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Engagement Advisor, Invest4Climate
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||26-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||12 months|
Over the past decade more than 1.5 billion people have been affected by disasters that have cost at least US$ 1.3 trillion. Climate change, weak governance, and an increasing concentration of people and assets in areas exposed to natural hazards are driving disaster risk upwards, especially in poor and fragile countries. UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development1.
UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of risk-informed zero-carbon development. At the same time, we work together with partners to adapt to the impacts of climate change, enhance access to clean energy, reduce the risk of disasters and, where needed, support resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts are the path towards sustainable development that is risk-informed, zero-carbon and resilient.
UNDP’s work integrates issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at the country level, focusing on resilience building and ensuring development remains risk-informed and sustainable. To do this we assist governments in systematically and comprehensively delivering on risk-informed development through the communication, reduction and management of risk.
To support the achievement of UNDP’s strategic plan outcomes, as well as global agendas i.e. Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Sendai Framework of Actions for DRR and the sustainable development goals, the UNDP Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction team (CDT), under the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) focuses on four thematic areas:
There is a small team in Geneva that leads on integrated areas across external engagement, insurance, investment and private sector work across disaster, climate and energy.
As part of this work, the team leads on UNDP’s engagement in the Invest4Climate initiative. Jointly led by the World Bank and the UN, Invest4Climate platform provides an opportunity to mobilize further, coordinate, and deliver the finance needed to help countries make the transition to a low-carbon resilient future while creating job and building prosperity.
An engagement advisor is required to lead UNDP’s work on the I4C platform.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives: The engagement advisor will primarily work on the I4C platform, in its development and its implementation. Their task will be support the engagement of UNDP (as well as, where appropriate, the broader UN system) in the platform, playing a key role in its work over the next 12 months.
Reporting: The engagement advisor will be based in UNDP Geneva within the BPPS directorate and CDT team. For administrative and contractual purposes, the consultant will report to the Special Advisor for External Engagement, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction of UNDP Geneva.
Tasks and deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents should be submitted:
Applicants must apply online and submit all above to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the following subject heading: “Engagement Advisor, Invest4Climate CDT" by the deadline for this vacancy. Applications received without a financial proposal and applications received after the deadline will be rejected.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the financial proposal weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70% points maximum):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z)
Annexes to the TOR
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.