Vetted Roster: - Individual Consultants: -Climate Change and resilience
UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) - ETHIOPIA | Published December 30, 2016 - Deadline February 6, 2017
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience. Drawing on over forty years of experience, UNDP assists countries to implement their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and to integrate environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies; secure resources; implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable and resilient development, and strengthen livelihoods.UNDP’s support for environmental management and nationally-owned sustainable development pathways includes the following areas: biodiversity and ecosystem services, including forest and wildlife management and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+); sustainable land management and desertification; water and ocean governance; climate change adaptation and mitigation; sustainable energy use and energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and access; chemicals and waste management; green economy; and extractive industries. UNDP works across these areas to address issues of environmental governance, policy, regulation, capacity development, financing, human rights, gender, technology, South-South learning, and public, private, and civil society partnerships at all levels.As a leading purveyor of environmental technical assistance and grant financing, UNDP works in 47 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region. UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Multilateral Fund for Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF), Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As such, UNDP offers integrated technical services for needs assessment, programme formulation, resource mobilization, implementation oversight, knowledge and results management, and evaluation.In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process for including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:1. Natural Resource Management:Ecosystem management;Biodiversity conservation;Protection of Wildlife protection.Sustainable land management;Forestry conservation and management;Water resource management;Coastal and marine resources management;2. Chemicals ManagementManagement and control of ozone-depleting substances (ODS);;Management and control of persistent organic pollutants (POPS);Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).Management and control of mercury.3. Environmental Governance:Environmental policies, laws and regulatory frameworks;Environmental impact assessments;Environmental finance and economics;Environmental and social safeguards;Indigenous peoples’ rights;Access and benefit sharing;Mainstreaming environment into development planning;Regional and/or multilateral negotiations for the management of shared/transboundary resource.4. Energy:Energy policies, laws, and regulatory frameworks;Energy efficiency (especially in buildings, appliances and infrastructure);Renewable energy technologies and systems (including solar, wind, thermal, biomass and hydropower);Access to modern energy services (including on- and off-grid distributed power generation technologies, and thermal energy technologies);Waste to energy technologies (including methane capture, incineration and anaerobic digestion);Sustainable transportation (including non-motorized and public transport);Sustainable cities (integrated approaches to urban energy and transport needs);Financial instruments and financial modelling.5. Climate Change:Climate change modelling and scenarios;Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., climate change mitigation);Climate finance instruments (including NAMAs, standardized baselines and carbon finance);Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas mitigation measures;Adapting to climate change, including vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation;For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1- Terms of Reference.Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:A cover letter, clearly identifying the “Areas of Expertise” as mentioned in the background section above.Updated P11 andPersonal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional referencesDaily professional fee:For any clarifications please write to:- firstname.lastname@example.org.