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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Marshall Islands
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-25

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Environment and Social Impact Assessment Specialist

Marshall Islands

Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an Implementing Agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has been requested by the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (GoFSM) through the Division of Energy, Department of Resources and Development (DE/DRD) to support with the development and implementation the planned GEF Full Size Project (FSP) Micronesia Public Sector Buildings Energy Efficiency (MPSBEE) Project. The objective of the planned project is the improved application of energy conserving and energy efficient techniques and practices in the design, retrofit, operation & maintenance of public sector buildings. The project consists of four substantial components, namely: 1) Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Policies and Regulations Improvements in Public Sector Buildings; 2) Energy Performance Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Sector Buildings; 3) Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Improvements in Public Sector Buildings; and 4) Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Capacity Building in Public Sector Buildings. The project concept, including a project preparation grant (PPG), was approved by the GEF in August 2017, a logical framework analysis (LFA) workshop was conducted in December 2017, and, in February 2018 the PPG Team Leader - Project Development Specialist visited the Federated States of Micronesia for the first time. The project document was submitted for GEF approval in August 2018 and re-submitted in December 2018 post-GEF review. As part of the detailed project design, inputs from an environmental and social impact specialist are required to finalize the annex to the UNDP-GEF Project Document and the GEF CEO Endorsement Request Document.  

  1. To review the initial draft project document of the UNDP-GEF MPSBEE Project and assess the potential environmental and social impacts of the planned project activities (inclusive of those on capacity development and stakeholder engagement), as well as the proposed measures to mitigate pre-determined social and environmental risks. 
  2. To identify and recommend mitigation measures (preventive and alleviative) that are necessary to address the identified social and environmental risks and impacts, and, the proposed monitoring plan for tracking the results of the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures.
  3. To recommend the MPSBEE principles, rules, guidelines and procedures for screening, assessing, and managing the potential social and environmental impacts of the proposed MPSBEE Project activities.
  4. To review and update the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure annex of the MPSBEE Project

To prepare the Environmental and Social Management Plan for the specific project activities that are assessed as having moderate to high social and environmental risks.    

Duties and Responsibilities

The expected outputs of the consultancy are:

  1. Report on the assessment of potential environmental and social risks and impacts of the proposed activities (inclusive of those on capacity development and stakeholder engagement) presented in the draft project document of the UNDP-GEF MPSBEE Project.
  2. Report on the suggested mitigation measures (preventive and alleviative) that are necessary to address the identified social and environmental risks and impacts, and the proposed monitoring plan for tracking the results of the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures.  
  3. Report on the proposed principles, rules, guidelines and procedures for screening, assessing, and managing the potential social and environmental impacts of the proposed MPSBEE Project activities.
  4. Reviewed and updated UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure annex of the MPSBEE Project.
  5. The Environmental and Social Management Plan for the project, specifically targeting specific project activities that are assessed as having moderate to high and social and environmental risks.

Activities for the consultancy will include, but not necessarily be limited to the following (in relation to specific deliverables):

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for more details .Visit UNDP Pacific website  www.pacific.undp.org

Competencies

  • Min 10 years of  relevant and practical working experience with environmental and/or social impact assessments.
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in UNDP/GEF project development, including design.
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and/or other developing countries. Working experience in the Federated States of Micronesia is an asset.

Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree (or equivalent) in on Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering or a related field relevant to the tasks required.
  • Proposal Requirements

    Technical Proposal

  • A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements.
  • A Detailed CV with contact details of minimum 3 referees  
  • Proposed methodology/approach including preliminary work plan (covering deliverables, key activities and due dates). 
  • Financial Proposal

  • A completed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment including Annex A: Breakdown of Cost by Components.
  • Consultancy proposal should be sent via email to etenderbox.pacific@undp.org no later than 25th April 2019 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to procurement.fj@undp.org UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.

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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