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Senior Consultant, Social and Environmental Standards – Indigenous Peoples Expert (LTA)
|Location :||Home work with possible travels|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||LTA-Up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||LTA-Up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance|
UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES, www.undp.org/ses) underpin our commitment to mainstream social and environmental sustainability in our Programmes and Projects to support sustainable development.
The objectives of the Standards are to:
The SES are comprised of an Overarching Policy and Principles, Project-Level Standards, and a Policy Delivery Process. The overarching policy and principles at the core of the SES are: (i) human rights-based approach to development programming; (ii) gender equality; and (iii) environmental sustainability.
A key mechanism to ensure these standards are applied is through UNDP’s project-level Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP). The objectives of the SESP are to: (a) Integrate the SES Overarching Principles (human rights, gender equality and environmental sustainability); (b) Identify potential social and environmental risks and their significance; (c) Determine the Project's risk category (Low, Moderate, High); and (d) Determine the level of social and environmental assessment and management required to address potential risks and impacts.
UNDP’s SES and SESP came into effect January 1, 2015. The challenge now is to ensure successful implementation and strengthened capacities of staff to apply the standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will support the following activities upon request and based on agreed deliverables that align with the following:
1: Development of Operational Guidance and Training
UNDP is currently developing a package of operational Guidance Notes related to the Social and Environmental Standards. The Consultant will support this effort by providing the following outputs:
2: Technical and Advisory Support Related to Implementation of the SESP
The Consultant will provide on-demand based support to support implementation of the SES, including through the following:
Travel: The consultant may be required to travel under Deliverable 2 and UNDP will arrange and cover the cost of the official travel in accordance to UNDP rules and procedures by providing tickets, travel allowances – daily subsistence allowance and terminal expenses.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience (demonstrated 10 years of experience in the following):
The on-call consultant will report to, seek approval/acceptance of outputs from the UNDP Policy Specialist, Social and Environmental Standards and UNDP Technical Specialist, Safeguards and Grievance Mechanisms.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on the technical criteria will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Proposal (30%)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z) where:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Please note that the LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNDP at the time the LTA contract is signed, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive. When a specific need arises, the successful Individual Contractor will be approached and be provided with a specific TOR and deliverables (and time frame) but still within the scope of the responsibilities stated in the LTA. The successful Individual Contractor is expected to provide Confirmation of Interest on the specific services required and submit Financial Proposal based on the agreed LTA Daily Rate Consultancy Fee. Financial commitments will only be established each time a Purchase Order for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed.
This LTA has a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted nor understood as neither a financial commitment nor guarantee of business volume.
The duration of LTA will be for initial period of one year with possibility of extension up to two additional years subject to satisfactory performance and UNDP’s demand in services.
Annexes and References:
Individual Consultant's General Terms and Conditions are provided here:
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.