Call for Consultant: Climate Change Adaptation Expert
The Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ), with support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), has commenced a significant two-year project, “Strengthening Civil Society Voices for Climate Advocacy in Zambia.” The project aims to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) in Zambia to effectively engage with the government in climate change action. The project will focus on providing trainings to CSOs, with a particular emphasis on climate advocacy related to the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and their inclusion in climate action initiatives. Additionally, the project will facilitate consultations, dialogues, and engagements involving CSOs, government officials, and other stakeholders to promote knowledge sharing on tools and best practices in NAP and NDC implementation and climate change financial flows within the country. The project will be implemented in five  districts: Lusaka, Chirundu, Chongwe, Luangwa and Rufunsa.
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
For the Desk Review:
- A comprehensive desk review report detailing the findings from the analysis of case studies, programs, and projects related to climate change adaptation planning, implementation, and M&E in Zambia.
- An assessment report on the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in climate change projects, including an evaluation of their contributions, challenges, and recommendations for enhanced engagement in the implementation of the NAP and NDCs.
- A gap analysis report identifying areas of improvement and opportunities for collaboration between CSOs and the government in climate change action within the country.
- Recommendations for strengthening climate change adaptation efforts in Zambia, with a focus on the role of CSOs, key stakeholders, and alignment with national climate goals.
For the Training Workshops:
- Development of a comprehensive training manual designed for a three-day workshop, tailored to the specific needs of each district.
- Workshop facilitation resources, including presentation materials, exercises, and handouts.
- Facilitation of the five district training workshops, each spanning three days, focusing on the elements of the NAP and the details of the NDCs, to enable participants to engage more effectively with the government in climate change action.
- Compiled list of training beneficiaries from five (5) District of 20 participants from each of the five districts, therefore making a total of 100 participants from civil society organizations, community-based organizations and representatives of government from aligned departments and civic leaders.
QUALIFICATION OF THE CONSULTANT:
The ideal consultant should possess any of the following qualifications and expertise:
- Master of Climate Change Adaptation (MCCA) – Demonstrated expertise in climate change adaptation planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation.
- Master of Science (MSc) in Climate Change – Strong academic background in climate change science, policies, and practices.
- Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management – Profound understanding of environmental policies and sustainable management practices.
PHD in a relevant field – An added advantage showcasing advanced knowledge and research capabilities in climate change.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE:
Interested and qualified consultants are invited to submit their detailed proposals, highlighting their experience, expertise, and proposed methodology for conducting the desk review and facilitating the district training workshops. Please include the following in your proposal:
- Overview of relevant experience in climate change adaptation planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and training facilitation.
- Proposed approach and methodology for conducting the desk review and facilitating the district training workshops.
- Timeline for the completion of the desk review and the proposed schedule for the training workshops.
- Budget breakdown, including professional fees, training materials development, travel expenses (if applicable), and any other costs related to the consultancy.
The Deadline for proposal submission is 22nd August 2023 at 4Pm(CAT).
All proposals/applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com no later than the specified deadline and time. Late submissions will not be accepted.
For any inquiries or clarifications regarding this call for consultancy, please contact Head of Research and Studies, Mr. Freeman Chiwele Mubanga on +260 0971095366 / +260 964 244255.
We eagerly anticipate receiving your proposals and partnering with a skilled consultant to enhance climate change adaptation efforts in Zambia.