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National Consultant - Data Analyst
|Location :||Apia, SAMOA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Nov-20 (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 :||2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||maximum 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.
In accordance with its commitments as a non Annex I Party and as mandated by Article 12 of the UNFCCC and subsequent CoP decisions, Samoa will prepapre and submit its Third National Communication (TNC) and First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) to the Conference of Parties (CoP) of the UNFCCC. The project is implemented by UNDP and the Government of Samoa via the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The project aims to update the information provided regarding national circumstances, inventories of greenhouse gases (GHG), policies and measures undertaken to mitigate climate change, assessments of vulnerability to climate change and steps taken to adapt, and promote increased awareness and understanding of critical importance of climate change to its sustainable development. The project will also increase the national technical and institutional capacities in preparing the NC/BUR and assisting the Government to integrate climate change issues into sectoral and national development priorities that directly contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.
The implementation of the project objectives will support Samoa’s preparation of a high quality National Communication and Biennial Update Report to be submitted to the UNFCCC in a timely manner. As GHG inventories are a key component of both the National Communication and Biennial Update Report, the project will take a learning-by-doing approach, to the extent possible taking into account limited staffs trained in populating and managing the GHG Inventory. In this way, the project intends to catalyze the institutionalization of knowledge among the national participating experts and partner institutions involved in the development of national GHG Inventory, in particular to improve quality control and quality assurance of the inventory’s data.
Given the findings from the last Second National Communication (2010) and the Intended National Determined Contributions (2015), important challenges remain. Although the exercises to prepare these reports have resulted in increased capacities to collect and manage data and information to carry out, for example vulnerability assessments, critical data and information gaps remain. Greater collaboration and institutional coordination is needed to ensure that critical understanding of the data and information needs for all sectors are adequately understood in order to move forward with policy implementation. While financing from the international community is available, it remains fragmented and insufficient at the local level, which is important to the pursuit of better adaptation practices.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has requested UNDP to contract a national expert who will gather GHG data of Samoa and perform analysis. The data analyst will work under the guidance of the Ministry and the Project Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Working under the guidance of the Project Coordinator, the Data Analyst will;
Note: by performance of each above points, the materials/reports should be submitted to Project Manager (PM) for commenting. In case of comments, the expert has to finalize the materials in compliance with the comments and/or to discuss these comments via e-mail and forward the final ones to the PM.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES, DELIVERABLES, AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
All payments will be done upon submission of each deliverables and acceptance by UNDP and the GoS. In order to ensure the assignment to be effective and efficient, the payment in instalments will be applied as below;
The consultant shall receive payment in 3 instalments from UNDP as follows:
The national consultant is expected to state in the financial proposal, a daily working fee only in WST (tala).
The principal responsibility for managing the consultant will lie with the Head of Environment Section of UNDP Samoa MCO and the ACEO of GEF within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Duration of the Work:
The Data Analyst will be contracted for 40 working days for a duration of 2 months.
The Data Analyst will be based at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment under the Climate Change and GEF Division.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation criteria: 70% Technical, 30% financial combined weight:
Technical Evaluation Criteria (based on the information provided in the CV and the relevant documents must be submitted as evidence to support possession of below required criteria:
Recommended Presentation of Proposal:
Interested individual Consultants must submit ALL the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in PDF format:
1.Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex I);
2.Personal CV or P11 (Annex II), indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
3.Financial proposal that indicates the national consultant’s daily fee in WST only (Annex III); and
4.A brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work.
Kindly note you can upload only ONE document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual will sign an IC with UNDP. Incomplete proposals submitted via medium other than the one indicated below may be considered as disqualifed.
Queries about the position can be directed to email@example.com
Due Date for submission of proposals is 23 November 2020.
For detail of Term of Reference and Annexes, please visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=72702