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Individual Consultant - The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) (For Indian National only)
|Location :||UNEP, New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
Objective / Results of Service:
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Facilitate the collaboration between partners and stakeholders in India including: the TEEBAgriFood political focal point in India; TEEBAgriFood research institutes; the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, other members of the TEEB India Steering Committees; and other stakeholders as necessary.
3. Lead the organization of an inception workshop for the project in India, in collaboration with the national nodal agency for the project in India. Be responsible for successful organization of the inception workshop, including: a) preparation of the above-mentioned background documents, and agenda and a list of invitees; b) overseeing the arrangement of adequate logistical arrangements for the workshop; c) writing a review of workshop outcomes; and d) drafting a policy options summary for the Steering Committee.
4. Convene the first meeting of the Project Steering Committee, chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture or the Ministry of Environment, or potentially co-chaired. Representation will include broad representation of change agents, such as government (national and regional, the latter determined by the geographical scope of the intervention), line ministries, key research partner, agri-business, farmers’ groups, and civil society groups. The meeting of Steering Committee is to use the inception workshop outcomes summary and policy options summary to make suggestions to UN Environment as regards (i) the specific pilot projects that the project will focus on, providing justifications for this selection, and (ii) a host policy institution. UN Environment would then review these proposals and in consultation with the Chair(s) of the Steering Committee, agree the foci and host policy institutions. Following the first meeting of the Project Steering Committee, the consultant will produce a summary of the list of national/local stakeholders, the proposed geographic area for the study, the proposed agricultural value chain, the proposed policy invention, and expected changes envisaged were implementation to be successful – all of which define the foci of the remainder of the project.
5. Under the guidance of the TEEB Coordinator, develop via a participatory and consultative process a roadmap for policy implementation vis-à-vis the scenarios being evaluated by the research institutes through the application of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework. This will include:
b) explaining the nature of the analysis being conducted by the research institutes to these stakeholders/change agents;
c) determining options for dissemination after results from the scenario analysis are available; and
d) developing and providing options that would promote the shift assessed by the scenario analysis beyond dissemination.
6. Work with the TEEB communications officer, and the TEEB country focal point to develop and disseminate outreach materials.
7. Act as national project focal point to coordinate interactions between project stakeholders. Report quarterly to TEEB office on progress of policy scenario analysis work undertaken
8. Lead the organization of a second in-country workshop for the project in India, in collaboration with the national nodal agency for the project in India to discuss methodologies applied and interim findings from policy scenario analysis. Be responsible for successful organization of the workshop, including: a) preparation of background documents, and agenda and a list of invitees; b) overseeing the arrangement of adequate logistical arrangements for the workshop; c) writing a review of workshop outcomes; and d) a summary for the Steering Committee.
9. Convene the second meeting of the Project Steering Committee to discuss outcomes of the second in-country workshop and provide future direction for the project.
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably with a specialization in environmental management, environment and development, sustainable development, agricultural economics, environmental economics or related fields is required. A first level degree in combination with 5 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in government, non-governmental organization, or policy-mainstreaming/research-focused organization with a focus on environment and/or development. Experience working on agri-food issues in the context of India is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Fluency in spoken and written Hindi is desirable.
A lumpsum amount of INR 176,425/- shall be released monthly basis upon submission of monthly progress report as mentioned in the above table.
Prior approved travel expenses will be reimbursed as per actuals in line with UNDP rules.
The consultant would be selected based on the following criteria:
Technical: 100 points
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for Selection.
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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.