Solomon Islands Resilient Development Technical Adviser

Application Deadline :30-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :230 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months

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 Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Governance for Resilience) project works with Pacific governments to ensure that countries adapt their decision making and governance systems towards more resilient development. The projects theory of change rests on a core assumption that Pacific Island people will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters if countries manage all development through a risk informed approach. This is consistent with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific which calls for the ‘mainstreaming’ of climate and disaster risk treating risk management as fundamental to all development decisions.

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacifc Website

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify project entry points for risk informing planning and budgeting, particularly partnering with Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination

  • Provide high-level technical assistance and advice to national counterparts and their institutions on risk informing development in relation to strategic planning, legal and regulatory frameworks, planning and budgeting, sub-national planning, public financial management and sectoral activities to support realisation of risk informed development

  • Support development of the provincial climate change resilience building concept, in partnership with Ministry for Environment (MECDM) and Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS)

  • Lead UNDP support to MPGIS on the Provincial Capital Development Fund and associated local government financing opportunities and support/advise UNDP CO on local governance focused programme and partnership development;

  • Analyse and conduct research on Solomon Islands climate and development financing and provide strategic guidance on the preparation of project annual work plan, annual report and other documents of the project

  • Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacifc Website


  • Minimum ten years of experience on issues of governance, development, sub-national governance, sustainable development, and/or resilience, climate change and disaster risk reduction, particularly in the Solomon Islands
  • Minimum Masters Degree in science, governance, development, community development or discipline relevant to environmental management, disaster risk management and/or climate change
  • Familiarity with development planning particularly National Sustainable Development planning processes and linkages with sectoral and sub-national planning
  • Technical expertise, knowledge and programming skills relating to climate change and disaster risk management, including vulnerability analysis and assessment tools, and mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk management into national development plans, policies and budgetary processes
  • Extensive knowledge on addressing risks from a community development perspective
  • Excellent writing and drafting skills and experience of providing policy advice at the regional or national level
  • Knowledge and background in issues concerning gender, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups
  • Understanding of cultural and socio-economic context and development challenges in Solomon Islands

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Masters Degree in science, governance, development, community development or discipline relevant to environmental management, disaster risk management and/or climate change
  • Offerors must send the following documents:

  • CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees;

  • A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;

  • References/links to the past evaluation reports conducted;

  • A brief methodology on how the applicant will approach and complete the assignment; and

  • Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.


    Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.


    Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.

    Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability.

    Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a 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(Daily fees to include IC’s medical insurance costs.), 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.


    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 agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


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