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اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست

با در نظرداشت نیازمندی های مبرم بخاطر تحفظ سیستم های طبیعی و محیط زیست کشور، وزارت آبیاری، منابع آب و محیط زیست در کابینه دولت انتقالی جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان ایجاد و به خاطر پیشبرد مسایل محیط زیستی، معینیت محیط زیست در چوکات آن وزارت ایجاد گردید. معینیت مذکور، در سال 1383 هجری شمسی به ریاست مستقل محیط زیست با تعداد 292 بست تغیر شکل یافت و تغییر شخصیت حقوقی داده شد. در سال 1384 با حفظ کمیت، موقف و حیثیت اداره مستقل اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست را اختیار نمود. این اداره با سعی و تلاش توانست تشکیل را به 590 بست ایزاد؛ و به خاطر پیشبرد مسایل محیط زیستی در کشور، ریاست های محیط زیست را در هشت زون ایجاد و فعالیت مینمود.

بعداً، به تأسی از حکم ماده پانزدهم قانون اساسی افغانستان، قانون محیط زیست در سال 1385 هجری شمسی به منظور تنظیم امور محیط زیست، حفظ منابع طبیعی، موجودات حیه و غیر حیه و استفاده پایدار از آنها تدوین، طی مراحل و اولین قانونی بود که با اکثریت مطلق آراء ازطرف مجلسین شورای ملی تصویب و بعد از توشیح مقام عالی ریاست جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مرعی الاجرا گردید. دولت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان به اساس صراحت حکم ماده پانزدهم قانون اساسی تصمیم ایجاد اداره را منحیث اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست منحیث یک نهاد مسوول دولتی برای رسیدگی به مسائل محیط زیستی در کشور اتخاذ نمود. اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست به تشکیل مجموعی 850 نفر کارمند رسمی تشکیل مصروف کار و فعالیت در مرکز و ولایات میباشد.

اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست منحیث یک نهاد رسمی دولتی و با در نظر داشت قوانین نافذه کشور ستراتیژی روشن را برای مدیریت محیط زیست داشته که “اصلاح کیفیت زندگی همه باشندگان افغانستان از طریق حفاظت و اصلاح محیط زیست کشور” از جمله اهداف عمومی آن میباشد. به اساس ستراتیژی دست داشته نیاز رسیدن به اهداف ذیل میباشد:

• اطمینان از داشتن یک محیط سالم و صحتمند برای مردم افغانستان

• توجه به انکشاف پایدار اقتصادی و اجتماعی در حین حفاظت منابع طبیعی و محیط زیست کشور

• اطمینان از مدیریت موثر محیط زیست کشور از طریق مشارکت همه نهاد های ذیدخل

• تنظیم امور محیط زیست افغانستان، از طریق تدوین چهارچوب های حقوقی و انتظامی

• تعمیم و تحکیم قانون و مقررات محیط زیستی و تأمین عدالت اجتماعی، به منظور رفاه عامه
هداف اداره: محیط زیست

1. حفاظت صحت بشری، حیوانی و نباتی و بهبود وضع معیشت آنها.

2. تأمین عملکرد ایکولوژیکی و سیر تکامل آن

3. تأمین منافع و نیازمندی های نسل فعلی و آینده مرتبط با محیط زیست.

4. حفظ میراث های طبیعی و فرهنگی.

5. تسهیل در امر بازسازی و رشد دوامدار اقتصادی ملی.

Job Description:

 

A.Project Title

Revision of Afghanistan National Determine Contribution (NDC) Document – Afghanistan’s Climate Adaptation Ambitions and Expand the Details in Delivering Mitigation Targets and Adaptation Actions with Mitigation Co-benefits

B.Project Description

UNDP Afghanistan

UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations System, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution, Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections, institutional development through capacity building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels.

UNDP has played a key role in democratization and support to governance reform in Afghanistan.  UNDP programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.

UNDP’S Climate Promise

 

Climate change presents the single biggest threat to sustainable development and is already causing widespread, unprecedented impacts that disproportionately burden the poorest, marginalized and most vulnerable. These impacts could drive 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030[1]. Climate change will reverse hard-won human development gains, worsen inequalities, and trigger forced migration and conflict. It is also a key driver of disaster risks, leading to increased frequency, magnitude and impacts of climate-induced disasters on lives, livelihoods and socio-economic development[2].

 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that urgent and transformative action is necessary to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees or below, adapt to global threats, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under all scenarios described in the IPCC’s 2018 Special Report on 1.5C, global net anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net-zero around 2050. Carbon dioxide removal will also be necessary.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries unanimously agreed to work toward global goals that would limit global average temperature rise. Specifically, the Agreement seeks to limit the rise in the world’s average surface temperatures to “well below” 2֯C above pre-industrial times this century, while “pursuing efforts” for 1.5֯C. It also sets a target of eliminating global GHG emissions by the second half of the century – or at least compensating any residual emissions through, for example, forest growth.

A key principle in the Paris Agreement is that no country should backslide on its intentions, which were put forward in climate action plans known as “Nationally Determined Contributions”, or NDCs. The NDCs describe each country’s self-determined strategy for curbing GHG emissions, typically in five- or ten-year periods (i.e., currently until 2025 or 2030). Most also include plans to increase resilience. Individually, NDCs represent each country’s climate priorities and vision for achieving sustainable development. Aggregated, they represent the world’s collective efforts to fight climate change. However current NDCs are estimated to collectively result in a temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees C by 2100[3].

 

Objective of the Assignment

The assignment main objective is to revise the Afghanistan National Determined Contribution (NDC) which will include 1) Coordinate the support in build political will and societal ownership at national and sub-national levels, 2) Coordinate the effort to review, align, and update existing targets, policies and measures 3) Coordinate the effort to Incorporate new sectors and/or greenhouse gases and Support in build political will and societal ownership at national and sub-national levels

 

UNDP works closely with NEPA to revise the Afghanistan NDC. A structured approach to NDC revision, which can be tailored to country context and sectoral priorities, serves as the framework for this assignment.

 

C.Scope of Work

The scope of work for this assignment includes:

 

Coordination of the overall effort of the NDC revision with NEPA/UNDP under below scope;

 

Whole-of-government approach

Support NEPA in inter-Ministerial and sub-national discussions that promote the NDC vision, articulate the benefits of more ambitious NDCs by 2020, aligned with SDGs, and engage key stakeholders in regular policy dialogues
Strengthen institutions and coordination mechanisms for NDCs between and among Ministries (e.g. gender, climate/environment, finance, line ministries) in order to ensure integrated and systematic responses, including mainstreaming gender equality within national climate action.
Design of participatory and gender sensitive adaptation consultations and dialogues for defining goals and/or priority setting in the NDC at national and subnational level
Use existing programmes and processes to provide fora for discussion and building political will, including support to UN Resident Coordinator to advocate for greater climate ambition
Support policy makers with cutting-edge evidence on political and/or economic benefits of ambitious climate action.

 

Whole-of-society engagement

Open new and strengthen channels and platforms to support a whole-of-society approach with strong engagement with civil society, youth organizations, cities, movements and networks, NGOs, academia, media, parliamentarians, and the private sector. e.g. Ensure that citizen voices directly inform the NDC enhancement through platforms, such as online.
Strengthen youth engagement in the NDC enhancement process by: strengthening youth-led climate coalitions at country/regional levels; convening consultations or undertaking surveys with youth constituencies; amplifying and connecting youth-led advocacy campaigns to inform the NDCs and secure buy-in; supporting meaningful youth participation in policy discussions at all levels; organizing NDC-related trainings of public officials led by young people.
Engage women’s organizations and promote leadership roles for women in climate action.

 

Strategy for developing NDC implementation capacities

Most governments do not have a complete understanding of the capacities at national and subnational level for NDC implementation, nor what key non-state actors need to meaningfully participate in the NDC process.
Conduct institutional capacity assessment to identify critical skills gaps for NDC implementation and define a five-year strategy that builds the foundation and systems needed for NDC revision and implementation.

 

Review and update NDC targets

Set targets and take stock of country’s current progress toward existing NDC targets
Update targets in the NDC with the latest and most robust data, information and/or modelling (e.g. renewable energy statistics and data/resource potential assessment tailored to countries/regions, GHG inventory data, climate and disaster risk reduction analyses and assessments)
Review existing and/or new relevant policies, strategies and targets in other areas that could be transferred to the NDC (e.g. targets related to biodiversity, energy, end-use sectors such as heating, cooling, transport, adaptation, DRR, the SDGs)
Review and/or update elements of the NDC to identify and/or seize opportunities for enhanced ambition, e.g. including: global and sectoral benchmarks for achieving 1.5C as well as long-term targets; national emission projections and sectoral trends, including those for technology; current economic and development trends and other key assumptions; and baseline and scenarios
Align private sector initiatives to any new climate targets or goals
Ensure NDC targets are fully risk-informed in support of resilient development pathways
Development of sectoral roadmaps and long-term plans (e.g. energy sector modelling/planning)

 

Policy alignment

Ensure consistency between NDC targets and relevant existing and/or new policies, plans and targets (e.g., for nature-based solutions, energy, adaptation, DRR, SDGs)
Institutional and policy-level stocktaking/review of data on vulnerabilities and risks/analysis of synergies between NPPs (national Priority Programmes), ANPDF, SDGs, NDCs, NDPs and NAPs and gap analysis
Align and embed NDC targets/priorities in long-term strategies, sub-national plans and budgets, and/or sectoral plans
Provide training on the SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) to assess and align countries’ mitigation and adaptation actions to their development targets
Promote integrated/aligned approaches to NDC and SDG design and implementation
Provide tailored support for design and implementation of policy instruments (e.g. energy transition policies and regulations)

 

Inclusive measures

Conduct a gender analysis of the NDC to better identify, understand, and describe relevance of gender differences for climate policies and actions proposed in a particular sector, and identify and address gender gaps and structural barriers to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment
Design and incorporate actions in the NDC to empower and capacitate youth, women, indigenous, and other vulnerable groups to be more actively engaged in climate action
Assessment of socio-economic impacts of NDC targets/measures (e.g. impact of energy access targets on livelihoods).

 

Identify additional sectors which present opportunities for raising ambition (e.g. energy, water, nature-based solutions, short-lived pollutants, transport, circular economy)
Design participatory and gender sensitive adaptation consultations and dialogues for setting sectoral goals and priorities for the NDC (in partnership with FAO, UN-Habitat, UNEP, and others)

 

Whole-of-government approach

Support regional and sub-regional, inter-Ministerial and sub-national discussions that promote the NDC vision, articulate the benefits of more ambitious NDCs by 2020, aligned with SDGs, and engage key stakeholders in regular policy dialogues
Strengthen institutions and coordination mechanisms for NDCs between and among Ministries (e.g. gender, climate/environment, finance, line ministries) in order to ensure integrated and systematic responses, including mainstreaming gender equality within national climate action.
Design of participatory and gender sensitive adaptation consultations and dialogues for defining goals and/or priority setting in the NDC at national and subnational level
Use existing programmes and processes to provide fora for discussion and building political will, including support to UN Resident Coordinator to advocate for greater climate ambition
Support policy makers with cutting-edge evidence on political and/or economic benefits of ambitious climate action.

 

Whole-of-society engagement

Open new and strengthen channels and platforms to support a whole-of-society approach with strong engagement with civil society, youth organizations, cities, movements and networks, NGOs, academia, media, parliamentarians, and the private sector. e.g. Ensure that citizen voices directly inform the NDC enhancement through games and online platforms, such as Mission 1.5
Strengthen youth engagement in the NDC enhancement process by: strengthening youth-led climate coalitions at country/regional levels; convening consultations or undertaking surveys with youth constituencies; amplifying and connecting youth-led advocacy campaigns to inform the NDCs and secure buy-in; supporting meaningful youth participation in policy discussions at all levels; organizing NDC-related trainings of public officials led by young people.
Engage women’s organizations and promote leadership roles for women in climate action.

 

D.Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Review and Approvals Required

Inception Report with detailed work plan in line with the programme work plan for the year

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

Coordinate the effort of Public debates for inclusive, gender-responsive climate change related investments enhanced through political engagement and advocacy with UNDP and NEPA acceptance and approval.

 

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

Quarterly report on the implementation of NDC revision interventions and activities as per the plan

 

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

Coordinate the efforts to update the Action – Planning, technology and capacity building needs on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the country under Afghanistan NDC Document with acceptance and approval of NEPA and UNDP

 

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

Oversight and technical contribution to engagement for strengthening accountability and outreach activities.

 

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

Coordinate the efforts on Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Gaps and Barriers and Support Needs identified and updated with acceptance and approval of NEPA and UNDP

 

NEPA Climate Change Directorate/ UNDP Country Office

 

E.Institutional Arrangement

The Coordinator of NDC revision work under the direct supervision of the NEPA’s Deputy Director General and Climate change Directorate with guidance of the Livelihood and Resilience unit UNDP Country Office Afghanistan. Advice and support will also be provided by the UNDP Bangkok team.

 

F.Duration of the Work (July 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
G.Duty Station: Kabul, NEPA office
H.Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor and Evaluation Criteria

The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualification:

Advanced degree in environment, agriculture, economics, public administration, public finance, public policy, or any other related areas.
At least 4 years of professional experience in climate change, environment, public financial management area or any other relevant fields.
Proven experience in policy analysis, public financial management, strategic thinking and advisory role to senior government stakeholders.
Relevance of knowledge and experience in climate change/finance, environment, poverty, gender issues, or any other related areas.
Experience on researching, reporting, writing, and editing manuscripts of UN and other international development partners.
Fluency in English language is must.

 

[1] World Bank (2016): Shock Waves. Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.

[2] Natural hazard related disasters are displacing nearly 23.9 million people annually according to the UNDRR 2019 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction,.

[3] Climate Action Tracker.

Job Requirements:

 

A.Institutional Arrangement

The Coordinator of NDC revision work under the direct supervision of the NEPA’s Deputy Director General and Climate change Directorate with guidance of the Livelihood and Resilience unit UNDP Country Office Afghanistan. Advice and support will also be provided by the UNDP Bangkok team.

 

B.Duration of the Work (July 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
C.Duty Station: Kabul, NEPA office
D.Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor and Evaluation Criteria

The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualification:

Advanced degree in environment, agriculture, economics, public administration, public finance, public policy, or any other related areas.
At least 4 years of professional experience in climate change, environment, public financial management area or any other relevant fields.
Proven experience in policy analysis, public financial management, strategic thinking and advisory role to senior government stakeholders.
Relevance of knowledge and experience in climate change/finance, environment, poverty, gender issues, or any other related areas.
Experience on researching, reporting, writing, and editing manuscripts of UN and other international development partners.
Fluency in English language is must.

Submission Guideline:

نوت:  متقاضیان اعم از ذکور و اناث میتنوانند با در نظرداشت شرایط فوق (CV) خود را تو ام با اسناد دست داشته خویش به آدرس اداره ملی حفاظت محیط زیست واقع:  دارالامان،سرک سناتوریم عقب شفاخانه لشمانیابه ریاست منابع بشری این اداره تسلیم  و یا به ایمیل آدرس ذیل ارسال نمایند.

Submission Email:
ccd.nepa@gmail.com
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