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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's 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 environment.


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    REDD+ Technical Advisor to Democratic Republic of Congo

    Work Location

    • Home Based

    Expected duration

    • 12 months

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • More specifically, the REDD+ Technical Advisor to DRC will conduct the following tasks: Related to UN-REDD Technical Assistance:
    • Follow up on the implementation of the UN-REDD Technical Assistance to the country as per the validated workplan.
    • Promote synergies between initiatives such as Aim4Forest, Restoration Factory, and other targeted initiatives under UN-REDD TA, as well as UNEP-led initiatives in the country (e.g. GEF, IKI project) in coordination with the UNEP Congo basin team.
    • Coordinate efforts for filling technical gaps (carbon accounting, legal title to ERRs, approaches for consultations for rights holders, strengthening capacity of stakeholders on REDD+ safeguards, benefit sharing mechanism, etc.) for the country to be able to register under the ART TREES and progress in the LEAF process.
    • Contribute to the overall drafting and consultation process for the LEAF jurisdictional program in Tshuapa province for the TREES registration document (TRD) and TREES monitoring report (TMR).
    • Contribute to Verification and Validation process for TREES documents. Related to the overall national coordination of the REDD+ work in the country:
    • Work closely with the two main government focal points FONAREDD and CN REDD to ensure information exchanges and operational aspects of REDD+ implementation is timely and quality delivery.
    • Monitoring and analysing existing projects and jurisdictional REDD+ initiatives' (PRE and PiREDDs) implementation and drawing lessons learnt from their experience for the upcoming jurisdictional endeavour in the country.
    • Engage with stakeholders working on advancing the REDD+ agenda in DRC, including government, technical assistance providers, NGOs, civil society, legal experts, private sector, academia to determine pathways for ensuring DRC’s REDD+ strategy is properly implemented to contribute to enhanced NDC ambition and the country’s sustainable development strategy.
    • Contribute to exchanges of information, approach, experience and promote synergies and coordination between the above key stakeholders.
    • Contribute to national efforts to align with requirements of international standards for jurisdictional REDD+, aiming at producing high quality/integrity credits (e.g. ART TREES, VCS JNR Framework, FCPF 2.0, etc.) as identified and prioritized by the Country.
    • Coordinate efforts related to access to REDD+ results-based payment schemes, carbon markets and other transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
    • Contribute to the review of and suggest approaches for an aligned benefit sharing mechanism for the proceeds from LEAF.
    • Coordinate ongoing efforts on the operationalization and implementation of the national authority to regulate carbon markets (ARMCa), the national REDD+ registry, the development of its transactional module.
    • Coordinate efforts in leading to and implementation of the national framework on nesting.
    • Promote gender and social inclusion in REDD+ activities and decision-making processes.
    • Foster partnerships and collaboration with international donors, the private sector, and other relevant entities to mobilize resources for REDD+ activities.

    Qualifications/Special Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Forestry, Climate Change, Geography, sustainable development, or related field is required. A minimum of five years of experience in REDD+, climate change, forestry, or environmental management, or related field is required.
    • Familiarity with international and national regulatory frameworks related to REDD+, carbon markets, such as the Paris Agreement, carbon market, nesting, Jurisdictional REDD+ is desirable. • Thorough understanding of the political economy of DRC, especially in the environmental sector and the Ministry of Finance is desirable.
    • Familiarity with REDD+ phases, standards, ART TREES, and experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives is desirable.
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment is desirable. Skills:
    • Strong, proven project management/coordination skills.
    • Strong leadership and coordination skills.
    • Ability to convene partners and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
    • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
    • Analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

    Languages

    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    • For this post, fluency in spoken and written English and French is required.
    • Knowledge of any other official UN languages would be an asset.

    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.

    Deadline : Jul 1, 2024

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    Consultant for CBIT I Peru 9872 & Bahamas 10427 Terminal Reviews and CBIT II Peru Project Design

    Work Location

    • Home-based

    Expected Duration

    • 12 months

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The consultant will develop terminal review findings and recommendations based on sound evidence and analysis, and clearly document these in the final reports. Information will be triangulated (i.e. verified from different sources) as far as possible, and when verification is not possible, the single source will be mentioned (whilst anonymity is still protected).
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    • Analysis leading to evaluative judgments should always be clearly spelled out.  

    The consultant shall base the findings of the terminal reviews on the following:  

    • A desk review of: - Relevant background documentation, inter alia:  - Project document and appendices. This includes, among others, relevant project documentation, CEO endorsement document annexes or appendixes, PCAs or ICAs and their annexes or appendixes, workplans, budget and supervision plans, as well as any revisions introduced after approval.  
    • Theory of change, problem tree and logical frameworks.
    •  Project reports, including: half year progress reports, project implementation reports (PIRs), expenditure reports, financial statements, audits, inventory reports, progress reports from collaborating partners, meeting minutes, relevant correspondence and Tracking Tool; - Evaluations/Reviews of similar projects, and  
    • All information, templates, or guidance documents germane to the management-led review process issued by the GEF or UNEP Evaluation Office.  
    • Interviews (individual or in group) with, including but not limited to: - UNEP Task Manager (TM) and team members;  - Project Manager (PM) and team members;  - UNEP Administrative Officer (AO); - Project steering committee - Identified key stakeholders and contributors to the project, including governmental agencies and officials, representatives from private, technology and educational institutions, associations, CSOs and NGOs, as applicable.    
    • Other data collection tools: This can include a country visit, if necessary, and agreed with the Task Manager, among other techniques or actions to garner or triangulate information and evidence relevant to the review process.

    Qualifications/Special Skills

    • Advanced university degree in engineering, economics, environmental sciences, management, or a related discipline;
    • A first-level degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
    • Minimum of five years of experience in developing, assessing, evaluating or managing projects in the field of climate change, renewable energy, environment or development is required
    • Experience in drafting project proposals and assessing project documents, including concepts, progress reports, work plans, and financial documents (budgets and expenditure reports) is required; Experience working with GEF or UNEP projects is desirable.
    • Experience in working for multilateral or bilateral funding entities in the field of climate change, renewable energy environment or development is an asset;

    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.

    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.

    Deadline : Jun 29, 2024

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