REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Climate Change and Green Growth Department

FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE “ENHANCING CLIMATE RESILIENCE OF THE WATER SECTOR” PROJECT IN NAMIBIA

 

  1. The African Development Bank (AfDB) hereby invites National Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following assignment: “Consultancy services for undertaking feasibility studies and support the development of the Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector project in Namibia”.

For more details, please refer to the Tors in the annex.

  1. The Bank invites National Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services. Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (documents, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.) ;
  1. The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s procedure for the acquisition of consulting services funded by the Administrative or Capital expenditure. Please, note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist ;
  1. The estimated duration of services is 3 months, and the estimated start date is August 1st, 2021 ;
  2. Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the Bank’s working hours: from 08:00 to 17:00 hours, Abidjan local time.
  1. Expressions of interest must be received by email at the address below by June 21st, 2021 latest 1700hr GMT and specifically mention : “Consultancy services for undertaking feasibility studies and support the development of the Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector project in Namibia”.

For the attention of Mrs. Davinah MILENGE-UWELLA

African Development Bank/Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG)

Avenue Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 1387, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Tel: (+225) 27 20 26 32 65.

Email: [email protected] with copy to [email protected]

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SHORT LIST :

  1. A shortlist of three to six individual consultants will be established at the end the request of expressions of interest. The consultants on the shortlist will be judged on the following criteria on the basis of their updated resume.

Level of education in general –20%

Educational level compared to the field of mission –20% Years of experience in general –20%

Number of years of experience relevant to the mission –40%

Annex 1: ToR

Terms of Reference (ToR’s) to conduct feasibility studies and support the design of the “Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector” project in in Namibia

BACK GROUND :

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) hosted within the Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG) of the African Development Bank, is an enabler fund which builds institutional capacity for regional member countries or institutions to access climate finance. The Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub whose secretariat is hosted within PECG, is a multi-stakeholder platform, which allows for leveraging of technical and financial capacity of various development institutions to efficiently and effectively address NDC implementation needs.

The Africa NDC Hub with funding from the ACCF is supporting institutional capacity building in Namibia, Uganda, São Tomé and Príncipe and Cameroon through a project entitled, “The Africa NDC Hub: Supporting NDCs Implementation in Africa”, to accelerate access to climate finance and the effective utilization of funds for the implementation of NDCs.

For Namibia, the African Development Bank implements the project to enable the country increase its climate finance and meet its country adaptation strategies and objectives as outlined in its NDC, though the development of the following projects: (i) Development of climate-smart livestock systems in Namibia; (ii) Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector in Namibia.

In this regard, the PECG seeks to hire under the ACCF funded project an individual consultant to undertake feasibility studies (including economic and financial, the completion of the climate analysis) and support the design of the “Enhancing climate resilience of the water sector” project in Namibia.

GENERAL SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :

  • Undertake the feasibility studies of the project ;
  • Analyze and compare scenarios with and without the project under a projection of climate change and against a baseline situation, and compare those scenarios to each other to determine the impact of the project ;
  • Based on the relevant government policies, conduct the overall financial analysis and profit/loss calculations of the project, including the internal rate of return in close collaboration with the relevant ministries and institutions ;
  • Conduct the climate analysis and rationale to be used for the project proposal design.

SPECIFIC TASKS :

Feasibility studies :

  • Review the findings of the existing feasibility studies, if available ;
  • Provide a technical assessment of the viability of the project. If a particular technological solution is chosen, the consultant should describe why it is the most appropriate for the project ;
  • Apply in-depth technical design studies for the proposed technological solutions to present technical, environmental, social, policy assessment of feasible options/solutions for the proposed projects, and propose outcomes and recommendations with the most feasible and sound options for the project ;
  • Apply relevant engineering study/analysis with testing work and on-site appraisals ;
  • Include deeper analysis and testing of each feasible option ;
  • Undertake an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (in accordance with donor’s policies) and a preliminary gender analysis for the project.

Economic and financial analysis :

  • Conduct an in-depth analysis and specify the expected economic and financial rate of return with and without the Fund’s support ;
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the economic and financial cost-effectiveness of the project based on key barriers and relevant factors ;
  • describe the key characteristics and dynamics of the sector or market in which the project will operate ;
  • Specify the cost–economic benefit ratio of project activity by comparing their positive and structuring effects on the national economy through job and income generation contributing to achieving the project development goals and the emergence of the country ;
  • Analyze the financial cost–benefit ratios of the project’s investment ;
  • Analyze the intrinsic cost-effectiveness of the funding ;
  • Calculate and analyze the net added value prior to project financing ;
  • Identify private sector institutions to engage in the project ;
  • Contribute to the development of the transformative approach of the project ;
  • Develop the project financing models.

Climate analysis and rationale :

  • Complete the description and analysis of climate change profile and trends, using the relevant and recent data ;
  • Explain and provide evidences of the climate change taking place in Namibia (e.g. decrease and irregular distribution of rainfall and increase in temperature and its link to events like drought, erosion, etc.) ;
  • Provide recent data and specific indicators (i.e. soil moisture) and/or indices to demonstrate the effects on the physical environment, livestock production and water resources ;
  • Expand on the vulnerabilities and the climate change impacts to provide clear evidence and justification of the suggested solutions ;
  • Characterize and describe the livestock production and the actual and expected impacts of climate change on this production ;
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the impacts and climate change needs ;
  • Propose the prioritized sites for the implementation of the project activities ;
  • Considering the role of water resources, provide a hydrological model and proposed interventions to address water demand for livestock production and other population’s needs ;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of barriers and the solutions proposed to address the climate change impacts and vulnerability of livestock production and water resources ;
  • Complete the description and analysis of the mitigation needs (GHG emissions profile) and/or adaptation needs (climate hazards and associates risks based on impacts, exposure, and vulnerabilities) related to the project.

Other specific tasks :

  • Identify, prioritize and cost the infrastructure and other required investments for the project ;
  • Conduct project risk analysis ;
  • Identify and map relevant stakeholders including potential project financing entities ;
  • Support the development of the project proposal.

KEYS DELIVERABLES :

  • A complete and detailed climate analysis and rationale for the project and the project’ sites ;
  • A complete and detailed economic and financial analysis (including the financing models) for the project ;
  • a Feasibility studies for the project (including i- complete and detailed economic and financial analysis and financing models; ii- Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment for the projects; iii – technical, environmental, social, policy assessment of feasible options/solutions for the proposed project, and propose outcomes and recommendations with the most feasible and sound options for the project) ;
  • Finalized project proposal developed with the support of the Bank.

 

QUALIFICATION :

Interested consultant most be a Water resources management specialist with the following qualifications :

  • At least a Master’s Degree in water resources management, integrated water resources management, environmental sciences or other relevant field of expertise ;
  • At least ten years of project-relevant professional experience in integrated water resources management, coupled with project-relevant professional experience in analyzing climate change trends, impacts and vulnerability ;
  • A proven project-relevant professional experience in analyzing large-scale development projects and mixed-use real estate development projects; financial modelling; project finance; green finance experience with bank lending for large-scale is an advantage ;
  • Experience of preparing economic (CBA) and financial appraisal (IRR) for projects ;
  • Strong knowledge of large-scale projects design in water resources and / or climate change sector ;
  • Working experience in Namibia and knowledge of climate change donors (GCF, GEF, etc.) are considered an asset ;
  • Experience on financial structuring for projects ;
  • At least 10 years of working experience in developing countries ;
  • Working experience in Namibia is considered as an asset ;
  • Strong knowledge  of  the  natural  resources’  management  and  climate  change  challenges  of Namibia ;
  • Strong analytical and inter-personal skills ;
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills and excellent command of spoken and written English ;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer programs.

SUPERVISION AND REPORTING :

Technical guidance will be provided by the project’s coordinator and climate finance specialist who will also supervise, together with the government, the execution of the contract under the authority of the designated staff at the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank. The consultant is expected to be based in Namibia.

MODALITY OF PAYMENT AND TIMEFRAME :

Payment of the consultant/s will be made upon satisfactory accomplishment of the key deliverables outlined in the Terms of Reference.

It is expected that the final report documents including all annexes are submitted to the Bank no later than 3 months after the contract between the Bank and the consultants is effective.