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Consultant, Sustainable Energy, Finance and Climate Change
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year|
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 fora 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. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
UNDP provides technical support to deliver on, and contribute to, sustainable development and resilience-building. In this context, assisting countries to plan, adopt policy frameworks, and build institutional capacities to transition toward sustainable energy, low-emission and climate resilient development is a crucial area of work for UNDP. UNDP’s services build on UNDP’s growing portfolio of energy and climate change mitigation projects and programmes for which UNDP provides oversight, quality assurance, global and regional policy and technical advisory services.
The consultant supports the delivery of UNDP’s corporate sustainable energy framework for 2016-2021, including support for implementation of SDG7 on energy, SDG 13 on climate and SDG11 on cities, as well as countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the context of the Paris Agreement through a country-driven, multi-stakeholder process that helps countries shift from sectoral perspectives to a holistic approach that incorporates sustainable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation into environment and sustainable development goals planning processes. S/he collaborates with energy and climate teams across UNDP’s Regional Hubs, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers, to provide quality policy services and advance UNDP’s credibility in this thematic area, delivering coherence and technical advice in this area.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Contribute to development and implementation of a strategy to deliver UNDP’s corporate sustainable energy framework for 2017-2021 (continuous - over duration of the contract)
The consultant will support in the formulation and implementation of the internal and external delivery of UNDP’s corporate sustainable energy framework for 2017-2021 in line with the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021. The consultant is expected to execute the following tasks:
Deliverable 2: Provide support for UNDP engagement at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 (1 March - 31 July 2018)
The consultant will support the UNDP Energy team in preparation for the 2018 HLPF, which includes an in-depth focus on SDG 7 on energy. The consultant is expected to execute the following tasks:
Deliverable 3: Support the development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement plan in energy (continuous - over duration of the contract)
The consultant will prepare a stakeholder engagement plan to analyze and assess UNDP participation in international energy institutions, including but not limited to SE4ALL, UN Energy and UNFCCC
Deliverable 4: Analyze and support UNDP’s energy portfolio (continuous - over duration of the contract)
In-line with the roll-out of the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and UNDP’s commitment to supporting countries to implement NDCs, the consultant will prepare a detailed analysis of UNDP’s current energy portfolio. The consultant is expected to execute the following tasks:
During the assignment, the Consultant will engage with CDT’s sub-teams on climate change, disaster and climate risk governance recovery and energy both at headquarters as well as regional level to assess and analyze the programmatic extent and requirements.
The assignment will be implemented under an individual consultancy arrangement with clearly identified deliverables. Under the guidance and supervision of the Energy Team Leader, the consultant will be commissioned to deliver the above-mentioned deliverables. The consultant will work in close collaboration with other members of the CDT team, other BPPS Clusters, UN agencies, and relevant stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environment, energy, economics, business administration, social sciences or related disciplines.
Important Note: The Consultant is required to have the above-mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications will be shortlisted and contacted.
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop
Interested candidates should provide the following documents and information:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposals
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The selection of the best offer will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a maximum of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%. The 70% rating shall be based on how well the Offeror meets the minimum qualifications/competencies described above.
The technical evaluation will be based on the following criteria with the corresponding points (out of a total 70 points):
If it is felt that interviews are needed to further vet the candidate(s) for this particular position, the panel may decide to conduct interviews, in which case the interview would inform the final technical evaluation score based on the above criteria.
The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
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.