CONSULTANT: NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY PLANNING TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CBD 2011 – 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN
United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP Malaysia requires an Environmental Economist to conduct the Initial Assessment and Scoping of TEEB Malaysia with the following tasks:
- Conduct literature review of past, existing and updated information on economic valuation studies of ecosystems and biodiversity from government, higher learning and research institutions, NGOs, etc;
- Estimate the total economic values of biodiversity and ecosystems in Malaysia;
- Estimate the current and potential contribution of biodiversity and ecosystems to the national economy (Gross Domestic Product/Gross National Income, etc.);
- Identify gaps and lessons learned on the methodologies and findings of economic valuation studies on biodiversity and ecosystems which have been conducted in Malaysia;
- Identify and propose appropriate methodologies to recognize, capture and demonstrate the value of key ecosystems and biodiversity within the Malaysia development context;
- Identify stakeholders/beneficiaries/users of TEEB Malaysia and their concerns; and
- Recommend thematic or sectoral focus and next steps to conduct a comprehensive TEEB Malaysia under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
- Provide meeting and consultation workshop reports with stakeholders.
- Initial Assessment and Scoping Report of TEEB Malaysia structured along the outline indicated in Annex I Proposed Outline of the Initial Assessment and Scoping Report for the Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Malaysia. A detailed record of consultations with stakeholders will need to be produced and provided, as an annex to the main report.
- Policy brief for policy-makers of not more than 10 pages.
- Postgraduate degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental economics, ecological economics, natural resource economics or related discipline.
- A first degree in environmental economics, ecological economics, natural resource economics or related discipline with a minimum of 15 years of experience can be accepted in lieu of a postgraduate degree.
- Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in economic valuation and/or natural accounting of biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Professional experience in cost-benefit analysis, economic valuation tools, economic modelling tools such as econometrics, statistics, quantitative and qualitative analysis, etc.
- Solid knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystems in Malaysia.
- Experience in facilitating and presenting in technical workshop or stakeholder consultation sessions.
- Experience in dealing with government agencies and international organizations.
- Excellent command of English and Malay.