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NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator – The Kingdom of Eswatini


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Mbabane, Eswatini    

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Application Deadline

May 26, 2024

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini joined the NDC Partnership in December 2018. In Eswatini, NDC work is spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA) and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (MEPD). Eswatini received support through Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) between 2019-2021 which was delivered through development partners, UNDP under the Climate Promise fund, UNEP, COMESA, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Resources Institute, IRENA and FAO. Through this support a number of analytical studies and assessments were done which helped Eswatini revise her NDC to a more ambitious and enhanced one which was submitted to UNFCCC in October 2021. On 3rd May 2023 Eswatini launched its NDC Implementation Plan.

In support of the Kingdom of Eswatini implementing her climate action through the NDC and NDC Implementation Plan in collaboration with MTEA and MEPD, seeks to engage a qualified NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator (National Facilitator). The facilitator will work closely with NDC Focal Points in MTEA and MEPD.

The Facilitator will report to the NDC Partnership Country Engagement Specialist working closely and coordinating with the MTEA and MEPD.

The incumbent will serve as the NDC Partnership’s interface in the country and operate as a liaison between the country and other NDC Partnership members. The role is one of coordination and supportive facilitation. He/she plays a key role in ensuring the smooth implementation of the Country Engagement Process, by supporting ongoing coordination efforts between the Support Unit of the NDC Partnership, the various partners of the Partnership, and the government of The Kingdom of Eswatini.

The incumbent will be embedded in the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA). He/she will be responsible for strengthening national coordination in terms of resource mobilization and monitoring the implementation of the Partnership Plan. He/she will support the focal point of the Partnership in his daily tasks of implementing the Partnership Plan and other forms of support to the NDC implementation.

The embedded facilitator will implement all tasks under the direct supervision of the NDC Partnership Focal Point and will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA) and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (MEPD).

Special Requirements
Education – A master’s degree or PhD in natural resource management, environmental policy, climate change, international development, public policy or public finance management or other relevant field of study. – Bachelor’s degree in related discipline in combination with additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree Experience required – At least 5-years relevant experience in environmental public policy fields with practical experience in climate change adaptation/adaptation/mitigation planning and implementation support. – Demonstrated experience in the design and execution of projects related to the field of climate change. – Demonstrated ability to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and foster cooperation between agencies, including Government, private sector, civil society and development partners. – Good understanding of Eswatini’s environment, policies and strategies and development issues as well as national obligations towards the UNFCCC including the NDC Process and Paris Agreement – Familiarity with low carbon, climate resilient development methodologies and approaches ** As this is a Local Position, in order to be eligible, the incumbent should be a national of Eswatini or have a valid residence permit in the Country.

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