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PNUD recruits 01 International Consultant – Cost-Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analyses – NIGER

PNUD recruits 01 International Consultant – Cost-Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analyses – NIGER

PNUD

Niger
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Lieu : Home-based, NIGER
Date limite de candidature : 16-Feb-21 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)Catégorie supplémentaire : Géstion
Type de contrat : Individual ContractNiveau du poste : International ConsultantLangues requises :Anglais   Français  Date de commencement :(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer) 01-Mar-2021Durée du contrat initial 50 days over a period of 6 monthsDurée prévue de la mission : March – August 2021
Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.

Le PNUD ne tolère pas l’exploitation et / ou les atteintes sexuelles, ni aucune forme de harcèlement, y compris le harcèlement sexuel, et / ou toutes formes de discrimination. Tous/tes les candidats/tes selectectionnes /ées devront ainsi se soumettre à de rigoureuses vérifications relatives aux références fournies ainsi qu’à leurs antécédents.

Historique
(Important: – Applications and proposals need to be submitted to the email provided in this link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998 .  
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Africa and particularly the Sahel have some of the most vulnerable areas to climate change in the world. Flooding, drought, deforestation and draining of lakes impact millions of people’s lives and only account for some of the averse of climate change. 
In this context, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in 1992. Niger signed and ratified the convention on 11 June 1992 and 25 July 1995, as well as the Kyoto protocol on 23 October 1998 and 17 March 2004 and the Paris agreement on 22 April 2016 and 21 September 2016.
Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa and due to its biophysical characteristics and low adaptive capacity related to the high prevalence of multidimensional poverty (89.9%), is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Besides, almost 84% of the population of Niger is reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods.  Its underdeveloped economy and limited infrastructure are also combined with one of the highest population growth rates in the world (3.9%).  Climate change is already presenting difficult challenges for agricultural productivity and food security in Niger.
Since the 1990s, the Government of Niger has sought to address the consequences of climate change on its development. It has adopted a range of strategic documents including the Environmental National Program for a Sustainable Development (PNEDD), the National Strategy and Action plan for Change and Climatic Variabilities (SNPA/CVC) and the 2013 National Climate Change Policy (PNCC). It has submitted three National Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Nationally Determined Contributions to the UNFCCC in 2016.
However, climate change remains seen as a sectoral issue and needs to be further integrated into all development planning processes. It is especially important for LDCs that lack resources to cope with natural disasters such as droughts, flooding, strong winds and storms. 
The COP 16, held in Cancun in 2010, defined the basis of the National Adaptations Plans (NAP). Then, the COP 17 in Durban (2011) and the COP18 Qatar (2012) adopted the NAP guidelines. However, although such guidelines support LDCs in the Sahel to address climate change issues, there is a gap of expertise and insufficient institutional capacities that complicate the implementation of NAPs. There is indeed limited research available to initiate NAP processes, especially regarding climate data at regional level and analyses on the impact of climate change.
NAPs aim at reducing the vulnerability of countries to the averse of climate change by strengthening adaptation capacities and resilience. They also foster the integration of climate change adaptation in policies and programs, in particular in new development planning strategy and processes of relevant sectors.
In order to advance medium to long term integration of climate change in planning processes, the Government of Niger launched the preparation of its NAP in May 2014 with the support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development program (UNDP). The name of the project is “Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning and budgeting in Niger”. It aims at addressing the main gaps and strengthening national capacities in climate change at all levels of planning and budgeting.
In this context, a team will be recruited to draft documents for the NAP and will be based in Niamey.
These ToRs are for the recruitment of an international consultant to undertake the cost evaluation and cost/benefit analyses of adaptation options in key sectors.
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders globally as well as other travel restrictions, the assignment of the International Consultants will be carried out remotely from his location at the beginning of the assignment, and as long as the situation does not improve significantly. The national consultants will support the international consultants in accessing relevant information and in the liaison with national stakeholders, although they may also face travel restrictions within the country.
Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described in the Terms of Reference.  
Period of Consultancy – expected start March 2021 – August 2021Duration of Consultancy: 50 days (over 6 months)For further details, application procedures, list of documents to be submitted and templates for submission of proposals please refer to https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998.  

Devoirs et responsabilités
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https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998

Compétences
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https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998

Qualifications et expériences requises
Please refer to the Terms of Reference and other requirements Here: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998 
Applications and Proposals to be submitted in the email provided in UNDP’s Procurement Notices website:  https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74998
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