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International Consultant – Implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plan and finance solutions for Thailand
|Location :||Home-based in Thailand with travel required, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||03-Apr-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 April 2020 to 31 March 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 with maximum of 180 working days.|
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is a global platform managed by UNDP seeking to improve the management of biodiversity through an enhanced understanding and use of finance solutions.
Objective of The Assignment:
The objective of this assignment of the International Consultant is to support BIOFIN Thailand in implemention of prioritised finance solutions. In close consultation with (i) the National Steering Committee of BIOFIN Thailand, (ii) BIOFIN Project Management Unit of UNDP Thailand and (iii) Global BIOFIN Core Team, the International Consultant will coordinate with BIOFIN Thailand to initiate activities related to the country implementation strategy/ pilot projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:
The International Consultant will provide technical and implementation support to the BIOFIN Team in Thailand, monitoring and evaluation, as well as advocacy, communication and knowledge management work. Under the supervision of the National BIOFIN Project Manager, the scope of work is as follows:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The International consultant will be responsible for major tasks with expected deliverables/products and due dates as follows:
1st deliverable: Developing key documents, briefs and presentations related to BIOFIN Thailand’s participation in the international conference ‘BIOFIN’s Global Conference for Biodiversity Finance’ on 15th , 22nd and 29th April 2020 (Virtual Conference); ; by 10 April 2020
2nd deliverable: Co-developing process of support in designing the partnership instruments—consortium or working group among line agencies to implement the finance solution ‘local government units’ budgeting for biodiversity’ in 5 regional hubs nationwide and providing support on the celebration of International Biodiversity Day on 22 May in Thailand; by 15 May 2020
3rd deliverable: Leading the development of the biodiversity listing for the Biodiversity Enterprise Platform – ‘BIOFIN-20/2020’ under impact investment finance solution; by 30 June 2020
4th deliverable: Working with ChangeFusion and other related stakeholders and providing technical support to the design and implementation of the Biodiversity Enterprise Platform; by 31 July 2020
5th deliverable: Submission of progress report on the finance solution highlighting the capacity development for the Biodiversity Enterprise Platform; by 31 August 2020
6th deliverable: Submission of a one-pager/factsheet on BIOFIN Thailand in 2020 with design concept for infographic data for participation at COP15 of Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China; By 30 September 2020
7th deliverable: Providing technical support to technical team members of BIOFIN Thailand on the design and implementation of mini-Biodiversity Finance Plan under the impact investment of Public-Private Partnerships in sustainable mangrove management in Phetchaburi province; by 31 October 2020
8th deliverable: Submission of report with key private sector investment listing and matching potential with the Biodiversity Enterprises to drive the biodiversity finance solution on impact investments forward; by 30 November 2020
9th deliverable: Support in reviewing the annual workplan and budget with the national BIOFIN team and provide any technical inputs for strategic plan in 2021; by 15 December 2020
10th deliverable: Successfully support initiation of a dedicated biodiversity finance unit; by 31 January 2021
11th deliverable: Develop at least 5 policy briefs documenting learning from implementation of finance solutions (e.g., lessons learnt from pilots) to inform policies or institutional changes; by 28 February 2021
12th deliverable: Draft talking points, key messages, PowerPoint presentations, among others, in preparation for events where BIOFIN is invited to speak, to make visible the Biodiversity Finance Solutions for a variety of audiences and platforms; by 31 March 2021
Under the overall guidance of the IGSD Programme Analyst and Programme Specialist, the International Consultant for Biodiversity Finance Initiative Phase 2 in Thailand will report to the National BIOFIN Project Manager in UNDP Thailand and work with other national consultants of BIOFIN Thailand’s Technical Advisory Team. S/he will also share monthly progress reports with the National BIOFIN Project Manager.
Duration of the Work:
8 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 with maximum of 180 working days.
Home-based in Thailand with travel required.
*Expected places of Travel: Pilot project sites in Thailand, attending related BIOFIN workshops organized by UNDP and participating as resources persons of BIOFIN Thailand in any related conference.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The International Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be advanced by the consultant and be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed once the mission is completed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Koh Tao Island and return shall be covered by UNDP.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The combined scoring method where the qualifications and/or methodology will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30% shall be adopted.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria:
Total score = Technical Score + Financial Score
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%], maximum 70 points
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%], maximum 30 points.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation (30%).
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified
Annex I TOR International Consultant - Implementation of BFP and FS for Thailand
All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=64477
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org under Subject : JobAds 90903 - International Consultant – Implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plan and finance solutions for Thailand
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.