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)
15-Oct-2022
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.


Background

Background:

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:

  • Coordinate the workshops targeting policy makers and NDC related actors to increase awareness on gender-climate linkages. Design of training programs, provide stakeholder engagement plans and Prepare lists of proposed high-profile participants at policy and decision-making level. Provide estimates of cost per workshop and submit to UNDP project coordinator/ Programme officer for approval,
  • Provide Administrative Support to NDC focal point in preparation of consultation meetings following the report of NDC consultant.
  • Liaise with NDC specialist in coordinating training of NDC’s experts, institutions focal points at national, subnational, and sectoral level (design of training program, preparation of list of attendance, meeting schedules…. etc.). 

Consultancy Deliverables /Outputs:

  • Coordinate the workshops targeting policy makers and NDC related actors to increase awareness on gender-climate linkages. Design of training programs, provide stakeholder engagement plans and Prepare lists of proposed high-profile participants at policy and decision-making level. Provide estimates of cost per workshop and submit to UNDP project coordinator/ Programme officer for approval.
  • 2.Provide Administrative Support to NDC focal point in preparation of consultation meetings following the repot of NDC consultant (prepare list of participants, meeting schedules ..etc.
  • 3. Liaise with NDC specialist in coordinating training of NDC’s experts, institutions focal points at national, subnational, and sectoral level (design meetings program, preparation of list of attendance, meeting schedules).

Institutional Arrangements:

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

Duty station will be Khartoum, no travel is required. 

Recommended presentation of Offer:

  1. Duly completed offer of confirmation of Interest and availability, using the template provided by UNPD.
  2. Personal C.V, P11 indicating all experiences and for similar assignment as well as contract details (email, phone number) of candidates and at least 3 professional references.
  3. Financial Proposal: Indicate all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by break down costs, as per template provided.

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.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural and diverse team.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience in project implementation.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing wide range of stake holders.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical issues related to NDC.
  • Ability to facilitate training wok shops
  • Demonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Master’s degree in Environmental conversation Studies, Ecological Studies, Climate change adaptation and economics.

The consultant shall possess:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in climate change adaptation/ mitigation He/she must have solid experience and knowledge on the Nationally Determined contribution literatures, familiarities with UNFCCU / PA emerged initiatives, and funding mechanism.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate NDC capacity building and awareness development activities funded by international organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Government / UN/ INGO.
  • Excellent communication competence, facilitation, writing and analytical skills

 



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