GGGI Carbon & Financing Club International Liaison Consultant

Singapore

GGGI Carbon & Financing Club International Liaison Consultant

Location
Global
Contract Type
Individual Consultant (Daily Rate)
Grade
Individual Consultant G
Salary scale
Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration
10 August - 10 December 2017 (16 days estimated)
Date to close
25/07/2017
Ref No
IPSD1-00-1_2017/07/07

Contract

Project

GGGI Carbon & Financing Club

Expertise

Category

Advisory Support: Level G

Location

Duty Station

Global

Contract Length

Start Date

10 August 2017

End Date

10 December 2017

Part-time/Full-time

Part-time

Contract Value

Daily Rate

USD 625

Days Estimated

16 days estimated

Total Fees

USD 10,000 (dependent on experience)

Specifics of Recruitment

Introduction:

 

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

 

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated work streams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Investment and Policy Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

 

In close cooperation with its peer IOs, GGGI is currently working to support countries to translate their NDCs into climate actions, and to mainstream climate considerations into policies and national budgets. Building on the analysis already completed of all the INDCs, and requests from a number of GGGI member and operation countries for specific support, GGGI’s work around NDCs is primarily focused around investment pipelines – translating NDCs into investments by developing a pipeline of bankable projects.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

 

  • As of July 2017, 124 countries have expressed willingness to utilize market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement to implement their NDCs. Article 6 will play an important role in addressing the global need for NDC financing (approximately USD 5.7 trillion) through, among others, the monetization of GHG reductions and innovative use of the additional revenue stream.
  • However, there is a gap between the high-level text of Article 6 and how it will be implemented in practice. Various interpretations of Article 6 as well as its interaction with other provisions (Articles 4, 7, 9, 13, and 14) have been proposed, contributing to general ambiguity and slow progress in its operationalization.
  • Against this backdrop, GGGI aims to facilitate pilot Article 6 transactions to address the knowledge gap. These “first-of-its-kind” transactions will help determine what works and does not work through actual examples of bilateral/plurilateral cooperation.
  • A6I’s starting point will be GGGI’s existing assets: its member countries and bankable projects that GGGI is developing in these countries to support their NDC financing/implementation. The important next step is to design pilot ITMO transactions between potential parties (i.e. acquirers and transferors of ITMOs) that address salient issues with respect to Article 6.
  • In light of such context, the objectives of this assignment is as follows:
    • To provide regular briefings on current developments involving Article 6 and the Paris Agreement. The pilot transaction should reflect ongoing discussions on Article 6 that are taking place both within and without various negotiation circles. To this end, the consultant will provide GGGI with timely and succinct updates on latest developments.
    • To support GGGI in promoting and facilitating pilot transactions. The consultant will support GGGI in the origination and closing of a pilot transaction through, among others, reaching out to interested parties in his/her network and attending GGGI’s Informal Working Group meetings.  

 

 

Scope of Work/Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

 

The deliverables/outputs are as follows:

  • Output 1. Regular briefings on current developments involving Article 6 and the Paris Agreement.
    • The consultant will provide GGGI project team with regular briefings through conference calls and/or emails as needed but no less frequently than once every two weeks. These briefings should include information relevant to, among others,
      • The design of the pilot transaction
      • Parties interested in participating in pilot transactions
      • Notable progress in other similar initiatives
      • Anticipated response from current and prospective stakeholders
  • Output 2. Support in promoting and facilitating pilot transactions
    • The consultant will support GGGI in facilitating actual transactions as part of the “Informal Working Group (IWG)” composed of interested individuals, governments, and other entities. The support may include:
      • Participation in bilateral discussions as part of GGGI’s project team
      • Reaching out to other parties that may potentially participate in the transaction
      • Acting as a resource person in GGGI-led IWG meetings on its Article 6 Initiative
      • Miscellaneous ad-hoc assistance in furtherance of the project

 

All reports must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in electronic format along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, interview notes and executive summary presentation produced using MS PowerPoint.

Output Delivery and Payment Schedule

Outputs

Due Date*

Payment %

Output 1

16 weeks after the contract is signed

50%

Output 2

20 weeks after the contract is signed

50%

 * At the latest

 

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

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

  • Min. 20 years of relevant experience in the area of international development with extensive firsthand involvement in, and access to, climate change negotiations
  • In-depth knowledge of the international climate regime, key issues and interests
  • Demonstrated successes working with various public & private sector players for establishing partnerships and business development
  • Experience in making stakeholder engagement plans and related documents.
  • Experience in International organizations will be an additional advantage.
  • Strong communication, analytical and writing skills
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Singapore
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-25

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