vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Finance Consultant_Green Climate Fund_Benin
Lieu d'affectation: COTONOU
Période de candidature: 05 mai 2016 - 24 mai 2016
No de l’appel á candidature: 16-United Nations Environment Programme-60165-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

The consultant, working in consultation with MECGCCRPRNF, other counterparts in Benin, and UNEP, will prepare one detailed GCF project concept in the format required by the GCF, along with the necessary supporting documentation.

Work Location

Cotonou, Benin (preference will be given to candidates based in Cotonou)

Expected duration

The consultancy will have a duration of three months over the course of six months, with the possibility of an extension on completion of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. This post is a home-based in the country of residence of the consultant.

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), which was established as an operating entity of the UNFCCC financial mechanism, is expected to become the main global fund for financing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. While it has been agreed that Direct Access will be one of the modalities for the disbursement of the funds, it is recognized that certain levels of capacity will be required by governments and other actors involved in accessing the GCF. For the GCF to succeed, national capacities and mechanisms need to correspond to the GCF requirements, while also aligning with country planning, budgeting, programming and MRV systems.

The German Government, through the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conserva-tion, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), is committed to supporting developing countries in strengthening their national capacities to access GCF, and to thereby help operationalize the GCF as soon as possible. In order to do so, BMUB has invited UNEP, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) ("the Programme partners" or "the partners") to develop a GCF Readiness Programme in nine countries. The Programme is based on a previous inception phase that yielded country readiness plans drawn from country specific needs assessments.

The Programme is expected to offer needs oriented support to countries for accessing and using the GCF once it is fully operational. The Programme includes (i) specific capacity building programmes in nine target countries, (ii) the development of national project pipelines on the basis of existing and potential specific national plans and policies, together with feeding back lessons learned identified with GCF processes to support the work of the GCF Board and Secretariat.

In the nine partner countries, the Programme works with the key domestic institutions responsible for ensuring climate finance is used effectively. This includes those with fiduciary responsibility for national and international funds received but also those institutions responsible for allocating finance and ensuring it achieves its intended purpose, such as Ministries of Environment, Finance, Energy, Development and Planning etc. as well as other climate change related public institutions and local level governments. The Programme also targets private sector actors that will play a key role in the implementation of specific projects, financial institutions that may invest in climate related activities and civil society actors that may support the governments in developing capacity as well as in strengthening mechanisms for monitoring and accountability.

Benin is one of the partner countries of the Programme. The partners are currently preparing a number of UNEP-led activities in Benin under the Programme as agreed with the Ministère de l’Environnement Chargé de la Gestion des Changements Climatiques, du Reboisement et de la Protection des Ressources Naturelles et Forestières (MECGCCRPRNF) and other Government counterparts in Benin.

The full range of activities has commenced implementation since June 2015. UNEP seeks to engage a climate finance consultant who will support the implementation of the climate change projects development activities in Benin. The consultant will deliver a climate change concept note to UNEP for presentation to the partner government and BMUB. Under the supervision of the GCF Readiness Programme Coordinator in UNEP DTIE, and in close collaboration with the Government of Benin, the consultant will support the Government of Benin in assessing and defining a climate change project in line with the criteria/process developed under the GCF Readiness Programme for submission to the GCF.

The consultant will support the assessment and definition of a climate change project, leading to the development of one GCF concept ready for submission. This includes, among others, the design of the project scope and the development of an initial project concept note in the format required by the GCF. This climate change project will be selected by the Government of Benin based on national priority sectors (e.g. Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, clean energy access Food security/water access, climate friendly agriculture, ecosystem based adaptation and land use management) and GCF funding criterion.

Specific tasks and responsibilities of the consultant:

• Prepare a project in line with the criteria/process developed under the Programme. The project idea will be described in an initial project concept note as per the GCF format.
• MECGCCRPRNF in consultation with UNEP will review and evaluate the initial project concept note and provide directions in respect of projects areas and concept.
• Finalise a climate change project concept note after incorporating comments and suggestions received from MECGCCRPRNF and UNEP.

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