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National Consultant - Development of Carbon Markets Framework and digital manual for Namibia’s engagement in carbon markets under the Paris Agreement.
|Location :||Windhoek, Republic of Namibia, NAMIBIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||80 working days over 8 Months w|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 working days over 8 Months w|
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.
With support from the Japanese government, UNDP Namibia is implementing a project titled” Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to achieve net-zero emissions and climate-resilient development, in response to the climate emergency”. The project has three components namely: (i) Design of Key Building Blocks for a National Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS); (ii) Technical capacity building to enhance the institutional capacity of Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) and relevant institutions, including the private sector (iii) Enabling investment climate and operationalization planning for market mechanism in Namibia. It is in respect of the above, that UNDP is seeking to engage an individual national consultant to work together with an international consultant recruited by UNDP, MEFT and multi-stakeholders.
The overall objective of the assignment is to support the development of a carbon market framework in Namibia. The specific objective will be to undertake comprehensive policy, regulatory and legal reviews to assess Namibia’s readiness to engage in carbon markets.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National consultant will work with the international consultant to support MEFT in the development of carbon market strategy/framework for Namibia. While the carbon market framework will focus on addressing broad policy areas for participating in carbon markets, the guidance manual will define issues such as (a) institutional arrangements for carbon market project implementation; (b) mitigation activity development cycle; (c) approval procedures for carbon project registration and Article 6 credit issuances and transfers; (d) service fees, charges and payments; (e) criteria for methods and participating auditing entities, (f) standards and complaint redress. In addition, the consultant will work closely with a team of national experts led by the MEFT and UNDP, who will provide technical support to the consulting team. The national consultant will also undertake comprehensive policy, regulatory and legal reviews to assess Namibia’s readiness to engage in carbon markets.
In consultation with the national team of experts, the international consultant, MEFT and UNDP, the national consultant is expected to:
a. Undertake Policy, regulatory and legal reviews to assess Namibia’s readiness to engage in carbon markets- highlighting the gaps, needs and specific recommendations to address them
b. Support in conducting capacity gaps and needs assessment to identify countries’ readiness and capacity building needs to develop and operationalize carbon market projects, track results and process the corresponding adjustments. It is expected that the contractor will apply the World Bank MAPP-ITR modules ‘Party Readiness’ and ‘Article 6 implementation’ to review if a country has set-up a robust institutional framework and infrastructure to effectively implement carbon projects and will thereby determine the ‘party’s readiness;
c. Support in formulating the support needs to fill the capacity gaps and ensure a smooth implementation of carbon projects in Namibia;
d. Support to prepare a detailed carbon market framework to set out the policy foundation essentials to give carbon market transaction actors the clarity and certainty on their rights and obligations.
e. Support the development of a digital guidance manual to operationalize the carbon market strategy and regulate the development and implementation of mitigation activities. f. Support in the development of policy briefs articulating policy gaps, opportunities and recommendations to enhance national policies and implementation of carbon markets in Namibia;
g. Support the development of training manuals for public and private sector on carbon markets, h. Support to assess the capacity and potential/feasibility/viability for an inclusive Emission Trading Scheme in Namibia;
i. Support to conduct two training of trainers workshops in design and implementation of carbon market instruments; and facilitate the presentation at stakeholder workshops for validation of the carbon market framework and the manual with the associated templates.
Required Skills and Experience
A. National Climate Change Policy Specialist
B. Legal Expert
Recommended Method of Application and Presentation of Offer;
Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per attached Letter Confirmation of Interest document. (based on the number of working days mentioned in ToR.)
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