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Individual Consultant - National Climate Change and Transparency Expert

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 10/07/2019
Company Name UNDP
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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The objective of the GEF PPG is to develop the project concept into a full project: Capacity-building for establishing an Integrated and Enhanced Transparency Framework for Climate actions and support measures. As described in the project concept (PIF), this project aims to strengthen the existing institutional capacity and enable them to monitor, verify, and report relevant information pertaining to climate reporting, viz: GHG emissions; progress with climate actions as appropriated under NDCs; capacity-needs, gaps, constraints; and corresponding support received and required.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the coordination of the PPG Team Leader and in collaboration with other PPG Team members, participate in and support the PPG process, research, field mission, project design development and the preparation of the ProDoc/GEF CEO Endorsement Request package, taking a lead on the aspects related to Climate Change. The consultant will support the team leader in carrying out following tasks.


  1. Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): With inputs from the other national and international consultants, as detailed in their respective TORs:
    1. Compile baseline/situational analysis for the full-size project (FSP). This will include a precise definition of baseline projects, activities, budgets, goals and co-financial links to GEF outcomes; definition of GEF incremental value per outcome and output; and presentation of results of the incremental cost-analysis in matrices as appropriate;
    2. Oversee the stakeholder analysis and consultations and ensure that they are complete and comprehensive;
    3. Ensure the preparation of the gender analysis and ensure its findings are meaningfully integrated into the project’s strategy, theory of change and results framework;
    4. Ensure action points, including risk assessments, from the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) at the PIF stage (“pre-screening”) are fully implemented during the PPG, and update that screening in an iterative fashion throughout the PPG, as appropriate;
    5. Conduct/oversee the identification of the project sites, with documentation of selection criteria;
    6. Oversee the consultations with partners regarding financial planning; and
    7. Ensure completion of any additional studies that are determined to be needed for the preparation of the ProDoc and all other final outputs.
  2. Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B): With inputs from the other national and international consultants, as detailed in their respective TORs, and based on international best practice:
    1. Develop, present and articulate the project’s theory of change;
    2. Develop the Results Framework in line with UNDP-GEF policy;
    3. Develop a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and Budget;
    4. Oversee and ensure the preparation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan;
    5. Oversee and ensure the preparation of a Gender Action Plan and Budget;
    6. Update the SESP based on assessments undertaken during Component A, and ensure the development of required environmental and/or social management plan(s);
    7. Prepare the required GEF Core Indicators;
    8. Secure and present agreements on project management arrangements;
    9. Ensure the completion of the required official endorsement letters; and
    10. Synthesize all analyses, studies, etc. that are prepared under Components A and B to produce the draft UNDP-GEF ProDoc, GEF CEO Endorsement, and all mandatory and project specific Annexes.



Technical Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of environmental and climate change related concepts, theories, policies and practices;
  • Good understanding of current issues related to climate change and environment at the national and sub-national levels;
  • Adequate experience in multi-Ministry project management on climate change/environment;
  • Hands-on experience in design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change projects.

Management skills

  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to guide the Project Management Unit in developing and implementing the project.
  • Ability to lead consultative meetings at national level with partners and senior stakeholders to identify priorities and manage the timely delivery of project activities.
  • Reliable in delivering own parts of the work as part of a team effort

Communication Skills

  • Good facilitation and communication skills
  • Ability to carry out research and communicate strategic pieces that guide decisions on strategic programme directions
  •  Tailors and presents information to diverse audiences using a variety of communication delivery methods (e.g., written, electronic, oral, interpersonal)Documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;


Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree or higher in climate change/ environment conservation



  • Master’s degree or higher in climate change, environment conservation;
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience relevant to climate change issues at the national level and atleast 2 years’ experience on issues related implementation of Paris Agreement;
  • Full proficiency in quality written and spoken English required;


  • Demonstrated experience working in developing country contexts, preferably including in India
  • Detail understanding of Paris Agreement in particular the transparency aspects.

Language Requirements:

He/she will need to have excellent inter-disciplinary, writing and communication skills. He/she should be bi-lingual in Hindi and English and be proficient in use of computers

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Written Test/ Technical Evaluation  :    30

Interview:                                               70


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