Project Development Specialist – UNDP – Manila

Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Project Development Specialist will be the GEF PPG Team Leader and will be responsible for quality assurance and timely preparation of all reports and documentation, including the finalized UNDP Project Document (ProDoc) and CEO Endorsement Request, with all mandatory and project specific Annexes and supporting documentation. S/he will be responsible for managing all the other consultants on the GEF PPG Team, and coordinating the Team’s work. The consultant will provide an overall orientation to the PPG team in relation to GEF requirements for project planning and monitoring; provide methodological guidance for data collection related to project planning and monitoring with particular attention given to the description and quantification of the baseline investments; based on the inputs from the national experts and in close cooperation with the key national stakeholders (Department of Environmental Affairs), compiles final baseline/situational analysis for the full-size project (FSP).

Management of the GEF PPG Team
Define and submit a detailed methodology and work plan in consultation with the other consultants with clear delegation of responsibilities for the National Consultants.
Ensure that project development is participatory, gender-responsive and based on extensive stakeholder engagements; and
Verify and ensure that all project components are technically sound and cost effective.

Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): With inputs from the national consultants, as detailed in their respective TORs:
Compile baseline/situational analysis for the full-size project (FSP). This will include a precise definition of baseline projects, activities, budgets, goals and co-financial links to GEF outcomes; definition of GEF incremental value per outcome and output; and presentation of results of the incremental cost-analysis in matrices as appropriate;
Coordinate with the Lead National Consultant in ensuring that the stakeholder analysis and consultations are complete and comprehensive;
Coordinate with the Gender Specialist on the conduct of the gender analysis and ensure its findings are meaningfully integrated into the project’s strategy, theory of change and results framework;
Ensure action points, including risk assessments, from the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) at the PIF stage (“pre-screening”) are fully implemented during the PPG, and update that screening in an iterative fashion throughout the PPG, as appropriate;
Coordinate with the national consultants in the identification of the project sites, with documentation of selection criteria;
Ensure the conduct of financial planning and budgeting; and
Ensure completion of any additional studies that are determined to be needed for the preparation of the ProDoc and all other final outputs.

Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B): With inputs from the other consultants, as detailed in their respective TORs, and based on international best practice:
Develop, present and articulate the project’s theory of change;
Develop the Results Framework in line with UNDP-GEF policy;
Develop a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and Budget;
Ensure the preparation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan and an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan;
Ensure the preparation of a Gender Action Plan and Budget;
Update the SESP based on assessments undertaken during Component A, and ensure the development of environmental and/or social management plan(s) for all risks identified as Moderate or High in the SESP;
Accomplish the relevant GEF core indicators and repare the required GEF tracking tool(s);
Secure and present agreements on project management arrangements;
Ensure the completion of the required official endorsement letters; and
Synthesize all analyses, studies, etc. that are prepared under Components A and B to produce the draft UNDP-GEF ProDoc, GEF CEO Endorsement, and all mandatory and project specific Annexes, using the required templates.

Validation Workshop (Component C):
Lead, in cooperation with the national consultants, the validation workshop to present, discuss and validate the final draft ProDoc and mandatory and project specific annexes, with a special focus on the SESP and any management plans;
Oversee all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop; and
Ensure completion of Validation Workshop Report.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Strong technical writing skills in English;
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;
Excellent coordination and leadership skills;
Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
Positive, constructive attitude to work;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as natural sciences, social sciences or political or environmental sciences

Minimum 10 years of demonstrable experience in the technical area of biodiversity conservation and integrated natural resources management and in preparing high-quality GEF and other donor-funded projects;
Work experience in the Philippines or Southeast Asia preferred;
Previous experiences working with international organization.
Fluency of English language is required.

Evaluation Method and Criteria
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV. 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%;
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):

Technical Criteria for Evaluation
Criteria 1 Relevance of Education – Max 15 points
Criteria 2 Number of years and relevance of experience in technical area of biodiversity conservation and integrated natural resources management and in preparing high-quality GEF and other donor-funded projects – Max 30 Points
Criteria 3 Work experience in the Philippines or Southeast Asia– Max 20 points
Criteria 4 Relevance of experience in key areas (e.g. technical writing skills in English) – Max 15 points
Criteria 5 Relevance of experience in working with international organizations – Max 10 Points
Criteria 6 Excellent coordination and leadership skills – Max 10 Points

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