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NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator (Kyrgyz Republic) - Partnership Specialist

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Last update: Apr 25, 2024 Last update: Apr 25, 2024

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Deadline: May 12, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Home Based
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English, Kyrgyz, Russian English, Kyrgyz, Russian
Work experience:Min 5 years
Date posted: Apr 25, 2024

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Description

Dutystation: Home based

Functional responsibilities

The Facilitator will report to Partnerships Development Senior Manager. The Facilitator serves as the NDC Partnership’s interface in the country and operates as a liaison between the country and other NDC Partnership members. The Facilitator plays a key role in ensuring the smooth implementation of the Country Engagement Process by supporting ongoing coordination efforts between the Support Unit, the various partners in the NDC Partnership, and the CCPD under MNRETS.

This support involves working with the CCPD and, coordinating and monitoring support received for 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 Facilitator 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 in-country Facilitator role in the Kyrgyz Republic:

 
  1. Facilitation of updated NDC

    1. Support the Kyrgyz Republic and the NDC Partnership Support Unit in initiating NDC Partnership in-country engagement;

    2. Strengthen the coordination, tracking, and monitoring mechanism(s) for the support provided by development partners on the NDC Implementation Plan, and Kyrgyz Republic’s monitoring/reporting tool for climate finance;

    3. Advise the government on potential and appropriate implementing and development partner/s for each action/priority and identify the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder;

  1. Mobilization of resources for implementation

    1. Support the country in exploring, following up on, and in mobilizing partner support for its needs and priorities (and update those along the way as needed following the government’s guidance) along with a preferred process for coordination of country engagement under the NDC Partnership, as proposed and agreed upon by the Cabinet of Ministries of the Kyrgyz Republic;

    2. Engage with partners in the country to link needs to services and resources in accordance with the NDC, NAP, TNA and LT-LEDS, including by providing the government’s inputs on alignment of partners’ country strategies with priorities and gaps identified in the above policy documents;

    3. Identifying further needs for Technical Assistance for priority based on NDC, NAP, TNA and LT-LEDS;

    4. Support project development and preparation for potential funding by donors;

    5. Assist the government in preparing concept notes to access financing for unfunded priorities in the updated NDC, NAP, TNA and LT-LEDS.

  1. Coordination and communication with key stakeholders

    1. Ensure that communications relevant to NDC Partnership engagement are shared with relevant national and international level stakeholders, including building and maintaining long-term collaborative partnerships.

    2. Facilitate 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;

    3. Assess progress outcomes of the NDC Partnership in-country engagement and make recommendations for adjustments;

    4. 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;

    5. Oversee the coordination of NDC Partnership scoping missions to Kyrgyz Republic and take the lead on the implementation of its recommendations;

    6. Coordinate and participate in the NDC Partnership’s conferences, training programs, and other activities at the global, regional, and national levels.

  1. Organize NDC-related meetings as needed

    1. Facilitate national country specific multi-stakeholder NDC dialogues, which may serve one or more of the following objectives:

      1. Intersectoral multi-stakeholder dialogues to promote a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches in implementing NDC, NAP, TNA, and LT-LEDS and their integration in development policies;

      2. Support the government in conducting meetings among development partners and other key stakeholders, in order to maximize synergies, avoid duplication, and mobilize support for identified needs and gaps for successful NDC implementation;

      3. Multi-stakeholder dialogues with the private sector and/or civil society organizations;

      4. Multi-stakeholder dialogues within specific sectors or on a certain topic (i.e., Measurement, Reporting and Verification [MRV], gender equality, etc.);

    2. Any other support needed by CCPD to coordinate development partners.

  1. Identifying lessons learned and results:

    1. Lead the tracking of in-country engagement and provide periodic progress updates to the NDC Partnership;

    2. Liaise with the Support Unit to access and/or feed into global knowledge products;

    3. Assist the Support Unit in identifying and disseminating information on best practices and lessons learned from in-country engagement.

  1. Capacity building:

    1. Conduct ongoing capacity development (i.e., technical assistance and formal/informal on-the-job training) of the government in preparation for fully taking on the facilitation role in the future.


The Facilitator will support in the Climate Change Policy Department, MNRETS. As the leading entity of the national climate agenda, MNRETS coordinates activities related to the fulfillment of climate commitments, including the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). 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 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.

 

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Education

  • An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in business, finance, law, public policy, public finance, 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 5 years of experience in public policy, climate/environment and sustainable development in Kyrgyz Republic;

  • Demonstrable experience working in climate change tasks in Kyrgyz Republic, including, but not limited to, mitigation and adaptation action, government policy and legal frameworks, MRV, M&E systems, and results-based management;

  • Demonstrated skills in managing and aligning diverse groups of stakeholders, including development agencies, non-state actors / civil society, financial institutions, the private sector, and others

  • Demonstrated experience in fostering networks with senior leaders and high-level audiences;

Asset

  • Experience with public service organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic is desirable;

  • Experience in facilitating the implementation of NDCs and similar public policy frameworks is an asset;

  • Familiarity with UNFCCC processes, including Subsidiary Body and Conference of Parties (CoP), NDC and past experience in the government’s climate change process;


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.

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