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Consultant International Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist
|Location :||DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 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.
A. Project Title: Conserving Biodiversity and Restoring Ecosystem Functions in the Day and Mabla Mountains
B. Project Description
The Republic of Djibouti is a small coastal country in the Horn of Africa, with a total land area of 23,180km2 and a coastline of between 314 and 372 km. Djibouti's climate ranges from arid in the northeastern coastal regions to semi-arid in the central, northern, western, and southern parts of the country.
Day Forest is a mountain forest in the Goda mountain range, located entirely in the region of Tadjourah. Reaching a maximum elevation of 1783m asl, the mountain range is rugged, with high plateaus, cliffs, and steep mountain slopes, intersected by wadis.
The Mabla Mountains straddle the regions of Obock and Tadjourah, c. 60 km to the north-east of the Day Forest. Emerging to the north of the coastal plain, the range reaches elevations of 1370 metres. The Mabla Mountains contain the second-largest area of relict montane forest in Djibouti, with remnant degraded Juniperus procera stands in addition to Buxus hildebrandtii, Tarchonanthus camphoratus, Terminalia brownii, Olea africana, Acacia seyal, A. etbaica and A. mellifera.
The degradation and regression of these forest represents a major loss for biodiversity and the human populations that depend on it. Moreover, it undermines the value of the Goda Massif watershed, a key watershed in the country required by communities living in its surroundings and beyond: local populations have seen the water tables at both the top and the foot of the Goda Massif dry up and flash floods become more intense and frequent when it rains.
The project “Conserving Biodiversity and Restoring Ecosystem Functions in the Day and Mabla Mountains” objective is to protect and restore biodiversity, forests and ecosystem functions and enhance the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in degraded mountain landscapes in Djibouti. The project targeted regions are Mabla and Day Forest.
To achieve this objective, the project will implement the following four components:
The PIF (Project Identification Form) of this project submitted to the GEF (Global Environment Facility) was approved on June 23, 2022. The objective of the GEF PPG (Project Preparation Grant) is to develop the project concept into a full project. More specifically, it is to develop a GEF CEO Endorsement Request package (including a UNDP-GEF Project Document and supporting documentation) for the Medium-Sized Project “Conserving Biodiversity and Restoring Ecosystem Functions in the Day and Mabla Mountains”.
Duties and Responsibilities
C. SCOPE OF WORK
Participate in and support the PPG process, research, field mission, project design development and the preparation of the PRODOC/GEF CEO Endorsement Request package.
D. Expected outputs/key deliverables
The following lists key responsibilities and deliverables of this contract; the PPG Implementation Plan provides further and more detailed guidance regarding the responsibilities of the prospective PPG team and must be consulted accordingly.
1) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the GEF PPG Team Leader, including:
2) Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B):
3) Validation Workshop (Component C):
4) Final Deliverables:
The consultant will be expected to travel to Day in Tadjourah and Mabla in Obock.
F. Institutional Arrangement
The PPG Team Leader will be the lead of the formulation team composed of:
All deliverables will be paid for based on a certification signed by the UNDP Country Office Program Specialist. Deliverables must be approved by the RTA as well.
G. Duration of the Work and Duty Station
Duration of assignment: 40 working days
Functional / Technical Knowledge:
Required Skills and Experience
H. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
ANNEX 1- OFFEROR LETTER / OFFRE FINANCIERE
you can upload your documentation in one time in one PDF or WORD file.
For any clarification regarding this assignment, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the vacancy announcement in the subject line no later than 09 octobre 2022 at 10:00 (local time in Djibouti). Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. The UNDP Procurement unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.