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Country Data on Climate Finance Consultant
|Location :||Home-based with no travel., THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||06-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||18 May 2020 – 31 July 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 40 working days.|
“Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme”, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s Global Development Network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in over 170 countries, employing participatory approaches to developing local solutions to national and global development challenges. UNDP’s focus is to respond to three sets of development issues: (1) Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, (2) Accelerating structural transformation for sustainable development, and (3) Building resilience to shocks and crises.
UNDP’s Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF) for the Asia-Pacific region, which began in 2012, focuses on generating knowledge and a shared understanding on how to integrate a response to climate change within national budget processes. Currently, the Programme is targeting Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and Nepal. Since 2017, the Programme has supported governments to implement budget reforms that enable the delivery of gender-responsive climate change-related investments but with a specific focus on poverty and human rights and with the aim to achieve the following objectives:
The programme has developed climate budget tagging systems for tracking domestic climate related expenditures. These systems have fed into national transparency and accountability initiatives around climate finance and its effectiveness. The CBT is also being integrated into national reporting to the COP through National communications reports, BURs and MRV systems. Going forward it will be interesting to see how these systems can provide useful data in the context of the COVID19 response and recovery efforts. Particularly as it becomes even more imperative to build back economies that are stronger and greener.
Following COP-21 (2015/Paris), attention turned from developing and submitting NDCs to preparing for their effective implementation. UNDP plays a central role in building countries’ capacity to implement their NDCs, given its experience and technical expertise in this area. In particular, UNDP’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Programme works with 36 countries around the world to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The recently launched Climate Promise programme also aims to strengthen country systems for tracking climate finance related to the NDCs.
The UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) was established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its 17th session. One of the functions of the SCF is to assist the COP with respect to the measurement, reporting and verification of the support provided to developing country Parties through activities such as the preparation of the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows (BA). In order to fulfill this mandate, the SCF has initiated the preparation of the 2020 BA and issued a call for evidence: information and data. The SCF is looking for evidence on:
• Methodological issues relating to measuring, reporting, and verifying climate finance flows;
• Data on climate-related finance flows, and
• Assessment of the effectiveness of climate finance flows, including drivers, impact results, meeting needs, and access.
• Information relevant to Article 2, paragraph 1(c) of the Paris Agreement.
The Objective of this assignment is to update the database on climate finance across GCCF and other countries supported by UNDP on climate finance and develop the corporate submission to the SCF as UNDP’s contribution of public finance data for the 2020BA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:
In order to effectively execute his/her tasks, the consultant will review in depth some of the key documents produced by the program including:
• CPEIR Lessons Learnt paper also known as “Budgeting for Climate Change: How governments have used national budgets to articulate a response to climate change Lessons Learned from over twenty Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews”.
• CPEIR Methodological Guidebook.
• Knowing What You Spend- Climate budget tagging systems (CBT) guidance note
• Climate Change Benefit Analysis Guidebook.
• Indonesia Mitigation Fiscal Framework, Climate Fiscal/ Financing Frameworks (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan)
• The SCF BA reports for 2016 and 2018 along with submissions to the SCF for the 2016BA and 2018BA.
Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change (produced by ACT)
Building on (i) the data produced from climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs) and Climate budget tagging systems (CBT) (ii) the methodologies developed to implement the CPEIR, and develop MRV systems for reporting on national climate finance flows (iii) the progresses made in piloting of climate finance initiatives in NDC support programme, the consultant is expected to support the governance of climate change finance cross-practice team achieving the following objectives:
The key deliverables will provide data and strategic inputs to the GCCF programme and inform decision making regarding programming including for the up-coming Climate finance Network (CFN). Submission to the SCF should include a review of country experiences in relation to:
Methodological issues relating to measuring, reporting, and verifying climate finance flows
Data on climate-related finance flows
This includes quantitative estimates of climate-related finance flows in the 2017 and 2018 time period, with data from previous years if available, across any of the following parameters:
Assessment of the effectiveness of climate finance flows, including drivers, impact results, meeting needs, and access
For the assessment of the effectiveness of climate finance, the consultant should consider nationally available information on:
Information relevant to making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development (Article 2, paragraph 1(c) of the Paris Agreement)
The SCF is looking for information relevant to Article 2, paragraph 1(c) of the Paris Agreement, including its reference to Article 9. In particular, the consultant will reflect on the following issues from the country perspective and where relevant linked to NDC implementation:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The target due dates may be adjusted based on the workplan that the consultant prepares.
Duration of the Work:
This assignment is expected to start on 18 May 2020 and ending on 31 July 2020 with the maximum of 40 working days. The target due dates may be adjusted based on the workplan that the consultant prepares.
Duty Station: Home Based with no travel required
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Method of payment and Financial proposal
The method of payment is output-based scheme. Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. The payments shall be released upon submitting the required deliverables to satisfactory standards by or before the due dates agreed with the Governance of Climate Change Finance team as per below percentages:
Travel related cost
The consultant will not be expected to travel.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to the missions.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the Technical Evaluation. The Technical Evaluation will include a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates.
The selection of the offer, from the shortlisted candidates, will be based on a Combined Scoring method where the technical evaluation (desk review and interview where applicable) will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30 points. The 70-point rating shall be based on how well the Offer meets the minimum qualifications/competencies described above.
Stages of Selection process:
Preliminary Shortlisting on pass/fail basis
Detailed Technical Evaluation;
Technical Evaluation (total 60 points):
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
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 as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - TOR Country Data on Climate Finance Data
All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65311
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to firstname.lastname@example.org under subject: JobAds 91412-Country Data on Climate Finance Consultant
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.