The Global Support Programme is a UNEP and UNDP implemented programme that provides support to non-Annex I Parties in order to prepare quality National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs) that are submitted to the UNFCCC in a timely manner. Technical support is being provided on-line, off-line and on-site to all countries that approach the GSP team, and complements the work of other supporting bodies such as the Consultative Group of Experts.
The project seeks a national consultant to support an analysis of and recommendations for more robust national institutional arrangements relevant for climate transparency in Namibia.
Background to the Assignment
The goal of this initiative will be to enhance the capacity of a number of countries to establish robust, sustainable and functional institutional arrangements as a foundation to enable full participation in the climate transparency arrangements under the Convention and the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement and to inform policymakers and decision-makers at various levels about national, regional and international climate change processes. The intention is to address the importance of robust institutional arrangements for climate change reporting, while providing insights into the how and what, including stakeholder analysis, definition of roles of institutions, development of policy frameworks for managing institutional cooperation, among others. Examples of durable and robust institutional arrangements exist in a number of countries (e.g. inter-ministerial climate change cell, climate change committees), and lessons can be learnt from these existing examples. Countries will also be assisted in stakeholder analyses and in the design, enhancement or consolidation of institutional mechanisms to support the preparation of NCs and BURs and implementation of the Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement as contained in the annex to decision 18/CMA.1.
Duration: Part time until February 2021
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assessment of the existing institutional arrangements relevant for climate transparency in the country. This (in addition to the BUR and NCs) should include arrangements for the tracking of progress and achievement of the NDC and for collecting, sharing and managing data related to the SDGs and relevant UN conventions (e.g. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification)
- Development of an overview of current institutional arrangements for relevant data collection, sharing and management. This overview shall also include and assessment of existing capacities in the relevant institutions.
- Based on the assessment of the existing institutional arrangements, stakeholder consultations will be done to further understand the gaps and needs of the existing institutional arrangements.
- Suggest methods to enhance the existing institutional arrangements. There are number of knowledge products already available that contain methodological guidance; examples of good practices; case studies of successful institutional arrangements; and tools that can used to support the institutional arrangements.
- Design a blueprint of enhanced institutional arrangements that can support the implementation of the transparency framework in a sustainable manner
- Develop an action plan to implement the blueprint with emphasis on the basic essential elements at the beginning and gradually moving towards elements that are of secondary nature.
Qualifications of consultant
- Master degree or equivalent in Environmental sciences or related field from an accredited academic institution
- At least 3 years’ experience, preferably at national level, in enhancing transparency via Measurement, Reporting and Verification of tracking of national GHG emission levels, the tracking of climate finance flows received or the impact of mitigation actions; and vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment.
- Experience in preparation of NDCs is considered an asset.
- Experience working in the public sector and excellent understanding of public institutional arrangements
- Fluency in English
Application deadline: 9th August 2020
Required documents: The application should contain a CV and Cover Letter. Furthermore, the applicant shall include a Methodology on how the consultant expects to implement the activities. Finally, the applicant shall include a Financial Offer.
Application deadline: 09/08/2020