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16654 RSC 2019 - Individual Contract Framework Agreement for Senior Programme Advisor
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Regional Centre - PANAMA
Deadline :10-Dec-19
Posted on :21-Nov-19
Reference Number :61485
Link to Atlas Project :
00080097 - Consolidaciòn REDD+ fase 2
Documents :
Invitation Document
Annex 2
Amendment No. 1
Overview :

UNDP Green Commodities Programme (GCP) is seeking to engage a Senior Programme Advisor to aid the execution of the Good Growth Partnership (GGP), under the Green Commodities Programme based in Panama.  The Senior Programme Advisor will provide global technical support related to the establishment and operation of multi-stakeholder collaboration mechanisms for systemic change at global, national and sub-national levels, including technical advice to countries on commodity and landscape platforms, to maximize their effectiveness and impact, building on the extensive experience of UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme in this field.

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. 

UNDP established the Green Commodities Programme (GCP) in 2009 in recognition of the importance of global agricultural commodities and how they contribute to economical, social and environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen UNDP’s support and leadership in the field.  GCP was initiated with seed funding from the UNDP and was tasked to evolve into a global programme supporting UNDP’s Strategic Plan, building on almost a decade of GEF supported projects mainstreaming ecosystem services into productive landscapes.  GCP’s global targets, objectives and delivery strategies are based on inclusive and sustainable growth and development – combining governments and markets in agriculture through public private partnerships and democratic dialogue processes. GCP’s focus on strengthening the livelihoods of smallholder producers within commodity supply chains and reducing environmental footprints, particularly deforestation, through public private partnerships can be key for UNDP’s ambitions to reduce poverty, reduce deforestation and engage the private sector in SDGs. 

GCP is now coordinating the Good Growth Partnership program (GGP), 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 GGP 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 GGP which includes global support and activities in three target countries (Paraguay, Liberia and Indonesia).

Period of Assignment /Services:  3 Years (with a maximum of 480 days in the period).

Proposal should be submitted at the following email:, Subject: 16654 RSC 2019 – Individual Contract Framework Agreement for Senior Programme Advisor no later than Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 15:00 (UTC /GMT -5), time of the Republic of Panama.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail indicated above no later than Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 15:00 (UTC /GMT-5), time of the Republic of Panama.  

Procurement Unit RSC LAC will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

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, will be rejected all the proposals from consultants involved in the elaboration of the present Terms of Reference.