Short-Term Consultant to Review Existing Tools and Adapt/Develop Additional Tools for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into National Plans and Budgets

Global Water Partnership - Southern Africa (GWP-SA)

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REPORTS TO: Project Manager for NAP Project

DURATION: 90 days March 2021 – August 2021

CONTRACT TYPE: Short term consultancy contract

LANGUAGE REQUIRED: English

LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22 March 2021

 

BACKGROUND 

 

On 30th March 2020, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved Zambia’s request for readiness support towards National Adaptation Planning for Climate Resilience. The grant is administered by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) as the Delivery Partner (DP). The purpose of the grant is to enable the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to formulate a medium to long term National Adaptation Plan (NAP) aimed at strengthening systems for integrating climate change adaptation into development planning and budgeting processes. Furthermore, once formulated the NAP is expected to facilitate the development of prioritized adaptation actions with clear strategies on how these would be financed. By so doing, Zambia would be able to systematically advance the implementation of prioritized adaptation actions, contribute to the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and achieve the climate change goals under the successive National Development Plans (NDPs). The process of formulating the Zambia NAP will take into consideration Gender aspects as guided by Zambia’s 2017 Climate Change Gender Action Plan and the gender analysis for Zambia undertaken by GWP.

 

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1996 to support countries in their efforts to implement more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The network spans 13 regions with over 3000 partner organizations in 179 countries. The network has 68 accredited Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships. The global secretariat is in Stockholm, Sweden. More information: http://www.gwp.org. GWP Southern Africa (GWPSA) is the regional arm of GWP and was launched in June 2000. Over the years, GWPSA has grown rapidly into a regional network of over 350 Partner organizations concerned with integrated water resources management and related issues. GWPSA Partners have formed several Country Water Partnerships (CWP) – 13 out of the 16 SADC countries now have their own CWP. 

 

The process of developing the Zambia NAP is being undertaken through a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) under the Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Department (CCNRMD) in the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR). Global Water Partnership as the Delivery Partner is providing technical and implementation support to the Zambian Government. This support is being provided through the GWP Southern Africa Regional Office (GWPSA) through a Project Management Unit.

 

As climate change has added a challenge to development efforts, it is necessary to integrate adaptation and sustainable development approaches in planning and budgeting process. This includes integrating climate change adaptation into existing and upcoming policies, programmes and strategies in all sectors and at different levels of development planning. Integrating climate change adaptation in national development planning and other key national decision-making processes is a critical step to ensure climate change adaptation and poverty reduction are implemented hand-in-hand. Currently, many sector policies, the national development plan and budget do not adequately take climate change adaptation into account due to low awareness levels and limited capacity on how to effectively develop and integrate adaptation options. To address this gap, there is need to develop simple tools that can aid institutions mandated to spearhead development planning and budgeting, implementation and monitoring as well as to build their capacity on the application of these tools.

 

It is for this reason that the Government of the Republic of Zambia, through the National Adaptation Planning for Climate Resilience (NAP4CR)-Zambia Project, has set aside part of the GCF readiness grant to support the development of tools for integrating climate change adaptation into national and sub-national development plans and budgets. The National Adaptation Planning for Climate Resilience (NAP4CR)-Zambia Project now seeks the services of an individual consultant to achieve this objective.

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE WORK

 

The objective of the consultancy is to build capacity in key institutions of government for integrating climate change adaptation into national and sub-national level development plans and budgets.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

 

The scope of work will comprise the following key activities:

 

  1. Reviewing the existing relevant tools and guidelines to assess their adequacy for guiding the Ministries of Finance, National Development Planning and key sectoral ministries in integrating climate change adaptation (CCA) into the national development plan, sector plans and budgets and recommend improvements where necessary;
  2. Develop additional/supplementary tool/guidelines for integrating CCA into plans and budgets, where necessary
  3. Based on the tools and guidelines in (a) above, screen the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP) with a view to determine the extent to which CCA is integrated in the plan; and identify gaps, challenges and barriers to integrating and implementing climate change adaptation measures in the national development plans;
  4. Review the 8NDP formulation process and identify areas/opportunities for integrating CCA into the plan;
  5. Review the existing systems and procedures being applied by the Ministries of Finance and National Planning for addressing CCA in plans and budgets;
  6. Identify the points in the national policy and budgeting cycle at the national level where resilience principles could be mainstreamed, paying particular attention to entry points that can influence domestic budget allocation to sub-national CCA interventions;
  7. Mapping out the most practicable way to engage line ministries to develop adaptation costing work e.g. Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources Management Sector Working Group;
  8. Identify international best practices in integrating climate change adaptation into national development plans and how best these can be localized and adapted to the Zambian context;
  9. Develop a training manual on integrating CCA into national, sectoral and sub-national planning and budget processes drawing from best practices and review works;
  10. Conduct a Training of Trainers on application of the tools and guidelines for integrating CCA in planning and budgeting processes;
  11. Facilitate two follow-up workshops to review application of tools and guidelines for integrating CCA into plans and budgets at the national, sectoral and sub-national level.

 

 

OUTPUTS/ EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

 

The expected deliverables of the assignment are as follows:

 

  1. Inception report with a clear workplan and methodology on how the consultant will undertake the assignment;
  2. A report on the review of existing relevant tools with identified areas for further improving the existing tools;
  3. Draft supplementary tools/guidelines for integrating climate change adaptation into plans and budgets;
  4. Revised final tools that are gender transformative and responsive, incorporating input/comments from key stakeholders;
  5. Report on the review of the 7NDP identifying gaps, challenges and lessons for integrating and implementing CCA including identifying areas/opportunities to integrate CCA into the 8NDP
  6. Analysis Report of existing systems and procedures with identified entry points in the national policy and budgeting cycle for mainstreaming adaptation, and recommendations of practical ways for engaging line ministries to develop adaptation costing work and incorporating international best practice and lessons from local efforts of integrating CCA in plans and budgets;
  7. Training of Trainers (ToT) manual and training programme on integrating climate change adaptation into plans and budgets;
  8. Report of ToT for the planning and budget units of sector ministries on climate-sensitive planning and budgeting;
  9. Reports of the two follow-up workshops to review application of tools and guidelines for integrating CCA into plans and budgets at the national, sectoral and sub-national level

 

 

DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

 

The total duration of the assignment is 90 working days from March to August 2021.

 

REPORTING

 

The consultant will report to the Project Manager for the National Adaptation Planning for Climate Resilience (NAP4CR)-Zambia Project.  

 

DUTY STATION

 

The duty station will be Lusaka, Zambia.

 

REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

The Consultant required to undertake the assignment described in these TORs should possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

 

  1. Minimum of Master’s Degree in either of the following or related fields: economics, environmental economics, development and economic planning, development studies or policy development and analysis;
  2. A strong knowledge of best practices in integrating climate change adaptation in development plans and budgets;
  3. Demonstrated experience of more than 10 years in policy formulation, national development planning and budgeting processes;
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of climate change issues, institutional and policy environment in Zambia;
  5. Experience of working with diverse stakeholders including governments, civil society and communities in Zambia;
  6. Demonstrated experience in using participatory planning tools;
  7. Demonstrated experience in developing planning tools and integrating gender issues;
  8. Hands-on experience of developing training manuals and facilitating adult trainings;
  9. Domiciled or with at least four (4) years of working experience in Zambia;
  10. Knowledge of Zambia’s government institutional set-up on climate change governance is a must;
  11. Excellent analytical and writing skills and demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to work independently;
  12. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language is a must.

Questions should be directed to [email protected] and copy [email protected]; [email protected]  

Application Deadline: 22nd March 2021 – midnight GMT +2

NOTE:

  • Applications are accepted only in English and only through the online platform: https://gwpsanpc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=35 
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.
  • Applications are accepted only in English and only through emails provided above attaching the latest CV, Technical and Financial Proposal. Contact information for 3 professional references is required.

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