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Individual Consultant (Coastal Zone Management)- (Open To Indian Nationals Only)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Sep-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Till December 2017 with maximum upto 22 working days per month.|
UNDP is working with MoEFCC to enhance the resilience of coastal communities to climate change through a larger programme under development. The programme envisages combining GCF grant finance with significant leveraged co-finance to initiate and scale up a new approach to cross-sectoral planning and governance of the coastal zone, investing in ecological infrastructure for climate change adaptation – both to buffer disasters and to support resilient livelihoods.
The Programme objective is to enhance the resilience of the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, particularly women, in the coastal areas of India to climate change and extreme events, using an ecosystem-centered and community-based approach. This will contribute to the GCF’s Fund Level Impacts of increased resilience and enhanced livelihoods of the most vulnerable people, communities and regions and improved resilience of ecosystems and ecosystem services, with additional co-benefits through reduced emissions from natural ecosystems.
The UNDP -MoEFCC partnership works at national and state levels to enhance capacity for ecosystem and community-based approaches. The partnership under the developing programme promotes ecosystem and community-based approaches in all of India’s 9 coastal States and 2 island Union Territories. Under the larger programme, specific restoration and livelihood interventions will be undertaken in the target states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha, with learning shared across all coastal states and the relevant districts within them, and more widely in the South Asian region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Individual Consultant hired under the MoEFCC-UNDP partnership will be based at MoEFCC, New Delhi and shall work under the direct supervision of the Joint Secretary, MoEFCC, and Head Energy & Environment Unit, UNDP, New Delhi.
Broad functions to be performed by the incumbent include:
Performing the functions outlined above, the consultant should support MoEFCC and UNDP to analyze policies (domestic/international) related to coastal zone management, prepare policy papers, manage and update information, lead capacity building initiatives, engage with key stakeholders and any other task assigned by the Supervisor. The consultant will submit monthly reports to UNDP duly approved by the Supervisor from MoEFCC.
Deliverable 1: submission of monthly report for the month of September duly approved by supervisor.
Deliverable 2: submission of monthly report for the month of October duly approved by supervisor.
Deliverable 3: submission of monthly report for the month of November duly approved by supervisor.
Deliverable 4: submission of monthly report for the month of December duly approved by supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of proposal:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
Financial Criteria weight - 30%.
Criteria for Technical Evaluation would be as under:
For any clarification please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.