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Climate Change and Public Expenditures Analyst
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||12-Jun-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
UNDP’s democratic governance practice focuses on fostering inclusive participation, strengthening responsive governing institutions, and promoting democratic principles. Inclusive participation expands equal opportunities for engagement by the poor, women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups who are excluded from power. Efforts in this area aim to strengthen opportunities for civic engagement in the core channels linking people and the state, at the national, regional and local levels. Strengthening responsive governing institutions entails promoting the core channels of representation and accountability in the state at the national, regional and local levels. Responsive institutions mean that the state reflects and serves the needs, priorities, and interests of all people, including women, the poor, youth, and minorities. Supporting national partners to strengthen democratic practices grounded in human rights, anti-corruption and gender equality require UNDP leadership in promoting gender sensitive integration, coordination and information-sharing efforts of policies, practices, and strategies strengthening democratic governance within and outside of the UN family.
In Asia and the Pacific, UNDP is increasingly being requested to provide governance related services that support governments in articulating their response to climate change. These services include strengthening government’s institutional and administrative framework to be able to deliver integrated climate policy and programming within a range of sectors; strengthening government’s planning and budgeting processes to be able to account transparently for climate relate services; strengthening parliament and civil society’s roles in holding governments accountable in their response to climate change; and supporting local governments in integrating climate related services into their programming. There is also an increasing urgency to ensure that the needs, priorities, and interests of all people, including women, the poor, youth, and minorities and those particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts are included in the governance of a climate change response, including within all stages of policy formulation, programme implementation and processes of reporting and accountability.
To respond to the growing demands, APRC has established a multi-disciplinary team to deliver services which can support governments developing comprehensive approaches to govern the challenge of climate change in ways that support their overall development, particularly in the context of Rio+20 follow up and post 2015 development agenda. This team works across practices within UNDP and HQ, APRC, UNDP country offices and in partnership with a range of development partners at the regional level, to deliver this support.
The UNDP APRC and UNDP Country Offices are working together across four regional programmes including the Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), the SIDA funded “Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable”, the DfID funded “Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Benefit the Poor and Vulnerable in South Asia” and Asia Regional Governance Programme (ARGP) to provide support to climate change finance and development effectiveness dialogues. Support is also being provided through the Asia-Pacific Gender Mainstreaming Programme, both in mainstreaming and for pilot initiatives at country level, such as the mainstreaming of gender across UNDPs’ entire portfolio of environment and energy projects.
Public expenditure reviews (PERs) involve the analysis of allocation and management of public expenditures and may cover all government expenditure or focus on a few priority sectors such as agriculture, water, infrastructure, gender, etc. Information gathered from PERs is used to provide key guidance to strategic planning and budget preparation and to identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of resource allocations. The Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs) developed in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Thailand and the Mitigation Fiscal Framework (MFF) developed in Indonesia since 2011 as well as the recommendations they made are the key building blocks upon which climate responsive planning and budgeting are expected to be built at the national and/or sub-national levels through the projects that UNDP is implementing in the concerned countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
The analyst is expected to support the governance of climate change finance cross-practice team achieving the following objectives:
Scope of work
The activities are summarized as follows:
Developing a comprehensive public climate finance database and dissemination strategy:
The analyst will identify and gather all available public climate finance data sources, compile and present them in formats allowing time and cross country comparisons to the extent possible. He/she will also identify potential users of this data and prepare a mailing list to which the database will be sent regularly as it gets updated. The analyst will liaise with the website maintenance supplier in coordination with the team’s Regional Communications and Programme Analyst to have the database available to the public and published properly online.
Organizing a climate responsive budget workshop:
The consultant will contribute to the preparation of the climate responsive budget workshop. He/she will help the governance of climate change finance cross-practice team identify the participants (governments, donors, UN agencies, CSOs etc.) and liaise with them, prepare the agenda for the workshop in coordination with the designated partners, identify and liaise with the guest speakers and review and comment on the submitted presentations. The analyst will also contribute to the summary/follow up report of the workshop.
Developing a consultant roster:
The consultant will help build a consultant roster (both national and international consultants) the APRC governance of climate change finance cross-practice team can tap into when it is looking for 1)- Public Financial Management Expertise, 2)- Climate Financial Expertise, 3)- Gender and Climate Change Expertise, 4)- Poverty and Climate Change Expertise, 5)- Local Governance and Climate Change Expertise, 6)- Political Economy Analysis Expertise and 7) Cost Benefit Analysis expertise. This roster will also be shared with country offices when they would like to contract an expert for an assignment relevant to climate change finance.
Developing briefs that would illustrate and advocate the public finance instruments the Climate Finance Governance Team is implementing in a reader friendly and accessible language for concerned stakeholders and general audience alike:
1 July - 31 December 2014
Bangkok, Thailnad with travel to Asia-Pacific countries.
Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls:
The consultant will be working as an integral part of the APRC climate finance team and will be working closely with members of the team. The consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of APRC’s Governance, Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness Advisor, APRC’s Environment Advisor and will be supervised by the APRC Governance and Public Finance Specialist and/or the Climate Finance Specialist. She/he is expected to closely coordinate her/his activities with the International Poverty and Gender Advisor(s).
Documents to be included when submitting proposal:
Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate your qualifications:
The financial proposal will specify the lump sum professional fee in USD and payments will be made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked and upon completion of the deliverables. All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. In the event of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight; 70%
Financial Criteria weight; 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Planning and organizing
Promoting Organizational learning and Knowledge Sharing: Developing tools and mechanisms:
Job Knowledge and Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of the Subject-matter:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.