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Policy, Institutional and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||11-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 weeks spread over 8.5 months|
In October 2017, the project concept entitled “ Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the Philippines” with a budget proposal of USD12M was cleared by GEF CEO. The project aims to establish and operationalize a comprehensive planning and management framework to manage biological corridors in an integrated manner which will generate multiple benefits including effective conservation of globally significant biodiversity, reduced deforestation and degradation and enhanced livelihoods. Specifically, the project is envisioned to address the following barriers:
Barrier 1: Policies, regulations, and approaches that breed disjointed goverance, planning, management, and financing of activities within the landscape/corridor. Currently relevant agencies in PA management and those that have remit over lands identified as biodiversity corridors are guided by their respective mandates and deliver on stated outcomes. The interplay of various policies and programs in the same landscape oftentimes result in unintended results due to the absence of a commonly agreed planning and management framework for all sectors to follow;
Barrier 2: Fragmented implementation of key programs that fails to effectively address threats to BD corridor connectivity and natural resources decline: The absence of an integrated planning framework within the landscape that considers connectivity within the corridor is manifested by programs being implemented with no focus on addressing threats to habitat loss, maintaining ecosystem flows, fragmentation, conversion of high conservation value forests to agriculture. Thus, existing corridors remain a mosaic of disjointed land management units with incompatible objectives;
Barrier 3: Weak community level mechanisms to incentivize conservation of biodiversity, promote sustainable natural resource utilization, and monitor compliance: The BD corridors consist of areas that are managed under various tenure regimes including communally and privately-owned lands. A system of incentives is essential to encourage private or land tenure holders in critical spaces within the landscape to contribute to providing stepping stones, or expand the pathways of target species while ensuring improvement in ecosystem services and resilience.
To detail out the project concept into a full blown project proposal, the GEF has also granted an amount of USD273,000 as project preparation grant. This PPG aims to prepare and develop the following documents for final submission and approval by the GEF:
The project preparation grant (PPG) has an allocation for the hiring of project development team including a Policy, Institutional and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist who will assist and support the team in the development and completion of the required above-cited documents/PPG deliverables.
For the duration of the contract, the consultant will report to and coordinate with UNDP and key focal agencies such as DENR-BMB, DENR-FMB and DA-BSWM. All activities supported by this engagement should be approved by UNDP.
All outputs should be cleared by the PPG Team Leader and endorsed by the key focal agencies before UNDP issues the certificate of acceptance for the processing of payments.
DURATION OF WORK
The contract will cover a period of 10 weeks spread over 15 March to 30 November 2018.
PAYMENT MODALITIES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. professional fees, transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila, reproduction, communications including internet). Domestic airfare, food and accommodation of the team outside Manila will be shouldered by UNDP separately and only 20% of the DSA following the NIM rates will be provided.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Policy, Institutional and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will work closely with the PPG team leader and other local consultants and will perform tasks below.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection process:
The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.
Application requirements should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com on or before 11 March 2018.
Attachments such as Terms of Reference, Financial Proposal Template, P11 Personal History Template and Terms and Conditions for Consultants can be downloaded through this link:
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.