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|Location :||Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Oct-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 :||6 months renewal until 2021 subject to project extension and performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||November 2019-April 2020 (130 man-days)|
UNDP in Malaysia provides policy and technical advisory support to the Government of Malaysia in accordance to the Country Programme Action Plan 2016 – 2020 approved by Cabinet in March 2018. The Country Programme Action Plan is aligned to the development priorities of the 11th Malaysia Plan with sustainable human development agenda at the forefront, underpinned by two priority areas: (a) inclusive development and growth; and (b) sustainable and resilient development.
Currently, UNDP Malaysia is supporting the implementation of a portfolio of biodiversity and ecosystems projects in Malaysia focusing on environmental governance, protected area and sustainable landscape management. One of the signature projects is Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine Landscape (IC-CFS).
The Central Forest Spine (CFS) of Peninsular Malaysia is recognised for its population of the endangered Malayan tiger as well as being extraordinarily rich in biodiversity in general; it also provides the country with considerable ecosystem goods and services and encompasses the origins of the headwaters that supply water for most of the population in Peninsular Malaysia.
The project will conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in three critical landscapes of the Central Forest Spine, by supporting the country’s CFS Master Plan to restore connectivity between forest complexes. It will strengthen the national and local institutional frameworks for CFS management and law-enforcement and support sustainable forest landscape management. It will achieve sustainability of funding for conservation through the diversification of funding sources and the mainstreaming of ecosystem service values into land-use planning.
The project objective is to increase federal and state level capacity to execute the CFS Master Plan through the implementation of sustainable forest landscape management plans in three pilot sites, financed sustainably through the diversification and increased allocation of funds for conservation. It is designed to remove the barriers to the establishment of a landscape approach to biodiversity management. The project comprises of three components:
Component 1. Planning, compliance monitoring and enforcement framework for integrated forest landscape management;
Component 2. Sustainable forest landscape management of three priority forest landscapes within the CFS; and
Component 3. Diversification of financing sources for conservation.
The project contributes to the implementation of the new Country Programme Action Plan 2016 – 2020, particularly Outcome 2 which focuses at the national and sub-national level to recognize and integrate the value of biodiversity and ecosystems, and the principle of sustainability into development planning, policy and decision-making processes. The IC-CFS project outputs also feed directly into the implementation of 11th Malaysia Plan Strategic Thrust 4 Pursuing Green Growth for Sustainability and Resilience, National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016 – 2025, National Physical Plan 2005, Central Forest Spine Master Plan 2008 and National Tiger Action Plan 2008.
More information about IC-CFS project can be found at http://www.my.undp.org/content/malaysia/en/home/operations/projects/environment_and_energy/improving-connectivity-in-the-central-forest-spine--cfs--landsca.html. In this regard, UNDP Malaysia is looking for a Project Manager, Biodiversity and Ecosystems who is responsible for the overall implementation of IC-CFS and/or relevant biodiversity and ecosystems projects by providing strong leadership on project management and implementation, operational and technical matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager will lead the IC-CFS project team. He/She works primarily with UNDP Malaysia Country Office, government implementing partners and agencies, relevant stakeholders and experts/contractors.
Responsibilities and Key Results Expected:
Summary of key functions:
Details of Key Functions:
Project Management (40%): Day-to-day management and implementation to ensure achievement of project objectives and outputs & activities.
Partnership and Stakeholder Management (30%): Management of stakeholders and partners, development of new partnerships.
Technical Support (20%): Provision of technical support services in the development of outputs/knowledge products, design of project activities including monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge Management (10%): Supervision and guidance to knowledge building, sharing and documentation of project results, best practices, case studies, lessons learned, etc.
Impacts of Results:
The key results are aimed at achieving the project development objective, which is to increase federal and state level capacity to execute the CFS Master Plan through the implementation of sustainable forest landscape management plans in three pilot sites, financed sustainably through the diversification and increased allocation of funds for conservation at the end of the project.
The key results also contribute to the outcome achievement of the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan 2016 – 2020, in particular the Outcome 2 of Sustainable and Resilient Development.
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 Government of Malaysia 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 and Government of Malaysia upon completion of this assignment.
The National Consultant will report to and seek approval and/or acceptance of deliverables from the National Project Director and Head of Sustainable and Resilient Development of UNDP Country Office in Malaysia or from his/her representative as reflected in Diagram. (please download the diagram);
The National Consultant is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources as the lead implementing government agency and other agencies including Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) and state implementing agencies etc.
Duration of the work:
The duration of service required is 6-months renewable until 2021 subject to performance and budget availability.
Schedule of payment:
Payment to be made based on completed deliverables against the TOR, which will be assessed and verified by the UNDP Malaysia and UNDP-Global Environmental Finance Regional Technical Adviser.
Contracts based on daily fee:
The fee will be paid on a monthly based on time sheet completed with description of tasks, certified by Programme Manager. UNDP makes payments based on the actual number of days worked.
The estimated maximum number of workdays for the duration of the consultancy is as follows:
Level 4: Results-based project management
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 4: Analysis and creation of messages and strategies
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 4: Developing new approaches
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 4: Developing tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 4: In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
Level 4: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
Required Skills and Experience
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:
The financial proposal must be all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. professional fee, and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). The fee should be quoted in US dollar only.
Payment Modality: Monthly upon satisfactory submission of monthly progress reports, time sheets, Certificate of Payment (COP) and other required reports.
Travel: Successful consultants must be able to travel to facilitate consultations in countries based on demand if required. When such a request comes, the organization shall bear the cost of travel including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses based on extant policies and rules. Should the Individual Consultant (IC) wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
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.