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VANUATU: L&D POLICY FRAMEWORK CONSULTANT FOR VANUATU

Port Villa

  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Port Villa
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-23

VANUATU: L&D POLICY FRAMEWORK CONSULTANT FOR VANUATU

INTRODUCTION TO GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. To learn more please visit about GGGI web page. 

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Project: Climate Finance Access, Absorption, and Implementation in the Pacific
  • Duty Station: Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Contract Duration: August – November 2024 (50 days)
  • Consultant Level: Level 5
  • Total Fees: USD 30,000

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Climate change is a major threat to Vanuatu. As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) located in the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire”, it is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the adverse impacts of climate change and geological disasters.

The Government’s climate finance priorities include simplified access to scaled-up climate finance for resilient development, capacity building, transfer of technology, support for climate smart agriculture, private sector engagement, traditional knowledge, and gender mainstreaming. To implement these priorities, Vanuatu requires additional technical and financial support.

The UK's Small Island Developing States Capacity and Resilience Programme (SIDAR) has allocated funding to support Pacific Island nations in accessing climate finance. This initiative is being delivered by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in six Pacific Island countries: Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. 

The UK funding prioritizes strengthening the capacity of Pacific nations to absorb and deliver existing climate finance. This initiative complements GGGI's existing portfolio of climate finance activities delivered through the Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) which focuses on accessing new funding sources, and other programs. The ultimate objective of this project is to enhance the capacity and institutional capability of Pacific Island nations and institutions to access and manage climate finance effectively. This will lead to increased absorptive capacity, allowing for the efficient delivery of impactful climate programs.

  

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Proposed Activities:

The objective of the assignment is to develop policy documents, through comprehensive stakeholder consultations, that will identify priority activities in the Loss and Damage sector, and timeframes for implementation.

The documents to be developed are:

  1. Vanuatu Loss & Damage Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement Strategy
  2. Loss and Damage Policy Framework
  3. Loss and Damage Policy Implementation Plan

As part of the process of developing the above-listed policy documents, the consultancy will engage with key stakeholders at the national, regional and international level.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

An international consultant preferably specialised in climate finance and policy development processes is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  1. Develop a workplan and conduct a desktop review
    The consultant is expected to formulate a clear and detailed methodology and clear workplan with timelines, to achieving the objectives and deliverables of this assessment. A desktop review of the subject matter is also expected to be undertaken.
  2. Run an inception workshop with key stakeholders, in addition to one-on-one consultations.
    The consultant is expected to conduct one-on-one consultations, and an inception workshop with key stakeholders to provide inputs to the three documents.
  3. Develop drafts of the documents:
    (1) Vanuatu Loss & Damage Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement Strategy
    (2) Loss and Damage Policy Framework
    (3) Loss and Damage Policy Implementation Plan

The stakeholder mapping must include a comprehensive overview of the national, regional and international stakeholders, including key donors (current and potential), core institutions, and the current and pipeline projects in Vanuatu and their activities in the Loss and Damage space. The engagement strategy should promote inclusiveness and visibility, enhance coordination, and enable efficient communication and strengthened partnerships to aid the implementation of the Loss and Damage Policy Framework.

The Loss and Damage Policy Framework and Implementation Plan is expected to build on the following documents:

  1. CCDRR Policy 2022 – 2030 (2nd Edition) and its corresponding Implementation Plan
  2. Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contributions (Revised & Enhanced NDC) 2021 - 2030
  3. Vanuatu’s Declaration of Climate Emergency 2022
  4. Vanuatu’s National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement 2018
  5. Vanuatu Loss & Damage Policy Brief 2024
  6. Submissions by Vanuatu to UNFCCC and other platforms

The Loss and Damage Policy Framework and Implementation Plan is expected to be aligned to and set out in a similar manner like the CCDRR Policy, that promotes good governance and establishes clear high-level priorities for future action.

4. Validation workshop.
The consultant is expected to conduct a validation workshop with key stakeholders, to present the findings of the consultations and to enable the stakeholders to validate it and provide final input.

5. Final version of documents.
The final version of the documents should incorporate comments from the key stakeholders who had the opportunity to view the draft documents or attend the validation workshop and provide comments.

6. Exit Report (Lessons learnt and way forward report).

7. Technical support to the Department of Climate Change, including the Adaptation and Loss & Damage Working Group, and the National Advisory Board.
The consultant is expected to provide one technical assistance activity to each of the above key stakeholders. This will be discussed and agreed upon within two weeks of signing the contract.

 

DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

#

Proposed Activities

Deliverables

KPIs for each deliverable

Payment terms (% of contract price)

1

Develop Workplan and Conduct Desktop Review

- Updated Workplan and Desktop Review Report accepted by GGGI with the agreement of DoCC and NAB

- Draft Workplan within 1 week of contract signing.

- Desktop review report completed and submitted within 3 weeks of contract signing.

- Final workplan submitted within 3 weeks of contract signing.

10%

2

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop and one-to-one Consultations

-  Stakeholder consultation workshop conducted.

- One-to-one stakeholder consultations conducted.

 

-Stakeholder workshop conducted within 9 weeks of contract signing.  

- Workshop report completed and submitted within 14 days after actual workshop.

- Log sheet of stakeholders consulted disaggregated by gender

10%

3

Draft documents

  1. Vanuatu Loss & Damage Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement Strategy
  2. Loss and Damage Policy Framework
  3. Loss and Damage Policy Implementation Plan

- Draft documents are completed submitted to GGGI, Department of Climate Change and the NAB Secretariat for comments.

- Draft documents completed and submitted within 11 weeks of contract signing.

20%

4

Validation Workshop

-Validation workshop conducted.

- Participants list disaggregated by gender

- Validation Workshop conducted within 13 weeks and workshop report submitted within 14 days from actual validation workshop date.

10%

5

Final version of documents

  1. Vanuatu Loss & Damage Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement Strategy
  2. Loss and Damage Policy Framework
  3. Loss and Damage Policy Implementation Plan

Final version of documents are completed submitted to GGGI, with approval from Department of Climate Change and the NAB Secretariat.

Final version of documents are completed and submitted within 15 weeks of contract signing.

15%

6

Exit Report (Lessons Learnt and Way Forward) Report

-Lessons Learnt Report completed and accepted by GGGI

- Final Lessons Learnt Report completed and submitted within 16 weeks of contract signing. Annex should include workshop reports and technical assistance report.

15%

7

Technical Support to the Department of Climate Change, including the NAB Secretariat and the Adaptation and Loss & Damage Working Group.

-One technical assistance activity per each stakeholder

- One report documenting nature of technical assistance completed and submitted by week 16 from contract signing.

20%

 

Timeframe of deliverables:

Week

Deliverable

1

Draft Workplan

3

Final Workplan

3

Desktop Review

8

Completion of one-on-one stakeholder consultations

9

Stakeholder workshop

11

Zero draft of documents

11

Stakeholder Workshop Report

13

Validation workshop

15

Final draft of documents

15

Validation Workshop Report

16

Exit Report (Lessons Learnt and Way Forward) Report

17

Finalize and complete all contract payments

 

Estimated start date of contract:

The consultant is expected to begin work on 22 July 2024 at the earliest, or 5August 2024 at the latest.

Reporting Arrangements:

  • The consultant is expected to work under the general guidance of the GGGI Climate Finance Access and Absorption Officer (Vanuatu) in close collaboration with the Department of Climate Change and the NAB Secretariat.
  • All developed products under this assignment (incl. raw files and editable forms) will become property of GGGI and MoCC.
  • The consultant shall submit the report in electronic versions readable by a Microsoft Office application.
  • All outputs must be in English.

 

EXPERTISE REQUIRED

The international consultant must meet the following competency requirements:

  • A minimum of a Masters’ degree or equivalent in Project Management, Economics, Finance, International Development, Business Administration, Strategic Management, or any other related field
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience and proven track record in working with development projects from bilateral and multilateral donors including the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, Global Environmental Facility (GEF), etc.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in climate finance or related discipline.
  • A strong knowledge of climate change, gender, environment and social safeguards and related policies.
  • A sound working knowledge of the Vanuatu climate landscape including government mechanisms.
  • Excellent report writing skills in English.
  • Experience in Vanuatu or the Pacific Region would be desirable.
  • Immediate availability of the contractor

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Date to close is 23rd July 2024, 11:59PM Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application. 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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