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Consultancy- Climate Change and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Policy Specialist
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Dec-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 :||Up to a maximum of 260 workdays with possiblity of extension subject to satisfactory performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to a maximum of 260 workdays with possiblity of extension subject to satisfactory performance|
The Development Policy Bureau (DPB) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. DPB staff provide technical advice to Country Offices; advocate for UNDP corporate messages, represent UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engage in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. DPB works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. DPB ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. DPB 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. DPB supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
UNDP provides technical support to developing countries to deliver on, and contribute to, sustainable development and resilience-building in the context of the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Action. In the area of climate change, UNDP’s services to countries focus on implementation of the Paris Agreement, and specifically implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which outline countries’ self-defined targets to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, as a critical contribution to the 2030 Agenda. UNDP is currently finalizing a UNDC NDC Strategy which analyzes countries’ critical barriers to achieving the Paris Agreement and identifies key support areas that UNDP can provide to address these barriers. This Strategy will be a direct contribution to the UN Joint Approach on NDCs, endorsed by the Secretary General. Under this one-UN approach, UNDP has been tasked to lead implementation of NDCs at the country level, helping to facilitate coordination among UN Agencies and other partners.
UNDP’s support on climate change build on an extensive portfolio of mitigation and adaptation projects and programmes for which UNDP provides oversight, quality assurance, and global and regional policy and technical advisory services. One of these flagship programmes is the NDC Support Programme, providing direct financial and technical support to 25 countries on NDC implementation in the context of national development priorities. This programme seeks to enhance the capacities of public- and private-sector actors to deliver on NDC targets through strengthened climate governance; implementation of mitigation actions and mid-century low-emission development strategies; engagement of private sector; and improved investment environments. It provides support for development of NDC implementation plans, strengthening of monitoring systems, and mainstreaming of ender-responsive approaches. The programme also collects and disseminations best practices and lessons learned to advance global progress on NDC implementation, including through its global NDC Hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
UNDP seeks to recruit a Climate Change and NDC Policy Specialist who will provide policy and programmatic support on climate change as part of the NDC Support Programme Global Support Unit, with a focus on NDCs and related areas in the context of sustainable development. He/she will provide assistance in the context of UNDP’s NDC strategy, support regional dialogues on NDCs, contribute to knowledge products, and coordinate with external partners/partnerships. Reporting to the Global Team Leader on Climate Change, the consultant will:
Provide assistance on finalization and implementation of UNDP’s NDC Strategy (Jan – Dec 2019)
Support to regional dialogues on NDCs (Jan – Dec 2019)
Support development of knowledge products and communications materials (Jan – Dec 2019)
Support coordination with external partners (Jan – Dec 2019)
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in environment, climate change, international development, or international relations is required.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation (desk review) - Total 70% (700 points):
Only shortlisted candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate obtaining the highest combined scores of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into a contract with UNDP.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.