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Consultant Climate Change, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), 150 working days in 12 months, REMOTE, Req: 567988

Switzerland

Opportunity Deadline

13/12/2023

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Job Description

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Switzerland
  • Country: Geneva, Switzerland
  • No of vacancies: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Gender: Both 
  • Deadline: 2023-12-19

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Support the SWA Secretariat with advocacy and development of knowledge management products on climate change, providing technical advice on resource mobilization, the coordination and management of climate change capacity building initiatives, particularly at country level; preparation for, and potentially, representation of SWA in climate related events and other key events where climate change inputs are needed.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

The consultant will provide technical expertise to SWA Secretariat and broader partnership on climate change related aspects of advocacy, knowledge management, capacity building, strategic resource mobilization, and preparation for key events and processes.
Specifically, the consultant will:

  • Develop 4 climate financing case studies to feed the preparations of the Finances Ministers meetings in Latin America and Caribbean, and in Asia.
  • Provide climate change technical inputs to 4 draft country compacts related to Heads of State Initiative.
  • Participate in monthly meetings, including providing technical inputs to the following climate initiatives: UNFCCC High Levels Champions Race to Resilience; Climate Resilience Sanitation Coalition; COP28 Initiative on Urban Water Resilience; Nairobi Work Programme; and Water Initiative for Net Zero (WINZ)
  • Participate in the monthly or bimonthly COP29 Water Pavilion Steering Committee, develop COP 29 WASH key messages and briefings for delegations, facilitate global advocacy sessions, coordinate technical sessions in at least 2 regional climate weeks, follow up selected climate negotiations tracks, attend to Bonn intersessional meetings in June 2024 and prepare at least 3 sessions at COP29 by the end of 2024.
  • Provide technical advice to SWA Climate Action Task Team, including drafting technical inputs for consultation of the task team, coordinate climate action among SWA constituencies, manage partner consultations.
  • Provide technical advice on climate action, in coordination with SWA Regional Coordinators, to selected countries (anticipated 5 countries minimum) upon request.
  • Analyze climate commitments made through the SWA mutual accountability mechanism and provide support to at least 2 partners with its implementation.
  • Develop climate updates to be featured on SWA website and social media, as well as inputs to at least 2 op-eds by SWA Chief Executive Officer.
  • Map bilateral donors providing support to climate resilient WASH and develop a mobilization strategy; provide technical inputs to funding proposals, and join meetings with potential donors when requested.
Indicative activities and deliverable(s) Duration (Days) Deadline
Climate Change integration into key SWA initiatives:
– Develop 4 climate financing case studies to feed the preparations of the Finances Ministers meetings in Latin America and Caribbean, and in Asia.
– Provide climate change technical inputs to 4 draft country compacts related to Heads of State Initiative.
22 06/2024
SWA inputs to climate initiatives and platforms
– Participate in monthly meetings and provide technical inputs on key documents to 5 climate initiatives: UNFCCC High Levels Champions Race to Resilience; Climate Resilience Sanitation Coalition; COP28 Initiative on Urban Water Resilience; Nairobi Work Programme; and Water Initiative for Net Zero (WINZ)
22 10/2024
Climate negotiations and attendance to key events
– Participate in the monthly or bimonthly COP29 Water Pavilion Steering Committee, develop COP 29 WASH key messages and briefings for delegations, successfully organize 2 webinars to raise awareness about COP with SWA partners, develop proposals and coordinate partners for technical sessions in at least 2 regional climate weeks, monitor climate negotiations tracks and ensure partnership contributions at key intervals, participate at Bonn intersessional meetings in June 2024 and prepare at least 3 sessions at COP29 by the end of 2024.
34 12/2024
Technical support to SWA Climate Task Team
– Provide technical support to SWA Climate Action Task Team, including drafting at least 2 documents for endorsement of the task team as technical inputs key climate processes, coordinate climate action among SWA constituencies, manage partner consultations.
15 11/2024
Technical support to SWA country partners
– Hold at least 5 meetings with country partners, in coordination with SWA Regional Coordinators, in order to understand climate action support needed, and design strategy for delivering such support.
30 10/2024
MAM follow up analysis and support to implement climate commitments
– Analyze climate commitments made through the SWA mutual accountability, both as commitments are made on a rolling basis, as well as in an analytic brief ahead of COP29; and directly engage with at least 2 partners to support MAM commitment implementation.
14 06/2024
Advise to SWA Communications on climate action
– Develop climate updates to be featured on SWA website and social media, as well as inputs to at least 2 op-eds by SWA Chief Executive Officer.
3 09/2024
Advise on SWA fundraising strategy with focus on climate action

– Map bilateral donors providing support to climate resilient WASH and develop a mobilization strategy provide technical inputs to funding proposals, and join meetings with potential donors when requested

10 06/2024
TOTAL 150

 

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in environmental studies, engineering, international development, geography, or other related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of policy and strategy development or strategic planning, with a core competency in strategies to mitigate against, adapt to climate change.
  • Preferably, the consultant should have WASH sector experience at global level and knowledge of key sector developments, global policy direction, research and best practices – including in the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, WASH in Schools, environmental programming and/or programme integration with health and education. Experience of policy issues in other related sectors (health, education, environment etc.) is also desirable.
  • Experience at country level in providing policy advice to government or programme management is an asset. Experience in more than one continent is considered especially valuable.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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