Consultant, Review of SGP Engagement with Indigenous Peoples’ networks (Retainer)

Job categories Project Management, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5003/15333
Level ICS-11
Department/office NYSC, SDC, Grant Management Services
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration 6 months ((final submission before 25 September 2018)
Application period 03-Apr-2018 to 17-Apr-2018


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With regards to the review of SGP’s engagement of indigenous peoples, including its approaches over the past decades, project portfolio analysis, and draw lessons from these experiences.  It is also expected that this analysis would lead to feasible forward-looking suggestions and plans, building on opportunities and challenges of the GEF and other partners.  

The review is expected to build upon, extend and deepen, a preliminary analysis of GEF programming with IPs conducted by the GEF IEO in 2017 as part of the 5th Overall Performance Assessment (finalized in the fourth quarter of 2017). The primary target for the review of SGP engagement will be indigenous peoples partner networks themselves (i.e. what has worked, and what could be improved upon), as well as donors (i.e. GEF Council and Secretariat, as well as bilateral governments).

It is expected that the review of the SGP engagement with indigenous peoples’ networks will also be relevant to assist with resource mobilization and outreach efforts being conducted by the UNDP in relation to multilateral funding available as part of the follow-up commitments arising from the UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakech (Nov 2016). Expected impacts of the review include: (i) the development of an enhanced portfolio of SGP projects with indigenous and marginalized communities in line with the strategic priorities of the GEF and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and (ii) sharing of lessons learned from IP-initiated and led projects supported by the SGP.

The consultant will be expected to reach out to and interview stakeholders at the global and national levels to conduct this review.  At the national level, this will include selected: (i) SGP country teams (National Coordinators and Programme Assistants); (ii) National Steering Committee (NSC) members, with attention to the role of the NSC focal point for indigenous peoples; as well as (iii) indigenous peoples’ partners and stakeholders (i.e. national IP organisations and federations). At the regional and global levels, the consultant will review and analyse SGP efforts and initiatives to engage with key policy and international advocacy platforms (i.e. UNPFII, UNFCCC, CBD, Green Climate Fund, regional indigenous fora etc.), and interview key partners for necessary inputs.


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