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Ref.2020-012_International Consultant to develop full funding project proposal “Building the climate resilience of grain farming in northern Kazakhstan” for submission to the Green Climate Fund
|Location :||Home based with a mission to Kazakhstan, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||05-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||71 working days (April-December 2020)|
Important notice to the Applicants!
Only those applications would be considered that have been submitted to the following e-mail address: email@example.com with the indication of Ref.2020-012 in the subject line. The application deadline is 3 PM (Nur-Sultan time) 5 march 2020. For detailed information on the position, required documents to be sent and evaluation procedure please refer to the Terms of Reference.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a financial operating entity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is established to contribute to the collective efforts of the international community to combat climate change. The GCF plans to fund programmatic approaches that provide an opportunity for a transformational shift in countries’ climate resilience and green economies, prioritizing a balanced approach between adaptation and mitigation. The GCF can be accessed directly by National Implementing Entities (NIEs) from developing countries and/or through accredited international and regional Implementing Entities (IEs). The Board of the Green Climate Fund has started Accreditation of National and International institutions for direct access
Led by the following ministries such as Ministries of Energy and Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with UNDP serving as the GCF Accredited Entity, an adaptation project has been proposed for possible funding by the GCF. In 2019 a concept note, pre-feasibility study and draft full funding proposal for "Building the climate resilience of SME farms in Kazakhstan” were developed. Upon further consultations with the relevant stakeholders, the scope of the project has shifted towards the whole grain sector in northern Kazakhstan with a deeper analysis and level of details to be developed for the full funding proposal.
A consultant is required to rescope the GCF draft full funding proposal developed earlier, develop finalized full funding proposal and develop a technical feasibility study in line with UNDP and GCF guidance. UNDP will mobilize the team to support the preparation of the proposal package in time for submission to the GCF Secretariat.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the consultancy is to formulate the full proposal for the GCF funding following the developed draft proposal with the title “Building the climate resilience of small and medium agricultural enterprises in Kazakhstan". Upon consultations with the key stakeholders, the draft proposal was rescoped towards the whole grain sector in the north of Kazakhstan. The Consultant will develop a refined version of the draft Full funding proposal with all the documents according to the GCF and UNDP guidelines. S/he will work with UNDP Kazakhstan Country Office, under the overall technical guidance of the UNDP’s regional technical advisor (RTA) for climate change adaptation at the UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub. Guided by the draft Full funding proposal, Theory of Change and sub-assessments and consultation with the Government of Kazakhstan, the consultant is expected to meet the following objectives
Scope of work:
1. Coordinate inputs from international and national consultants and relevant stakeholders
2. Design the technical feasibility study for the proposal
3. Conduct Financial analysis for the GCF project
4. Design the full funding proposal, with the inputs from the national and international consultants
Required Skills and Experience
Language and other skills:
Recommended Presentation of application:
The following documents only in PDF should be attached to the application (proposal) and sent by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating Ref.2020-012 in the e-mail subject no later than 15.00 (Nur-Sultan time) March 5, 2020:
Due to the technical features of e-mail, the size of the file should not exceed 9 Mb per message. There could be a maximum of 3 e-mail transmissions.
*Only fully received application would be considered for evaluation.
Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. ONLY fully submitted applications would be considered!!!
The type of Contract to be signed and the applicable UNDP Contract General Terms and Conditions, as specified in TOR, can be accessed at http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement/business/how-we-buy.html
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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