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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as established by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is often referred to as “REDD+”. The UNDP REDD+ team is based in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support - BPPS. It is part of the Sustainable Development cluster and also works closely with the Climate Change team.
The REDD+ team is responsible for a growing portfolio. The work is primarily concentrated in the UN-REDD Programme, a collaborative partnership with FAO and UNEP. UNDP is also a Delivery Partner for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the REDD+ team hosts the secretariat for the Central African Forests Initiative (CAFI). In addition, the team is responsible for other REDD+ initiatives and ensuring overall quality assurance.
UNDP’s REDD+ Team is spread globally, with management based in Geneva. Regional teams are located in UNDP’s Regional Centres in Bangkok (Asia-Pacific) and Panama (Latin America and the Caribbean), while the regional team for Africa is in Nairobi in order to be co-located with UNEP’s REDD+ Team. The regional teams support UNDP’s country offices and partners in their region. Support to UNDP country offices is coordinated closely with the Regional Bureaux through the regional centres.
In order to advance the implementation of UNDP’s REDD+ activities in Africa, primarily from sources of funds other than UN-REDD, UNDP is seeking an international consultant to provide country support in the form of capacity building, knowledge transfer and advocacy to enable better facilitation of national efforts to drive national REDD+ processes.
The consultant will work with multiple stakeholders to achieve the tasks set out below. The consultant will work closely under the direct supervsion of the UNDP Senior Regional Technical Advisor for REDD+ in Africa and country specific Technical Advisors, and under the overall leadership and guidance of the UNDP Principal Policy and Technical Advisor for REDD+.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3. Proposal for implementing the assignment
4. Offeror’s letter to UNDP
Qualified candidates are requested to email their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us not later than COB on Tuesday, 02 May 2017.
Please quote “Country support to REDD+” on the subject line.