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Kiribati LDCF Mid Term Review – International
|Location :||Tarawa, KIRIBATI|
|Application Deadline :||19-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 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 was designed with the objective to build the adaptive capacity of vulnerable Kiribati communities to ensure food security under conditions of climate change. To address these challenges and reach the project’s objective, the project supports the realization of two components and related activities. Both components will be closely aligned so that national and site-based activities are designed to build synergies, increase awareness, and generate much more informed and strategic use of natural resources so that ecosystem integrity is able to continue to function as the foundation of food security needs. Under Component One, the project will assist Kiribati to address urgent institutional capacity building needs primarily on the national level. This will include helping to set in place an improved regulatory environment, strengthened institutional planning and policy frameworks, and generation of data required to support informed decision-making.
Under Component Two, the project will assist Kiribati to address climate change vulnerabilities by implementing and demonstrating community-based adaptation measures. The project will work on a select number of atolls to set in place models for land and lagoon resources management that is predicated upon informed planning and management processes. The general awareness of rural communities regarding fisheries management and climate change impacts will be increased. Community-based monitoring systems will be established. This will be used to inform decision-making, serve as an early warning system for climate change impacts, and be linked to island-wide vulnerability assessments. The monitoring system will linked to national level programming so that national level decision-making benefits from more broad-based information sources. The project will support the generation, adoption, and implementation of model council by-laws designed to be ecosystem inclusive and enhance ecosystem integrity. This will include model regulations for the management of fisheries, including permit and reporting mechanisms for both subsistence, commercial and tourism use of lagoon resources. The project will work with extension officers responsible for both agriculture and fisheries resources. This will include building the capacities of officers, responsible government agencies, island councils, and rural stakeholders through formal training programs utilizing fisheries field schools. Model programs for more sustainable and climate resilient practices will be tested, assessed, and ready for national replication.
All project activity will target the reduction of food security issues by setting in place capacities required for local communities to maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity. By project close, Kiribati should have operational models showing that food security, ecosystem integrity and climate change resilience can be enhanced through improved management approaches.
The project will be implemented on the islands of Abemama, Nonouti, South Tarawa, and Maiana. Each island selected represents a unique opportunity to address food security and climate change resilience improvements.
The project has a life span of 5 years and started when the ProDoc was signed on 20 January 2016. It has a total budget of USD 11,586,210 comprising of a grant from LDCF of $4,446,210, UNDP resources of $140,000 and co-finance from the Government of Kiribati of $7,000,000.
The implementing partner for the project is the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources being a primary national-level stakeholder for technical issues. Further Government partners and stakeholders include the Kiribati National Tourism Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Culture, Kiribati Meteorological Service and the Ministry of Commerce.
Duties and Responsibilities
The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress
i. Project Strategy
Required Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in environment, development studies, geography, or other closely related field
Recommended Presentation of Proposal:
Consultancy Proposal should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than, 19th April 2019 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to email@example.com. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.