Position Title                    :               Consultant to Develop the Guidebook for Mainstreaming  Climate Change

Mitigation and Low Emission Development (LEDS) in Local Development Plans

Project Reference            :               Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development Project (V-LED)

Duty Station                     :                Metro Manila

Work-days Duration       :               20-days work

Start Date                          :               15 October 2018

Type of Contract              :               Individual Contractor (IC)

Application Deadline      :              2 October 2018



The objective of the proposed Consultancy is to provide technical support to the Local Government Academy (LGA) and the Climate Change Commission to mainstream climate change mitigation and local Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in local development planning by providing support to the delivery of Outputs 2 and 3 of the V-LED project.  The V-LED Project supported the development of an Enhanced Guidebook on the Formulation of Local Climate Action Plan – Book 3 (Enhanced Guidebook, for brevity).  The Enhanced Guidebook includes the latest developments on policies, priorities, and strategic directions of the Philippine government on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A series of trainings were conducted for coaches and trainers on the Enhanced Guidebook in 2017. Said trainings were used as an approach for getting the participants’ reflections on the content of the Enhanced Guidebook and from the learning and coaching sessions and their concrete and actionable recommendations to improve the components of the training. Inputs also fed into improving the Enhanced Guidebook.

VLED project is now supporting the Climate Change Commission to develop the publication,          “Guidance on low emission development for local actors: A Companion Guide to the Enhanced LCCAP Guidebook 3”—a primer on mainstreaming LCCAP results into local development plans and as input to the planning process. Said publication shall serve as a companion document of the Enhanced Guidebook containing potential improvements (ie enhancement, corrections, comments, and linking of results to NCCAP, NDC, etc.) and exploring the CLUP-CDP-LCCAP nexus. Some inputs include the experience of cities in mainstreaming LCCAP into development plans, after the Enhanced Guidebook was completed.



Working in coordination with UN-Habitat V-LED Project team, the short-term consultant will perform the following tasks in developing the “Guidance on low emission development for local actors: A Companion Guide to the Enhanced LCCAP Guidebook 3” (Companion Guide for brevity):

  1. Develop practical, step-by-step guide for developing and implementing low emission development strategies to support decision making on LEDS at the community level.
  1. Identify and compile examples of lessons and experiences in mainstreaming and implementing climate change mitigation at the local level which will be featured as cases in the document.



Twenty-person days from October 15, 2018.



Experience       :          Have at least eight (8) years of working experience in local/urban planning activities,

capacity building, and tool development; and at least five (5) years of working experience

on mainstreaming climate change and other sectoral concerns into local planning; strong

background on vulnerability and risk assessment and risk management concepts, familiar

with climate change action plan concepts and processes;

Educational Background:     Postgraduate course on climate change or environmental  planning and management.

Language Requirement :   Proficiency (both oral and written) in English


Please download the Terms of Reference for the complete details of the post.


Interested applicants are requested to send their applications and attach the signed and completed UN Personal History Form (P.11) together with the copy of their CVs to rea.epistola@un.org and copy rostrata@un.org

Kindly indicate the “Application to the Post Title” on or before 2 October 2018.