STTA Climate Change Response Fund Expert_ Multiple Provinces
Fulltime- Short term contract
September 5, 2021
September 19, 2021
The purpose of the Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability (IGPA) - Takamul project is to advance effective, accountable, and transparent governance in Iraq. This USAID effort, implemented by DAI, will work with the Government of Iraq (GOI) at all levels to better respond to citizen needs by supporting reform initiatives and Iraqi change agents on inclusive governance and public sector transparency, accountability, and economy. “Reform initiatives” includes support to improve service delivery functions, public financial management, and open government initiatives. IGPA/Takamul will support the GOI and the citizens of Iraq in forming partnerships and collaborative efforts to solve problems jointly. IGPA/Takamul has four (4) objectives:
1. Enhance GOI service delivery capacity
2. Improve public financial management
3. Strengthen monitoring and oversight of service delivery and public expenditure
4. Support Iraqi change agents to ensure sustainability of reform
Under the Climate Change Governance activity, Task Order 6, IGPA will support the Government of Iraq (GOI) as it seeks to increase its efforts at addressing climate change issues as part of its commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The approach and activities of TO6 involve a mixture of mitigation and adaptation, and reflect IGPA’s experience and lessons learned while undertaking programming in the key service delivery sectors of water, solid waste, electricity, and agriculture. Additionally, TO6 will leverage the project’s productive relationships with Iraqi decision-makers and civil society to focus on strengthening governance – the provision of technical assistance to improve decision making, planning, resourcing and the creation of policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks that will support climate change action and build resilience of GOI institutions at all levels.
The purpose of this task order is to provide technical assistance under the general scope of the overall contract through three tasks: a) Improving climate change governance in key sectors b) Supporting GOI in addressing climate changes, including engaging Iraqis and COP26 participation; c) Supporting provincial level climate change governance.
IGPA Task Order 6 must coordinate and complement activities closely with the Governments of Iraq, other USG- funded activities, and other donor-led initiatives designed to strengthen climate change adaptation in ways that leverage their investments to ensure burden sharing and build upon achievements and lessons learned from past climate change adaptation initiatives.
The purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Environment (MOHE) to design and administer a national climate change fund that will complement the Green Climate Fund and other international sources of climate funds. Additionally, this position will mobilize small and medium-sized enterprises and civil society groups to incorporate climate change approaches in their business plans and activities. This position will coordinate closely with an international expert with a similar scope.
CONSULTANT KEY TASKS AND DELIVERABLES:
Under this Scope of Work, the Climate Change Response Fund Expert will contribute to, but not be limited to, the specific tasks and deliverables specified below:
1: Consultation with the Ministry of Health and Environment
- Description: Consult with Ministry of Health and Environment officials to collaboratively build towards the development of a Climate Change Response fund. The consultation will focus on previous and current efforts, obstacles, and proper bureaucratic frameworks for implementation.
- Deliverable: Report on stakeholder meetings with at MOHE, outcomes and observations that identify government perspectives on opportunities and constraints to Climate Change Response fund. Report must include all names and positions of individuals interviewed at MOHE as well as detailed analysis of the feasibility of a green development fund. The report will be used in the development of an Iraqi Climate Change Response Fund concept paper.
- Description: This position will consult with all leading Iraqi civil society groups working in the field of green development, climate change, and environmental protection. The consultation will focus on the feasibility and opportunities of a national-level Climate Change Response Fund
- Deliverable: Report on stakeholder meetings, inclusive of the following:
- Names, positions, and organizations of all stakeholders.
- Overview of each organization’s ongoing programs and capacity.
- Opportunities and barriers towards the effective utilization of a Climate Change Response Fund
- Recommendations for Climate Change Response Fund based on civil society consultations.
- Description: If the fund is required to be reflected in the upcoming GOI federal budget, this position will offer assistance to the MOHE in engaging both the Ministry of Finance and the Health and Environment Committee to ensure its inclusion in the 2022 submission to the Council of Representatives.
- Deliverable: Ad-hoc requests by MOHE related to the implementation of and funding for the Climate Change Response Fund . All ad-hoc deliverables by the MOHE must be approved by the Task Order Team Lead.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Master’s degree in clean energy, climate change, finance, economics, environmental studies, , public policy, or related field (or equivalent work experience) is preferred but not required.
- Bachelor’s degree in clean energy, climate change, finance, economics, environmental studies, , publicpolicy, or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental studies, climate finance, and/or climate change programming.
- Experience with green development funds, or related programs in the public, private, or non-profit sector.
- Extensive experience with Iraqi civil society groups.
- Extensive experience working with federal-level ministerial staff , COR and legislators in Iraq.
- Experience on USAID environment sector-oriented projects is preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated experience supporting projects and institutions promote climate finance and/or improve natural resources management, solar power markets, greenhouse gas management, carbon markets, or conduct economic/financial analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation options.
- Experience supporting and drafting legislation focused on green / climate finance, GHG mitigation, and climate change adaptation.
- Fluency in Arabic is required. Fluency in Kurdish is preferred.
- English fluency (speaking, reading and writing) required.
- Excellent technical and report writing skills.
How to apply: You can address your application to: IGPArecruitment@dai.com Your application will not be taken into consideration if you do not insert the position title in subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. This position is for Iraqi nationals only.