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International Consultant (Social and Environmental Safeguards expert) Community-based Climate-responsive Livelihoods and Forestry (CCLF)
|Location :||Home based and Kabul (One mission to Kabul 10 days), AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||06-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 Months with maximum 35 working days|
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.
UNDP Global Mission Statement
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement
UNDP helps countries to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock. In Afghanistan, a country in conflict, UNDP works for development and recovery choices that reduce vulnerability and contribute a development perspective to strengthen humanitarian and peace-building responses, to strengthen the continuum from relief to rehabilitation and development.
UNDP Sustainability Unit:
The focus of the UNDP Sustainability Unit in Afghanistan is on reducing poverty and creating mechanisms that help the country to cope with socioeconomic stresses resulting from limited human development, the humanitarian crisis and climate change. The unit provides quality assurance for the Community-based Climate-responsive Livelihoods and Forestry (CCLF) which will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
Community-based Climate-responsive Livelihoods and Forestry (CCLF) aims to address climate change induced disaster challenges related to food insecurity, climate change resilient livelihood and forestry. This will be achieved through (1) Strengthened capacities of national and sub-national governments and communities to address climate change impacts (2) Restoration of degraded lands and climate-resilient livelihoods interventions. (3) Natural forests sustainably managed and new forest areas established by reforestation (4) Knowledge management and M&E. The project is funded by the GEF´s Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) with a total budget of USD11 million, including UNDP USD 1 million cash co-finance. The project will be implemented in four provinces Ghazni, Samangan, Kunar and Paktia by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). The project’s proposed duration is from Jan 2022 to December 2026.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist will work with the other PPG team members to deliver the following deliverables.
Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A):
Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory Annexes as well as project specific annexes (Component B): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader, including:
Validation Workshop (Component C):
Analytical skills, communications abilities, teamwork.
Special skills requirements
Teamwork and Communication skills
Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Required Skills and Experience
Master's degree or higher in a relevant field: environmental development, environmental policy, natural resources management, social-economic development, conflict management, or closely related area;
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Unit and technical guidance of the Regional Technical Specialist, the Consultant will provide assistance to the Livelihoods and Resilience Unit in developing project documents and reports for the “Community-based Climate-responsive Livelihoods and Forestry (CCLF)”.
UNDP will provide office space and internet facility, logistical and other support service. The Consultant however is expected to bring his/her own laptop and mobile phone and meet local communications costs (UNDP will provide a local pre-paid SIM card). Costs to arrange meetings, workshops, travel costs to and DSA during field visits (if any), etc. shall be covered by UNDP.
Duration of the Work
The original duration of the assignment is 5 months from 0`/June/2021 until 30/October/2021 (with maximum 35 working days of input) with 1 mission to Afghanistan for 10 calendar days
Home based and Kabul (one missions to Afghanistan for 10 calendar days, depending on situation on the ground).
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal. The consultant shall then submit a price proposal when requested by UNDP, in accordance with the below:
The total Professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
* Technical Criteria weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested international consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Financial proposal, as per template provided in UNDP jobsite (Annex II);
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.