Climate Change Policy Specialist



Reporting to:




Effective Date:

February 2018


  1. Introduction

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. Founded in 2008, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has emerged as the most vibrant and largest Civil Society platform in climate change and sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1000 organizations and networks.
The Alliance brings together Faith-based Organizations, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, Farmers and Pastoralist Groups among other sectors.

PACJA through the Deepening Democracy Program (DDP) funded by DAI is spearheading the implementation of the Angaza Project (Strengthening CSO Advocacy for Improved Climate Change Governance in Kenya). The project aims at strengthening civil society for improved engagement in climate change governance in Kenya. The Angaza project has a national reach covering all geographical areas and sectors of the Kenyan economy. One of the objectives of the project is to catalyse and facilitate civil society and broader citizen participation in the implementation of the National Climate Change Act, 2016.

As part of the project activities targeted at supporting CSOs and other stakeholders enhance communication and learning on the Climate Change Act, 2016, we seek to produce and publish a simplified version of the Act that will reach out to all segments of society. The simplified version of the Act is aimed at CSOs, citizens, educators and other stakeholders in climate change action across the country. In producing the simplified document, the expert will take cognisance of the wide audience the document seeks to communicate with and prioritize simple and clear communication in the national languages (Kiswahili & English).

  1. Scope of work

The overall purpose of this assignment is to produce a simplified version of the Kenya Climate Change Act, 2016, in English and Kiswahili. Specific tasks will include;

  1. Simplifying the Climate Change Act, 2016 into a language easy to read and understand so as to be able to communicate to all segments of society.
  2. Producing the simplified version in both English and Kiswahili.
  1. Deliverable
  1. Simplified version of Climate Change Act, 2016 in English (MS Word format)
  2. Simplified version of Climate Change Act, 2016 in Kiswahili (MS Word format) 


  1. Qualifications, Skills and experience
  • Background: Social sciences; Economics & Development; Environmental policy & governance; At least five years’ practical experience of working in climate change governance and policy advocacy in Kenya.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Experience carrying out similar tasks within the civil society environment or participating in the development of the Climate Change Act 2016 highly desired.
  • Members or networks in the CSO Momentum Committee highly encouraged to apply. 
  1. Time schedule:

Below is the proposed time schedule; any changes will be mutually agreed between the contracting authority and expert. However, subject to discussions, any adjustments should ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated period of time as provided for in the ToR.



Proposed Dates

Discussion of TOR and deliverable specifications

19th March

Conduct the task


Submission of the first draft


Submission of final draft


Final deadline for completion of task

30th March

  1. Assistance to the consultant by the contracting authority:

PACJA will make available the following information and facilities to the Consultant:

  1. Share any relevant information as requested by the expert(s);
  2. Allow use of office space in Nairobi as necessary;
  3. Organize a meeting for validation of outcomes.


  1. Payment Of Work Done

40% after signing of the contract; 60% at the end of the task and after satisfactory submission of deliverables.


How to apply

Send EOI with portfolio and CV to PACJA through the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and clearly indicating the title of the consultancy on the reference by the end of day Tuesday 20th February 2018.


Call for Consultancy to Develop County Climate Change Policies for Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Kitui Counties


The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance in partnership with Caritas Meru, Caritas Kitui, and Ishiara Parish is implementing a Community resilience and climate change adaptation project in drought-affected communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. The UKAM funded project aims at promoting the resilience of vulnerable communities in Kitui, TharakaNithi and Embu counties to the impact of shocks and stresses related to climate change to have improved levels of economic, food security and capacity to protect and manage natural resources in a climate-sensitive manner; while ensuring that climate-sensitive policies are in place both at the county and national level to ensure sustainable management of the natural resources.

PACJA’s role in this project is to:

  • Support community members and Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups to participate in and have influence over decision-making processes on NRM, agricultural development and climate change adaptation at community and County levels, in particular, policy-making, planning and budget allocation                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Support partners to influence County and national government departments to develop climate-sensitive policies, laws, plans, and budgets that support community resilience and adaptive capacity                                                                                                                                                
  • Provide technical support to government officials at County level to develop policies, legislation, plans, and budgets that support climate change adaptation, climate-sensitive resilience building and natural resource management

Purpose of the Consultancy

Since the birth of the UNFCCC and the process of formulating international policies to tackle climate change impacts commenced, Kenya has been actively involved. At the national level, the country is responding to climate change by formulating domestic legislation, policies, and strategies that are pinned on international climate policies and agreements. Kenya, in particular, has developed a Climate Change Response Strategy 2010, Climate change Act 2016, National Adaptation Programme 2015-20130, Energy Act, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) amongst others. These are commendable efforts; the key challenge reminds cascading these national documents to the county and local communities. Unarguably, one of the best ways to speed up the implementation of the aforementioned policy documents is to develop a “best fit”County climate change policy rooted in the national level climate change policies.

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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds bringing together more than 1000 organizations in 45 African countries from Faith-based Organizations, Farmers and Pastoralists` Groups, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, among other sectors with a common goal of promoting and advocating for Pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change.

PACJA aims at unifying and coordinating isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Africa, so as to ensure that pro-poor and people-centered response measures are accorded attention as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies and actions.

In the pursuit of its mandate, PACJA collaborates and encourages strategic alliances with international partners, national governments, regional governmental bodies as well as individuals sharing its aspirations, to build an enhanced African profile that assures the continent’s visibility in international climate change dialogue processes.


PACJA in its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan has outlined the following specific objectives:

1: Policy influence

2: Public engagement and mobilization

3: Holding governments accountable

4: Research, knowledge development and communication

5: Institutional and governance strengthening

In line with the Strategic plan, PACJA is implementing the below described project within which consultancy services are sought for three countries: Kenya and Tanzania to be done by 1 consultant from each of the individual countries.


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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance kindly requests you to sign the Civil Society Organizations' Recommendations for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.

You can download the pdf document detailing the recommendations here: Civil Society Organizations’ Recommendations for AREI PDF 

Kindly send a response email communicating your support to this course with the name of your organisation and contact person's email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your signature and support to these recommendations will go a long way to ensure that the initiative effectively and efficiently serves Africa.

Please Share this information with Civil Society Organizations widely.


The adoption of the Paris Agreement and subsequent ratification by countries ushered in a new era in the international climate change dialogue processes, shifting the focus from negotiations to implementation. Coming with the Paris Agreement was the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), a set of voluntary actions each country is supposed to undertake in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient green development trajectories. This massive transition requires institutions with desirable capacity and requisite human resource.

We at PACJA believe that building a critical team of Africans drawn from communities at the frontline of climate change impacts – smallholder farmers, pastoralists, marginalized groups, women, youth, etc – and giving them a voice constitute a major path towards resilience-building and climate justice. It begins with our practice and processes we are involved in.

We practice what we preach. Our membership and employees uphold the highest level of commitment to the values of a just society espoused by our vision, mission, and objectives.  And in broadening our outreach, we seek to increase our workforce by recruiting self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies.

1.    Senior Programme Management Officer (SPMO)
2.    Advisor, Policy and Research
3.    Finance Officer
4.    Finance Assistant
5.    Communication Assistant
6.    Programme Assistant
7.   Office Administrator

How to apply
All positions are based in Nairobi, Kenya and thus non-Kenyan applicants will need to be in possession of, or be eligible to receive a Kenyan Work Permit. The salary is pegged to the Kenyan National NGO pay scale. PACJA will not provide for relocation costs.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email a motivational letter and detailed professional resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Quoting Job position on the subject). Deadline for all applications will be closed on 24th December 2017. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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