Policy Analyst - Climate Change (Open to Nepalese Nationals only)
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||15-Dec-15|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
UNDP Country Offices are receiving an increasing number of national requests for assistance with understanding the implications of climate change on national development and preparing integrated strategies and plans to manage anticipated challenges and opportunities. UNDP has played an important role assisting countries to access and deliver climate change financing, as an implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Adaptation Funds, UNREDD to name a few. Likewise, UNDP Nepal is currently engaged in strengthening its strategic interventions and support to the Government of Nepal in accessing, managing, and disbursing current and future climate change finance in the country.
As an extremely climate vulnerable country, Nepal has been channeling its own resources, as well as international climate finance to respond to the challenges. According to the MoF, approximately 10.73% of the national budget is climate relevant, or 23.09% of the development budget for the fiscal year 2014/15. A combination of domestic resources, and dedicated climate international funds have been flowing into the country, through bilateral arrangements, as well as vertical funds such as the GEF, the LDCF, the Adaptation Fund and others. With the establishment of the GCF and UNDP being nominated as one of the accredited agency; the recent financial pledges that have been made by various countries, Nepal will, in the near future, be the recipient of additional international funds, as well as continue its engagement with other vertical funds.
Globally, the pledges and commitments being made by the international community should lead to an increase of climate change finance into developing countries. UNDP, through its technical support plans to assist in strengthening the Government of Nepal’s capacity and systems to access, absorb and effectively manage existing and projected climate funds, as well as its own domestic investments to address climate change. Furthermore, while the delivery of climate change finance – from the international to the national, and the national to the sub-national – needs to happen, the equitable delivery of those resources to those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts must also be ensured.
The Policy Analyst (Climate Change) will be responsible to support the Nepal Country Office CC team programmatically and as well as technically on various strands of work like NAP, GCF, UN REDD and other initiatives that are related to climate finance. In addition, the Policy Analyst will also coordinate and provide oversight to the ongoing climate change finance related work being supported by UNDP Nepal, including those that are being channeled from the Bangkok Regional Hub, as well as from Headquarters.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Policy Analyst will be integrated into the Country office structure and will also receive technical guidance and support from the Regional Hub and EE Practice Leader on areas related to climate policy and finance. The Policy Analyst is expected to work closely with the CO Programme Analyst and other staff working on climate change and environment issues.
Under the supervision and overall guidance of the Assistant Country Director of Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management (EECDRM) Unit within existing climate change structures in the country office and with the technical support of the climate change team at the Regional Hub and HQ, the national Policy Analyst (Climate Change) will work in close consultation with the CO CC Programme Analyst and other team members of EECDRM unit.
Analyst (Climate Change) will work in close consultation with the CO CC Programme Analyst and other team members of EECDRM unit.
1. Support the policy arrangement on climate change, including climate change finance, with government and development partners, building on and ensuring consistency withinternational policy guidance on climate change provided by Regional Hub and HQ:
2. Support an UN-wide approach to climate change and promote UNDP's role, including policy and programmatic initiatives, ensuring consistency and integration with regional and global approaches, methodologies, and strategies:
3. Support strategic partnerships and knowledge management on Climate Change:
4. Support Coordination and Oversight of climate change finance portfolio and projects:
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of UN climate change activities in the country, including decision-making, short, medium, and long term planning, improved business results and client services. The post will also play a key role to support the mobilization and advocate for the potential of climate change finance and its contribution towards the achievement of sustainable development, including the SDGs.
They also impact on increasing Governments, Partners, and civil society and communities' awareness and knowledge of climate risks to development, and on the ability for climate proofing of development plans and sectoral policies. Accurate analysis, production and presentation of strategic information will strengthen decision-making and promote timely positioning and readjusting of UNDP programme management.
Corporate Responsibility & Direction:
Managing for Results:
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Required Skills and Experience
Experience and Requirements:
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.