Berbak Wetlands Concept Note Writer Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Jakarta, , ID

As part of Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (“Readiness Project”), GCF provides support to enhance access to climate finance for climate projects in Indonesia through GCF in accordance to national priorities. This support is available to improve Indonesia’s project pipeline while ensuring successful implementation of a country-driven approach as a core principle of the GCF business model.

GGGI as the delivery partner for this Readiness Project, is looking for a Consultant to support the writing of the GCF Concept Note for a wetlands management project in Berbak landscape, Jambi. The project proponent is the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  The Accredited Entity potentially submitting the project concept note is International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Project options should be aligned with the Government of Indonesia’s strategies related to forest management, wetlands and peatland restoration, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation priorities.


Scope of Work


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) requires the services of a qualified expert to support writing the Berbak Wetlands GCF Concept Note (hereafter referred to as “the Consultant”). 

The Berbak Wetlands project concept note is based on project received by the NDA through the Call, which needs to be improved with further analysis by the Consultant. When available, existing studies and other data will be provided by the AE of the project proponent.

In performing his/her tasks, the Consultant will work closely with the NDA, the Readiness Project team, project proponent, and IUCN as the AE. We foresee all works will be performed virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Roles and Responsibilities


The Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and duties:

1. In close coordination with the Zoological Society of London and IUCN, conduct technical research and analysis to provide additional information about project components and  all technical sections, particularly on climate rationale and 6 GCF investment criteria of impact potential; paradigm shift potential; sustainable development; country needs; country ownership and cost-effectiveness. 

2. Calculate emissions from BAU and possible reductions resulting from the project using the same method approved by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

3. Strengthen (or re-write) the exiting CN. The CN should, at minimum, have below qualities:

–        Sound arguments and rationale that demonstrate project alignment with the 6 GCF Investment Criteria

–        High quality of project logframe with well-defined indicators, targets, inputs and outputs

–        Appropriate implementation arrangement

–        List of initial risk analysis and mitigation of the project concept

4. Provide recommendations/roadmap on follow-up study to support implementation of the Berbak wetlands project

5. Prepare quality presentations in relation to the project concept note.

6. Develop and maintain active coordination, on a day-to-day basis, with GGGI, the AE, project owner, and the NDA.


The consultant/expert is to provide his/her own equipment to produce all deliverables.


He or she must have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher, in finance, economics, international development, forestry, environmental management, or relevant fields;
  • At least 10 years of experience in working and/or doing research in topics such as climate change policy, climate financing, forest management, and wetlands restoration and conservation policy in developing countries.
  • An extensive knowledge on forestry and land-use management as well as wetlands and peatland management in Indonesia and/or other relevant countries;
  • Understanding of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and GCF investment criteria;
  • Proven experience in developing concept notes/proposals for climate projects financing to donors, preferably to GCF (please include the list of concept notes/proposals in your CV);
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, specifically oriented towards obtaining (international) donor funding;
  • An excellent track record in analyzing projects/programs within national and international context;
  • Strong English reporting and writing abilities;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and motivational skills and sensitivity to the local environment as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision;





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