Re – advertise -National expert to develop norms and standards of the indicators linked to biodiversity
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||11d 14h 27m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 days during June 2018- September 2018|
|This project is designed to strengthen capacity for environmental monitoring and information management in Albania by establishing an operational environmental information management and monitoring system (EIMMS) with a focus on the MEAs of biodiversity, climate change and land degradation. The project will address the need for an environmental monitoring system that is integrated throughout relevant government institutions and that uses international monitoring standards for indicator development, data collection, analysis, and policy-making. It will also build on existing technical and institutional capacity in Albania to align its management and monitoring efforts with global monitoring and reporting priorities. Increased capacity in this area will improve reporting to the Rio Conventions and lay the groundwork for sustainable development through better-informed environmental policy.
These Terms of Reference serve to define the responsibilities, tasks and qualifications required for a natural science expert to provide norms and standards for biodiversity indicators, with an emphasis on environmental issues that are common to the three Rio Conventions.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The subject of Biodiversity monitoring is divided in the following parts:
1. Habitats and Flora
3. Reptiles, amphibians
6. Sea species and Habitats, Fishes (marine waters)
For each part the following task will be carried out:
This report will serve to the National Authorities in order to compose National Reports to EU or to CBD about the status and state of Biodiversity in Albania. The consultant will work closely with the project team and build upon previous CEMSA, Natura 2000 reports, etc.
20% – 30 June 2018- upon submission of report outline and initial draft of the task above
30%- 15 July 2018- upon submission of draft report
50%- 30 September 2018- upon submission of final report
•Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
•Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
•Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
•Treats all people fairly without favoritism
•Communication – Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
•Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals in line with agreed strategies, identifies priorities, foresees risks and makes allowances accordingly.
•Organizational Awareness – Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
•Teamwork – Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
•Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and delivers outputs in accordance with agreed time, cost and quality standards.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
20 % or 20 points: Methodology on how the consultant intends to carry out this assignment
30% or 30 points: At least 10 years of relevant professional experience with proven expert knowledge in biodiversity indicators assessment and monitoring
20% or 20 points: Advanced university degree in the fields of natural sciences, environmental studies, biodiversity conservation, nature economics or relevant related fields
The application should contain:
*Kindly note that Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal are two separate documents and should be both part of your application.
How to Submit the Application:
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.