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National or International consultant: National
Description of the assignment: Facilitator for the NDC Partnership Plans
Project name: Climate Change Projects Period of assignment/services:
15 working-days spread over a period of 1.5 months – Start date February 15, 2022
Proposals should be submitted online through the UNDP job site at https://jobs.undp.org/ no later than 27 January 2022 at 11:59 PM Beirut Local Time. Proposals will not be received through email.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to the e-mail Procurement.firstname.lastname@example.org The UNDP Procurement Unit will respond in writing 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 Nationally Determined Contribution - NDC Partnership (NDCP) was launched at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. It is a coalition of countries and international institutions working together to ensure countries receive necessary technical and financial support to achieve ambitious climate and sustainable development targets as fast and effectively as possible. It builds in-country capacity and increases knowledge sharing for climate policies to have meaningful and enduring impacts, and drive increasing ambition over time. The NDC Partnership Support Unit (NDC Partnership SU) is hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) based in Washington DC and the UNFCCC in Bonn.
The Partnership works through country-driven approaches and is founded on the principle that effective cooperation, together with horizontal and vertical coordination can fast-track the achievement of results and enhance the collective impact of invested resources. Member countries who request support and drive in-country implementation of NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) obtain access to a large network of partners who can deliver a flexible array of services (i.e., technical assistance, financial support, and knowledge enhancement).
In March 2019, Lebanon became one of the members of the NDCP. The country has focal points appointed from the Ministry of Environment and the Council for Development and Reconstruction and avails support of the Partnership in terms of technical assistance for the preparation of the NDC Partnership Plans among others.
The UNDP, through its NDC Support Programme, has been supporting Lebanon’s NDC development and update, including providing support to the NDCP’s work in Lebanon. Over the past years, this support culminated in the development of near final drafts of sectoral NDC Partnership Plans (i.e., energy, transport, agriculture, solid waste, water and wastewater, forestry, and cross-cutting elements). These plans include sectoral barriers and needs with corresponding enabling technical assistance activities, as well as pilot projects, which if implemented, will unlock further climate action to achieve the NDC, linked to specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).