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Long Term Agreement (LTA) for on‐calI International Consultant
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Pacific office- Fiji - FIJI
Deadline :04-Feb-22
Posted on :24-Jan-22
Reference Number :87439
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Non-UNDP Project
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Overview :

The Republic of Kiribati is a Small Island State with 33 low-lying and narrow atolls dispersed over 3.5 million km² in the Central Pacific Ocean and a population of approximately 110,000 people. Climate change and climate-induced disasters are projected to exacerbate the vulnerability of the i-Kiribati people by causing more frequent inundations leading to damage of coastal infrastructure and exacerbating the already problematic access to clean water and food.


Despite an existing strong policy framework and previous efforts, several barriers exist that prevent Kiribati from achieving its adaptation objectives. The Project will therefore address a number of underlying institutional and technical constraints to increase community resilience to the impacts of climate change, climate variability and disasters through four inter-related components:


Component 1: National and sectoral policies strengthened through enhanced institutions and knowledge

Component 2: Island level climate change resilient planning and institutional capacity development in 5 pilot islands

Component 3: WoI-implementation of water, food security and infrastructure adaptation measures

Component 4: Enhanced knowledge management and communication strategies


The project targets to deliver adaptation benefits to 17,500 people, of which 49% women, at the five pilot Project Islands through implementation of practices and technologies for improved food security, water security and coastal management.


This project will be nationally implemented by the Office of Te Beretitenti (OB) under the Climate Change Unit. The project is funded by GEF for a period of 5 years with a total funding of $US 8,975,000 with an average of over $1million delivery each year.


A consultant is required under this project to provide Technical Support to the Project Management Unit and ensure that there are timely deliverables of the various activities as per each Outcome in the project document.    




An LTA is a mutual arrangement between UNDP and the individual to provide the required services at established fee or provisions. The LTA will be established for one year and renewable for up to three years linked to satisfactory performance of the individual consultant(s). UNDP reserves the right to rescind the agreement during that period should performance of the consultant(s) not meet its requirements.


It is expected the consultant(s) to be engaged for maximum___425____ number of days over span of 3 years starting from February 2022 – February 2025


UNDP does not warrant that any quantity of services shall be contracted during the term of this Agreement. A specific Term of Reference (TOR) outlining the deliverables shall be provided, and an Individual Contract would be issued to the consultant, detailing the time frame.


Once the LTA is signed, if there is a specific service required, the focal person in the UNDP hiring unit would contact the Consultant(s) and upon positive confirmation in the availability for the assignment, acceptance of the Term of reference, cost and travel arrangement, UNDP will issue an Individual Contract. Price in the order will be based on daily fee included in the LTA. After contract has been agreed between the two parties, no further costs would be reimbursed by UNDP unless there is prior written authorization by UNDP.


Once the services are completed and have been approved by the hiring unit, the Consultant(s) will provide the following for payment purposes:

a) complete invoice indicating the completed deliverables.

b) supporting documentation (bills/vouchers) for reimbursements of travel costs if applicable

c) copy of the UNDP contract for the consultancy.

Payments will be made upon satisfactory achieved deliverables under each assignment and submission of time sheet in accordance with number of days worked. Final payment shall require a signed performance evaluation of the consultant(s).