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National Consultant - Governance and Climate Finance
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 2021 – 31 October 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 months|
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.
Project Title: NDC Support Project: Delivering Sustainability through Climate Finance Actions in Thailand (NDC Support)
Thailand has submitted ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets for reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent compared to business-as-usual (BAU) levels by 2030, and up to 25 percent emission reductions by 2030 subject to adequate and enhanced access to technology development and transfer, and financial resources and capacity-building support through the global agreement under the UNFCCC.
Along with the opportunity and momentum created by the Paris Agreement comes the important challenge of transforming Thailand’s NDC into tangible actions that lead to long term, zero-carbon and climate-resilient development. As evident in its NDC submission, Thailand will need financial, capacity building, and technical support to regularly prepare, implement, and report on national actions under the Paris Agreement, and more specifically against NDC targets, for reducing greenhouse gases.
Building on UNDP’s extensive foundational work supporting low-emission development and climate change finance, the NDC Support Project will assist the Thai Government to achieve transformational change by using NDC implementation as a mechanism to scale up investments in inclusive, gender-responsive climate actions that help achieve NDC targets and, through this, deliver on the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment:
In the governance structure of Thailand, the National Parliament plays a critical role in the overall accountability framework. By making public spending more transparent and enhancing the flow and interpretation of information on climate spending, Parliamentarians’ role is crucial inmaking budget decisions and holding the government accountable for its spending. This includes addressing the quality of climate spending together with its effectiveness and delivery.
Parliamentarians have a mandate to oversee the actions of the spending agencies and are well-positioned to advocate for accelerated action and policy change, particularly through the budget process. They can also raise questions on whether funds allocated in the budget are adequate to adapt to climate change impacts for achieving the goal of a sustainable development path for the country. They can, directly and indirectly, influence the content of the budget to encourage more resources and incentives for addressing climate change. As elected members who represent the needs of their constituencies, they can advocate for more effective and targeted budget allocations, for climate-vulnerable areas and populations.
To improve the effectiveness of the Parliament to scrutinize the budget more effectively from a climate change lens, a Climate Finance Handbook for Parliament will be developed. It will serve as a practical guide for Members of Parliament (MPs) and parliamentary staff to engage more meaningfully on climate change finance oversight functions. A Climate Finance Handbook for Parliamentarians will also address gender-specific vulnerabilities and contribute towards achieving gender equality and human rights.
Scope of Work:
With overall supervision from the Project Manager – NDC Support and in consultation with the team of advisors to UNDP Thailand and representatives of the Governance of Climate Change Finance team of UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (GCCF-BRH), the consultant will provide the technical support to develop a Climate Finance Handbook to enhance the capacity of the legislators to more effectively scrutinize the budget from climate change lens. The objective will contribute towards achieving the programmatic output of enhanced accountability of gender-responsive climate change-related investments that have impacts on poverty and human rights.
The consultant will undertake the following tasks:
The consultative engagement should include:
Once the Handbook is finalized, lead the training in a capacity-building workshop arranged for the Focal Group in using the Handbook developed, where applicable alter to a virtual workshop in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Governance and Climate Finance Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager – NDC Support and in close consultation and collaboration with other representatives of UNDP Thailand and Global Climate Change Finance Team/UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
Duration: The assignment is for a maximum of 40 days over 5 months between 1 June 2021 – 31 October 2021
Duty Station: Home-based with no travels.
Consultant presence on UNDP premises is not required.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
A consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount in Thai Baht. 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 (including the cost of organizing the consultation and training meetings) 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.
The method of payment is an output-based lump-sum scheme. The payments shall be released upon UNDP’s satisfaction of the consultant’s submission of each deliverable by or before the due dates as agreed with the UNDP Thailand team.
Payment will be made after satisfactory acceptance and certification of the deliverables/outputs in accordance with UNDP procedures 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 before 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
The criteria which shall serve as the basis for evaluating offers is as follows:
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Technical criteria for evaluation (Maximum 100%)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I ToR - Governance and Climate Finance Consultant
***All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78043
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