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National Consultant to Develop Reporting Framework for Promoting Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Incubator Guideline (Lao Nationality only)
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-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 :||October 2019 - January 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||90 working days|
The Lao PDR Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) has been designed to support the central, provincial and district authorities in the effective promotion, regulation and enforcement of foreign, domestic and public investments. Main target areas include governance of natural resources (SDG 15), poverty reduction (SDG 1), enhancing development of human capital (SDG 8), minimizing impact on the environment (SDG 15), adapting to climate change (SDG13), promoting clean energy investment (SDG7), supporting a diversified economy and providing a fair distribution of benefits to the population (SDG 5), and promoting partnership through knowledge exchange (SDG17).
Initiated in 2009, the PEI programme has transformed into what the government now calls the “PEI approach” that addresses poverty reduction and environmental protection by supporting the Government’s national socio-economic planning and strategy formulation processes. The programme also focused on building investment regulatory tools and the knowledge to assess, measure and enforce financial, social and environmental obligations of developers. Another aspect includes strengthening Lao PDR’s National Assembly’s ability to deliver their constitutional oversight role on investment quality.
The Improving Quality Investment for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Lao PDR (June 2018 – May 2020) will build on the package of tools already established by the PEI Programme while further expanding the PEI’s Approach and tools to other important institutions that play a role in investment regulatory compliance. The objective of the project is to strengthen coordination of government’s regulatory capacity to coordinate and promote higher quality investment, improvement the ease-of-doing business, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of investment management for achieving the sustainable development goals in Lao PDR.
IPD and UNDP are looking for a qualified Local Consultant to support the development of Reporting and Promoting Framework for Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Incubator Guideline. The consultant will closely work with IPD, UNDP and relevant stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
To hire a national consultant to develop the tools to promote CSR for quality investment in tourism sector through reporting template, baseline study and other promotion tools. The assignment also consists of the development of incubator guideline to support start-ups in tourism value chain which aims to strategically mobilize CSR funding from large concession projects to support these small business ideas.
Required Skills and Experience
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.