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Lead Expert for Capacity Gap Assessment, Training Program Design And Execution (NAP Process)
|Location :||Home-based and Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||20-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||8d 15h 53m|
|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 :||10 May 2021 - 31 August 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||140 consultancy days|
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 climate change poses serious, wide-ranging risks to economies, societies and ecosystems. Reducing these risks requires action to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation), combined with measures to increase resilience to the impacts that occur (adaptation). Through the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities are created to ensure a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.
In many countries, Montenegro included, UNDP has an important role in working towards this future.
Relying on cooperation with national stakeholders and in close cooperation with the Government of Montenegro, a stocktaking exercise to inform the development of an adaptation process concluded that water, agriculture, tourism and health sectors were the initial priority sectors for intervention.
Despite the actions taken and progress made so far in prioritizing adaptation planning within policy and institutional frameworks the prioritisation and development processes identified several gaps and barriers limiting functioning and effective adaptation planning process. These barriers are: (i) the coordination framework for adaptation planning and action are partially established and underperforming with a need for improvement and more effective organizational design, clear roles and responsibilities, improved capacity (technical and functional) and institutional arrangements designated for mainstreaming climate change into work-programmed at the sector level (ii) limited institutional and technical capacity at the national and sectoral level to address climate change through adaptation with need to improve the technical capacity to collect, generate, use and disseminate climate information and services (iii) adequate information required for conducting informed and effective adaptation planning and investments is unavailable. It is difficult to accurately gauge and cost adaptation options at national and sectoral levels without relevant information on climate impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity in a medium to long-term perspective (iv) national and alternative sources of finance to fund adaptation investments are not optimized as the full costs of adaptation are not yet known.
Responding to these challenges, the proposal was developed for funding under The Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme. The financing of the project was approved by GCF with the overarching objective to improve Montenegro’s institutional capacity for long term adaptation planning. To achieve this, the proposal is focused on (i) improving the institutional coordination framework and increasing institutional capabilities, (ii) increasing climate information and identifying potential adaptation responses/measures, and (iii) identifying financial requirements and resources to fund adaptation investments.
The design and sequence of the project activities have been made in a manner to create efficiencies and be effective. By building enabling institutional, planning and programming environments for adaption at the national and sectoral level, Montenegro will be able to identify climate-induced risks, and vulnerabilities, and use that information to inform adaptation planning process and to explore appropriate adaptation responses.
Within the context of the project “Enhancing Montenegro’s capacity to integrate climate change risks into planning” implemented by UNDP Montenegro and financed by the Green Climate Fund, is inviting eligible candidates to act as Team leader, with relevant experience in implementing capacity gap assessments, training program design and execution for stakeholders involved in the NAP process to determine individual and institutional capacity gaps that are key for integrating climate risks and adaptation into planning to submit applications taking in mind requirements listed below.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment:
Lead the process of the capacity assessment of key stakeholders involved in the NAP process to determine individual and institutional capacity gaps that are key for integrating climate risks and adaptation into planning (e.g. climate information and risks, tools for integration, appraisal and prioritization of adaptation project options, project development, implementation, gender mainstreaming, etc.).
The Consultant will be engaged under an Individual Contract agreement and will work under the supervision of the Project Manager. The process will be supported by two national experts.
The consultant is expected to implement the assignment in 3 phases:
Expected tasks in the first phase:
Note 1: Institutions to be included in the capacity assessments include the NAP team (UNDP and Government), ministries responsible for sustainable development and tourism, economy, agriculture and rural development, the Working Group on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change, the Agency for the Protection of Nature and the Environment, the Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology of Montenegro, and the National Council for Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the priority sectors.
Note 2: The project brings together national and sectoral level officials and bodies as well as representatives from civil society and the private sector in an effort to achieve its specific goals while at the same time building the long-term capability of the stakeholders to mainstream adaptation considerations into planning and decision-making processes across these different groups. Consequently, the projects will focus private and civil society sectors as well.
Expected tasks in the second phase:
The third phase will focus on training programme delivery resulting in:
Through the implementation the team will explore opportunities for institutionalisation of the training courses. The type of registration would be selected in cooperation with the project team and national counterparts out of possible models prescribed by legal framework, for example, life-long learning, vocational training etc. if this deemed as beneficial, the expert team will implement the process of course certification.
Expected results/ Deliverables:
The first phase result: a capacity gap report that serves as the basis for capacity building efforts. The Report will inform training programmes and will be circulated and utilized with relevant stakeholders for a long-term capacity building beyond the NAP. The report should be finalised no later than July 2021.
The second phase result:
The third phase result:
Time duration: The Consultant will be engaged during the period from 10 May 2021 until 31 August 2023 (for 140 consultancy days) and payment to the individual contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by April 20, 2021 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".