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International consultant- Mid-Term Review of FSP UNDP- supported GEF- Financed project
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :15-Sep-20
Posted on :02-Sep-20
Reference Number :69640
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
procurement notice
Terms of reference
Terms and Conditions of IC
Personal History Form
letter of interest - financial template
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 15 Sptember 2020 with subject " International consultant- Mid-Term Review of FSP UNDP- supported GEF- Financed project".

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to the above e-mail address. UNDP will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants

The Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory soaring birds (MSBs, e.g. raptors, storks, pelicans and some ibis) in the world, with over 1.5 million birds of at least 37 species, including 5 globally threatened species, using this corridor between their breeding grounds in Europe and West Asia and wintering areas in Africa each year. The aim of this umbrella programme approved under GEF-3 as a 2-tranche project, is to mainstream migratory soaring bird considerations into the productive sectors along the flyway that pose the greatest risk to the safe migration of these birds – principally hunting, energy, tourism development, agriculture and waste management. The here-proposed second tranche builds on the successes of the first tranche, which established the Regional Flyway Facility (RFF) to act as a locus for conservation efforts related to MSBs along the flyway and to implement mainstreaming activities specifically aimed at MSBs. The focus of the mainstreaming has been to integrate flyway issues into existing national or donor-funded "vehicles" of reform or change management in the key sectors through the provision of technical tools, content, services and support. A key aspect of the project is that it involves governments and civil society organisations to conserve MSBs and mainstream conservation measures. The RFF provides a platform allowing the eleven countries in the flyway as well as the southern and northern range states to coordinate efforts and resources. In linking the flyway countries, it provides a strong case for sustainability because it is supported by CSOs and an international NGO and it links the conservation efforts in the north and south with the flyway which is a critical weak point in MSB conservation. The Project will focus on seven out of the 11 flyway countries, namely Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease. On March 2nd 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case in Jordan. As soon as reports about a novel coronavirus in China emerged in early 2020, Jordan's National Epidemics Committee and Health Ministry designated certain hospitals to treat infections and established several protocols to deal with the arrival of the coronavirus to the country.  Despite the fact that Jordan had only one confirmed coronavirus case on 14 March, the government suspended schools, banned public gatherings and closed the borders and airports in response to the rapid spread of the virus in countries surrounding Jordan and around the world and implemented a plan to quarantine arrivals in the country before the borders and the airport were completely shut down on 17 March.

On 30 April, the Jordanian government moved to ease the lockdown and re-open the economy after confirming only 451 cases. As of 6 July, new daily infections were mostly limited to quarantined arrivals to the country, with very few cases of community transmission. Most restrictions on daily life were lifted but with social distancing rules still in place.

During the curfew, the project had an adaptive management approach by which went ahead with possible activities and had to delay some others that needed direct interaction and/or travels for events, workshops etc.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.