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International Project Development Specialist
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||22-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||35 days spread over 11 months|
“Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the Philippines”
In June 2019, the project concept entitled “Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the Philippines” with a budget proposal of USD4,384,000.00 was cleared by GEF CEO. The project aims for the Nagoya Protocol implemented effectively in the Philippines by strengthening the national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework, building national and local capacities and developing critical experience in ABS agreements. Specifically, the project is envisioned to address the following barriers:
Barrier 1: Inadequate and weak enforcement of policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks on ABS implementation : The granting of access is delegated to three government agencies: DENR, DA, and PCSD which implement differently the existing procedures and approval process and there is a weak coordinating mechanism among these agencies including possible streamlining and harmonization of their processes and procedures;
Barrier 2: Lack of awareness and weak capacity of key stakeholders on ABS implementation at the national and local level : The academic community, local government units, and industry have limited awareness on the basic rules and rationale of existing ABS policies resulting in poor compliance and indifference. As a result, very few have actually applied for access to genetic resources, negotiated bioprospecting agreements, and developed ABS products. Similarly, there is low awareness on patent information by researchers and scientists which contributed to the low patent applications from local researchers in the country.;
Barrier 3: Absence of good practices on ABS implementation from the initial stage of bioprospecting to research and development, product innovation and commercialization : Since the passage of relevant ABS laws and issuance of policies to facilitate bioprospecting as early as 1995, there has not been a single case to cite as best practice in the whole continuum of ABS process from securing FPIC to conducting of R&D up until the commercialization of research products and to the sharing of benefits down to local communities.
To detail out the project concept into a full blown project proposal, the GEF has provided a project preparation grant (PPG). This grant aims to prepare and develop the following documents for final submission and approval by the GEF:
UNDP seeks the services of an International Team Leader for the PPG who will be responsible for the formulation of the Project Document (ProDoc) and CEO Endorsement Request for the “Implementing the National Framework on Access andBenefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the Philippines”. He will see to it that the ProDoc satisfies the requirements of the GEF and meets the GEF document requirements and policies, including Project specific Annexes and supporting documentation. S/he will provide oversight management of the National PPG Team, including the National Lead for Policy and Institution-Building, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist and Enterprise Development Specialist. S/he will ensure that the PPG process and outputs of the PPG Team complies with GEF requirements for project planning and monitoring; data collection, specifically on the description and quantification of the baseline investments; and Environment and Social Safeguards (ESS), gender and Indigenous Peoples (IP) policies through participatory stakeholder consultation. S/he is responsible for consolidating the final baseline/situational analysis for the full-size project (FSP).
For the duration of the contract, the consultant will be part of the Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Team that shall report to and coordinate with UNDP and key focal agencies such as DENR-BMB. All activities supported by this engagement should be cleared by UNDP.
All outputs should be endorsed by the key focal agencies before UNDP issues the certificate of acceptance for the processing of payments.
Those who will be involved in PPG are barred from participating in the implementation.
Duration of Work
The Consultant shall be engaged for 35 days over 11 months.
Home based with one mission to the Philippines. The Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to UNDP-Climate Action Unit Philippines office based in Mandaluyong City but shall be available on an on-call basis.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. professional fees, transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila, reproduction, communications including internet). Domestic airfare, food and accommodation of the team outside Manila will be shouldered by UNDP separately.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the ISD Programme Manager through the ISD Programme Analyst, the International Consultant shall:
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV and Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below:
You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.