Expression of Interest: Climate Prosperity Plans Consultants

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) requests Expressions of Interest in order to execute and implement high level services in accordance with developing and implementing GCAs varied communications service needs.

INTRODUCTION
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works as a solutions broker to catalyze action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Adapting to impacts of climate change provides a “win-win” for health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth. The work of the GCA elevates the visibility and political importance of climate adaptation and facilitates solutions, such as smarter investments, new technologies and better planning to become more resilient to climate-related threats. GCA has offices in Rotterdam and Groningen, The Netherlands, and regional offices in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Beijing (China).

REQUIREMENTS
GCA requires Consultants (up to three) with proven competencies in climate finance and economic research to assist in the development of Climate Prosperity Plans (CPP) under the Vulnerable 20 Group (V20) Program of the GCA.

Climate Prosperity Plans are conceived as a strategic investment agenda to boost planetary prosperity and tackle frontline climate threats. A national CPP outlines an investment pathway for socio-economic development through economic programs and infrastructure projects while accelerating low-carbon growth and building greater climate resilience.

The Consultants will need to conduct research and produce economic analysis in various sectors such as: renewable energy, grid modernization, carbon markets, infrastructure and adaptation planning, labor markets and just transition, MSME, food and agriculture, and transportation. They will participate in writing the “Climate Prosperity Plans (CPP)” and will liaise with country-specific partners to incorporate their feedback into the plans. They will notably work closely with the relevant ministries to ensure that the CPP builds on existing government plans and is fully integrated into future policies. They will also be tasked to formulate concrete recommendations and suggested paths of action, notably investment pathways, based on the data collected and the projections produced. They will participate in the drafting, revising and editing of CPP, as well as support in-country partners with the implementation of CPP.

The Consultants will be part of the CVF & V20 Support Program and will report to the V20 Program Coordinator. The Consultants will be based remotely and will be contracted for a period of 12 months.

If you wish to submit a proposal to provide the above services, please provide evidence of the following:

  • That you hold a degree in economics, finance, sustainability or a related field.
  • That you have a minimum of 5 years of research experience in climate finance, climate economics, or a related field.
  • That you have a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting in-depth economic analysis on sectoral topics falling within the scope of CPP as outlined above.
  • That you have expertise in financial modelling and economic projections, to be demonstrated by submitting 2 detailed examples of work you have led or been significantly involved with as a team/contributing expert
  • Provide two written references from team leads/managers in projects you have been involved in the expertise areas mentioned in point 4 above.
  • That you have native proficiency in English.

HOW TO EXPRESS INTEREST
The GCA looks forward to EOI submissions (including the applicant’s CV, cover letter, references and examples of work relating to point 4 above and references point 5) to the following email address only: procurement@gca.org

The closing date for submissions is 18.00 CET, 31st January 2022. Only those who have provided the required information in their EOI will be invited to submit proposals.

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