The EU4Climate Project helps governments in the six EU Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to take action against climate change. It supports countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. Its ambition is to limit climate change impact on citizens lives and make them more resilient to it. EU4Climate is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Duties and Responsibilities
MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager the International Consultant is expected to contribute to achieving the main outputs of the projects: (i) climate change adaptation planning; (ii) mainstreaming climate in other policy sectors.
The International Consultant is expected to provide assistance to the governments of the Eastern Partnership countries in developing the national and cross-boundary adaptation strategies, and contribute to the development of sectoral adaptation strategies. The specific deliverables are:
Deliverable 1B. Upon approval by the Project Manager, perform a 3-day mission to Belarus to communicate with the government and other stakeholders relevant regarding the formulation of national adaptation strategy – by September 2020. As a part of the mission the Consultant is expected to prepare and deliver a one-day workshop on transboundary and interregional cooperation in climate change adaptation:
Deliverable 2A. Upon approval by the Project Manager, contribute to the development of the Framework National Adaptation Strategy of Ukraine and the Action Plan for the strategy’s implementation – by November 2020.
Deliverable 2B. Upon approval by the Project Manager, contribute to the development of the National Adaptation Strategy of Belarus and the Action Plan for the strategy’s implementation – by December 2020.
Deliverable 3. Upon approval by the Project Manager, develop a roadmap for a Transboundary Adaptation Plan in the Eastern Partnership region – by February 2021.
The scope of the deliverables above will be specified in more detail based on the results of the missions to the respective countries, and upon approval by the Project Manager.
The International Consultant will work under the supervision of the Project Manager to ensure successful achievement of the main Project outcomes. The Consultant is expected to communicate to the governments of the Partner States, and work in close cooperation with the Project’s National Consultants.
Schedule of payments
The total number of days of work is up to 50 working days. The breakdown corresponds to the expected outputs and schedule of payments as follows:
The International Consultant is expected to conduct field missions as follows: 1) One mission for 3 days to Kyiv, Ukraine; 2) One mission for 3 days to Minsk, Belarus;
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and International Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. Approval of the Project Manager is required prior to planning of the trips and relevant logistics.
Required Skills and Experience
EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (CV/P11 desk reviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation)
Financial Criteria 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF attachment as the system only allows upload of one document):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
International Consultant on Adaptation in the EU Eastern Partnership Countries (Belarus, Ukraine)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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