Call for a Consortium of Experts or National Technical Institution (NTI) to support  the NDC Action Project in Ghana

UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) is looking to recruit a consortium comprising of experts or National Technical Institution with specialization in Clean Energy (e-mobility) and Agriculture (Climate Smart Agriculture) to support our NDC Action Project in Ghana. Experts in the consortium should preferably be locals and working in universities, research and/or technical institutions in Ghana. The consortium of experts or the National Technical Institution (NTI)  will  provide   in-country specialist/technical expertise support in the NDC Action Project working jointly with other international and local project counterparts , including  the Government of Ghana.

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Background to the Assignment

The project:  NDC Action – Facilitating implementation of climate-resilient and low-carbon development aligned with national and global goals” (termed “NDC Action”) supports efforts by 10 partner countries including Ghana, to translate NDCs into strategies and actions ready for financing and implementation. It builds on three core principles: country ownership, balanced focus between adaptation and mitigation, and integration with national development and climate change priorities.

The Project is coordinated by UNEP’s Economy Division and implemented with the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) providing technical and expert support. Locally, the project is conducted under the technical and political guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the Lead Project Focal Government entity in Ghana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), the National Development and Planning Commission (NDPC), and the other line ministries primarily responsible for the two prioritized sectors. The  consortium of experts or the National Technical Institutions  with expertise in Clean Energy (particularly e-mobility) and Agriculture (Climate Smart Agriculture) will work directly with and answer to the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) and the Government of Ghana. The consortium comprising of experts or National Technical Institution Experts will help guide and support the work in Ghana on the identified priority sectors and activities of Agriculture (particularly Climate Smart Agriculture including solar power irrigation) and Clean Energy (e-mobility). The NTI Experts will provide technical assistance on policies and programme development. Technical assistance delivered jointly with national technical partners will: i) strengthen the institutions responsible for implementing NDCs;
ii) help engage the private sector and local financial institutions;
iii) translate NDCs into a portfolio of policies and programmes for two priority sectors selected by each country;
iv) develop investment plans in these sectors; and
v) share lessons learned so NDC priorities are considered in complementarity across sectors to maximize climate and socioeconomic benefits.

The project will identify and contract the Consortium of Experts or the National Technical institution(s) Experts as in-country Technical Assistance partners to work on delivering the country level outputs in the identified priority sectors Clean Energy (particularly e-mobility) and Agriculture (Climate Smart Agriculture including solar power irrigation) in close coordination with government bodies responsible for implementation of NDC actions in those sectors.

In Ghana, the Consortium of Experts or the NTI Experts will contribute to the project through the implementation of annual (12 month) programmes, including a variety of activities and deliverables relevant to the project, as indicated by the government of Ghana during that period. The work of the Consortium of Experts or the NTI Experts is aimed to be flexible  but also to provide support as defined in the annual programmes of the Ghana NDC Action Project in order to generate the stipulated different products..

Duration of assignment:

Up to 12 months with a possibility of extension based on performance  and budget availability.

Location:

Accra, Ghana (with possibility of field related travels to other parts of the country).

Qualifications, Profile and Skills:

  1. Higher academic degree in engineering, science, environment, economics, climate, natural resource management or a related field;
  2. At least 5 years of expertise in: Climate Mitigation; or Climate Adaptation. However combined expertise in both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation by the Consortium of Experts is preferable.
  3. A profile with significant technical assistance, capacity development and project management experience, including management of short-term specialist inputs on a demand basis;
  4. Experience in monitoring projects, results-based management, and reporting;
  5. Professional experience with one or more of the areas outlined in Annex 1 of these ToR;
  6. Deep familiarity particularly, in the area of finance as applied to mitigation and adaptation and implementation of climate projects for Ghana as well as internationally, is essential;
  7. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English as well as in key local languages in Ghana.

Selection Process and Selection Criteria

The selection process will be carried out by UDP. The selection criteria will be based on the strength of the CVs of experts in the consortium, the quality of the technical and financial proposals including a description of how the Consultant will conduct the assignment.

Application Procedure

To submit your application, the lead expert in the Consortium of experts or in the NTI experts should  send complete application:

  • including the CVs of all members of his consortium;
  • the technical proposal on how they plan to undertake the task; and
  • financial proposal showing total costs, including all taxes.

The complete application should be sent by the lead expert in the Consortium of experts or in the NTI  to the following: Emmanuel Ackom (emac@dtu.dk); Bob Natifu (bob.natifu@ccd.go.ug),Richard Munang (richard.munang@un.org); Toyo Kawabata (toyo.kawabata@un.org) and Begonia Gutiérrez (fbgfi@dtu.dk). Kindly note to copy all the above listed contacts as that applications that fails to do so, will not be considered.  Thank you.

Application deadline: 31. January 2021 at 17:00 pm (Central European Time.)

 Proposals received after the application deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31/01/2021