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Facilitator for the 4th Global Biodiversity Finance Conference
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with mission travel to Paris, France|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jan-20 (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 :||15 days until 30 April 2020|
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.
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 35 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 prioritized finance solutions while also allowing additional countries to undertake the initial assessments and create the finance plan. See www.biodiversityfinance.org for further information.
Purpose of the Workshop
The workshop will bring together approximately 300 participants including representatives from up to 35 BIOFIN member countries (government, experts and UNDP country offices) and representatives from 36 OECD member countries, UNDP headquarters and regional offices, as well as, international thematic experts. The workshop has the following objectives:
The BIOFIN Team is seeking a consultant who can help design and facilitate the 4th Global Conference to be held in Paris, France from 14th to 16th April 2020. Under the direct supervision of the BIOFIN Programme Officer, the facilitator is required to ensure the successful preparation and facilitation of the above workshop. The consultant is expected to deliver innovative and participatory approaches to maximize the effectiveness of the meeting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the deliverables by the Supervisor as per below percentages:
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation to be submitted:
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