SDGs and Environment Consultant at United Nations

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SDGs and Environment Consultant

Location :seoul, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)
Application Deadline :21-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :11d 22h 8m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 February 2019- 30 June 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 100 days

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Background

For 40 years until 2009, UNDP implemented over 270 development projects in the Republic of Korea and played an important role in helping Korea’s successful transition from net recipient of development cooperation to donor, and member of OECD/DAC. Therefore, in 2009, UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Korea agreed on a new kind of UNDP presence in the Republic of Korea, and the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre on Global Development Partnership (USPC) was established in 2011.
This centre constitutes an integral part of the UNDP HQ’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) in New York. USPC represents UNDP in Korea and has three main functions: to work with Korea on international issues, such as the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030; to share Korea’s development experiences with other countries; and to perform pragmatic and policy-relevant research.
The work of the Centre is organized under four pillars: Global issues, Development Solutions Partnerships (DSP)s, Policy research, and Communications and Outreach. Under the direct supervision of the Green Economy Policy Specialist, and overall supervision of the Centre’s Director, the Environment Consultant will support various aspects of the Centre’s environment programme including various DSP implementation to share Korea’s practical policy tools and lessons learned through UNDP’s global network. This will include support towards implementation of environment pilot (DSP)s in the four areas of waste management; waste water quality and sanitation; sustainable energy and energy efficiency; and sustainable forestry.
Based on Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea Environment Corporation(K-eco)’s deep interest to work with USPC on Circular Economy issues, this is an area of work where USPC needs to invest more capacity and staff time. Under the direct supervision of the Green Economy Policy Specialist and overall supervision of USPC Director, this consultant will be retained through end June, 2019, with a possible extension of up to 3 months in 2019 to support USPC’s day-to-day environment portfolio related work as needed

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The consultant will be responsible for:
  • Support implementation of DSP pilots in Sustainable Forestry
  • Follow up on the ongoing waste management, water quality & sanitation and sustainable energy DSPs;
  • Policy research on SDGs and sustainable forestry, water quality, energy, waste management, circular and green economy
  • Ensure adequate follow up steps of DSP preparation and maintaining relationships with main partners including Korea Energy Agency, Korea Environment Corporation, Ministry of Environment and Korea Forest Service and National Institute of Forest Science
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by USPC consistent with qualifications and experience.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Deliverable/ Outputs Target DateReview and Approvals Required Form
1. Policy research on SDGs curcular and green economy, sustainable foresty, water quality, energy, waste management and other related areas;28 February 2019 Green Economy Specialist
2. Ensure adequate follow up and maintaining relationships with main partners including Ministry of Environment, Korea Energy Agency, Korea Environment Corporation, and support the continued day-to-day implementation of ongoing DSPs in the areas of waste management; water quality & sanitation and sustainable energy.30 March 2019Green Economy Specialist
3. Support USPC’s new DSP implementation process in sustainable forestry, including substantive content preparation of webinars, study mission preparation and follow up with govt counterparts30 May 2019
Green Economy Specialist
4. Perform other functions as may be assigned by USPC consistent with qualifications and experience
Ongoing until 30 June 2019
Green Economy Specialist

Institutional Arrangement

The Consultant will report to the Green Economy Policy Specialist, while under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre.

Duration of the Work

1 February 2019 – 30 June 2019 (a maximum of 100 working days)

Duty Station

Seoul, ROK with no travel.

Competencies
  • Strong analytical, research and synthesizing skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills; ability to work independently against tight deadlines.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with required flexibility, mutual support and feed-back.
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills in English.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in environment, public policy, resource economics, international studies or other relevant subjects is required. Bachelor’s Degree with suitable academic/professional experience may be acceptable

Experience

  • At least three years of experience in development studies, or environmental policy or relevant field at the national and/or international level. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for some of the work experience;
  • Experience with sustainable development and political economy related field in a global context and good knowledge of Korea’s development policy;
  • Good track record of high quality research and support for publications on policies relating to sustainable development would be a plus.

Language

  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills in English

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The contract will be based on Lump Sum Amount
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 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. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
  • Deliverable 1- Policy research on SDGs, circular and green economy, sustainable forestry, water quality, energy, waste management and other related areas: 25% of total contract amount
  • Deliverable 2- Ensure adequate follow up and maintaining relationships with main partners including Ministry of Environment, Korea Energy Agency, Korea Environment Corporation, and support the continued day-to-day implementation of ongoing DSPs in the areas of waste management; water quality & sanitation and sustainable energy: 25% of total contract amount
  • Deliverable 3- Support USPC’s new DSP implementation process in sustainable forestry, including substantive content preparation of webinars, study mission preparation and follow up with govt counterparts: 25% of total contract amount
  • Deliverable 4- Perform other functions as may be assigned by USPC consistent with qualifications and experience: 25% of total contract amount

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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved 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 the following methodology;

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%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
  • Criteria 1: Education - Max 10 points;
  • Criteria 2: Relevant experience in development studies, environmental policy or relevant field at National and/ or international level - Max 30 points;
  • Criteria 3: Experience with sustainable development and political economy related field in a global context and good knowledge of Korea’s development policy - Max 20 points;
  • Criteria 4: Good track record of high quality research and support for publications on policies relating to sustainable development - Max 100 points.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for interview and Financial Evaluation respectively.

Documentation required

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:
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex II.
  • 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.
  • Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II. Note: National consultant must quote price in U.S. Dollar that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Kindly indicate the costs related to the 3 aforementioned missions under a separate heading;

Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To download additional document (e.g. TOR, form to complete and submit with application), please click the link below:
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=52532

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.


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