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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a financial operating entity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is established to contribute to the collective efforts of the international community to combat climate change. The GCF plans to fund programmatic approaches that provide an opportunity for a transformational shift in countries’ climate resilience and green economies, prioritizing a balanced approach between adaptation and mitigation.
With the intention to seek funding from the GCF, UNDP is in the process of engaging countries and designing a climate change mitigation programme titled “Solar for Health Programme: Enabling the provision of sustainable low-carbon energy services to public health facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The proposed programme will have three interrelated outputs: (1) Design and implementation of Performance-Based Payment (PBP) models for solar PV solutions to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy services to health facilities; (2) Strengthening policy and regulatory environment to enable off-grid energy solutions for health facilities; and (3) Establishment of a Regional Knowledge Platform on Climate Change and Health.
In this context, UNDP is seeking a Technical Expert for the Solar for Health Programme. A national consultant is required to (i) provide technical inputs and coordinate data collection to contribute to tailoring the regional programme design to the specific country needs, (ii) coordinate stakeholder consultations/working group to ensure the relevant stakeholders and decision-makers are kept up-to-date about the programme development and seek their inputs; and (iii) support the UNDP global and country team in the formulation of the GCF programme concept note in line with UNDP guidance. UNDP will mobilize a team to support the preparation of the concept note package, including Global Technical Advisor on Energy and Finance, Technical Specialist for Climate Change, (international) Technical Expert for Solar for Health Energy Programme Formulation, Gender Specialist, Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist, Financial and Economic Modeling Specialist, and other consultants and UNDP staff members, with which the consultant is expected to collaborate to ensure different elements of the programme design are reflected in the concept note. S/he will report to UNDP Country Office Ms Irish Goroh project coordinator on the Solar for Health project in Namibia, with second reporting to the Head of Programmes Ms Martha Naanda.