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Project Document Editor – Nagoya Protocol
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :14-Dec-20
Posted on :26-Nov-20
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :73218
Link to Atlas Projects :
00109631 - Engagement Facility
00122782 - Spotlight Initiative- Jamaica
Documents :
Contract Template
Financial Proposal Template
UNDP P11
Terms of Reference
Regional Bureau Comments
Protocol Revised
Overview :

CONSULTANCY:    Project Document Editor – Nagoya Protocol

Country: Jamaica

Post Level: National/International Consultancy

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy

Deadline: 14 December 2020

Expected start date: January 2021

Period of assignment/services:  20 working days over a four-month period

Background:

UNDP is developing the “Strengthening the Policy, legislative and institutional frameworks in Jamaica to effectively implement the Nagoya Protocol” project to support the Government of Jamaica with ratifying the Nagoya Protocol. The project is in direct response to the decision at the Second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP-2) held in Delhi, July 2012, where the Conference of the Parties “Reiterates its invitation to the Global Environment Facility to provide financial support to Parties to assist with the early ratification of the Nagoya Protocol and its implementation.”

The project aims to improve the capacities of the relevant national authorities in Jamaica, in a participatory manner, as well as strengthen the policy and legal framework associated with access to genetic resources. The project will further seek to enhance traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and benefit-sharing derived from their utilization for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The consultant will be responsible for the review and finalization of the Project Document and associated annexes, addressing feedback received from the UNDP Regional Bureau, Government Officials and the GEF Secretariat. The main

The establishment and strengthening of national focal points and competent national authorities to serve as contact points for information, grant access or cooperate on issues of compliance; develop the domestic research capacities and institution on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

deliverable for this consultancy is the finalized Project Document package approved for implementation.

Scope of Work:

In consultation with the UNDP Jamaica Multi-Country Office and the Government of Jamaica, the consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks:

  • Review UNDP RBLAC & Government comments on the Project Document and associated annexes including the Social & Environmental Screening related annexes;
  • Provide recommendations for the strengthening of the Project Document for approval by the UNDP Multi-Country Office, the Government and ABS Global Specialist;
  • Ensure all the requisite comments and Project Document gaps are addressed and the documents are improved for re-submission to RBLAC and GEF Secretariat;
  • Finalize Project Document and associated annexes including the Social & Environmental Screening related annexes; and CEO Endorsement Request

For the detailed terms of reference (TOR) please visit our website at  https://www.jm.undp.org/content/jamaica/en/home/procurement.html

Application Procedure:

Please e-mail your submission using the following:

Attention:- Operations Unit, 1-3 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5 Jamaica via e-mail to: procurement.jamaica@undp.org  with subject line “Nagoya Protocol”        

Failure to submit all documents as instructed may result in your submission being disqualified. Please send requests for clarification to procurement.jamaica@undp.org; Tel: 1 (876) 885.2736