- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
NATIONAL CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLIMATE PROMISE
|Location :||Home Based, NIUE|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) operates in over 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, to reduce inequalities and to increase sustainability. One of its critical priorities for 2020 is to support countries to accelerate ambitious action on climate change.
Climate change is the single greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, threatening water and food security, health, livelihoods, and the safety of billions of people. The global 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.
UNDP focuses our climate action support to countries on three strategic and transformative pathways that are inclusive, rights-based and gender-responsive contributing to efforts to reduce poverty and inequality and leave no one behind. They are (1) increasing ambition and accelerating NDC implementation; (2) mobilizing institutions and resources; and (3) aligning policies, plans and budgets with climate-risk informed approaches. Building on its active climate support across the world, UNDP promotes partnership and coalitions building among state and non- state actors including private sectors for transformative change at local, national, regional and global levels.
UNDP has recently launched its ambitious “Climate Promise” which will support 100 countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement by 2020, with demonstrated increase in ambition for greater emissions reduction and resilience building. To deliver this promise, UNDP is leveraging its extensive expertise and capacities around the world, including through our donors and partners as well as independent experts, to support country offices. From the UNDP Samoa Office, Niue need to be expeditiously supported in enhancing their NDCs based on the approved workplans.
Duties and Responsibilities
The UNDP MCO Samoa Office has hired a consulting firm to implement the Climate Promise workplans of Niue, which includes conducting consultations that are inclusive at the national level by involving various line ministries and concerned departments while enhancing their NDCs. This activity aims at delivering a range of outputs following these consultations on the baseline scenario of NDCs implementation in Niue, revision of targets, review of existing policies and legislations, suggest new targets for climate change mitigation, and adaptation by including progress achieved towards Sendai Framework and SDGs. The purpose of this activity is also to enable the countries in finalizing their NDCs for submission within 2020. The National Consultant has to assist the international consultant team in each of the activities under the different service lines of Climate Promise work plan.
Scope of Assignment
The scope of assignment is limited only to successfully implementing Niue’s Climate Promise workplans including support for the update/enhancement of NDCs. The Activities listed below under their Climate Promise Workplans shall be implemented in close collaboration with the ongoing work of national institutions, support from Regional Pacific NDC hub and other donors. It is expected not to commission any new studies at this stage as part of this assignment, wherein the Contractor should rely on the existing information and data from regional sources such as SPC, SPREP and other local institutions in respective countries. The National Consultant will assist the International consultant team mainly in data collection, organize workshop, conduct field visit, building contact with government officials for the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation criteria: 70% Technical, 30% financial combined weight: