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Workshop Organizer (For FIlipino Nationals Only)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||26-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1.5 months|
“Integrated Approach in the Management of Major Biodiversity Corridors in the Philippines”
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 governance, 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:
As part of the project preparation, a workshop will be conducted to review and agree on the project’s results framework by the project’s Technical Working Group. Specifically, the workshop will aim to achieve the following:
• Consensus on the Project’s Results Framework;
• Consensus on the indicators and targets of the Project;
• Agreement on the annual work plan and budget
• Agreement on the project’s implementation arrangements
The ISD Programme Manager with ISD Programme Analyst shall directly supervise the Consultant. At different points during the contract, the Consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the BD Corridor PPG Team, and UN-ISD. As needed, the BD Corridor project staff shall provide logistical assistance to the Consultant in order for her/him to accomplish enumerated outputs.
Duration of Work
The expected duration of work is estimated to be working days spread over one and a half months (1 1/2) months. The target date for the start of work is 3 September 2018 and the completion date is 28 September 2018. The workshop is part of the process in developing the ProDoc of the PPG project. Thus, it is imperative that the Workshop Organizer should be hired without delay.
The Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to UNDP-ISD Philippines office based in Mandaluyong City but shall be available on an on-call basis.
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
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the ISD Programme Manager and ISD Programme Analyst, the Workshop Organizer shall:
Required Skills and Experience
• Excellent facilitation and conflict/dispute resolution/management skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Excellent technical writing skills;
• Excellent analytical skills;
• Excellent report packaging skills;
• Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team;
• Ability to relate well with a diverse range of stakeholders at local and national levels;
• Strong planning and management skills;
• Strong initiative and can work with minimum supervision
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 26 August 2018.
Attachments can be downloaded in the below link:
- Financial Proposal Template and Terms & Conditions for Consultants.
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.