UNDP is the UN's global development network and assists countries to build and share solutions to the challenges of globalization and human development. UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development. At the same time, we work together with partners to adapt to the impacts of climate change, enhance access to clean energy, reduce the risk of disasters and, where needed, support resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts are the path towards sustainable development that is risk-informed, zero-carbon and resilient.
EU4Climate Project helps governments in the six EU Eastern Partner countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine - to take action against climate change. It supports countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. Its ambition is to limit climate change impact on citizens lives and make them more resilient to it. EU4Climate is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of climate-related policies by the Eastern Partnership countries that contribute to their low emission and climate resilient development and their commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It identifies key actions and results in line with the Paris Agreement, the "20 Deliverables for 2020”, and the key global policy goals set by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The project will also translate into action priorities outlined in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change of October 2016.
The following results will be achieved: (i) Finalized/up-dated nationally determined contributions and national mid-century strategies and communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), (ii) Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments, (iii) Established or strengthened measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements, (iv) Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners, especially in the field of energy (v) Advanced alignment with EU acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of the Energy Community Treaty, (vi) Increased mobilization of climate finance, and (vii) Enhanced adaptation planning.
The International Chief Technical Advisor/Project Manager (ICTA) of the EU4Climate Project will be based in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH). The ICTA will be supervised by the Team Leaders of the Climate and DRR Team (CDT). The ICTA will be responsible for overall project management, coordination and implementation, and substantive backstopping of activities implemented in the six countries covered by the project. The ICTA will provide overall supervision for all staff in the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), as well as, guiding and supervising all external policy relations. The PCU consists of six National Project Coordinators (part time based in UNDP Country offices), a Programme Assistant and Project Finance/Administrative Assistants (full time). National activities will be implemented through the UNDP Country Offices in beneficiary countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). UNDP Regional Hub in Istanbul and UNDP Country Offices will liaise on a regular basis with relevant EU stakeholders.
The ICTA will be responsible for the overall coordination of all aspects of the EU4Climate project. S/he shall liaise directly with designated officials of the Participating Countries, other Members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and Project Partners, UNDP Country Offices, project donors and stakeholders, and others as deemed appropriate and necessary by the PSC or by the ICTA him/herself. The ICTA will also be responsible for the management of the project, as well as, for the delivery of a number of technical activities in the 6 countries covered by the project. The budget and associated work plan will provide guidance on the day-to-day implementation based on the approved Project Document. ICTA will be responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the project including: project management, preparation of detailed work plans, budgets and monitoring plans, provision of guidance and direction to the project management team and other consultants/experts; timely submission of required reports; co-ordination of all project activities; organizing and supervising all project management matters; supervising the drafting of strategic documents including knowledge products; and ensuring effective overall management of the team and work products. The International Chief Technical Advisor/Project Manager will also be responsible for presenting the project outputs to relevant stakeholders, and the EU within the agreed timetable. S/he will also be required to support advocacy and partnership building efforts.
The following is the specific key function:
1. Oversight of the Annual Work Plan and project activities for the achievement of project targets and results:
2. Technical guidance for the overall management of the project:
3. Support to policy dialogue, development and mainstreaming based the project’s technical work:
4. Providing expert knowledge to lead and contribute to the consolidation and positioning of outcomes and outputs of the EU4Climate project:
5. Support to partnership building, advocacy and knowledge management:
Relationship Management & Partnerships
Advocacy and Representation
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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
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