Partnerships Specialist (For Filipino Nationals Only)

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :06-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :200 days spread over one (1) year

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.


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has adopted the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2015-2028 through Department Administrative Order 2016-12.  The PBSAP is being implemented in a manner that is in line with the global and national guidance contained in the Convention on Biological Diversity or CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022) and other relevant sectoral plans. At the same time, expense evaluations, subsidizing sources and financing components for the full implementation of the updated PBSAP are being developed through the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN). BIOFIN is managed by the UNDP Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme, in partnership with the European Union and the Governments of Germany, Flanders and Switzerland, who support the initiative and is being implemented in 30 other countries.

A resource mobilization plan for the PBSAP has been formulated and looks into the following: 1) activities towards budget realignment & budget increase in the national government sector; 2) activities towards budget realignment & budget increase among LGUs; 3) activities towards improved accessibility to earmarked funds; 4) activities towards mobilizing new financing (private and public sectors); 5) activities towards improving institutional support to PBSAP implementation; and 6) development of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) priority programs.

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Manager shall directly supervise the Partnerships Specialist and approve his/her output.

The Partnerships Specialist is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the national and global (as necessary) BIOFIN project team, DENR BMB and UNDP.  As needed, the project staff shall provide administrative assistance to her/him in order for her/him to accomplish all requirements.

Based on the table above, outputs will be submitted to UNDP and BMB through the Project Manager in the dates indicated. 

The project staff including other project consultants, as well as, relevant technical staff shall provide comment on the outputs of the consultant.


Duration of the Work

The expected duration of work is estimated at 200 days spread over 1 year.  The target date for the start of work is August 15, 2018.

Within 2 weeks of the consultant’s submission of his/her outputs to the Project Manager and Sr. Technical Adviser shall provide their comments.  Should there be further comments, the revised output shall be submitted within a week.  Should there be no comments, the Project Manager shall endorse the consultant’s output/s for approval.


Duty Station

The Partnerships Specialist is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office based in BMB in Quezon City but shall be available on an on-call basis. 

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila and/or within Metro Manila, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet).  Travel expenses to project-related meetings and workshops outside of Metro Manila shall be paid for by the Project based on the UNDP DIM Rates.


The Payment terms are as follows:

  • First Tranche      - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of Inception Report;
  • Second Tranche - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of state of CSR report including potential programs;
  • Third Tranche    - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of Report on crowdfunding finance solution;
  • Fourth Tranche  - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of Report on diaspora finance solution;
  • Fifth Tranche    - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of Report on mobile application finance solution

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager and the Senior Technical Advisor, the Partnerships Specialist is expected to assist in the implementation of resource mobilization strategies targeting the private sector and the general public towards the achievement of expected project outcomes. S/he is expected to initiate implementation of selected finance mechanisms, prepare periodic work plans, budgets and progress reports as well as ensure monitoring of project’s progress and networking with various local and national stakeholders.


Specific functions:

  • Lead the development and testing of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) finance solution of the project.S/he will continue and expand current CSR initiatives by meeting with companies and private sector foundation associations/organizations and developing programs with them based on the PBSAP priority programs (short-and long-term) for consideration by the companies;

  • Lead the development and testing of the crowdfunding finance solution with initial focus on the Tamaraw, among others.

  • Lead the development and testing of the diaspora finance solution to consider current government efforts;

  • Explore the development and testing of mobile applications for resource mobilization;

  • Contribute to the IEC component of the project and continue partnership work with key private sector partners;

  • Attend relevant project meetings and workshops/exercises; and

  • Submit report/s as may be required by UNDP and BMB


Corporate competencies

  • Preferably with sufficient knowledge of UNDP and BMB and some level of familiarity with its operations


Functional and technical competencies

  • Leading and supervising

  • Formulating strategies and concepts

  • Relating and networking

  • Persuading and influencing

  • Applying technical expertise

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in business management, finance, economics, marketing, advertising, communications or a closely related field or equivalent relevant experience.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in business planning, marketing, and private sector resource mobilization

  • Wide interaction with international and national experts and institutions

  • Wide interaction with private sector
  • Familiar and up-to-date with national and local programs, projects and initiatives on biodiversity conservation and related areas


  • Fluency in written and spoken English  and Filipino with excellent technical writing skills


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:

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (Financial Proposal Template) using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal Curriculum Vitae, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

Application requirements should be emailed to and on or before  06 August 2018.

Attachments in this link:

- Financial Proposal Template and Terms & Conditions for Consultants.


In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

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