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PN (N-210703) A national team leader and team member to conduct an assessment on livelihood interventions for GCF1 project
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Viet Nam - VIET NAM
Deadline :29-Jul-21
Posted on :04-Jul-21
Reference Number :80365
Link to Atlas Project :
00088033 - GCF-Resilient development in coastal zones
Documents :
Annex V - Financial proposal template
Annex IV- Letter of Interest and Availability
Addendum 1 - Deadline extension
Addendum 2 - Deadline extension
Procurement Notice (N-210703) - livelihood assessment - extended deadline
Overview :

UNDP Vietnam is seeking for A national team leader and team member to conduct an assessment on livelihood interventions in Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Ca Mau.

Viet Nam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. The Government of Viet Nam (GoV) has launched significant efforts to respond to climate change, including the promulgation of the National Strategy and Action Plan to Respond to Climate Change, the Green Growth Strategy and implementation plans, and legal frameworks and policies relating to disaster risk management. Viet Nam is the first country to commit to either an unconditional 8% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, or a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions with international support. 

In coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Ministry of Construction (MoC), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), and seven project provinces (Nam Định, Thanh Hóa, Thừa Thiên Huế, Quảng Ngãi, Quảng Bình, Quảng Nam, and Cà Mau), UNDP is implementing the Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project “Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts in Viet Nam" (GCF Project, or the Project) from 2017 - 2022. 

The GCF Project seeks to scale up tested interventions to increase the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to the impacts of climate change. Building on the government’s on-going social protection program, the Project is addressing housing needs for poor and marginalized communities. The Project will incorporate storm-and flood-resilient housing design features into the construction of new houses, benefiting 20,000 poor and highly disaster-exposed people. As part of an integrated response to manage flood and storm risks, 4,000 hectares of mangroves will also be rehabilitated and/or planted to function not only as storm surge buffers but also to provide ecosystem resources that can support coastal livelihoods. Moreover, to support and sustain the impact of the Project as well as future requisite government policy adjustments for strengthening the resilience of communities. Resources will be used to systematize climate and economic risk assessments for private and public utilization in 28 coastal provinces in Viet Nam.

The goal of the GCF Project is to increase the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to the effects of climate change in Viet Nam. The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

1. Component 1: Storm - and flood-resilient design features added to 4,000 new houses on safe sites, benefiting 20,000 poor and highly disaster-exposed people in 100 communes;

2. Component 2: Regeneration of 4,000 hectares of coastal mangrove storm surge buffer zones using successful evidence-based approaches;

3. Component 3: Increased access to enhanced climate, damage, and loss data for private and public sector application in all 28 coastal provinces of Viet Nam.

Under Component 2, by the 30th of June 2021, a total of 1,228 households (in which, 135 are female-headed households) have been supported by 29 different livelihood models. This support targets households whose livelihoods are affected due to the relocation of shrimp farms out of mangroves, spread over 9 districts and 21 communes in the abovementioned 5 provinces. In the remaining 6 months of 2021, there will be 13 models for about 450 households in 13 communes (6 districts in 3 provinces - Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam, and Ca Mau), in which, there is only 1 new commune, and the remaining 12 communes are already included in the 21 previous communes. The GCF project has guidelines to assist the 5 Provincial Project Management Units (PPMU) in the selection of the most promising models and the appropriate households to implement, monitor and evaluate. The detailed information about the completed and ongoing models is provided in the links below.

As part of the overall implementation of mangrove regeneration work under component 2, the Project aims to enhance sustainable livelihood opportunities for households that have been impacted (directly or indirectly) by the mangrove regeneration work. This would require increasing access and capacity of community membersto livelihood opportunities while still aligning with the objectives of mangrove regeneration. There is a need for a consultant team to carry out an assessment of livelihood implementation and maintenance over the period of 2019 - June 2021. In addition, this assessment is to provide accompanying recommendations to local authorities (provinces, districts, and communes), implementing partners, and GCF for any future investment framework of upscaling based on lessons learned from this project.

This Procurement Notice aims to recruit 02 national consultants to conduct an assessment on livelihood interventions that have been implementing in all 5 provinces under Component 2 (Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Ca Mau).

Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria are in the attached Procurement Notice.

Interested offerors are invited to submit Letter of Interest and Availability, CVs, sample reports, financial proposal and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to

with notification by email (without attachment) to: that the bidder has submitted proposal.

UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.

Extended deadline for submission: on or before 29 July 2021 (Ha Noi Time)

We look forward to receiving your proposal by the above deadline.