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Consultancy Services for Building Capacity of District Level Technical Persons and Farmers on ISFM Measures, Soil and Water Conservation Practices and SLM
|Location :||Kampala with travels, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||90 working days spread in 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||90 working days spread in 6 months|
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) developed a project titled ‘’Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda”. The Project is jointly financed by the Ministry of Water and Environment, Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project is being implemented by MWE in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), and Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA). The Project aims to address and consider climate change issues when managing critical wetland areas. Project activities were developed to specifically respond to and consider specific climate-related impacts and vulnerabilities of wetland ecosystems.
Considering the rate at which wetlands are disappearing, the government of Uganda initiated a process of restoring wetlands and their associated catchments with a major focus on promoting climate resilient agriculture interventions in areas surrounding wetlands in Eastern and South-Western Uganda. Targeted Wetlands and catchments in the East include; Kaliro, Namutumba, Pallisa, Budaka, Kibuku, Butaleja, Tororo, Mbale, Bukea and Ngora while South West include; Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Buhweju, Rubirizi, Sheema and Mitooma.
The “Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda” project is restoring wetlands and their eco-system services, based on wise-use principles and guidelines as outlined by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, with sustainable land management practices and reforestation, will support resilient agricultural practices and alternative livelihoods for communities living in these areas to reduce the pressures on the wetlands and finally will strengthen the climate information and early warning systems to support these communities to make climate-resilient decisions.
The project has three specific outputs which are:
The activities under output 2 of the project are contributing to both strengthening existing agricultural livelihoods by introducing climate-resilient practices, as well as new opportunities for livelihoods that use sustainably managed wetlands. Climate-resilient agricultural practices are being defined and introduced based on communities’ needs, and include smart agriculture, conservation agriculture, and crop diversification (e.g. planting drought tolerant crops, early maturing crops, adopting multiple cropping techniques to spread risks.
For this project, Integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), soil and water conservation and SLM is being adopted as a means of achieving sustainable agricultural development but improving soil fertility through ISFM requires interventions that match the behavioral inclinations of farmers and their decision making. Hence UNDP Uganda in partnership with MWE wishes to contract a of consultant to undertake a training among beneficiaries in the targeted districts in ISFM methodologies. Based on this, the consultants will be expected to present a proposal on how they will approach the assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the assignment is to build capacity of district level technical persons and beneficiary farmer groups and cooperatives through training of selected ToTs from among them on ISFM measures, soil and water conservation structures and SLM technologies and practices
The specific objectives of the assignment are to:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultants will work under the overall technical guidance of the National Project Coordinator and report to the Team leader, Climate Change Response and Disaster Risk Resilience at UNDP Uganda, for all contractual obligations. Disbursement of funds to the consultant shall be made upon certification of the deliverables by MAAIF.
The Consultant’s responsibilities will include:
Responsibilities MWE and MAAIF:
Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shall, solely and exclusively, own all rights in and to any work created in connection with this agreement, including all data, documents, information, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights in and to the work. The consultant is not allowed to post or publish (electronically or in print) any project related information without the explicit permission of MWE, MAAIF and UNDP.
Payment terms and schedule:
Payment shall be by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) after submission of an invoice by the consultant as per the following schedule.
Evaluation criteria and score:
The selection of the Consultant will be made based on the cumulative analysis scheme, where total score will be obtained upon combination of weighted technical and financial aspects.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultants whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation:
Technical criteria weight; - 70%;
Financial criteria weight; - 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60 points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical weighted score, out of 70 points as detailed in the TORs.
Financial weighted score, out of 30:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other financial proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
The suggested formula is as follows:
Submission of Application:
The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org no.55926.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website - http://jobs.undp.org no. 85420.
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only.
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.