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Development of a UNDP Guidance Package to effectively promote and support youth meaningful participation and youth empowerment in climate action
|Application Deadline :||13-Apr-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||A maximum of 60 days, over a period of 4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||A maximum of 60 days, over a period of 4 months|
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.
Urgent and ambitious climate action is needed, with young people at the center:
Our world is at a crossroads. As the latest World Meteorological Organization data confirms, 2019 concluded a decade of unprecedented global warming, driven by human activities. Yet, current national climate targets under the Paris Agreement - known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs - are inadequate to achieve global goals for curbing dangerous climate change. Meanwhile, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change have been on the rise since the landmark decision was reached in 2015.
Unprecedented climate action and ambitious leadership are needed more urgently than ever to reverse this momentum. If not, we risk losing decades of sustainable development gains and will fail our social contract with youth and future generations who deserve to inherit a healthy and prosperous planet. That is why UNDP has launched its own ambitious undertaking, the Climate Promise, to support at least 100 countries to enhance their NDCs by 2020. UNDP works with countries to make their NDCs more technically robust and identify new ways that governments can step up their climate actions, as well as finance these bold new goals. UNDP is leveraging ongoing work on climate change in support of the Climate Promise and tapping its vast team of sustainable development experts around the world to make vision a reality. UNDP’s country support under the flagship NDC Support Programme, funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Spain, provides the foundation for efforts under the Climate Promise. UNDP’s Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace, supported by the governments of Denmark and Italy, is a multi-thematic and multi-level response to the needs of young people and their communities, which supports and promotes the role of youth as positive agents of change, including in SDG implementation, peace and security and climate action.
UNDP guidance package on Youth, climate action and NDCs:
A key success factor for raising climate ambition is ensuring an inclusive process for the NDC revision that engages government at all levels, as well as citizens, private sector, youth organizations, movements and networks, and other key stakeholders and partners – bringing all voices to the table to agree ways to curb GHG emissions while also creating more resilient communities and protecting natural spaces.
In this context, to ensure that young people are meaningfully engaged and empowered to participate in UNDP’s Climate Promise roll-out and national NDC enhancement processes, UNDP’s Youth Global Programme and the NDC Support Programme are partnering on a guidance note/toolkit. The guidance note/toolkit will provide field practitioners with tools to inform NDCs by ensuring processes and mechanisms more youth-inclusive and by better responding to the specific demands, needs and aspirations of young people in all their diversity, including by promoting and supporting their meaningful participation and their positive role as key actors for climate mobilization, ambition and acceleration.
The guidance note/toolkit will map concrete and diverse ways in which young people’s positive role has been supported in the context of climate action and how they have influenced policymaking and programming, particularly around NDC planning and implementation. The analysis will include five (5) original case studies and will articulate linkages between the Youth Agenda, the Climate Agenda and Agenda 2030, analyze climate consultations and processes, instruments, institutional set-ups and coordination mechanisms, and identify gaps and opportunities. It will also offer concrete policy and programming entry points and recommendations for practitioners and decision-makers to truly ensure transformative youth-inclusive, youth-responsive and youth-led climate action.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of the analytical framework and the research methodology for the guidance note/toolkit, based on a desk literature review of existing evidence and interviews with UNDP practitioners, youth organizations, movements and networks and other relevant stakeholders. S/he will be in charge of leading the analysis, drafting the guidance note/toolkit and incorporating feedback. An internal task team and a youth-focused sounding board will be established to provide relevant and timely feedback to the consultant throughout the development process.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document. Should the application miss any of the referenced documents the application may be directly disqualified.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received during a desk review, UNDP will invite the top three technically qualified candidates for interview. Interviewed candidates must obtain at least 50% of the total of points obtainable during the interview.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points (desk review + interview) for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Head of Governance unit, BPPS and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.