UNDP recruiting Biodiversity Conservation Planning and Global Environment Facility Specialist
Chisinau, Moldova, 13 December 2013
Contract duration: December 2013 - September 2014 (35 working days).
The Government of Moldova has requested support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to prepare the medium-sized project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Moldova’s Territorial Planning Policies and Land-Use Practices” intended to remove, in an incremental manner, the existing barriers for mainstreaming biodiversity priorities into district territorial planning policies and land use practices. More specifically, at the national level the project aims to establishing an enabling environment for mainstreaming biodiversity into land use planning, compliance monitoring and enforcement and test at the local level models of biodiversity compatible spatial planning and land-use. Capacity building for successful mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation envisaged by the project shall also ensure proper participatory spatial planning (including conflict resolution).
The Preparation Grant for the Project “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Moldova’s Territorial Planning Policies and Land-Use Practices” shall establish the baseline, collate and analyze the primary and secondary information and outline the GEF increment for the project through a number of relevant studies and stakeholders consultation with a view to further develop the approved project concept into a fully formulated project document.
The final output of the project preparation phase will be an UNDP-GEF project document and GEF CEO Endorsement request and relevant baseline GEF Tracking tool ready for submission to UNDP and GEF.
Duties and responsibilites
The responsibility of the international lead consultant is to develop the relevant project’s documentation and the Project Document that will be acceptable to the GEF and submit these to GEF review not later than end-August 2014. In doing this, the international consultant will work and guide a team of consultants to be hired to deal with such areas as biodiversity monitoring, land use and pasture management, and forest management. It is envisaged that the international consultant will need to make two missions to Moldova, one at the beginning of 2014 and another one in the second quarter of 2014.
The key products to be delivered are as follows:
A detailed project workplan aligned with the expected project’s outputs and the timeframes (at the start of the assignment);
Identification of required experts to complete the assignment and provision of inputs to their Terms of Reference (expected tasks, deliverables and timeframes);
Preparation of draft GEF Request for CEO Endorsement and draft Project Document;
A finalized GEF Request for CEO endorsement, UNDP project document, GEF tracking tool which incorporates the comments of all key stakeholders and the GEF Secretariat following their first review of the project (following mission 2).
Deadline: 24 December 2013
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