Lead International Consultant (LIC) to develop a project to the Adaptation Fund (AF) addressing extreme climate-induced water-related events in Moldova.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01883

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 19 Sep 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 26 Sep 2019
Reference to the project: United Nations Development Programme Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment:
Supporting Documents:
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Terms of reference
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

Republic of Moldova (Moldova) is a small-sized landlocked country in Eastern Europe, exposed to different natural hazards, including floods, droughts and severe storms. In line with climate scenarios, in Moldova the average temperature is expected to increase with 2-3º C, resulting in more acute weather patterns and increased the frequency and magnitude of floods and drought.

The Project aims to improve national and local resilience to extreme water-related events through promotion of sustainable integrated management of flood and drought risks.  International expertise is required to support the project scoping, design the AF Concept and, consequently, develop the AF project Proposal based on thorough situation analysis and extensive stakeholder consultation. During the proposal preparation period, a number of studies and stakeholder consultations will be conducted with the view to further develop a fully formulated proposal. The final output of the international consultant’s work will be the AF project Proposal addressing obtained feedback and ready for submission to the AF.

 

The objective of this assignment is to develop under the leadership of an International Lead Consultant a Project Concept and detailed Project Proposal addressing extreme climate-induced water-related events in Moldova that would completely follow the AF requirements and reflect the draft conceptual framework developed by UNDP Moldova.

 

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Scope of work

The task of the ILC will be to ensure that essential steps in the process of developing the AF Concept and then the AF project Proposal addressing extreme climate-induced water-related events in Moldova in line with the UNDP and AF guidance. 

 

The LIC will develop a detailed project proposal package, including all supporting documentation in the required AF format, with all relevant analysis and studies, and all associated mandatory annexes for submission to AF and will be responsible for coordination with other international / national consultant(s), national stakeholders and UNDP, as needed, and ensuring overall quality of the proposal package.

 

The LIC will be supported by the LNC and a team of short-term international and national consultants engaged by UNDP under separate contractual arrangements. The team of the project proposal development experts/consultants will be composed of international lead consultant, national lead consultant (LNC), and a pool of short term national technical experts in climate adaptation, water environment, monitoring and early warning, water infrastructure engineering, ecosystems, gender and economic analysis, etc.

Under the overall guidance of UNDP Moldova, LIC (acting in his/her individual capacity) will be tasked with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the Interim report including: first mission report; revised project idea, draft Project Concept; Work Plan coordinated and agreed with UNDP Moldova; short information and data gap analysis;
  • Elaborate final AF Concept in line with all the AF Concept development criteria and requirements;
  • Draft of AF Project Proposal with relevant supporting documents/annexes;
  • Final draft of AF Project Proposal with all Annexes including inter alia Procurement Plan; Financing Plan; Detailed Budget; M&E plan.

 

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Requirements for experience

  1. Academic Qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in environmental studies related fields;

 

  1. Years of experience:
  • At least ten (10) years of working experience in the field of the climate change;
  • Extensive experience with preparation and coordination of climate change related projects for vertical funds such as Adaptation Fund, GEF, GCF etc;
  • Demonstrated capability to mobilize resources from vertical funds such as Adaptation Fund, GEF, GCF, etc.;
  • Previous experience of working in CIS countries for climate change adaptation will be an asset.

 

  • Competencies:
  • Good ability in partnering and networking;
  • Proficiency in English, excellent analytical and drafting skills; good knowledge of written and spoken Russian is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal:
  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable);
  1. Financial proposal quoted in USD;
  1. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal will specify the daily fee, travel expenses and per diems quoted in separate line items, and payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should 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 case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the relevant business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.