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National Climate Adaptation Consultant (NAP GCF Readiness Project)

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Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade:  Individual Consultant 4

Deadline: Oct 20, 2022

Job Description

PROJECT BACKGROUND

GGGI as a delivery partner is implementing a National Adaptation Planning (NAP) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project entitled “building Capacity to Facilitate the Integration of the National Adaptation Planning Process in Ethiopia.” This project aims to strengthen holistic integration of climate change adaptation in Ethiopia’s long-term development pathway, supported by effective institutions and governance structures, finance for implementation and capacity development, and strengthened climate information and monitoring and evaluation.

The NAP GCF Readiness project is designed to bridge gaps identified for the successful implementation of Ethiopia National Adaptation Plan (NAP-ETH). Weak institutional capacity to scrutinize adaptation governance and weak capacity for adaptation knowledge management, weak integration of adaptation actions to broader national plan, no or limited resource mobilization strategy and absence of comprehensive M&E system for the implementation and governance of adaptation initiatives are the major gaps that the project intended to complement.  Furthermore, the project supports key NAP-ETH sectors to improve their capacities to adopt robust strategy for resource mobilization and prepare bankable adaptation projects together with strengthening capacities for implementing comprehensive M&E system that leads to improved program effectiveness, and ultimately enhance the overall adaptation governance.

The project, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Authority, has so far conducted different tasks including enhancing coordination mechanisms, knowledge management activities, developing bankable concept notes and improving M&E system in the implementation of NAP-ETH. In the coming project life, it will continue delivering the remaining activities including capacity building and developing analytical products.

Reporting to the National Adaptation Planning Project Lead, Climate adaptation consultant will play an important role in leading integration of adaptation in the national planning process  and also climate finance endeavor of the GCF NAP project in support of the implementation of  NAP-ETH as per the project outcomes and deliverables, in compliance with the GGGI’s policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations of the organization.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
  • Identify and update list of potential publics, private, bilateral, and multilateral sources of climate finance to address identified climate adaptation needs,
  • Review and strengthen the structure of existing finance-related institutions to support effective, transparent channeling of funds across sectors, according to adaptation priorities identified in the NAP-ETH,
  • Finalize the already developed draft   three (3) Project Concept Notes (PCNs) for submission to GCF and/or additional financing institutions,
  • Identify regulatory gaps and/or barriers to establishing enabling environment to attract climate investment, transactions, and capital. Gaps and/or barriers identified and assessed with mitigation options highlighted,
  • Develop resource mobilization roadmap for financing prioritized adaptation actions, including strategies for scaling-up private sector engagement,
  • Identified NAP-ETH executing ministries, regional bureaus and woreda offices Strategic objectives for integrating adaptation into their policies and plans proposed and approved by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and put into practice by the executing line sectors and other relevant stakeholders, as necessary,
  • Define the core objectives, priorities and responsibilities for regional and woreda-level adaptation integration and planning processes will be synthesized from NAP-ETH implementation and priority actions for the integration process will be developed for at least the following regions: Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Somali,
  • Preparing an assessment report on outlining available data – quality, relevance, and frequency – with which climate information is generated and carried over the report to NAP-ETH executing agencies for their application in adaptation planning,
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluation of the status of NAP-ETH integration regarding planning, implementation, and reporting across regions,
  • Provide technical support for the finalizing and publication of policy briefs and knowledge products,
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the NAP GCF Readiness project lead within the scope of the project.
DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Under the overall supervision of the NAP GCF Readiness Project Lead (GGGI), the consultant will be responsible for the following delivery:

Delivery

Timeline

Payment

Submission of inception report with work plan of the assignment and   develop climate finance sources ‘directory’ (including profiles of identified sources), circulate and facilitate utilization amongst relevant NAP-ETH executing ministries and stakeholders. November 15, 2022 10 %
Finalize the already developed draft   three (3) Project Concept Notes (PCNs) and submit to GCF and/or additional financing institutions.

December 15, 2022

40 %

Submit assessment report on the following:

  • Regulatory gaps and/or barriers to establishing enabling environment to attract climate investment, transactions, and capital. Gaps and/or barriers identified and assessed with mitigation options highlighted.
  • Develop resource mobilization roadmap for financing prioritized adaptation actions, including strategies for scaling-up private sector engagement.
  • Define the core objectives, priorities and responsibilities for regional and woreda-level adaptation integration and planning processes will be synthesized from NAP-ETH implementation and priority actions for the integration process will be developed for the following regions: Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Somali.
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluation of the status of NAP-ETH integration regarding planning, implementation, and reporting across regions.
  • Prepare a report on the assessment of outlining available data – quality, relevance, and frequency – with which climate information is generated and carried over the report to NAP-ETH executing agencies for their application in adaptation planning
  • Finalizing and facilitate the publication of policy briefs and knowledge products
March 30, 2023

30%

Submission of final report of the assignment

April 30, 2023

20 %

 

All reports and outputs must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes.

EXPERTISE REQUIRED
  • Master’s Degree in Climate Finance, Climate and Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Environment and Natural Resource Management  or other related field,
  • Senior professional with at least 7 years of experience in the field of resource mobilization, partnership management, Development effectiveness, public finance in climate change context,
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, networking and communication skills,
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in resource mobilization and development of concept notes to solicit climate finance,
  • Good knowledge of the CRGE vision, NDC and disaster risk management,
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international development financing and the global funding architecture, particularly as related to the climate finance including the Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund,
  • Knowledge of the operations of Ministry of Finance including channels of financial flow, the national development policies and strategies is an added advantage,
  • Good knowledge of the government operations at the national, regional and woreda level,
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage,
  • Ability to integrate gender equality and social inclusion in resource mobilization efforts and partnership building.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
  • Selection method/process: competitive selection process based on relevant education, experience, and interview
  • Timeline of selection: 24 – 28 October 2023.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.

 

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