The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is also providing assistance to the B&H Government in the preparation and implementation of the GEF funded projects Fourth National Communication under the UNFCCC and Third Biennial Update Report project) and Integrated reporting and transparency system of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBIT project).
The objective of project Integrated reporting and transparency system of Bosnia and Herzegovina is to develop a National Transparency Framework which will enhance implementation and abide by the transparency provisions of the Paris Agreement.
B&H became a Party to the Paris Agreement in February 2017, and now needs to put in place robust climate and energy policies that will enable the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) pledge and its potential strengthening in the coming years.
This policy framework should create enabling environment for decision-making on future objectives, targets, and priority policies and measures for mitigation.
In line with the GEF project cycle and in order to further strengthen the institutional capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in climate change field, the project identification form was developed and approved by the GEF in May 2018
This project aims to provide Bosnia and Herzegovina with an overarching structure across all sectors and key institutions that will ensure high quality in its transparency instruments, as well as creating the capacities to foster the improved adoption of MRV related data for policy decisions in the segment of climate change.
Additionally, it will ensure the establishment of a robust MRV / Enhanced transparency system from its design to its implementation stage, providing the country with robust and reliable data flows that will shape the design and monitoring of mitigation policies and actions consistent with the enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement.
The CBIT funding will ensure an improved governance structure in BiH that would define clear roles and responsibilities within the institutions, standardized data protocols and methodologies.
The CBIT funding will also be used to improve the MRV of different key sectors within BiH. For this, new data and data flows will be generated via innovative surveys and studies that will provide periodic information for the development and monitoring of mitigation actions and policies.
Moreover, specific training and capacity building in data analysis will provide the sectorial institutions with new tools to tap into data sources that historically have not been gathered.
UNDP is seeking for a short-term consultancy position to provide assistance to UNDP Energy and Environment Sector in preparation of the final documentation needed for endorsement of the UNDP-
GEF medium-size project Integrated reporting and transparency system of Bosnia and Herzegovina including preparation of the following documentation package :
To assist UNDP in the development of new initiatives within the Energy and Environment Sector.
To prepare Project Document and accompanying project documentation needed for endorsement of the UNDP-GEF medium-size project Integrated reporting and transparency system of Bosnia and Herzegovina .
Duties and Responsibilities
The Climate change Project Development Specialist will be the GEF PPG (project preparation grant) Team Leader and will be responsible for quality assurance and timely preparation of all reports and documentation, including the finalized UNDP Project Document (ProDoc) and CEO Endorsement Request, with all mandatory and project specific Annexes and supporting documentation.
S / he will be responsible for managing all consultants on the GEF PPG Team, and coordinating the Team’s work.
Management of the GEF PPG Team :
Ensure that project development is participatory, gender-responsive and based on extensive stakeholder engagements ; and
Verify and ensure that all project components are technically sound and cost effective .
Compile baseline / situational analysis for the medium-size project (MSP). This will include a precise definition of baseline projects, activities, budgets, goals and co-
financial links to GEF outcomes; definition of GEF incremental value per outcome and output; and presentation of results of the incremental cost-
Ensure action points, including risk assessments, from the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) at the PIF stage ( pre-
Oversee the consultations with partners regarding financial planning ; and
Ensure completion of any additional studies that are determined to be needed for the preparation of the ProDoc and all other final outputs.
Ensure the completion of the required official endorsement letters ; and
Synthesize all analyses, studies, etc. that are prepared under Components A and B to produce the draft UNDP-GEF ProDoc, GEF CEO Endorsement, and all mandatory and project specific Annexes , using the required templates.
Lead the validation workshop to present, discuss and validate the final draft ProDoc and mandatory and project specific annexes, with a special focus on the SESP and any management plans; and
Oversee all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop.
Ensure completion of Validation Workshop Report.
All documentation from GEF PPG (including technical reports, etc.); and
Validation Workshop Report.
The following documents are to be consulted as background documentation :
The final outputs of the GEF PPG are :
UNDP-GEF Project Document (ProDoc), using the 2017 standard template.
g. landscape profile, institutional and legal analysis, feasibility studies etc).
GEF CEO Endorsement Request.
Validation Workshop report (as appropriate for projects with a moderate and high SESP risk rating).
Deliverables / outputs :
Note 1 : The Deliverables provided will be quality reviewed and approved by UNDP Energy Environment Sector Leader, the GEF Project Manager and the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor from the UNDP Regional Centre.
The deliverables have to be submitted in English.
Note 2 : Payments for deliverables will be lump-sum based as per deliverable, excluding local travel costs. Local travel will be organized and paid upon UNDP approval.
International travel costs to and from B&H should be included in the lump-sum.
Please verify with the UNDP-GEF team that the correct templates are being used.
Technical work :
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications / Education :
Languages Requirements :
page segment on English of any relevant study / publication / written document compiled in order to assess language
Other Requirements :
Criteria Technical :
Financial Criteria : Weight : 30%, Maximum points : 30'
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology :
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as :
a) responsive / compliant / acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Applicants are required to submit an application including :
Financial proposal which will separately specify professional fee, indicating number of anticipated working days, travel costs (air-
ticket or use of private vehicle), living allowance, and all other applicable costs.
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.