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Policy Specialist for Biodiversity Finance Initiative Project
|Location :||Quezon City, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Eight (8) months or 100 person days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||May to December 2018|
Since 2014, the United Nations Development Program through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Project, has been supporting the Philippine Government in articulating the financial resources it needs to maintain a healthy biodiversity portfolio in-country. In particular, BIOFIN in collaboration with Department of Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau has conducted the following assessments: 1) Policy and Institutional Review (PIR); 2) Public and Private Biodiversity Expenditure Review (PPBER); and 3) Finance needs assessment (cost and gap analysis of implementing Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP)); and has prepared a finance plan.
Based on insights gained from the results of the three BIOFIN assessments, the finance plan acknowledges the importance of tapping additional financing to support the biodiversity agenda of the Philippines, mainly through its Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP). This Plan is cognizant of the parallel challenges that could not be addressed by generating financing alone: thus, the Plan transcends the focus on generating additional resources and also identifies a range of "finance solutions" that leverage finance, fiscal and economic tools and strategies to improve the outcome of biodiversity objectives in the country. Financing solutions include a range of transformative actions: generating more financing to fund the PBSAP or associated planning documents; appropriate attribution of biodiversity expenditures in the budget; attaining cost effective budget execution by eradicating overlaps in biodiversity functions; eradicating expenditures that continue to or aggravate dissipation of biodiversity resources; and paving the groundwork for a responsive policy environment through greater awareness on biodiversity and biodiversity financing and enhancing institutional support towards monitoring of PBSAP.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Policy Specialist will provide guidance and expert advice on the following:
Under the supervision of Program Manager and the Senior Technical Advisor, the Policy Specialist will
carry out the following tasks:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Project Manager shall directly supervise and approve and accept the output/s of consultant.
Based on the table above, outputs will be submitted to the Project Manager in the dates indicated.
At different points during project implementation, he/she is expected to liaise/ interact/ collaborate/ meet with the BIOFIN team and with other relevant stakeholders.
Duration of the Work
The expected duration of work is estimated at 100-person days. The target date for the start of work is May 2019 and the completion date is December 31, 2019.
Within 1 week of the consultant's submission of their outputs, the Project Manager shall provide their comments. Should there be no comments, the Project Manager shall endorse the consultant's output/s for payment.
The consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office based in BMB in Quezon City. S/he shall be notified within a reasonable period of time of pertinent project meetings where his/her presence is necessary.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed on a daily on-call amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila and/or within Metro Manila, transportation/travel to outside of Metro Manila, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet).
The Core Values of the United Nations are:
Planning & Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Criteria for Evaluation of Offers
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV and brief description of previous work. The Technical evaluation is weighted a max. of 70%.
The Financial Proposal that will be evaluated through submission of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC including Financial Proposal Template and combined with the price offer will be weighted a max of 30%;
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV and Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Offerors must upload?in one (1) file the documents below:
You may download the editable version of the?Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link:http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
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.