National Technical Expert on Industry


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :02-Mar-21 (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)
15-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days spread over 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :March to June 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.


Background

Project Title: Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through integrated sound management of chemicals

Project Description

According to the recently completed “the update of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) of the Philippines,” the Philippines still needs to work further in sound management of chemicals, in particular, the issues of:

  1. inappropriate management and unclear labelling of products containing POPs labelling;

  2. the need for a more comprehensive inventory on the use and stockpiles of PFOS and PBDE;

  3. review of government policies on the new POPs for its reduction and eventual elimination;

  4. necessity of regulatory control of newly included POPs such as Lindane, Chlordecone and Endosulfan;

  5. Lack of awareness and reduction measures of POPs, particularly PFOs and PBDEs, as hazardous chemicals;

  6. Inefficient and in sufficient monitoring of the health impacts of POPs pesticides, PCBs, UPOPs, PFOs and PBDEs; and

  7. Lack of the knowledge and capacity to introduce clean alternative technologies/substances.

 

In light of the above, UNDP Philippines in collaboration with the Environment Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) will be developing a project to be funded under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the aim to reduce POPs and unintentionally produced POPs (UPOPs) through integrated sound management of chemicals by having a sound chemical management practice in place. A Project Preparatory Grant (PPG) Team will be formed to develop the full-size Project Document entitled – “Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through Integrated Sound Management of Chemicals”.

 

The project will also contribute to the implementation of some of the national priorities and strategies in chemical waste management identified through the updated NIP of the Philippines. The project intends to address the intentional use or secondary contamination of POPs (PBDEs, PFOS, PFOA, HBCD, SCCP) in paint, chrome plating, non-ferrous metal, plastic recycling and other related sectors, with the general objective to protect human health and the environment. This will be ensured through technical and financial support to enterprises, and improvement and enforcement of environmental regulations.

 

The first aspect to be undertaken by the project is the revision of the Philippines regulation concerning the use of POPs and PTSs, to make it compliant with the amended list of POPs under the Stockholm convention and to introduce principle of Green Chemistry and Circular economy. The revision will obviously envisage the complete banning of use, manufacturing and import of these chemicals as required by the Convention, giving industries a deadline to comply, and implementing a strict enforcement and a support mechanism for industries who will ensure compliance through the project lifetime by the adoption of a Green chemistry compliant project.

 

Especially because of the current economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the capacity of industry to invest in environmental protection technologies is currently limited. For this reason, the core of the project will be the establishment of a Green Financing Fund (FREEME – Financing the Roadmap for the Environmental Enhancement of Manufacturing Enterprises) which will support firms with loan granted at a very low or null interest rate, provided that the loan is used to implement technologies or activities compliant with Green Chemistry principles or preventing the use and release of POPs. 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives and Scope of Work

National Technical Expert on Industry will have the general role to provide updated knowledge to the team of consultant on the situation of industries in relation to POPS and UPOPs usage, presence and policy. He/She will support the International Project development Specialist, and the National POPs expert the upgrade and refinement of the baseline, baseline scenario and alternative scenario with specific reference to the situation of select industries in Philippines. The expert will also look into the Industries that can be identified as demonstration sectors.

 

The national expert will work in strict coordination with the PPG development team, to ensure quality assurance and timely preparation, so that the finalized UNDP Project Document (ProDoc), the CEO Endorsement Request, and the Core Indicator worksheet will be based on the most updated and scientifically validated information about the industries in Philippines.

 

Likewise, as the project indeed does not envisage specific demonstration sites, but demonstration sectors, consultation with potential partners (for instance, industries applying for a Green Financing Loan under the green financing mechanism envisaged by the project will also aim at identifying a number of potential demonstration site pertaining to each sector, to be listed in the project document. The final selection of the industries to be granted with the green financing loan will, however, be decided only as a result of project activity, in compliance with the eligibility criteria developed under the green financing mechanism

 

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

 

1) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the GEF PPG Expert TeamLeader, including:

  1. Provide the International Project Development Specialist with updated

    information on potential industrial use of POPs, with specific reference to POPs and UPOPs in the Philippines Industries which will be demonstration sites to the project;

      b.   Assist the International Project Development Specialist in the drafting of all the

    technical part of Project Document and annexes.

     

2) Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project

Specific Annexes

         a. Provide relevant quality text sections for the ProDoc package on the aspects

mentioned above;

         b. Contribute to indicator development and the M&E framework, especially the

indicators relevant to the reduction of POPs and U-POPs;

         c. Validating the timeline for engagement activities and how they will be sequenced

(based on the inputs of ICs and other NCs), including information disclosure;

        d. validating resource requirements and associated budget; including securing of co-financing letters

 

3) Validation Workshop (Component C):

          a. Contribute to the validation workshop; and

          b. Support all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop, as appropriate.

 

4) Final Deliverables:

         a. Appropriate inputs provided to the Project Document and Annexes, as agreed

with the PPG Team Leader.

 

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Review and Approvals Required

 

Inception Report including workplan and timelines

5 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Report on situation of industries in relation to POPS and UPOPs usage, presence and policy; setting up meeting with DTI, DBP and LandBank as potential Financing Institutions for Green Chemistry

10 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Identification of demonstration sectors to be included in the Green Chemistry Funding Mechanism

10 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Recommendations and inputs to the Project Document on the Green Financing Fund

5 days

UNDP CO CAP

 

Institutional Arrangement

 

  • For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall work under the supervision of the Climate Action Team, headed by the Team Leader, ably assisted by the Programme Associate, and will provide technical inputs and approve the outputs of the consultant. The consultant will work closely with the PPG team, reporting directly to the PPG team leader.

     

  • The UNDP Montreal Protocol Unit in Bangkok Regional Hub shall be a resource throughout the PPG process. They will provide technical inputs, guidance and quality assurance as required.

  • A Project Coordinator shall be hired to work with the PPG team and liaise with government for the duration of the PPG phase.

 

Duration of Work

 

  • To undertake the tasks and deliver the expected outputs, the consultant shall be engaged for a period of 30 working days spread over 3 months (March – June  2021)

  • Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted.

  • A period of one (1) week will be the estimated lead time for UNDP or Project Implementing Partners to review outputs, give comments, certify approval / acceptance of outputs, etc. 

 

Duty Station

 

  • The duty station is in Manila, Philippines.

  • If local travel is not permitted due to travel restrictions, the consultant is required to do the work online, including spearheading consultations and meeting and the validation workshop.

  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work and travel of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government

  • The Consultant will not be required to report to office regularly but status report on the outputs shall be expected from time to time.

 


Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in meetings

 

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • Initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi- stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills, focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications of the Consultant

 

For the evaluation of the CV, the selection of the successful consultant will be based on the following qualifications. Only those who will obtain a minimum of 70 out of 100 points will be qualified for the financial evaluation.

 

 

Qualifications

Points Obtainable (100 points)

Education

 

Master’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent work experience in fields such as environmental science, chemistry and industrial engineering and management, or related field;

 

(18 points for Master’s Degree, 25 points for Doctoral Degree)

 

 

25 points

 

 

 

Experience

 

Minimum 5 years of demonstrable experience in the technical review of industries dealing with POPs and UPOPs and financing of the sector

 

(25 points for 5years, +1 point for additional year, maximum of 35 points);

 

 

Minimum 3 years experience working on international projects on chemical management (e.g. Montreal Protocol and Stockholm Convention)

 

(21 points for 3 years, +1 point for additional year maximum of 30points);

 

 

Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with government on chemicals management project development and execution

 

7 points for 2 years, additional point per additional year, max of 10 points

 

 

 

 

35 points

 

 

 

 

 

30 points

 

 

 

 

 

10 points

Language

Excellent written communication skills in English. (must be indicated in CV)

Pass/ Fail

TOTAL

100 points

 

 

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

 

The proposed contract price is based on a lump sum amount paid all-inclusive for the actual professional services (indicate daily fee X number of working days), communications, supplies, etc. Payment will be made in installments based on UNDP’s acceptance of the following milestones/outputs

 

% of the Contract Fee

Deliverable/Milestone Output

20%

Upon Submission and Acceptance of Inception Report with timelines

40%

Upon Submission and Acceptance of Industry Report and Identification of demonstration sectors to be included in the Green Chemistry Funding Mechanism

40%

Upon Acceptance of Recommendations and inputs to the Project Document particularly on the Green Financing Fund

 

 

Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.

 

 

 Recommended Presentation of Offer

 

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;

     

  2. Curriculum Vitae, or P11 Personal History Form indicating all past experiences from similar projects, to prove criteria cited in technical qualification. The applicant must indicate specifically his/her role in the aforementioned experiences, e.g, Team leader, team member, Lead researcher, etc. below is a proposed format to be provided, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

     

Activity Conducted/ Project Name

Date Completed

Role in Activity

Client for whom output is intended

e.g. CLUP development for LGU x

Dec. 2016

Team Lead

HLURB

 

    3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.

 

 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

To select the best offer for this post, the combined scoring method will be used where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.  

 

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of same document) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU

 

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see deadline of submissions above.

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only successful offerors will be notified.



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