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|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||19-May-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 June - 31 December 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 45 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.
Corruption is widely recognized as a key enabler of wildlife crime. From the poaching of the animal to its sale, from the transportation to the issuance of licenses to captive breeding facilities, the value chain of the illegal wildlife trade is highly exposed to illicit facilitation by public officials as well as collusion with private sector entities. Effective strategies to prevent and combat corruption require the identification and prioritization of risks, the development of concrete anti-corruption measures to address these risks and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to guarantee accountability.
Like all countries exposed to wildlife trafficking, Thailand has recently experienced some incidents of corruption by public officials. For example, in 2018 a public prosecutor was sentenced to 4 years in prison for an attempt to smuggle rhino horns through the Bangkok international airport. Also in 2018, a quarantine official working at the same airport was caught trying to transport a suitcase of rhino horns in what appeared to be a well-organized smuggling operation facilitated by corruption. For this reason the Thailand National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has established the Bureau for Natural Resources and Environmental Corruption Inquiry (BNEI) with a view to conduct inquiries against mid- to high-ranking public officials committing corruption relating to forests, water resources, wild animals and plants. As one of the newest bureaus at NACC (established on 9 December 2018), the BNEI is already staffed with 28 officers and is currently investigating a number of cases largely related to fraudulent land acquisitions or trespassing. BNEI has yet to initiate a wildlife case investigation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of the overall assignment is to liaise between UNODC and the NACC and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) respectively to help facilitate the following activities:
Scope of Work
Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator of the Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (Bangkok, Thailand), the Liaison Officer will collaborate with relevant authorities and assist with the following tasks:
Ensuring that all deliverables mentioned in these terms of reference are submitted in a timely and satisfactory manner and in line with the quality criteria checklist and relevant to the specific national context and priorities
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Liaison Officer shall perform timely, satisfactory, and high-quality delivery of the outputs stated in below table as assessed by the Regional Programme Coordinator.
The incumbent shall be under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator of the UNODC Global Programme on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Duration of the Work
1 June - 31 December 2021 (a maximum of 45 working days).
Bangkok, Thailand with no travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on Lump Sum.
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. 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.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) *and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
a. Technical and Interview (70%)
b. Financial Evaluation (30%)
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 700 points)
- professional experience working with law enforcement agencies or other institutions of the criminal justice system, and
- Professional experience in the field of wildlife crime is desirable, and
- Professional experience in the field of anti-corruption is desirable - Max 280 points;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 343 points (70% of total 490 points in technical evaluation) would be considered for Interview and Financial evaluation respectively.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To download form and related documents, please follow the link below: