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Environment and Social Impact Assessment Specialist

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location Nauru
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 25/04/2019
Company Name UNDP
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an Implementing Agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has been requested by the Government of Nauru (GoN) through the Department of Commerce, Industry & Environment (DCIE) to support with the development and implementation the planned GEF Full Size Project (FSP) Supporting Mainstreamed Achievement of Roadmap Targets on Energy in Nauru (SMARTEN). The objective of the planned project is enabling the increased applications of feasible renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for supporting socio-economic development in Nauru in accordance with the country’s energy roadmap targets. The project consists of four substantial components, namely: 1) Energy Policy & Regulatory Framework Strengthening; 2) Supporting Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiatives; 3) Promotion of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technologies Applications; and, 4) Improvement of Energy Sector Capacity. The project concept, including a project preparation grant (PPG), was approved by the GEF in June 2018,[1] a logical framework analysis (LFA) workshop was conducted in August 2018, and, in November 2018 the PPG Team Leader - Project Development Specialist visited Nauru for the first time. As part of the detailed project design, inputs from an environmental and social impact specialist are required to prepare the UNDP-GEF Project Document and the GEF CEO Endorsement Request Document.  

  1. To review the initial draft project document of the UNDP-GEF SMARTEN Project and assess the potential environmental and social impacts of the planned project activities (inclusive of those on capacity development and stakeholder engagement), as well as a review of the pre-determined social and environmental risks, and the proposed measures to mitigate pre-determined social and environmental risks.  In doing so, the socio-cultural, economic, historical, institutional, behavioral, and political context are also considered.
  2. To confirm and recommend mitigation measures (preventive and alleviative) that are necessary to address the identified social and environmental risks and impacts, and, design a monitoring plan for tracking the results of the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures.
  3. To recommend the SMARTEN principles, rules, guidelines and procedures for screening, assessing, and managing the potential social and environmental impacts of the proposed SMARTEN Project activities.
  4. To review and update the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure annex of the SMARTEN Project

To prepare the Environmental and Social Management Plan for the specific project activities that are assessed as having moderate to high social and environmental risks.    

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The expected outputs of the consultancy are:

  1. Report on the review of the pre-determined social and environmental risks, and the proposed measures and an assessment of potential environmental and social risks and impacts of the proposed activities (inclusive of those on capacity development and stakeholder engagement) presented in the draft project document of the UNDP-GEF SMARTEN Project.
  2. Report on the suggested mitigation measures (preventive and alleviative) that are necessary to address the identified social and environmental risks and impacts, an overall action plan on what are the mitigation measures, how can they be addressed, including a monitoring plan for tracking the results of the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures.  
  3. Report on the proposed principles, rules, guidelines and procedures for screening, assessing, and managing the potential social and environmental impacts of the proposed SMARTEN Project activities.
  4. Reviewed and updated UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure annex of the SMARTEN Project.
  5. The Environmental and Social Management Plan for the project, specifically targeting specific project activities that are assessed as having moderate to high and social and environmental risks.

 

Activities for the consultancy will include, but not necessarily be limited to the following (in relation to specific deliverables):

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for more details

 


Competencies
  • Environmental Engineering or a related field relevant to the tasks required.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant and practical working experience with environmental and/or social impact assessments.    
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in UNDP/GEF project development, including design.
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and/or other developing countries. Working experience in Nauru is an asset.

Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English

 


Required Skills and Experience

Minimum University degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies,

Proposal Requirements

Technical Proposal

  • A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements.
  • A Detailed CV with contact details of minimum 3 referees  
  • Proposed methodology/approach including preliminary work plan (covering deliverables, key activities and due dates). 

 

Financial Proposal

  • A completed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment including Annex A: Breakdown of Cost by Components.

 

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the Individual Consultants (IC´s) duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the IC, prior to travel and will be reimbursed

Consultancy proposal should be sent via email to etenderbox.pacific@undp.org no later than 25th April 2019 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to procurement.fj@undp.org UNDP will respond in writing or 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. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.

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