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NDC Coordinator (In-Country Facilitator)
|Location :||Mbabane, SWAZILAND|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||NPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||NPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Twelve months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Twelve months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini joined the NDC Partnership in December 2018. The NDC Partnership is a coalition of countries and institutions committed to supporting countries in implementing and increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The Country Engagement started when the NDC Partnership received an application from Eswatini government under round one of the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) in summer 2019. The government’s CAEP application included 25 requests or activities. A majority (84%) of the activities contained in the application had a cross-cutting focus addressing both adaptation and mitigation; 12% focus exclusively on mitigation; 4% have an adaptation focus. All of the activities in Eswatini’s Round 1 CAEP application have been affirmatively responded to by 4 implementing partners: UNDP under the Climate Promise fund, UNEP, COMESA, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Resources Institute together with the NDC Partnership Support Unit – refer to the consolidated CAEP TOR.
Through its CAEP application, the government of Eswatini requested support for the development of a costed NDC Implementation under a government led process that builds on existing systems, plans and policies (CAEP activity A307). The government has also requested for the development of a Partnership Plan to serve as a comprehensive NDC implementation framework (CAEP activity A308) to improve coordination and resource mobilization among stakeholders. Currently, no partners have offered support on the two requests. The NDC Partnership Support Unit is still reaching out to partners alongside the NDC revision outcomes.
To support the revision of Eswatini’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and its coordinated implementation, the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA) requested a local NDC In-Country Facilitator to be embedded within the ministry and oversee activities relating to NDC revision, enhancement and implementation. The government is envisaging the Facilitator position to continue to roll out the Eswatini NDC Implementation Plan 2021-2025 through a participatory and integrated process alongside full country engagement with the NDC Partnership.
In support of the Kingdom of Eswatini in implementing her climate action through the Nationally Determined Contribution, UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs; and Ministry Economic Planning and Development seeks to engage a qualified national facilitator.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Facilitator’s role is of coordination and supportive facilitation to support the development and implementation of the NDC Implementation plan (referred to as NDC Partnership Plan) as well as to wider climate actions implementation. Working on behalf of the government, the Facilitator plays a central role in ensuring the advancement of the NDC Implementation Plan (Partnership Plan) and the NDC Partnership Country Engagement Strategy. The facilitator for the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs will be embedded for a period of three years to support the next steps of the Partnership's country engagement process, including coordinating of the NDC Implementation, support the alignment of the NDC implementation plan to the NDC Partnership online Partnership Plan tool as well as and play a role in mobilization of finance to support implementation, and coordination with other efforts in the country in resource mobilization for climate action in Eswatini. The Facilitator builds synergies across NDC sectors (including meetings of the Technical Advisory Group), engaging government high level institutions, development partners’ coordination platforms and monitor the progress of NDC Implementation Plan (Partnership Plan).
The NDC Facilitators role is purely coordination and technical facilitation in five aspects:
Coordination (internal and external)
Development and elaboration of a costed Eswatini’s NDC Implementation Plan;
Integrated Planning and Implementation (whole of government/society)
Capacity Strengthening (in country)
Knowledge management, Communications and Reporting
Government effective participation and contribution to Global and Regional platforms on NDC Implementation
An inclusive nationally owned NDC Revised
An elaborate costed Eswatini’s NDC Implementation Plan completed
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND REPORTING
The Facilitator will report to the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs on day-to-day technical aspects of the assignment and to UNDP Resident Representative on contractual obligations in coordination with the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development. He/she will also be reporting and sharing government approved reports to the NDC Partnership Support Unit and the designated focal point of UNDP on key deliverables as per contract.
DURATION OF WORK
The assignment is for 12 months with possibility of extension based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
The Contractor’s duty station shall be Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs in Eswatini Mbabane with possible travels as determined by the nature of work. Considering the COVID19 pandemic, the contractor may telecommute in in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Required Skills and Experience
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file. Personal History Form (P11 form);