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Consultant - Climate Finance Tracking Methodology to support the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Sao Tomé and Principe - SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Deadline :05-Mar-21
Posted on :19-Feb-21
Reference Number :75573
Link to Atlas Project :
00126883 - Delivering Climate Promise in STP| NDC Support Programme
Documents :
IC Document
Overview :

Description of the assignment: Climate Finance Tracking in São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • Draft a report on the status of the Climate Finance support received by Sao Tome and Principe (STP), for uptake into the chapter “Constraints and gaps related financial, technical and capacity needs, including a description of support needed and received” of the biennial reporting (BUR);
  •  Provide a revised Status of Climate Finance report based on the new Measurement, Review and Verification – system structure under the Paris Agreement;
  • Draft an improved MRV methodological proposal for producing Climate Finance Tracking of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Project name: Delivering Climate Promise in Sao Tome and Principe

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 55 days (within max. 8 months)

Proposal should be submitted by email to no later than 05 of March 2021.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address e-mail . 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.


The consultant is to start drafting a report on the status of the Climate Finance support received by Sao Tome and Principe (STP) upon signing of the contract, the report will cover the period of time reported in the First Biennial Report to the UNFCCC. The report is to support the wider efforts of finalizing STP’s Biennial Reporting (BUR) responsibilities. By the end of 2020 the consultant is expected to identify best practices on Measurement Review and Verification (MRV) on Climate Finance & support, map the current government structures to monitor Climate Finance and Support Received, and elaborate a design draft for Climate Finance and support received for the MRV-structure as well as draft the related
documents MoUs of institutional arrangements to realize the draft.
After an estimated period of max. four months, and depending on and in coordination with the MRV system work going on in parallel, the consultant is expected to provide a revised draft report on the status of the Climate Finance support received by the country based on the new MRV structure.
The consultant will be supported by an experienced Technical Advisor who will also review all deliverables in cooperation with UNDP who is providing quality assurance services for the project.

The deliverables are as follows, the work starting upon signing of the contract:

Product 1 - Draft report on the Status of the Climate Finance support received by STP, following the requirements of such specific chapter of the BUR presented in the Decision 2/CP.17 of the UNFCCC. This product needs to be aligned with the period reported in STPs first BUR (13 days)
Product 2 - Status of best practices on MRV of Climate Finance & support received by developing countries as well as by developed countries to identify potential contradictions and convergences (7 days)
Product 3 - Mapping the current STP Government structure to monitor the Climate Finance and support Received. In this product it will be needed to present a critical analysis to support the understanding of actual informational and decision-making flows with regards to support received by STP (i.e. financial, technology and capacity building) (5 days).
Product 4 - Elaboration of concept of support received (financial, technological and capacity development) to be officially adopted by STP climate change reports – this will account also for any state allocated resources relevant to STP Climate Finance purposes; Elaboration of Tabular Template proposal to be followed in the future BURs reports; Design Draft MRV Methodology structure to track Climate Finance and Support Received. The proposal needs to be aligned with the UNFCCC reporting requirements present in the Decision 2/CP.17, as well as to cover all efforts to avoid double counting and efficient allocation of resources. (5 days)
Product 5 - Draft MoUs of institutional arrangements to implement the draft Climate Finance & support received MRV structure (5 days)

Product 6 - Revised draft report on the status of the Climate Finance support received by STP and any state allocated resources relevant to Climate Finance. The report will be based on the new proposed structure of the MRV as well as of the concept structure STP´s support received including state allocated resources (20 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).