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Private Sector Finance Expert
|Location :||Home-based. Possible travels to mission in 4 – 8 LDCs and DCs. Destination shall be assigned and approved prior to travel|
|Application Deadline :||05-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 February 2015 – 20 January 2016|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 135 days|
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder for including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.
As the UN system's development program and a GEF Implementing Agency since 1991, UNDP also supports countries in addressing development, climate, and ecosystem sustainability in an integrated manner. UNDP-GEF offers countries highly specialized technical services for eligibility assessment, program/project formulation, due diligence, mobilization of required co-financing, project implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management.
With financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), Special Climate Change Fund and other donors, UNDP, together with UNEP and other partners is providing assistance to integrate climate change into national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes. UNDP, through its leadership in the NAP- global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is assisting LDCs to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning. The partner agencies of the NAP-GSP are the FAO, GIZ, GWP, IFAD, PROVIA, WHO, UNFCCC, UNISDR and UNITAR. The GSP is one of a number of initiatives in place to support Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance their NAP process.
Within this overall background, UNDP is seeking a consultant to support staff with providing assistance to countries on catalyzing private sector finance for adaptation. In the context of support rolled out to countries to advance their National adaptation Plans, the consultant will work with UNDP staff to assist countries to identify and put into practice barrier removal solutions to private sector investment in the context of climate change risk management in key sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and energy. This tailored support will complement other NAP-GSPs activities that are focused on region-based technical training and awareness raising, and knowledge sharing and exchange in the context of strengthening capacities of client countries to mainstream climate change into planning and budgeting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to support the achievement of the following objectives:
Scope of Work
The Private Sector Finance Expert will be responsible for:
The tasks associated with this Terms of Reference are expected to be completed through a combination of (a) home-based preparatory work; (b) leading or participating in country level consultations (together with NAP-GSP partners) in selected countries and; (c) post-mission drafting of next steps, based on the outcomes of the in-country training) to guide the NAP process in visited country.
Expected outputs and deliverables
Pre-Mission Deliverables (Products/Services):
In country Deliverables (Products/Services):
Post- mission Deliverables (Products/Services):
Required Skills and Experience
Review time required:
Duration of work:
Expected places of travel:
Financial proposal and schedule of payments:
Evaluation method and criteria:
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on the folllowing methodology:
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria for evaluation 70% (maximum 500 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 technical points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation (30% ,maximum 100 points)
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.