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Project Technical Expert
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Honiara - SOLOMON ISLANDS
Deadline :19-Dec-12
Posted on :06-Dec-12
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :10351
Documents :
Advert for Project technical Expert SWoCK
TOR - Technical Expert Consultant Swock
Overview :

Project Technical Expert

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM), Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) and the UNDP Honiara Sub-Office is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified Project Technical Expert under its Adaptation Fund (AF) – Strogem Woka lo Community fo Kakai (SWoCK) Project. This consultancy is important in ensuring that the AF-SWoCK Project meets its objectives as outlined in the project document. The consultancy entails provision of critical technical advice and support to the MECDM and MAL to ensure that key project deliverables are realised in a timely manner.

The AF-SWoCK Project addresses one of the priorities identified in the Solomon Islands National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA): agriculture and food security- as one of the most vulnerable sectors requiring urgent attention. The objective of the project is to strengthen ability of communities in Solomon Islands to make informed decisions and manage likely climate change driven pressures on food production and management systems. The project is managed by a Project Management Unit (PMU) and works closely with the MECDM, MAL, School of Natural Resources, NGOs and the UNDP Honiara Sub-Office. The AF-SWoCK project has the following key results (outcomes); 1) promote and pilot community-adaptation activities enhancing food security and livelihood resilience in pilot communities in at least 3 selected regions; 2) strengthen institutions and adjusted national and sub-national policies related to governing agriculture in the context of a range of climate change futures; and 3) foster the generation and spread of relevant knowledge for assisting decision-making at the community and policy-formulation level.

Key Functions/Results Expected 

  •  Assist MAL develop and consolidate a community Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment (V&A) toolkit focusing on agriculture and food security
  • Support MAL test the V&A tool in selected communities and refining the method and process if required,
  • Support MAL to evaluate the V&A results by providing trainings on SPSS Support the Project Management Unit (PMU) to develop a comprehensive project communication strategy
  • Review the current AF SWoCK Results Framework,
  • Assist the AF SWoCK Project revise the multi-year Annual Work Plan (AWP) and finalize the AWP for 2013,
  • Draft quarterly and Annual Progress Report for AF Project

It is very important that interested candidates do obtain detailed information by getting a copy of the full Terms of Reference of the consultancy. This can be done through contacting the UNDP Sub-Office in Honiara (information provided below).

Duration: 3 months commencing January 2013.
Duty Station: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Contract Type: Individual Contract
General Terms and Conditions of Employment:
The Individual Consultant is not entitled to any benefit, payment, subsidy, compensation or entitlement, except as expressly provided by the consultant contract.

APPLICATIONS: Please seek more detailed information of proposal requirements by obtaining a copy of the full Terms of Reference from the UNDP Sub-Office in Honiara or by emailing mary.ramosea@undp.org. All applications must be submitted by 19 December 2012 either electronically to tristram.viulu@undp.org or addressed under confidential cover to:

Vacancy of AF-SWoCK Project (Indicate Vacancy Title),
Attention: Tristram Viulu, Procurement Associate
UNDP Solomon Islands
1st Floor, City Centre Building, Mendana Avenue
PO Box 1945, Honaira, Solomon Islands

Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Additional information including the Post Profile, Results-Oriented Curriculum vitae format and P-11 form is available from the UNDP website: www.undp.org.fj or the UNDP Office, 1st Floor, City Centre Building, Point Cruz, Honiara.

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.