Individual Consultant - National (UNDP-GEF Project) for Mid Term Review on Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State-Level Climate Change Action Plans (for Indian Nationals only)

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :01-Oct-18 (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 :22 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 Oct. 2018 to 30 Nov. 2018

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.


The project was designed to showcase the implementation of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in two selected Indian states - Jharkhand and Manipur, with a potential scope to extend its activities to other states if there is a strong interest. The state governments are responsible for developing state-specific action programmes for the power, transport, industry, buildings, and municipal energy efficiency and forestry sectors in line with the National Action Plan on Climate Change NAPCC. There is a need to have greater synergy between national priorities and state-specific strategies, as it requires actions in several sectors that are State subjects and must be implemented in the States. In the preparation of SAPCCs, the required inventory for these sectors is sourced from the national inventory management system (NIMS) that was established as part of the National Communication process; inventory estimation and management are not part of the SAPCC preparation process.

With the objective of addressing the barriers to implementation of SAPCC, the project will revisit the existing regulatory and policy frameworks at the national and state levels, including the directives under the national Missions, to overcome any regulatory and policy relates hurdles for implementation of SAPCC. In consultation with MOEFCC, UNDP and State Governments Jharkhand and Manipur have been selected to demonstrate that how the mitigations measures can be implemented effectively in partnership with private sector, financing institutions, research institutions, international agencies, SERCs, ESCOs and local EE and RE experts. For both Jharkhand and Manipur state governments a number of barriers like (a) limited awareness and capacities across institutions at various levels, (b) absence of framework for the implementation of SAPCCs at state level, and (c) lack of conducive environment for investments in the implementation of RE and EE projects is evident.

The project is supporting the implementation of SAPCC strategies in Jharkhand and Manipur. These two states are among the most vulnerable states in India. They have been selected as pilot states in the project so as to (a) build on their approved SAPCCs, which are now ready for implementation, (b) achieve geographical balance in project coverage, and (c) cover diverse climatic conditions, so as to link diverse aspects and cross-learning between neighboring states. The two states also represent different techno-economic profiles in terms of technology cost, availability and energy mix. The indicative SAPCC budget for Jharkhand is US$ 477 Million (INR 3,179 Crores) over the period of 2013-2018 and that for Manipur is US$ 588 Million (INR 3,915 Corers) over the period of 2012-2017.

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