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National Expert on Land Resources Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||22 August - 30 November 2018 (in total indicative 35 consultancy days)|
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 project objective is to enable Armenia to prepare its Forth National Communication (4NC) under decision 17/CP7 and the Second Biennial Update Report (2BUR) under decision 2/CP17 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The 2BUR and 4NC will build upon previous studies, self-assessment exercises and will be based on the UNFCCC Guidelines. It will enable Armenia to present the updated information on Convention implementation in a consistent, transparent and comparable manner. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of Nature Protection under the guidance of Inter-Agency Climate Change Council (IACCC). The Project components include: production of the Second Biennial Report and Fourth National Communication of Armenia under UNFCCC. The preparation of the 2BUR and 4NC is expected to enhance national capacity, contribute to general public awareness and knowledge building, and mainstream climate change consideration into national sustainable development process of Armenia. The project will also strengthen the cooperation between Armenia and other Parties to the Convention in achieving the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC.
The project document is available from following link: http://www.nature-ic.am/en/projects/Fourth-National-Communication-and-Second-Biennial-Update-Report/20
The objective of this assignment is to conduct analytical work on Armenia’s land vulnerability assessment and adaptation measures based on the relevant technical guidelines and prepare respective report to contribute to reporting within the frames of the 4NC under Chapter “Climate Change Impacts: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation” (V&A) in compliance with Project objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Expert will work under overall supervision of the UNDP Climate Programme Coordinator and direct supervision of the Team Leader as well as collaborate with the V&A team including national and international consultants.
The Expert will perform the following tasks aimed at assessment of current vulnerability of Armenia’s land resources sector:
The Expert will follow the Project time table providing progress of the technical component and report:
Reports shall be provided in Armenian in printed and electronic versions. The charts, maps and graphs shall be provided in editable format(s).
The payment will be processed upon completion of the tasks under each output and confirmation of UNDP CO delivery of the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner. Evaluation of the outputs is the responsibility of the CC Programme Coordinator.
The Payment will be released in the following installments:
UNDP reserves a right to terminate the contract at any phase if the requirements as per the TOR are not met.
Required Skills and Experience
NDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
Note: The candidate is requested to provide lump sum price proposal for the task based on daily consultancy fee for his/her services.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).