Roster for Individual Consultants : National Forestry Experts Roster_Ethiopia


Localidad : Ethiopia, Etiopía
Fecha límite de postulación :20-Sep-17 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Desarrollo sostenible y la reducción de la pobreza
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :National Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés  
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
25-Dec-2017
Duración del contrato inicial :Varies from a few days to several months
Duración esperada del puesto :Varies from a few days to several months

Antecedentes

UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience. Drawing on over forty years of experience, UNDP assists countries to implement their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and to integrate environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies; secure resources; implement programs that advance inclusive, sustainable and resilient development, and strengthen livelihoods.

UNDP’s support for environmental management and nationally-owned sustainable development pathways includes the following areas: biodiversity and ecosystem services, including forest and wildlife management and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+); sustainable land management and desertification; water and ocean governance; climate change adaptation and mitigation; sustainable energy use and energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and access; chemicals and waste management; green economy; and extractive industries. UNDP works across these areas to address issues of environmental governance, policy, regulation, capacity development, financing, human rights, gender, technology, South-South learning, and public, private, and civil society partnerships at all levels.

As a leading purveyor of environmental technical assistance and grant financing, UNDP works in 47 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region. UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Multilateral Fund for Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF), Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As such, UNDP offers integrated technical services for needs assessment, program formulation, resource mobilization, implementation oversight, knowledge and results management, and evaluation.

To ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP Ethiopia invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process for including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.


Deberes y responsabilidades

Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following:

Policy and Strategy Development:

  • Prepare policy briefs, status papers on developmental challenges/issues based on secondary review of existing literature for evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue;
  • Develop guidelines and national and sub-national strategy in the areas of institutional strengthening; in forestry;
  • Develop institutional and regulatory frameworks to enhance Suitable Forest Management;
  • Review policy literature in respect of the subject;
  • Formulate strategic national and sub-national development policy and regulatory frameworks; relevant for forestry;
  • Identify barriers and solutions for proposed interventions in forestry;
  • Identify risks and develop mitigation/management strategies in forestry;
  • Undertake institutional context analysis

Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions in forest conservation and development:

  • Prepare conceptual framework/concept note on new area of work/developmental challenge;
  • Provide technical assistance in identification of developmental challenges, target areas, beneficiaries and partners and formulation of implementation strategy for UNDP support;
  • Provide technical support in development of new interventions/projects with implementation (operational plan, monitoring and resource requirement), institutional, financial and management arrangements;
  • Identify issues and barriers, formulate and implement interventions that focus on removing barriers and address issues;
  • Conduct studies on project/program highlights, activities and processes involved;
  • Prepare project documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs);
  • Identify areas/beneficiaries and partners; timing, sequencing of activities; mobilization of finance;
  • Prepare project proposals to ensure innovation in concepts, strategies, theory of change, results-orientation using log frames, and incorporation of best practices;
  • Develop work plans, budgets, monitoring and procurement plans;
  • Review project documents or other project related documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs), for quality assurance.

Research and Documentation in forestry:

  • Undertake secondary research in the new areas of developmental concern based on review of existing literature;
  • Develop research design, research questions and scope of work for undertaking primary research in new areas;
  • Document good practices, case studies, innovations and pilot models for wider dissemination and sharing;
  • Undertake process documentation of models for up scaling;
  • Conduct financial and economic modelling;

Capacity Development/Training:

  • Based on capacity assessment, develop Capacity Development Plan to achieve the milestones identified and address the identified capacity gaps;
  • Develop target specific training tools/tool-kits and manuals based on training needs assessment;
  • Undertake needs assessment and Design demand-driven curricula, conduct and/or coordinate training programmes for various stakeholders;
  • Carry out capacity assessments of public institutions and government institutions for development of strategic interventions for institutional strengthening;
  • Design and delivery of training tool-kits, products etc.;
  • Conduct, facilitate and/or coordinate trainings and workshops;
  • Vocational training on forest base enterprise development and green jobs and forest based business management;
  • Design specialized curricula for TVET in forest conservation and development;
  • Preparation of restoration maps for degraded areas of the country for the future forest conservation and development activities;
  • Design road map for Sustainable Forest Management and guidelines for PES implementation;
  • Undertake forest resource mapping and design management plan;
  • Assess natural capital and evaluate natural endowments in monetary terms;
  • Undertake market/value chain studies and propose market opportunities;
  • Develop business plans for forest business enterprises

Knowledge Management and Communications:

  • Prepare knowledge and communications products related to the projects/programs (Audio, Video and print publication material);
  • Review of knowledge products (subject, design and content);
  • Prepare and publish featured articles and case studies in publications of the UNDP, other pertinent organizations, academic journals;
  • Disseminate knowledge and communications products;
  • Develop literature on best practices and case studies;
  • Contribute to Communities of Practice (CoP).

Monitoring & Evaluation:?

  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of national and sub-national policies;
  • Carry out required independent monitoring and evaluation of UNDP projects;
  • Facilitate community and process monitoring;
  • Undertake Baseline and client satisfaction surveys;
  • Evaluate technical bids;


Competencias

To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Forest Economics;
  • Agroforestry;
  • Plantation forestry;
  • Forest Management;
  • Forest Ecology;
  • Forest Policy, governance and institutions;
  • Forest Industry;
  • Forest Product Marketing;
  • Forest Research and Training;
  • Forest Extension;
  • Forest Resources Utilization;
  • Non-Timber Forest Products marketing;
  • Natural Resource Accounting;
  • Biodiversity conservation and Management;
  • Forest Resource Mapping


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

Education:

  • Degree in Forest Economics,Agroforestry,Plantation forestry,Natural Forest Management,Forest Ecology,Forest Policy and governance,Forest Industry,Forest marketing,Forest Research and training,Forest Extension,Forest utilization,Non-Timber Forest Products marketing,Natural Resource Accounting,Biodiversity conservation and Management,Forest Resource Mapping or any other related field.

Experience:

Following a vetting process, the successful candidates would be placed in one of the following bands:

  • Band 1, Implementation Support: Master’s Degree in forestry with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience;

  • Band 2, Specialist Support: Master’s Degree in forestry with minimum 7 years of relevant work experience;

  • Band 3, Senior Advisory: Master’s Degre in forestry with minimum 12 years of relevant work experience;

  • Demonstrated experience in research, analysis, policy support, programme and project development, project management, knowledge management, and/or monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • Proven experience working with a wide variety of development actors including governments, international development organizations (including United Nations agencies), donors and other funding agencies, private sector entities, and/or civil society organizations including community groups, academia and the media;
  • Previous work experience in Africa is an asset

Language:

  • Excellent oral and written English.

Evaluation of Applicants:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Stage 1: - Establishing a Roster:

Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and will be evaluated as per following criteria.All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum requirements as in TOR and those meeting the minimum requirements will be long listed.

Long-listed applicants will be evaluated through a Desk review and/or interview against the following criteria based on evident in the submitted application:

  • Demonstrated expertise in a minimum of two of the fifteen interrelated areas of expertise listed above - 30 points;
  • Demonstrated specialized experience (as applicable) in policy and strategy development, program/project design, management, capacity development, knowledge management, research and documentation and monitoring and evaluation aspects required for fulfilling the consultancy successfully – 40 points;
  • Demonstrable professional qualifications in various disciplines of forestry – 10 Points;
  • Experience in working with UN agencies and UNDP in the African region on DRR, Climate Change, environment and social development, policy and strategy development and implementation and related projects and programs for requisite duration (Band 1, Band 2 or Band 3) – 10 points;
  • Demonstrated language skills: and ability to write reports, presentations and briefs – 10 points.

Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 70 and above will be included in the roster.

Successful candidates will be included in UNDP Ethiopja Experts Roster for a period of 5 years, in one of the “bands” indicated above. However, the addition of an individual in the Roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.

  • Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above.
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Stage 2:- Evaluation and call off mechanism for specific assignment /Contracting/:

When a request for services arises, the roster manager shall contact the individuals included in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as living allowance, travel cost, etc. The daily fee quoted by the individual during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased upwards for any offered individual assignment(s).

Consultants that confirmed their availability for Specific assignment will be evaluated in one of the two evaluation criteria that shall be clearly indicated in the respective assignment ToR

Lowest price and technically compliant offer:

When using this method, the award of a contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and;
  • Offering the lowest price/cost

"Responsive/compliant/acceptable" can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.

Cumulative analysis:

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation;
    • Technical Criteria weight; [To be determined];
    • Financial Criteria weight; [To be determined]
  • Only candidates obtaining the minimum point on the technical criteria specified on the assignment ToR would be considered for the Financial
  • The individual selected for the deployment will be contracted as an Individual Contractor to the UNDP;
  • The Contract and its terms and conditions are non-negotiable.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter, clearly identifying the “Areas of Expertise” as mentioned in the background section above;
  • Updated P11 and Personal CV , indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references with their email address.
  • Daily professional fee.

Payment:

Payment(s) shall be made following certification by the hiring UNDP Office that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.

Other information:

  • This call for experts is not linked to other UNDP rosters or to a specific UNDP recruitment opportunity;
  • Interested individual can submit the above documents (Cover letter including daily Professional fee, CV & P-11) in one of the following two addresses;

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

Interested candidates are stongly advised to carefully review this advertisement, the procurement notice and ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications required.

Any request for clarification can be sent to:- rsca.icroster@undp.org


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