International Consultant to provide guidance and to support development of climate change mainstreaming plan into the waste sector’s policies, strategies and programmes, including advice on investment planning and mobilization of climate finance.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01890

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Sep 2019, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 01 Oct 2019
Reference to the project: Eu4Climate
Expected Duration of Assignment:October-December 2020
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 23 September 16:30 (Moldova local time).

Supporting Documents:
Procurement Notice
Terms of reference
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

  1. BACKGROUND

The goal of EU4Climate Project is to contribute to climate change mitigation & adaptation and the development towards a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy in line with the Paris Agreement in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

To realize this project goal, the following results should be achieved:

Result 1:  Finalized or up-dated nationally determined contributions communicated to the UNFCCC;

Result 2:  Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments;  

Result 3:  Established or strengthened MRV systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements;

Result 4:  Advanced alignment with EU climate acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of Energy Community Treaty on climate matters that are not covered by the EU4Energy programme;

Result 5:  Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners;

Result 6: Increased mobilization of climate finance;

Result 7: Enhanced adaptation planning. 

 

The project implementation methodology will follow the logic of the Paris Agreement framework and relevant EU climate acquis, as well as their subsequent developments. The respective climate change EU acquis and climate provisions under the Energy Community treaty will be the integral part of the project logic and implementation methodology, the EU best practices will be shared. Relevant technical guidance on various elements of climate policy development will be used through the capacity building and training activities.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in December 2015 and officially entered into force on 4 November 2016. The Paris Agreement was the first ever universal, legally binding climate deal that set out a plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to “well below 2°C”. Together with Agenda 2030 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement provides an unprecedented opportunity to create an integrated development approach towards inclusive resilient economies with a zero-carbon footprint by 2100.

Scope of work

The overall objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the review of the national policies, legal and regulatory framework and management plans in the waste sector in order to make recommendations for the incorporation of climate change considerations into the respective sector planning processes.

Specifically, the consultancy aims to:

  • Review established or on-going development policies, strategies and programs, or management plans in the waste sector from a climate change perspective and to ascertain their alignment with local, national and international priorities to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate change;
  • Identify and analyze opportunities and challenges for mainstreaming climate change into the waste sector’s policies, strategies and programs or management plans and provide recommendations towards strengthening them from a climate change perspective.

In close cooperation with the EU4Climate National Coordinator and with the staff of Environmentally Pollution Prevention Office (EPPO) and of the ‘Waste Management and Chemical Substances Policies’ Direction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environmental, the international consultant will deliver the relevant outputs within the given timeframe.

 

Additionally, the international consultant should consider the following:

  • Efforts should be made to build on other climate change related policies, strategies, programs, and assessments;
  • The review should be systematic in nature, providing a comprehensive and unbiased perspective on the opportunities and challenges for mainstreaming climate change into the respective sector policies;
  • There is need for in-depth consultation and coordination with relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector, including donor agencies and civil society, in order to ensure that their learning and experiences are incorporated into the results of the consultancy.

Requirements for experience

  • At least 6 years of experience with policy formulation activities related to waste sector;
  • At least 4 years of experience in preparation and systematic review of relevant national and international policies in the waste sector;
  • At least 3 years of experience in reviewing management plans in the waste sector and providing recommendations for the incorporation of climate change considerations into the respective sector planning processes, including consultancy on investment planning and mobilization of climate finance;
  • Familiarity with the global conventions and agreements, would be an asset;
  • Experience in similar positions in an UNDP, UNEP, WB and/or EU-funded project or other international organization would be an asset.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal, explaining why he/she is most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work (if applicable).
  2. Financial proposal (in USD), specifying a fee per day and total requested amount including all related costs, e.g. fees, travel costs, etc.;
  3. CV and/or the duly filled in and signed Personal History Form (P11), and at least three names for a reference check.

Financial proposal

The contract assignment will be for a fixed all-inclusive daily fee. Payments will be provided in four tranches. The first disbursement will account for 15% of the budget negotiated, upon the presentation of the detailed Work Plan and Implementation Schedule, i.e. in October 2019. The second disbursement will account for 35% of the budget negotiated and will be performed upon the acceptance of the 1st Progress Report, i.e. in December 2019. The third disbursement will account for 20% of the budget negotiated and will be performed upon the acceptance of the 2nd Progress Report and 2nd Consultation Workshop Report, i.e. in March 2020. The last disbursement of 30% will be issued after the completion of all planned activities and certification by the EU4Climate Project’s National Coordinator that the services have been satisfactorily performed, i.e. in May 2020.

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.