosystems, extents of climate change impacts, and priorities.
Currently, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the NAP focal point, is trying to draw on experiences of existing/future NAP pilot projects undertaken in diverse regions/areas in Thailand to be an input for the drafting so as the ensure that the final NAP and the implementation Guidelines will be appropriate, reflecting concerns, needs, and priorities of different sub-regions in Thailand. For a purpose of piloting NAP projects, ONEP has identified priority areas for pilot implementation, based on political and ecosystem boundaries as follows:
Through such pilot implementation of the NAP in these diverse areas with different ecosystem, challenges, and priorities, experiences and lessons drawn will subsequently be fed back to the final drafting of the NAP and its implementation guidelines.
In October 2016, ONEP, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government and in its capacity as the GCF’s National Designated Authority (NDA), sent a letter of intent to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) expressing its interest in submitting a project proposal to access finance under GCF Readiness Support Programme for NAP formulation and implementation with UNDP as a delivery partner. The proposal will focus on the NAP implementation in one of the priority areas aforementioned, in order to address the vulnerabilities and adaptation options for marine and coastal areas, with a particular emphasis on the Gulf of Thailand.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
The main objective of this assignment is to formulate a project proposal to be submitted to the GCF for financial support under the GCF Readiness Support Programme for the NAP formulation and implementation. UNDP is seeking for a national consultant to work jointly with ONEP and UNDP Thailand Country Office (CO), under an overall technical guidance of the UNDP’s Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) for climate change at the UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), to develop this project proposal.
Scope of Work
For this assignment, the Consultant is primarily responsible for the following tasks:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The expected outputs from this assignment are;
The consultant will report directly to UNDP Thailand Country Office, with direct supervision of the Team Leader of the Inclusive Green Growth and Sustainable Development Unit, and also work closely the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor on Climate Change from UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and ONEP working team.
10 days after submission of each output.
Contract Duration: 1st March 2017- 30th June 2017
Duty Station: Home- based
Travel: Travel to southern Thailand is required whereby the consultant will make at least two visits to the selected areas (approx. 3-5 days per trip).
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be based on Lump Sum Amount
The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
Please click on the link below to download required documents:
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.