United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st June, 2015

Job Description

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.

Expected Outputs:

  • 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.


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