Individual Consultant-Development of GCF Manual and Guidelines (for Indian Nationals only)

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :14-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :03 months


Green Climate Fund is supporting developing countries to effectively access and deploy resources for limiting climate change and adapting to its impact. To effectively utilize emerging opportunities under Green Climate Fund involving several stakeholders at national and sub-national level the MoEFCC and UNDP are implementing a GCF Readiness Programme. The Programme is expected to offer needs-oriented support to India for accessing and using the GCF.

It is important and necessary to connect a large global issue such as climate change to home local issues such as livelihood, food security and access to energy ensuring that the local constituency starts bringing these up on their priority lists while making state and district level plans which also contributes to national level planning. Under the GCF readiness programme, it is envisaged that the state and national agencies will have better understanding of their priorities which aligns with key result areas of the Green Climate Fund. For this, adequate information on the framework and processes of GCF needs to be developed and synthesized for key stakeholders to understand its importance and functioning. For more information on manual and guiding document please visit

The objective of this assignment is to develop manuals and guiding document for state government departments in the form of handy information booklets. The booklet would carry simplified messages on Green Climate Fund- result areas, investment priorities, process to develop project concepts and full length proposals, consultations etc. This will help state governments and other agencies at all levels to develop, implement and monitor projects for Green Climate Fund. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide information on GCF (in English and Hindi) on following points but not limited to


  • Background of Green Climate Fund
  • Procedure to access the Fund for Programming
  • Role of National Designated Agency and National Implementing Entity
  • Accreditation Process
  • Overall allocation Framework of GCF
  • Key result areas for both adaptation and mitigation and what does it mean in Indian context
  • Investment priorities for Green Climate Fund and what does it mean in Indian context
  • Private Sector Facility

Guiding Document to develop a project concept and proposal

  • Developing the concept note with case study
  • Developing the full-length proposal with case study
  • Project concept and full length proposal approval process.
  • Key factors for a successful proposal
  • Any other issue/s as suggested during the development of Manuals.

Expected Deliverables

GCF Manual

  • Draft Manual in English
  • Draft manual in Hindi and English
  • Final Manual in Hindi and English (This will be designed properly with illustrations and handed over as a print ready copy)

GCF Guiding Document to develop project concepts and proposals

  • Draft Guiding Document in English
  • Draft Guiding Document in Hindi and English
  • Final Guiding Document in Hindi and English (This will be designed properly with illustrations and handed over as a print ready copy)

Data/information collection

The required data and research materials required to carry out the above tasks will be collected by the consultant


Core Competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate technical knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take initiative and present original writing skills using intelligent and professional inputs;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for lucid communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to comprehend requirement and propose structured approach.
  • Ability to engage with Senior Government officials
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed;
  • Ability to work independently with limited instruction;
  • Ability to lead and report; with good written verbal communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Post-graduation or equivalent in Environment/Climate Change/ Sustainable Development Studies


  • The Consultant must have a proven track record of a minimum 5 years of national/international level experience and expertise on preparing similar kind of manuals/handbooks on issues related to environment. In addition, the required qualifications include:
  • The consultant should have developed manuals and guidelines on climate change or environmental issues for multilateral/bilateral agencies.
  • The consultant should have undertaken atleast 2 documentation/research work on Climate Policy at national and state level;
  • The consultant should have worked on two project with the Government/bilateral/ multilateral agencies in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects;

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Hindi is required. Excellent writing and verbal skills.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • Contracted consultant will submit the monthly progress report to the programme officer;
  • Contract will be administered by UNDP;

Schedule of Payments:

UNDP will release payment as below:

  • 30% on Submission and acceptance of Draft Manual and Guiding Document in English
  • 30% on submission and acceptance of Draft Manual and Guiding Document in both the languages.
  • 40% on submission and acceptance of final manuals in both the languages. (This will be designed properly with illustrations and handed over as a print ready copy)

Documentation required

  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of   the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.  Please also quote your lumpsum fee in Indian Rupees (INR) for the consultancy services. 

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Technical Proposal (70%)

  • Expertise and experience (35 marks)
  • Methodology, Its Appropriateness to the Condition and Timeliness of the Implementation Plan (35 marks)

Financial Proposal (30%)

To be computed as a ratio of the Proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for further process.


  • Miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges, local travel etc. would not be reimbursed separately;
  • Individuals working with institutions may also apply, contract would be issued in the name of institution for the specific services of individual;
  • Consultant may have to arrange his own computing equipment.
  • Please ensure that all the documents to be uploaded should be combined in a single PDF file before uploading as the system has provision of uploading only one document.

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