Consultancy: Develop and pilot a methodology for costing individual adaptation actions

National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network

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Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development

Duty Station: Fiji or home office (with trips to the country for data collection)

Duration: 38 days over three months

Application deadline: Monday, March 3rd (by midnight Fiji time)


The purpose of this assignment is to develop and pilot a methodology for costing individual adaptation actions prioritized in Fiji’s NAP document.  The methodology will be primarily used by the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) and Sectoral Ministries but will also be relevant for development partners working with the Government of Fiji. As such, the document must be concise, practical, written in plain English and easy to understand.

The resulting methodology should also be mindful of the specific national context and support the overall objectives of Fiji’s financing strategy for the NAP. For instance, one key objective of the overall strategy is for Fiji’s government to identify existing sources of finance (public, private, and international) as well as fiscal tools and financial instruments that can meet the estimated costs over the long term. Developing a sound methodology is an important step in this process, as it helps capturing more accurately the costs of implementing adaptation actions. Drawing from more accurate estimates will enable the Fijian government to identify the most appropriate sources of finance and financial instruments for implementing adaptation actions, while strengthening its negotiating power. The approach developed should be piloted for a selected sector component prioritized in Fiji’s NAP document (e.g. Infrastructure, Biodiversity and the Natural Environment).

The contractor will work in close collaboration with a local consultant, the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of Fiji’s Ministry of Economy (MoE), as well as the embedded finance advisor in the same Ministry who is working on mapping current investments in Fiji related to climate change. The contractor will be based in Fiji or work from home (with trips to the country for data collection).

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated expertise in climate finance in developing countries
  • Knowledge of the climate adaptation context in Fiji would be an asset
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

How to apply:

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a cover letter, CV, your daily rate and a proof of your daily rate (e.g., copy of a contract of at least 20 days that states a daily rate) to: [email protected], specifically mentioning in the subject “Short-term mission: development and piloting of a methodology for costing adaptation actions in Fiji’s NAP.” In your application, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined above.

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