SGP Technical Specialist - National - Part Time Basis


Localidad : Colombo - Homebased with a few field travel, Sri Lanka
Fecha límite de postulación :15-Feb-18 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
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)
01-Mar-2018
Duración del contrato inicial :01 March to 31 December 2018 - 8 days over nine months starting from 01 March 2018
Duración esperada del puesto :8 Days per month over nine months starting from 01 March 2018 to 31 December 2018

Antecedentes

BACKGROUND

The project is aimed at supporting the achievement of global environmental benefits and the protection of the global environment through community and local solutions that work in harmony with local, national and global action.  To that end, the objective of this project is to enable community organizations to take collective action for adaptive landscape management for socio-ecological resilience through design, implementation, and evaluation of grant projects for global environmental benefits and sustainable development in three ecologically sensitive landscapes: the Knuckles Conservation Forest and its buffer zone, the coastal region from Mannar Island to Jaffna, and the Colombo Wetlands. This will be carried out through participatory, multi-stakeholder, landscape management using the COMDEKS approach.  The proposed interventions are aimed at enhancing social and ecological resilience through community-based, community-driven projects to conserve biodiversity, optimize ecosystem services, manage land (particularly agro-ecosystems) and water sustainably, and mitigate climate change.  The pilots will build on experience and lessons learned from previous SGP operational phases, and lessons learned from the COMDEKS Programme, to assist community organizations in carrying out and coordinating projects in pursuit of outcomes they have identified in landscape plans and strategies.  Coordinated community projects in the landscape will generate ecological, economic and social synergies that will produce greater and potentially longer-lasting global environmental benefits, as well as increased social capital and local sustainable development benefits.  Multi-stakeholder groups will also take experience, lessons learned, and best practices from prior initiatives and implement a number of potential scaling up efforts during this project’s lifetime.

 

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES   

The SGP Technical Specialist will be on a part-time basis to provide necessary technical advisory services on the implementation of key project activities, in particular the organization of the multi-sectoral working groups and policy platforms, the preparation of the landscape baseline assessments and strategies, negotiation of the multi-stakeholder agreements, the selection of the small grant eligibility criteria, monitoring and evaluation of small grant project proposals and their implementation, the formulation and implementation of the landscape-level project proposal for scaling up and replication, and the preparation of the resource mobilization strategy.  The SGP will also provide technical support for the preparation of the project progress reports and the independent evaluation of the SGP.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide advisory services to the SGP Project Coordinator and National Steering Committee on various technical aspects of the project.  The tasks of the SGP Technical Specialist are focused on ensuring that the implementation of the technical aspects of the project is on a right track.

 


Deberes y responsabilidades

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide overall technical advice on the strategic implementation of project activities and quality of project deliverables;
  • Support the organization of technical committee meetings and stakeholder workshops (reviewing and commenting on the agenda, list of participants, meeting reports/minutes, etc);
  • Provide technical inputs on alternative strategies and approaches to address critical situations, emerging or potential risks to project delivery and expected outcomes;
  • Provide technical inputs to the National Steering Committee;
  • Provide inputs on the adaptive management of the project, as appropriate;
  • Review and provide substantive inputs on various technical reports drafted by project consultants and specialists;
  • Provide technical backstopping to the preparation of project progress/monitoring/review reports as well as information releases in accordance with UNDP/GEF rules and procedures.

 

Expected Output/Deliverables

  1. Report on the progress of multi stakeholder partnerships in the three landscapes of Knuckles Conservation Area, Urban Wetlands of Colombo and Mannar to Jaffna Coastal Area;
  2. Report on the technical inputs given in the selection of the Phase 6 grant projects in the bio-diversity, enhancing productivity and sustainability in smallholder agroecosystems and innovative livelihood options and market access;
  3. Report on the technical inputs given to the NSC on the progress of the projects selected in the 3 landscapes;
  4. Report on the technical inputs given in the approaches adopted for the 3 Strategic Projects in the three landscapes;
  5. Report on the technical inputs given at NSC meetings on adaptive management strategies that can be developed based on the above;
  6. Report on the how the projects selected in the 3 landscapes ensures connectivity within the projects and contributes towards a landscape approach.

 

TIMEFRAME

The envisaged time frame  of the consultancy  is 8 days per month over nine months starting from 01 March 2018.


Competencias

CONSULTANT PROFILE 

COMPETENCIES  

  • Good knowledge on biodiversity, Climate Change, Land Degradation and related fields;
  • Capacity to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines;
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation and coordination skills and ability to give sound technical guidance to the programme;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with multi-dimension partners, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of case studies and progress reports;
  • people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, civil society organizations and private sector;
  • Ability to seek and apply knowledge, information and best practices from multiple sectors.


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • The prospective consultant should have Masters’ Degree or equivalent in the areas of Development, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management or related field.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 12 years of  work experience in the development sector;
  • Proven background on development and implementation of biodiversity monitoring, capacity building and project management;
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations and multi stakeholders using the landscape conservation approach.

 

Languages/ Other:

  • Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English;

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work;
  • Updated CV to include qualifications/competencies and relevant past experience in similar projects and contact details of 3 professional referees who can certify your competencies, professionalism, quality of writing, presentation and overall suitability to this TOR;
  • Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combimation of factors including cover letter, the credentials on offer and brief interview (optional) and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP;
  • Please send the Financial Proposal separately to the following e-mail address: procurement.lk@undp.org  stating the vacancy number/position  in the subject line.

 

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL   

All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR

Or

All Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR

Amount in words:(Rs.)

 

Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” in the financial proposal including his/her consultancy and professional fee, daily living allowance during in-country missions to Sri Lanka (USD equivalent of LKR 15,100 per day), airfare costs (to and from the country of usual residence of the Consultant, via economy class on the most economical/direct route), any additional HR cost (as required) such as translators and field assistants, communication cost such as telephone/internet usage, printing cost,  ad-hoc costs, stationery costs, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant.

 

The UNDP will provide and cover the following costs:

Actual costs for travels outside duty station will be reimbursed. The UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant or institution.

For an Individual Contractor who is of 62 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided.  Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. However, this is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts. 

 

PAYMENT FOR SERVICES

Payment Milestones will be as follows:

The vendor shall receive payments in instalments from UNDP as follows:

  • 30% on submission of 1 & 2  

1. Report on the progress of multi stakeholder partnerships in the three landscapes of Knuckles Conservation Area, Urban Wetlands of Colombo and Mannar to Jaffna Coastal Area;

2. Report on the technical inputs given in the selection of the Phase 6 grant projects in the bio-diversity, enhancing productivity and sustainability in smallholder agroecosystems and innovative livelihood options and market access.

  • 40% on submission of 3 & 4

3. Report on the technical inputs given to the NSC on the progress of the projects selected in the 3 landscapes;

4. Report on the technical inputs given in the approaches adopted for the 3 Strategic Projects in the three landscapes.

  • 30% on submission of 5 & 6

5. Report on the technical inputs given at NSC meetings on adaptive management strategies that can be developed based on the above;

6. Report on the how the projects selected in the 3 landscapes ensures connectivity within the projects and contributes towards a landscape approach.


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