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Green Climate Fund Readiness Expert
|Location :||Home-based with mission travel to Burundi and Sudan|
|Application Deadline :||15-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 40 days through 30 June 2018|
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’ 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 an accredited entity to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), UNDP is also acting as Delivery Partner to eligible country government for GCF Readiness support. To better support these countries, UNDP is building on its significant experience, lessons learned, and best practices gained through the global UN Environment/ UNDP/ WRI (World Resource Institute) GCF Readiness Programme. Burundi and Sudan are among the countries which recently accessed GCF Readiness Funds through UNDP to: 1) Build the institutional capacities of the National Designated Authorities (NDAs); 2) Conduct stakeholder consultations to develop GCF Country Programmes; 3) Support direct access entities in their accreditation process; 4) Access GCF finance through GCF proposal development; and 5) Engage the private sector in the above-mentioned processes. The UNDP Country Offices directly implement the project’s activities, with guidance and leadership of the National Designated Authorities. UNDP-GEF Global Coordinator of the GCF Readiness Programme provides targeted technical and management oversight, as well as knowledge sharing.
UNDP is seeking a Francophone technical specialist in GCF Readiness thematic areas who, under the guidance of the Global Coordinator and the Country Offices (Burundi and Sudan), will support the inception phase of the projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work in collaboration with the technical officers in UNDP Burundi and Sudan to integrate the projects’ expected outputs and activities into realistic implementation plans with set timeframes.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Global Coordinator and in close collaboration with the technical officer in UNDP CO Burundi and Sudan, the NDAs, and other relevant stakeholders at the national level, as deemed necessary.
Some of the duties to be undertaken by the Specialist are the following:
Key performance indicators:
Information on Working Arrangements:
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation to be submitted:
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UNDP Personal History form (P11) required of all applicants:
General Conditions of Contract for the ICs:
Annex II Offeror´s letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment:
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.