IC-080-21- International MRV Specialist for the ‘NDA strengthening in Iraq for climate finance programming, governance, regional cooperation and knowledge generation’ project

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The UNDP Iraq Country Office, with funding from the GCF, is supporting the Government of Iraq through implementing the project ‘NDA strengthening in Iraq for climate finance programming, governance, regional cooperation and knowledge generation’.

The focus of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the NDA and ensuring access to GCF funds and support to national organizations seeking accreditation at GCF. The project will enable the Government of Iraq to strengthen capacities of the newly assigned NDA to institutionalize climate action coordination mechanisms; establish/build capacity of direct access entities; enhance climate finance programming for national/regional greenhouse gas mitigation measures; mainstream information on paradigm shifts/transformation into country programming; and develop capacity to identify and develop proposals on green growth investments. The beneficiaries of the readiness proposal are the NDA, related ministries/authorities, private sector, and candidates for GCF accreditation. Low engagement of the private sector in the GFC process in Iraq is one of the main barriers that will be addressed through building capacity within the NDA to support bankable green growth proposals, development strategic priorities in addition to identification and training of strong national agency candidates for GCF accreditation. The Operational Guidelines developed under the initial readiness project did not develop an initial framework for monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of climate finance flows. Under Iraq’s existing national framework, the Ministry of Finance is directly responsible for financial monitoring of national programmes/projects, including donor assistance, with the Council of Ministers bearing overall responsibility for supervising and tracking implementation progress of such programmes/projects. This existing framework does not explicitly identify climate financing for oversight due to the lack of delineation of such financing in the national monitoring and verification system. Therefore, during this second readiness project, UNDP is supporting to focus on the development of a framework to monitor and oversee climate finance flows from GCF and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of these flows.

Duties and Responsibilities

The International MRV specialist will act as an international expert with the following responsibilities:

  1. Stocktaking of NDA capacity to monitor and oversee climate finance flows from GCF and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of these flows.
  2. Develop a framework for NDA tracking and oversight of climate finance flows and associated training.
  3. Initiate stakeholder consultative process with public/private sector entities, including NGOs, CBOs, academia, and bilateral donors on key needs for improving climate budgeting in Iraq

The overall consultancy will involve the development of the training materials targeting stakeholders engaged in the national GCF process in Iraq including the NDA, relevant ministries, and private sector on MRV and budgeting. The training material will be used to deliver two training/consultation events of one day each, implemented virtually if there are any travel restrictions, to selected participants from Iraqi public and private sector. A report is required for each event and finalized based on UNDP and national stakeholders’ comments.

The consultancy will be for a period of 5 months. The assignment will be managed under the UNDP GCF Project Coordinator and the EECC pillar head.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the mission, vision and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and with impartiality.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Self-reliant and able to work as a part of a multi-cultural team in a stressful.


  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Meets time line for delivery of product or services to client.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Technological awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications, skills, and professional experience of the International MRV specialist should include the following:

  • Hold at least a master’s degree in environmental sciences, climate change, or related field. (10 points)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, preferably in Iraq. (10 points)
  • Knowledge in GHG baseline determination, GHG inventory and MRV systems, including climate finance flows. (25 points)
  • Experience in capacity building programmes. (10 points)
  • Previous experience with vertical funds including GCF. (20 points)
  • Engagement with UN agencies in climate change related projects. (15 points)
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills. (5 points)
  • Excellent oral and written command of the English language. (5 points)


The application should contain below mandatory documents:

  • The technical proposal should also contain personal CV (Mandatory) , indicating education background/professional qualifications, all experience, furthermore, providing duly filled the form of Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability (Mandatory) whereby includes financial Proposal (Mandatory) that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per deliverables mentioned in this TOR, in addition to the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

The detailed terms of reference and the Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability form are available in the following link with mentioned Job Title above : https://procurement-notices.undp.org/

Please note you can upload only one document in the online application, therefore combine the CV, and the Letter of Confirmation and Availability as one pdf and upload it accordingly.moreover, please note that failure to submit required mandatory documents by UNDP will lead to rejection of your offer.

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