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Climate Finance Consultant
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :20-Apr-21
Posted on :05-Apr-21
Reference Number :77046
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
procurement notice
Terms of reference
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 20 April 2021  with subject: “ Climate Finance Consultant".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, to or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. The procuring UNDP entity 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.

Jordan is adversely impacted by climate change, with rising temperatures and severe water scarcity among the most significant environmental challenges. Jordan is the second most water-poor country in the world with less than 100 cubic meters per capita per year, and drought, among other pressing factors, is threatening to heighten water stress, reduce agricultural productivity, and increase ecosystems’ fragility. Jordan is an arid and semi-arid country with 90% of the land classified as drylands. The arid region of Jordan’s ‘Badia’ forms approximately 85% of the total area of Jordan. This area is important for local development and national food security as it supports the most important natural pastoral lands and is home to the largest number of livestock. Furthermore, the natural ecosystems of Al-Badia region are adversely impacted by the fluctuation in precipitation trends resulting from climate variability and the increase in drought frequencies and severity.

Climate models of the Third National Communication (TNC) of Jordan on climate change indicate that warmer summers relative to other seasons are extremely likely to occur including an increase in heat waves, the maximum number of dry days per yearin addition to an overall decrease in precipitation. An increase in the water deficit by up to 30% during over the next 20 years is predicted as highly likely.

Jordan is signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where the government has ratified, inter alia, the Convention in 1993, Kyoto Protocol in 2004, and the Paris Agreement in 2016. Moreover, Jordan has joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in 2012 and produced several policies, legislations and national reports in response to the obligations of these collective global collaboration frameworks. Jordan submitted the Initial, Second and Third National Communication Reports to UNFCCC in 1998, 2009 and 2014, respectively.

At the national level, several steps have been taken in response to global environment obligations, where the most important can be summarized as follows:

  • Preparation of the Initial National Communication (INC), prepared by the General Corporation for Environment Protection (GCEP) (which later became the Ministry of Environment – MoEnv- in 2003), 1996-1997.
  • Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change assessment, prepared in 2000 to complete the Initial National Communication.
  • Technology needs assessment (TNA) and technology transfer (TT), prepared by MoEnv, 2004-2005.
  • National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA), implemented by MoEnv in 2005 to assess the capacity constraints and potentials for implementing the three international environmental conventions on biodiversity, climate change, and desertification (Rio conventions).
  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Jordan's Second National Communication (SNC) to the UNFCCC, implemented by MoEnv, 2006-2009.
  • National Environmental, Economic, and Development Study (NEEDS) for Climate Change, prepared by the Ministry of Environment, 2010.
  • Developing Policy-relevant Capacities for the Implementation of Global Environmental Conventions, implemented by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with UNDP and with support from GEF, 2010.
  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Jordan’s Third National Communication (TNC) to the UNFCCC, implemented by MoEnv in cooperation with UNDP and with support from GEF 2012-2015.
  • Jordan`s first Climate Change Policy, supported by UNDP/GEF, 2013.
  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Jordan’s First Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the UNFCCC, implemented by MoEnv, 2015-2017.
  • Mainstreaming Rio Convention into National Sectoral Polices in Jordan Project, 2015-2019.
  • Issuing Jordan’s National Green Growth Plan & six sectoral action plans (2017, 2020).
  • Launching Jordan’s Monitoring Reporting & Verification (MRV) system (starting with the energy sector) – 2019.

Jordan submitted its first Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in November 2016 with the support of the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), and it is expected that Jordan will submit its updated NDC in 2020. Within the INDC, Jordan nationally determines to reduce its Greenhouse gas emissions by 14 % until 2030. This contribution of GHGs reduction will be unconditionally fulfilled at, maximally, 1.5 % by the Jordan’s own means compared to a business as usual scenario level. However, Jordan, conditionally and subject to availability of international financial aid and support to means of implementation, commits to reduce its GHGs emissions by an additional, at least, 12.5 % by 2030.

The Government of Jordan, with support from UNDP, has developed a pioneering National Policy on Climate Change in 2013. The policy has been developed with a dual objective in mind: the first is to strengthen Jordan's capacity to respond to the detrimental impacts of climate change expected to add a multiplying effect to current challenges in sectors like water and agriculture, and the second is to strengthen Jordan's global stewardship in addressing options to reduce emissions while achieving sound and sustainable developmental objectives especially in the various sectors of energy. Since 2013, the policy outlined the cornerstones for the climate change agenda in the country, which has been under serious implementation by the Ministry of Environment.

As the policy document will be out-dated by the end of 2020 year, the UNCT with the leadership of UNDP has commenced the process to support Jordan in updating the National Policy on Climate Change Management in Jordan, and to make informed comparisons between the current situation in Jordan and those practices that have proved effective in other countries.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.