UNDP’s Global Environmental Finance unit (UNDP-GEF) is based in UNDP’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and is responsible for providing leadership and technical support to delivery of the Environment and Sustainable Development pillar of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Its main focus is on helping countries develop the capacity to fully incorporate environmental sustainability into development. The principal areas of work are in environmental mainstreaming, environmental finance, adaptation to climate change, and local governance of resources, including energy.
The Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP) is a new UNDP-GEF project which, in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative, seeks to promote the scale-up of financial aggregation – asset backed securities – for small-scale, low-carbon energy assets in developing countries. The project aims to help build in-country pipelines of high-quality, standardised low-carbon energy assets and to develop new low-cost sources of financing, building awareness and trust with investors in this new asset class. In so doing, the project can contribute to improving the lives of citizens in developing countries, bringing about affordable, reliable and clean energy.
The CAP’s activities and value proposition will be formulated in terms of a global offer and an in-country offer:
The project’s central approach to achieving change – embedded throughout its design – is a barrier-removal approach. The project seeks to do this in different ways: addressing information barriers through the project’s global activities; addressing first-mover barriers through its emphasis on first-of-a-kind transactions; and then, within countries, targeting specific barriers to scaling-up via tailored market development activities.
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is providing initial seed-funding to establish the CAP in the form of an initial USD 2 million grant. UNDP and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), as a Responsible Party to UNDP, will implement the project with an approximate 50/50 split of the initial USD 2 million GEF grant. The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is a founding partner of the CAP and is providing co-financing for the in-country initiatives.
The Strategic Advisor will support the achievement of the CAP’s objectives through providing cutting-edge thought leadership, strategic guidance and partnership opportunities to the CAP. The Strategic Advisor will work regularly with the project management team (UNDP and Climate Bonds Initiative), and also, as required, with other CAP constituencies, including the Project Board and CAP global working group. The Strategic Advisor will report to the UNDP Project Manager, CAP.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Strategic Advisor will have the following responsibilities.
In practice, the project management team will request the Strategic Advisor’s involvement in a flexible manner, depending on the particular demands of the project, identifying specific outputs related to the above responsibilities. As illustrative examples, this may include the Strategic Advisor’s inputs and review into the annual work plan, the CAP’s database and analytic framework for aggregation transactions, or the Strategic Advisor’s participation in an external meeting on the CAP’s behalf.
Information on working arrangements:
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation to be submitted
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