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Consultancy Title: Climate Finance Consultant (GCF Full Proposals and GCF Readiness)
Section/Division/Duty Station: PD/CERP/Home-based
Duration: 12 months (Estimated up to 180 days (half-time workload over the period of one year—10-15 days per month with some periods busier than others)
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
UNICEF’s Section for Climate, Environment, Resilience, and Peace (CERP) contributes to Goal Area 4 “Every child lives in a safe and clean environment” and two related results: “Countries adopt policies, strategies and programmes that address risks related to disasters, conflict public health emergencies” and “Countries have child-focused plans and monitoring systems for environmental sustainability”
UNICEF is committed to new ways of working that meets people’s immediate humanitarian needs, while at the same time reducing risk and vulnerability through the achievement of collective outcomes, accountability to affected populations, and empowerment of local actors. Guided by UNICEF’s core principles and to support every child, UNICEF is scaling up support to developing countries to transition toward sustainable and climate-smart development. Such a transition is vital to UNICEF’s efforts in key sectors (WASH, health, education, child protection, nutrition, and social protection), and can play an important role in broader international efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In this context, UNICEF is responding through a variety of avenues, including by prioritizing the development of a project portfolio with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to address the need to scale up public and private investment in climate action.
Within the CERP team, the Climate, Environment, Energy, and DRR (CEED) team works in close collaboration with UNICEF Regional Offices and technical teams to identify, develop and deliver high-quality climate investment projects that respond to countries’ priorities as defined in their national climate and sectoral policies and that deliver the type of transformational change sought by the GCF. UNICEF is a recognized Delivery Partner (DP) for GCF Readiness, is finalizing the accreditation process for full proposals, and is working together with other Accredited Entities (AEs) to develop joint projects in several countries.
The objective of the consultancy is to support UNICEF’s engagement with the GCF, including for full proposals and GCF Readiness. The consultant will help elaborate UNICEF’s technical content and climate change rationale relevant to UNICEF’s sectors that can be utilized for proposal preparation; support with research, and analysis of evidence; monitor and keep the team aware of the latest GCF developments/guidance/procedures; support in the quality assurance function in reviews of draft proposals; support knowledge management and training; and support pipeline tracking and reporting.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables
Over the period of 12 months, the consultant will cover the following areas of work:
Support on evidence / content development and quality assurance to strengthen GCF Full Proposal development and GCF Readiness Proposal development (65%)
Knowledge management, training, and coordination support (35%)
With the overall end goal of high-quality submissions of GCF Readiness proposals and Full Proposal concept notes and proposals, the consultant is expected to deliver:
U.S. Visa information:
With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.