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Consultancy Services for the Formulation of a Project Preparation Funding (PPF) and Concept Note for a Project Proposal for Improving Sustainable Ecosystem Forests Management and Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Population Living in or Adjacent to
|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||08-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 jours|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 jours|
The proposed project will enable the Government of Senegal to valorize the ecosystem services provided by the protective forest ecosystem significantly, surely harming the economic importance of the highly productive agricultural zones lying just behind the protective belts, where the majority of the population and economic activity is situated.
Complementary to the Government co-financing leveraged for the project, the seeked resources will be used to address a set of important technical, capacity and information based barriers to increase the effectiveness of forest ecosystem management. It will help to establish a transparent valorization and compensation system for proven contributions to heightened service delivery by these ecosystems, bearing in mind that a large part of the services will need action on the local scale, but bear fruit at the global scale. The overall objective of the project is to ensure sustainable management of forest ecosystems for climate change mitigation, conservation of biodiversity and improved resilience of livelihoods of local populations.
The project represents the Government of Senegal’s initial steps in operationalizing a comprehensive forest ecosystem management to tackle land and forest degradation and deforestation .
Against this backdrop, the Department of forest, with support from UNDP, is formulating a concept note that aims at operationalizing a comprehensive forest ecosystem management. The United Nations Development Programme is therefore seeking an International Consultant (IC) that will be responsible for reviewing the concept note and related annexes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope and Objective
The main objective of the assignment is to reformulate a concept note and a PPF request to meet the criteria of a funding source that Senegal is seeking to access. The IC will work with the Senegal Country Office and work under the overall technical guidance of the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor (RTA° for climate change adaptation at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub.
After the submission of the PPF request and Concept Note, the IC is required to be available to respond to any comments received during the review process.
Key activities and tasks
The IC is expected to produce a PPF package that includes the Concept Note, the PPF request and all associated annexes. All these documents should be finalized after incorporating comments received from the Government of the Senegal, UNDP and the funding source at different stages of project preparation. The IC is requested to take into consideration the documents provided by the Forest department related to the project (the pre-feasibility study and the Concept Note (dated June 15, 2016)).
Key activities and tasks include the following:
4. Responses to the review sheets received from the funding source.
Duration for Work
The expected duration of the assignment is estimated at 20 working days including the required country mission.
Reporting lines :
The IC will report to the UNDP Country Office and UNDP RTA. The deliverables shall be submitted to the UNDP Country Office and UNDP RTA. All of the deliverables are subject to approval from the UNDP Country Office in order to process payments to the contractor.
The reporting language will be in English.
The title rights, copyrights and all other rights whatsoever nature in any material produced under the provisions of thisTORs will be vested exclusively in UNDP.
Location of work
Home based with one travel to the Senegal. In order to obtain the required information for preparation of the PPF request, the IC is expected to travel to Senegal and visit target Provinces as and when necessary for the duration of the assignment. The IC is required to quote for the following as reimbursable fees:
Any other unforeseen travel related costs that UNDP did not refer to shall be calculated in line with UNDP acceptable travel rates and in line with travel rules and regulations as applicable and shall be reimbursed to the contractor accordingly.
Terms OF Payment
Payments shall be processed within 30 days from receipt of signed and stamped invoice specifying the achieved deliverables with relevant documents evidencing achievement of the given output.
All of the deliverables are subject to approval from UNDP Project manager in order to process payments to the IC.
UNDP will not accept any payment request outside of this TOR.
All payments shall be made in USD.
All planned costs related to this consultancy must be specified in the proposal by contractor for this assignment and as required in this ToRs.
Contracting Authority for this ToR is UNDP Senegal Country Office.
The Contractor is solely responsible for all taxation or other assessments on any income derived from UNDP. UNDP will not make any withholding from payments for the purposes of income tax. UNDP is exempt from any liabilities regarding taxation and will not reimburse any such taxation to the contractor.
Monitoring and Evaluation
All activities will be monitored and evaluated based on qualitative and quantitative information as applicable.
The contractor undertakes to maintain confidentiality on all information that is not in the public domain and shall not be involved in another assignment that represents a conflict of interest to the prevailing assignment.
Services and Facilities Provided by UNDP
UNDP and the Government will make the necessary in-country logistical arrangements in consultation with the availability of the contractor and key stakeholders. Please see “Location of Work” for the fees that the company is required to quote for.
Functional and technical competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis( technical criteria 70 % and financial criteria 30 % ) taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via firstname.lastname@example.org . The application should contain:
Annex 1: Proposed project activities
The above analytical studies are targeted at the design of the various aspects of the project. For detailed planning of outputs and activities of project components, the following preliminary assessments and other planning activities are carried out:
The project as a whole:
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.