UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’ staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder for a including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. Through BPPS, UNDP assists partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with new, more effective ways of working. In addition, through BPPS, UNDP supports its internal Units and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
Based in UNDP’s BPPS Sustainable Development Cluster, the Natural Capital and Environment, Climate Change, and Energy Team, including the UNDP-Global Environmental Finance Unit (UNDP – GEF Unit) helps countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion by assisting Country Offices in accessing environmental and climate finance for sustainable development, from a variety of sources encompassing bi-lateral and multi-lateral funds, governments cost-sharing, etc. UNDP is an accredited implementing entity for the following environmental and climate vertical funds: (i) funds managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF): Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF TF), Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF), Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF); (ii) Adaptation Fund (AF); (iii) Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF); and (iv) Green Climate Fund (GCF). As an Implementing Agency, UNDP offers countries technical services for eligibly assessment, programme/project formulation, due diligence, mobilization of co-financing, project implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management.
The Government of Sweden, through Sida, has funded a four-year, US$40m global Strategic Collaboration Programme designed to strengthen UNDP capacities to achieve its overall Sustainable Development vision for poverty eradication through a more integrated, coherent approach to the environtal and climate dimensions of the UNDP Strategic Plan. As part of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP), Sida funds will be used (i) to hire human resources in each region and (ii) to finance country programming in ways that leverage synergies across UNDP work on biodiversity, climate change, and energy, as well as, cross-cutting themes of gender equality, safeguards, sustainable food systems, resilience, DRR, and green financing. This Sida Programme will also have a focus on communications, knowledge management, and support to ten pilot countries.
UNDP would like to engage a Coordination and Management Support Consultant to carry out a number of tasks needed to implement the PIP phase and transition to the full implementation of the Sida Strategic Collaboration Programme and broader UNDP Natural Capital and Environment, Climate Change, and Energy portfolio as described within these TOR.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordination and Management Support Consultant will provide support to the Natural Capital and Environment, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) to implement the PIP phase ad transition to full implementation of the Sida Strategic Collaboration Programme and linked NCE programming.
Scope of work:
1. PIP Implementation and Portfolio Coordination
2. Knowledge Management, Data and Communications
Coordination and Management Support Consultant for UNDP Sida Environment and Climate Change Programme
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Addis Ababa, , ET