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Local Consultant to develop methodological recommendations on climate vulnerability and risks analysis
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||29-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to 9 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 EU4Climate Project helps governments in the six EU Eastern Partner countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - to take action against climate change. It supports countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. Its ambition is to limit climate change impact on citizens lives and make them more resilient to it. EU4Climate is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of climate-related policies by the Eastern Partnership countries that contribute to their low emission and climate resilient development and their commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It identifies key actions and results in line with the Paris Agreement, the "20 Deliverables for 2020”, and the key global policy goals set by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The project will also translate into action priorities outlined in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change of October 2016.
To realize this project goal, the following results should be achieved:
Result 1.Finalized or up-dated nationally determined contributions communicated to the UNFCCC;
Result 2.Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments;
Result 3.Established or strengthened MRV systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements;
Result 4.Advanced alignment with EU climate acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of Energy Community Treaty on climate matters that are not covered by the EU4Energy programme;
Result 5.Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners;
Result 6.Increased mobilization of climate finance;
Result 7.Enhanced adaptation planning.
The project goal is to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and the development towards a low-emission and climate-resilient economy in line with the Paris Agreement. The overall goal of the assignment is to assist UNDP Ukraine and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ukraine (MEPNR) in the development of methodological recommendations on climate vulnerability and risks analysis.
To achieve the goal of the assignment UNDP (hereinafter referred as the Client) will contract a qualified consultant who has the relevant expertise and complies with the requirements listed in Section 9.
The main objective of hiring the services of a Consultant is to review available methodologies for climate change vulnerability and risks analysis and develop framework methodological recommendations for conducting these for different sectors.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the overall guidance of the EU4Climate Project Coordinator in Ukraine and International Consultant on Adaptation in the EU Eastern Partnership Countries (Belarus, Ukraine), and close cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Consultant will be tasked with the following:
The document should include the following, but not limited to (please note that the content should be previously agreed with the Project team and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine):
It is expected that the assignment will start in November 2021 and will take a maximum of 9 months, starting from the date of signing a contract with UNDP.
DELIVERABLES, SUBMISSION AND PAYMENTS
The Consultant shall:
The Consultant will work under supervision and directly report to the EU4Climate National Coordinator and in close cooperation with EU4Climate International Consultant on Adaptation in the EU Eastern Partnership Countries (Belarus, Ukraine) .
Electronic versions of the reports and deliverables should be delivered in Ukrainian and English, if needed, to the EU4Climate Project National Coordinator following the indicated deadlines. All reports and materials shall be prepared and transmitted electronically (Formats of: * .docx, * .xlsx, * .pptx, * .pdf, etc.) to the electronic device or in the form of electronic communication with the final product.
Required Skills and Experience
At least Master’s degree in environmental sciences, law, climate science, environmental studies, or closely related fields
Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including professional fees, travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
Criteria A: Education
Criteria B: Work Experience
Criteria C: Language
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual contractor whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Criteria weight; 70%
Financial Criteria weight; 30%
Only candidates that meet a passing score of 70% (49 points) for the technical evaluation will be considered and invited for an interview.
UNDP documents templates are available at the following link:
NB: Please note that online system does not recognise Russian or Ukrainian language, information you provide in on-line application should be in English. You may combine your CV, financial proposal and other necessary information in one PDF file and upload the document.