Call for Consultant to develop CEO Endorsement Document for Panama

Thursday 27 Sep 18

UNEP DTU Partnership is providing support to the Government of Panama to develop the CEO Endorsement Document to access the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) funds under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for enhanced transparency activities.

GEF-CBIT will support Panama to build routine, concurrent and participatory monitoring, reporting and verification processes using existing mandates and institutions, by supporting the “Development of the National Framework for Climate Transparency of Panama”.


Click to read the full Terms of Reference.


Scope of work
The local consultant is expected to coordinate and develop the elaboration of Panama´s CEO Endorsement document, working closely with UNEP DTU and the Ministry of Environment of Panama .

Activities of consultant include to: Compile data for the different components of the project; draft, review and complete the Global Environment Facility (GEF) full project proposal, including the GEF CEO Endorsement request document as well as all UN Environment annexes and appendices for the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project in Panama.

Qualifications and skills:

The appointed consultant should be in possession of:

• At least a postgraduate degree (20%)
• Knowledge about climate transparency, Paris Agreement, and Panama NDC (30%)
• Experience in project formulation, desirable in climate change (30%)
• Proficient analytical and writing skills and excellent English communication skills (20%)

Candidates with experience in the country in climate change mitigation and/or adaptation projects will be given preference. Additional knowledge about the local structure of government, experience in project management and climate change finance related issues is an asset.

Working arrangements

The consultant will be working from home but should preferably be based in Panama. One in-country mission (and including as one of the activities the dissemination workshop) is required to be organized by the consultant.

Advanced payment will be issued for renting conference facilities and conference related tasks for the local workshop.



The contract period is expected to last 6 months from the day the contract is signed (with a partial dedication).

Application deadline

10th October 2018

Application requirements

- CV
- A description (1 to 2 pages) of:
a) the approach that the consultant would take to cover the tasks mentioned above and
b) the way the consultant would engage with the national counterparts.

To apply for this position, please email Fernando Farias (, Ivana Audia ( and Sandra Aparcana (

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