NDC Partnership Climate Change Analyst - København, Danmark - UNOPS

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    WEC Background: The Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) portfolio, based ...

    WEC Background:

    The Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) portfolio, based in Vienna, and with offices based globally is part of the UNOPS Global Portfolio Office. The Portfolio has built strong partnerships and is effectively managing a portfolio of over 500 million USD over the last 15 years to support key initiatives with fund management, project implementation and administrative support.

    WEC effectively operationalizes partners' agendas with global approaches, as well as regional and country specific activities focused on climate action, protection and conservation of the environment. Partners profit from WEC's ability to operationalize and/or scale up their important substantive agendas, including in support of key multilateral environmental and climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, the Cartagena Convention as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The NDC Partnership:

    The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. In 2015, the world endorsed the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - each country's strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience against the negative effects of a changing climate. The Partnership advances the goals of the Paris Agreement by bringing together nearly 200 countries and institutions in new ways to accelerate NDC implementation and enhance ambition over time. The Partnership's work through 120 partners supporting almost 80 countries produces many examples of impact, lessons learned and ideas for the future. The Partnership is governed by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by two country representatives. The Partnership's work is facilitated by a Support Unit based at World Resources Institute in Washington DC and the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. UNOPS supports the NDC Partnership and its Support Unit through the Water, Environment and Climate (WEC).

    Country Context

    Recognizing the importance of having an organization with deep local knowledge to serve as the NDC Partnership's national-level interface and facilitate coordination of the NDC implementation in the country, the Kyrgyz Republic joined the NDC Partnership in February 2017 and received technical support from the Governments of Germany, the EU, Sweden, Spain and Italy in partnership with the UNDP to update its NDC.

    On 24 September 2021, the Kyrgyz Republic approved and submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. According to the updated NDC, the Kyrgyz Republic committed to conditional emissions reduction targets of by 2025 and by 2030 compared to business as usual. The country also set unconditional emissions reduction targets of by 2025 and by 2030 compared to business as usual. The revised NDC lists adaptation measures by sector, with qualitative targets to be achieved by 2025. It is expected that the adaptation part of the NDC will be revised in 2025, for the period.

    The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) has been under development since October 2021, supported by the UNDP-led GCF Readiness Project. The priority sector-focused adaptation plans include disaster and emergency management, health, biodiversity conservation, agriculture, and irrigation water.

    On July 21, 2022, under the leadership of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision (MNRETS), the "Technology Needs Assessment'' (TNA) was launched. This project is funded by the GCF and implemented jointly with the Climate Technology Centre-Network (CTC-N) and UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. The goal of this project is to conduct a technology needs assessment and develop a technology roadmap of priority technologies to address climate change in critical sectors of the economy.

    On October 19, 2022, the development of the Concept of Kyrgyz Republic's Long-Term Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050 (LT-LEDS) was launched. This strategy charts the path for steering the government's investment in green growth and sustainability.

    As part of Kyrgyz Republic's effort to implement their NDC, National Adaptation Plan (NAP), TNA, and Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) the government has requested for an NDC Partnership Assistant Coordinator (hereinafter referred to as "Assistant Coordinator") to work closely with the NDC Partnership's In-country Facilitator (hereinafter referred as "Facilitator") and support the Climate Change Policy Department (CCPD under MNRETS) for:

  • Facilitation of updated NDC
  • Coordination and communication with key stakeholders
  • Supporting operational and logistical coordinating for meetings on NDC

    The Climate Change Analyst will report to the Partnerships Development Sen...
    The Climate Change Analyst will report to the Partnerships Development Senior Manager. The Climate Change Analyst will support the Climate Change Policy Department (CCPD under MNRETS). As the leading entity of the national climate agenda, MNRETS coordinates activities related to the fulfilment of climate commitments, including the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
    This support and coordination work involves technical, operational, and research support to the Facilitator for working closely with the Cabinet of Ministries of Kyrgyz Republic in the implementation of the NDC, NAP, TNA, and LT-LEDS and serving as an anchor to assist the NDC Partnership in communicating and coordinating services at the country level. The Climate Change Analyst will also liaise with the NDC Partnership Support Unit for vertical information-sharing, including contributing to and accessing knowledge products. The following responsibilities are part of the Climate Change Analyst role in the Kyrgyz Republic:
  • Facilitation of updated NDC Support the Kyrgyz Republic and the NDC Partnership Support Unit in initiating NDC Partnership in-country engagement; Support the Facilitator to coordinate, track, and monitor the support provided by development partners on the NDC Implementation Plan, and populating and regularly updating Kyrgyz Republic's monitoring/reporting tool for climate finance in coordination with the climate finance advisor; Collaborate with the Support Unit to document changes in the operating context and provide support to the government and stakeholders in decision-making processes; Upload the country's NDC Implementation Plan into the Online Partnership Plan Tool (or similar domestic online systems, if available) and update the database regularly.
  • Coordination and communication with key stakeholders Ensure that communications relevant to NDC Partnership engagement are shared with relevant national and international level stakeholders; Under the guidance of the Facilitator, develop and maintain a stakeholder map of government agencies and development organizations relevant to NDC implementation, including contact information and role in NDC processes; Support the Facilitator in facilitating periodic coordination and information exchange among partners in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the aim of leveraging and mobilizing their respective advantages in support of the implementation of NDC, NAP, TNA, and LT-LEDS; Collaborate with the Support Unit to document changes in the operating context and provide support to CCPD under MNRETS and stakeholders in decision-making processes; Coordinate with the NDC Partnership and support the organization and logistics preparation of scoping missions to the Kyrgyz Republic; Provide support in the drafting of country engagement reports and other reporting tasks for the NDC Partnership; Assume responsibility and coordinate management of specific activities, tasks and work packages within the engagement plan; Facilitate the translation of key documents, training materials, presentations and others.
  • Organize NDC-related meetings as needed
  • Support the organization and logistical preparation of Partner Coordination Meetings and other national multi-stakeholder NDC dialogues, including report writing;
  • Other support needed by CCPD under MNRETS to coordinate development partners.
    The Climate Change Analyst serves as the close counterpart of the NDC Partnership In-country Facilitator, strengthening the NDC Partnership's interface in the country and operating as a liaison between the country and other NDC Partnership members. The role is purely one of coordination and supportive facilitation. The Climate Change Analyst ensures that the Facilitator has adequate technical and operational backing by supporting ongoing coordination efforts between the Support Unit, the various partners in the NDC Partnership, and the CCPD under MNRETS. The Climate Change Analyst will support the smooth implementation of the Country Engagement Process. He/she will also work in close collaboration with the NDC Partnership Support Unit and will report to the Partnership Development Senior Manager at the NDC Partnership. He/she will need to bring his/her own laptop to the ministry's duty station.
    This is a one-year retainer position based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for up to 220 working days, with the possibility of an extension. *** As this is a Local Position, in order to be eligible, the incumbent should be a national of Kyrgyz Republic or have a valid residence permit in the Country.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
    Education An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in climate change, pu...
    Education
  • An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in climate change, public policy, e, sustainable development, environment management, or a similar relevant field.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline in combination with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Experience

    Required
  • At least 2 years of experience in public policy, climate/environment, and sustainable development
  • Experience in planning, stakeholder management, and/or monitoring and reporting; Asset
  • Experience with public service organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic is desirable;
  • Familiarity with UNFCCC processes, including Conference of Parties (CoP), NDC, and past experience in the government's climate change process is an asset.

    Language
  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Advanced proficiency in Kyrgyz, and/or Russian is required.
    *** As this is a Local Position, in order to be eligible, the incumbent should be a national of Kyrgyz Republic or have a valid residence permit in the Country.

    Contract type: ICA / ICS 9 retainerContract level: Local ICA 9Contract du...
    Contract type: ICA / ICS 9 retainer
    Contract level: Local ICA 9