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 more than 200 members, including more than 120 countries, developed and developing, and more than 80 institutions to accelerate NDC implementation and enhance ambition over time. The Partnership’s work 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 NDC Partnership's in-country facilitators play a key role in how the Partnership works in countries. Embedded in member countries’ ministries, NDC Partnership facilitators support NDC Partnership Focal Points in the implementation of their NDC, including the development and implementation of NDC Action Plans, the coordination of NDC-related actions across ministries, and the mobilization of support from partners in alignment with NDC priorities. Facilitators operate as a liaison between the Partnership’s Support Unit and stakeholders at the national level in developing member countries.
To date, there is a network of over 40 facilitators around the globe and growing. Facilitators require support and capacity building to best fulfil their functions. The network also provides a unique opportunity to facilitate peer exchanges and learning, capacity building, a coordinated approach to new needs and challenges, and the systematization of learning from experiences. Government institutions also need support to integrate those functions once facilitators’ support comes to an end.
The Global Facilitator Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the NDC Partnership’s network of in-country facilitators. Working closely with the Country Engagement (CE) and the Knowledge and Learning (K&L) teams, the incumbent will be in charge of: (1) facilitator network coordination; (2) facilitator onboarding and capacity building; and (3) facilitator recruitment, contract management, reporting and performance.
The incumbent will sit within Country Engagement (CE) and report to the Country Engagement Deputy Director. S/he will have a reporting line to Knowledge and Learning (K&L) and coordinate with the Operations team, as follows:
Within CE, the Global Facilitator Coordinator, RMs and CES will have complementary roles. While the incumbent will have a coordination role, ensuring that processes related to their tasks (i. facilitator Network coordination, ii. onboarding and capacity building, and iii. facilitator recruitment, contract management, reporting and performance management) are advancing in a timely fashion in line with the Partnership’s procedures and the Country Engagement (CE) strategy, RMs and CES will be in charge of leading country-specific recruitment, onboarding, overseeing and providing input on the performance of facilitators in the specific countries where facilitators will operate, as well as reviewing and approving the country-specific deliverables facilitators submit from a content perspective. In addition, the incumbent will be in charge of engaging the CE Director and Deputy Director, as well as RMs, Regional Program Officers (RPOs) and CES to surface key issues from a content and/or procedural perspective that cut across facilitators and require a coordinated response, propose solutions and then be responsible for implementing them.
The incumbent will oversee the delivery of capacity-building modules and peer exchanges under the supervision of K&L, based on input to be provided by K&L and CE workstreams.
The incumbent will coordinate the processing of contracts and payments with the CE’s Program Coordinators (PCs) and the Operations team, following the approval of TORs and deliverables by Country Engagement (RMs and CES) from a content perspective.
The incumbent will coordinate with implementing and development partners that hire facilitators on aspects related to the implementation of the Protocol Handbook and contract status, while RMs and CES will engage with partners on the content of the TORs, and country-specific aspects of the work performed by facilitators.
The incumbent’s job will be conducted in accordance with the NDC Partnership Work Program 2021-2025 and its M&E Framework, Support Unit Annual Work Plans, Country Engagement Strategy, Knowledge and Learning Strategy, Finance Strategy, Gender Strategy, and Youth Engagement Plan.
Under the supervision of the NDC Partnership Support Unit Country Engagement Deputy Director, the Global Facilitator Coordinator will lead the following tasks:
Facilitator Network Coordination:
Facilitator Onboarding and Capacity Building:
Facilitator Recruitment, Contract Management, Reporting and Performance Management Specialist:
Objectives and Deliverables: