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CONTRACT TITLE: ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE FINANCE FLOWS IN KENYA, EVALUATION OF THE ADAPTATION FUND IMPLEMENTATION AND PRODUCTION OF STATUS REPORTS
Nature of Contract: Consultancy
Duration: 30 working days
- Organizational Profile
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. Founded in 2008, PACJA 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.
- Introduction to Angaza Project
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. One of the three objectives of the project is to track and monitor climate financing to ensure National Budget allocated for climate change and other climate finance streams meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities at the frontline of climate change impacts.
Through the Angaza Project, we seek to strengthen CSO capacity to effectively track and monitor climate finance at national and county levels as part of the non-state actors’ role of promoting accountability to achieve improved climate change governance in the country. To achieve this objective we seek an expert consultant with extensive climate change finance knowledge and experience to support the climate finance working group in carrying out analysis of national climate finance flows in Kenya and to produce a status report to enable the working group effectively execute its objectives. In this task the expert will work with the Climate Finance Working Group of the CSO platform, the Angaza project team and PACJA to produce the status report which will be validated and ultimately adopted by CSOs. Secondly, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is implementing the Adaptation Fund Programme in Kenya after being nominated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to be the National Implementing Entity (NIE) under the Adaptation Fund (AF) and obtaining accreditation from the AF Board; the expert will be required to carry out an evaluation of the implementation progress and identify areas of success, weaknesses and gaps then produce a status report and recommendations.
- Scope of work
This assignment has two main purposes: firstly to analyse national climate change finance flows and produce a status report and secondly to evaluate the NEMA- implemented Adaptation Fund for progress, successes and challenges and prepare a status report.
The consultant will carry out the following two tasks:
- Analyse national climate change finance flows in Kenya and prepare a status report outlining opportunities and recommendations for improved management of climate finance.
- Evaluate the NEMA- implemented Adaptation Fund for progress, successes and challenges and prepare a status report outlining gaps and recommendations for improved management of the fund.
The consultant, with support from the Angaza project team at PACJA and the Climate Finance Thematic Working Group will work together to:
- Design a framework of methodological approach to the two tasks.
- Carry out analysis of national climate change finance flows.
- Carry out an evaluation of the Adaptation Fund implementation in Kenya.
- Make a presentation of the outcomes to CSOs for validation.
- A brief analysis of national climate finance governance: the legal and policy framework guiding the management of climate change finance – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and gaps (SWOT).
- Analysis of existing national and county climate change finance flows:
- Analyze and provide an overview of available climate finance, the actors and the instruments involved in its management and delivery, and how the finance is being used.
- A section more deeply focusing on analysis of key actors (Public, Private, & Civil Society) in climate finance in Kenya including their roles and performance over the past years.
- Analyze the state of climate finance readiness in Kenya highlighting the role of climate readiness funding in mobilizing potential sources of climate finance at both national and county levels. Under climate readiness, provide analysis of national/ county capacities to plan for climate finance; capacities to access different types of climate finance; capacities to deliver finance and implement activities; and capacities to monitor, report and verify on climate finance expenditure and management.
- A brief analysis of the role of national climate response strategies (Climate Change Act 2016, National Climate Change Action Plan, National Adaptation Plan, INDCs, and NAMAs etc.) in mobilization, management, utilization and accountability of climate funds.
- An analysis of the enabling factors and barriers to mobilization and access of climate change funds by Counties, Community groups, CSOs, private sectors and other players in climate response.
- A chapter on recommendations and way forward, best practices to be borrowed from other countries, improvements in the legal and policy framework, improving climate change finance flows to counties, public reporting & accountability mechanisms, and effective approach for non-state actors (particularly CSOs) to carry out monitoring and tracking for accountability on behalf of the citizenry.
- A brief review of the Adaptation Fund in Kenya including history, analysis of the National Implementing Entity (NEMA) and the implementing agencies partnering with NEMA.
- Detailed evaluation of the implementation of the Fund (Consultant to propose methodology).
- A chapter on recommendations.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
- National climate finance flow draft status report for comments by the project team and momentum climate finance thematic working group.
- Draft report of the Adaptation Fund evaluation for comments and inputs by CSOs.
- 1 final national climate finance flow status report with recommendations.
- 1 final Adaptation Fund evaluation report with recommendations.
- Qualifications of successful consultants
PACJA seeks the services of qualified and experienced consultant(s)/consultancy firm to lead on this assignment. The consultant(s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience:
- Background: Environmental Economics & Development; Environmental policy & governance; At least five years’ practical experience of working on similar assignments in development, policy, or climate governance interventions.
- Analytical and planning skills, with an ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical action.
- Good facilitation skills.
- Experience carrying out similar tasks within the civil society environment highly desired.
- Experts from CSO networks working in climate change governance in Kenya highly encouraged to apply.
- Duties and Responsibilities
Carry out outlined tasks and produce expected outputs and deliverables as detailed in Section C.
- Share any relevant information, reports, documents, guidelines, data at our disposal;
- Allow use of office space in Nairobi as necessary;
- Support the planning and logistics of the work.
- Invite participants, develop the detailed participant list and organize all logistics.
- Contract Terms
Expected Timelines: November - December 2018
Payment: 40% after signing of contract then 60% at the end of the task and after satisfactory submission of final deliverables.
How to apply
PACJA invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:
- A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria, their understanding of the ToR and their proposed methodology.
- Technical Proposal, outlining the approach and methodologies, complete with a proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.
- Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) fees should be annexed on the technical proposals
- Professional profile of the consultant (s) including CVs.