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Consultant - Climate Financing and Investment Advisor
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jan-19 (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 Development.
UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions 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 team in Geneva that leads on integrated areas across external engagement, insurance, investment and private sector work across disaster, climate and energy. This team plays an increasingly key role in connecting global processes and platforms for investment and financing with UNDP’s large climate portfolio, with very strong links with the expanding NDC Support Programme, which increasingly is central to UNDP’s engagement with countries on climate action.
An advisor is required to play a pivotal role in developing and implementing both a global and country focus of the NDC programme that increasingly leverages both global opportunities and UNDP’s large portfolio across finance, investment and climate action.
Duties and Responsibilities
The financing and investment advisor will lead on the work to develop and implement a standardised engagement on NDC financing and engagement, including providing technical assistance and investigating investment opportunities, playing a critical role to connect country-level priorities to global opportunities and challenges.
The Climate Financing and Investment 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 with a secondary reporting line to the manager of the NDC Support Programme.
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 email@example.com, with the following subject heading: “82897 - Climate Financing and Investment Advisor Global" 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 and Interview part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70% points maximum):
All candidates who score over 31.5% from this first phase will be invited to interview, where a maximum of 25% points will be potentially added.
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.