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National Consultant-Climate Finance Expert (Re-advertisement)
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days over 3.5 months|
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.
The Integrated National Financing Framework for Accelerating Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (INFF4SDGs) in Bangladesh is a Joint Programme (JP) to be implemented by UNDP, UN WOMEN, UNCDF, and ILO. The JP will be led by UNDP, where the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Office of Bangladesh will coordinate the programme and report to external stakeholders within the UN system and Government. Additional support provided through joint UNEP/UNDP poverty environment action for SDGs programme.
The JP will support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to put in place an integrated financing framework to mobilize required resources from public and private sources more effectively for attaining SDGs by 2030.
Through the support of JP, the government will not only revisit the gaps in SDG financing estimated in 2017 but also adopt a forward-looking approach for engaging the public, private sector, and partners to meet the financing gap, keeping in consideration the country’s LDC graduation in 2024.
With support from the programme, the government will focus on fiscal space analysis and explore identifying new and innovative fiscal spaces and business models for the private sector for achieving SDGs. This JP will also help to establish strong governance and coordination mechanisms among the government and private sectors and an oversight mechanism for expenditure efficiencies and maximizing expenditure impacts.
As one of the most active and committed countries to achieve the SDGs with the highest level of political will, Bangladesh has already completed a Development Finance Assessment (DFA) in 2016 and Bangladesh SDGs Financing Strategy (FS) in 2017. However, both the documents are now dated as they were prepared for the 7th FYP. Also, LDC graduation was not taken into consideration and 8th FYP preparation is in the final stage of preparation. These developments along with a renewed commitment to strengthening Bangladesh’s Integrated National Financing Framework warrant revisiting both the documents. To update these documents, the Joint Programme (JP) “Integrated National Financing Framework for Accelerating Achievement of SDGs (INFF4SDGs) in Bangladesh” in collaboration with the Strengthening Institutional Capacity for SDGs Achievement in Bangladesh (SC4SDG) project will engage a Climate Finance Expert to support an international consultant for updating the Development Finance Assessment (DFA) and SDG 13 Financing Strategy.
The DFA offers a comprehensive analysis of the public and private financing outlook, financing policies and institutional structures, and opportunities to build a more integrated approach to financing. It is a tool designed to aggregate analysis and build collaboration among actors. Alongside the new analysis that it undertakes, the DFA draws together information from a wide range of sources and assessments that focus on particular finance flows or policy areas.
A series of financing dialogues form the backbone of the DFA process toward the articulation of the FS. Under the guidance of a government-led national oversight team the DFA brings together government officials, private sector and other stakeholders to facilitate discussion on how to operationalise a more integrated approach to financing through an INFF. The DFA facilitates discussions on the challenges and opportunities across public and private financing and aims to build consensus on ways forward to establish and implement the FS.
The JP targets to support the government and private sector in achieving all SDGs, with a particular focus on SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 13, and SDG 17.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of this assignment is to support the Team Leader with analysis of institutional and legal framework for climate change and data and information on SDG 13 that are necessary for completing a Development Finance Assessment (DFA) and leading to the update of the SDGs Financing Strategy of Bangladesh together with development of a comprehensive SDG 13 Financing Strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The following activities are expected to be carried out by the Climate Finance Expert within the contract period:
KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO BE CONSULTED
Government Stakeholders including (but not limited to) Principal SDG Coordinator, PMO; Senior Officials of Ministry of Finance (Finance Division, Economic Relations Division, Financial Institutions Division, and Internal Resources Division); Planning Commission (General Economics Division and Programming Division); Local Government Division (LGD); Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Ministry of Women and Children Affairs; and other government offices
Private Sector Actors including (but not limited to) FBCCI, BGMEA, BKMEA, BWCCI, Private Banks, and Climate finance business entities
IFIs including International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs) (but not limited to) UNRC, UNDP Heads of Clusters, UNDP INFF Task Team, ILO, UN WOMEN and UNCDF
Other stakeholders including INGOs, NGOs, think tanks, academics, etc.
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
ENGAGEMENT OF DAYS
The Consultant will report to the Chief Technical Advisor, SC4SDG, who will also carry out a performance evaluation at the end of the assignment. While arranging workshops, dialogues, and consultations with stakeholders, the project will provide necessary financial supports to the events.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION
The total duration of the contract will be 40 working days over 3.5 months tentatively starting from 15 February 2021. The duty station will be in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
INPUT FROM PROJECT
The project will provide necessary project-related documents, data/information, acts, rules, etc. and will organize seminars, workshops, meetings, etc. as and when required.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Master’s degree in Environmental Management, Development Management, Public Finance, Social Science, or other relevant fields.
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all cost components required to perform the deliverables identified in the ToR. Payments will be made upon completion of the following deliverables/outputs:
Deliverables are linked with the payment schedule:
The formula is as follows:
The proposal obtaining the overall highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal is the proposal that offers the best value for money. The technical and financial proposal should be submitted following the UNDP guideline and formats. UNDP Procurement reverses the right to accept or reject any. The only candidate obtaining a minimum of 49 points and above would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Interested individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit the below-mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.