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"It is necessary that we take a serious attitude to environmental
protection, flora and fauna, the environmental situation, and to this
end we have achieved a revision of the approach to improving
legislation in this area."
Emomali Rahmon

Committee for Environmental protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan



The GCF Readiness and Support ProGRAM:

Green, Resilient Recovery in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Tajikistan  

Policy expert with an experience in carbon markets in agriculture and energy sectors

International Consultant’s Terms of Reference

General Description of task(s) and objectives to be achieved


The GCF Readiness and Support Program: Green, Resilient Recovery in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Tajikistan will lay the foundation for the development of a National Strategy for Green Resilient Recovery of Tajikistan. Based on the already approved strategies and on the preliminary stakeholder consultations, it is expected that a Concept Note of the Funding Proposal will be developed in frame of this project.

The project has following objectives:

1.      Development of the two National strategies/programmes on green resilient recovery in agriculture and energy sectors with a focus on opportunities for most vulnerable rural communities. The strategies will complement the currently elaborated NAP and will highlight measures to restore the adaptive capacities following the pandemic and propose the recovery measures through the utilization of green and climate-smart technologies in both sectors. Carbon credit market and subsidy schemes at the national level will be considered as recovery measures for supporting energy efficiency schemes and adaptation in agriculture in rural areas.

2.      Develop recommendations and market models for the creation of carbon trading as part of green recovery measures in the energy and agriculture sectors.

3.      Pipeline development to support the implementation of NCCAS and enhance adaptive capacities and recovery following the pandemic, including the development of two concept notes (in the agriculture and energy sectors) that will target rural communities and assist with the development of low-carbon and climate-resilient technologies.


Projects' main beneficiaries are families and farmers living in rural areas, other beneficiaries include private companies in the energy sector, etc.

The lifespan of the project is 18 months and starts on March 2022.

Duration of assignment : 50 working days until June 2023

The project will be managed (refer to Budget Project Management – PM) by a Local Consultant (Project Manager) in close cooperation with International Consultant. 

Particularly, the International consultant will perform the following concrete tasks:

Activity Conduct analytical studies for for scoping opportunities related to the development of carbon markets in Tajikistan, including:

-         Analyse international practices to support the development of carbon markets in the energy and agriculture sectors;

-         Analyse legislative, financial and implementation barriers for the implementation of carbon markets in Tajikistan

-         Analyse the potential emission reduction programs, including CORSIA-approved emission reduction programs;

-         Identify opportunities for the application of carbon trading to support green recovery of rural communities


Activity Conduct  series of 3 one day workshops for various groups of stakeholders, including relevant public and relevant private sector (national as implementers of measures and international as potential buyers) actors; and relevant rural agencies to familiarize them with carbon credit markets functioning and validate the proposed policy, financial and institutional options. Workshops will be full day workshops with at least 40% women participation.



Activity Compiling the Roadmap in consultations with national technical experts, policy-makers and private sector[1]; including the validation workshop. Workshop will be full day workshop with at least 40% women participation

Participation on validation workshop;

Personnel concept – required expert’s qualification

1.     - General qualifications:

-         Educational background: An advanced degree (at least Master level or equivalent) in fields of finance, economics, or business administration or a related field. In case of Bachelor degree only, additional 5 years of carbon markets experience.

-         At least 10 years professional experience working with governments on the design of carbon markets policies, including emissions trading and carbon offset mechanisms.

-         Minimum 10 years of practical experience in capacity building activities in the area of climate finance and investments, evaluation of risks of climate change mitigation or adaptation projects, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change mitigation or adaptation financing.

-         Participation as a project manager/task manager in at least three projects dealing with similar policy development or capacity building activities.

2.     Preferred qualifications

-         Experience of working with the Green Climate Fund, its investment criteria, including GCF processes, and priorities is an advantage;

-         Work experience in countries of CIS and/or other developing countries.

-         Work experience for major multilateral or bilateral programs or technical assistance providers.

3.     Language skills:

-         Fluency in English is mandatory.

-         Proficiency in Russian is desired.

CVs with a cover letter with an indication of the position should be delivered to the address below by 17:00 (local time) May 20, 2022.

-     Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, 5 str.Shamsi, Dushanbe, 3rd floor, room #14

-     Тел.: +992 235 44 36

E-mail: cepprj@gmail.com

key performance indicators

Expected Outputs:

Required Completion Date:

1.     Work Plan development

2.      Deliverable (D6):

Feasibility study to support the development of carbon markets in the energy and agriculture sectors.


3.      Deliverable (D7):

Report on the workshops, including a pre and post training survey demonstrating a raised awareness among targeted stakeholders.


4,. Deliverable

Compiling the Roadmap in consultations with national technical experts, policy-makers and private sector ; including the validation workshop


1.     By July 1, 2022

2.     By September 30, 2022

3.     By December 31, 2022

4.     March 31, 2023

[1] Various types of private sector entities shall be engaged: 1) potential implementing national companies in both energy efficiency and farming sectors. The planned strategies and Concept Notes shall create new business opportunities when the project ends (energy efficiency measures, energy efficiency construction works, dought resilient seed suppliers, etc.) 2) Potentiall international buyers of the carbon credits including carbon credit trading companies from developed countries.