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National Wildlife Conservation and Management Specialist cum National Project Preparation Grant (PPG) Team Leader Global Wildlife Programme Malaysia Child Project
|Location :||Home-Based, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Oct-20 (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 :||Up to 60 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||16 September 2020 till 31 December 2021|
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.
The Global Environment Facility in its 7th replenishment (GEF-7), responds directly to the GEF-7 Four-year Framework of Programme Priorities agreed by countries at CBD COP-13, as well as the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, 2011-2020. Specifically, the proposed Biodiversity Focal Area is built around achieving the Four-year Programs’ three objectives: (i) Mainstream Biodiversity Across sectors as Well as Within Production Landscapes and Seascapes, (ii) Reduce Direct Drivers of Biodiversity Loss, and (iii) Strengthen Biodiversity Policy and Institutional Frameworks. Moreover, the GEF to continue and further enhance means to harness opportunities for leveraging synergies among the Rio Conventions and other relevant multilateral environmental agreements.
In line with the GEF-7 strategic synergistic programming for Biodiversity, the project ‘Building institutional and local capacities to reduce wildlife crime and to enhance protection of iconic wildlife in Malaysia’, a country child project under the World Bank Group-led Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) will help to address the following barriers linked to the GWP Theory of Change (TOC): (i) shortcomings in the management and financing of conservation areas; (ii) insufficient opportunities for communities to engage in conservation; (iii) lack of expertise and technologies to support enforcement activities; and (iv) ineffective national coordination in illegal wildlife trade (IWT).
Title: Building institutional and local capacities to reduce wildlife crime and to enhance protection of iconic wildlife in Malaysia
The project’s objective is to enhance the protection of three iconic wildlife species and their habitats in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah. Focusing on Malayan tiger, Bornean orangutan and Bornean banteng (as iconic Malaysian wildlife species), the child project will contribute to improving Malaysia’s capacity to prevent, combat and investigate wildlife crimes. It comprises of four complementary components:
Component 1: Strengthen institutional capacities to combat wildlife crime and reduce poaching of iconic species at the national level;
Component 2: Conserve the Malayan tiger and its habitats in the Malaysian Peninsula;
Component 3: Conserve the Bornean orangutan and its habitats in the protected areas of Sarawak; and
Component 4: Conserve the Bornean banteng and its habitats in Sabah.
UNDP, in collaboration with the Government of Malaysia particularly the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Sabah and Sarawak State Governments, seeks to engage a technically qualified National Wildlife Conservation and Management Specialist. The National wildlife Conservation and Management Specialist will fulfil the de facto role as national team project leader and will act as the national counterpart for the International Project Development Specialist@PPG Team Leader. He/she will be responsible for leading the consultative development of the following outputs (refer to approved Project Concept Note dated 16 March 2020_http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/GWP%20CP%20Malaysia%20Project%20Concept.pdf): Output 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of Component 1; Output 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 of Component 2; Output 3.1 of Component 3; and Output 4.1 and 4.2 of Component 4.
Duties and Responsibilities
A.Scope of work
Responsibilities and Deliverables
1.Management of the National PPG team:
2. Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader, including:
3.Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B):
4.Validation Workshop (Component C):
C.Duration of the work
The assignment will require up to 60 working days starting from 16 September 2020 until 31 December 2021.
D. Duty Station
E. Schedule of Payment
Payment to be made based on completed deliverables against the TOR, which will be assessed and verified by UNDP Malaysia CO.
 Note that Travel bans, restrictions and requirements will likely affect the dates and structure of the missions. The above table provides tentative information for mission budgeting/ICs financial proposal purposes only. Flexibility is expected from the selected candidate in terms of the possibility of having alternative mission and consultation arrangements (i.e. online consultations and online inception/validation workshops. Having one single consultation/truth-grounding mission when travel restrictions are lifted, etc.).
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Zoology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Nature Conservation, Wildlife Management & Conservation and Veterinary Science (wildlife) (10 points).
Language required for this assignment is English and Malay.
Evaluation Method and Award of Contract
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted, and successful candidates will be notified.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, aboriginal groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.