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Anti-Corruption/Local Governance and Climate Change Specialist
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||11-Apr-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 days|
The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD Programme) is a partnership of FAO, UNDP and UNEP seeking to assist developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies. In the UN-REDD Programme UNDP is the lead agency on governance and transparent, equitable and accountable management of REDD+ payments.
The UN-REDD Programme has integrated activities on anti-corruption as a core element of its five-year Programme strategy. These activities include guidance on institutional frameworks for equitable, transparent and accountable benefit distribution systems in REDD+, integrity of fiduciary systems for receiving and disbursement of funds, coordination of anti-corruption activities at the national, regional and international level, and support and capacity building towards multi stakeholder mechanisms to mitigate corruption risks.
In 2010 UNDP produced a first report, “Staying on Track: Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate Change.” The report dedicates a chapter to corruption risks in REDD+, and included recommendations on how to tackle these risks, including “the need to strengthen transparency and accountability of local governance institutions and systems.” This report need however to be complemented by a more in depth analysis of the role of local governance in responding to corruption risks in REDD+ in different regional settings.
UNDP is seeking a consultant to develop a report providing guidance on the role of local governance institutions in preventing corruption risks in REDD+ in the Latin American context.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will develop a report on the role of local governance institutions in preventing corruption risks in the forest sector, and how lessons learned can apply to the REDD+ context. This report will examine case studies in different decentralization contexts in select countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The tasks and outputs are as follows:
1. Detailed outline including:
2. Upon approval of the outline, draft a 30 page report for review of the UNDP democratic governance and REDD teams.
3. Conduct further research (as needed) and prepare a revised draft of the document according to the comments and guidance of UNDP.
4. Finalize the document as per input received on revised draft above.
5. Be prepared to make a presentation of the study.
The report can be prepared in English or Spanish. The Consultant will report to the Governance and Decentralization Policy Advisor, with input and guidance from members of UNDP’s Environment and Energy Group in the Panama regional center and headquarter units in New York.
The Proposed Timeline is as follows:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified candidates who are interested in the above position are invited to submit their application, in English or Spanish, attaching a UN Personal History Form and financial offer in US dollars, not later than April 11, 2011 . The electronic version of a UN Personal History Form (P.11) can be downloaded from the UNDP RSC website http://www.regionalcentrelac-undp.org job section.
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.