The African Development Bank Vacancy: Climate Change Consultant - Cameroon

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