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CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY: Development of Climate Finance Tracking Guidelines - Energy Sector

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FORUMCC is seeking to hire a consultant or team of consultants to develop Simplified Guidelines to Track Climate Finance in Energy Sector in Tanzania. Thus, FORUMCC invites applications from qualified consultants to submit their application to conduct this assignment. The consultants will work under the direct supervision of the FORUMCC’s Secretariat.

Objectives of the Assignment

The main objective of the assignment is to equip CSOs and practitioners with tools to track and monitor adaptation and mitigation finance flows from different sources.

More specifically:

  • To develop a simplified guidelines and methodology in the context of Tanzania realities to enable CSOs (and other practitioners) to make analysis of climate finance, monitor trends and progress in climate related investment in energy sector;
  • To provide practitioners with practical, step-by-step guidance on how climate finance is sourced, allocated, spent and for what by both the governments and other providers and user of climate finance e.g. development partners, non-state actors, financial institutions and other relevant actors.

Key Tasks of the Assignment

  • Develop, modify, and tailor “existing guides” to come up with simple, user-friendly guidelines for tracking climate finance in energy sector while answering all the questions in the attached ToRs.
  • Undertake interviews with key stakeholders for their inputs, particularly the Ministry of Energy and Minerals; Energy Agencies; VPO-DoE; Ministry of Finance and Planning; PO-RALG, and other relevant MDAs for cross-sector analysis; development partners, CSOs and other relevant institutions.
  • Develop a draft report and tool;
  • Prepare a preliminary report presentation during stakeholders’ consultation workshop for inputs;
  • Conduct stakeholders consultation sessions at both national and district levels;
  • Incorporate stakeholders inputs and finalize the tool including sharing the draft to FORUMCC for comments and feedback;
  • Produce and present final report and tool in soft and hard copies to FORUMCC.

Expected Outputs

  • Work plan for the assignment;
  • Proposed methodological approach;
  • Final report;
  • Synthesized final tool (Both hard and soft copies).

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Post-university degree in relevant field for the lead consultant and in case of a team (Economics or Financial/Budget Analyst, Climate Change specialist; Energy specialist; Local government budget specialist);
  • Proven track record of conducting studies relevant to budget tracking and accountability;
  • Minimum of 5 years in undertaking budget tracking related studies with reputable institution;
  • Excellent research skills including proficiency in using quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages;
  • Excellent reporting and good interpersonal skills;
  • Proven records of commitments to deadline and quality work; and
  • Clear understanding of climate finance concepts will be an added advantage.

Interested consultants should submit the following:

  • Application/Cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three copies of samples of similar work by the applicant;
  • Technical proposal presenting the methodology in line with the ToRs, proposing team and their qualifications and suggesting the structure of the final report;
  • Total budget inclusive of all costs except transport during the field work.

Interested individuals, teams and firms should submit their application directly to the address or email provided below and not using any ‘job listing sites’ to directly respond. The letter or email should be clearly marked “Development of Climate Finance Tracking Guidelines: Energy” as a title or subject.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Programme Coordinator

FORUMCC

P.O. Box 105270

Or

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for application is strictly by end of the day on Friday, 4th August 2017.

 

For more information, download the attached Terms of Reference (ToRs).