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MNG/INT/IC/2020/002 - Trust Fund Specialist (International)
|Location :||Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Over the period of 5 months|
National governments have demonstrated clear commitment to fulfilling their mandates for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in ways that are compatible with national development goals, and to finding a diverse range of funding sources for biodiversity management. UNDP believes a transformation is needed in the way biodiversity finance is planned and managed, unlocking resources to meet the Aichi Targets, defined in the CBD’s Strategic Plan 2011-2020, in a manner that promotes sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.
BIOFIN in Mongolia concluded these steps early 2019, resulting in the identification of a number of biodiversity finance solutions, including the strengthening of existing pasture user fees, natural resource management fees, the design of an environmental trust fund, protected area finance and financing conservation through sustainable businesses.
Policy and institutional review, Biodiversity expenditure review and Finance needs assessment findings were compiled and published as “Biodiversity finance needs, policy and trends”, and the finance plan with the feasibility studies of the chosen finance solutions were published as “Biodiversity finance plan”. Finance needs assessment was conducted within the framework of the National Biodiversity Programme (NBP) 2015-2025.
In 2018, BIOFIN started a second phase, geared towards the implementation of Biodiversity Finance Plans and finance solutions. It will run through the end of 2022 and involve at least 28 countries. In this regard, UNDP Mongolia is implementing the second phase of BIOFIN project with objective of supporting the execution of the Biodiversity Finance Plan through feasible financial solutions.
During BIOFIN I phase, the assessments on precondition and feasibility for establishing Conservation Trust Fund against existing national circumstance were conducted and implied that an independent, self-sufficient legal and national-level Mongolia Conservation Trust Fund (MCTF) is the one of the feasible finance solutions for securing sustainable resources for biodiversity conservation management in Mongolia.
The desired MCTF is expected to support mobilizing, blending and overseeing the collection and allocation of financial resources for biodiversity conservation activities in a sustainable manner.
Moreover, it is expected that fully operational MCTF ensures the enhanced cooperation of various environmental organizations and strengthened collaboration between public and private institutes and NGOs and focused biodiversity conservation in national context.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the consultancy is to compile a feasible design of Mongolia Conservation Trust Fund (MCTF) in national context and follow-up MCTF launch action plan. The desired MCTF design shall be specified by 3 components: conservation impact, financial sustainability and governance structure.
The appointed consultant shall undertake following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
The following documents should be requested:
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.