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Individual Consultant - KM, Communications and Partnership Development
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||170 days over 9 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||9 months|
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as established by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is often referred to as “REDD+”. The UNDP REDD+ team is based in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support - BPPS. It is part of the Sustainable Development cluster and also works closely with the Climate Change team.
The REDD+ team is responsible for a growing portfolio. The sources of funds include: (i) the UN-REDD Programme, a collaborative partnership with FAO and UNEP; (ii) the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF); (iii) the Central African Forests Initiative (CAFI); and (iv) the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In addition, the team is responsible for other forest and climate initiatives and ensuring overall quality assurance. Entering its 10th year of operation, the UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities in partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
UNDP’s REDD+ Team is spread globally, with management based in Geneva. Regional teams are located in UNDP’s Regional Centres in Bangkok (Asia-Pacific) and Panama (Latin America and the Caribbean), while the regional team for Africa is in Nairobi in order to be co-located with UNEP’s REDD+ Team. The regional teams support UNDP’s country offices and partners in their region. Support to UNDP country offices is coordinated closely with the Regional Bureaux through the regional centres.
The team works closely with other relevant UNDP initiatives, in particular: the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Platform and the Green Commodities Program (GCP) on drivers of deforestation related to agricultural commodity supply chains.
UNDP KM responsibilities under UN-REDD in 2018 are focused on: (1) Mainstreaming REDD+ in NDCs, SDGs and the Paris Agreement; (2) REDD+ funding arrangements and mechanisms and 3) REDD+ and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples. In this context, UNDP is seeking a consultant to provide knowledge management, communication and partnership development services for its 3 regions.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work under the overall responsibility of the Principle Technical Advisor, REDD+, with day-to-day management of the Senior Regional Policy Advisor, REDD+, Africa. Deliverables will be reviewed and cleared by the focal point within the UNDP REDD+ Team for each relevant source of funds. In addition, she/he will be expected to liaise, collaborate and work with the UNDP REDD+ Team and Sustainable Development Cluster, REDD+ stakeholders, as well as UN-REDD colleagues at global, regional and national levels and within UNEP and FAO.
Required Skills and Experience
Presentation of offer
The application submission is a two-step process. Failure to comply with the submission process may result in disqualification of the application:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants must apply online and include the following documents when submitting the application in the UNDP job shop (link).
Note that only one (1) file is allowed to be uploaded online; therefore scan documents altogether in one single file before submitting online application.
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
Applicants are instructed to submit their financial proposals using the IC Offeror’s letter template (click here to access template) and fee/rate must be expressed in US dollars. The offeror’s letter/financial proposal must be submitted separately to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal/Consultant: KM, Comms, Partnership Development ”. Deadline for submission of financial offer is the same date as application deadline.
Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the consistent comparison of financial proposals, the financial offer should be all-inclusive, daily rate and indicated in US dollars. The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored in.
Criteria for selection of best offer
The applicants’ offer will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
The key criteria for rating the qualification and methodology are as follows:
Technical criteria (Weight 70%)
Financial Offer (Weight 30%)
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.