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NDC Partnership Is Hiring a Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist – Environmental) – Kyrgyz Republic, Retainer|Apply Now


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. 

NDC Partnership Is Hiring a Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist – Environmental) – Kyrgyz Republic, Retainer|Apply Now

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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). 

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) has been under development since October 2021, supported by the UNDP-led GCF Readiness Project. The priority sector-focused adaptation plans include disaster and emergency management, health, biodiversity conservation, agriculture and irrigation water. 

On July 21, 2022, under the leadership of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision (MNRETS), the “Technology Needs Assessment” (TNA Project) was launched. This project is funded by the GCF and implemented jointly with the Climate Technology Centre-Network (CTC-N) and UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. The goal of this project is to conduct a technology needs assessment and develop a technology roadmap of priority technologies to address climate change in critical sectors of the economy. 

On October 19, 2022, the development of the Concept of Kyrgyz Republic’s Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 (LT-LEDS) was launched. This strategy charts the path for steering the government’s investment in green growth and sustainability.  

As part of Kyrgyz Republic’s effort to implement their NDC, NAP, TNA and LT-LEDS the government has requested for a climate finance specialist to support the Climate Finance Center (CFC) and the Climate Change Policy Department (CCPD under MNRETS) for: 

The Climate Finance Specialist will provide expert advice on the successful implementation of measures identified in the main strategic climate-related documents, such as the NDC Implementation Plan, through access to international climate finance. This role involves the provision of technical and strategic inputs to support the work of the CFC and CCPD in accessing international climate funds and funds from the MDBs in order to implement measures identified in the NDC Implementation Plan and in the updated Climate Investments Plan. This position will contribute to the strengthening of the climate project portfolio of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

The position will involve working with the Cabinet of Ministries of Kyrgyz Republic as well as high-level engagements with donors, climate funds, MDBs, and bilateral donors to identify projects and generate resources for the implementation of the NDC, NAP, TNA and LT-LEDS. The Climate Finance Specialist will implement all tasks in close coordination with the NDC Partnership Focal Point, Director CFC, and the NDC Partnership Support Unit. The following responsibilities are part of the Climate Finance Specialist role in the Kyrgyz Republic:

Tracking and analyzing funding opportunities 

  1. Identify and track funding opportunities relevant to the NDC implementation as well as climate-resilient and low-carbon sectoral projects and programs. 
  2. Facilitate the mobilization of financial and technical resources for the implementation of NDC, NAP, TNA, and LT-LEDS, including the identification of implementing agencies and partners for the developed project concepts.  
  3. Ensure that project concepts meet the requirements of possible funders, global climate funds, MDBs, as well as bilateral and multilateral development partners, or a combination of those listed here (e.g., multilateral development partner seeking funding from a global climate fund). 
  4. Lead the process of populating and regularly updating Kyrgyz Republic’s monitoring/reporting tool for climate finance. 

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