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National Consultant on (partnership support to NDC implementation) in Sudan
|Location :||Khartoum, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||05-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
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 Paris Agreement in 2015 was a landmark in the fight against climate change. After years of negotiating, every one of the 196 countries, plus the European Union, all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), agreed on a set of principles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change head on.
The aim of the Paris Agreement is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that global temperatures don’t rise more than 2C above pre-industrial levels this century, and ultimately pursue a scenario where temperature rise remains below 1.5C
NDC stands for a Nationally Determined Contribution. For the Paris Agreement goals to be achieved, every country needs to play its part. Because countries have different circumstances, resources and abilities, the agreement was designed so each country defines their own pledges, in terms of what they can contribute to the 2030 Agenda. These country pledges are the NDCs. Each country produced a document outlining these contributions and how they will be achieved. Nearly all the NDCs include a target to reduce CO2 emissions by a certain amount over a given time. Most of them also highlight how climatic changes will affect their country, and how they intend to adapt to these changes. The last decade was the hottest in history. Critical new research has also emerged since 2015 demonstrating the potential devastating impacts of a 1.5o rise in temperature. In 2021, the devastation of COVID-19 has made the whole world more vulnerable to shocks and changes and illustrated the potentially severe effect of global crises.
A critical aspect of the Paris Agreement is that every five years, countries are required to update their national pledges with more ambitious targets.
Sudan’s current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) has been prepared before the adoption of the Paris Agreement (PA) in Dec 2015, however, it includes ambitious contributions, in line with Art.3 of the PA, on both climate change mitigation and adaptation. After the entry into force of the PA and the recent adoption of work programme for its implementation, Sudan decided to further develop its NDC and building an enabling environment, to access international finance and technical support to implement its determined contributions. This would enable Sudan to transition its development sectors into a more resilient and low emission pathway, in line with the objectives of the PA and the national development priorities. Following Climate promise planning guideline, UNDP has developed the first NDC report under the autopsy of UNDP of Sudan in 2021. The NDC2020 document was then submitted for approval by the highest government authority (Higher Council for Ministry) but unfortunately and due to political circumstances, the report was not endorsed. The Climate Promise II offered new opportunity to Sudan to continue its mission on tackling NDC cause, building on the previous experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Responsibilities:
UNDP support the reviewing NDS framework in collaboration with the (HCENR). The UNDP Country Office in Sudan seeks the service of a national Consultant (IC) to support the management of NDC coordination activities.
The consultant will work closely with NDC consultant as well as NDC focal point at the Higher Council of Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR). As). He/ She will work under the guidance of UNDP Officer as well as coordinate activities with NDC consultant. He/she will perform duties related to support in management of NDC reviews and capacity building activities.
Specifically, the national consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Consultancy Deliverables /Outputs:
The national consultant will have direct contact with the NDC consultant and UNDP Officer within the Environment and Energy unit at UNDP and work closely with National focal point at HCENR. He/she will work under the direct guidance and supervision of UNDP Energy Unit and coordinate activities in collaboration with HCENR.
Duration of the Work:
The total duration of this consultancy will be 30 Working days spread over the Period October – December 2022.
Duty station will be Khartoum, no travel is required.
Recommended presentation of Offer:
Criteria for selection best Offer:
The offer received from candidates will be evaluated using combined scoring method. The combined scoring method assess the offers with technical merits of the proposal. where the qualification and methodology will be weighted a maximum of 70 % and latter combined with financial offer which will be weight a maximum of 30%.
Technical Evaluation Criteria:
minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in climate change adaptation/ mitigation and knowledge on the Nationally Determined contribution, familiarities with UNFCCU / PA emerged initiatives.
Ability to coordinate NDC capacity building and awareness development activities funded by international organizations.
Experience in working with Government institutions.
Communication competence, facilitation, writing and analytical skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and qualifications required:
The consultant shall possess: