UNEP-GEF PPG National Consultant – Trinidad and Tobago NZNPA
Application deadline 5 months ago: Wednesday 13 Sep 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service Stakeholder consultation report and technical input package for the CEO endorsement request for the Trinidad and Tobago GEF-8 net-zero nature-positive accelerator project.
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 Trinidad and Tobago GEF-8 net-zero nature-positive accelerator project.
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. 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. 3. Providing input on the barriers and gaps that the project should address; 4. Providing input on the risks to successful project execution, including as related to safeguards; 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. 6. Supporting the Ministry with preparing, requesting and following-up on co-financing letters; 7. Preparing the gender analysis and action plan section of the CEO endorsement document; 8. Providing inputs for the drafting of the CEO endorsement document as instructed by UNEP and the lead GEF consultant; 9. Providing input to respond to UNEP, GEF Consultant, Government and GEF reviews. 10. Leading and implementing communication activities to promote the project with key stakeholders during the design phase
Qualifications/special skills - Advanced university degree in development, environment, management, business administration, economics, or a related discipline is required. - 5 years of experience in projects in the field of climate change, renewable energy, environment, or development is required. - Experience working in the Caribbean 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 is required.
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