Climate and Economic Development Consultant - IC LTA


Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :02-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
26-Aug-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 years
Expected Duration of Assignment :426 days

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.


Background

The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme works with Pacific Island countries to 1) mainstream gender sensitive and inclusive climate change and disaster risk management into development planning, budgeting and implementation and 2) contribute to regional resilience initiatives that are used to catalyse mainstreaming of gender sensitive and inclusive climate change and disaster risk management into development across the Pacific. The programme are delivered through development pathways (from national, sub-national to community level) and using risk governance building blocks to provide the enabling environment for ensuring that all future development within a pathway is risk informed, inclusive, and gender sensitive. Potential areas entry points include working with 1) community and NGOs, 2) finance and national planning, 3) gender and social inclusion, 4) private sector and 5) other thematic sectors (e.g. agriculture, health, education) where it suits. The programme has been given a subsequent phase to scale up the work that from the initial pilot in 4 countries to the region. As such the programme seeks a Climate Economist who will be able to build and manage the knowledge and research component of the programme. This work will result in more evidence-based research to build the case for Risk Informing Development.

 

LTA Contracting modality and Call-off mechanism:

  • An LTA is a mutual arrangement between UNDP and the individual to provide the required services at established fee or provisions. The LTA will be established for one year and renewable for up to three years linked to satisfactory performance of the individual consultant. UNDP reserves the right to rescind the agreement during that period should performance of the consultant not meet its requirements.

  • It is expected the consultant to be engaged for maximum 426 working days for up to 3 years starting from 26 Aug 2019-15 Aug 2022.

  • UNDP does not warrant that any quantity of services shall be contracted during the term of this Agreement. A specific Term of Reference (TOR) outlining the deliverables shall be provided, and an Individual Contract would be issued to the consultant, detailing the time frame.

  • Once the LTA is signed, if there is a specific service required, the focal person in the UNDP hiring unit would contact the Consultant and upon positive confirmation in the availability for the assignment, acceptance of the Term of reference, cost and travel arrangement, UNDP will issue an Individual Contract. Price in the order will be based on daily fee included in the LTA.After contract has been agreed between the two parties, no further costs would be reimbursed by UNDP unless there is prior written authorization by UNDP.

  • Once the services are completed and have been approved by the hiring unit, the Consultant will provide the following for payment purposes:

    • a) complete invoice indicating the completed deliverables;

    • b) supporting documentation (bills/vouchers) for reimbursements of travel costs if applicable;

    • c) copy of the UNDP contract for the consultancy.

Payments will be made upon satisfactory achieved deliverables under each assignment and submission of time sheet in accordance with number of days worked. Final payment shall require a signed performance evaluation of the consultant

For more details ,please refer to the  Terms of Reference.This can be accessed using the link provided

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=57611

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the PRRP with integrating climate and disaster (including GSI) economic analysis into strategic planning, budgeting and development processes with stakeholders and partners. Through consultations with Government Partners and stakeholders and the team, the objective of this assignment is to:

  1. Design and implement research on the economics of climate and disaster (including GSI) impact for risk informing development (RID) – this will involve expanding the literature review of RID based on different ways of working and leveraging knowledge for our partners.   

  2. Integration of climate and disaster (including GSI) economic analysis in to the budget - This will involve working with partners on budget submissions, budget circulars and investment appraisal guidelines that have integrated economic analysis of disaster and climate change (including GSI) risks considerations.

  3. Integration of climate and disaster (including GSI) economic analysis in to development related investment process - This will focus on identifying and assessing our partners to utilize economic analysis for a range of development projects under different funding and implementation modalities    

  4. Strengthening accountability and oversight functions of partners through integration of economic analysis - This will involve working with partners on providing economic analysis to assist with accountability, transparency and oversight functions.

Knowledge Management and Information Sharing. Developing knowledge products and undertaking awareness-raising on good and effective risk governance.

Scope of work/Expected Output

  1. Develop research on the climate and disaster (including GSI) economic impact of risk informed development (RID):

    • Conduct literature review on economic impact of RID investments in the region

    • Provide value for money analysis on programmatic interventions

  2. Integration of climate and disaster (including GSI) economic analysis in to the budget

    • Conduct Climate Change Cost Benefit Analysis for climate change investments

    • Undertake consultation with government ministries on budget proposals and submissions

    • Develop Climate Change and Budget Integration Index (adapted to include gender and human rights dimensions)

    • Synthesize economic analysis from piloting new integrated budgeting approaches to inform investment appraisal guidelines

  3. Integration of climate and disaster (including GSI) economic analysis in to development related investment process

    • Assess current risk integration in Strategic Development Plans, Corporate Plans, Annual Work Plans etc. and integrate economic analysis;

    • Undertake consultation with relevant line ministries and partners to strengthen risk integration from an economic perspective;

    • Develop guidelines and provision of training to relevant stakeholders on proposed changes; and

    • Develop and implement appropriate and relevant training materials for key beneficiaries of PRRP.

  4. Strengthening accountability and oversight functions of partners through integration of economic analysis

    • Assess the accountability and oversight functions in the region;

    • Undertake consultation with relevant line ministries and partners to strengthen accountability and oversight functions from an economic perspective;

    • Develop guidelines and provision of training to relevant stakeholders on proposed changes; and

    • Develop and implement appropriate and relevant training materials for key beneficiaries of PRRP.

  5. Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

    • Preparation, production and dissemination of both routine and complex products (briefs, articles, power-point presentations, brochures, Q&As, websites, talking points, etc.,) that promote the strategic and timely flow of information and key messages about programme products and results for internal and external users; and

Work closely with partner organizations/ stakeholders on outreach and visibility components and sharing knowledge and good practices


Competencies

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the management and implementation of planning and budgeting, adaptation to climate change; disaster response and recovery, and environmental management and permitting processes;

  • Extensive experience with at least 5 years of mainstreaming climate and disaster risk into development planning and budgeting at national, sub-national and sectorial;

  • At least 5 years of extensive experience working on mainstreaming climate and disaster risk into development

  • Excellent writing and drafting skills and experience for donor reporting, corporate reporting, resource mobilization and providing policy advice at the international, regional or national level;

  • Experience in integrating cross-cutting issues in to development planning and budgetary processes;

  • Knowledge and experience of mainstreaming gender and social inclusion is required

Fluency in English (written and oral) is essential.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Masters University Degree in social sciences or discipline relevant to development economics, environmental management and/or climate change;

  • Offerors must send the following documents.

  • CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees.

  • A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy

  • NOTE: Template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal should be sent in together with the technical proposal but as a separate document and should be password protected.
  • Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.

  • Consultancy Proposal should be sent via email to etenderbox.pacific@undp.org no later than 2nd August 2019 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to procurement.fj@undp.org. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.

  • For more details ,please refer to the  Terms of Reference .To access UNDP Financial template and the TOR , please visit  UNDP Pacific website using  the link provided below

    http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=57611



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