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Technical Consultant – Climate Finance
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Apr-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 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.
UNDP is currently working on various aspects of sustainable development, from systems and institutional strengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy, environment, and resilience. The Climate Change, Resilience and Energy (CCRE) portfolio of UNDP is organized around the thematic areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation; disaster management and resilience; and access to clean and efficient energy.
UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is supporting Green Climate Fund (GCF) project namely Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support. The project which is in its second phase aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Designated Authority (NDA) for effectively assessing GCF funds to address national climate change related priorities. The second phase has two major objectives:1) Accreditation support and building capacity of DAEs and state governments to develop fundable proposals based on the priorities identified in the country programme document with financing models that are innovative and can leverage various types of funds 2) Systematically engaging Businesses and financial institutions to invest in climate actions.
UNDP is also supporting MoEF&CC for the implementation of a GCF funded project namely “Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities” to enhance the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change in three target states – Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha. The project will work at national, state and community levels to enhance capacities for ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and will enable climate policy and finance shifts to catalyse climate action in all of India’s coastal states and union territories.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the GCF funded projects as well as other UNDP projects related to climate finance, the Consultant will report to the National Designated Authority of the GCF in MoEF&CC and Chief of the Environment, Energy and Resilience Unit in UNDP. The consultant will also coordinate with the SDG / Sustainable Finance team at UNDP.
The Consultant will provide technical support to the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change by executing the following tasks:
DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Post-graduate degree in Economics and Finance
Documents to be submitted:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies i.e. cumulative analysis.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
Financial Criteria weight - 30%.
Short-listing would be done based on the following criteria:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lump sum rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.