Project: 00119781 Climate Promise - Seychelles
National Consultant (New Sector NDC) under the Climate Promise Initiative for Seychelles
UNDP is launching its Climate Promise Initiative (CPI) to provide necessary financial and technical support to selected countries to enhance their NDCs making them more ambitious and realistic, at the same time. Small island development states are among the countries prioritized for getting support within the UNDP CPI.
The UNDP CPI is designed to provide support along five service lines:
- Build Political Will & Societal Ownership at National/Sub-National Levels,
- Review, Align & Update/Enhance Current NDC Targets, Policies & Measures,
- Incorporate Additional Sectors &/or GHGs,
- Assess Costs & Investment Opportunities, and
- Monitor Progress & Strengthen Transparency.
Seychelles has been selected to receive support within the UNDP CPI. To support the country in enhancing its NDC to make it more ambitious and facilitate implementation of the CPI in Seychelles, UNDP is hiring a National Coordinator of the Climate Promise Initiative for Seychelles.
Objective of the Assignment
The objective of this assignment is to ensure effective implementation of the UNDP Climate Promise Initiative in Seychelles (CPIS) with delivery of all the intended outcomes and outputs in accordance with the approve CPIS work plan and detailed annual work plan within the approved budget. The assignment involved provision of technical and expert support to the Seychelles Government in reviewing and updating the Seychelles Nationally Defined Contribution document (NDC) and adding new relevant sectors as agreed with the Government.
The National Coordinator of the Climate Promise Initiative for Seychelles will be based on Mahe, Seychelles. He/she will work under direct supervision of the UNDP Seychelles Programme Manager based in Seychelles as well as the Office in Mauritius and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC) as the lead government agency on Climate Change and also collaborate with other national and international partners involved in the development of the new Seychelles NDC. Close collaboration will also be maintained with the UNDP regional Service Centre that will provide technical backstopping. He/she will work closely with the Communication Specialist based in the office in Mauritius to develop necessary knowledge and communications products as per the CPIS work plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant is expected to take a leading role in the review, update and costing of the existing NDC in Seychelles. The main duties and responsibilities are as outlined below:
- Review, align, and update existing targets, policies and measures by:
- Carrying out a rapid assessment of Seychelles progress against 2015 NDCs; and provide progress report on achieving the targets set.
- Developing an NDC Score Card -document successes, gaps, lessons learned by conducting the assessment and meeting with various stakeholders.
- Revise the sectors present in the 2015 NDC;
- Assessments of:
- Mitigation potential of waste-to-energy option in Seychelles, including calculation of emission benefits
- Mitigation potential of a nation-wide application of solar energy and supporting technologies (i.e. energy storage) in Seychelles
- Mitigation potential of the Seychelles transport sector (land and marine) to promote law emission mobility in Seychelles, including GHG benefits calculation;
- Validate new sectors/GHGs for inclusion in the NDC by conducting an assessment of climate change on sectors such as tourism, health and food security in order to identify priority measures to minimise vulnerability to impacts of CC
- Identifying the investment opportunities using information from 1, 2, 3 above and conduct dialog with potential investors;
- Develop a proposal for coordination and accountability mechanisms (e.g. national MRV system) for NDC progress monitoring across the sectors with respective responsibilities and strengthen transparency; and
- Keep a record of meetings with stakeholders and third-party consultants and further follow-up.
The duration of the contract will be for 60 days worked within a period of 6 months from September 2020 until February 2021
Home based (Seychelles)
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email : email@example.com on or before Monday 21st September 2020 - 16:00 hours Seychelles time (GMT+4)
Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
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