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Framework Agreement for Senior Advisor for Upgraded Country Programme
|Location :||Home based with possible mission travel|
|Application Deadline :||17-Sep-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 3 years (max 320 working days dependent on demand for services and performance)|
The GEF Small Grants Program has been a fundamental part of the GEF’s support to the production of global environmental benefits and the implementation of the UNFCCC, UNCBD, UNCCD and other multilateral environmental agreements in countries around the world beginning in 1992. Following the Upgrading Policy approved by GEF Council in November 2009, nine SGP Country Programs (Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, and Philippines) were upgraded at the start of GEF 5 through separate GEF Full-Size Projects (FSPs). Another six SGP Country Programs (Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) were upgraded during GEF-6. Together, the 15 Upgraded Country Programs (UCPs) represent a dynamic portfolio in which new strategies to build the social and ecological resilience of working landscapes are in active participatory development and implementation, building on a strong foundation of previous grant experience as part of the SGP Global Program. AN additional SGP Country Programme (Malaysia) is expected to upgrade during GEF 7.
The term “upgrading” refers to the graduation of the oldest and most mature of SGP’s Country Programs to a new funding regime allowing higher funding levels and more budgetary control by the Country Programs. The goals of upgrading were threefold: allow the SGP Global Program to continue to grow and serve low-income nations without concomitant growth in core funds, make better use of the capacities of mature Country Programs to enrich the younger, less experienced Programs, and enable mature Programs to access greater financial resources and exercise more programmatic freedom in light of their greater internal capacity.
During SGP’s Seventh Operational Phases (OP-7), Upgraded Country Programs offer a fertile laboratory to refine and broadly apply the community-based landscape approach, taking advantage of these countries’ SGP experience in certain sectors and geographic regions, their well-developed civil society and market networks, and their access to Full-Size Project funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
For each Upgraded Country Program, a PIF for a Full-Size Project must be approved by GEF Council (the Upgraded Country Program in Ecuador will be funded through a GEF Medium Size Project). The process of formulation and approval of the 16 Upgraded Country Program PIFs is complex and detailed, and must occur within a reduced window of opportunity in order to achieve financing and effective implementation of the small grants projects within the current GEF Operational Phase. This process is coordinated by the UCP Global Coordinator.
UNDP is seeking the services of an international Advisory and Project Preparation Support Consultant to assist the Global Coordinator in providing the guidance and advice required to ensure production of PIFs are up to UNDP-GEF standards, as well as, support monitoring and oversight for the implementation of the UCP portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work will vary depending on the individual assignments but would include one or various of the below tasks:
In carrying out these tasks, the consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the SGP UCP Global Coordinator, the respective National Coordinators, and the UNDP Country Office staff. The consultant will be directly supervised by the UCP Global Coordinator.
Anticipated Key Deliverables:
An indicative list of deliverables includes:
All deliverables will be reviewed and approved by the SGP UCP Global Coordinator.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Client Orientation and Communication:
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation to be submitted
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.