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1.0 Introduction

Forum on Climate Change (FORUMCC) is a Non-Governmental Organization, member-based; committed to working on climate change in Tanzania and Beyond. The purpose of the Forum is to ensure effective and informed engagement of CSOs on Climate Change issues for the benefit of the environment and vulnerable people. The Forum is established to provide leadership and CSOs mobilization, lobbying, and advocacy for accountable climate actions, information sharing, and climate change policy engagement.

FORUMCC works at local, National, Regional and Global levels - to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation inclusive policies and lasting solutions to climate change vulnerability.

The Forum on Climate Change (FORUMCC) is implementing a Project under the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA II) in collaboration with Action Aid Tanzania. The project overall objective of the project is to ensure that Young people, especially marginalized young women in Kibondo, Kasulu, Singida and Tanga, enjoy gender-responsive public services and democratic rights, improved livelihoods resilience, and protection including in fragility, climate disasters and protracted crisis contexts.

2.0 Context Analysis

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) pioneered green economy since 2008, with its primary objectives. The objectives were developed to encourage governments to go green with the three objectives of economic recovery, poverty eradication, and reduced carbon emissions and ecosystem degradation (UNEMG, 2011). In this regard, “Green job” which is part of the green economy pathways refers to the jobs which are sustained by economic activities that are more environmentally sustainable than the conventional alternative and which also offer working conditions that meet accepted standards of decent work (Jarvis, et.al, 2011).

Green jobs can be implemented in different sectors of the economy and through related activities, which reduces the environmental impact of those sectors and activities, and ultimately brings it down to sustainable levels. Green jobs are characterized by decent jobs that help to reduce the consumption of energy and raw materials, de-carbonize the economy, protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity and minimize the production of waste and pollution (Anker, R. et al. 2002).

Global studies have shown that an overlapping limitation of data makes it difficult to define boundaries between environment-related and other employment, and when conditions of decent work are met. Another existing challenge in this regard is the way green jobs and initiatives are defined in developed and developing countries. In developed countries, green jobs are those related to decarbonizing energy supply and improving energy efficiency, pollution control, and eco-friendly services (improvements in energy and resource efficiency, renewable energy use including biofuels and renewable technologies, sustainable mobility i.e. mass transportation and waste management and recycling of raw materials. In developing countries, green jobs include basically the ones directly linked to those involving the sustainable use of natural resources, including agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; and activities relating to adaptation to climate change.

Since the Rio Conference in 1992, the United Republic of Tanzania has made progress in various areas to ensure that the country follows a sustainable development path including a green economy which in turn attracts green jobs, a situation that has somehow altered the existing institution and relationships of authorities in achieving the objectives of going green. (UNCED, 1992).

Initiatives towards green jobs in Tanzania are in different ways, such as various projects, programs, forests, and agriculture-related initiatives (Buseth, 2017; Koch, 2017). The country also has and is implementing several national Strategic development plans, projects and crosscutting policies, laws, and regulations, which have features that promote the green economy. Such features include the promotion of renewable energies (solar, hydropower, wind, geothermal, biogas), use of energy-efficient appliances and equipment, efficient mass transit systems, cleaner production initiatives, fuel switching to natural gas and other alternative energy sources, efficient and sustainable use of natural resources (URT, 2011).

In this background, green jobs seem to be among the initiatives that youth should take advantage of in order to secure resilient employment in the changing climate. As the country embraces a green economy, it is essentially describing green actions to constitute jobs for the youth especially economic activities conducted outside the labor market.

The green job concept, therefore, highlights labor market shifts that are directly dependent on various aspects of environmental management and low-carbon development, as well as climate change adaptation. However, in order for the prosperity of green jobs, the right enabling environment must be created, and this must include clear identification of constraints and opportunities for green jobs potential in different localities and contexts.

3.0 Specifically the assignment targets to;

The Consultant to write two (2) Blog Articles
Strengthening domestic resource mobilization through innovative approaches to reduce vulnerability and enhance the long-term resilience
Constraints and Opportunities for Green Jobs Potential, and Green Financing Solutions for Tanzanian Youth Unemployment

4.0 Key Outputs/Deliverables

1.5 - 2.5-page Blog Articles

5.0 Indicative Timeline

The Task should not exceed 14 days and should be finished before 16th December 2022

6.0 Qualifications of the potential Consultant

The candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements:
MSc in the fields related to Climate Change, Natural Resources, Public Policy and Green Financing
Specialized in Climate Change and Environmental Journalism
Excellent Writing and Presentation Skills

7.0 The Expression of Interest Should Indicate

Your understanding of the call for the assignment
Qualifications
Consultancy Fee

8.0 Consultancy Fees

The mode of payment for the consultancy fee and any other costs as per the contract will be discussed and agreed upon with the successful consultant and the consultancy fees will include Withholding Tax per Government policy. Our regulations will be used during negotiations.

9.0. How to Apply

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Close of Business (5:00pm EAT) on 17th November 2022.
 

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