The African Development Bank Vacancy: Climate Change Consultant – Cameroon

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November 19, 2015

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June 19, 2019

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African Development Bank – ICT Division 

Climate
Change Consultant for Development of GEF Funded Project “Promoting
Access to Renewable Energy and Development of IT Tools for Rural
Communities of Cameroon”
 

The African Development Bank (AfDB)
wishes to recruit 1 individual consultants to support the Bank in the
development of projects to develop a CEO endorsement document for the
GEF funded project ““Promoting Access to Renewable Energy and
Development of IT Tools for Rural Communities of Cameroon”.

The
African Development Bank (AfDB) is one of the implementing Agencies for
the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GEF brings together 179
member governments, in partnership with international institutions,
nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, to address global
environmental issues. It is an independent financial organization that
provides grants to developing countries and countries with economies in
transition for projects related to biodiversity, climate change,
international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent
organic pollutants. These projects benefit the global environment,
linking local, national, and global environmental challenges and
promoting sustainable livelihoods. The GEF is also the designated
financial mechanism for a number of multilateral environmental
agreements (MEAs) or conventions on biodiversity, desertification and
climate change; as such the GEF assists countries in meeting their
obligations under the conventions that they have signed and ratified.
GEF projects are co-financed with the partnership agencies and thus
effectively promote the mainstreaming of environmental issues within the
baseline projects traditionally financed by these agencies. The AfDB
operations in both the agriculture and infrastructure sectors have
benefited from previous financing by GEF ensuring environmental
management in these interventions and the realisation of envisaged
national and global environmental benefits.

Under the
supervision of the Manager of the ICT Division and the project Task
Manager, the Consultants – to be based at the AfDB Headquarters in
Abidjan – will carry out the following activities: (i) identification of
activities eligible under the project identification form approved by
GEF CEO (HERE) that
could benefit from GEF funding under Climate change focal areas.

The
project objective is to encourage the use and upscaling of renewable
energy technologies to mitigate GHGs, ensure a more sustainable power
supply for ICT purposes, and promote the development of solar
technologies.

The consultant will be hired to assist AfDB,
and the national partners in Cameroon in the formulation of a detailed
GEF-CEO Endorsement Letter document for the Project. The project
documents shall be developed in accordance with AfDB’s and GEF’s
guidelines and in consultation with AfDB and national/local
stakeholders. The Project Document shall successfully pass through the
review and endorsement processes of the participating country partners,
GEF secretariat and the AfDB.

The GEF CEO Endorsement
Document is a full project preparation document including tracking tool
per focal area for the GEF CEO’s endorsement following the template
provided by the GEF Secretariat
(HERE). The document should be
aligned to the Project Identification Form
(HERE) and adequately
respond to comments, reviews and concerns provided by the GEF
Secretariat and the GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP).

The
AfDB now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their
interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must
provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the
services (description of experience in similar assignments preferably
undertaken by other Development Finance Institutions, International
Organizations, private sector and demonstrated experience in GEF funded
projects in Africa).

Eligibility criteria, establishment of
the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with
the African Development Bank’s Rules and Procedures for the Use of
Consultants under projects financed by the Bank Group, May 2008 Edition,
revised on July 2012, available on the Bank Website at HERE. The Bank is under no obligation to shortlist any
consultant who expresses interest. Interested consultants may obtain
further information at the address below during office hours, between
08:30 and 17:30 hours.

Expressions of interest must be
delivered in soft to the email address below by November 19th 2015 at
17.00 hours GMT and mention “GEF Climate Change Consultant, OITC.3.”

Attn: Samatar OMAR ELMI, Senior ICT Engineer,
ICT Division
Transport, ICT and Urban Development Department
African Development Bank
E-mail: s.omarelmi@afdb.org
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