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Individual Consultant - Wild Cats Specialist - (Open to Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||Home based with travel to project sites, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jun-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 :||7 weeks (maximum of 35 days) spread over 12 months.|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP has been supporting the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in meeting its national and international environmental priorities and commitments. These include close to 40 projects in the area of biodiversity conservation, sustainable resource management, climate change and chemical management. UNDP’s support focusses on technical and policy advisory, institutional strengthening and building capacities of various stakeholders to utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, while increasing resilience to climate variability and associated risks and impacts.
UNDP also supports India’s engagement with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and works with Central Ministries and state governments to implement GEF funds.
UNDP is developing a full-size project (FSP) entitled, “Strengthening conservation and resilience of globally-significant wild cat landscapes through a focus on small cat and leopard conservation”, with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project will be anchored in the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The project will fall under the GEF 7 Programme on Global Wildlife Programme, comprising a series of national child projects. The development of the FSP will thus entail working closely with a range of stakeholders – government departments and agencies at centre and state level, community -based institutions, civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector and local communities.
UNDP seeks to engage a National Wild Cats Specialist for conducting assessments on the status and threats to target wild cat species in the project landscapes (in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh) and help define appropriate project interventions to improve management and conservation of wild cats at site level (key PAs and surrounding buffer zones) and through integration with tiger portfolio and transboundary collaboration. S/he will be an expert in wild cat conservation, management and threat assessment including human-wildlife conflict and poaching and illegal trade.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific functions to be performed by the consultant include:
1. Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the GEF Project Development Specialist and National Lead Consultant, including:
2. Contributions to the Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B):
3. Validation Workshop (Component C):
Deliverable 1: Submission of Workplan and methodology with timelines; Due date: 15 July 2019
Deliverable 2: Report summarizing technical studies as described above along with Inputs on wild cat status and threats for landscape profiles; Due date: 5 October 2019
Deliverable 3: Baseline capacity development scorecards for frontline institutions; Due date: 15 November 2019
Deliverable 4: Draft report with appropriate inputs provided to the Final Project Document and Annexes, as agreed with GEF Project Development Specialist. Due date: 10 December 2019
Deliverable 5: Final report with inputs provided to the Final Document and Annexes, as agreed with GEF Project Development Specialist and after comments (if any) received from GEF Secretariat and GEF Council. Due date: 30 Arpil 2020.
Required Skills and Experience
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be submitted:
Offeror letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor Assignment;
Updated Curriculum Vitae including experience in similar projects, name / contact details of 3 referees;
A brief (not more than 3 pages) technical proposal that includes a write-up on the methodology for achieving the activities mentioned above.
A financial proposal indicating all-inclusive per day consultancy rate, excluding travel expenses. All Travel will be arranged and borne by UNDP following UNDP’s rules and regulations or will be reimbursed on submission of F10 on the most direct and economical route.
All the above documents should be clubbed in one pdf file before uploading as the system will accept only one attachment.
The following documents can be accessed by clicking the link:
General Conditions for Individual Contract-
Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment, including Financial Proposal
GEF 7 Project Concept-
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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.