Solomon Islands nationals: National Consultant for short term support

Climate Analytics
Solomon Islands
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 
25 October 2020

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National Consultant for Assisting the Delivery of Project Services in Solomon Islands

Green Climate Fund (GCF) pilot program to improve the quality of national programs

The GCF provides technical advice to help countries conduct independent, relevant, and high-quality analyses of climate change risks and the adaptation and mitigation opportunities facing each country. For achieving this purpose, the GCF has hired the Consortium. The consortium consists of Climate Analytics (CA), Centre for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and supports designated national authorities in selected countries in the process of designing and updating their national programs to request GCF support.

The services requested by the Solomon Islands are all being delivered by Climate Analytics. Due to travel restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, in-country missions to the Solomon Islands will not be possible during the duration of this project. Therefore, there is a need for a national consultant who can provide support to the project ‘on the ground’ to ensure the technical services are developed in collaboration with the right stakeholders, and the outputs are explained effectively to the end-users.

The services that will be delivered are:

  • Climate Change Risk Profile – This service will identify climate hazards and areas of vulnerability in the Solomon Islands. These hazards will also be projected to identify future risks based on1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C global warming scenarios
  • Macro-Economic risk profile – This service will assess the sectoral economic risks due to historical changes in climate in the Solomon Islands, and estimate future risks based on global warming scenarios of 1.5°C, 2°C, and 3°C
  • Prioritisation of issues/projects – This service will consist of a review of existing national planning documents to identify Solomon Island’s strategic priority areas for climate change, followed by stakeholder interviews (held remotely) to validate. This will lead to a prioritisation framework, including a methodology, criteria, and process for prioritising mitigation and adaptation projects and climate change issues.

About this position 

You will provide on the ground support to the Climate Analytics team and the NDA to ensure effective delivery of service Prioritisation of issues/projects. This service will require meetings and interviews with government officials and relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to the Solomon Islands Climate Change Co-Working group. You will provide support to identify relevant stakeholders, coordinate interviews and meetings, and assist in the drafting of the prioritisation framework. Additionally, you will be required to assist the Climate Analytics team in conveying the outputs of all three services (reports, tools, etc) to the appropriate government ministries and departments.

Your responsibilities 

You are responsible for providing on the ground support to the Climate Analytics team and the NDA to ensure effective delivery of service “Prioritisation of issues/projects”. This service will require meetings and interviews with government officials and relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to the Solomon Islands Climate Change Co-Working group.

You will be tasked with the following:

  • Identifying relevant stakeholders for the prioritisation service
  • Coordinating interviews, meetings and consultations
  • Leading the development of the prioritisation methodology and framework
  • Briefing identified stakeholders on the application of the prioritization framework to prioritize issues/projects
  • Explaining additional services and tools to relevant stakeholders (specifically government ministries/departments etc) in an understandable way
  • Helping to transfer data, tools, and services to relevant agencies and stakeholders in the Solomon Islands

Your profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in environmental sciences or social sciences (economy, public administration, international relations, public policy, finance, or related areas)
  • At least 7 years experience in climate change and/or development cooperation and/or administration and public policies with 3 years experience in project management
  • High level interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and cross-cultural skills.
  • Experience conveying complex information to stakeholders of varying levels of experience or ability
  • Must be a national of Solomon Islands
  • Fluent in English. Additionally, Pidgin English would be favourably considered

Conditions

Application Deadline: 25 October 2020
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Terms: Fixed term consultant contract for 40 days
Requirements: Must currently reside in Solomon Islands and be able to demonstrate that s/he is legally entitled to work in Solomon Islands

For further information send your questions via email to recruiting@climateanalytics.org

Please apply with your CV, cover letter, a list of three references, and evidence of two previous completed consultancies (indicate scope of work and value of consultancy) in PDF format by 25 October 2020 and indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your remuneration expectations.

Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

Please apply here