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Access to Sustainable Energy Project - P153268

Local Government Unit Guarantee Corporation | Published September 29, 2016
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General Procurement Notice Country:  Philippines Project:  Access to Sustainable Energy Project(ASEP) Sector:  Energy Grant Nos.: TF A2379 (EU Grant Agreement) and TFA2497 ( GPOBA Grant Agreement) Project ID No.:  P153268 The LGU Guarantee Corporation hasreceivedfinancing in the amount of US$20.24 million equivalent from the European Union (EU) and US$3 million from the GlobalPartnership onOutput-Based Aid (GPOBA) toward the cost of the Access to Sustainable Energy Project, and intends to apply part ofthe proceeds to payment for goods and related services, and consulting services to be procured under this Project. Theobjective of the Pr oject is to increase household access to solar powered electricity within select electric cooperative (EC)service areas. The Project will include the following components: Support to therecipient (LGU Guarantee Corporatio n) to manage the implementation of the Photovoltaic (PV) mainstreaming of Solar Home Systems(SHS) (co-financed by EU and GPOBA); Provision of PV Grants to select ECs as a capital subsidy fordistribution and installation of SHS and impleme ntation of a program of PV mainstreaming (co-financed by EU and GPOBA);and Provision of Rural Network Solar(RNS) Grants to select ECs as a capital subsidy for the developmentof grid-connected solar plants and implementation of an RNS pro gram in remote rural and isolated islands/islets in the Philippines(financed by EU). The following goods a nd consulting services contracts, among others, are expected underthis Project: Supply and Installation of roughly 40,500 SHS units; Supply andInstallation of roughly 14 megawatt RNS; Acquis ition of Program Management and Procurement TrackingTool; Engagement of services of a Transaction Verifier (Firm); Engagement ofservices of an External Auditor (Firm); Engagement of servicesof a Technical Consultant (Individual);and Engagement of services of a Legal/Documentation Consultant (Ind ividual). Allgoods and services required for the Project and to be financed out of the proceeds of the Gra nts shall be procured in accordancewith the requirements set forth in the “Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Co nsulting Services under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011 (revised July 2014) in the case of goods andnon-consulting services, and Sections I and IV of the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consul tants under IBRD Loansand IDA Credits and Grants  by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011 (revised July 2014) in thecase ofconsultants’ services. Specific Procurement Notices for consulting services contracts and goods contracts t o bebid following the World Bank Guidelines shall be announced as they become available in the UN Development Business, on the Worl dBank’s external website, in a national newspaper and in a freely accessible website of the LGU Guarantee Corporation (www.asep.lgugc.com). Interested suppliers and consultants who may wish to participate in the different procurements mentionedabove may contact the address below for additional information about the Project: Agency:    &&n absp;           LGU GuaranteeCorporation &nb;                            Attention: ASEP-PMO Address:              Unit 2801, Antel Corporate Center  ASEP-PMO Address:              &  121 Valero Street, SalcedoVillage ;            Makati City, Philippines Village &n Telephone No: Email Address:  asep@lgugc.com

Human Resources Assistant

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published March 25, 2018  -  Deadline April 4, 2018
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A.Project TitlePaving the Way to the SDGs through Good Local GovernanceB. Project Description As part of its 10-point Economic Agenda from 2016-2022, the new Duterte administration targets to spend 5-7% of GDP on infrastructure. In line with this, there are several nationwide infrastructure programmes that are currently being implemented to deliver basic services to local communities, including the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMG) programme, which is constructing provincial roads across the country.Under the guidance and supervision of the HR Officer/Learning Manager, the HR Consultant ensures execution of transparent and efficient HR services for the Roads Project/Democratic Governance Unit. The Consultant promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and supports to the maintenance of high project staff morale. C. Scope of WorkSummary of Key Functions:Administration and implementation of HR strategies and policiesProvision of HR servicesFacilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing 1. Ensures administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:Full compliance of records management and reports with UN rules, regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework. Project HR business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management in consultation with the direct supervisor and project management, control of workloads of the supervised staff.2. Provides HR services focusing on achievement of the following results:Implementation of recruitment processes including vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, participation in interview panels, writing interview reports, reference checking, and academic certifications. Maintenance of the project staffing table.Maintenance of the rosters including e-rosters. 3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the project focusing on achievement of the following results:Organization of orientations for the projects staff on HR & project staff continuous learning.Synthesis and recording of lessons learnt and best practices.D. Expected Outputs and Deliverables The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the HR services and success in implementation of HR strategies and policies. Accurate analysis and presentation of interview reports, client service and follow-up on recruitments ensuring proper HR services provided for the Roads Project.E. Institutional ArrangementThe Contractor will report directly to the HR Officer/Learning Manager and will coordinate closely with the UNDP ROADS Project Team.F. Duration of the Work 2 months starting April 2018G. Duty Station The Contractor’s work base is at UNDP Office in Manila.H. Qualifications of the Successful Individual ExpertBachelor’s degree with specialized certification in HR. University Degree in HR, Business or Public Administration would be desirable.4 years of progressively responsible HR and/or administrative experience is required at the national or international level.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems.Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.I. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments The payments shall be all inclusive of taxes and travel made within Metro Manila, and made in tranches after the approval of the following deliverables.

Final Project Evaluation (FPE)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published March 28, 2017  -  Deadline April 4, 2017
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This is the Terms of Reference for the UNDP Final Project Evaluation (FPE) of the project titled “Philippines: Climate Change Capacity Building Project in the Framework of the Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECB PHL Project)” (PIMS 4807) implemented through the Climate Change Commission and executed by United Nations Development Programme-Country Office. The project started on April 20, 2012 and is set to end on June 30, 2017. The Global Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme was launched in January 2011 as part of a joint collaboration between the European Union and UNDP. Since its inception, the Programme has grown both in scope and breadth, now including 25 participating countries and providing technical and institutional support through generous contributions from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety or BMUB, and the Australian government..The Philippines is among the countries to be provided support by the Global LECB Programme for their national efforts to integrate climate change into strategies and plans and ensure appropriate linkages between policy making and options for financing. The Global LECB Programme is being executed by UNDP and implemented by the Climate Change Commission through the LECB Philippine Project. The Global Programme will strengthen national capacities to: 1) Develop/establish greenhouse gas inventory management systems; 2) Formulate Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and/or low-emission development strategies (LEDS) in the context of national development; 3) Design MRV systems to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS; and, in a few select countries, 4) Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation actions by selected industries; and 5) Support the design of the associated MRV systems for industrial mitigation measures. In 2015, financing was extended to select countries to support preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. The Philippines is focused on Outcomes 1 to 3. The LECB Philippine Project rationale is consistent with the Global LECB Programme rationale that countries need support in terms of providing technical expertise and assistance in developing capacity of the Public Sector. Capacity development is central to the country’s efforts to tackle climate change. This includes increasing institutional capacities to provide appropriate mechanisms of support and coordination when addressing climate risks. It includes strengthening technical knowledge in order to better understand and make use of climate information, and increasing relevant data and access to data for planning and decision-making. In these areas, the LECB Programme can play an important role in helping the Philippines understand how to take climate change into account more effectively when developing planning strategies and designing and implementing policies. The project includes cross-cutting practices such as gender, poverty reduction and capacity development and is linked with the UNDAF focus for the Philippines. The guiding strategy is for UNDP to ensure the necessary linkages of this national project with the UNDAF in close coordination with the GoP more specifically by: Understanding both the beneficial and detrimental linkages between climate change and development;Using this knowledge to strengthen the national development framework and UNDAF priorities;Addressing climate change related risks and opportunities as early as possible in UN-supported programmes and projects; andTracking progress towards achievement of UNDAF outcomes, including their contribution to climate resilience and low-carbon development at the national level. The project’s activities and outcomes have been designed to likewise ensure sustainability and replicability beyond the LECB Global Programme’s life. The project is guided by existing policies of the government on mitigation. It is consistent with the goal of the Philippines’ National Climate Change Action Plan to “build the adaptive capacities of women and men in their communities, increase the resilience of vulnerable sectors and natural ecosystems to climate change, and optimize mitigation opportunities towards gender-responsive and rights-based sustainable development”. In the institutional mapping exercise conducted by the Project, six (6) sectors have been identified that need climate change capacity building, namely: Agriculture, Waste management, Industry, Transport, Forestry/land use, and Energy (AWIT-FE sectors). While the initial focus was on the AWIT sectors, i.e., agriculture, waste, industry, and transport, the additional funding granted to the Project expanded to the other remaining sectors, namely, forestry and energy. As part of Philippine participation in Area 1: Public Sector Capacity Building on GHG Inventory systems, NAMAs, LEDS, and MRV in the designated AWIT sectors (Project Component 1), the following are the expected outcomes from which the project objectives are directed to: Outcome 1: Robust national system for preparation of GHG emission inventories have been established at a national level;Outcome 2: NAMAs and 4 sectoral road maps have been formulated within the context of national development priorities; andOutcome 3: MRV systems have been designed to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral road maps. Additional support was received for Project Component 2: Enhanced Support Programme (ESP) to strengthen private sector participation in climate change mitigation activities. While the Project focused on the Public Sector in general, project activities and outputs now involve participation to great extent of the private sector as well. These linkages and synergies between the Public and Private sectors will identify opportunities for public-private partnerships to address key climate change priorities under the project in a coordinated manner. In this context, the country will be able to identify the most suitable options to engage the private sector in the formulation and implementation of the project and its activities. With this component, the Public sector can play a key role in the design of policies, regulations and incentives to facilitate the active engagement of the private sector in efforts to address climate change concerns. On the other hand, the private sector can identify and implement concrete actions on the ground, at the sectoral or industrial level, to reduce GHG emissions while ensuring linkages with development needs and economic growth. The expected outcomes of the ESP are: Outcome 1: Enabling environment that accelerates scaling up mitigation has been created/improved;Outcome 2: Private sector has been engaged in defining enabling environments and stimulating investmentsin climate change mitigation;Outcome 3: An enabling environment to encourage the private sector to integrate mitigation strategies into their business plans has been created/improved; andOutcome 4: MRV schemes with support from private sector have been developed. Outcomes 1 and 2 were combined into a single project outcome. Likewise, outcomes 3 and 4 were merged into a single project outcome. Further support was also granted by the European Community for the Intended/Nationally Determined Contribution (I/NDC) Action Plan for the Philippines under Project Component 3. It provides technical assistance to the Philippine government to design, implement and report the results of its carbon emission reduction activities to the UNFCCC. The expected outcomes for this component are:Institutional structure/organization and arrangements for designing, formulating and implementing the INDCs are established;INDC preparation, planning, formulation and implementation are documented/ institutionalized; andSystems to monitor INDC implementation are set up or put in place.The major output for this component is the development of the country’s NDC Roadmap/Framework.OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:This final project evaluation is being conducted to provide conclusions and recommendations about the relevance, impact, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the project. The evaluation should enables UNDP-CO, the donor and other stakeholders to draw lessons from the implementation for future similar undertakings and to assess what are the next steps that may need to be taken to ensure the sustainability of the actions undertaken and by whom. The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the specific project outputs have been achieved and what progress (attributable to the project) was made towards achieving the project outcomes. Specific objectives are:To evaluate the relevance of the project for the main beneficiaries;To evaluate the efficiency of the project and to assess the appropriateness of the integrated approach of the project;To evaluate the effectiveness of the project;To identify factors directly influencing the level of achievement of the desired results;To evaluate the impact of the project;To identify areas in which the implementation mechanism could have been improved; andTo identify the level of the ownership by stakeholders of the project results and provide prioritized list of recommendations for actions (with respective addressees) in case of any identified need for improvement/future similar undertakings.INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT:The principal responsibility for managing this FPE resides with the Commissioning Unit, i.e., the UNDP Country Office.The LECB PHL Project Team will be responsible for liaising with the Consultant to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits, if any.DURATION OF WORK:The total duration of the FPE will be seven (7) weeks.DUTY STATION:The Consultant should be based in Manila for accessibility and availability should discussions/reporting on progress of activities is required by either the CCC or UNDP. Domestic travel contingent upon the scope of work may be required.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of PaymentsSchedule of Payments:The Consultant shall receive payments based on the following schedule:First Tranche - 20% upon signing of contract;Second Tranche - 20% upon submission and acceptance ofthe Inception Report;Third Tranche - 20% upon submission and acceptance of the Draft Final Report; andFourth Tranche - 40% upon submission and acceptance of the Final Report and Comments on the Management Response. Financial Proposal:• Financial proposals must be “all inclusive” and expressed in a lump-sum for the total duration of the contract. The term “all inclusive” implies all cost (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances etc.);• The lump sum is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components.DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITES:The Consultant will first conduct a review of project documents (i.e. Project Document, Project Inception Report, Financial and Administration guidelines used by project team, project operational guidelines, manuals and systems, etc.) provided by the Project Team and UNDP-CO. An inception workshop shall be conducted to clarify the Consultant’s understanding of the objectives and methods of the FPE, producing the inception report thereafter. The Consultant will assess the following four categories of project implementation/progress and produce a draft and final report.1. Project StrategyProject design: Review the problem addressed by the project andReview the relevance of the project strategy andReview how the project addresses country priorities.Review decision-making processes.Review organizational structure of the project implementation team and any technical working groups established (e.g., members, numbers of meetings per year, how they interacted with other sections of the project team).Review approach of technical support provided by “NAMA-net” consortium.Results Framework/Logframe:Undertake a critical analysis of the project’s logframe indicators and targets, assess how “SMART” the midterm and end-of-project targets are (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound), and suggest specific amendments/revisions to the targets and indicators as necessary.Examine if progress so far has led to, or could in the future catalyze beneficial development effects (i.e. income generation, gender equality and women’s empowerment, improved governance etc...) that should be included in the project results framework and monitored on an annual basis. 2. Assessment of Project Results The final evaluation will assess achievement of the project's objective, outcomes and outputs and will provide ratings for the targeted objective and outcomes. The assessment of project results seeks to determine the extent to which the project objective was achieved, or is expected to be achieved, and assess if the project has led to any other short term or long term and positive or negative consequences. While assessing a project's results, the final evaluation will seek to determine the extent of achievement and shortcomings in reaching the project's objective as stated in the project document and also indicate if there were any changes in scope and why. If the project did not establish a baseline (initial conditions), the evaluator should seek to estimate the baseline condition so that achievements and results can be properly established. Assessment of project outcomes should be a priority. Outcomes are the likely or achieved short-term and medium-term effects of an intervention's outputs. Examples of outcomes could include but are not restricted to stronger institutional capacities, higher public awareness (when leading to changes of behavior), and transformed policy frameworks or business environment. An assessment of impact is encouraged when appropriate. To improve learning, the final evaluation will seek to assess the key success factors and lessons learned for each project outcome, including any collateral (unintended) benefits. The evaluator should assess project results using indicators and relevant tracking tools. Key substantive products (e.g., technical reports, training manuals, institutional authorizations, etc.), list of training events (including number of participants, description of institutions, and key objectives), and notable visibility and communications products should be listed as an annex to the report.To determine the level of achievement of the project's objective and outcomes, the following criteria will be assessed in the final evaluation study:Relevance: Were the project's outcomes consistent with the focal areas/operational program strategies and country priorities?Effectiveness: Are the actual project outcomes commensurate with the original or modified project objective?Efficiency: Was the project cost effective? Was the project the least cost option? Was the project implementation delayed and if it was, then did that affect cost effectiveness? Wherever possible, the evaluator should also compare the cost-time vs. outcomes relationship of the project with that of other similar projects.The evaluation of relevancy, effectiveness and efficiency will be as objective as possible and will include sufficient and convincing empirical evidence. Ideally the project monitoring system should deliver quantifiable information that can lead to a robust assessment of the project's effectiveness and efficiency. Outcomes will be rated as follows for relevance, effectiveness and efficiency:Highly Satisfactory (HS): The project had no shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Satisfactory (S): The project had minor shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Moderately Satisfactory (MS): The project had moderate shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Moderately Unsatisfactory (MU): The project had significant shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Unsatisfactory (U): The project had major shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Highly Unsatisfactory (HU): The project had severe shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency.3. Assessment of Sustainability of Project OutcomesThe final evaluation will assess the likelihood of sustainability of outcomes at project termination, and provide a rating for this. Sustainability will be understood as the likelihood of continued benefits after the project ends. The sustainability assessment will give special attention to analysis of the risks that are likely to affect the persistence of project outcomes. The sustainability assessment should also explain how other important contextual factors that are not outcomes of the project will affect sustainability. The following four dimensions or aspects of sustainability will be addressed:Financial resources: Are there any financial risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? What is the likelihood of financial and economic resources not being available once the LECB Global Programme assistance ends (resources can be from multiple sources, such as the public and private sectors, income generating activities, if any, and trends that may indicate that it is likely that in future there will be adequate financial resources for sustaining the project's outcomes)?Socio-political: Are there any social or political risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? What is the risk that the level of stakeholder ownership (including ownership by governments and other key stakeholders) will be insufficient to allow for the project outcomes/benefits to be sustained? Do the various key stakeholders see that it is in their interest that the project benefits continue to flow? Is there sufficient public/stakeholder awareness in support of the long term objectives of the project?Institutional framework and governance: Do the legal frameworks, policies and governance structures and processes pose risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project benefits? While assessing this parameter, also consider if the required systems for accountability and transparency, and the required technical know-how are in place.Environmental: Are there any environmental risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? The final evaluation should assess whether certain activities will pose a threat to the sustainability of the project outcomes.On each of the dimensions of sustainability of the project, outcomes will be rated as follows:Likely (L): There are no or negligible risks that affect this dimension of sustainability.Moderately Likely (ML): There are moderate risks that affect this dimension of sustainability.Moderately Unlikely (MU): There are significant risks that affect this dimension ofUnlikely (U): There are severe risks that affect this dimension of sustainability. All the risk dimensions of sustainability are critical. Therefore, the overall rating for sustainability will not be higher than the rating of the dimension with lowest ratings. For example, if a project has an 'Unlikely' rating in either of the dimensions then its overall rating cannot be higher than 'Unlikely'. 4. Catalytic RoleThe final evaluation will also describe any catalytic or replication effect of the project. If no effects are identified, the evaluation will describe the catalytic or replication actions that the project carried out. No ratings are requested for the catalytic role.5. Project Implementation and Adaptive ManagementAmong other factors, when relevant, the evaluation team considers the following issues affecting project implementation and attainment of project results. However, evaluators are not expected to provide ratings or separate assessment on the following categories but they could be considered while assessing the performance and results sections of the report: Work Planning (Preparation and readiness). Were the project's objectives and components dear, practicable and feasible within its timeframe? Were the capacities of implementing institution and counterparts properly considered when the project was designed? Were lessons from other relevant projects properly incorporated in the project design? Were the partnership arrangements properly identified and the roles and responsibilities negotiated prior to project approval? Were counterpart resources (funding, staff, and facilities), enabling legislation, and adequate project management arrangements in place at project entry?Finance and co-finance. Did the project have the appropriate financial controls, including reporting and planning, that allowed management to make informed decisions regarding the budget and allowed for timely flow of funds? Was there due diligence in the management of funds and financial audits?Monitoring and Reporting Systems. The final evaluation will assess whether the project met the minimum requirements for project design of M&E and that: an M&E system was in place and facilitated timely tracking of progress towards the project objective and outcomes by collecting information on chosen indicators continually through the project implementation period; annual project reports were complete, accurate and with well justified ratings; the information provided by the M&E system was used during the project to improve project performance and to adapt to changing needs; and, projects had an M&E system in place with proper training for parties responsible for M&E activities to ensure data will continue to be collected and used after project closure.Communications. Did the project involve the relevant stakeholders through information-sharing, consultation and by seeking their participation in the project's design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation? For example, did the project implement appropriate outreach and public awareness campaigns? Did the project consult and make use of the skills, experience and knowledge of the appropriate government entities, NGOs, community groups, private sector, local governments and academic institutions in the design, implementation and evaluation of project activities?Management Arrangements. Did Implementing/Executing Agency staff identify problems in a timely fashion and accurately estimate their seriousness? Did Implementing/Executing Agency staff provide quality support and advice to the project, approve modifications in time and restructure the project when needed? Did the Implementing/Executing Agencies provide the right staffing levels, continuity, and skill mix for the project/activities?The Consultant will include a section in the FPE report setting out the report’s evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings. Additionally, the Consultant is expected to make recommendations to the project team to improve future programming and/or similar projects. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant. A recommendation table should be put in the report’s executive summary. The Consultant will make at least five key recommendations, and no more than 15 recommendations total.Expected Outputs and Deliverables:The Consultant/team shall prepare and submit:Inception Report: The Consultant clarifies objectives and methods of the FPE no later than 2 weeks before the FPE mission. To be sent to the CCC and the UNDP Country Office;Presentation: Initial Findings presented to project management and the UNDP Country Office at the end of the FPE mission;Draft Final Report: Full report with annexes within 3 weeks of the mission. To be sent to the CCC and UNDP Country Office;Final Report: Revised report with audit trail detailing how all received comment have (and have not) been addressed in the final report. To be sent to the CCC and the UNDP Country Office within 1 week of receiving comments on draft;Comments on the Management Response: Review the Management Response to the Final FPE Report and provide comments. To be sent to the UNDP Country Office within one (1) week of receiving comments on the draft.Consultant Independence:The Consultant should not have participated in the project preparation, formulation, and/or implementation (including the writing of the Project Document) and should not have a conflict of interest with project’s related activities.Corporate competencesCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences.Functional competencesExperience in working in the private sector, or in an outreach position relating with the government and private sector;Past experience and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior level private sector executives;Strong initiative and desire to succeed, accountable and willingness to be pro-active in identifying suitable companies for BCtA membership and engaging in appropriate business opportunities;Experience and knowledge of the international development sector, e.g. through working at the UN in the private sector engagement and/or development field;Existing work experience in the Philippines and with the Philippines-based private sector organizations/companies, donor partners and UN agencies;Possess strong intellectual interest in economic development and the role of the private sector in driving poverty reduction; knowledge of private sector – development impact assessment;Past international work experience preferred;Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment & to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment.QUALIFICATIONS:

Final Project Evaluator (FPE) of the LECB PHL Project (For Filipino Nationals Only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published June 5, 2018  -  Deadline June 19, 2018
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This is the Terms of Reference for the UNDP Final Project Evaluation (FPE) of the project titled “Philippines: Climate Change Capacity Building Project in the Framework of the Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECB PHL Project)” (PIMS 4807) implemented through the Climate Change Commission and executed by United Nations Development Programme-Country Office. The project started on April 20, 2012 and is set to end on June 30, 2017.The Global Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme was launched in January 2011 as part of a joint collaboration between the European Union and UNDP. Since its inception, the Programme has grown both in scope and breadth, now including 25 participating countries and providing technical and institutional support through generous contributions from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety or BMUB, and the Australian government.The Philippines is among the countries to be provided support by the Global LECB Programme for their national efforts to integrate climate change into strategies and plans and ensure appropriate linkages between policy making and options for financing. The Global LECB Programme is being executed by UNDP and implemented by the Climate Change Commission through the LECB Philippine Project. The Global Programme will strengthen national capacities to: 1) Develop/establish greenhouse gas inventory management systems; 2) Formulate Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and/or low-emission development strategies (LEDS) in the context of national development; 3) Design MRV systems to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS; and, in a few select countries, 4) Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation actions by selected industries; and 5) Support the design of the associated MRV systems for industrial mitigation measures.In 2015, financing was extended to select countries to support preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. The Philippines is focused on Outcomes 1 to 3.The LECB Philippine Project rationale is consistent with the Global LECB Programme rationale that countries need support in terms of providing technical expertise and assistance in developing capacity of the Public Sector. Capacity development is central to the country’s efforts to tackle climate change. This includes increasing institutional capacities to provide appropriate mechanisms of support and coordination when addressing climate risks. It includes strengthening technical knowledge in order to better understand and make use of climate information, and increasing relevant data and access to data for planning and decision-making. In these areas, the LECB Programme can play an important role in helping the Philippines understand how to take climate change into account more effectively when developing planning strategies and designing and implementing policies.The project includes cross-cutting practices such as gender, poverty reduction and capacity development and is linked with the UNDAF focus for the Philippines. The guiding strategy is for UNDP to ensure the necessary linkages of this national project with the UNDAF in close coordination with the GoP more specifically by:Understanding both the beneficial and detrimental linkages between climate change and development;Using this knowledge to strengthen the national development framework and UNDAF priorities;Addressing climate change related risks and opportunities as early as possible in UN-supported programmes and projects; andTracking progress towards achievement of UNDAF outcomes, including their contribution to climate resilience and low-carbon development at the national level.The project’s activities and outcomes have been designed to likewise ensure sustainability and replicability beyond the LECB Global Programme’s life. The project is guided by existing policies of the government on mitigation. It is consistent with the goal of the Philippines’ National Climate Change Action Plan to “build the adaptive capacities of women and men in their communities, increase the resilience of vulnerable sectors and natural ecosystems to climate change, and optimize mitigation opportunities towards gender-responsive and rights-based sustainable development”. In the institutional mapping exercise conducted by the Project, six (6) sectors have been identified that need climate change capacity building, namely: Agriculture, Waste management, Industry, Transport, Forestry/land use, and Energy (AWIT-FE sectors). While the initial focus was on the AWIT sectors, i.e., agriculture, waste, industry, and transport, the additional funding granted to the Project expanded to the other remaining sectors, namely, forestry and energy.As part of Philippine participation in Area 1: Public Sector Capacity Building on GHG Inventory systems, NAMAs, LEDS, and MRV in the designated AWIT sectors (Project Component 1), the following are the expected outcomes from which the project objectives are directed to:Outcome 1: Robust national system for preparation of GHG emission inventories have been established at a national level;Outcome 2: NAMAs and 4 sectoral road maps have been formulated within the context of national development priorities; andOutcome 3: MRV systems have been designed to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS/sectoral road maps.Additional support was received for Project Component 2: Enhanced Support Programme (ESP) to strengthen private sector participation in climate change mitigation activities. While the Project focused on the Public Sector in general, project activities and outputs now involve participation to great extent of the private sector as well. These linkages and synergies between the Public and Private sectors will identify opportunities for public-private partnerships to address key climate change priorities under the project in a coordinated manner. In this context, the country will be able to identify the most suitable options to engage the private sector in the formulation and implementation of the project and its activities. With this component, the Public sector can play a key role in the design of policies, regulations and incentives to facilitate the active engagement of the private sector in efforts to address climate change concerns. On the other hand, the private sector can identify and implement concrete actions on the ground, at the sectoral or industrial level, to reduce GHG emissions while ensuring linkages with development needs and economic growth. The expected outcomes of the ESP are:Outcome 1: Enabling environment that accelerates scaling up mitigation has been created/improved;Outcome 2: Private sector has been engaged in defining enabling environments and stimulating investments in climate change mitigation;Outcome 3: An enabling environment to encourage the private sector to integrate mitigation strategies into their business plans has been created/improved; andOutcome 4: MRV schemes with support from private sector have been developed.Outcomes 1 and 2 were combined into a single project outcome. Likewise, outcomes 3 and 4 were merged into a single project outcome.Further support was also granted by the European Community for the Intended/Nationally Determined Contribution (I/NDC) Action Plan for the Philippines under Project Component 3. It provides technical assistance to the Philippine government to design, implement and report the results of its carbon emission reduction activities to the UNFCCC. The expected outcomes for this component are:Institutional structure/organization and arrangements for designing, formulating and implementing the INDCs are established;INDC preparation, planning, formulation and implementation are documented/ institutionalized; andSystems to monitor INDC implementation are set up or put in place.The major output for this component is the development of the country’s NDC Roadmap/Framework. Objective of the AssignmentThis final project evaluation is being conducted to provide conclusions and recommendations about the relevance, impact, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the project. The evaluation should enable the UNDP Country Office (CO), the donor and other stakeholders to draw lessons from the implementation for future similar undertakings and to assess what are the next steps that may need to be taken to ensure the sustainability of the actions undertaken and by whom.The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the specific project outputs have been achieved and what progress (attributable to the project) was made towards achieving the project outcomes. Specific objectives are:To evaluate the relevance of the project for the main beneficiaries;To evaluate the efficiency of the project and to assess the appropriateness of the integrated approach of the project;To evaluate the effectiveness of the project;To identify factors directly influencing the level of achievement of the desired results;To evaluate the impact of the project;To identify areas in which the implementation mechanism could have been improved; andTo identify the level of the ownership by stakeholders of the project results and provide prioritized list of recommendations for actions (with respective addressees) in case of any identified need for improvement/future similar undertakings.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESScope of Work and Key TasksThe Consultant will first conduct a review of project documents (i.e. Project Document, Project Inception Report, Financial and Administration guidelines used by PMU, project operational guidelines, manuals and systems, etc.) provided by the PMU and UNDP-CO. A Draft Final Report on the FPE of the project was conducted, focusing on the Efficiency aspect of the project. Building on the previous work focusing on Efficiency, the Consultant shall assess in depth the following four categories of project implementation/progress and produce a draft and final report.1. Project StrategyProject design:Review the problem addressed by the project and the underlying assumptions. Review the effect of any incorrect assumptions or changes to the context to achieving the project results as outlined in the project document.Review the relevance of the project strategy and assess whether it provides the most effective route towards expected/intended results.Review how the project addresses country priorities.Review decision-making processes.Review organizational structure of the PMU and any technical working groups established (e.g., members, numbers of meetings per year, how they interacted with other sections of the PMU).Review approach of technical support provided by “NAMA-net” consortium.Results Framework/Logframe:Undertake a critical analysis of the project’s logframe indicators and targets, assess how “SMART” the midterm and end-of-project targets are (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound), and suggest specific amendments/revisions to the targets and indicators as necessary.Examine if progress so far has led to, or could in the future catalyze beneficial development effects (i.e. income generation, gender equality and women’s empowerment, improved governance etc...) that should be included in the project results framework and monitored on an annual basis.2. Assessment of Project ResultsThe final evaluation will assess achievement of the project's objective, outcomes and outputs and will provide ratings for the targeted objective and outcomes. The assessment of project results seeks to determine the extent to which the project objective was achieved, or is expected to be achieved, and assess if the project has led to any other short term or long term and positive or negative consequences. While assessing a project's results, the final evaluation will seek to determine the extent of achievement and shortcomings in reaching the project's objective as stated in the project document and also indicate if there were any changes in scope and why. If the project did not establish a baseline (initial conditions), the evaluator should seek to estimate the baseline condition so that achievements and results can be properly established. Assessment of project outcomes should be a priority. Outcomes are the likely or achieved short-term and medium-term effects of an intervention's outputs. Examples of outcomes could include but are not restricted to stronger institutional capacities, higher public awareness (when leading to changes of behavior), and transformed policy frameworks or business environment. An assessment of impact is encouraged when appropriate. To improve learning, the final evaluation will seek to assess the key success factors and lessons learned for each project outcome, including any collateral (unintended) benefits. The evaluator should assess project results using indicators and relevant tracking tools. Key substantive products (e.g., technical reports, training manuals, institutional authorizations, etc.), list of training events (including number of participants, description of institutions, and key objectives), and notable visibility and communications products should be listed as an annex to the report.To determine the level of achievement of the project's objective and outcomes, the following criteria will be assessed in the final evaluation study:Relevance: Were the project's outcomes consistent with the focal areas/operational program strategies and country priorities?Effectiveness: Are the actual project outcomes commensurate with the original or modified project objective?Efficiency: Was the project cost effective? Was the project the least cost option? Was the project implementation delayed and if it was, then did that affect cost effectiveness? Wherever possible, the evaluator should also compare the cost-time vs. outcomes relationship of the project with that of other similar projects.The evaluation of relevancy, effectiveness and efficiency will be as objective as possible and will include sufficient and convincing empirical evidence. Ideally the project monitoring system should deliver quantifiable information that can lead to a robust assessment of the project's effectiveness and efficiency. Outcomes will be rated as follows for relevance, effectiveness and efficiency:Highly Satisfactory (HS): The project had no shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Satisfactory (S): The project had minor shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Moderately Satisfactory (MS): The project had moderate shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Moderately Unsatisfactory (MU): The project had significant shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Unsatisfactory (U): The project had major shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency;Highly Unsatisfactory (HU): The project had severe shortcomings in the achievement of its objective, in terms of relevance, effectiveness or efficiency.3. Assessment of Sustainability of Project OutcomesThe final evaluation will assess the likelihood of sustainability of outcomes at project termination, and provide a rating for this. Sustainability will be understood as the likelihood of continued benefits after the project ends. The sustainability assessment will give special attention to analysis of the risks that are likely to affect the persistence of project outcomes. The sustainability assessment should also explain how other important contextual factors that are not outcomes of the project will affect sustainability. The following four dimensions or aspects of sustainability will be addressed:Financial resources: Are there any financial risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? What is the likelihood of financial and economic resources not being available once the LECB Global Programme assistance ends (resources can be from multiple sources, such as the public and private sectors, income generating activities, if any, and trends that may indicate that it is likely that in future there will be adequate financial resources for sustaining the project's outcomes)?Socio-political: Are there any social or political risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? What is the risk that the level of stakeholder ownership (including ownership by governments and other key stakeholders) will be insufficient to allow for the project outcomes/benefits to be sustained? Do the various key stakeholders see that it is in their interest that the project benefits continue to flow? Is there sufficient public/stakeholder awareness in support of the long term objectives of the project?Institutional framework and governance: Do the legal frameworks, policies and governance structures and processes pose risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project benefits? While assessing this parameter, also consider if the required systems for accountability and transparency, and the required technical know-how are in place.Environmental: Are there any environmental risks that may jeopardize sustenance of project outcomes? The final evaluation should assess whether certain activities will pose a threat to the sustainability of the project outcomes. On each of the dimensions of sustainability of the project, outcomes will be rated as follows:Likely (L): There are no or negligible risks that affect this dimension of sustainability.Moderately Likely (ML): There are moderate risks that affect this dimension of sustainability.Moderately Unlikely (MU): There are significant risks that affect this dimension of sustainability.Unlikely (U): There are severe risks that affect this dimension of sustainability. All the risk dimensions of sustainability are critical. Therefore, the overall rating for sustainability will not be higher than the rating of the dimension with lowest ratings. For example, if a project has an 'Unlikely' rating in either of the dimensions then its overall rating cannot be higher than 'Unlikely'. 4. Catalytic RoleThe final evaluation will also describe any catalytic or replication effect of the project. If no effects are identified, the evaluation will describe the catalytic or replication actions that the project carried out. No ratings are requested for the catalytic role.5. Project Implementation and Adaptive ManagementAmong other factors, when relevant, the Consultant considers the following issues affecting project implementation and attainment of project results. However, evaluators are not expected to provide ratings or separate assessment on the following categories but they could be considered while assessing the performance and results sections of the report:Work Planning (Preparation and readiness). Were the project's objectives and components dear, practicable and feasible within its timeframe? Were the capacities of implementing institution and counterparts properly considered when the project was designed? Were lessons from other relevant projects properly incorporated in the project design? Were the partnership arrangements properly identified and the roles and responsibilities negotiated prior to project approval? Were counterpart resources (funding, staff, and facilities), enabling legislation, and adequate project management arrangements in place at project entry?Finance and co-finance. Did the project have the appropriate financial controls, including reporting and planning, that allowed management to make informed decisions regarding the budget and allowed for timely flow of funds? Was there due diligence in the management of funds and financial audits?Monitoring and Reporting Systems. The final evaluation will assess whether the project met the minimum requirements for project design of M&E and that: an M&E system was in place and facilitated timely tracking of progress towards the project objective and outcomes by collecting information on chosen indicators continually through the project implementation period; annual project reports were complete, accurate and with well justified ratings; the information provided by the M&E system was used during the project to improve project performance and to adapt to changing needs; and, projects had an M&E system in place with proper training for parties responsible for M&E activities to ensure data will continue to be collected and used after project closure.Communications. Did the project involve the relevant stakeholders through information-sharing, consultation and by seeking their participation in the project's design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation? For example, did the project implement appropriate outreach and public awareness campaigns? Did the project consult and make use of the skills, experience and knowledge of the appropriate government entities, NGOs, community groups, private sector, local governments and academic institutions in the design, implementation and evaluation of project activities?Management Arrangements. Did Implementing/Executing Agency staff identify problems in a timely fashion and accurately estimate their seriousness? Did Implementing/Executing Agency staff provide quality support and advice to the project, approve modifications in time and restructure the project when needed? Did the Implementing/Executing Agencies provide the right staffing levels, continuity, and skill mix for the project/activities? The Consultant will include a section in the FPE report setting out the report’s evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings. Additionally, the Consultant is expected to make recommendations to the PMU to improve future programming and/or similar projects. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant. A recommendation table should be put in the report’s executive summary. The Consultant will make at least five key recommendations, and no more than 15 recommendations total.An inception workshop/meeting shall be conducted to clarify the Consultant’s understanding of the objectives and methods of the FPE, producing the inception report thereafter.Expected Outputs and DeliverablesThe Consultant shall prepare and submit:Inception Report: The Consultant clarifies objectives and methods of the FPE no later than 2 weeks before the FPE mission. To be sent to the CCC and the UNDP Country Office.Presentation: Initial Findings presented to project management and the UNDP Country Office at the end of the FPE mission.Draft Final Report: Full report with annexes within 3 weeks of the mission. To be sent to the CCC and UNDP Country Office.Final Report: Revised report with audit trail detailing how all received comment have (and have not) been addressed in the final report. To be sent to the CCC and the UNDP Country Office within 1 week of receiving comments on draft.Comments on the Management Response: Review the Management Response to the Final FPE Report and provide comments. To be sent to the UNDP Country Office within one (1) week of receiving comments on the draft. Institutional ArrangementThe principal responsibility for managing this FPE resides with the Commissioning Unit, i.e., the UNDP Country Office.The LECB PHL Project Management Unit (PMU) will be responsible for liaising with the Consultant to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits, if any. A tentative schedule of interviews with the stakeholders will be provided by the PMU. Duration of the WorkThe duration of the FPE will be for a maximum of four (4) weeks or 28 days. Schedule of Payment:Financial proposals must be “all inclusive” and expressed in a lump-sum for the total duration of the contract. The term “all inclusive” implies all cost (professional fees, insurance, communication expenses, etc.);The lump sum is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components.The Consultant shall receive payments based on the following schedule:20% upon signing of contract;20% upon submission and acceptance of the Inception Report;20% upon submission and acceptance of the Draft Final Report; and40% upon submission and acceptance of the Final Report and Comments on the Management Response.Duty StationThe Consultant should be based in Manila for accessibility and availability should discussions/reporting on progress of activities is required by either the CCC or UNDP. Domestic travel contingent upon the scope of work may be required. CORPORATE COMPETENCIESCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standardsSensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differencesTreat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudiceMaintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processesFUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIESExperience in project development, implementation and evaluation--particularly in directly managing results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologiesDemonstrated experience in conducting evaluation of multi-year and multi-component programmes and projectsFamiliarity with the norms and issues in early recovery and rehabilitation work in disaster-affected areasAbility to process large amounts and diverse set of data and documents related to infrastructure development, livelihood, resettlement, disaster risk reduction and management, and governanceDemonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skillsStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions with national/local governmental officials, peoples organizations and communitiesDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentDemonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports QUALIFICATIONS:EducationA Master’s degree in agriculture, industrial engineering, energy engineering, environmental planning, environmental science or other closely related field.Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset. Likewise, experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations is an advantage;ExperienceAtleast 10 years work experience in relevant technical areasAtleast 7 years in the area of climate change and environment.Experience applying SMART targets and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;LanguageFluency in written and spoken EnglishSkillsCompetence in adaptive management;Demonstrable analytical skills; Criteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (Financial Proposal Template) using the template provided by UNDP;Personal Curriculum Vitae, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Application requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 19 June 2018.Attachments in this link:- Financial Proposal Template, Terms of Reference and General Conditions for IC. In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

Asian Development Bank - End-to-End Consulting Services Review

Asian Development Bank | Published September 13, 2015  -  Deadline September 21, 2015
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Review of consulting services selection, contracting and contract administration rules and procedures for the Asian Development Bank, based in Manila, Philippines. 6 months of intermittent services over 9-month period, with possibility of extension conditional to satisfactory performance. Please review requirements for the assignment carefully.

Capacity Development and Training Specialist

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published November 23, 2016  -  Deadline December 4, 2016
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Project Title: Implementation of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of DroughtProject Description: The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) has obtained a financial grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the project entitled “Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of Drought”.The SLM project is cognizant of the need for a review of current SLM modules and determine competency gaps in delivering SLM technologies to farmers. It likewise acknowledges that a manual in SLM training would be greatly beneficial in delivering the SLM modules to a larger number of farmers in the country. The project therefore aims review current modules in SLM technology, determine competency gaps in the delivery of the modules, develop a competency development program, and to develop a manual for the training of SLM technology. The objectives would be achieved through partnerships with national government agencies such as the DA-BSWM, the DENR-FMB, ATI, and LGUs to muster their resources and expertise. Major components towards the achievement of the SLM project objectives are the review of existing SLM modules, the identification of competency gaps in the delivery of SLM technology to farmers, a competency development program, the development of a SLM training manual, and the Training of Trainor’s to be conducted for various stakeholders on SLM technologies and the use of the manual.It is for this reason that a Consultant for Capacity Development and Training Specialist shall be engaged under the SLM Project.Scope of WorkThe Contractor is expected to coordinate and interview various national government agencies, LGUs, and other consultants, conduct desk reviews, develop an assessment tool, and conduct trainings.Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Procurement Assistant under Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) Project (For National Consultants only)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 26, 2018  -  Deadline August 3, 2018
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Terms of Reference (TOR)For an Assignment Requiring the Services of Procurement Assistant to be Engaged Through an Individual Contract (IC) A. Project Title: Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) B. Project Description: The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH), through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a project entitled “Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization” (SPAN). SPAN aims to contribute towards sustaining the gains of the Government’s peace process, and in ensuring peace and security in conflict-affected areas by (a) accelerating the implementation of the security and socio-economic aspects of the Normalization Annex of the GPH-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and (b) strengthening the enabling environment for peace, recovery and development.SPAN is composed of four (4) components: (1) Component 1: Support to the Implementation of the Security Aspect of Normalization, (2) Component 2: Support to the Implementation of the Socio-Economic Aspect of Normalization, (3) Component 3: Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Peace, Recovery and Development, and (4) Component 4: Social Healing and Peacebuilding Programme for Marawi.The Procurement Assistant is therefore expected to be able to analyze and interpret UNDP procurement rules and regulations, and assist in providing solutions to a issues related to procurement, while promoting a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented service. C. Scope of WorkThe Procurement Assistant is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems. She/he will:Provide effective Procurement and administrative support to the implementation of the “Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN)”, such as but not limited to:Provision of inputs to preparation of procurement plans.Process and implement the procurement request including preparation and conduct of Requests for Quotation (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or Request for Proposal (RFP), receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations;Review note to file for direct contracting modalities and procurement request forms submission.Contribute to the implementation of sourcing strategy for the project, including pre-qualification of individuals and firms that can supply the project requirements;Coordinating between requisitioners and prospective bidders for queries and clarificationsTaking down of minutes of pre-bid conferences, where neededReceiving quotations/bids/proposalsProviding requisitioners with canvas matrix or preliminary evaluation of the quotations/bids/proposals receivedSummarizing evaluation findings and resultsCommunicating the award to the successful bidderPrepare appropriate contract instruments, and obtaining signatures of vendor and proper authority in UNDPImplementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.Ensure provision of procurement services such as PO preparation; and conference facilities arrangements.Maintain accurate and reliable filing system in the procurement unit; andPerform other tasks that may be assigned by the Team Leader and Immediate Supervisor D. Expected Outputs and DeliverablesThe Procurement Assistant is expected to submit a summary of activities, and accomplishment report to the Procurement Team Leader. Each payment shall be made within two weeks after the receipt of approved summary of activities and accomplishment report.

Consultancy Services for Development of the Philippines Country Programme for the Green Climate Fund

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published February 28, 2018  -  Deadline March 6, 2018
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines invites private entities to apply for eligibility and to submit a proposal for the development of a country programme, a project under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme.The main objective of the assignment is to assist the National Designated Authority (NDA) in facilitating a country programming process and developing the Country Programme for GCF for the period 2018 to 2022. The assignment has four main tasks to be able to carry-out the country programming process and develop the Country Programme for GCF namely: Scoping, Defining Country Programme focus areas, Development of the Country Portfolio for GCF and Draft the Country Programme for GCF.For parties interested to submit a Proposal, kindly obtain the complete set of bidding documents from the following address:The Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development ProgrammeTemporary Office: 7th Floor, Regus, The Ascott Makati,Glorietta 4, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityTel. No. 632.6516645Email: procurement.ph@undp.org The abovementioned Bidding Documents shall be released to all interested participants starting 28 February 2018 to 06 March 2018 only. The Bidding Documents shall contain all instructions on the rules, procedures, dates and other schedules for the pre-bid conference and opening of bid envelopes.UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the proposals, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the proposal and award the contract to the most advantageous offer. UNDP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the proposer for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of proposals, nor does UNDP guarantee that an award will be made.Enrico GavegliaDeputy Country Director

Associate Evaluators for Case Study Development: Assessment of the Implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act (Two [2] Individual Consultants)

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published June 20, 2018  -  Deadline June 29, 2018
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Associate Evaluators for Case Study Development: Assessment of the Implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act (Two [2] Individual Consultants) 1. Project TitleUsing Strategic Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to Accelerate the Implementation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 (Strategic M&E Project)2. Background and RationaleThe National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippine country office have embarked on a partnership to strengthen the conduct of evaluations of priority government programs under the Philippine Development Program (PDP). Financed by NEDA and implemented with full UNDP country office support, the Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Project will help strengthen the M&E capacities of NEDA and key government agencies to support the achievement of the PDP and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through evidence-based decision making.A key component of the project is the commissioning of independent evaluations on key themes and programs relevant to the PDP and the SDGs. These studies will evaluate the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of priority social and economic programs that have been implemented or are being implemented by the government. The results of the evaluation studies are envisaged to inform how policies and programs are designed and implemented to achieve the desired results of the PDP and contribute to strengthening the government’s M&E systems.One of these evaluations is on the implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA). Passed in 2007 as Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9485, ARTA seeks to promote integrity and curb corruption through greater transparency about the public’s transactions with the government. The Act required the simplification of frontline service procedures, formulation of service standards to be observed in every transaction, and publication of these standards for clients’ information. ARTA applies to all government offices, national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) as well as government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) that provide frontline services. In adopting simplified and standardized procedures, the law sought to reduce red tape and thereby curb opportunities for graft and corruption. Recently, the Ease of Doing Business Act and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act (EODB Act, R.A. No. 11032), also known as the Expanded ARTA law, was passed to strengthen the service efficiency aspects of the 2007 law and to emphasize improving business competitiveness.To assess agencies’ compliance with ARTA and clients’ satisfaction on frontline services, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has been conducting the Report Card Survey (RCS). Introduced in 2010, the RCS is held annually to rate frontline service offices’ compliance with ARTA requirements such as the presence of Citizen’s Charter, manned Public Assistance and Complaints Desks, Anti-Fixer campaign materials, and observance of “No Noon Break” policy. Apart from checking on these requirements, the RCS also surveys a sample of clients to assess their satisfaction on the services rendered by the frontline service office. CSC also collects bulk data on complaints from citizens through the Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB)An independent evaluation is necessary to gain an objective view of the implementation by NGAs, GOCCs, and LGUs of the ARTA; the results so far in terms of outcomes and, if feasible, impacts; and the mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of the Expanded ARTA law.NEDA, through the UNDP, will commission such evaluation through the hiring of a team of individual consultants, including the Two Associate Evaluators for Case Study Development. Working with the evaluation team that will be led by a Governance Specialist / Lead Investigator, the associate evaluators will develop at least six (6) case studies of agencies who have improved their performance and whose performance have stagnated or worsened. An Evaluation Reference Group (ERG) has also been convened, with NEDA, CSC, DTI / National Competitiveness Council (NCC), and UNDP as members, to provide direction and input to the design and conduct of the study. 3. Objectives of the StudyThe proposed study on the implementation of ARTA aims to develop its relationship with and impact on frontline services and provide inputs to the implementation of the new EoDB law. The study seeks to draw lessons from the implementation of ARTA over the last eight (8) years, particularly, analyzing trends on the implementation of ARTA, identifying the elements and practices that helped improve the efficiency of frontline services and those which constrained the effectiveness of anti-red tape interventions, as well as to surface the law’s unintended consequences. Furthermore, the study seeks to design a standard framework and methodology for the conduct of future impact evaluations on the implementation of the Expanded ARTA.The study seeks to answer the following evaluation questions:Efficiency – How has ARTA been implemented by NGAs, GOCCs, and LGUs? What can the RCS and other databases of CSC reveal about ARTA implementation?How do agencies monitor their compliance to the standards in their Citizens Charters and revise the standards when necessary?Effectiveness – How has the implementation of ARTA policies improved frontline services? What are the elements which helped achieve the goals of ARTA, and what are the constraining factors?Has the improvement in frontline services of key national and local agencies translated in improved perceptions on business-friendliness and corruption? Why or why not?What factors influence various stakeholders in the implementation of ARTA? How do they collaborate to meet (or curtail) the goals of ARTA?What are good practices from the most improved agencies (provide innovative examples)?What support can be extended to agencies in difficult situations or those who fail in the RCS?What are the facilitating factors and barriers to the public’s utilization of the Citizen’s Charter?Relevance – To what extent are the various components of the ARTA program relevant to the implementation of the new Expanded ARTA?Sustainability –Based on the findings, how can ARTA be better implemented in light of the new EODB law?Are there areas that need further improvement to sustain/maximize the benefits already achieved by implementing ARTA?How should a future impact evaluation study for the Expanded ARTA be designed?What methodologies can be applied to assess the costs and benefits associated with ARTA?What methodologies and tools can be applied to measure NGAs’ implementation of the standards (e.g. processes, steps, and time) in their Citizens’ Charters?How can data collected by CSC be used to analyze the causal impact on ARTA outcomes, i.e., reducing corruption and improving ease of doing business?4. Scope of Services and MethodologyUnder the overall guidance of the ERG of the ARTA study and reporting directly and regularly to the Strategic M&E Project Coordinator of UNDP, the consultants will:Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of entire ARTA program throughout the government and in selected NGAs in terms of:Processes and activities undertaken to comply with ARTA;Challenges and issues, including capacity constraints;Best practices, enabling factors, and lessons learned;Provide insights as to the extent the ARTA program has achieved its desired results or objectives of improving frontline services, easing doing business, and curbing corruption as well as the program’s unintended consequences through perceptions from key sectors such as academe, civil society, and private sector, and provide recommendations on how to sustain the efficiencies already achieved as well as to address the gaps;Design a standard framework and methodology for the conduct of future impact evaluations on implementation of the ARTA program, including recommendations on tools, techniques, and innovations that can be used to improve monitoring and data collection.In collaboration with the ERG, define a strategy to communicate and disseminate the results and findings of the evaluation study, including a) mapping of stakeholders with interest in the evaluation; b) a one-page brief and a maximum five (5)-page executive summary to accompany the dissemination of the report.In undertaking the evaluation, the evaluation team will undertake two methodological tracks. First, a quantitative track which will involve statistical testing and analysis of the existing data gathered by CSC through its RCS, inspection checklist, contact center complaints, and other means and tools to a) define the statistical reliability of the data; and b) draw trends and other insights from the data on how ARTA has been implemented by the agencies.For the qualitative track, which will be led by the associate evaluators for case study development, at least (6) case studies of NGAs/GOCCs (at least two (2)) and LGUs (at least four (4)) with relatively comparable service profiles and with equal number of improved and stagnant performers will be undertaken to a) identify the drivers and other factors for ARTA performance; and b) identify change in key stakeholders’ perceptions of corruption and ease of doing business. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs) with government and non-government stakeholders (e.g., civil society, business, academe) will be conducted at the central office and select service delivery offices. Available data from the subject NGAs/GOCCs and LGUs will be analyzed. The two (2) associate evaluators will share an equal number of NGAs/GOCCs and LGUs.From the findings from these two tracks, the evaluation study will design a standard framework and methodology for the conduct of impact evaluations in the future on the implementation of the ARTA program in the context of the recent amendments. The framework may include the development of a case study tool for the regular in-depth assessment of the top ARTA performers.To undertake such, the Associate Evaluators for Case Study Development to be engaged for the study shall collectively undertake the following:Preparatory work, including:Prepare case study tool and guide questions for the conduct of the study; andIdentify proposed case studies and key informantsField Work, including:Gather data for the case studies through the conduct of key informant interviews, facilitation of focus group discussions, and other means;Analytical Work, including:Review and synthesize relevant literature and documents;Reporting, Presentation, and Dissemination of Results:Prepare and submit a final report, subject to review by the ERG for this study, including the raw and processed data used in building the report;The consultants will also be tasked to make a presentation of preliminary or final results of the evaluation in a public forum;The consultants will also i) condense the findings in a one-page summary and a maximum five (5)-page executive summary, and ii) recommend strategies on how to communicate and disseminate the evaluation study and its findings.The two (2) associate evaluators will each develop an equal share of the total number of case studies to be agreed up on with the UNDP and Lead Investgator, which shall be a total of two (2) NGAs/GOCCs and four (4) LGUs or their equivalent. The lead investigator is expected to oversee work and assure the quality of the outputs of the associate evaluators. The associate evaluators are expected to contribute draft sections to the evaluation report as agreed upon with the Lead Investigator and the Strategic M&E Project Coordinator of UNDP.5. Expected OutputsThe evaluation team is expected to deliver the following:An Inception Report collectively submitted by the team, as compiled by the lead investigator, which spells out the analytical framework, detailed methodology, and work plan for the evaluation. It should include the list of proposed NGAs/GOCCs for case study, including targeted locations of frontline service delivery offices (e.g., branches) to be visited, and the division of assignments among the associate evaluators. The inception report should include as attachments the following from the associate evaluators for case study development: Interview and discussion questionnaires;List of targeted key informants to be interviewed and/or included to focus group discussions (FGDs).A Draft Evaluation Report, according to the template or outline agreed upon at the inception stage, that provides an initial consolidation of the findings and recommendations of the study based on the data gathered and analyzed so far. Moreover:The draft report should include as attachments at least half of the case studies produced by the associate evaluators, as reviewed by the lead investigator.After presentation to the ERG, the consultants shall prepare a matrix or documentation of inputs from the ERG, with feedback on the inputs to be accepted and those not to be accepted and reasons for such recommendations.A Final Draft Evaluation Report which refines and completes the consolidation and synthesis of the findings and recommendations of the study based on all the data gathered and analyzed. The final draft evaluation shall also include:A proposed framework for evaluating the impact of the implementation of the Expanded ARTA and other recommendations to improve the collection of data to prepare for quality analyses;Proposed recommendations or action items for implementing agencies on improving ARTA implementation, presented in a matrix or other relevant format;All the case studies produced by the associate evaluators and reviewed by the lead investigator, as attachments to the report and with summary boxes/sidebars integrated into the report proper;After presentation to the ERG, the consultants shall prepare a matrix or documentation of inputs from the ERG, with feedback on the inputs to be accepted and those not to be accepted and reasons for such recommendations.A Final Publication-Ready Evaluation Report which makes necessary refinements or adjustments to the report based on the management responses to be provided by the CSC and other implementing agencies. The consultants are expected to respond to each of the Management Responses, in consultation with UNDP and NEDA. The consultants shall also:Present the evaluation report to a public forum, which may be the annual M&E Network Summit, as decided upon by the ERG. In doing so, they shall prepare a presentation slide deck;Produce condensed versions of the report, namely: i) a one-page summary of the key findings of the study; ii) a maximum five (5)-page executive summary;Submit a proposed communication plan containing recommended strategies and actions for communicating the study and its results to key stakeholders and the general public.The consultants are expected to deliver the said outputs according to the following schedule:Deliverables / OutputsTarget Due DatesReview & Approvals Required

PH- Natl Rds Improv. & Mgt Ph.2 - P079935

 | Published June 1, 2016
Winner
D. MichaelCleary and Partners Inc.
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Philippines Project: P079935 - National Roads Improvement andManagement Program (APL) Phase 2 Report Period: 01-Mar-2016 -01-Jun-2016 Awarded Firm/Indv. : D. MichaelCleary and Partners Inc. Address: PO Box 1535, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 48826-1535 Contract Signature Date: 30-May-2016 Method ofProcurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: USD 297,725.00 Duration: 6 Month(s) Summary Scope of Contract: Consultancy Services for Strengthening of Fiscal Accountability

Graphic Artist

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published March 12, 2018  -  Deadline March 19, 2018
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Project TitleImplementation of Sustainable Land Management Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of Drought (SLM Project, herein referred to as “Project”)BackgroundThe Project is a three (3) year project being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM).The over-all objective of the Project is to strengthen the enabling regulatory, institutional and financial framework that would govern efforts to address land degradation in the Philippines and promote SLM measures and technologies for the adoption of vulnerable farming communities through the establishment of SLM demonstration sites where farmers will be able to learn and adopt various methods of soil conservation farming and water resources conservation to improve their crop production and income.This 2018, one of the Project’s targets is to build local knowledge and capacity by providing information, education and communication (IEC) materials, documenting project lessons, and developing training materials. The communication products which will be produced will be distributed to Project stakeholders and partners and other target audiences, including the academe, CSOs and the media.Due to the volume of publications being produced, the Project is now seeking the technical service and assistance of a “Graphic Artist” who will be required to develop a more consistent look and feel for these publications to make them clearly identifiable as coming from ‘SLM Project.’The “Layout Artist” must have prior experience in carrying out similar project and is proactive in presenting or 'pitching' ideas and designs that have high visual impact in order to contribute to the development and improvement of the design, branding, and layout of outputs produced by the Project such as technical reports, manuals, flyers, brochures, roll-ups, banners, etc. Scope of WorksThe “Graphic Artist” will work closely with the Project Management Office to ensure that the Project’s products and reports follow existing graphic guidelines and are accurate, innovative and usable to the Project’s target audiences while ensuring its consistency with the overall branding process. S/He is required to translate concepts and procedures into illustrations. The Graphic Artist is also expected to lay-out and produce blueprint copies of manuals, brochures and other information materials. In particular, the duties include: Conceptualize and propose a branding design for the project which will include but not limited to: project logo; project colors; project fonts;visualize and execute graphics, charts and artwork for training manuals, reports and presentationsidentify or take appropriate pictures for training manuals, reports and presentationsexecute camera ready layout for project training manuals and reportscompile and organize a portfolio (hard copies and soft files) of all project graphics, charts, artwork and photographs for future useExpected Outputs and DeliverablesThe expected outputs of the Graphic Artist are: graphic templates, charts, artwork, photographs and camera-ready layout for:First Tranche 10% - Upon contract signing including submission and acceptance of the Project Brand;Second Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of the GEF-UNDP ILMF Training Manual;Third Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of Project Report re: Outcome 1;Fourth Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of Project Presentation re: Outcome 1;Fifth Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of GEF-UNDP SLM Training Manual;Sixth Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of Project Report re: Outcome 2;Seventh Tranche 10% - Upon submission and acceptance of Project Presentation re: Outcome 2;Eight Tranche 20% - Upon submission and acceptance of Project Portfolio.The target audience includes the Philippine Government, local partners and stakeholders, development partners in the country, academe and other NGOs.Duration of the WorkThe Consultant shall be engaged on an output basis within six (6) months, commencing from the signing of the contract. Duty StationMetro Manila. The position is Manila-based for accessibility and availability to allow for discussions/reporting on progress of activities as may be required by the BSWM-SLM PMO.The Consultant will not be required to report to office regularly but status report on the outputs shall be expected from time to time. The consultant will work closely with the BSWM Focal Point and the PMO staff. CORPORATE COMPETENCIESCommitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standardsSensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differencesTreat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudiceMaintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processesFUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIESExperience in project development, implementation and evaluation--particularly in directly managing results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologiesDemonstrated experience in conducting evaluation of multi-year and multi-component programmes and projectsFamiliarity with the norms and issues in early recovery and rehabilitation work in disaster-affected areasAbility to process large amounts and diverse set of data and documents related to infrastructure development, livelihood, resettlement, disaster risk reduction and management, and governanceDemonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skillsStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions with national/local governmental officials, peoples organizations and communitiesDemonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environmentDemonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Baccalaureate degree in fine arts, mass communication, computer graphics or multimedia studies;Experience:Minimum three years of experience in graphic design;Experience in commercial print management and knowledgeable of emerging technologies in multi-media.Language:Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent technical writing skillsSkills:Familiarity with the technical subject matter (sustainable land management)Criteria for selection process:The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 50%, sample of designs and end-products completed within the past 3 years will be weighted a maximum of 20% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.Application requirements:Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (Financial Proposal Template) using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, 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.SAmple of designs and end-products completed within the past 3 yearsApplication requirements should be emailed to procurement.ph@undp.org and registry.ph@undp.org on or before 19 March 2018.Attachments in this link:- Financial Proposal Template, P11 Personal Histiory Template and Terms and Conditions for Consultants. In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

PHL-RFP-2017-018 : Provision of Consultancy Services to Implement Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) Package

Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 20, 2017  -  Deadline August 4, 2017
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALProvision of Consultancy Services to Implement Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) PackageThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines invites eligible firms to apply for eligibility and to bid for the management and implementation of CBDRRM package at barangay level in selected areas in Leyte, Samar, and Easter Samar. The main outcome of this contract is the “enhanced capacities” of the most vulnerable barangays and their civil society and LGU partners in Haiyan affected areas, to avoid, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural hazards like storm surge and flooding which are aggravated by climate change. For parties interested to submit a Proposal, the complete Bidding Documents (Eligibility Requirements, Instructions to Bidders and Terms of Reference) may be secured upon registration with UNDP Philippine Country Office and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of US Dollar Twenty Five (USD$25.00) or Philippine Peso One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Three and 75/100 (PhP1,263.75) only, at the following address: The Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development Programme30th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityTel. No. 632 901 0220 / 901 0270Fax No. 632 901 0200 / 889 7177procurement.ph@undp.org Payments may be made in the form of cash or cheque by personal delivery, or bank transfer. Instructions for bank transfer may be obtained by sending an email to procurement.ph@undp.org or registry.ph@undp.org.The abovementioned Bidding Documents shall be released to all interested participants starting 21 July 2017 to 04 August 2017 only. The Bidding Documents shall contain all instructions on the rules, procedures, dates and other schedules for the pre-bid conference and opening of bid envelopes.UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the bids, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the bid and award the contract to the most advantageous offer. UNDP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidder for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of bids, nor does UNDP guarantee that an award will be made. (Sgd.) ETHELIND B. CAPUNOTeam Leader, Procurement Unit

PH-Participatory Irrigation Development - P088926

National Irrigation Administration | Published November 6, 2014  -  Deadline November 21, 2014
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Request For Expressions Of Interest The Government of the Philippines has received a loan fromthe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to finance the Participatory Irrigation Development Project (PIDP)and intends to apply part of the loan proceeds to payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services for the Preparation of10-Year Irrigation Development Master Plan and NIA Corporate Plan 2016-2025. The purpose of the consultancy is to formulate irrigation development strategiessupportive to the development plan and food security goal of the government and based on this develop a 10-Year IrrigationDevelopment Master Plan and NIA Corporate Plan 2016-2025 that will cover, but not necessarily limited to, thefollowing: 1. Establishment ofirrigation development baseline data and information 2. Formulate irrigation development and management strategiesas basis of the 10-Year IrrigationDevelopment Masterplan and NIA Corporate Plan 3.Develop a 10-Year Irrigation Development Masterplan (include prioroty list and location of projects, physical targets, investmentrequirement, outputs and outcomes, risks and assumptions) 4. Develop a NIA Corporate Plan to include short and longterm strategies (project development and implementation, operationand maintenance of irrrigation systems, and corporate financial operations) The engagement of the consultancy services isexpected to be completed within a period of 6months (180 calendar days) form the issuance of Notice to Proceed. The Natonal Irrigation Administration (NIA) now invites eligible consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the services. Interested consultants must submit Expression of Interest (EOI) and provide informationindicating that they are qualified to perform the services  (brochures, qualifications in the field of assignment, descriptionand duration of similar assignments and/or experiences in similar conditions, resume of proposed key staff/personnel, technical andmanagerial capability as an organization, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance theirqualifications. A consultant will beselected through Quality-Cost BAsed Selection (QCBS) mode in accordance with the World BAnk's Guidelines for the Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World BAnk Borrowers, May 2004 revised October 2006. Interested consultancy firms may obtain information at the address below during office hours(8:00AM to 5:00PM) from Monday to Friday, except on declared non-working holidays starting from the date of publication of thisadvetisement. EOIs must be delivered tothe address below on or before 21 November 2014. The Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee - A National Irrigation Administration c/o The BAC A Secretariat Design and Specifications Division 4th Floor, NIA Building Complex EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines Telefax No.: (632)929 8944 Email Address: ed_dsdspecs@nia.gov.ph

Roster of Individual Consultants for the Conduct of Independent Evaluations Covering Various Thematic Areas of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and for Other Related Purposes

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 23, 2018  -  Deadline August 2, 2018
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)PHL-EOI-2018-002The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines invites individuals to apply for eligibility and to submit their credentials for the Establishment of a Roster of Individual Consultants for the Conduct of Independent Evaluations Covering Various Thematic Areas of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and for Other Related Purposes, under the Project “Using Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation to Accelerate Implementation of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022.”The successful Individual Consultants are expected to make use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods to analyze official statistics and program and project data gathered by government agencies, as well as to generate new data and insights on how government programs should be implemented to maximize positive impact and minimize risks and costs.Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. UNDP will short-list consultants based on the assessment of the submitted information. Interested consultants should forward their Expression of Interest including above documentation by email (max. 5MB per email message with no limits on number of messages), to procurement.ph@undp.org or in hard copy format including USB with electronic version, free of virus, of all application flies to the address outlined below:Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development Programme15th Floor, Tower 1, Rockwell Business Center,Sheridan Street cor. United Street, Brgy. Highway Hills,Mandaluyong City 1550 Philippinesprocurement.ph@undp.orgA briefing and consultation with prospective applicants will be held on 03 August 2018 at 10:00 AM, Manila Time, in Rooms 14C & D of the UNDP Philippines office. Prospective consultants residing outside of Manila may wish to join the briefing and consultation by sending an email request to procurement.ph@undp.org to participate via Skype.The deadline of submission of applications is not later than 13 August 2018, by close of Business (Manila Time). Applications received after the above deadline will not be considered. Documents sent by facsimile will not be accepted. (Sgd.) JENNIFER NIELSENProcurement Specialist

Capacity Development and Training Specialist (Open to Filipino Nationals Only)

UNDp Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published September 26, 2016  -  Deadline October 2, 2016
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The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) has obtained a financial grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the project entitled “Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of Drought”. The SLM project is cognizant of the need for a review of current SLM modules and determine competency gaps in delivering SLM technologies to farmers. It likewise acknowledges that a manual in SLM training would be greatly beneficial in delivering the SLM modules to a larger number of farmers in the country. The project therefore aims review current modules in SLM technology, determine competency gaps in the delivery of the modules, develop a competency development program, and to develop a manual for the training of SLM technology. The objectives would be achieved through partnerships with national government agencies such as the DA-BSWM, the DENR-FMB, ATI, and LGUs to muster their resources and expertise. Major components towards the achievement of the SLM project objectives are the review of existing SLM modules, the identification of competency gaps in the delivery of SLM technology to farmers, a competency development program, the development of a SLM training manual, and the Training of Trainor’s to be conducted for various stakeholders on SLM technologies and the use of the manual. It is for this reason that a Consultant for Capacity Development and Training Specialist shall be engaged under the SLM Project.Scope fo Work:The Contractor is expected to coordinate and interview various national government agencies, LGUs, and other consultants, conduct desk reviews, develop an assessment tool, and conduct trainings. Schedule of Payments:Pricing option to be implemented for the contractor will be the Lump Sum Amount. This pricing option is “all inclusive”. Payments for the service rendered will be given upon submission and acceptance of each deliverables. For duty travels to the Project Areas, specifically Abuyog, Leyte and Malaybalay, Bukidnon, the Project will shoulder his/her travel costs following the UNDP NIM rates.First Tranche - 10 days - Upon submission and acceptance of Inception Report;Second Tranche - 25 days - Upon submission and acceptance of the report regarding the identification and assessment of competency gaps on SLM technology application and mainstreaming for targeted LGUsThird Tranche - 20 days - Upon submission and acceptance of the competency development program guide.Fourth Tranche - 30 days - Upon submission and acceptance of the SLM training manualFifth Tranche - 20 days - Upon submission and acceptance of the report on the Conduct of Training-of-Trainor’s (TOT) for LGUs, ATI, DA-BSWM and DENRSixth tranche - 20 days - Upon submission and acceptance of the report on the conduct of training on potential trainor’s from DILG and HLURB on various SLM management and physical technologies for mainstreaming SLM into the CLUP.Institutional Arrangement:The Contractor will report to the following: SLM National Project Director, GEF Focal Person, and SLM Project Manager. The Contractor will be required to present the deliverables and outputs to the various audiences shown in the table below. The PMO may require the Contractor to provide updates as required.

Individual Contractor for the Development of Koica-UNDP End-of-Project Communications and Advocacy Materials

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 23, 2017  -  Deadline July 31, 2017
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TERMS OF REFERENCEIndividual Consultant for the Development of Koica-UNDP End-of-Project Communications and Advocacy MaterialsBACKGROUNDTyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons on record, hit the Visayas (Central Philippines) on 08 November 2013 with a force equivalent to that of a Category 5 hurricane. Rainfall rates reached 30 millimeters per hour, wind speeds registered beyond 315 kilometers per hour and massive storm surges reached as high as five to six meters along coastal areas. Over a 16-hour period, the “super typhoon” passed over six provinces in Central Philippines, knocking out power, telecommunications and water facilities. Along the eastern coast of Samar, Eastern Samar and Leyte, extensive damage was caused by powerful storm surges. Entire villages by the sea were swept away, claiming thousands of lives and causing heavy infrastructure damage in highly populated areas. Meanwhile, on the western coast and mainland areas of Samar and Leyte, severe winds flattened vast areas of farmlands planted with coconut and other fruit-bearing trees. Strong winds also caused damage, although to a lesser extent, along the coasts of Cebu, Panay and Coron.Hardest hit in Eastern Visayas were the islands of Leyte and Samar, particularly Tacloban City, where about 90 percent of the infrastructure was destroyed. Official government figures indicate that about 1.1 million homes were destroyed, 16.1 million people were affected and 4.1 million were displaced. At least 6,300 people were confirmed dead across all areas hit by the typhoon.In December 2014, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an Arrangement that formalized a collaboration in providing assistance to the affected population, particularly for the recovery phase. The Arrangement defined the terms of the project entitled “Support to Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas: Waste Management, Vocational Training and Cash-for-Livelihoods.” The Project has a total KOICA funding of USD 3,180,000 and implemented by the UNDP in the hard-hit municipalities of Basey (Western Samar), Guiuan (Eastern Samar) and Hernani (Eastern Samar). Refer to the signed Arrangement (Project Document) for more details.The overall goal of the project is to contribute in enabling the recovery and building the resilience of selected local government units (LGUs) and communities in the Visayas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, while its objective is to strengthen the post-disaster environmental and economic resilience of its target areas. Implementation period is from December 2014 to December 2017 and is expected to lead to the following outputs:Output 1: Improved waste management systemOutput 2: Increased access to vocational training towards livelihood diversificationOutput 3: Optimized use of typhoon-damaged coconut trees to create cash-for-livelihood opportunitiesOutput 4: Improved community disaster preparedness and reduced number of families living in danger zonesThe objective and target outputs are expected to be achieved through the following:ComponentTargets

Contracting of Consulting Services for the Integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the Updating of Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) for 2018 to 2023

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published June 20, 2017  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
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The Procurement Team of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites consulting firms to apply for eligibility and to bid for the “Integration of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the Updating of Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) for 2018 to 2023.”The 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP) recognizes the pivotal role of agriculture and fisheries (together with forestry) in generating employment for about a third of the country’s labor force; making it a significant contributor to reducing poverty and inequality for about three fourths of the poor in rural areas. The medium-term plan aims to: (i) expand economic opportunities for those currently engage in production of agriculture, fisheries and forestry products; and (ii) increase access to economic opportunities for small farmers and fisherfolks who are typically subsistence producers and have limited market participation.In this context, the UNDP is seeking a team of Consultants to support the Philippine government in integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk management into the AFMP for the period 2018-2023. The team shall develop a common framework, and methodology for formulating an integrated AFMP.For interested parties, Bid Documents (Eligibility Requirements, Instructions to Bidders and Terms of Reference) may be secured upon payment of a non-refundable amount of US$ 25 or its peso equivalent of PhP 1,244.45, for the entire set of documents from the following address: The Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development Programme30th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityTel. No. 632 901 0220 / 901 0270Fax No. 632 901 0200 / 889 7177procurement.ph@undp.org Payments may be made in the form of cash or cheque by personal delivery, or bank transfer. Instructions for bank transfer may be obtained by sending an email to procurement.ph@undp.org or registry.ph@undp.orgThe abovementioned Bidding Documents shall be released to all interested participants starting 21-30 June 2017 only. The Bidding Documents shall contain all instructions on the rules, procedures, dates and other schedules for the pre-bid conference and opening of bid envelopes.UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the bids, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the bid and award the contract to the most advantageous offer to the UNDP, for and in behalf of the project. UNDP assumes no responsibility to compensate or indemnify the bidder for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of bids, nor does it guarantee that an award will be made. (Sgd.) ETHELIND CAPUNOProcurement Team Leader

PHL-RFP-2017-017 : Provision of Consultancy Services for the Formulation of a Concept Note and a Full Funding Proposal for Ecosystem Resilience Building in the Philippines

Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 21, 2017  -  Deadline August 11, 2017
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines invites eligible firms to apply for eligibility and to bid for the Formulation of a Concept Note and a Full Funding Proposal for Ecosystem Resilience Building in the Philippines. The winning contractor is expected to produce a concept note and full funding proposal that aims at restoring the resilience of coastal ecosystems while paying due attention to co-benefits to coastal communities and human development through various ecosystem services.For parties interested to submit a Proposal, the complete Bidding Documents (Eligibility Requirements, Instructions to Bidders and Terms of Reference) may be secured upon registration with UNDP Philippine Country Office and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of US Dollar Twenty Five (USD$25.00) or Philippine Peso One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Three and 75/100 (PhP1,263.75) only, at the following address:The Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development Programme30th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityTel. No. 632 901 0220 / 901 0270Fax No. 632 901 0200 / 889 7177procurement.ph@undp.orgPayments may be made in the form of cash or cheque by personal delivery, or bank transfer. Instructions for bank transfer may be obtained by sending an email to procurement.ph@undp.org or registry.ph@undp.org.The abovementioned Bidding Documents shall be released to all interested participants starting 21 July 2017 to 11 August 2017 only. The Bidding Documents shall contain all instructions on the rules, procedures, dates and other schedules for the pre-bid conference and opening of bid envelopes.UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the bids, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the bid and award the contract to the most advantageous offer. UNDP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidder for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of bids, nor does UNDP guarantee that an award will be made. (Sgd.) ETHELIND B. CAPUNOTeam Leader, Procurement Unit

PHL-RPF-2017-020 : Provision of Consultancy Services for the Development and Formulation of a Feasibility Study of a Project Proposal for Ecosystem Resilience Building in the Philippines

Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published July 28, 2017  -  Deadline August 11, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines invites eligible firms to apply for eligibility and to bid for the “Development and Formulation of a Feasibility Study of a Project Proposal for Ecosystem Resilience Building in the Philippines”, an activity under the project Philippines Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Program. The winning contractor is expected to formulate a pre-feasibility study and a feasibility study that will complement the project Concept Note and Full Proposal. The pre-feasibility is not a separate document from the feasibility study, but instead is considered as a working draft of the feasibility study. The contractor is expected to provide evidence-based technical inputs to the project formulation team as the theory of change, project strategy, and project interventions are designed.For parties interested to submit a Proposal, the complete Bidding Documents (Eligibility Requirements, Instructions to Bidders and Terms of Reference) may be secured upon registration with UNDP Philippine Country Office and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of US Dollar Twenty Five (USD$25.00) or Philippine Peso One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Three and 75/100 (PhP1,263.75) only, at the following address:The Procurement UnitUnited Nations Development Programme30th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza6819 Ayala Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati CityTel. No. 632 901 0220 / 901 0270Fax No. 632 901 0200 / 889 7177procurement.ph@undp.orgPayments may be made in the form of cash or cheque by personal delivery, or bank transfer. Instructions for bank transfer may be obtained by sending an email to procurement.ph@undp.org or registry.ph@undp.org.The abovementioned Bidding Documents shall be released to all interested participants starting 28 July to 11 August 2017 only. The Bidding Documents shall contain all instructions on the rules, procedures, dates and other schedules for the pre-bid conference and opening of bid envelopes.UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the bids, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the bid and award the contract to the most advantageous offer. UNDP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidder for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of bids, nor does UNDP guarantee that an award will be made. (Sgd.) ETHELIND B. CAPUNOTeam Leader, Procurement Unit

UNDP Philippines Senior Advisor

UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES | Published June 29, 2018  -  Deadline July 9, 2018
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UNDP Philippines Terms of referenceUNDP Philippines Senior Advisor Description of the assignment: Senior Advisor for UNDP PhilippinesPeriod of assignment/services: 1 August 2018 – 31 March 2019Duty Station: UNDP PhilippinesRecruitment method: Individual Contract (IC) 1. Background Information UNDP Philippines is commencing the implementation of its new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2019-2023 in January 2019, following an approval of its Executive Board in September 2018. In the draft CPD 2019-2023, UNDP Philippines’ work will be structured around three outcomes that are aligned with and contribute to the achievement of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and the draft Philippine Framework for Sustainable Development 2019-2023. The three integrated programme work areas are the following:strengthening capacity to plan, manage and deliver quality social and economic services for the most marginalized and at-risk people;supporting the effective transition towards low carbon and climate resilient development; andSupport towards addressing the key drivers of conflict and risks to stabilityWhile building on the gains from the Country Office’s wealth of experience in the above-mentined programme areas, it would need to revolutionize the way it works and break from the past. It has become clear that transformational changes are necessary for the Philippines to tackle critical challenges and ultimately realize its national development goals and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to support the Philippines in this transformation, the Country Office has identified five inter-related, cross-cutting approaches to underpin its work. These are: focusing on financing and not funding to deliver results, applying innovations to provide new solutions to old development problems, deepening partnerships to ensure no one is left behind, re-conceptualizing the human rights-based approach and providing platforms for SDGs integration and acceleration. As part of its new way of working, UNDP Philippines will strengthen evidence-based programme design and strengthen internal and partners’ capacities and systems to ensure data generation, collection, analysis and reporting for quality planning, monitoring and reporting.In order to achieve these, UNDP Philippines requires the services of an individual consultant who will act as the Senior Advisor to the Country Office to provide intellectual and strategic advise to the UNDP Philippines’ Management Team to enhance its programme impact and ensure an effective transition to its new Country Programme 2019-2023.The Senior Advisor will work with the Programme and Operations team, and collaborate with and support Bangkok Region Hub (BRH) colleagues and the UNDP Asia-Pacific regional network of Country Office Economist. He/she will also develop and maintain a network of colleagues from UN Agencies, IFIs, Government Officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society. 2. Specific objectives Under the overall supervision of the Country Director, the Senior Advisor will support a number of work streams in the UNDP Philippines Country Office and ensure an integrated and multi-year approach to policy development, programme design and resource mobilisation is in place to support the new Country Programme.The Senior Advisor will identify and propose strategies and actions to Senior Management on development policies, plans and trends, and their implications for UNDP positioning and programming in relation to national planning and Country Programme priorities. In this, the Agenda 2030/Sustainable Development Goals are of particular importance and priority, as is support to strengthening development cooperation partnerships and development effectiveness. To this end, the Senior Advisor will conduct evidence-based research and analyses to support UNDP programmes and policy-based work. As part of his/her duties, the Consultant will be assigned to provide advisory support to the Strategic M&E Project of the National Economic and Development Authority and the Country Office’s work on private sector engagement and innovation. 3. Scope of work and indicative outputs Specific tasks and outputs include:Lead the development of a multi-year policy research and programme development agenda, with focus on reducing inequalities and promoting inclusive development. He/she will lead the implementation of that agenda, working closely with the programme units, thereby facilitating and ensuring, in collaboration with the Country Director, an integrated approach to policy and programme development and implementation. Specific outputs will include:Contribute to evidence-based research and analyses for programmatic options, focusing on achievement of the following results:Supporting the formulation and implementation of the SDG localization programme, including strengthening institutional capacities to implement the SDGs at national and local levels; strategic inputs to and quality assurance of the Leapfrogging LGU service delivery project and the setting-up of Innovation Labs; strengthening data and statistical capacities;Advise on the application of innovation approaches and technology across programme areas, including blockchain for remittancesMarawi recovery program support, including implementation of financial inclusion program including Islamic finance; development and implementation of an economic recovery plan; implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system including innovative technology applications;Lead the Country Office in supporting a UN-wide engagement to broaden the debate on the national development agenda and the SDGs, includingDevelopment of a multi-year research agenda to produce policy briefs, discussion papers and periodic reports, including the National Human Development Reports on themes related to inequality;Assisting in the identification and analysis of issues that impact upon multiple SDGs and targets and the development of ‘accelerator interventions’ that help unlock sustained progress across multiple development areas;Academic research partnerships for SDG localization analytical work; andConduct of a high-level event and formulation of a discussion note on Leaving No One Behind. Provide technical advisory support to the “Using Strategic Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to Accelerate the Implementation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 (Strategic M&E Project)” of the National Economic and Development Authority, focusing on achievement of the following results:Ensuring quality in the conduct of evaluations of key themes, sectors, and/or programs under the PDP;supporting the implementation of the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF);assessing the evaluation capacity of and providing learning opportunities to NEDA and other government agencies; andstrengthening of a community of practice on evaluations through the M&E Network PhilippinesExplore linkages between the above tasks and the broader areas of UNDP engagement on the SDGs:Contribution to development and implementation of a CO private sector engagement strategy, including analytical contribution to Philippine country report on Better Business Better Philippines and advisory support for the Innovation for Social Impact Partnerships project; andContribution to the development of a private sector and multi-lateral development partners engagement amd resource mobilization plan for UNDP PhilippinesContribution to UNDP’s work across Asia-Pacific region in selected priority areas.Provide technical and programmatic advice to the Philippines CO as well as RBAP and other C in the region on financing the SDGs.Active participation in the UNDP Asia-Pacific regional network of economists, including through attending regional meeting (in-person and/or virtual), sharing relevant experiences, and conducting peer reviews.Stay update to latest global, regional and in country trends on innovative SDG financing, and substantively contribute to UNDP core regional knowledge products on areas identified as regional priorities, such as by conducting country case studies as relevant,Enhance UNDP’s understanding and design of new approaches to sustainable development by leading collaboration, experience sharing, and knowledge management across the regional economist network in selected thematic areas relevant to the Philippines and other countries in the Asia-Pacific.Support the delivery of programmes and advice by the other UNDP Asia-Pacific Country Offices as relevant, such as through joint analysis, experience sharing, and short-term details assignments in the selected areas of expertise (as possible).As deemed necessary, the Senior Advisor will conduct a mix of informal and structured discussions with relevant government counterparts, civil society organizations, the private sector and development partners, including at the sub-national level, in order to deliver the said outputs. Participation in sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to development issues, may also be required. 4. Governance and accountabilityThe Senior Advisor will work under the primary supervision of the Country Director. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Management Team and programme staff of the Country Office. As the consultancy is part of a UNDP regional initiative, the Senior Advisor will collaborate with Senior Advisors and Development Economists in other Country Offices in the Asia and the Pacific region, the Bangkok Regional Hub specialist and advisors, and UNDP global centers to exchange knowledge and contribute to UNDP’s regional and global analysis and positioning.A detailed workplan and monthly progress reports will be required from the Senior Advisor and will be the basis for monthly payments. The Senior Advisor’s deliverables will be reviewed by relevant members of the Management Team, coordinated by the Team Leader of the Management Support. Final deliverables will be approved by the Country Director. The Country Director will also evaluate th performance of the Consultant at the end of the assignment.Tranche payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Team Leader, Management Support prior to payments. 5. Facilities to be provided by UNDPUNDP Philippines will assign a work area for the Senior Advisor and provide administrative and logistics service on a need basis. 6. Duration of assignmentThe period of engagement is seven months, commencing on 1 August 2018 up to 31 March 2019.A no-cost extension may be approved following the submission of a revised proposed schedule of remaining deliverables and agreed on by the Country Director through an exchange of letters. 7. Duty station UNDP Philippines Country Office, Rockwell Business Center Sheridan, Mandaluyong City, Philippines. While the Senior Advisor will not be required to report on a daily basis at the Country Office, s/he is expected to report on a mutually agreed schedule, organize regular updates meetings with the Country Director and participate in Management Team meetings.As may be deemed relevant to the assignment, the Senior Advisor may be required to travel within the Philippines or the Asia-Pacific region. Travels will be endorsed by the Deputy Country Director for approval by the Country Director. Travel expenses, to be covered by UNDP Philippines, shall be agreed prior to travel and a travel report is to be submitted after trips are completed. 8. Qualifications, Experience, and CompetenciesEducational qualificationsAdvanced university degree in economics, development studies, public policy, public finance or other relevant fieldsExperienceAt least 15 years of experience working on economic and social development issues with no less than 5 years in the Philippines; At least 10 years progressive experience working with multilateral development partners; Prior work with UNDP country offices is an advantage;Proven track record in providing high-quality, development-relevant analysis and policy advice in areas such as development planning, public financial management, macroeconomics, microeconomics or poverty reduction.Familiarity with 2030 Agenda/SDGs and integrated approaches to planning, programming and monitoring and evaluation;Proven capacity to work in a multicultural work environment and engage with a diverse set of partners including Government, development and communities, with experience in and effective communication skills for dialoguing with senior officials and executives; andSatisfactory track record of publications (research or policy papers)Language requirementsExcellent command in written and spoken EnglishCompetenciesAbility to synthesize complex issues and draw synergies and linkages between development issues (poverty, inequality, environment, governance, peace)
Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skillsExcellent presentation and facilitation skillsDemonstrates integrity and ethical standardsPositive, constructive attitude to work 9. Price and Schedule of Payments The Senior Advisor must send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (i.e., such as transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings within Metro Manila, supplies and materials, equipment, reproduction, communications, etc.) to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines, as well will need to be agreed on between the Senior Advisor and the Country Director. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP, will be covered and arranged by UNDP, following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.