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Vulnerability Assessment Trainer
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Jamaica Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :24-May-19
Posted on :14-May-19
Development Area :OTHER
Reference Number :55682
Link to Atlas Project :
00076649 - TNC and BUR to the UNFCCC
Documents :
Terms of Reference
General Terms & Conditions
P11 Form
e-tendering guide
Financial Proposal Form
Overview :

The Global Environment Facility has provided the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) with funds to address the country’s need to continue to fulfil its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Third National Communication (TNC) and the First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) were prepared and submitted to the UN Climate Change Secretariat and are available online. In keeping with its commitments under Article 4 paragraph 1 and Article 12 paragraph 1 of the UNFCCC, each party must provide periodical reports to the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC. Jamaica submitted its initial National Communication to Executive Secretary at the COP6 in The Hague in November 2000 and its Second National Communication at the COP17 in Durban, South Africa in December 2011. Parties are required to prepare and submit emission of greenhouse gases by sources and removal by “sinks” to enable the compilation of global GHG emissions. Developing countries such as Jamaica are encouraged to submit such an inventory every four to five years based on the availability of resources and national capacities. Further, these countries are encouraged to submit such reports every two years to enable more accurate monitoring, verification and reporting, though Small Island Developing States are able to submit at their discretion. Parties may also provide information on steps to mitigate climate change including mitigation analysis based on the most current GHG inventory. 

The Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, (MEGJC) is responsible for the implementation of the project “Third National Communication and First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC”. The key outcomes of the enabling project to prepare Jamaica’s Third National Communication and First Biennial Update Report are to:

●            Fulfil reporting requirements under Article 12 of the Convention with respect to national communication from Non-Annex One Parties and decisions adopted in Doha to enable the preparation of BURs.

●            Further strengthen the technical and institutional capacities of Jamaican institutions to implement the Convention, as well as providing support for the integration of climate change considerations into national and sectoral development priorities.

●            Enhance the capacity and efficiency for the continuous preparation of national communications and biennial update reports.

The CCD hosts events, training exercises and consultations to, inter alia, support the dissemination of relevant information from the TNC and BUR to encourage dialogue and integration in the policy and planning processes.

Rationale for Training

The project has been granted an extension to June 2019 to complete key capacity building and communication activities. A key mandate of the Climate Change Division (CCD) as articulated in the Climate Change Policy Framework, is to promote climate change mainstreaming into all national policies and plans and across all sectors. The CCD seeks to achieve this by working closely with several stakeholders, among whom are those with influence in the main sectors of society and can provide the technical support needed. Understanding the vulnerabilities of the sectors and the most appropriate adaptation options is essential in this mainstreaming process.

To this end, the CCD seeks to train members of the Climate Change Focal Point Network (CCFPN) and other selected stakeholders to undertake basic vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessments. The CCFPN comprises duly nominated representatives from government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) which represent all key sectors in the Jamaican landscape. The network is therefore well poised to make the inroads necessary in creating and expanding the transformation to a climate resilience country.

To this end, the CCD seeks to train members of the Climate Change Focal Point Network (CCFPN) and other selected stakeholders to undertake basic vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessments. The CCFPN comprises duly nominated representatives from government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) which represent all key sectors in the Jamaican landscape. The network is therefore well poised to make the inroads necessary in creating and expanding the transformation to a climate resilience country.

Scope of Work:

Please review the TOR attached for the detailed Scope of Works.

Application Procedure:

Proposals should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system https://etendering.partneragencies.org  (search for Event ID: Jam10-0000003746) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system can be accessed using the following link: -

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to procurement.jamaica@undp.org UNDP will provide responses by uploading them in the system.