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International Specialist (s) for Designing Fund Options and Structures for Sustainable Financing (Protected Area Management)
|Location :||Home based, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||Initial contract is from 31 May 2021 to 30 May 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 100 days per year with possibility of extension up to three years|
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.
Over the decade, UNDP Cambodia has provided technical assistance to the Royal Government of Cambodia for a range of initiatives related to sustainable financing such as REDD+, PES, and Biofin.
REDD+: Since 2011, through the UN-REDD and FCPF II projects, UNDP has supported the RGC to fulfill all the requirements set by the Warsaw Framework for REDD+, including the development of a National Forest Monitoring System and the submission to the UNFCCC of the National REDD+ Strategy, Forest Reference Level and a Summary of Information on Cambodia’s Safeguards Information System. In addition, UNDP Cambodia is currently supporting the RGC to enable REDD+ nesting (i.e., integrating REDD+ Projects within the National REDD+ Programme) to promote the environmental integrity of Emission Reduction (ERs) from REDD+ Projects and operationalize multiple sources of finance to support Cambodia’s climate goals.
PES: In 2016, the RGC released an official Order (Sor Chor Nor No. 1119) directing the MoE to advance dialogue on PES as a new sustainable financing option to mobilize additional financial resources for PA management. The RGC designated two locations: Phnom Kulen National Park (PKNP) in Siem Reap Province and Kbal Chhay Multiple Use Area (KCMUA) in Preah Sihanouk Province as pilot PES sites. Both pilot sites provide essential watershed services for tourism, industry and local residents and are threatened by forest degradation and illegal encroachments.
UNDP Cambodia has been supporting the MoE for the operationalization of PES pilots as well as the development of a national roadmap for PES.
Biofin: UNDP Cambodia has been supporting the MoE for assessing the feasibility of biodiversity finance (BIOFIN) as financial incentives to support sustainable biodiversity management. BIOFIN work has looked at private and public financial resources used to conserve biodiversity, investments in commercial activities that produce positive biodiversity outcomes and the value of the transactions in biodiversity-related markets such as habitat banking.
Building on the past and ongoing results, UNDP will analyze a range of financing opportunities (including tourism fees, Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and REDD+) and will draw on existing studies on valuation of ecosystem services in the context of natural capital accounting (e.g. the works done by Conservation International (CI), Greening Prey Lang (GPL), and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)). UNDP will support the MoE in enhancing, designing, and supporting the Environmental and Social Fund, and other relevant funds created by the MoE.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant (s) is to support the environment team of UNDP Cambodia in designing fund options and structures for sustainable financing (Protected Area Management) and carrying out the following sets of activities:
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of a post- graduate degree in the field of conservation finance, business development, banking, and/or finance, law, or a related field.
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78310 more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
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Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Proposal: Letter of intertest explaining why they are most suitable for the work
2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
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