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Climate Change Adaptation Speialist
|Location :||Lilongwe, MALAWI|
|Application Deadline :||23-Apr-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 :||130 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||130 days|
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.
Malawi is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, being exposed to extreme weather events such as floods and droughts and highly dependent on natural resources for livelihood. Climate change coupled with high rates of population growth and urbanization gives a huge pressure on the environment and natural resources in the country, posing a serious risk to achieving development goals and sustaining development achievements at national, district and community level.
The Government of Malawi has put policies in place in an effort to reduce the impact of climate change and build resilience of the nation. The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III (2017-2022) aims to promote resilient nation and integrates the Sustainable Development Goals with Agriculture, Water Development and Climate Change Management being one of the five key priority areas. MGDS III advocates more of systemic and coordinated approaches with up-scaling and value-adding initiatives rather than having small-scale and fragmented projects. There also has been increasing emphasis put on decentralization of CCA work.
UNDP Malawi is supporting the Government of Malawi to find solutions to its development challenges based on the Country Programme Document 2019-2023. UNDP is focusing on integrating CCA into national, sub-national and sector development plans, including accelerating adaptation investments based on community priorities. Climate Resilience Initiative in Malawi (2019-2022), funded by Government of Flanders, aims to enhance the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities to the impacts of changing climate and enhance the capacity of district councils to better manage, monitor and respond to climate change in Mzimba and Kasungu districts. It will bring in successful practices and lessons learned from currently ongoing yet soon-to-be phasing out two other CCA projects funded by GEF: Adapt Plan and Climate Proofing.
However, there still exist gaps and challenges in CCA that need to be tackled. Lack of robust tracking tools for adaptation actions makes it difficult to keep track of adaptation actions taking place at sub-national level in a comprehensive and systemic way. Even though framework and policy are in place, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation at national and district levels have not yet been harmonized. Lack of coordination among projects with similar components prevents opportunities for greater synergies. Against this background, UNDP Malawi is looking to recruit an International Climate Change Adaptation Specialist to provide technical and management support.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of Portfolio Manager of Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist will ensure the effective coordination within and across the programmes as well as provide solid technical backstopping. The consultant will be responsible for strengthening UNDP’s capacity to engage in policy advisory for the Government of Malawi regarding CCA issues. The consultant will also lead formulation of potential initiatives and resource mobilization for future CCA projects. The consultant will work together with UNDP Programme Specialist, Programme Analysts, Gender Specialist, M&E team and service contractors among others to deliver the following duties and responsibilities.
Project assurance and oversight (working closely with UNDP Programme Analysts and Programme Specialist)
Formulation of new initiatives and resource mobilization
Required Skills and Experience
Requirements for Experience and Qualifications:
The consultant should meet the following combined requirements and attributes:
Duration of the work
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document:
Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offer must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Schedule of payments
Rating Methodology ( Maximum scores = 70 points.
Financial Proposal - 30
Interested candidates that meet the above specifications should submit an application to email@example.com by 23rd April 2019. Applications that do not meet above specified requirements will not be considered. Please include “CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION SPECIALIST” in the subject line of the email. The UNDP will not accept proposals via printed hardcopy.
Attention: The Deputy Resident Representative (Operations) a.i.