Wednesday, May 13 2015
UNDP-GEF is seeking 2 (two) Senior Advisors on Environmental Finance to BIOFIN to provide technical services and support to BIOFIN core countries ( in the roll out of the national level BIOFIN process.
The Individual Consultants will be primarily home-based and work under the supervision of the BIOFIN Project Manager and Deputy Manager. The Consultants will work with the global BIOFIN Team, national BIOFIN Teams, UNDP Country Offices, core and donor country governments, other international/multi-lateral organisations, and contractors.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or higher in economics, environmental economics, public administration, financial management, natural/environmental sciences, social sciences with a specialization in environmental finance and development, or other closely related field.
- At least 15 years demonstrated expertise in public or private sector finance, development or environmental finance, environmental mainstreaming, innovative resource mobilisation strategies, biodiversity policy, or a related field;
- Experience in environmental policy development, as well as, in biodiversity conservation and biodiversity finance would be an advantage;
- International and developing country experience would be desirable;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
- Good command of French, Spanish, or Portuguese will be an advantage;
At COP-11 in October 2012, UNDP and the European Commission (EC) launched a new partnership project “Building Transformative Policy and Financing Frameworks to Increase Investment in Biodiversity Management” that seeks to build a sound business case for increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity at the national level. With the Governments of Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Flanders having joined this project since, it has grown into a multi-partner global endeavour – the UNDP-managed Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN, set to run up to 2018.
Led by the UNDP biodiversity team and additional experts, an entirely new methodological framework has been developed for assessing – at national level – the biodiversity-relevant enabling context, baseline expenditures in biodiversity, biodiversity finance needs & gaps, and the suitability of financial mechanisms; and for establishing a policy engagement process that will lead to the adoption of the recommendations expected to emerge from these BIOFIN assessments.
BIOFIN is hosted by the Ecosystems and Biodiversity (EBD) cluster under the Sustainable Development Group of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), responsible for providing leadership and technical support to engineer delivery of the Environment and Sustainable Development pillar of UNDP’s Strategic Plan.
Deadline for applying: June 10th, 2015
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