The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lao PDR Country Office is providing support to national authorities in the Lao PDR for strengthening the National Designated Authority (NDA) and associated institutional infrastructure necessary for effective resource mobilization through the Green Climate Fund. The project will aim to build capacity and build the national framework for GCF engagement through:
1. Building NDA capacity to perform its roles and responsibilities for GCF-related matters?
2. Development of a country programme aligned with Lao PDR’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and based on GCF criteria and approval process
Based on the proposal developed in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the eighteen (18) month project will strengthen the national coordination mechanisms for conceptualizing, developing and submitting new, transformative projects for funding under the GCF framework. This will involve broad, multi-sector stakeholder consultations with government, the private sector, NGOs and CBOs. The National Project Coordinator will also work closely with DCC and UNDP to coordinate training for government personnel and the development of a comprehensive country programme. The incumbent will be required to be conversant with the energy landscape in Insert Country Name, including the national Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development Strategy (LCCRDS) i.e. the NDC, as well as have a clear understanding of national energy and disaster risk reduction priorities.
Under the guidance of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the Deputy Director General of DCC (National Designated Authority for the GCF), the National Senior Climate Change Consultant Expert will report to DCC and work in collaboration with the UNDP Lao PDR Country Office to achieve stated project outcomes. S/he will perform coordination as well as technical tasks as detailed below.