vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: National Consultant- A Monitoring, Reviewing and Reporting System Expert
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: BEIRUT
Période de candidature: 14 décembre 2021 - 04 janvier 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-170490-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

Strengthening institutional, technical and financial capacities for climate change adaptation in Iraq.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

From: 25 January 2022 To: 31 August 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting, Purpose and Objective:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives.

The Republic of Iraq is considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the Arab region to the impacts of climate change. A higher frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as drought, sand and dust storms have been experienced in recent years. These events are leading to rising environmental degradation throughout the country, threatening Iraq’s progress towards sustainable development.

The Iraqi government considers adaptation to be a priority for the country, particularly in addressing the impacts of climate change on poor and vulnerable communities and has made some progress towards managing the impacts of climate change. However, despite short-term and ad hoc adaptation interventions, Iraq’s ability to initiate a plan for medium- and long-term adaptation to unfolding and emerging climate change impacts is facing significant challenges, such as limited institutional capacity to integrate adaptation into policies and plan and insufficient and irregular collection, analysis and dissemination of data and information. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness project seeks to address these barriers by strengthening institutional, technical and financial capacities to ensure that medium to long-term adaptation needs are integrated into national development planning in Iraq.

The objectives of the NAP process are:

(a) To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience;
(b) To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate (decision 5/CP.17, paragraph 1).

The UNFCCC’s Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) on adaptation released Guidelines for National Adaptation Plans (December 2012) and a number of Supplementary Guidelines. NAPs are focused on medium and long-term adaptation planning. Planning for adaptation at the national level is a continuous, progressive and iterative process, and should be based on and guided by the best available science, as stated in the NAP technical guidelines (UNFCCC, 2012). Furthermore, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has issued guidance on its support to national adaptation planning processes.

The elaboration of the National Monitoring and Reporting Framework for Adaptation is an integral component of formulating and implementing the NAP. The NAP should contain indicators (measures of change) and targets for priority adaptation programmes and projects and means of verification for measuring progress and achievements. These NAP indicators, targets and means of verification form the basis from which the NAP Monitoring and Evaluation Framework establishes data collection protocols to regularly collect data and information to enable periodic assessment of achievements against targets.

The Ministry of Environment responsible for the NAP will serve as the custodian of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Adaptation and coordinate its application and regular progress and result reporting. In doing so, there is a need to ensure that it is closely aligned and integrated into national development and sectoral monitoring and reporting systems as the NAP aims to integrate adaptation into national development and sector policies, plans, budgets and monitoring systems. Similarly, the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Adaptation will need to contribute to national and sector reporting on progress and achievements towards achieving the SDGs, in particular SDG 13 on Climate but also other SDGs (e.g. Agriculture, Water, etc.). Consequently, it is important that key stakeholders including central government (Ministry of Planning, National Office of Statistics, etc.), sector ministries (including Environment, Agriculture, Planning, etc.), local government, academia and research institutions, civil society, and the private sector are involved in the process of developing the M&E framework for the NAP and, where possible, that the NAP M&E framework is connected to and strengthens the national government performance management framework.

The objective of the consultancy is to support the development of a National Monitoring Framework for Adaptation and also support the development of guidelines on its application and integration into national development and sector M&R systems, in addition to facilitate training of technical staff on the use of these guidelines.

The National Consultant will report to the Regional Climate Change Coordinator at UNEP West Asia Office, and work in close collaboration and coordination with an international consultant (IC), UNEP National Officer in Iraq, and the NAP project team at the Iraqi Ministry of Environment.

 Duties and Responsibilities (Included in JO Posting):
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator for Climate Change at UNEP, and in consultation with the NAP Coordinator, the Ministry of Environment, NAP project stakeholders, and working closely with a IC, the National Consultant will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities:


 Work with IC on the development of a monitoring and reporting (M&R) framework

The national consultant will support the international consultant who will lead on the development of a monitoring and reporting (M&R) framework, through a consultative process, in reviewing existing national and sector government monitoring and reporting system based on available data provided from relevant government institutions. The National Consultant will:

 Identify relevant stakeholders and establish contacts with them and promote their engagement
 Review draft timelines and activities in the plan and inception report, and propose amendments as necessary
 Provide comments on the M&R framework
 Present the draft monitoring and reporting framework to key stakeholders at a national workshop, and revise the document based on feedback received

Deliverables:
 Written contributions and comments to the inception report prepared by the lead IC
 Reviewed monitoring and reporting framework
 Validation workshop report


 Work with the IC on the development of guidelines and tools for the M&R framework and lead training for technical staff on the use of the guidelines and tools

To ensure the effectiveness of the M&R framework, and that national stakeholders have full understanding of the system, guidelines and tools to be used by the technical team of relevant government institutions will be developed and followed throughout the life of the M&R framework and training on the use of the guidelines and tools will be conducted. The technical team from relevant government institutions should be able to engage and handle data collection, analysis and dissemination and monitor results. In close coordination with the international consultant and the Ministry of Environment, the National Consultant will:

 Provide local coordination and engagement support, as required
 Attend and facilitate all meetings relevant to the development of the M&R system guidelines and tools and document all feedback from stakeholders
 Review guidelines and tools for the application of the National Adaptation Monitoring and Reporting Framework
 Provide feedback on the training materials developed by the International Consultant.
 Handle and distribute guidelines and training materials to national and local governments.
 Lead 4 national training workshops for technical staff of relevant Ministries (15-20 participants per session, during a period of 2 months).

Deliverable:
 Reviewed guidelines and tools on the National Adaptation Monitoring and Reporting Framework
 Workshop facilitation and final reports


 Work with the IC on the development of a reviewing system for the NAP process

To ensure the effectiveness and robustness of the NAP process developed by relevant sectors, a reviewing system will be developed so key stakeholders can review, document and analyze on a regular basis and beyond the project lifespan the successes, failures and lessons learned from the formulation, implementation, funding and monitoring of the adaptation planning process. The National Consultant will:-

 Provide feedback and inputs to the inception report on the methodology of the reviewing process developed by the international consultant.
 Attend and facilitate meetings with key national stakeholders to discuss the reviewing system
 Work with the IC on the development of metrics to measure success and failures of the NAP process including assisting in the elaboration of an analysis framework on the lessons learned from the formulation, implementation, funding, and monitoring of the adaptation planning process.
 Coordinate meetings with key stakeholders to discuss the review report of the NAP process developed by the international consultant and provide inputs as required.

Deliverable:
 Meeting reports (2 reports in English)

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: At least a Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, environmental sciences, public policy, economics or a closely related field is required.
Experience: • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in developing monitoring and evaluations systems for national public policy and programmes in a developing country context is required, preferably in the Middle East.
• Experience in developing M&E systems for policies, plans and programmes in close collaboration with public sector institutions, preferably with ministries of planning, national bureau of statistics and/or other relevant government agencies and institutions.
• Demonstrated experience and skills related to formulating indicators and means of verifications, including data collection protocols and analysis for monitoring and reporting on results and impacts of public policy and bilateral and multilateral supported programmes and projects. Engaged in the environment sector would be an added advantage.
• Experience in integrating social (i.e. gender, vulnerable groups), economic and environmental variables in monitoring and evaluation systems and would be an added advantage.
• Ability to work effectively within a variety of government agencies and stakeholder groups and a diversity of individuals (gender, age, language, etc.).
Language: Excellent English writing, reading and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage.

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