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Senior Technical Advisor on EU Climate Policies
|Application Deadline :||20-Aug-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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 100 working days|
The EU4Climate Project helps governments in the six EU Eastern Partner countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - to take action against climate change. It supports countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. Its ambition is to limit climate change impact on citizens lives and make them more resilient to it. EU4Climate is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of climate-related policies by the Eastern Partnership countries that contribute to their low emission and climate resilient development and their commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It identifies key actions and results in line with the Paris Agreement, the "20 Deliverables for 2020”, and the key global policy goals set by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The project will also translate into action priorities outlined in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change of October 2016.
The following results will be achieved: (i) Finalized/up-dated nationally determined contributions and national mid-century strategies and communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), (ii) Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments, (iii) Established or strengthened measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements, (iv) Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners, especially in the field of energy (v) Advanced alignment with EU acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of the Energy Community Treaty, (vi) Increased mobilization of climate finance, and (vii) Enhanced adaptation planning. As of July 2019, the project has conducted consultations with the governments of the Partner Countries, and has identified priority areas of work and key deliverables for each of the countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Advisor (the Consultant) will assist in connecting the EU4Climate project and its beneficiaries in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries to the EU best practices and recent developments related to climate change policies and greening agenda. He/she will be responsible for providing overall technical advice and quality assurance to the Project in particular by aligning with the EU Climate Policies and Green Deal and by drawing best practices, lessons and expertise on green climate policy development and implementation from EU to the EaP countries. He/She will render technical support to the Project Manager, project staff, Project Board and government counterparts. With support of the Project Manager and National Coordinators in the beneficiary countries, the CTA will ensure all necessary advisory support in order to smoothly implement the project and also provide guidance on the implementation of the Project activities based on the EU best practices and expertise.
The Senior Technical Advisor will work under the direct supervision of the EU4Climate Project Manager and with the guidance from UNDP IRH Climate and DRR Team Leader and UNDP Country Offices in beneficiary countries.
The Senior Technical Advisor on EU Climate Policies will provide technical overview, guidance and leadership for all technical aspects of the Project and will ensure that technical activities align with project strategic objectives and with the EU best practises and climate policies, including EU Green Deal and EU Climate Acquis.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Timing and travel: The Consultant will be engaged under the Individual Contract. The engagement will be app. 100 working days.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and International Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. Approval of the IRH CDT Team Leader is required prior to planning of the trips and relevant logistics.
Reporting and delivery of outputs
The Senior Technical Advisor should provide the following reports according to the UNDP format:
Deliverables will be delivered in English.
Required Skills and Experience
EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (CV/P11 desk reviews and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates who receive min 70% of points in desk review (Criteria A-E) will be considered for interviews. Only candidates who receive min 70% of points in technical evaluation (Criteria A-G) will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points:
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF attachment as the system only allows upload of one document):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.