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International Consultant to undertake Climate Scenarios, Socio Economic and Vulnerability Analysis in Liberia
|Lieu :||Monorovia, LIBERIA|
|Date limite de candidature :||09-Dec-19 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)|
|Type de contrat :||Individual Contract|
|Niveau du poste :||International Consultant|
|Langues requises :||Anglais|
|Date de commencement :|
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
|Durée du contrat initial||30 Days Spread over 3 Months|
|Durée prévue de la mission :||30 Days Spread over 3 Months|
Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.
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The Republic of Liberia’s economy, population, and environment are highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. A range of studies, including the Republic of Liberia’s Initial National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) notes that the impacts of climate change are expected to intensify as changes in temperature and precipitation affect economic activity.
In order to respond to the risks posed by climate change, there is a need to conduct and update relevant climate vulnerability and risk assessment and disaster risks assessment in the key sectors. Additionally, it is also important to assess the socio-economic and vulnerability analysis of impacts of climate change in the country.
The National Adaptation Plans (NAP) is a Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project "To advance the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process for medium-term investment planning in climate-sensitive sectors (i.e. agriculture, energy, waste management, forestry and health) and coastal areas in Liberia". The project has duration of two years. The activities in this project focus on four components:
1. Strengthening institutional frameworks and coordination for implementation of the NAPs process
2. Expansion of the knowledge base for scaling up adaptation
3. Building capacity for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning, and budgeting processes and systems
4. Formulation of financing mechanisms for scaling up adaptation
The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Environmental Protection Agency and its National Climate Change Secretariat. Key government partners are Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, National Disaster Management Agency, National Port Authority of Liberia, Liberia Maritime Authority, National Fisheries & Aquaculture Authority, Liberia National Department of Meteorology, Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services and University of Liberia.
Overall, the project will contribute Fund level impact towards output A.5 --“Strengthened institutional and regulatory systems for climate responsive planning and development
The expected outputs are derived from the government of Liberia’s NAP formulation and implementation note issued in 2016, following national stakeholder consultations held during the launch of the NAP process in April 2015.
In this context, UNDP is specifically supporting Liberia to integrate its critical sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process. This initiative will provide technical assistance to the country to integrate climate change aspects for the critical sectors within its existing national planning and budgeting processes. The programme will enhance understanding of Liberia on what it takes to address climate change impacts and integrate sectors' concerns into its national planning and budgeting process and in line with existing UNFCCC endorsed framework for NAPs.
Within this overall background, UNDP is seeking an economist to provide Liberia with technical assistance to identify capacity gaps and deliver training in comprehensive integrated climate-environment-socio-economic vulnerability assessments as well as economic based appraisal techniques for sector-based and local adaptation investments. The training will be targeted to both general decision makers and more specialized departments in government and national institutions involved in adaptation planning and budgeting, building on key elements identified in the UNFCCC LEG guidelines for the NAPs process. The provision of this technical assistance is intended to support Liberia to inform and guide a medium to long term approach to addressing climate change risks within existing planning and budgeting processes
Devoirs et responsabilités
The consultant is expected to support the achievement of the following objectives
Provide support to consultants in conducting economic analysis for 4 to 5 adaptation projects to be developed under the NAPs
Scope of Work:
The consultant will be responsible for:
The tasks associated with this Terms of Reference are expected to be completed through a combination of (a) home-based preparatory work; (b) leading or participating in country level consultations and; (c) post-mission drafting of next steps, based on the outcomes of the in-country training) to guide the NAP process in Liberia.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Pre-Mission Deliverables (Products/Services)
In country Deliverables (Products/Services)
Post- mission Deliverables (Products/Services)
All deliverables will be reviewed by Lead Technical Specialist- and approval must be obtained.
The consultant will be supervised by the NAP Programme Manager
For the first period of the assignment, the duty station of the work is Monrovia, Liberia with field travels in other parts of the country. Follow up work shall be home based with at least one additional travel to Monrovia.
Qualifications et expériences requises
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period. 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.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF attachment as the system only allows upload of one document):
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.