Consulting service for Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity


Location : CHINA
Application Deadline :15-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

Background

Note:Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal (download the format in the link provided, Annex H) together with your CV while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading., download link of Offeror's letter is on the bottom of the page.

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Payment for Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity.


Duties and Responsibilities

The project was designed to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity in China. Its objective is to operationalize a replicable PWS scheme in the Chishui River Basin to stimulate land and natural resource use systems that conserve biodiversity and sustain ecosystem processes. This will be accomplished through two outcomes, the first aiming to establish a systemic and institutional framework for PWS development and management at municipal and provincial levels, including the mainstreaming of PWS and biodiversity conservation into relevant policies, plans and regulations. The second outcome aims to demonstrate an operational PWS scheme in a sub-watershed of the Chishui River in Guizhou.

The TE will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and GEF as reflected in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance for GEF Financed Projects.  

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.  


Competencies

  • Strategic technical and intellectual skills in the substantive area with global dynamic perspectives;
  • Leadership, innovation, facilitation, advocacy and coordination skills;
  • Ability to manage technical teams and engage in long term strategic partnership;
  • Entrepreneurial abilities and ability to work in an independent manner;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, with good relationship management skills
  • Strong managerial and coordination skills, including ability to coordinate the development of large, complex projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a highly complex organizational context;
  • Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with multi-dimension partners and people, skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the preparation of official documents and reports;
  • Good knowledge of China’s environmental and socio-economic context.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • An advanced degree in conservation, natural resources management, environmental science or related fields, preferably in PA conservation and management.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience including Project development, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF, such as GEF policy and practices, GEF project requirements;
  • Previous experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
  • Technical knowledge in the targeted focal area(s) including biodiversity conservation, agriculture, natural resources co-management, integrated planning, etc.
  • Expertise in economic and social development issues
  • Good communications and writing skills in English
  • Professional experiences in working in China and with Chinese counterparts would be an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge about China biodiversity and socio-economic background information

 

Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Good knowledge of Chinese is an asset.

IT Skills:

  • Good IT skills.

 

Final selection criteria

  • Technical evaluation (including written test, interview, desk review of technical proposal, if any): 70%(includes 20% of Job Related Technical Expertise; 25% of Relevant working experience; 25% of Methodology & Approach to Assignment)
  • Financial Evaluation: 30%

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the detials at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17w3FEahCWLXkrYPFIL1Dr8q1HrZMOpQT

Offeror’s letter and proposal download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16qHeGEgYdJgpNZFDQ9KvZGnJTxec2PoP


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.


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