UNDP Bangladesh, having its focus to build an empowered and resilient nation, has implemented a three years programme Poverty Environment Climate Mainstreaming (PECM) during 2010-2013 with General Economics Division of Planning Commission in Bangladesh. The project had initiated a process to develop a National Climate Fiscal Framework (CFF) and identified key entry points to mainstream climate change into the national finance process (budget, fiscal, classification, audit, and annual development programme and aid effectiveness). As a follow up of the PECM project, the “Inclusive Budget and Finance for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh” is three years’ technical project being implemented by the Finance Division in partnership with ERD, IRD, CAG Office and Planning Commission (Programming Division) to mainstreaming climate change into key financial decisions in Bangladesh.
The overarching objectives of this project are to rationalize the Public Financial Management (PFM) of existing and future climate finance and introduce a climate policy based focus to planning, budgeting and performance management of climate finance by implementing the GoB Climate Fiscal Framework. The project intends to foster a sustainable basis for identifying, maximising and managing sources and application of funds for financing climate resilient actions. The project further intends to develop climate related capacity and expertise within Finance Division, Internal Resource Division and Auditor’s General office, and other major stakeholders that will enable Bangladesh to pursue maximised benefits of national and international climate finance.
It will also aim to enhance the recognition of climate policy and national strategy in the key PFM processes including Budget, Medium Term Budget Framework (MTBF) and attendant Performance Management Systems, Ministry Budget Frameworks (MBF) and the Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework (MTMF).
The project will build on the Climate Fiscal Framework that was developed and endorsed in June 2014 and will align with existing and future PFM reform programmes led by Finance Division. The project has five components:
The focus of this new proposed project intervention, entitled “Inclusive Climate Budgeting and Financing” will be on the implementation of this national Climate Fiscal Framework, which will provide an incentive framework for climate adaptation and mitigation (including removing perverse subsidies that promote maladaptation and climate emissions).
In doing so, it will also strengthen the public financial management system for climate finance, particularly with regards to accountability and transparency, as well as with regard to the flow of finances to line ministries, and to the local level including tracking to ensure funds benefit the poor and vulnerable. This will include activities to integrate climate into the medium term budget framework, support climate budget coding (as for gender), bringing existing climate funds on budget, pilot virtual climate funds and programme based approaches and budget support for climate finance.
The Ministry can be supported to exchange experience with the regional Ministries of Finance that have a climate change unit and take part in climate negotiations including representation on the Green Climate Fund (by contrast Bangladesh sends Ministry of Environment representatives and an academic to the GCF).
In order to respond to these overarching goals the proposed project will focus on:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager will coordinate the planning, finance and local government dimension of the overall inclusive planning and finance agenda in Bangladesh as well as support effective implementation of the project titled “Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience (IBFCR)” and timely achievement of its objectives.
The role of the Project Manager is essentially a supervisory and managerial one and the incumbent will be primarily responsible for-
The incumbent will also supervise and
Details of responsibility:
The Project Manager will perform in a coordinated manner to build institutional capacity of the Finance Division so that it can work effectively with other relevant ministries in implementing the climate fiscal framework.
Coordinate and Provide technical advice on climate plans and finance synergy particularly in the area of mainstreaming climate change into budget and finance process where s/he will-
Coordinate the capacity building and training initiatives for stakeholders by supervising the-
The Project Manager will be needed to coordinate the activities of the components of project and s/he will also perform any additional relevant tasks as requested by ACD-CCED cluster and National Project Director.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Information and Systems
Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators
The Project Manager will ensure a results-based system is in place to tap key results that contribute towards the project Outputs and Outcomes.
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching Country Programme Document, UNDAF, CPD and 7th Five year plan goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching overall project targets.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree in Accounting, Economics or Public Finance disciplines.
Bangladesh nationals: Project Manager (Environment and Disaster Reduction)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Dhaka, Bangladesh 🇧🇩