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The Green Commodities Programme (GCP) exists to improve the national economic, social and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. GCP works within agricultural commodity production in countries of UNDP operation where the programme can have significant impact on rural livelihoods, mitigate climate change, and maintain the ecosystem services and resilience of landscapes and seascapes.
The GCP has pioneered the concept of National Commodity Platforms to help governments facilitate shared visions and actions for sustainable commodity production among key stakeholders. GCP operates in over 10 countries globally.
GCP is now coordinating the GEF Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) program, Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains, an integrated “supply chain” approach to tackling the underlying root causes of deforestation from agriculture commodities, specifically beef, oil palm, and soy, which together account for nearly 70% of deforestation globally. The IAP Program will be delivered through a multi-agency consortium including WWF, IFC, UNEP, and CI. The Program will provide support to production, generate responsible demand, support enabling transactions and foster adaptive management and learning through multiple child projects. UNDP GCP also is implementing the production project within the IAP which includes global support and activities in three target countries (Paraguay, Liberia and Indonesia).
The senior strategic initiatives advisor will lead the development of strategic initiatives with a variety of partners to strengthen sustainable commodity production supported by UNDP and, in particular, to reduce deforestation from commodity supply chains.
We kindly invite you to submit your offer for a Senior Strategic Iniciatives Advisor, as detailed in Annex 1 of this Request for Proposal. When preparing your offer, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2.
Quotations may be submitted on or before April 27, 2017 no later than 23:59 GMT-5 (Rep. of Panama time) via e-mail to the following address with Subject line as follows:
Subject Line: 9573 RSC 2017 - Senior Strategic Iniciatives Advisor
The procedures for the acquisition of services will be the ones indicated by the United Nations Development Program.
This process is directed only to one individual. Any proposal received by more than two individuals jointly or legal entity will be rejected. Likewise, all the proposals from consultants involved in the elaboration of the present Terms of Reference will be rejected.