[Re-Advertisement] IC/UNDP/IN-FLORES/087/2021 - National Project Coordinator for PPG Support


Location : Home based, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :24-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :50 working days

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Background

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: 
[Re-Advertisement] IC/UNDP/IN-FLORES/087/2021 - National Project Coordinator for PPG Support (National Consultant) at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78364

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Background

Globally there are thirty-five biodiversity hotspots, covering only 2.3 percent of the Earth’s surface, but supporting more than half of the world’s endemic plant species and nearly 43% of endemic bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species . Indonesia is considered among one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries and is home to two of the biodiversity hotspots: Sundaland and Wallacea. The Wallacea hotspot has a total land area of 33.8 million hectares  and provides livelihoods for around 30 million individuals within regional development programs that results in global economic benefits, however this ongoing growth is also negatively impacting the environment in a variety of ways. For example, both regional population growth and changes in land use patterns has resulted in widespread habitat loss, with further environmental degradation projected as the region continues to experience rapid growth that prioritizes short-term economic gains over long-term sustainability . Moreover, government policies and resource management schemes that have supplanted traditional management systems are introducing new issues stemming from poor monitoring, limited capacity and a lack of political will.

As identified in the GEF-7 Biodiversity Strategy, the five main direct drivers of biodiversity loss are: habitat change, overexploitation and unsustainable use (including illegal wildlife trade - IWT), invasive alien species, climate change, and pollution (The GEF). The goal of the GEF-7 biodiversity focal area strategy is to maintain globally significant biodiversity in landscapes and seascapes. To achieve this goal, GEF investments contribute to objectives identified in the CBD COP 13 Guidance to the GEF, including addressing direct drivers to protect habitats and species and further developing biodiversity policy and institutional frameworks.

Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province is home to several endangered and critically endangered species, some of which are regionally endemic, such as: Flores hawk-eagle (Nisaetus floris), yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis), Tenggara hill myna (Gracula venerate), and Schmutz's worm snake (Indotyphlops schmutzi) . On top of these endangered species, Flores supports a small extant population of Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). The Komodo dragon is a globally threatened species classified as Vulnerable (VU) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is endemic to Flores and can be found in Komodo National Park (KNP) as well as two areas on the Flores mainland, one on the western peninsula (e.g. Wae Wuul) and the other on the north coast (e.g. Longos Island and Riung) . Despite its small range on the island of Flores, an improvement in management schemes tailored towards the protection of the Komodo dragon is needed to ensure the species is not downgraded from its current VU status, signifying its fall closer to extinction. 

Furthermore, some of these species are specifically endemic to the island of Flores, making conservation efforts on the island critical for the survival of several endangered bird and mammalian species, including in addition, the Flores crow (Corvusflorensis), Flores hanging parrot (Loriculus pusillus), Flores monarch (Monarchasacerdotum) and Flores scops-owl (Otus alfredi), Flores shrew (Suncus mertensi), Hainald’s Flores Island rat (Rattus hainaldi), and Paula’s long-nosed rat (Paulamys naso) . These species are highly vulnerable to the pressures of: habitat degradation, landscape changes, overexploitation, climate change, illegal hunting, and other harmful human activities. The marine habitat around Flores, and the KNP, in particular includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges, dugong, sharks, manta rays, and at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles. Strong daily tidal flows combine with nutrient rich upwelling from the depths of the Indian Ocean to create ideal conditions for thousands of species of coral and tropical fish to flourish.

The government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as GEF Agency developed a project concept titled ‘Investing in the Komodo Dragon and other globally threatened species in Flores (IN-FLORES). The Concept Note is endorsed by GEF Council in the December 2020 Work Programme and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) was approved to develop the corresponding funding proposals and project document.

Table 1: brief description of The Project’s objective, grant amounts, components, geographies and PPG team composition

Project title

Investing in the Komodo Dragon and other globally threatened species in Flores (IN-FLORES)

Objective

To promote conservation of Komodo dragon and other globally threatened species in Flores through strengthened and integrated management of multiple use landscapes and seascapes

Components

•     Component 1: Strengthened management and protection of multiple use landscapes/seascapes for Komodo Dragon and other globally significant species in threatened terrestrial and marine habitats in Flores

•     Component 2: Improved private sector, community engagement and diversified financing for biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement across the Komodo dragon and threatened species landscape/seascape

•     Component 3: Knowledge Management, Gender Mainstreaming, and Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Target project sites

•     East Nusa Tenggara – Flores Island

PPG Team composition

  1. International Project Development Specialist (GEF PPG Team Leader)
  2. International Consultant, Environmental Finance Expert
  3. Project Development Expert – National Team Coordinator
  4. National expert in Environmental and Social Safeguards
  5. National Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement and Gender
  6. National Expert in Private Sector Engagement and Environmental Finance
  7. National Specialist for Landscape/Seascape Management/Ecologist  
  8. National Specialist in local governance, participatory conservation and development planning
  9. National consultant to provide PPG and communication support

UNDP, in collaboration with DG Conservation and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Government of Indonesia, seeks to engage a qualified International Specialist for UNDP-GEF Project Development to lead a team of consultants contributing to the delivery of interim PPG tasks (see below) and to develop individual funding proposals and project documents (ProDoc) for the Project, and the corresponding individual CEO endorsement requests (CEO ER) to be submitted for endorsement to the GEF.

The PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.


Duties and Responsibilities

Role: The consultant will provide support to the PPG team to identify and engage with relevant stakeholders at national and sub-national levels, and provide logistic support for organising workshop, meetings, as well as support data and information collection.  Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic it is likely that the bulk of the work might have to be conducted remotely, but costs of a field visit during the PPG has been included in the budget, if travel restrictions are eased.

Responsibilities: the list below outlines key responsibilities and deliverables of this contract. The PPG Initiation Plan for this project provides further and more detailed guidance regarding the responsibilities of the prospective PPG team and must be consulted accordingly.

  1. Coordinate all the consultation meetings for the PPG team
  2. Prepare agenda and logistical arrangements for the national level stakeholder workshop
  3. Prepare agenda and logistical arrangements for local level stakeholder workshop
  4. Seek appointments for the PPG team with government, CSOs and private partners
  5. Assist PPG team with the preparation of the project budget and multi-year work plan
  6. Provide logistical support to the PPG team for field missions, travel arrangement, and any support required to facilitate field mission.

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

Table 2: Required deliverables, estimates duration, fee percentage and required approvals

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated number of working days

 

Completion deadline

 

Review and Approvals Required

1st payment will be made upon submission and approval by UNDP of:

 

First Mission: logistical support to PPG initiation workshop, field visits and meeting with key stakeholders in coordination with other PPG team members 

 

Output: PPG inception workshop report and workplan

 

10 days

 

June 2021

 

UNDP Country Office, RTA

2nd payment will be made upon submission and approval by UNDP of:

 

Logistical support and assistance to consultation meetings and workshops for developing ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes

 

Output:

Report on consultations meeting and workshop for ProDoc Development, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes; including support to PPG team on preparation of the project budget and multi-year work plan

 

25 days

 

August 2021

 

UNDP Country Office, RTA

3rd payment will be made upon submission and approval by UNDP of:

 

Second Mission: logistical support to final consultation and validation workshop

 

Output: Validation Workshop Report

 

 

7 days

 

September 2021

 

UNDP Country Office, RTA

4th payment will be made upon submission and approval by UNDP of:

Report on support to the submission of the documents to UNDP-GEF Directorate for technical clearance and submission to GEF SEC for CEO endorsement

 

5 days

 

October 2021

 

UNDP Country Office, RTA and PTA

5th payment will be made upon submission and approval by UNDP of:

Address comments from GEF SEC

Output: Final report on completion of assignment including documentation to address comments from GEF SEC

 

3 days

 

December 2021

 

UNDP Country Office, RTA

Total

50 days

 

 

 


Competencies

Competencies and special skills requirement:

  • Demonstrable communication and relationship management skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Familiarity with Indonesia’s institutions e.g., Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and stakeholders in the field of Forestry, Environment, Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation, etc.
  • Good knowledge on Komodo Dragon and other globally threatened species in Flores would be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner
  • Capable of working in a high- pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Exercises the highest level of responsibility and be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.
  • Works well in a team
  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks
  • Focuses on results for the client
  • Welcomes constructive feedback
  • Fluent English language (both oral and written) and excellent communication and presentation skills, particularly in the preparation of written documents


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Business, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Social Sciences , natural sciences, and environmental studies.

Years of experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience in relevant fields;
  • Experience working with Government institutions mainly with Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and stakeholders in the field of Forestry, Environment, Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation, etc.
  • Experiences on environment or biodiversity issues especially on Komodo Dragon and other globally threatened species in Flores



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