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Independent Rapid Reviewer
|Location :||Home-Based and Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||1 July 2019 till 31 August 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 man-days|
Malaysia has some 157 river systems, as well a variety of tropical wetlands, forests and marine ecosystems, representing several Global 200 Ecoregoins, and it is recognized as one of 17 mega-diverse countries in the world. its river systems as well as riparian and catchment forests support an immense diversity of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity, including more than 600 freshwater fish species. These river systems provide ecosystem services benefiting both rural communities and urban societies, including water supply, artisanal fisheries, the aquarium fish industry, transport routes, tourism and recreation. However, Malaysia's rivers face threats from a wide range of pressures that threaten their biodiversity and ecological stability, with ongoing loss of genetic resources, ecosystem services and national and local socio-economic benefits.
As called for in Malaysia’s Common Vision on Biodiversity, this project on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into River Management” was developed to mainstream biodiversity conservation into riverine landscapes through improved river planning and management practices. This will be achieved through two interrelated components of work, to be undertaken in parallel:
The global environmental benefits that will be secured by the overall project will result from strengthened sustainable management of Malaysia’s river systems and associated riverine buffer zones and catchment areas that specifically takes into account biodiversity conservation.
UNDP Malaysia is currently seeking an independent rapid reviewer to review and recommend to the strategic result framework (SRF) of the project document. The reviewer will work closely with the National Project Director and the project team in consultation with the UNDP Programme Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Independent Reviewer will critically assess the project outputs, Strategic Results Framework (SRF) and project activities as specified in the signed Project Document. The reviewer is also required to identify necessary changes in order to set the project back on-track to achieve its intended results. The Independent Rapid Reviewer will also review the project’s strategy and its risks to sustainability.
Responsibilities and Deliverables:
The scope of work for the consultancy will include, but not limited to, the following activities:
The methodology of investigative, analytical and consultative methods and tools need to be employed to complete the tasks, such as:
Handling of Data, Information and Documents:
All data, information and documents obtained under this assignment is the property of the United Nations Development Programme and be treated as strictly confidential. No such information shall be used by the expert for any other purpose other than the preparation of deliverables.
All soft and hard copies of the data, information and documents must be returned to UNDP upon completion of this assignment.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The Consultant will report to and seek approval and/or acceptance of deliverables from the Head of Sustainable and Resilient Development of UNDP Country Office in Malaysia or from his/her representative.
The Consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the UNDP Country Office in Malaysia, UNDP Global Environmental Finance Regional Technical Advisor and collaborate with the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), select state governments and local authorities, NGOs and other relevant agencies. The River Project team will be responsible for coordinating and liaising with the review team to organise stakeholder interviews and workshops.
Duration of the work:
The assignment will require up to 30-man day starting from 1 July 2019 to 1 August 2019.
Schedule of payment:
Payment to be made based on completed deliverables against the TOR, which will be assessed and verified by the UNDP Malaysia.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Documents to be included when submitting proposals:
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
How to Apply:
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Expert who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions. Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:
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.