Consultant for 3Rio Convention Project


Location : Home based/Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :26-Apr-18 (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)
07-May-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :105 days, over a period from 2nd week of May to 30 November 2018 (with 20 working days in Cambodia)
Expected Duration of Assignment :105 days, over a period from 2nd week of May to 30 November 2018 (with 20 working days in Cambodia)

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.


Background

The Generating, Accessing and Using Information related to the 3 Rio Conventions project is in line with the GEF-5 CCCD Programme Frameworks two (2) and four (4), which calls for countries to generate, access and use information and knowledge and to strengthen capacities to implement and manage global convention guidelines. Aligned with the first objective of GEF 6, project is to integrate global environmental needs into Management Information Systems (MIS). Historically, for Cambodia, this project is a follow up to the national environmental capacity strengthening priorities identified through enabling activities, the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) conducted in 2005-2006. It is supportive to the institutional strengthening goals underway at Minitstry of Environment (MOE) and Ministry of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisherie (MAFF). The project’s objective is to improve access to environmental information related to the Rio Conventions through the harmonization of existing environmental management information systems and improving coordination of the implementation of these conventions in Cambodia. The harmonization of these existing systems will be translated into better access to information related to the implementation of the Rio Conventions in Cambodia.

 The project is delineated into two main components as follows:

Component 1:   Improved access and generation of information related to the three Rio Conventions

Component 2:   Improved use of information and knowledge related to the Rio Conventions

 Under the first outcome, the project will produce key outputs that support the standardizing of the collection and sharing of environment information and data pertaining to the implementation of the Rio Conventions. The process will involve regularly convening the key stakeholder and strengthening their capacity for using the environmental management system and clearing house. This component involves conducting important information and environmental capacity baseline assessments including a legal review and convening an iterative multi-stakeholder group to provide clarity on what information and data is to be collected, shared by whom, when and to what strategies and concrete measures are needed for improving open-access (broader public domain learning and use) to the data and information.

Secondly, the project will support the strengthening of Cambodia’s environmental management capacity by dynamically engaging key stakeholders in a technically sound capacity building process that will coordinate with all partners the implementation of the Rio Conventions information, knowledge sharing and learning goals. Ideally this component will include a formal capacity building plan first targeting the public servants responsible for the Three Rios information (collection reporting) and for building capacity of all stakeholders through building a national capacity strengthening strategy and learning partnership to meet the learning goals of the project.

Under the second outcome, project resources are to be used to improve capacities, knowledge use and sharing of key environment-related information and tools related to environmental management (economic valuation, environmental impact assessment, environmental education) that support decision-making processes related to the implementation of the Rio Conventions.  Furthermore, the CB component focuses on improving the abilities of the target beneficiaries directly involved in the three Rios international negotiations at Conventions COPs (direct indicator is their improvements in negotiation with date from the new system/chm during course of project), and their practices of produce national reports meeting Conventions reporting obligations.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Internal Consultant is expected to provide his/her technical expertise to produce the key project outputs as listed below.

Key outputs of the consulants:

  • Output 1: 5 years capacity development plan to enhance synergy among the 3 Rio conventions and its implementation;
  • Output 2: List of indicators measuring synergy among the 3Rio conventions
  • Output 3: Strategy to bring in synergy among the 3 Rio conventions in its implementation
  • Output 4: List of the prioritized thematic areas for the synergy of the 3Rio conventions
  • Output 5: Roadmap and action plan to implement partnership and communication strategy, in line with the list of prioritized thematic areas for the synergy of the 3Rio conventions
  • Output 6: Instruments and monitoring tools to measure the impacts of the communication campaigns on the synergy of the 3Rio conventions over time in decision-making processes at national and decentralized levels
  • Output 7: Documentation of selected prioritized thematic areas for the synergy of the 3Rio conventions (at least 2 two thematic areas), to be uploaded on the CHM for awareness raising and information sharing
  • Output 8: Explanatory note of the concept and structure of the Information Management System and its management
  • Output 9: Workplan to implement 1 pilot project on IMS
  • Output 10: CEPA (Communication, Education, Public Awareness) materials on the synergy among the 3Rio conventions
  • Output 11: Summary of 3Rio Conventions meeting documents (Ad-Hoc/COP/SUBSTA) and statement/intervention for Cambodia position
  • Output 12: Guidebook to produce joint report for 3Rio conventions
  • Output 13: Final project report

Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=45521 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


Competencies

Technical knowledge on the 3Rio convention and the knowledge on the synergy among the three convention.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

An advanced University education (MS or PhD) with expertise in the area of natural resource management, biodiversity management, agriculture, forestry, climate change, environmental management and other related disciplines.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience as technical expert in the domain related to the 3Rio conventions and its linkge to global sustainable development agencies. The three Rio conventions cover the thematic areas of climate change, biodiversity, and land desertification;
  • Proven experience supporting the implementation of the development projects related to the Three Rio Conventions, and in enhancing the synergy among the three conventions;
  • Proven knowledge of the three Rio Conventions Information Management and Monitoring Standards including Inter-operability and Clearing House Mechanism;
  • Demonstrated experience in advising environment projects focusing on knowledge management and capacity building;
  • Experience in providing support to the countries in Asia, or particularly Cambodia is a strong asset in the related thematic areas of the 3Rio convention.
  • Experience of working in multinational teams to implement programmes involving multiple stakeholders and different funding and implementing agencies particularly governemetn agencies, UN agencies, and other development agencies;

Language Requirements:

Ability to write and present in high quality English to both policy and technical audiences.

Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=45521 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

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