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2189 Climate Change Adaptation Expert
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||01 March – 31 December 2021|
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 provide substantive guidance and technical inputs to vulnerability assessments in the key sectors and substantive and technical guidance and inputs to climate change adaptation (CCA) mainstreaming.
To ensure synergies in capacity building activities between NAP project and other climate related initiatives in Serbia.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is providing assistance to the Serbian Government in the preparation and implementation of the GCF funded project “Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning in the Republic of Serbia (NAP project).
The project builds on Serbia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) commitments to advance medium and long-term adaptation planning in the Republic of Serbia with a National Adaptation Plan (NAP), providing support for iterative improvements to the NDCs under the enhanced transparency framework requirements, while enabling the Government of Serbia to build and strengthen capacities for mainstreaming climate change adaptation (CCA), produce actionable climate risk and vulnerability assessments, and implement effective methods, tools and information systems to better inform decision-making on climate risks.
Project activities will address the main barriers to the integration of CCA into national, sectorial and local government planning and budgeting and support the formulation of financing strategies and mechanisms for the scaling up of medium- and long-term adaptation.
The overall goal of the NAP will be to reduce climate change related risks throughout Serbia by strengthening institutional and technical capacities that support integrated CCA planning and programming.
UNDP is seeking for a Climate Change Adaptation Expert to provide assistance to UNDP Climate Change Portfolio in initiating activities for the National Adaptation Planning for the Republic of Serbia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Portfolio Manager and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water management of Serbia, the CCA Expert will provide technical guidance to the UNDP Project coordinator, the Project Board and other engaged consultants on the overall implementation of project activities, with specific reference to the following:
(1) Primarily in line with, but not limited to, the GCF Country Programme.
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via UNDP Web site: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 23 February 2021.
Application should include:
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