National Consultant for the NDC Action project in Jordan
Result of Service
Strengthening Jordan's national climate response by supporting the implementation of Jordan's NDC and realizing climate ambitions.
The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) where she/he will sit and report to the Jordanian government's Lead focal point, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) and and with any other line ministries and all other entities deemed important to engage for the good progress of the project work, including in the two sectors prioritized by the government of Jordan for receiving project support, namely Water for Agriculture, and Municipal Solid Waste. He/she will develop/update work plans, conduct research, hold consultations with stakeholders, oversee cooperation with technical collaborating institutions, provide regular updates on project progress and ensure the overall adherence to its objectives, quality standards, and timeframes. The Consultant will also work closely with the national technical institution (NTI), who will lead on studies, technical assessments and capacity building.
01Oct'23-30Sept'24Duties and Responsibilities
The "NDC Action" Project supports ten partner countries to translate their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) into concrete strategies and actions ready for financing and implementation and fosters accelerated public and private investment in sector specific NDC implementation. The project focuses on two selected sectors: water (with a focus on water for agriculture) and waste (with a focus on solid waste).
Under the direct supervision of NDC Action Project Manager at the Energy and Climate Branch of the UNEP Industry and Economy Division, the Consultant will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Implement national-level multi-stakeholder consultations:
The NDC Action aims to support the efficient implementation of Jordan's NDC in two priority sectors. For this to occur, a robust and inclusive multi stakeholder consultation and coordination process is needed and was developed in the early part of the project. The Consultant shall implement this consultation mechanism throughout the project's duration and shall, among others:
• Organize project steering and technical committee meetings, ensuring adequate representation of stakeholders
• Develop necessary material and briefing notes for discussion and propose matters in need of decision-making, written feedback or guidance
• Record deliberations, take sufficiently detailed notes and disseminate minutes
• Update the mechanism as needed based on focal ministry requirements
Deliverable: quarterly steering and technical committee meeting minutes
2. Implementation of project activities, project management and strategic advice
• The project workplan was developed in an earlier phase of the project. The Consultant shall implement project activities according to this workplan and ensure adequate project management on a day-to-day basis as the in-country focal point for UNEP in coordination with focal ministries and the national technical institution (NTI).
• Work in close coordination with the NTI and Ministry of Environment to oversee and coordinate day-to-day implementation of the project according to the workplan and in liaison with focal ministries and all relevant stakeholders.
• Update the project workplan as needed and take active ownership and follow-up on investment proposals submitted to donors, working closely with the NTI and UNEP-CCC to this end.
• Provide strategic advice and guidance on technical matters and issues related to project activities, including inputs to LT-LEDS, transparency and longer-term climate finance strategies as deemed relevant by the Ministry of Environment.
• Continually assess, mitigate and report on project risks
• Organise meetings and local and national workshops for stakeholder consultation, as requested by the focal Ministry
• Coordinate the country missions of UNEP and UNEP-CCC staff and consultants
• Coordinate the implementation of the technical assistance activities of the project
• Undertake any other project related activities at the request of the focal Ministry
Deliverable: Monthly progress reports, in the format of summary PowerPoint slides
3. Knowledge sharing and communication
One of the components of the project is to seek and realize opportunities for knowledge sharing among stakeholders in Jordan and internationally. The Consultant will lead and work with these activities, providing technical and strategic advice where relevant.
• Contribute to the development and content of the project's global knowledge sharing strategy, adapting it to the Jordan's context in coordination with the national technical institutions (NTI)
• Lead knowledge sharing events, meetings and activities on a regular basis
• Develop and contribute to knowledge sharing materials such as flyers, factsheets and articles
• Contribute to the project's global stocktake on best practice and lessons learned
Deliverable: Quarterly communication material and reports
Academic Qualifications: Advanced degree in environmental sciences, international affairs, climate change, public policy or similar.
Experience: Minimum 5 years' experience in climate change policy, international development, public policy or similar
Experience in water and/or waste sectors
Familiarity with the Jordan and regional climate change context
Familiarity with Jordan government processes and data availability
Ability to conduct research and work independently
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required
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