International Individual Contractor for Supporting ECO Zone Project- Kathmandu

UNICEF

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International Individual Contractor for Supporting ECO Zone Project- Kathmandu

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, right.UNICEF Nepal is looking for a highly motivated individual contractor to provide technical support and manage the JOAfunded project on “Improving access to eco-cookstoves and establishing green zones at schools and health facilities inNepal to address afforestation and air pollution (ECO Zone)”. S/he will also contribute to the integration of ClimateChange and Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) into UNICEF Nepal’s new country programme design aswell as support the ongoing and emerging programme and advocacy work on CEED. UNICEF Nepal works at national, provincial and local level to support the Government of Nepal, while also workingwith civil society organizations and research institutions, to build resilience to climate change and reduce the impactscaused by environmental degradation, according to national strategies and policies. Working in partnership with Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), UNICEF aims to establish a virtuous cycle of human development to enable local communities to conserve forests, improve maternal and child health and enhance local livelihood opportunities for 12,000 rural households across six municipalities in Karnali and Sudur Pashchim Provinces.The individual contractor is expected to provide intense technical support to the team and partners for addressing the capacity gapsin successful implementation of the project and thus achieving the intended results. S/he will also closely support theChief-Emergency/ Emergency Specialist for overall management of the project while undertaking some day-to-day management functions as delegated.UNICEF’s Strategic Plan (2022-2025) recognizes that climate change and environmental degradation are existentialthreats to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive, that ultimately impinge their rights as enshrined in theConvention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF’s new Strategic Plan draws stronger links between responses to climatechange and disaster risk reduction as children increasingly need holistic solutions that address both sudden-onsetimpacts of disasters and climate change such as floods and resilient solutions that promote climate-smartdevelopment, including through empowering young people to be climate and environmental champions.

Specific Tasks

  • Identify the capacity gaps, develop and implement capacity development plan of ECO Zone project
  • Support for the overall management of the ECO Zone project
  • Strengthen the M&E and reporting of the ECO Zone project
  • Manage/lead the carbon trading component of the ECO Zone project including development and implementation of business model
  • Identify and facilitate new partnership and funding opportunities for ECO Zone project and other CEED works
  • Develop and disseminate knowledge products on ECO Zone project
  • Support mainstreaming CEED into Country Programme Document (CPD) and plans
  • Contribute to ongoing and emerging CEED related programmes
  • Contribute to the climate change advocacy work

Work Assignment Overview:

Tasks/MilestoneDeliverables/OutputsTimelineProposed Fee (USD)
  Identify the capacity gaps, develop and implement capacity development plan of ECO Zone project Submission of capacity development plan and strategy  June 20221%
Submission of mapping of Improved coke stove (ICS) and carbon trading actors in Nepal1%
Submission of social mobilization and behavior change strategy2%
   Strengthen the M&E and reporting of the ECO Zone project Submission of M&E and report toolsJune 20222%
Submission of knowledge management strategy and plan2%
Submission of Training/reference materials and programme manual (handouts, PPT slides)  July and August 2022  18%
Submission of training Report (at least two trainings with 20 participants each)
Manage/lead the carbon trading component of the ECO Zone project including development and implementation of business modelSubmission of carbon project documentation and registration and business modelSeptember, October and November 202227%
Identify and facilitate new partnership and funding opportunities for ECO Zone project and other CEED worksSubmission of report of identified and mobilized buyers (at least one carbon credit buyer on board)January and February 202318%
Develop and disseminate knowledge products on ECO Zone projectSubmission of minimum two knowledge products developed and disseminated (case study, video)March 20239%
Support for the overall management and reporting of the ECO Zone project Submission of Project reports and process documentation highlighting key achievements, successes, challenges and future plansDecember and April 202318%

Duration: The consultancy will be for the period of 11 months tentatively starting from 01 June 2022.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Minimum Qualifications required (Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required)

  • Master’s degree in Environment/Sustainability science or climate change-related discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in carbon market and/or climate financing
  • Experience of similar work in developing country
  • Good understanding of the government system in Nepal and knowledge on climate-related policies, plans and strategies.
  • Good relationship with stakeholders in Nepal working in the areas of climate change
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information
  • Creative skills to develop training materials
  • Facilitation skills
  • Skills in standard Microsoft operating products
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.
  • Fluency in English is required.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Request to submit financial proposal as per deliverable in USD. The  fee against each deliverable should be all-inclusive – professional fees, international travel, DSA in Nepal. Travel cost and DSA for local field trips within Nepal will be arranged separately by UNICEF.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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