International Adaptation Expert - Support to the development of Cambodia’s Long Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS)

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :13-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 8h 28m
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :April - August 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.


In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris Agreement, all countries should formulate and communicate long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies, mindful of Article 2 taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances (UNFCCC). The response to this challenge must be just, inclusive, and leave no one behind, while seeking the most efficient climate solutions that advance multiple Sustainable Development Goals at once.

Cambodia recently published an updated Nationally Determined Contribution, with targets for climate change action until 2030. Cambodia also announced at the 2020 Climate Change Ambition Summit her intention to develop a Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS). LT-LEDS, which ensure the coherence of short-term climate action with long-term climate goals, are vital since current NDCs are only enough to limit the global warming to 2.7-3.7 degrees Celsius (WRI, 2020). Cambodia sees that a long-term strategy for climate action can also further strengthen her aspirations towards a cleaner and greener economy and to fulfil her obligations to improve the lives of the citizens, in particular the most vulnerable groups. The country also sees that the strategy can promote and enhance an inclusive and green post-COVID recovery.

The process to develop a long-term strategy and a road map for Cambodia requires engagement of the key ministries, sub-national government, private sector actors, NGOs and civil society organizations in order to build a shared vision for long-term low emissions development, and to determine key policy actions needed to achieve this vision. The process will also require analysis of the resilience building potential, mainstreaming of the cross-cutting themes and co-benefits. The analysis will build on the work done by the mitigation team regarding the national and sectoral zero emission development activities and targets.

A concept note for the overall process is presented in Annex. The present TOR is focused on support required for the resilience building potential, cross-cutting and co-benefits analysis component of the LT-LEDS exercise.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. Initial consultations and finalization of the methodology and analysis of the socioeconomic trends

Finalize the methodology and detailed timeline for the work

  • Develop a final workplan and methodology for the adaptation analysis for the LT-LEDS process under a supervision of the Team Leader of the LT-LEDS development process.
  • Assess alignment of the LT-LEDS with the national sustainable development goals, poverty eradication and economic growth strategies.

b. Assessment of the resilience building potential

Develop an assessment regarding resilience building potential

  • Analyse the resilience building potential of the identified LT-LEDS options by a GHG emission sector.

c. Cross-cutting themes and co-benefits

Analyse co-benefits and identify entry point for mainstreaming cross-cutting themes

  • Analyse adaptation co-benefits of the identified LT-LEDS options, and
  • Identify entry points for mainstreaming cross-cutting themes (gender, youth and private sector) into the LT-LEDS process.

d. Contributing to drafting of the LT-LEDS document

Finalize the analysis and develop a chapter of the findings 

  • Draft a chapter of resilience building potential, mainstreaming the cross-cutting themes and co-benefits of the agreed LT-LEDS activities.

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  • Strong analytical, facilitation and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience


Minimum MSc degree/Ph.D. in climate change, social sciences, development studies, natural resource management, environment or related field demonstrably relevant to the position.


  • At least 10 years’ experience in climate change-related work;
  • Proven experience in providing technical support in resilience building, adaptation measures, climate change impacts on vulnerable groups, sustainable development goals, and gender.
  • Experience in assessing resilience building potential.
  • Experience in working with the UNFCCC mechanisms and guidelines, climate policy and governance frameworks is required; experience in working on the NDC processes is preferred.
  • Experience in developing countries strongly desired, experience in the Asia-Pacific region or Cambodia will be an advantage.

Language Requirement:

  • Excellent command of English (both spoken and written); and
  • Command of Khmer would be an asset.

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Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.

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