UNEP-GEF PPG National Consultant – Brazil Zero-Emission Buildings

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Result of Service Stakeholder consultation report and technical input package for the CEO endorsement request for the Brazil GEF-8 project Promoting zero-emission buildings in Brazil through climate technologies and policies (EDinova).

Work Location Home-based

Expected duration Part-time 8 Months

Duties and Responsibilities The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority. It 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. This consultancy is in UNEP’s Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Climate Change Mitigation Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean team, and will be home based.

UNEP’s Economy Division works with a portfolio of Global Environment Facility (GEF) medium-size and full-size climate change mitigation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The projects, which are in different stages of development (concept, design, implementation, closure), are executed by different partners (Ministries, NGOs, etc.). The Economy Division, in its role as implementing agency, provides oversight and ensures adherence to GEF guidelines.

Under the supervision of the Task Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean for GEF mitigation projects, the consultant will support the execution of the project preparation grant process for the Brazil GEF-8 project Promoting zero-emission buildings through climate technologies and policies (EDinova).

Specific tasks and responsibilities

The national consultant will be responsible for, under the guidance of UNEP, the lead GEF consultant, and the lead national ministry: 1. Preparing and implementing the stakeholder engagement plan, including: a. Identifying all stakeholders to be engaged in the process and their level of engagement; b. Organizing activities (workshops and meetings) with stakeholders and reporting on these, including those held during the in-country mission of the lead GEF consultant; c. Preparing the stakeholder consultation report to be included in the CEO endorsement document (Deliverable 2). 2. Obtaining baseline information, including, but not limited to: a. Relevant national and sub-national policies and regulations; b. Key stakeholders and institutional arrangements; c. Recent, on-going and planned initiatives of relevance to the topic of the project; d. Co-financing; e. Financial mechanisms. f. Baseline information obtained to be reported in the 1st technical input package (Deliverable 1) 3. Providing input on the barriers and gaps that the project should address - report of inputs delivered in the 1st technical input package (Deliverable 1); 4. Providing input on the risks to successful project execution, including as related to safeguards - report of inputs delivered in the 1st technical input package (Deliverable 1); 5. Facilitating Ministry and other national stakeholder revision and validation of the project baseline, problem tree, project skeleton, theory of change, and other sections of the project document – report to be delivered in the 1st technical input package (Deliverable 1). 6. Supporting the Ministry with preparing, requesting and following-up on co-financing letters – letters to be delivered in the 1st technical input package (Deliverable 1); 7. Preparing the gender analysis and action plan section of the CEO endorsement document – to be delivered in the 2nd technical input package (Deliverable 2); 8. Providing inputs for the drafting of the CEO endorsement document as instructed by UNEP and the lead GEF consultant – report of inputs delivered in the 2nd technical input package (Deliverable 2); 9. Providing input to respond to UNEP, GEF Consultant, Government and GEF reviews – report of inputs delivered in the 2nd technical input package (Deliverable 2). 10. Translating the CEO endorsement document to the country's national language – to be delivered in the 2nd technical input package (Deliverable 2).

Qualifications/special skills - Advanced university degree in civil engineering, environment, or a related discipline is required. - 5 years of experience in projects in the field of sustainability in construction is required. - Experience working in Brazil is required. - Gender justice subject-matter expertise is a desirable. - Communication skills and experience in promoting stakeholder engagement, organizing meetings and workshops is desirable.

Languages - English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency (both oral and written) in English and Portuguese is required.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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