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BBRSO191143:Gender Expert on Adaptation and Climate Finance
|Location :||UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Dec-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 :||6 weeks|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 weeks|
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.
To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -
UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=95968 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.
NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.
**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to email@example.com. The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name”
If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=73971 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.
*** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary
Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries unanimously agreed to work toward global goals that would limit global average temperature rise. Specifically, the Agreement seeks to limit the rise in the world’s average surface temperatures to “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial times this century, while “pursuing efforts” for 1.5°C. It also sets a target of eliminating global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by the second half of the century – or at least compensating any residual emissions through, for example, forest growth.
A key principle in the Paris Agreement is that no country should backslide on its intentions, which were put forward in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which describe each country’s self-determined strategy for curbing GHG emissions, typically in five- or ten-year periods and can also include plans to increase resilience. Individually, NDCs represent each country’s climate priorities and vision for achieving sustainable development. Aggregated, they represent the world’s collective efforts to fight climate change. However current NDCs are estimated to collectively result in a temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 °C by 2100.
The Paris Agreement also clearly states that “Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights, the right to health, the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations and the right to development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and intergenerational equity,”. Which suggests that countries should consider a multidimensional and gender responsive approach when developing and enhancing their NDCs.
All countries are expected to submit increasingly ambitious NDCs every five years; a first opportunity to do so is in 2020. Achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals will require an emissions peak as soon as possible, followed by sharp reductions in GHG emissions. Therefore, many see high ambition in 2020 as fundamental to get on track to 1.5°C and counter a worrying trend of rising emissions. The transformative climate action required needs a global commitment to raising ambition, articulated in the next generation of NDCs, to create economic drivers that shift investments away from fossil fuel use and carbon-intensive practices.
In response, UNDP is leveraging its extensive climate portfolio and scale up urgently needed support for NDC enhancement in 100 countries, working in close collaboration with UN system partners (e.g. UNEP, FAO, UNICEF), IRENA, the NDC Partnership, the Green Climate Fund, and other strategic partners. An integrated approach will be used that harnesses the wide-ranging expertise of UNDP’s Global Policy Network to strengthen climate solutions with perspectives from governance, health, water, gender equality, women’s and youth empowerment, disaster risk reduction, and inclusive growth, among others.
The UNDP through its Climate Promise initiative is assisting Antigua & Barbuda in its efforts to update its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). UNDP will support activities that will contribute to raised mitigation and adaptation ambition in the revised NDC. It is expected that the implementation of the NDCs will be closely linked to global and local goals and agreements such Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the country’s NAP and other national sectoral policies. Also, the implementation of the NDCs will be closely linked to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 Gender Equality, the gender mandates included in the Paris Agreement, and the implementation of UNFCCC’s Enhanced Lima Work Programme on Gender and its Gender Plan of Action through the integration of gender specific components in the planning and implementation process of the Climate Promise. The UNDP is therefore seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct activities under the Climate Promise Initiative, which will support the integration of gender-responsive actions across Antigua & Barbuda’s NDC targets resulting in a more inclusive and ambitious climate action.
Women, men, boys and girls experience the impacts of climate change differently and contribute to mitigation and adaptation efforts in a gender differentiated manner. Each stakeholder has different needs, contributions, opportunities and capacities to respond in relation to climate change due to their specific gender roles and responsibilities. If gender considerations are not recognized and addressed in national policies and planning processes, there is a high risk that a) preexisting gender inequalities will be maintained, amplified or at worse new inequalities could be created and b) climate mitigation and adaption actions will be less effective, efficient and sustainable. By acknowledging gender considerations, appropriate measures can be taken to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment within national climate change action and particularly in the planning and implementation process for Antigua & Barbuda’s Nationally Determined Contributions.
The integration of gender-responsive actions into the NDC framework at a country level, will be founded in the Lima Work Programme on Gender and the gender mandates included in the different UNFCCC decisions, which aim to advance the design and implementation of national gender-responsive climate policies and initiatives. Promoting gender equality within the climate change agenda at the national level will strengthen national support for the implementation of both the international and national commitments set. It is further noted, that systematically addressing persistent gender gaps and recognizing both women and men as key agents of change in the response to climate change is one of the most effective mechanisms for building climate resilience and reducing emissions.
 Daze, Angie; Dekens, Julie. A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process. The NAP Global Network: August 2017.
 Huyer, Sophia. Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Planning for Gender-Responsive Nationally Determined Contributions. United Nations Development Programme: 2016.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of this assignment is to develop socio-economic indicators and gender indicators to support socio-economic monitoring of NDCs development and the design of participatory, responsive and gender sensitive adaptation consultations, and social dialogues to define goals and/or priority setting in the NDC at national and subnational levels. The consultant will work with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, UNDP and other key identified partners to support the following activities which will be executed in meeting the proposed project objectives.
As such, the engaged expert(s) will be expected to conduct/provide the following:
The consultant will design, organize, and conduct a gender-responsive climate change consultation. The design and conduct of the consultation will be done in close collaboration with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, UNDP, and other key partners identified. The aim of the consultation is to identify key gender considerations, goals, and priorities for Antigua & Barbuda’s NDC. The consultant must ensure that the consultation facilitates inclusive stakeholder participation which promotes gender equality and inclusion of vulnerable groups including youth.
The consultations should include an exercise to review the proposed indicators as developed in section 1.
The consultant should:
Lastly, in the documentation of the discussions, recommendations, and proposals coming out of the consultative process, it is critical that the consultant ensures that proposals brought forward are gender specific, that gender performance indicators are referenced, and that sex-disaggregated data as well as other gender-responsive reporting techniques are incorporated at this phase to ensure the final report produced is comprehensive.
All activities should be done in collaboration with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda to facilitate the undertaking of a gender responsive, and multi-dimensional socio-economic and climate-based vulnerability analysis, to inform the monitoring of the NDC revision process and future implementation. The consultant should draw on previous work conducted within the sector with which synergies can be found. The consultant is also expected to collaborate with other relevant authorities to highlight youth within the assessment and consultation. Key documents to be reviewed will be provided by the country team.
Required Skills and Experience