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Individual Contractor (LTA) Framework Agreement – NDC Coordinator - Knowledge and Partnerships - Home Based
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :BPPS/GPN/Climate Team - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :15-Nov-20
Posted on :30-Oct-20
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :72142
Link to Atlas Project :
00106781 - UNDP NDC Support Programme
Overview :

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work – carried out at the headquarters, regional, and country office levels – forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS staff provide technical advice to country offices; advocate for UNDP corporate messages; represent UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora, including public-private, government, and civil society dialogues; and engage in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. 

Addressing climate change is one the key global challenges and priorities for UNDP. Working in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is uniquely placed to work with all sectors of society to help mobilize the institutions and resources required to support countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the context of the Paris Agreement. The NDC Support Programme is a UNDP flagship programme delivered by and embedded within the GPN.  The Programme, launched in November 2017 and funded by the European Union and the Governments of Germany and Spain, provides technical and financial assistance to 36 countries to implement their NDCs and design more ambitious climate targets that are aligned with national development priorities. The Programme is a key initiative under UNDP’s strategy to support NDC implementation and enhancement at the global level, which also builds on UNDP’s larger portfolio of support to countries on climate change. 

In the lead up to the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the Administrator launched UNDP’s Climate Promise, which is now supporting 114 countries to submit enhanced NDCs in 2020-2021. UNDP has deployed over $25 million in core resources to carry out the Climate Promise in close collaboration with partners. Because of Covid-19 and the delayed UN climate negotiations, the next 12 months are crucial for delivering on the Climate Promise and incorporating opportunities for green recovery in enhanced NDCs. 

The Programme plays a critical role in these efforts, providing an immediate surge of technical capacity and advisory services to regional hubs and country offices to respond to government needs and priorities. In addition to the Programme’s role in achieving the Climate Promise, the team also continues to deliver on the Programme’s own work plan and results framework. This includes supporting the Programme’s countries to implement NDCs and carry out related activities – in parallel to and beyond the immediate timeframe of the Climate Promise.

Objective: The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who can help to strengthen internal coordination on NDC enhancement to ensure we are capturing and sharing knowledge from across the GPN and among other strategic partners.

Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA # 94941 (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94941)

Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 94941 (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94941) as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline stated on the jobsite. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a financial proposal through the E-tendering portal which will provided by separate email.

Should you have any questions please email cpu.bids@undp.org no later than 6 November 2020  referencing VA # 94941  – "Consultancy - Framework Agreement – NDC Coordinator - Knowledge and Partnerships - Home Based"

Best regards,

UNDP

Central Procurement Unit