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Description of the assignment: Design and operationalization of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system under the Paris Agreement transparency standards.
Project name: Delivering Climate Promise in Sao Tome and Principe
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 90+ up to 90 days over 15 months
Proposal should be submitted by email to BidsSTP@undp.org no later than 25 November, 2020
Any request for clarification must be sent by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The MRV-system consultant will work in close cooperation with the technical advisor to the project in planning the MRV system. They will report to the Project Manager and collaborate with the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership Facilitator and the government focal points. The consultant will also have to work closely with the Cluster Leaders and review that the deliverables from each cluster align with the Paris Agreement commitments and standards.
To support the development of the MRV system an IT company is also hired to develop the necessary software, with whom the consultant is expected to provide feedback. A consultant will also be hired for developing NDC tracking segment, and one for climate finance tracking segment of the MRV to support the MRV-system consultant and the technical advisor.
The consultancy will start with mapping the current protocols in place for National Communications and Biannual Reporting, and also be part of the Climate Change Committee team supported by the Climate Promise Initiative project in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Stage 1 (90 days)
Deliverable 1 – Mapping of the current National Communications and Biannual Reporting elaboration structure – (5 days)
Deliverable 2 – Proposal on the MRV system oversight mechanisms with special focus on the role of the Climate Change Committee (20 days)
- Including the draft of necessary Memorandum of Understandings
Deliverable 3 - Definition of the MRV Clusters interactions (5 days)
Deliverable 4 - Design of the following MRV cluster leaders ToRs: GHG Inventory Cluster; NDC implementation tracking; Climate Finance tracking; Quality Control& Improvement plan; Structuring of the Knowledge Management System; (15 days)
Deliverable 5 - Review and approve the deliverables from the MRV Cluster leaders contained in the ToRs mentioned in the deliverable 4. (30 days)
Deliverable 6 - Final draft of the MRV system (15 days)
Stage 2 (up to 90 days) - to start upon successful completion of Deliverable 6
Deliverable 7 - Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days, due last day of each following month)
- On request, the consultant will remain at the disposal of the Climate Change Committee and the project to provide advisory support, this includes support to the initiation of the MRV system, support to biennial reporting, training MRV operating staff if needed, and remaining available for the steering committee meetings with the CCC, CCC Secretariat lead consultant and the gender expert
- The MRV advisory report needs to include a report on the work done, results achieved, issues identified, and the number of days the consultant has allocated to the project
Deliverable 8 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 9 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 10 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 11 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 12 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 13 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 14 – Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Deliverable 15 - Report on MRV advisory (up to 10 days)
Note: the consultant will need to provide UNDP with a monthly report on the implementation and the results under the present consultancy (cut-off date: end of reporting month, report due: day 7 of following month).