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CCA/M-DRR EXPERT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT NETWORK AND THE CLIMATE FINANCE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :04-Dec-19
Posted on :21-Nov-19
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :61442
Link to Atlas Project :
00061970 - Philippines: Low Emission Capacity Building Project
Documents :
Offeror's Template/Financial Proposal
P11 Template
General Terms & Conditions for IC
Overview :

Project Description

At the UN climate change conference in Paris in December 2015, countries adopted the Paris Agreement that sets out a global action plan for limiting global warming to “well below 2 degrees C” starting from 2020. The Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, built upon the foundation of climate pledges from 187 countries, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Countries are expected to submit updated and more ambitious NDCs every five years which will become the main vehicle for illustrating a country’s strategic vision on climate change in the context of sustainable development. The UNDP NDC Support Programme supports Governments to achieve transformational change by using NDC implementation as a mechanism to scale up investment in climate change and deliver sustainable development. The Programme is being implemented in the country as “NDC Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP)”.

 

Private Sector Engagement in the NDC Process

It is recognized that the successful implementation of the NDC actions require engagement of the Private Sector (PS). With the Philippine NDC seen to require between US$ 12 to 30 billion in investments in the energy sector alone to achieve the sector’s GHG emission reduction goals from the business-as-usual scenario for the period 2000-2030, the private sector could complement effectively the efforts of the government to provide the enabling environment and support to operations, including policies and information for making investment decisions.  Furthermore, the Philippine NDC offers the private sector promising investment opportunities and productive partnerships with the public sector and the international community that deliver the benefits of sustainability, climate-resiliency, and a green economy that create green jobs.

 

A number of policies and frameworks support the transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient and green economy and the engagement of the private sector. This is underscored in the Climate Change Act, which mandates the CCC to “coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and private entities to address vulnerability to climate change impacts of regions, provinces, cities and municipalities” and to coordinate various sectors, including the private sector, in the development and implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), and the local action plans.

Inherently risk-averse, the business sector is looking to partner with the government in enhancing the enabling environment to overcome the challenges in climate change investments through policy changes and market-based incentives. The CCC recognizes the strategic role and acknowledges the vulnerability of the private sector in addressing climate change, hence, this initiative on Private Sector Engagement in the NDC through the Top-up Support fund that was granted to the NSPP in order to strengthen PS engagement in the NDC.

 

The CCC, pursuant to Republic Act 9729 as amended by Republic Act 10174 of 2012, is mandated to: (i) recommend key development investments in climate-sensitive sectors such as water resources, agriculture, forestry, coastal and marine resources, health and infrastructure to ensure the achievement of national sustainable development goals, (ii) create an enabling environment for the design of relevant and appropriate risk-sharing and risk-transfer instruments, and (iii) coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and private entities to address vulnerability to climate change impacts of regions, provinces, cities and municipalities.

 

In line with the abovementioned mandated functions, the CCC seeks to establish the Climate Investment Network (CIN) composed of banks, financial institutions and key players in the private business sector. The establishment of CIN is envisioned to increase the total climate investments of the Philippines, summing up the tagged expenditure of the national government agencies and the investments coming from the private sector. By establishing an effective monitoring and reporting mechanism among the members of the CIN, the CCC will be able to come up with a whole-of-nation investment report for local legislative and executive, and international reporting.

 

Institutional Arrangement

  • For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall report to the Executive Director, CCC-CCO, and the NSPP Project Manager, and shall work in close coordination with the Project Technical Officer, Deputy Technical Officer, Chief Technical Adviser, the PMU & ODED personnel, and if necessary, with relevant government agencies and project partners;
  • 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; All Travel related expenses will be shouldered by UNDP Project. Should the Consultant wish to travel on a higher class, he/she should do so using their own resources;
  • The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under his or her assignment; and
  • The Consultant will be responsible for providing his or her own working station (e.g. computer laptop) and must have access to reliable internet connection.

 

Duration of Contract

The Consultant shall be engaged for a period of 240 working days spread over one (1) year starting on December 2019 up to December 2020. The period of engagement includes estimated lead time for UNDP and/or Project Implementing Partners to review outputs, give comments, certify approval/acceptance of outputs, etc., as shown in Table 1.

 

Duty Station

The Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office and/or Office of the Deputy Executive Director but shall be available on an on-call basis. Location shall be in the CCC Office at First Residences, Jose P. Laurel St., Malacanang Compound, Manila.

 

Contract Price and Schedule of Payments

The Consultant shall be paid a lump sum service contract fee which is all-inclusive, fixed and output-based regardless of extension of the herein specific duration. The Consultant shall receive payments based on the following schedule:

  • 15% upon submission and acceptance of the Inception Report with detailed approach/strategies and the corresponding work plan;
  • 15% upon submission and acceptance of the First Periodic Report;
  • 15% upon submission and acceptance of the Second Periodic Report;
  • 25% upon submission and acceptance of the Third Periodic Report; and
  • 30% upon submission and acceptance of the Final Report.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The CCC through the UNDP is hiring the services of a Consultant (Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction Expert) to support the establishment and operationalization of the Climate Investment Network and the Climate Finance Systems and Services. The Consultant is expected, at the very least, to undertake the following major activities:

  • Provide expertise and technical advice on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), disaster and climate resilience, disaster risk financing and risk transfer, risk assessment, and environmental management on policy making, project proposal development and assessment, and strategic programming;
  • Review and evaluate project proposals submitted by private sector for funding based on science, prevailing government policies and strategies, regional and international frameworks and agreements and other global commitments as well as provide technical assistance in the development and design of project proposals;
    • Target at least ten (10) proposals from the private sector to review and evaluate;
    • Identify areas for capacity building for investment proposal development based on reviews conducted;
  • Provide technical reports to be developed into information and knowledge management products/materials to increase private sector climate finance and investments.

 

Expected Outputs/Deliverables

The Contractor, based on the SOW above, shall prepare and submit:

  • An Inception Report (IR) or a preliminary document detailing the methodology framework, work plan, timeline, list of national government institutions, civil society stakeholders, academia, private sector to be interviewed or engaged, and other related activities.
  • First Periodic Report detailing accomplishments made in relation to Activities 1 to 3 including the specifics of projects reviewed and evaluated. A minimum of four (4) project proposals should have been evaluated.
  • Second Periodic Report detailing accomplishments made in relation to Activities 1 to 3 including the specifics of projects reviewed and evaluated. A minimum of three (3) project proposals should have been evaluated.
  • Third Periodic Report detailing accomplishments made in relation to Activities 1 to 3 including the specifics of projects reviewed and evaluated. A minimum of three (3) project proposals should have been evaluated.
  • Final Report which will highlight the accomplishments of the entire project engagement.

 

All deliverables shall undergo a peer review.  The Contractor shall submit its responses on the evaluation to be undertaken and provided by the PMU and CCC-ODED for each of the abovementioned reports. The Contractor shall present the major findings on the subject deliverables in a consultation meeting to be convened by the NSPP PMU for the purpose. The Contractor may be further required to attend additional consultation meetings to answer questions and clarify issues that may arise from the review of its deliverables. Following is the summary table of the expected outputs/deliverables of the Consultant:

 

Table 1.  Schedule of Outputs/Deliverables

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Target Due Dates

(From signing of the contract)

  1. Kick-off Meeting or Inception Workshop

One (1) day

Five (5) working days

  1. Inception Report (IR)

Ten (10) days

Fifteen (15) working days

  1. Approval and acceptance of IR
  2. (First Payment)

Five (5) days

Twenty (20) working days

First Periodic Report

Sixty (60) days

Eighty (80) working days

Acceptance of Periodic Reports

(Second Payment)

Five (5) days

Eighty five (85) working days

Second Periodic Report

Sixty (60) days

One hundred forty five (145) working days

Acceptance of Periodic Reports

(Third Payment)

Five (5) days

One hundred fifty (150) working days

Third Periodic Report

Sixty (60) days

Two hundred ten (210) working days

Acceptance of Periodic Reports

(Fourth Payment)

Five (5) days

Two hundred fifteen (215) working days

  1. Final Report (FR)

Fifteen (20) days

Two hundred thirty five (235) working days

  1. Approval and Acceptance of FR
  2. (Fifth and Final Payment)

Five (5) days

Two hundred forty (240) working days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competencies

Corporate competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling 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.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Computer literate.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method :

  • Technical Proposal =    70% (Applicants who will receive 70 points  from the assessment of the CV and Description of Approach to Assignment will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal)
    • Qualifications 40%
    • Description of Approach to Assignment (Technical/ Brief Description) 60%
  • Financial Proposal =    30%

 For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):


 

   Qualification

        Points Obtainable

              (100 points)

   Education

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in management, organizational development, or any related field

                     20

  Experience

  • Atleast 10 years of professional experience in the areas relevant to the Project with the ability to administer and manage development projects

                     20

 

  • Successfully executed at least one similar project (i.e. organizational development) which should be listed in the Personal CV

                    20

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in development and public management, and experience in strategy and business planning, policy development, research, and capacity building. Work with senior government officials and multi disciplinary teams, as well as work with private sector on climate action, is preferred.

                    30

  • Excellent analytical, writing and communications skills in English.

                    10

TOTAL

                    100

 

Recommended Presentation of Offer

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the below documents at the given link https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=88778

You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU

 

  • Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  • Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability). 
  • 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;
  • Brief description of methodology and approaches on how the candidate will deliver the required outputs from the project.   

 

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.