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Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Consultant
|Location :||Home-based with domestic travel, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 July 2021 - 30 May 2022|
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 GCF NAP Readiness and Preparatory Support project titled ‘Increasing resilience to climate change impacts in marine and coastal areas along the Gulf of Thailand’ will be an important contribution to the implementation of Thailand’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP), prepared by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), which provides an overarching planning framework for addressing climate change adaptation.
This project focuses on advancing climate change adaptation planning in relation to marine and coastal areas in the Gulf of Thailand (“the Gulf”). Anticipated extreme events, sea-level rise, climate induced erosion, drought, and flooding are expected to affect local tourism, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, and natural resources as well as create additional stress on land and water resource management.
The project is complementary to other initiatives supporting the NAP implementation in Thailand. Thailand’s NAP identified six key sectors/ thematic areas, namely: (i) water management; (ii) agriculture and food security; (iii) tourism; (iv) public health; (v) natural resource management; and (vi) human settlement and security. This project will focus on addressing gaps of current support programs. The project will work towards improving climate-responsive ‘natural resource management’ (thematic NAP area v) through the integrative approach of enhancing adaptation planning and budgeting in key marine and coastal economic sectors, e.g. targeting agriculture and fisheries (thematic NAP area ii) and tourism (thematic NAP area iii). It will be implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). The overall timeline of Thailand’s NAP implementation allows this project to utilise best-practices and information from the other interventions, and to meaningfully expand the knowledge-base and regulatory framework, particularly for the sub-national level. Also, in perspective to revise and update Thailand’s NAP.
In this context, the project objective is to “Integrate climate change adaptation into marine and coastal area related planning and budgeting”. GCF resources will be used to address barriers that hinder information, knowledge, and coordination for adaptation planning; technical capacities for integration of risk informed approaches in planning and budgeting; and a lack of options to attract financing for climate change adaptation, particularly from the private sector.
The project will be nationally executed as per UNDP Direct Implementation Modality (DIM) procedures and adhering with Readiness and Preparatory Support Framework Agreement reached between GCF and UNDP.
To lay the groundwork for risk-informed subnational level adaptation planning, UNDP seeks the support of a national consultant to conduct up to 4 risk and vulnerability assessments by economic sectors, e.g. fisheries, agriculture, tourism, and/or local areas along the coastal zone in the Gulf of Thailand. The assessments should factor-in particularly vulnerabilities of specific groups and be gender-sensitive. The results will be used and synchronized into design of local marine and coastal resources management and conservation measure, prioritization/selection of vulnerable areas risk to threaten biodiversity, draft local integrated plan to safeguard, protect and enhance marine and coastal areas for incorporating in subnation or national strategic plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment
The objectives of the assignment are to conduct risk and vulnerability assessments for up-to four selected areas and activities and to develop an analysis of gender and vulnerable groups in the target areas (the sites will be determined during the inception phase of the project based on their exposure to climate change impacts, vulnerability of their economic sectors, and poverty profiles).
Scope of Work
Key duties and responsibilities include:
Task 1: Prepare an Inception Report which includes a summary of the context, the scope of the analysis and detailed methodology of risks and vulnerability assessment for key economic sectors (e.g. agriculture, fisheries, tourism and coastal resource and ecosystem, including gender and vulnerable groups) to be used as agreed by the initial scoping with key sector stakeholders and based on initial review of data
Task 2: Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments for up to 4 selected areas and by economic sectors (e.g. fisheries, agriculture, tourism along the coastal zone):
Review the existing national/subnational and sectoral risk assessments (including those referred to in Thailand’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) as well as reports from associated pilot adaptation interventions and assessments of climate change scenarios in Thailand;
Task 3: Prepare and conduct an analysis of gender and vulnerable groups in the 4 target areas to complement the data of the climate projections with bottom-up information to enable the development of holistic and gender-sensitive risk assessments:
Task 4: Present findings and recommendations to key stakeholders. As a complement to the assessment report, prepare a presentation and policy brief that delivers the assessment findings and recommendations in a simplified manner and with an eye towards actionable decision making:
Task 5: Organize training and consultation workshops on design, implementation and validation of risk and vulnerability assessment to local officers of ONEP, DMCR, and other relevant line agencies:
Expected Outputs And Deliverables
All the outputs/deliverables as stipulated below needs to be reviewed and certified by ONEP/the Project Manager at UNDP prior the payment is released. The risk and vulnerability assessments (including the associated reports and presentations) are joint deliverables with one international PMU team member/consultant.
1. An Inception Report which includes a summary of the context, the scope of the analyses and detailed methodology of the proposed risk and vulnerability assessment on key economic sectors to be used as agreed by the initial scoping with key sector stakeholders and based on initial review of data;
2. Reports and maps of risk and vulnerability assessments for the target areas, containing:
3. Presentation and policy brief summarizing the finding of the assessments and recommendations targeting decision makers at national and local level.
Specific deliverables during the assignment are as follows:
The Risk and vulnerability Assessment Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Project Management Unit (PMU), ONEP, and UNDP for technical guidance. The national consultant will work closely together with one international PMU team member/consultant and the 4 risk and vulnerability assessments are shared deliverables.
Duration of Assignment, Duty Station And Expected Places of Travel
Duration: This assignment is anticipated to take place between 01 July 2021 – 30 May 2022, for a maximum of 80 working days.
Duty Station: Home-based with travels to Bangkok and intermittently participate in four selected areas to conduct consultations with local stakeholders.
For any unforeseen official mission apart from this TOR mentioned, the Consultant will be requested to submit the concept note of mission for approval by UNDP prior to undertaking any mission. Travels will be authorized by UNDP as and when required
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on 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, 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.
The method of payment is an output-based lump-sum scheme. The payments shall be released upon UNDP’s satisfaction of the consultant’s submission of each deliverable by or before the due dates as agreed with the UNDP Thailand team.
Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages.
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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
The criteria which shall serve as the basis for evaluating offers is as follows:
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Technical criteria for evaluation (Maximum 100%)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract
Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - TOR Vulnerability Assessment Consultant
***All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78624
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