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Technical Expert for GCF Project Formulation (International consultant)
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||19-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 March 2018 – 31 August 2017|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 70 days|
UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) provides leadership and technical support to deliver on the UNDP’s Strategic Plan priorities on Sustainable Development Pathways and Resilience and Governance. The UNDP-GEF Team within BPPS, among its many foci help countries to develop their capacity to fully incorporate environmental sustainability into development at national and local levels. The principal areas of work are in environmental mainstreaming, environmental finance, adaptation to climate change, and local governance of resources, including energy.
Climate change is a priority area of work for UNDP. Building on a history of climate change projects, tools, and resources, UNDP’s objective is to play a leading role in the UN’s climate change efforts and mobilize greater and more diverse resources for climate change initiatives. The Climate Change Adaptation Team within UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance team manages UNDP’s activities with regard to policy and projects supported by United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), and other sources of funds.
A number of countries supported by UNDP are now in the process of putting together project proposals for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance team provides leadership to UNDP Country Offices and client countries on the formulation process as well as substantive products that need to be prepared in order to complete a Board compliant proposal.
In this context, UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance Unit’s Climate Change Adaptation Team, is engaging an international expert to lead the proposal formulation process in a number of countries. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Head of the Climate Change Adaptation Programme and/or his designate.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the consultancy is to lead and coordinate a GCF project formulation process in a selected number of countries. The incumbent will be expected to prepare GCF Compliant Project Proposals for each of the countries mentioned in this TOR, and others as requested. The incumbent will also coordinate the work of other members of a project development team assigned to each country. This will include coordination with other members of the team entrusted with the task of developing other relevant and supplementary documents (including feasibility assessment, investment appraisal, safeguards appraisal, gender analysis, procurement plans, and budget and workplan) to be developed and finalized for internal review and submission. The incumbent will also support UNDP to develop an updated framework for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for adaptation projects including SOPs for tracking and measuring impact.
Scope of Work
Under supervision and an overall technical guidance of the UNDP’s regional technical advisor (RTA) for climate change adaptation based out of UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. The consultant’s main responsibilities are as follows:
Coordinate inputs from international and national consultants and relevant stakeholders
Design project Concept and Proposal
Design an updated M&E Framework for Adaptation Projects supported by UNDP
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The expected outputs from this assignment are as follow:
Duration of the Work: 1 March 2018 – 31 August 2017 (up to 70 working days).
Duty Station: Home- based with possible travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on daily fee.
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology Cumulative analysis
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 350 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 245 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. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
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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.