Consultant to apply Climate, Land, Energy, Water Systems (CLEWs) to support formulation of Nationally Determined Contributions in Asia Pacific

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA)

Home-based/Remote

Result of Service

Support countries participating in the Asia‐Pacific CLEWs training to refine their analysis, produce final reports of their analysis and deliver papers for the regional Human Development Report.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

The consultant will work during the period 11 October to 31 December 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

Background and objectives

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a historic international commitment to improving human well-being and protecting our shared planet. It calls on each country to carefully balance economic, social and environmental priorities, and choose the right mix of public policy options.

To help policymakers meet this challenge, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have created a suite of analytical modelling tools. These track the complex interactions of different dimensions of sustainable development. Countries are using these tools to move forward on core objectives such as achieving sustainable economic growth, tackling climate change and advancing social inclusion.

RPTC project SB-001377.62 aims to build on a joint UNDP/DESA virtual training organized in 2020 to support the adoption of the Climate, Land, Energy and Water systems (CLEWs) methodology to inform Nationally Determined Contributions in Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. The training program provided inter-agency teams from each country with the technical skills to develop and run CLEWs models. This RPTC project is designed to support countries in refining their analyses and providing papers and policy notes to inform national climate policy and other development strategies.

An international consultant is needed in this regard to assist teams in target countries collect data, improve model structures, refine their analyses and report findings. The consultant will work directly with UN staff to provide assistance to country teams.
The consultant will support the following activities of project SB-001377.62:

Work Assignment:

A. Review policy documentation in economic development, social inclusion, and resource systems such as energy, water, land-use/agriculture and climate, for participating countries in Asia Pacific as needed to draft policy notes/background notes;
B. Provide technical and substantive support to project countries by participating in country missions, technical meetings, and facilitating engagement with national focal points;
C. Coordinate the preparation of policy notes with country teams, and ensure delivery of a final set of policy notes with modelling teams that convey clear messages to policymakers;
D. Support the development and dissemination of knowledge products from the UNDESA-UNDP projects, including economic, energy and social country profiles in relation to modelling, online materials and substrative reports to disseminate the findings and impacts of the capacity development program and country projects.
E. Support the development and strengthening of the Modelling tools for Sustainable development and Data and Analytics portfolio through strategic partnerships capacity support and technical advice on integrated modelling tools.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency:
• Teamwork and leadership ability
• Planning and organizing skill
.
Academic Qualifications:
Masters’ Degree (or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, engineering, environment or related field.

Experience:
• A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in economic, social and environmental sciences research and analysis, policy formulation, application of sustainable development principles in development programmes or related area.
• Knowledge of application of modelling tools in developing countries.
• Experience in working with the CLEWS model is an asset.
• Experience in working with United Nations entities is an asset.
• Experience in working with governments in capacity building initiatives required.

Language:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages an asset;

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED