Tonga: National LT-LEDS Workshop Facilitator
Tonga: National LT-LEDS Workshop Facilitator
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. The Kingdom of Tonga became a member country of GGGI in December 2018.
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga intends to prepare a national Long-Term Low greenhouse gas Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS), to be communicated to the UNFCCC by the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC or COP26. The project is led by the Tonga Department of Climate Change (DoCC) under MEIDECC, with support from ClimateWorks Australia (CWA), GGGI and Relative Creative (RC).
The LT-LEDS will articulate a long-term vision and direction for the future of Tonga in a low-carbon world, and in a changing climate. The process of developing the LT-LEDS will strengthen and extend existing dialogue and governance processes, building capability within Tonga’s leadership for long-term thinking across different sectors. It is intended that the LT-LEDS will provide a vision and framework for other sectoral and national plans to align with, over time. At the same time as developing the LT-LEDS, this project will support the development of Tonga’s enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to be submitted by 2020. Developing the LT-LEDS and the NDC together will enable alignment between the long-term vision and pathways, and the nearer term planning and investments.
The process will involve a facilitated dialogue process with key Tongan stakeholders, supported by the DoCC, CWA, GGGI and RC, national facilitators and local thematic consultations, sectoral and cross sectoral analysis and advice, and support in bringing the elements together into an LT-LEDS document owned by Tonga.
The national LT-LEDS workshop facilitator must be based in Nuku’alofa for the assignment and work closely with the Department of Climate Change. The facilitator will report to the GGGI Pacific Regional Advisor, Relative Creative and CWA and will liaise with and work closely with DoCC, other GGGI staff and consultants involved in different parts of LT-LEDS development.
Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment
The LT-LEDS development process will involve a design-led and culturally-led facilitated dialogue process with key Tongan stakeholders over 5 workshops. The DoCC will lead this process, with support from GGGI, CWA and Relative Creative. RC will bring their expertise in participatory tools, design and facilitation to the dialogues. Relative Creative will co-design the dialogues, support the ‘National Facilitators’ (NF) and professionally design visual communication product outputs.
The purpose of the assignment for each National Facilitator (NF) is to ensure the workshop days run smoothly and to support all participants to engage in the process. . As Lead Facilitator (LF), Relative Creative will be remotely facilitating from Australia, so will not have the usual visibility of what is happening in the room to guide them. The LF will look to the NF team of four facilitators to collaborate with the LF remotely while ensuring the room, where face-to-face workshopping will occur, feels supported and participants know what is happening each step of the way and are able to engage fully with the activities of each workshop.
Scope of Work
GGGI, CWA and RC are looking for national workshop facilitators applies his/her experience in workshop facilitation and stakeholder engagement to support the delivery of 5 workshops for the LT-LEDS process.
He/she supports close communication between DoCC, RC, CWA and GGGI at all times for efficient, timely and well-coordinated implementation of the workshops.
The consultant will carry out the following activities and outputs:
Activity 1: Kick-off meeting with the MoE, the NDA and GGGI to establish a common understanding of the workshop activities, approach and timeline. This kick-off meeting will be held in the week of 21st September and will be timed to include the other facilitators who will be supporting the LT-LEDS workshop and dialogue process.
Activity 2: Attend a training session for workshop preparation. This training session will be lead by Relative Creative and will take the NF through the workshop design and structure and provide them with the necessary information to carry out the facilitation of the workshops in close collaboration with DoCC and the other team members. The training will also include “dry-runs” of the workshop to practive the activities which will be undertaken.
Activity 3: Supporting the 5 LT-LEDS workshops. The National facilitator (NF) will play a crucial role in ensuring the days run smoothly at each workshop. As Lead Facilitator (LF), Relative Creative will be remotely facilitating from Australia, so will not have the usual visibility of what is happening in the room to guide them. The LF will look to the NF team to collaborate with the LF remotely while ensuring the room, where face-to-face workshopping will occurs, feels supported and participants are aware of what is required for each workshop activity.
Each facilitator (NF) will have the responsibility of being properly prepared for the tasks required. This includes attending the training described in Activity 2, doing the required reading and being familiar with the required background information, methods and tools prior to each workshop day.
The NF responsibilities include having the responsibility for assisting 4-8 people on the day of each workshop, including making sure participants understand the structure of the day, the expectations of their role and how to navigate workshop activities.
Each facilitator (NF) will be asked to ensure that all participants fully understand the design-led thinking process the workshops will be adopting, helping guide participants through using design thinking tools.
Activity 4: Supporting the documentation of the workshop outputs and workshop reports. The NFs will also support the DCC’s documentation of the workshop outputs, taking notes during the workshop and or collecting the information produced by participants and support the preparation of workshop reports where needed.
The deliverables for these activities will be:
- Kick-off meeting brief notes
- Attendance at training session(s) for workshop preparation
- Support the delivery of 5 workshops
- Support documentation of workshops (notes during workshop, workshop report)
The consultant should ensure good communication with DoCC at all times and also keep in regular contact with GGGI, RC and CWA and be responsive to e-mails in a timely manner.
% of Payment
1 & 2
Kick of meeting and attendance at training session(s) for workshop preparation
Within 2 weeks of contract signing
3 & 4
Support the delivery of 5 workshops and support documentation of workshops
By 31st December 2020
- At least 5 years experience in similar work in the areas of sustainable development, strategic planning, socio-economics or other relevant work experience
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate engaging and participation workshop sessions, including in online environments
- Considerable in-depth experience facilitating workshops with a wide range of stakeholders from government, business and community. Ability to establish good working relationships and consult with a diverse group of stakeholders
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Tongan cultural contexts
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate a means for people to use logic and reasoning to interrogate an issue or problem, consider various solutions to the problem, and weigh up the pros and cons of each approach whilst considering the problem from different angles.
- Demonstrated ability to work with different kinds of information, see patterns and trends and help others draw meaningful insights and conclusions from data.
- Demonstrated ability to instil trust with participants and gain their confidence through honesty, integrity and authenticity to help support, motivate, encourage and lead participants through the workshop.
- Display strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clear, concise, confident and focused in a written and verbal manner. Display the ability to tailor the message for participants when conveying the workshop steps and actively encourage participants to listen to the views of others.
- Demonstrated experience in delivery of design-led or systems-led methods in facilitation and ability to think outside of the box, connect the dots and embrace innovation & design thinking methodologies.
- Demonstrated experience in, or an understanding of general climate change and sustainable futures discourses
- Ability to communicate in English and Tongan verbally and in written form
- Contract duration: October 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021 (part-time, with approx. 12 work days)
- Contract value: Up to USD 28,000 (dependent on candidate's credentials)
Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications and CVs must be sent in English.
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