UNDP is one of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entities (AEs). UNDP has been requested by the Government of Republic of Namibia to support the process of developing a country proposal for submission to the GCF.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which has been established in compliance with Article 11 of the Convention to contribute significantly to the collective efforts of the international community to combat climate change. It is the first multilateral fund dedicated solely to fund climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in developing countries. The GCF has now secured pledges of USD 10.3 billion to be channeled to climate friendly activities in developing countries. The GCF can be accessed directly by National Implementing Entities from developing countries and/or through international and regional Implementing Entities (IEs). The fund has agreed to allocate 50:50 between adaptation and mitigation measures. The fund will also allocate a significant amount of resources through its Private Sector Facility in order to catalyze and maximize private sector engagement in climate finance throughout developing countries.
The Green Climate Fund’s vision is to support a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development. It is driven by innovation and targets its investments for transformational impact. The Fund has identified the following 8 impact areas which will deliver major mitigation and adaptation benefits:
Shifting to low-emission sustainable development pathways through:
Increasing climate-resilient sustainable development for:
The Government of Republic of Namibia has requested UNDP to support the finalization of a GCF proposal to strengthen its adaptive capacity and climate resilience in water resources management, building on the existing draft proposal that was developed through the GCF Readiness Program in 2016 with support from KfW.
Responding to the request, UNDP is seeking for services from a consultant to assist with the finalization of a GCF proposal, with all the required Annexes to the proposal to be submitted to GCF. All documents produced will be in the required format set by GCF and/or UNDP.
Duties and Responsibilities
More specifically, a consultant, in close consultation with the national stakeholders and with guidance from UNDP, will have the following specific duties:
Draft a project concept note (no more than 20 pages) in the required template, based on the existing draft proposal and further consultation with UNDP and the City of Windhoek to strengthening the current draft, presenting at minimum the following:
The roadmap will be costed and finalized in consultation with UNDP and shared with key national stakeholders to establish a common understanding of the tasks and time required to finalize the FFP.
Draft a full funding proposal (FFP) and all required annexes in the required template, incorporating inputs from a number of experts and subject specialists mobilized to develop the full proposal. The FFP (with Annexes) will have to include at minimum:
The first draft of the FFP will be subject to UNDP’s internal review. The lead consultant is expected to address and incorporate all comments raised during the review process, closely working with other experts and specialists and in close consultation with the City of Windhoek and UNDP Namibia with the guidance provided by the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor assigned to this project.
Produce the advanced draft of FFP, incorporating comments received on the 1st draft.
The advanced draft FFP will be subject to a Peer Review organized internally within UNDP to ensure technical quality as well as a compliance with UNDP’s accreditation. Once both technical clearance and financial clearance are issued, the FFP will be formally submitted to GCF Secretariat for their review.
Address comments received by GCF Secretariat, ITAP, GCF Board, and any other reviewers in collaboration with other experts and specialists under the guidance of UNDP Namibia and Regional Technical Advisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Language and other skills:
Method of submitting Application online: