Climate Landscape Analysis for Children - Tenders Global

Climate Landscape Analysis for Children

United Nations Children's Fund

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The incumbent will be responsible for the developing the Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) and providing direction and support to the country office to programme its recommendations.
 
S/he will be responsible for collecting, compiling, and reviewing key resources (web-based), gathering in-country information, and undertaking a key-stakeholder analysis, including the analysis of the subnational risk data collection. In addition, the incumbent will work closely with CO management and technical staff in relevant sections within the CO to identify and develop programming options and recommendations for the successful integration of climate, energy, and environment (CEED) issues in the country programme cycle.
If needed, the incumbent will liaise with the climate, environment, energy, and disaster risk reduction and recovery (CEED) team in RO and HQ/NY for support, feedback, and coordination.
 
Scope of Work:
Generate a baseline CEED and children report:
  • Adapted outline of the generic template for the CLAC reports developed, tailored to UNICEF Uzbekistan CO’s needs
  • Review example reports from other country offices and the global guidance materials
  • Propose any changes needed to accommodate the national context and CO priorities
Desk review and provide overview of climate, environment, energy, disaster risk reduction and recovery (CEED) baseline:
  • Conduct a desk review of the CEED issues (including projected changes), stakeholders and policies in the country, including UNICEF and UN CEED programming (UNSDCF, CPD, RWP/AWP, joint programmes, etc.) and country specific documents e.g., NAP, NDC, DRR National Strategy, climate change policy frameworks, socio-economic policy frameworks, related national development plans, etc.
  • Provide a brief synthesis of the above, and general implications for the country’s sustainable development, with a focus on issues as they relate to UNICEF’s mandate
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping to identify potential partners, such as governmental, multilateral, bilateral, CSOs, private sector entities, youth organizations, youth-led organizations, and academia, whose priorities and strategies directly address climate change issues impacting children and young people
  • Review key policy documents related to climate, energy and environment and UNICEF’s corporate priorities with a view of assessing child-rights and CEED linkages
  • Compile and evaluate list of recent and on-going and planned CEED activities
  • Identify knowledge and information gaps
  • Collect, incorporate, and triangulate comments from all stakeholders with reference materials from the desk review
  • Analyse CEED interventions for relevance to UNICEF programming, including identifying direct threats to current program activities
  • Analyse CEED related national and subnational data collection, analysis, and reporting mechanisms.
Conduct interviews & meetings with key stakeholders in the area of CEED and child rights:
  • Conduct interviews with UNICEF sections, external partners, and stakeholders on CEED issues affecting children
  • Provide an overview of the child-CEED nexus, including analysis of implications for UNICEF sectors (i.e., Health, WASH, Child Protection, Nutrition)
  • Identify partnership and funding opportunities to support UNICEF program recommendations
  • With reference to climate finance mechanisms, bilateral funding and/ or Government budgets, identify funding opportunities to support CEED-child nexus activities
  • Identify appropriate CEED-child rights linkages and evaluate relevance for potential UNICEF programming options and identify new CEED-Child nexus issues/ themes for CO consideration
  • Prepare and present a summary presentation of findings for CO and relevant Government and development partners
Identify priority entry points for UNICEF engagement and programming of CEED:
 
  • In close collaboration with UNICEF country office staff, identify and evaluate potential entry points for UNICEF engagement with CEED
  • With CO sections and Management, develop and define priority areas for UNICEF engagement.
  • Propose options for prioritization of issues and entry points and facilitate the decision-making process.
  • In collaboration with the PME section, provide support for the integration of CEED into the country programme document (CPD) for Uzbekistan, covering the period from 2021 to 2025, while also offering recommendations for its continued integration beyond 2025.
Provide summary report including an assessment of the climate change situation of Uzbekistan and how it relates to child survival and development, including:
  • The impact of climate change issues on children and young people (including children and young people living with disability, and gendered dimensions of climate change and its different impacts on boys and girls, etc.).
  • Observed and projected changes in climate in the country and related impacts, including high exposure areas (this will likely be several maps for various climate change parameters — e.g., floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, water scarcity hotspots, etc.).
  • Other relevant environmental issues affecting boys and girls include environmental degradation, air pollution, chemical pollution, the aquatic environment, and the mining/extractive industry.
  • Vital gender considerations in relation to households’ roles and responsibilities in regard to water management, exposure to climate change hazards, safety dimensions (including increased gender-based violence [GBV]) and women’s and girls’ engagement in decision-making processes on climate change solutions (including girls’ leadership).
  • Status of the integration of climate education in school curriculum and barriers of access for boys and girls. (Can also include the integration of the Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF)
  • The energy situation for children (e.g., at home, school, health clinics, public lighting, etc).
  • Initial thinking on comparative advantage of UNICEF on climate change issues in the country context
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
  • A bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental science, natural resource management, social and economic development, or a related field is required. A master’s degree in any of the aforementioned areas would be considered an asset.
  • Alternatively, an advanced degree in communications or journalism with demonstrated expertise on environment-related issues can also be considered.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience in the relevant field
  • Experience in working with an international aid organization is highly desired
  • Experience in Uzbekistan and in the SIDS will be an asset.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in child rights or any of UNICEF’s main areas of work (health, WASH, nutrition, child protection, social policy, education, gender, HIV/AIDS) is considered an asset
  • Advocacy and presentational skills are an asset Excellent research skills required
  • Familiar with children’s rights and gender in the context of shocks and stresses

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