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National Coordinator Consultant - Solomon Islands LEDS Preparatory Phase Support

Honiara (Solomon Islands)

  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Honiara (Solomon Islands)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-23

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National Coordinator Consultant - Solomon Islands LEDS Preparatory Phase Support

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 as 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 is an implementation partner in the Regional Pacific NDC Hub. GGGI, through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub implements projects based on country requests from the NDC Hub member countries in the Pacific region.

GGGI is supporting the Government of the Solomon Islands undertake a preparatory phase of work for developing its Long-term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS). This preparatory phase of work will initiate critical and substantive first steps and set the scene for developing a comprehensive and multi-sectoral LEDS for the Solomon Islands. GGGI will undertake comprehensive research including preliminary assessments of national greenhouse gas inventories, review existing policies, undertake multi-stakeholder engagement, and establish institutional arrangements to define the scope and process design for the Solomon Islands LEDS.

In conducting these activities, GGGI is recruiting a National Coordinator Consultant, based in the Solomon Islands who will support on-the-ground activities including, but not limited to, local coordination, organizing multi-sectoral stakeholder consultations, data collection and supporting desk research.

Objectives of the assignment

The National Coordinator Consultant will be embedded within the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology and support delivering the following activities, coordinating closely with GGGI and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology at all times:

  • Organize meetings and coordinate delivery of workshops and trainings.
  • Coordinate with GGGI and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology to map all current activities in the Solomon Islands relevant to emissions reduction.
  • Assist in identification, liaison, and coordination of multi-sector stakeholders.
  • Support the development and implementation of the multi-stakeholder engagement plan for the Solomon Islands LEDS.
  • Provide on-the-ground technical backstopping support to GGGI as required for this LEDS preparatory phase activity.
  • Collect preliminary data on national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, existing national policies and strategies and, sector-specific emissions data.
  • Support the design of the LEDS program description for the Solomon Islands.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Deliverable 1: Submission of Individual Workplan

Upon the signing of the contract, the selected consultant will develop an individual workplan including a schedule for her/his work and of submissions. The submitted workplan will be reviewed and agreed upon by GGGI.

Deliverable 2: Identification of Key National Stakeholders

The consultant will identify key national stakeholders in the Solomon Islands and share a stakeholder consultation report of 3-5 pages resulting from these meetings.

Deliverable 3: Assessment of Priority Sectors for LEDS

The consultant will conduct an assessment of the sectors which have emissions reduction potential, and these will form the priority sectors for the Solomon Islands to include in its LEDS.

Deliverable 4: Review of National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The consultant will undertake a comprehensive review of the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory giving due consideration to the data from the priority sectors. This data will be collected by desk research, meetings, and consultations (if necessary), and will be compiled and presented to GGGI in Excel datasheets.

Deliverable 5: Identify and Review Relevant National Policies and Strategies

The consultant will collect relevant legal references, identify, and review relevant national policies and strategies, and support referencing within produced documents. These documents are inclusive of, but not limited to, sector and industry-specific national policies, strategies, plans and legislations.

Deliverable 6: Stakeholder Engagement

The consultant will document all the national consultations and meetings conducted in this activity and will prepare a draft multi-stakeholder engagement plan.

Deliverable 7: Support the LEDS Program Description for the Solomon Islands

The consultant will work with GGGI’s technical team in informing the design of the Solomon Islands LEDS Program Description.

 

Deliverables and Payment schedule

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The National Coordinator Consultant’s work progress will be monitored primarily through weekly meetings with GGGI and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology. The National Coordinator Consultant is expected to meet face-to-face with stakeholders in the Solomon Islands and alternative mode of meeting via web-based platform is expected to be taken due to the current COVID-19 pandemic with staff in duty stations of GGGI in Suva, Fiji and Seoul, Republic of Korea. There will also be a weekly meeting between the National Coordinator Consultant and GGGI to monitor progress. No travel outside the Solomon Islands is expected by the National Coordinator Consultant.

The National Coordinator Consultant will report to the GGGI Project Manager for this activity. S/he is expected to deliver the following outputs per the timeline and payment schedule below:

Payment Schedule*:

Deliverable

Expected Outcomes

Due Date

% of Payment

Deliverable 1:

Individual Workplan

  1. Individual Workplan

4 days from start of assignment

10%

Deliverable 2:

Key National Stakeholders Identified

  1. List of key national stakeholders with contact details identified and engaged.
  2. Stakeholder consultation report resulting from meetings (3-5 pages).

3 weeks from start of assignment

Deliverable 3: Sector Analysis

  1. Sector analysis conducted and priority sectors for LEDS identified.

9 – 10 weeks from start of assignment

20%

Deliverable 4: National Data on GHG inventory

  1. Compiled datasets on national GHG inventory and sector-specific data collected and presented in Excel data sheets.

15 – 18 weeks from start of assignment

30%

Deliverable 5:

Relevant National Policies and Strategies Identified

  1. Summary of relevant legal references – sector specific and industry-specific national policies, strategies, plans and legislations.

23 – 24 weeks from start of assignment

15%

Deliverable 6: Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Report of all the national consultations and meetings conducted.
  2. Draft of multi-stakeholder engagement plan.

26 – 27 weeks from start of assignment

15%

Deliverable 7: Support LEDS Program Description

  1. Support the design process of the LEDS program description.

32 – 34 weeks from start of assignment

10%

*will be adjusted if activities start at a later date.

All outputs must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and be submitted in electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research and reference materials, and all notes (including meeting notes). All information collected, records obtained and meeting notes, among other data, will be kept in a dedicated repository that will be set-up by GGGI.

 

Qualification 

The consultant must have:

  • Be based in the Solomon Islands.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Climate Change, Engineering or any other relevant field.
  • Master’s degree in the above fields is desirable. Work-experience will be considered in-lieu of an advanced degree.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven track record in stakeholder engagement and consultation.
  • Proven track record in national data collection and compilation.
  • Knowledge of national climate change policies and strategies will be an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English is essential.
  • Experience in working in the Solomon Islands across multi-sectoral teams is highly desired.
  • Excellent communication, data analysis, interpersonal and prioritization skills is expected.

 

Administrative information
  • Date to close is 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.
  • Contract fee will be maximum USD 20,000 to be decided dependent on candidate's credentials. 

 

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