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International Consultant for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Assessment for Montenegro’s First Biannual Update Report (FBUR)
|Location :||Home-based, with 3 missions to Podgorica, Montenegro|
|Application Deadline :||03-Apr-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Estimated April - October 2015|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 45 working days|
UNDP Montenegro and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism are working jointly on preparation of the Montenegro’s First Biannual Update Report. Main goal of the project is to assist the country in mainstreaming and integrating climate change considerations into national and sectorial development policies by giving continuity to the institutional and technical capacity strengthening process, partly initiated and sustained by the National Communications. The immediate objective of the project is to assist the country in the preparation and submission of its First Biennial Update Report to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC for the fulfillment of its obligations to the Convention under Dec. 1/CP. 16 par. 60 and Dec 2/CP. 17 par. 41 and it’s Annex III.
The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, through its Climate Change Unit performs a leadership and coordination role for the development of actions needed to fulfill the obligations to the Convention and its formal communication to the international community, acting in coordination with the other stakeholders, integrating climate change in the ongoing national activities for the achievement of results to be reported and communicated through the National Communications and Biennial Update Reports.
Taking into account that Czech Republic has extensive experience in preparation of National Communication to the UNFCCC (Sixth National Communication to the UNFCCC submitted in 2014), transfer of relevant Czech experience to Montenegrin institutions in relation to the mainstreaming and integrating climate change considerations into national and sectoral development policies, in concrete case of development of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system, is highly anticipated.
The focus of this assignment shall be to propose the most appropriate country specific Conceptual Framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Climate Change Mitigation Actions. The Conceptual Framework shall take into consideration relevant domestic legal and institutional systems and capacities, and will promote a cost-effective approach.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and in close cooperation with the national MRV Consultant, the international MRV Consultant will undertake the following specific tasks:
The MRV Consultant will be responsible for:
Timing and reporting:
The Consultant will be engaged on short-term base (up to 45 working days) under the Individual Contract following the selection process of the best candidate. The selected Consultant will be responsible to deliver Conceptual Framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Climate Change Mitigation Actions as part of the FBUR. The assignment will require up to 3 mission to Podgorica, Montenegro with maximum duration of 4 days.
The task will require 3 missions to Podgorica, Montenegro with max duration of the mission of 4 days.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Only best three candidates will be invited for interviews and only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
Qualified women and members of minorities are 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.