UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES) underpin UNDP’s commitment to mainstream social and environmental sustainability in our Programmes and Projects to support sustainable development. The objectives of the standards are to:
A key mechanism to ensure these standards are applied is through UNDP’s project-level Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) which is a requirement for all proposed projects with a budget of $500,000 or more. The objectives of the SESP are to: (a) Integrate the SES Overarching Principles (human rights, gender equality and environmental sustainability); (b) Identify potential social and environmental risks and their significance; (c) Determine the Project’s risk category (Low, Moderate, High); and (d) Determine the level of social and environmental assessment and management required to address potential risks and impacts.
The UNDP-GEF Unit is preparing a number of projects for urgent submission to external donors.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP-GEF is seeking the services of a second expert safeguards consultant to provide technical support to ensure that a number of projects under development (approximately 6) are designed to avoid potential social and environmental risks, and when avoidance is not possible, to ensure that proper assessment will be conducted and management measures are put in place. This will include a detailed review and screening of project concepts to identify likely environmental and social risks, recommend ways in which to avoid such risks, and develop sound project-specific assessment and management measures and plans consistent with the requirements of the UNDP SES. All documents necessary to ensure full compliance with UNDP’s SES will be prepared.
Scope of Work
The consultant will be responsible for the following activities:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Complete UNDP’s SESP for up to 15 countries depending on the need and request from Country Offices: countries to be identified.
The consultant will report to the UNDP- Head of Climate Change Adaptation or his designate as directed. He/she will work closely with other staff in the UNDP BRH, UNDP Country Office staff and project/government counterparts as appropriate.
Review Time Required : 15 days
Contract Duration: 1 November 2016 – 15 October 2017
Duty Station: Home-based
Travel: The incumbent may be required to travel. Destination shall be assigned and approved prior to travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Excellence in English language is required.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee.
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.
Payment of travel costs including tickets, living allowance, terminal expenses and other travel related cost should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel. The consultant may need to arrange air ticket cost and it shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceed the price quoted by UNDP‘s travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Cumulative analysis.
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%).
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 500 points) :
Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Only the top 3 candidates obtaining at least 70% or more of the total technical points (education, experience, and languages) will be considered for the interview and financial evaluation.
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.
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