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|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||20-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 days within 6 months period|
In 2015 the world adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marking a historic shift in the global development agenda. A major focus moving forward will be the implementation agenda, particularly bottom-up local actions and solutions to achieve results across the range of environmental sustainability issues addressed in the SDGs. This project seeks to establish the enabling environment to make this happen in Kuwait.
The passage of this new global agenda converges with the enactment of Kuwait’s new Environmental Protection Law (EPL) (Law No. 42 of 2014), which sets an ambitious vision to scale-up environmental protection results across all sectors of development. The new law is a critical turning point for environmental governance in Kuwait, setting a more ambitious vision for environmental sustainability and providing the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) an enhanced mandate to set implementing regulations, seek actions by sectoral Ministries, and achieving improved environmental compliance and enforcement.
The project supports a set of two strategic outputs meant to set an enabling environment for implementation of the new EPL: (1) Capacities for Effective Participation in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), (2) Environmental Information Systems (EIS) enhanced including the use of statistics and indicators for measuring EPL implementation.
The project goal is to support the improvement of the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources in Kuwait and to contribute towards the development and implementation of comprehensive and integrated environmental strategies and policies for Kuwait based on the EPL and Kuwait’s commitments under the MEA and SDGs.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement all highlight that for development to be sustainable in the 21st century it must be resilient to increasingly complex ecological risks. In response, there are a number of global goals under the SDGs that together form a scaled-up agenda alongside other SDGs through an integrative manner for making development more environmentally sustainable:
Altogether, these ‘green SDGs’ along the other SDGs represent a comprehensive and integrated approach with major breakthrough and shift in the development agenda. As the world now moves to the SDG implementation agenda, a key focus is on bottom-up local solutions. This holds special importance for Kuwait, which faces a number of serious environmental risks to the sustainability of its development goals.
The capacity to implement the SDGs and achieve greater environmental sustainability remains a major challenge in Kuwait. The project will align itself to assist Kuwait to meet its commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, and helping to implement measures called by the new EPL is crucial to fulfil such commitments through an integrated environmental governance support.
National monitoring is the most important level of monitoring and will rely on nationally defined sets of indicators. National ownership at all levels of the SDG framework is critical, and national monitoring must respond to national priorities and needs. Good data and clear metrics are critical for each country to take stock of where it stands, devise pathways for achieving the goals and track progress. The work and outcome of this consultancy will complement the work of the recently established SDGs National Committee, to make sure all efforts are combined towards the achievement of the SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is to provide an overview of national data availability, quality and data gaps in regards to indictors for reporting against the proposed SDG targets, specifically; SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG13: Climate Action; SDG14: Life below Water; and SDG15: Life on land. And identify potential areas to strengthen national monitoring and reporting capacity to assist national SDG readiness and planning.
Under the supervision of the Kuwait Environmental Governance Initiative (KEGI) Project Manager, the consultant will assume the following key functions:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND DELIVERABLES
The consultant will report to the Project Manager of the KEGI project and present an inception report and workplan with table of contents outlined within two weeks of signing the contract. The consultant will coordinate with KEPA, UNDP regional hub, UNEP, Central Statistical Bureau and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development for technical support and capacity building workshops.
The consultant will present a report on:
Capacity building workshop and training material for key stakeholders on reporting, monitoring, tracking of the environmental pillars in the SDGs.
Concept note, terms of reference for SDG data portal development (reporting requirements, data types, frequency).
Duration of the Work
The consultancy will require 100 working days from December 1st 2017- June 1st 2018 with 2 travels.
Kuwait, KEPA office.
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
II. Years of experience:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Lump Sum Amount
The financial proposal submitted shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living allowance, and number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel and other related costs must be included in the financial proposal.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 from 700 point in the Technical part of evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR in order to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
Cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Links for the documents to be submitted:
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.