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Recruitment of a climate change & Green growth consultant – Southern Africa

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Date de clôture : Wednesday 2 January 2019


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Climate Change & Green Growth Consultant

Regional Directorate Southern Africa


Context :

The Climate Change and Growth Department at the African Development Bank is responsible for the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan (2016 -2020). The Action Plan has two main objectives: i) to support the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement developed by Regional Member Countries (African countries); and ii) to scale up climate finance mobilised and channelled to African countries from public (multilateral/bilateral) and private sources – specifically the Bank has committed to allocate 40 percent of its approvals as climate finance annually by 2020.

The High 5 Agenda Light-up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialise Africa and Improve the Quality of Life of African People – provides the framework within which the Bank will promote climate action that also meets development objectives.

The African Development Bank has built a reputation as partner of choice for African governments and aims to enhance its support to African Countries in alignment with the African Union Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Assignment :

The Climate Change and Green Growth Department seeks the services of a local individual consultant to support the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth considerations in the strategies, plans, programmes and projects (across the High 5 operational areas) led by the Southern African Regional Directorate. The assignment also includes providing support to the implementation of key initiatives managed by the Climate Change and Green Growth Department such as the Africa NDC Hub and other partnership activities.

Responsibilities and Reporting :

The Consultant will perform the following duties :

  • Provide technical support to the preparation of climate change/green growth action plans, documents, reports, operational guidelines, tools as requested by senior management, taking into account Regional Member Countries (RMCs)’ and Bank’s commitments, including the implementation of the NDCs and Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the High 5s ;
  • Assist and advise Regional Member Countries on the preparation and implementation of climate change and green growth strategies, policies and measures taking into account commitments to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions ;
  • Provide support to Bank sector and regional operations through advisory services on climate change and green growth mainstreaming throughout the project cycle ;
  • Provide technical support to project task teams to access climate finance, from both internal and external trust funds, in close collaboration Climate Finance Officers ;
  • Support the implementation of the climate risk screening and the Adaptation Review and Evaluation Procedures functions of the Climate Safeguards System and the Green House Gas Accounting tool for projects ;
  • Support the preparation and implementation of the Climate Change and Green Growth Training Programme ;
  • Provide technical support to the updating of operational documents (operational manual, Results Based Framework, Readiness Review Procedures, Country Strategy Papers / Regional Integration Strategy Papers and project templates) to reflect the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth ;
  • Support efforts to operationalize the Africa NDC Hub in the in Southern Africa Regional Directorate ;
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by Bank management.

The consultant will work in close collaboration with the Regional Climate Change and Green Grow Officer under the overall supervision of the Division Manager for Climate Change and Green Growth. A detailed work program will be agreed on commencement of the assignment.

Assignment duration and location :

The assignment will be undertaken for 6 calendar months, with potential for extension or renewal subject to satisfactory performance. The assignment base is Pretoria, South Africa at the Bank’s Regional Office. However, both local and international travels are to be expected, but will account for less than 20% of the contract duration. The expected contract start date is Monday 14 January 2019.

Qualifications and experience :

Qualifications, competences and experience required :

  • Minimum a Master’s degree in climate, environment and natural resource management, energy policy, international development, environmental economics, or a related field ;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a combination of related fields such as national and international climate policies and measures including: climate and green growth; energy and project management; climate or green finance; trust fund management; multilateral development bank; public or private financial institutions; and development related organizations ;
  • Knowledge of climate change and green growth and of the multilateral climate governance infrastructure and global climate finance architecture relating to Africa ;
  • Experience in the area of mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into development interventions in Southern Africa, or field operations involving climate change and green growth matters in the region ;
  • Proven record of accomplishment on policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners in Southern Africa ;
  • Experience in researching and drafting the technical content of proposals to climate funds or similar multi-lateral funds ;
  • Experience working with a cross-section of stakeholders, including senior government officials donor governments and organisations, as well as regional organisations ;
  • Strong analytical, operational, conceptual and strategic skills ;
  • High degree of initiative and strong record of performance with low supervisory requirements to function effectively ;
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to deliver results on time ;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented and multicultural environment ;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) ;
  • Willingness and ability to work across regions should need arise (expected to be less than 20% of their time).

Due progress : 

The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of Individual Consultants. Please, note that interest expressed by a potential consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit both a technical and financial proposal.

Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the email address below during the Bank’s working hours: 09:00 to 17:00 hours.

Expressions of interest comprising letter of motivation and detailed CV (PDF Format) must be received at the email addresses below no later than 2nd January 2019, at 17h00 local time and should mention “ RDGS – Consultancy Climate Change and Green Growth” in the subject line.

Contact : [email protected]  and [email protected]

Remuneration :

The proposed remuneration will be defined based on the candidate’s financial proposal in compliance with the Bank’s established remuneration scale considering requisite qualifications and experience.

Evaluation process :

The prospective consultants’ offers will be evaluated based on the following criteria :
i.General qualification and suitability for the task to be performed35%
ii.Experience in specific assignment described in the TOR35%
iii.Experience with MDBs10%
iv.Proficiency in English and French10%
v.Knowledge of the African Region10%

Only consultants who will score more than 70% can be considered for the next step and be invited to submit financial and technical proposals.



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