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Framework Agreement for 7 Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystems and Biodiversity Portfolio Technical Support Consultants
|Location :||Home-based with possible travel mission|
|Application Deadline :||03-Sep-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years (max 660 working days) depending on demand for services and good performance|
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.
UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. As part of the Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP’s Nature, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) Team promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas.
The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy. This multi-billion dollar portfolio encompasses: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services including forests; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification including food and commodity systems; Water and Ocean Governance including SIDS; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Renewable and Modern Energy; Extractive Industries; Chemicals and Waste Management; Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy and SCP approaches. This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning.
In addition to UNDP’s bilateral partnerships on natural capital, environment and climate, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), the Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which includes the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF Trust Fund); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF); the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF); and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). As part of UNDP’s partnership with these vertical funds, UNDP provides countries specialized integrated technical services for eligibility assessment, programme formulation, capacity development, policy advice, technical assistance, training and technology transfer, mobilization of co-financing, implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management services.
The NCE team is seeking to engage 7 consultants to provide technical support for the growing country, regional and global portfolio on an as-needed basis: 3 consultants for Climate Change Adaptation and 4 consultants for Ecosystems and Biodiversity.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultants will, over the contract period, provide support to (i) the Principal Technical Advisor(PTA) for Ecosystem and biodiversity (EBD), and (ii) PTA for Climate Change Adaptation and their respective teams of Regional Technical Advisors (RTAs) located in the Environmental Finance (EF) regional center units (RCUs) in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Panama, and Istanbul, in conceptualizing and writing a range of documents relating to project development, implementation support, and mid-term review and terminal evaluation. This will include liaison with RTAs, UNDP Country Offices (COs), Government stakeholders (where appropriate and under guidance of the RTA), project teams, and other relevant consultants.
For selected countries, the consultants will provide regular technical support to pipeline and project development including:
Key performance indicators:
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Required Skills and Experience
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