Inception Support Officer _RMI

Country: Fiji
Language: EN
Number: 6179704
Publication date: 13-12-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
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Inception Support Officer _RMI
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Pacific - FIJI
Deadline : 31-Dec-17
Posted on : 12-Dec-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 43161
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
Consultancy ToR for Inception Support Officer
Template for Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal
P11 ICs
Overview :

Consultancy Title: Inception Support Officer (National Position)

Project Name: RMI Ridge to Reef Project

Period of assignment: 45 days starting no later than February 2 and completing by and completing by April 6 , 2018

Duty Station: Suva, Fiji and may also be expected to travel to field when necessary


Consultancy Proposal should be mailed to C/- UNDP Fiji MCO, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji or sent via email to no later than 31st December, 2017 (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 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.








The RMI National Ridge to Reef Project aims to support operationalizing the Reimaanlok – the National Conservation Area Plan, adopted in 2008 to effectively conserve at least 30% of the nearshore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020. The project objective is to sustain atoll biodiversity and livelihoods by building community and ecosystem resilience to threats and degrading influences through integrated management of terrestrial and coastal resources. The Project will run through 5 years (2017 -2022) with GEF budget of USD 3,927,981 and co- financing USD 4,057,139.


OUTCOME 1: Conservation areas delineated, declared and efforts sustained in up to 5 priority atolls to meet Reimaanlok targets and contributing to the Micronesia Challenge and Aichi targets


OUTCOME 2: Supportive policies, institutions and communities in place to ensure successful implementation of the Reimaanlok vision


OUTCOME 3:Knowledge Management and Monitoring & Evaluation











The primary responsibility of the Inception Support (ISO) is to assist the UNDP and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in successfully initiating the start-up phase of the National Ridge to Reef Project for Marshall Islands project. The ISO – will play a critical role in ensuring that the RMI R2R project kick-starts effectively and efficiently by providing the needed leadership and support to the Project Implementation Unit and UNDP. With the growing portfolio of GEF – UNDP supported projects, there is a need for the services of the ISO. Previous working knowledge of UNDP is advantageous as the consultancy requires an individual who settle quickly and provided much needed support. In particular, the R2R Marshall Islands Project, is Directly Implemented by UNDP. This will require additional support especially during inception phase, first 1-2 months, while the project implementation Unit is recruited and still settling into their respective roles. The ISO will also be expected to support other projects in the Resilience and Sustainable Development Team. Detailed objective of the position is described below. Refer to Annex 1 -Terms of Reference for details.







Educational Qualifications:

  • Minimum Degree in development studies, environmental science/studies, natural resource management and/or related field.


  • Experience in organizing meeting, workshop and stakeholders consultations.
  • Experience in administration and finances related to projects
  • At least 2 years of experience in developing and implementing Locally Management Marine Protected Areas, Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Land management and Climate Change
  • At least 3 years of working experience in Fiji and/or or small island nations
  • Experience in developing and / or supporting implementing of GEF,UNDP project and/or other development agency supported projects
  • Previous experience with UNDP is advantageous especially knowledge of ATLAS
  • Previous experience providing support for development projects in the Pacific.
  • Proven track record of project management and project team experience working with government, NGOs, and other key stakeholders


  • Demonstrates integrity and commitment to UN principles and values and ethical standards
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a multi‐cultural team and displays gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability for team working;
  • Self‐management, emotional intelligence and conflict management;
  • Analytical and strategic thinking/results orientation
  • Experience in participating and following the project cycle, creative capacity solving problems
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point) is a prerequisite.
  • Ability to engage various partners and stakeholders and builds strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates strong commitment and patience to deal with competing deadlines, demands, and interests

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