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Consultancy – Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist: Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector (EGP)
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Sustainable Development Clusters ,BPPS - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :06-Feb-18
Posted on :02-Feb-18
Development Area :MINES  MINES
Reference Number :43921
Link to Atlas Project :
00086259 - Environmental Governance for Sustainable Mining govern
Overview :

For many developing countries, mineral extraction continues to be an important driver for economic growth with the potential to improve human development outcomes, in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When managed appropriately, mining can create jobs, spur innovation and bring investment and infrastructure at a game-changing scale over the long term. Yet, if managed poorly, mining can also lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations, increased inequality and social conflict.

The UNDP-SEPA joint global programme “Environmental governance for sustainable natural resource management “draws on the combined governance, environmental and extractive sector management expertise of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), UNDP and partners to address environmental challenges and strengthen human rights and the rule of law in governance of mining, for a net positive contribution to development.

The project provides technical support, strengthens integration of human rights and the rule of law in policy making and implementation and supports coordination and cooperation with and between national counterparts, supporting national ownership and nationally-driven sustainable processes. The Programme provides capacity development support to Colombia, Mongolia, Mozambique, and Kenya, as well as a broader set of global activities that strengthen South-South and triangular knowledge sharing and communities of practice.Through this country and global level work, the Programme contributes to two main outcomes

  •  Strengthened institutional capacities in the four targeted countries to manage environmental impacts of the mining sector in line with human rights, gender, and rule-of-law principles;
  •  Strengthened skills, knowledge, and networks on human rights-based environmental public administration of the mining sector in a broader set of developing countries.
  • The Programme is managed by and being hosted within the Governance and Peace-building Cluster and the Sustainable Development Clusters BPPS, together with Swedish EPA


The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant to support the joint SEPA-UNDP Global Programme on Environmental Governance for Sustainable Natural Resource Management with Communication and Knowledge Management Services. S/he will work under the supervision of the EGP Project Manager to promote awareness and support of the EGP’s initiatives and results to governments, UN agencies, the media, the private sector, and the public. S/he will design and lead the implementation of a communication and knowledge management strategy and action plan. In doing so, s/he will work closely with other team members both at UNDP and Swedish EPA to ensure synergies and coordination between various workstreams, in particular the GOXI community of practice manager and the programme`s learning-and knowledge management expert from Lund University

Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site:
Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

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 The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.