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Policy Consultant

Beijing (China)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-27

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Background

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

Offeror's letter download link: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing

UNDP promotes sustainable development to help build resilient nations and to empower people to build better lives. UNDP has drawn on world-wide experience for over four decades to assist China both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its south-south cooperation (SSC) and engagement in global sustainable development.

As the largest developing country, a leader in SSC, the largest GHG emitter, and a dominant investor in other countries in carbon-heavy sectors, China has a decisive impact on global outcomes. Its decisions will play a key role in addressing climate change at the national and global levels. The neutrality pledge, as well as the 14th five-year plans, provide a unique opportunity for UNDP to accompany this policy change.

In this context, UNDP is looking for a Climate Researcher to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of UNDP’s support to China’s climate agenda. He or she will collaborate with programme colleagues and work closely with the research team on developing policy-relevant knowledge products related to climate change and Nature-based solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative and the Team Leader, the Policy Consultant is responsible for supporting the team in drafting and producing analytical paper research on climate, energy, Agenda 2030, and low carbon development. He/she is expected to:

1) Provide policy support on climate, energy, and low carbon development - with a focus on the synergies between China's policies and Agenda 2030 

  • Support the drafting of UNDP Research Reports;
  • Conduct specific research on: green and blue economy and their connections with China and the implementation of the SDGs; low carbon development, including carbon pricing, carbon tax, carbon trading schemes,
  • Conduct researches on renewables technology and capacity building for low-carbon development.
  • Identify reliable sources of information and contribute to the development of UNDP’s research networks in the areas above.
  • Prepare background policy briefs for external and internal purpose and draft speeches for UNDP Senior Management under this portfolio.

2) Support to the team’s specific initiatives to enhance the policy impact of UNDP.

  • Provide technical support to the preparation of specific initiatives and relevant events (e.g., UN Policy Dialogues' Series, UNSDCF) such as collecting background information, support revising the agenda, taking notes of preparatory meetings and generating summary reports.
  • Provide policy and project support such as preparing project briefs, speeches, presentations, to support ongoing events and partnerships such as visiting missions, donor agencies, and national counterpart meetings.
  • Provide operational support to the team’s daily work and periodical reports.

The expected deliverables for this individual consultant will be as follows:

Deliverable

Tasks

Output

1

Support the drafting of two pipeline research products related to supporting China’s climate agenda.

Two reports

2

Conduct background research and data collection to support office newly initiated research ideas

 

3

Support drafting of Planet Pillar projects-related knowledge products.

Two knowledge products

4

Help to develop four policy briefs on selected topics regarding nature, climate and energy.

Four issue briefs

5

Contribute to office-wide knowledge exchange activities including newsletter and

 

Competencies

  • Excellent research skills and use of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
  • Excellent writing skills and communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis;
  • Excellent presentation skills with expectations to design and present slides for the team; advanced knowledge in PowerPoint is strongly favored.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and openness to change, and to receiving/integrating feedback.
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and value and display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good team player who has ability to maintain good relationships and has result oriented collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Curiosity and desire to work in a complex, international environment.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree in Politics, Social Sciences, Economics, International Development Studies or related disciplines.

Experience

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing policy support and hands-on experience in policy making and project designing. Outstanding candidates with more than 3 years of relevant experience would also be considered.
  • Understanding of China, politically and economically as well as its role in the global and regional development sphere with focus on climate and energy;
  • Knowledge of global governance mechanisms and regional development cooperation with particular focus on economic issues and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Strong knowledge of low carbon development topics including carbon pricing, carbon tax, carbon trading schemes, technology transfer and capacity building.
  • Strong knowledge of energy infrastructure issues, including renewables and low-carbon technology.

Skills

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong presentations and networking skills

Language

  • Excellent skills in both written and spoken English required.
  • Fluency of Chinese is an asset. 

Evaluation Criteria

  • The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions.  Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:
  • Technical evaluation - 70%; (includes 20% of Job Related Technical Expertise; 25% of Relevant working experience; 25% of Methodology & Approach to Assignment)
  • Financial Evaluation - 30%.

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

Offeror's letter download link: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing

Deliverable

Tasks

Output

1

Support the drafting of two pipeline research products related to supporting China’s climate agenda.

Two reports

2

Conduct background research and data collection to support office newly initiated research ideas

 

3

Support drafting of Planet Pillar projects-related knowledge products.

Two knowledge products

4

Help to develop four policy briefs on selected topics regarding nature, climate and energy.

Four issue briefs

5

Contribute to office-wide knowledge exchange activities including newsletter and

 

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