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Consultancy – Climate, Land, Energy and Water (CLEWS) Expert
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||128 days|
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
The Global Policy Network (GPN) is the engine for thought leadership, UNDP’s programmatic work and a vital delivery mechanism of our integration function. The GPN also draws on expertise globally to provide more effective responses to the complex development challenges countries face in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and responding to crisis in an integrated and coherent manner. The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within the GPN, BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response.
The SDG Integration Team sits at the center of the GPN with the aim to advance and connect UNDP’s integrated services across sectors and countries. The SDG Integration Team builds a coherent and consolidated menu of services emphasizing direct short- to medium-term engagements to support national implementation and monitoring of the SDGs (building on the MAPS engagements), qualitative and evidence-driven analysis for accelerated progress, and knowledge sharing of integrated policy solutions to respond rapidly to requests from country offices.
The SDG Integration Team will support the GPN’s offer through four distinct workstreams:
Workstream 2 supports countries in formulating evidence informed policies using state-of-art tools and data. In this effort UNDP has been partnering with key agencies, academia and think tanks to tailor tools to country needs and make them available to governments, including building capacities in countries to have lasting impact.
One of the tools that UNDP has mobilized jointly with DESA, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and others is the Climate, Land, Energy and Water Systems (CLEWS) framework designed for integrated assessment of natural resource systems. CLEWS was developed to provide policy makers and analysts with a means to simultaneously address matters pertaining to food, water and energy security, while both taking into account how the utilization of these resources is contributing to climate change as well as how changes in climate might impact the use of these resources. Through a better understanding of the interlinkages of these resource systems, the tools help to guide policymakers how to make polices that are coherent and help move multiple SDGs simultaneously.
UNDP-DESA are looking for a modelling expert who is familiar with energy and water sector modeling. The expert will support ongoing projects in countries. This will entail gathering of data, conduct of national workshops, preparation of policy notes, and consultations with governments to ensure the national projects are aligned with national priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The expert will support the following tasks:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The international consultant will be employed for 128 working days starting on 11 July 2019 with all tasks completed no later than 31st January 2020.
Professional and Innovation
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will report to Tasneem Mirza, Strategic Specialist, SDG Integrator Team, BPPS; and Thomas Alfstad, Interregional Advisor, of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division of UN-DESA.
For BPPS ICs: The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7 hour working day, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.