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Biodiversity Finance Advisor for BIOFIN Phase II – Implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plan
|Location :||Bangkok based, Thailand with travel required., THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (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 :||1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 (with maximum of 180 Working days)|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in October 2012, launched the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) as a new global partnership seeking to address the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner – building a sound business case for increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, with a particular focus on the needs and transformational opportunities at the national level.
During BIOFIN Phase II (2018 – 2022), BIOFIN is supporting the Royal Thai Government and other key stakeholders from the private sector and civil society in implementing Thailand’s Finance Plan for Biodiversity.
Biodiversity finance solutions will provide impacts designed to reach national biodiversity targets (i.e., NBSAP, 20-year National Strategy, etc.) through four main results:
BIOFIN Thailand, together with a diversity of actors and experts, has developed the prioritized set of finance solutions for biodiversity which are now undergoing implementation (2018 – 2022). Finance solutions that are seen as the most promising and realistic were chosen and judged as being significant in terms of ‘impact on biodiversity’ and ‘impact on finance’ as well as ‘likelihood of success’. ?
Thailand’s prioritized Biodiversity Finance Solutions are the following:
The objective of Phase II is to support Thailand with the implementation of the Biodiversity Finance Plan and related finance solutions (see Annex I).
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
During Phase II, Thailand will implement prioritised Biodiversity Finance Solutions endorsed by the Project Steering Committee and BIOFIN Global team. The objective of this assignment of the Biodiversity Finance Advisor is to support BIOFIN Thailand in implemention of prioritised finance solutions, including developing and implementing innovative finance solutions. S/he will conduct technical analysis and gather evidence to support BIOFIN Thailand in order to persuade the government, prospective investors and stakeholders on the opportunity of implementing the Plan and investing in biodiversity. In close consultation with (i) BIOFIN Thailand National Steering Committee, (ii) BIOFIN Project Management Unit of UNDP Thailand and (iii) Global BIOFIN Core Team, the Biodiversity Finance Advisor will coordinate with BIOFIN Thailand to initiate activities related to the country implementation strategy/ pilot projects.
Scope of Work
The Biodiversity Finance Advisor for BIOFIN Phase II – Implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plan will play a key supporting role in technical aspects and coordinating with the National BIOFIN Coordinator and other contributing experts in order to implement the prioritised finance solutions in Thailand.
The scope of work is as follows:
See Annex I: Executive summary of the Biodiversity Finance Plan for Thailand
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The expected outputs and deliverables:
The Biodiversity Finance Advisor will report to the Global BIOFIN Core Team and UNDP’s Inclusive Green Growth and Sustainable Development Unit in UNDP Thailand. He/she will work in close collaboration the National BIOFIN Coordinator in PMU and other Biodiversity Finance Advisors of BIOFIN Thailand.
Duration of the Assignment:
01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 with a total 180 working days.
The consultant will be Bangkok-based, working at UNDP Country Office, Bangkok Thailand with expected travel within Thailand and Asia Pacific
For any unforeseen official mission apart from this TOR mentioned, the Consultant will be requested to submit the concept note of mission for approval by UNDP’s BIOFIN Thailand 07 days prior to undertaking any mission in Thailand or aboard. The concept Note will elaborate the key points as follows:
The complete document (max 2 pages) will be sent to the Project Management Unit of BIOFIN Thailand for approval. Upon receipt of approval from the National BIOFIN Coordinator, the Consultant should arrange his or her own travel as planned. Upon completion of the mission, the Consultant shall submit the following documents:
For any unforeseen travel cost incurred, the Consultant shall be responsible for an advance payment. The reimbursement shall be proceeded in accordance with the UNDP procedures upon submission of the mission report. The reimbursed cost shall be transferred directly into the registered bank account of Consultant under the UNDP vendor system. After submission of complete document, the reimbursement process shall be done within 10 working days.
Required Skills and Experience
The following minimum qualifications are required:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
The consultant will responsible for all expenses related to the assignments including, travel costs, meetings, and publications or any equipment/materials required.
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.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The criteria which shall serve as the basis for evaluating offers are 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 points)
Only candidates obtaining 70% of the total technical points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individuals must submit the following documents /information to demonstrate their qualification, experience and suitability to undertake the assignment. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document.
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified
Annex I - TOR_ Biodiversity Finance Advisor for BIOFIN Phase II – Implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plan
Annex I-I - Executive summary of Thailand’s Biodiversity Finance Plan
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=53368
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.