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Perspectives is looking for a short-term consultant

Short-term consultancy services for developing a Feasibility Study on climate-resilient community access to safe water powered by renewable energy in drought-vulnerable regions of Ethiopia

The Climate Finance Innovators Project aims to develop replicable climate financing models in Ethiopia, Senegal and Uganda that harness synergies between carbon market and climate finance instruments. The project thereby establishes innovative linkages between UNFCCC market mechanisms and international climate financing institutions such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The partner countries stand out regarding their ambition, regional lighthouse effect and relevance for climate negotiations. In all three countries, the project works with government partners and the private sector to formulate funding proposals that scale up existing pilot mitigation actions, thus mobilizing pre-2020 action with high sustainable development impacts. National and regional capacity development as well as conceptual work strengthen readiness and the enabling environment in the host countries. Lessons learned are being fed continuously into the climate negotiations and public debate, thereby contributing to the design of Paris Agreement policy instruments – in particular Article 6. The cooperation with African climate negotiators supports their impact on the UNFCCC process.

Climate Finance Innovators is a collaboration between Perspectives Climate Group, Climate Focus, AERA Group, Carbon Africa Limited, Afrique Energie Environnement (AEE) and South North (SSN). The project is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

A key output of the Climate Finance Innovators Project is to develop a Funding Proposal (FP) for the GCF to mobilize financing for the proposed activity “Climate-resilient community access to safe water powered by renewable energy in drought-vulnerable regions of Ethiopia”. Ethiopia is a vulnerable country to the adverse impacts of climate change due to its low adaptive capacity and the exposure of agriculture, water, and energy sectors to climate-related shocks.

The overarching objective of this assignment is to support the GCF funding proposal in developing a high-quality feasibility study. This includes:

  1. Developing a feasibility study in support of a GCF funding proposal as described above. The Consultant is expected to make recommendations for improving the project design. the explicit objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions increase community resilience through sustainable access to clean water;
  2. Consult with key stakeholders, including through field work, and update the feasibility study in an iterative process according to the needs and requirements from the GCF and Ethiopian stakeholders;
  3. Engage in a regular coordination within the project team responsible for preparing the GCF proposal.

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Proposal Submission Deadline: Deadline extension: August 11th, 2021.