The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
UNDP strives to support the Pacific by coordinating UN activities at country level and through direct policy advice in four key areas: Poverty Reduction and attainment of the MDGs, Strengthening Institutions of Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery and Sustainable Environmental Management. UNDP provides services to the Pacific through the Multi-Country Office in Fiji, Joint UN Presences in Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, as well as projects in each of the 10 countries.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as Global Environment Facility (GEF) implementing agency, is providing support to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology, Solomon Islands Government, rolling out the Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key threats, particularly invasive alien species , and unsustainable land management practices(SAFE Project) ,Project Planning Grant Initiation. The objective of the GEF PPG is to develop the project concept into a full project: Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key threats, particularly invasive alien species and unsustainable land use practices (SAFE project), and is aiming to safeguard Solomon Islands indigenous species and ecosystems from invasive alien species, land degradation, unsustainable resource use and climate-induced risks through effective government enabling and capacity, community participation and resilient blue/green livelihoods. The services of a national consultant are required to cover the blue green economy and livelihood aspect of the project document development/PPG process.
The National Blue/Green Economy and Livelihoods Consultant will lead the technical information gathering on blue-green economic development and livelihoods opportunities and prepare relevant technical documents and project Annexes for completion of the Project Document ensuring adherence of project development to UNDP’s SESP and specific requirements, as appropriate. The consultant will be a socio-economic or community livelihoods expert with hands-on experience of working with communities. The consultant will prepare a detailed work plan to be signed-off by the PPG Team leader.
Under the overall coordination of the PPG Team Leader and working with other team members, the consultant will participate in and support the entire PPG process, information gathering, field visits, project development and the preparation of the ProDoc/GEF CEO Endorsement Request package.
Title: National Consultant – National Blue Green Economy and Livelihoods Consultant
Contract Type: Individual Contractor
Contract Duration: 40 Working Days from February to December 2021
For full terms of references for this position you can find on https://procurement-notices.undp.org/, reference number 75187. Or please contact Procurement Unit on tel: 27446 or call into the United Nations Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor ANZ Building Ranadi, Kukum Highway, Honiara.
Applications must include a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with full recent contact details of three referees, confirmation of interest and availability form, technical proposal and a signed UNDP P-11 form.
National Blue Green Economy and Livelihoods Consultant
UN Joint Presence Office
Ground Floor, ANZ Haus Ranadi, Kukum Highway
PO Box 1954, Honaira, Solomon Islands
Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Additional information including the Post Profile, Confirmation of Interest and availability form and P-11 form is available from the UNDP website: pacific.undp.org/content/pacific/en/home/jobs.html or the UN Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor, ANZ Haus Ranadi, Kukum Highway, Honiara.