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Climate Change Expert - Development of Eswatini Climate Change Bill
|Location :||Mbabane, ESWATINI, SWAZILAND|
|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 :||Five months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Five 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.
Eswatini has contributed little to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, however, like many other developing countries the country is not an exempted to the adverse effects of climate change which have evident impacts on the country’s main economic sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
Eswatini is committed to pursue coordinated actions on climate change including reducing GHG emissions and enhancing its climate resilience while continuing to advance sustainable economic development. A series of notable climate actions, including (amongst others) the development of the National Climate Change Policy 2016 and the National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2020) has been undertaken. The climate change policy focuses on guiding national development principled on low carbon emissions and building climate resilience. It recognizes that addressing climate change and its resulting impacts plays a vital role in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable populations, farmers, industries, vulnerable groups and communities. In addition, the Government of Eswatini submitted a very ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC before the adoption of the Paris Agreement which is currently under review. This clearly shows the commitment of the country in acting on climate change domestically as well as play its role at the global front. While the Paris Agreement does not specify how parties are to implement their NDCs, in practice effective implementation of the NDC will have to rely on domestic policy, law and regulations.
While national strategies and policies can help address immediate climate concerns, climate legislation can help provide longer-term certainty in a policy direction that cannot be easily reversed; and provide transparency, predictability, and legitimacy to regulate citizen’s activities. It also encourages coordination and consistency of policies across government agencies, which is critical for a cross-sectoral issue like climate change. Domestic legislation on climate is critical, and an essential linchpin between action at the national level and international agreements. Hence strong climate change legislation is regarded as an essential part of delivering effective climate action. Legislation ensures a clear, accountable process for climate action planning and also provides the tools to allow key changes to be made.
Purpose of the Assignment
The main purpose of this assignment is to support the drafting of the Eswatini National Climate Change Bill. The Climate change framework legislation should establish long-term targets that set the strategic direction of Eswatini’s efforts to a low carbon and climate resilient pathway.
This work is supported by NDC Partnership’s Partnership Action Fund (PAF).
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work includes providing technical guidance and inputs in the development of the bill and leading an inclusive nation-wide multi-stakeholder consultation at regional and national level.
Duration of Assignment
The total contract period for the consultant will be from July to November 2022.
The payment schedule is as follows:
The payment schedule will be as follows:
Corporate and Core Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit;
Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer