NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator (Partnership Specialist) - Cambodia - Retainer

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5002/27729
Department/office GPO, GVA, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 12 months, 220 days, with possibility of extension depending on performance and on availability of funds.
Application period 13-Mar-2024 to 19-May-2024

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WEC Background: 

The Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) portfolio, based in Vienna, and with offices based globally is part of the UNOPS Global Portfolio Office. The Portfolio has built strong partnerships and is effectively managing a portfolio of over 500 million USD over the last 15 years to support key initiatives with fund management, project implementation and administrative support. 

WEC effectively operationalizes partners' agendas with global approaches, as well as regional and country specific activities focused on climate action, protection and conservation of the environment. Partners profit from WEC’s ability to operationalize and/or scale up their important substantive agendas, including in support of key multilateral environmental and climate agreements,  such as the Paris Agreement, the Cartagena Convention as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The NDC Partnership: 

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. In 2015, the world endorsed the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - each country’s strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience against the negative effects of a changing climate. The Partnership advances the goals of the Paris Agreement by bringing together nearly 200 countries and institutions in new ways to accelerate NDC implementation and enhance ambition over time. The Partnership’s work through 120 partners supporting almost 80 countries produces many examples of impact, lessons learned and ideas for the future. The Partnership is governed by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by two country representatives. The Partnership’s work is facilitated by a Support Unit based at World Resources Institute in Washington DC and the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. UNOPS supports the NDC Partnership and its Support Unit through the Water, Environment and Climate (WEC).  

Country Context

Cambodia has been a member of the NDC Partnership since 2019. The country’s updated NDC seeks to decrease emissions by 41.7 percent from the business-as-usual scenario by 2030, with half of that reduction concentrated in the Forest and Land Use Sector (FOLU) and the rest primarily in the energy, agriculture, industry, and waste sectors. Cambodia’s updated NDC also has a strong adaptation component. The NDC update process was conducted with a bottom-up approach involving 16 line ministries and was supported by the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) delivered in part by UNDP and the World Bank. The work’s outcomes led to the identification of 130 mitigation, adaptation, and enabling actions across all sectors - forming Cambodia's Partnership Plan - of which 119 were highlighted as priorities. A number of partners are supporting the implementation of the Partnership Plan, including FAO, Germany, GGGI, IRENA, IUCN, Japan, SNV, UNCDF, UNDP, UNESCAP, and UNICEF. Additionally, the World Bank and the UK supported the Government of Cambodia in developing a Long-Term Strategy for Cambodia's Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN) linked to the NDC. The NDC Partnership continues to support Cambodia on its NDC implementation, including by supporting coordination and resource mobilization.

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