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Framework Agreement for the provision of support to special events, budgeting, and planning Consultant for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) (Turkish Nationals or Others Legally Authorized to Work in Turkey)
|Location :||Istanbul, Turkey with limited travels, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||01-Apr-19 (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.380 working days in the period) depending on demand for services and performance|
In recent decades, biodiversity finance tools and solutions have demonstrated their importance for achieving biodiversity goals and broader sustainable development objectives. Improved choice, design and implementation of effective, well-tailored finance solutions will strengthen countries’ chances of achieving national and global biodiversity targets.
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN – was developed to provide a comprehensive methodology for governments to: 1) review the existing policy context, 2) measure expenditure levels for biodiversity, 3) calculate future financial needs and 4) design strategic plans to deploy the right mix of finance solutions, tailored to the country context. The methodology has been conducted in 30 countries to date, with many now having reached the implementation stage.
BIOFIN is supported by the Governments of Germany, Flanders, Norway, Switzerland and the European Union. The initiative is part of UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance (UNDP-GEF) unit, hosted by the Ecosystems and Biodiversity (EBD) cluster under UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS).
BIOFIN’s first phase (2012-2018) enabled full assessments and initial implementation of finance plan elements in target countries. Based on lessons learned, a new and comprehensive version of the BIOFIN Methodology was developed. Significant scaling up of finance solutions is required in all countries to address the biodiversity finance challenge. BIOFIN’s second phase (2018 – 2022) focuses mainly on the implementation of prioritised finance solutions while also allowing additional countries to undertake the initial assessments and create the finance plan. See www.biodiversityfinance.org for further information.
The BIOFIN Team is seeking an individual consultant to support with the organisation of a series of events leading up to the 2020 4th Global Biodiversity Finance Conference, including work related to the transition between BIOFIN Phase I and II. The individual consultant will work under the direct supervision of the BIOFIN Manager and the BIOFIN Project Management Associate. The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the global BIOFIN Team, national BIOFIN Teams, UNDP Country Offices to provide the required services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Providing support to project’s international events:
Provide effective support to the project’s budget planning and management focusing in achieving the following results:
Contribute to facilitation of knowledge sharing and development:
Information on working Arrangements:
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
Education (max 10 points):
Documentation to be submitted:
Kindly note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
General Conditions of Contract for the ICs:
UNDP Personal History form (P11) required of all applicants:
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.
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.