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


06.05.2022

THE GCF READINESS AND SUPPORT PROGRAM: CLIMATE CHANGE TECHNICAL EXPERT/ECONOMIST – INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT’S

The GCF Readiness and Support ProGRAM:

Green, Resilient Recovery in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Tajikistan  

Climate Change technical expert/Economist – International Consultant’s

Terms of Reference


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

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The GCF Readiness and Support Project Green, Resilient Recovery in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Tajikistan will contribute to green recovery in two priority climate change sectors, which are also of key importance to rural communities and livelihoods, i.e. energy and agriculture. The project is implemented by Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (CEP).

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 :     45 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:

·        Specification of involved variables for diagnostic test, use an appropriate diagnostic test (ADF, Z-E, ARDL tests are considered); Deliverable 2.2.1.1.: Diagnostic analysis report on impacts and opportunities building on preliminary assumptions that the climate change and the COVID19 economic, socio-economic development impact on vulnerable sectors (agriculture, and energy sectors) with a focus on rural livelihood. Verification of the selected area for the potential GCF project

·        Report the result of the desk research; Deliverable 2.2.1.1.: Two assessment reports on impacts of COVID-19 on (1) energy and

(2) agriculture sectors and implications for rural communities

·        Working on report, discussion with stakeholders; Deliverable 2.2.1.2.: Report on the outcomes of two rounds stakeholder consultations, with list of participants

·        Bringing out the analysis to determine opportunities for GCF policy and recovery measures with more detailed focus on energy and agriculture sectors (including specific technology, financial and capacity building measures).

·        Working on reports for deliverable 2.2.2.1; Two reports on investment gaps and opportunities for enhancing the recovery responses to improve resilience with a positive social and gender impact; and enhance the integration of green and low-carbon technologies of (1) agriculture and (2) energy sectors

·        Supervision of Local Consultant for supporting activities for derivables 2.2.1.1., 2.2.1.2, and 2.2.2.1

·        Supervision of data collection and data processing for derivables 2.2.1.1. and 2.2.2.1

·        Suggestion of specific measures regards the analysis output and discussion and workshop with local stakeholders ; Deliverable 2.2.2.2.: Report(s) of consultation workshops and list(s) of participants demonstrating a balance of stakeholders, which includes women, civil society and private sector participants. Tenative Action Plan

·        Developing a proposal for National strategy for green resilient recovery targeting energy and agriculture sectors; Deliverable 2.2.2.3 Two policy documents targeting green resilient recovery in energy and agriculture sectors will be developed and endorsed

·        Experts’ ToRs development

·        Supervision and finalization of the project reports and implementing the suggested measures into the concept note for derivables 4.1.1.1 (D9), 4.1.1.2 (D10), and 4.1.2.1 (D11).; Deliverable 4.1.1.1.: Climate finance investment gaps report for agriculture sector which will also include a Systemic review of the existing investments in the energy sector, including desk research and interviews with other donors and both public and private funders who are active in the sector.; Deliverable 4.1.1.2.: Climate finance investment gaps report for energy sector, including an estimation of necessary private sector investment.; Deliverable 4.1.2.1: Two pre-feasibility study reports for each of the project idea, including an estimation of necessary private sector investment

·        Implemetation the results to two draft concept notes matched to AEs; Deliverable 4.1.2.2(D12)

·        Participation on validation workshop; Deliverable 4.1.2.3(D13): Validation workshop report; and two completed Concept Notes

Personnel concept – required expert’s qualification

- Education/training: University qualification (Ph.D.) in a university degree in Economics, natural resource economics, international commodity markets, or other relevant fields

- Language: Good business language skills in English

- Specific professional experience: Experience with economic/econometric modelling focused on natural resources or water management.

- Experience with research publishing process, including at least 5 authored, or co-authored papers in Q1, Q2 journals indexed in Web of Science.

- Experience with research projects focused on sustainability or natural resources economics.

- Experience with participation on UN projects

- Some previous experience with participation on projects focused on Tajikistan is an asset

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 and supervision of the data acquisition and processing, analysis of climate change and Covid19 impacts on agriculture and energy sectors (with a focus on rural livelihood), policy analysis to identify opportunities for mainstreaming climate change dimension in the recovery measures targeting the energy and agriculture sectors; Derivable 2.2.2.1

2.     Assessment reports; Deliverable 2.2.1.2 including two rounds of stakeholders’ consultation with various stakeholders targeting energy and agriculture sectors

3.     Report the output and workshop with stakeholders to optimize and prioritize different measures; Deliverable 2.2.2.2

4.     proposal for National strategy for green resilient recovery targeting energy and agriculture sectors; Deliverable 2.2.2.3

5.     Climate finance investment gaps report for energy sector; Deliverable 4.1.1.1

6.     Climate finance investment gaps report for agriculture sector; Deliverable 4.1.1.2

7.     Two pre-feasibility study reports for each of the project idea; Deliverable 4.1.2.1

8.     Two draft concept notes matched to Aes; Deliverable 4.1.2.2

9.     Validation workshop report; and two completed Concept Notes; Deliverable 4.1.2.3

10.   Completion Report; Deliverable 4.1.1.1

11.   Experts’ ToRs development

1.     By July 31, 2022

2.     By September 30, 2022

3.     By November 30, 2022

4.     By January 31, 2023

5.     By January 31, 2023

6.     By April 30, 2023

7.     By May 31, 2023

8.     By June 30, 2023

9.     By July 31, 2023

10.   By Semptember 30, 2023


 


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