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International Technical Advisor (Consultant)
|Location :||Home-based with travel within Thailand, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||18-Sep-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||01 October 2018 – 15 January 2021 with maximum of 85 working days.|
The 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-2016) sets a vision in moving Thailand towards a low carbon and climate resilient society and aims to promote sustainable economic and social growth that is environmentally-friendly. Important steps have been taken to pave the way for low carbon and climate resilient society, however, local authorities especially municipalities are facing a wide range of challenges in the transition towards ensuring a low carbon urban development. Rapid economic development, urbanization and climate change pose a threat to the management of municipalities/cities with regards to sustainability. In support of the Royal Thai Government and the local administration, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) and UNDP Thailand designed a country-led intervention on strengthening the capacities and processes at local level for bottom-up integrated low carbon development planning and the sustainable management of low carbon development projects.
The “Achieving Low Carbon Growth in Cities through sustainable Urban Systems Management in Thailand (LCC) Project” aims to strengthen the capacities and processes at local level for bottom-up integrated low carbon development planning, the implementation and sustainable management of low carbon development projects. The four-year project (May 2017- April 2021) focuses on low carbon urban systems, in particular, waste management, sustainable transport and efficient use of energy, in four cities, Chiang Mai, KhonKhaen, Samui and Nakhon Ratchasima municipalities. Experiences will be shared with other cities to learn from.
The project objective is to “promote sustainable urban systems management in selected cities to achieve low carbon growth.” The objective will be achieved by removing barriers to adoption of low carbon development in cities in Thailand through the following components:
To support the implementation of the project and ensure quality of delivery within project time frame, UNDP is recruiting the International Technical Advisor (ITA) to provide technical support and develop the monitoring and evaluation system to track progress of project implementation. The ITA will work closely with TGO, UNDP, partner cities and selected service providers. There are five service providers separately hired under the LCC project. The first service provider is responsible for MRV, the other four are responsible for implementation of low carbon demonstration projects in the four partner cities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objectives of the assignment are to:
Scope of work:
With overall supervision from the Project Manager and in consultation with TGO, partner cities and the selected service providers, the ITA will support on the technical aspects of project implementation and develop the M&E framework. Scope work covers the followings:
The compilation function should be built into the tracking tool.
The ITA will review Service Providers’ reports and prepare the ITA’s Review Report as follows:
In each ITA Report, the ITA shall summarize technical recommendations provided to the service providers and the Project Manager as well as the progress to date.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to deliver the followings:
Subject to be revised as per discussion agreed at both sides.
The International Technical Advisor (Consultant) will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and in close consultation and collaboration with TGO, service providers, partner cities and with relevant team members of UNDP Thailand and UNDP-Bangkok Regional Hub.
Duration of the Assignment
This assignment is anticipated to take place between 01 October 2018 and 15 January 2021 (for a total maximum of 85 working days, including three missions to Thailand).
This assignment will be home-based with possible travels within Thailand.
Required Skills and Experience
The following are the minimum required qualifications:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :
The method of payment is output-lumpsum based scheme. The payments shall be released upon UNDP’s satisfaction of the consultant’s submission of each deliverable by or before the due dates as agreed with the UNDP Thailand team.
Payment will be made after satisfactory acceptance and certification of the deliverables and in accordance with UNDP procedures:
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual amounts but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.? The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The criteria which shall serve as the basis for evaluating offers is as follows:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable to the required qualifications; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical criteria for evaluation (Maximum 100%)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total technical points) will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to Be Included When Submitting the Proposals:
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document/ or one ZIP File as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Proposals that fail to meet the required information as described above will not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - TOR_ International Technical Advisor (Consultant)
Annex II- General Condition of Contract
Annex III - Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal
All documents can be downloaded at :http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49485
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.