The Program Consultant will be supporting the implementation and timely delivery of the GGGI Readiness Program in Burkina Faso, in close cooperation with the Readiness Program Lead (PL) , the NDA and key stakeholders. She/he will report directly to the GGGI Country Representative and will receive guidance/support from Readiness Program Lead (PL), GGGI technical experts at headquarters, including the GGGI GCF Liaison Unit.
Scope of Work
Working with the Readiness Program Lead (PL), NDA, GGGI, consultants and partners at all stages in the program development process by providing technical inputs on climate change adaptation or mitigation to bolster the quality of proposals and ensure alignment with both GCF and GGGI’s strategies and policies.
- Leading the DAE (on-lending) identification and selection process;
- Undertaking institutional gap assessment of the selected DAE (on-lending)
- Coordinating the DAE (on-lending) accreditation support;
- Supporting the alignment of FIE work programme with Country Programme;
- Leading capacity building activities for government entities;
- Contributing to identify private sector entities and to facilitate engagement workshop.
- Represent GGGI externally as delegated by the Country Representative including but not limited to donor meetings, project areas etc.
- Provision of direction and guidance to program implementation team and responsible parties;
- Identification of any support and advice required from the management, planning and control of the Program.
- Support the Environment Intervention Fund (FIE) in meeting GCF accreditation requirements, including fiduciary standards, environmental & social safeguards, and gender policy;
- Support a second Direct Access Entity in aligning with GCF accreditation requirements, including specialized fiduciary standards, environmental & social safeguards, and gender policy;
- Support the preparation of the Annual GCF Work Programme for the 2nd DAE, which should reflect priorities of the GCF Burkina Faso Country Programme, including the project pipeline, related capacity building activities that are aligned with the Country Programme and defines the process for periodic updating;
- Coordinate capacity building activity for the preparation and management of climate projects at key government entities and candidate accredited entities.
- Support the identification of projects form the Work Programmes of the DAEs and/or generate project ideas that can contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or to strengthen the country’s resilience to global warming;
- Support the Development with the program team at least four (4) concept notes for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in priority sectors for submission to the Fund, using GCF templates
- Support the creation an enabling environment for crowding-in private sector investments at national, regional and international levels through leading the organization of workshops
The Senior officer is expected to deliver the following:
- An agreed upon Workplan for the 18-months, and any future joint workplans for the GGGI-NDA cooperation.
- Ensure effective implementation of the agreed workplan of the program;
- Coordinating activities and exchange information with the PL, to contribute to the achievement of overall project objectives
- Contribute to the monthly, quarterly and annual reports and any other required reporting according to GGGI and GCF procedures.
- Ensure timely and quality reporting to donors including: start-up workplans/detailed project implementation plans, baseline reports, annual workplans, progress reports, etc.;
- Organize periodic evaluations of projects as necessary;
- Works with the Country Office Team and other colleagues to standardize and further strengthen Program Compliance monitoring systems and tools across the project;
- Participate in and/or take the lead in key project workshops and meetings as required;
- Contribute to the preparation of the annual evaluations and the end of project audit;
- Participate and report on relevant meetings and assist in information sharing between GGGI and the key stakeholders.
- Maintain strong working relationships with key officials in governments particularly Prime Ministry/NDA, Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change and other relevant public and private institutions. Ensure all stakeholders are and remain satisfied with GGGI’s service delivery, contributing positively to GGGI’s reputation.
- Ensure that knowledge exchange, capacity building and communication strategy are successfully implemented ensuring GGGI’s visibility both in Country as well as internationally. This includes multiple capacity building workshops, high-level multi-stakeholder dialogues, focus group discussions, an exchange visit and exposure (communication) for the NDA, DAEs as well as GGGI.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Environment Studies, Finance, International Development/Affairs, Public Policy, Economics, Urban Management/ Planning.
- Preferably 5 years of relevant experience in developing countries with good knowledge of one or more regions where GGGI is active at senior levels (e.g. leading projects).
- At least 5 years of program experience in the development arena of Burkina Faso. S/he is expected to be technically competent in at least one of the sectors (e.g. energy, transport, forestry, agriculture, oceans, adaptation, etc.).
- Ability to engage the private sector to become project partners, co-developers, investors, etc.;
- Experience superintending planning and budgeting functions in institutions that have an environmental services focus is desirable.
- Holds managerial responsibilities for program planning, budgeting, reporting and staff coordination.
- Experience in stakeholder engagement and working on inter-institutional programmes.
- International experience working in several countries, including countries where GGGI is present is a plus.
- Experience in providing executive/management support to high-level oversight committees.
- Excellent written and verbal English and French communication skills is a must.
- Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
The position is subject to availability of funding. The successful applicant would ideally take up the position in early November 2019, with a contract duration of 18 months
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