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International Safeguards Specialist
|Application Deadline :||20-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||5 weeks|
Note: Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal (download the format in the link provided, Annex H) together with your CV while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading., download link of Offeror's letter is on the bottom of the page.
The National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) has requested GEF assistance through UNDP for the preparation of a project entitled: Strengthening the Protected Area Network for Migratory Bird Conservation along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) in China. As described in the project concept (PIF), this project aims to achieve a connected, resilient and ecologically effective wetland PA system across the EAAF in China that supports globally significant species of migratory shorebirds and provides ecosystem services that support resilience, livelihoods and economy.
Project Preparation Grants (PPGs) have been secured by UNDP to formulate the full-size project through situation analyses, identification and documentation of relevant baseline conditions, stakeholder consultations, identification of implementing partners and arrangements, consolidation of cofinancing opportunities, development of results frameworks having an integrated set of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) indicators and targets that monitor outcomes and key outputs, realistic assessments of risks and their mitigation, gender mainstreaming and social inclusiveness, identification and selection of target sites and pilot demonstration initiatives, and coordination with other initiatives.
This is the Terms of Reference for the procurement of GEF Biodiversity Project Development Specialists (International Consultants) to lead the development of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The International Safeguards Specialist will develop mandatory project Annexes related to application of social and environmental safeguards and support adherence of project development to UNDP’s SES and specific requirements, as appropriate.
2. Validation Workshop (Component C):
a. Contribute to the validation workshop (remote inputs); and
b. Support all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop, as appropriate.
3. Final Deliverables:
a. Finalized SESP
b. Finalized ESMF (or stand-alone management plan)
c. Appropriate inputs to the final UNDP-GEF project document and GEF CEO ER based on guidance from the PPG Team Leader.
Required Skills and Experience
Final selection criteria
UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
Offeror’s letter and proposal download link: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1QLfdzJ8dNbUNRIHicGwgTg
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.