National Consultant on Natural Resources Management – UNDP – Manila

Duties and Responsibilities
The National Consultant on Natural Resources Management and Stakeholder Engagement will act as the Lead National Consultant and will work closely with the International Consultant/Team Leader in designing, planning and executing PPG activities at the national level.
He/she will lead the analytical work under Project Component 1 specifically on Outcomes 1.1, and Component 2 specifically Outcomes 2.1 and 2.2.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Development Specialist, the National Consultant on Natural Resources Management and Stakeholder Engagement shall:
The national expert will support the Project Design Specialist to collect information on and perform the following:
Identification of development challenges and strategy (including threats, problems and barrier assessment);
Review of national policy and legislative frameworks;
Based on the review, prepare detailed recommendations for strengthening the local and national regulatory environment to empower community institutions/local authorities, as well as other government institutions at local and national levels;
Review proposed indicators and where relevant, propose new ones for each outcome and output, and establish baselines and targets to be monitored and tracked during implementation, for inclusion in the Results Framework as appropriate;
Prepare a detailed landscape profile of the landscapes/seascapes (Aurora, Coron, Siargao and Samar);
Conduct a detailed stocktaking of the ongoing and planned activities of the GEF and government-financed projects and programmes in Philippines; (see STAP comments on the PIF);
Ensure a participatory consultation and landscape planning process;
Lead the assessment/analysis of stakeholder participation dimensions, especially with regards to the Indigenous Peoples in the selected landscapes
Conduct risk assessment of the Project using the UNDP Social and Environmental Principles and Standards and make recommendations for addressing the identified risks;
Lead and advise on the stakeholder analysis and consultations and ensure comprehensiveness and completion;
Lead the selection process of NGO as Implementing Partner of SGP including the conduct of capacity assessments using UNDP template and procedures;
Prepare a stakeholder engagement plan and an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan;
Facilitate stakeholder consultations of the project, both at the national and site level;
Map out the required Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process for the project to be rolled out during project implementation;
Processing of the appropriate planning prerequisites in engaging IPs/IP communities like Field Based Investigation (FBI) and/or FPIC that may lead to the issuance of the Certificate Precondition (CP) to achieve meaningful IP participation in project;
Meet with key agencies on possible related knowledge, activities, initiatives, strategies, identification of key stakeholders and other related matters on FPIC;
Generate support, commitment and co-financing from relevant stakeholders on the Project;
Ensure relevant culturally-sensitive indicators are integrated in the results framework;
Identify the training and capacity building needs for community-based institutions and natural resource-user groups and associations (e.g. CBOs, Traditional Authorities, traditional healers’ association) to both inform decision-making (i.e. meaningful participation) and integrate information into decision-making at resource-use and landscape levels;
Baseline assessment of existing multi-stakeholder governance mechanisms in the four selected landscapes.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;

Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV and brief description of previous work. The Technical evaluation is weighted a max. of 70%.
The Financial Proposal that will be evaluated through submission of the Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC including Financial Proposal Template and combined with the price offer will be weighted a max of 30%;

A Bachelors degree in Human Ecology/Environmental Science/ Environment and Natural Resource Management/Sociology/Community Development
(Minimum of 15 points for Bachelors degree, additional points for each additional degree, maximum up to 20 points)

At least 8 years of experience in the field of environmental policy review particularly dealing with biodiversity, community-based natural resource management, experience in working on formulation of PPG documents is a plus;

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