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Consultancy: Synthesize adaptation outputs within the Department of Environment (DOE) and prepare an Adaptation Communication (AdCom) for Antigua & Barbuda

Background information:

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Antigua & Barbuda is currently underway at about 50 per cent completion. The NAP seeks to enhance resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate impacts across Antigua & Barbuda. The country’s NAP process is often referred to as a hybrid approach incorporating sector focused adaptation planning with broad national assessments to form some components. The priority sectors are finance, managed areas, infrastructure and housing, tourism, food security and wholesale and retail. The process was divided into 4 components at design: 1) data collection, 2) stakeholder consultation, 3) development of sector plans, and 4) capacity building. Vast amounts of spatial data were collected under component 1, including downscaled projections which were later incorporated into risk modelling outputs for the country.

At present, the DOE is preparing to commence work on the sector plans which will be conducted by consultants guided by internally developed guidelines to ensure coherence. The completed sector plans will then undergo a Strategic Impact Assessment (SIA) to determine the feasibility and potential impacts of proposed adaptation interventions.

As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), adaptation remains central to the DOE’s climate mandate for Antigua & Barbuda. In addition to the targeted adaptation programmes and projects being led by the DOE, most projects have an adaptation component. As a result, adaptation targets are being met through multiple projects. Monitoring and reporting on the varied adaptation outcomes is important for Antigua & Barbuda to accurately reflect its efforts and contribution to achieving the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA).

Activities of the consultancy:

The assignment will involve:

  • Preparing an annotated outline of Antigua & Barbuda’s AdCom, based on the Paris Rulebook and other international guidance, with the draft to be finalized based on feedback from the DOEand IISD/NAP Global Network.
  • Facilitate 3 virtual stakeholder consultations where government agencies and stakeholdersinvolved in the NAP process can share experiences about progress made, exchange ideas and discuss existing adaptation efforts in the country as an input to the development of the AdCom.
  • Based on the annotated outline, synthesize adaptation information available within the DOE and the information gathered through the stakeholder consultations to prepare a first draft of the AdCom under the guidance of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda.
  • validation workshop, where the draft will be presented to government actors and stakeholders for feedback.
  • Incorporate comments received from the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, stakeholders, and IISD/NAP Global Network to produce the final AdCom.
  • Use knowledge gained and experience shared throughout this period to finalize the Adaptation Chapter of the Fourth National Communication.

The required qualifications are:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated expertise in climate change adaptation and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP)process.
  • Familiarity with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process.
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Ideally, expertise in adaptation in Antigua & Barbuda/the Caribbean region

Application process:

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a statement of interest, CV (4 pages max), your daily rate and a proof of your daily rate (e.g., copy of a contract of at least 20 days that states a daily rate) to info@napglobalnetwork.org, specifically mentioning in the subject “Short-term Consultancy in Antigua & Barbuda”.

In your application, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined above.

Application deadline: June 16, 2021

Start date: June 23, 2021

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Short-Term Consultancy: Preparation of an Adaptation Communication (AdCom) for the Government of Namibia, in advance of COP 26 and to inform synthesis reporting for the Global Stocktake (GST)

Background information:

Namibia is receiving support and implementing projects that complement the preparation of its NAP. It is initiating a Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project focused on measurement and reporting under the enhanced Paris Agreement that will contribute to the design and establishment of domestic measurement, reporting, and verification systems for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.

To further its work on adaptation, the Government of Namibia intends to prepare an AdCom, in advance of the UNFCCC’s 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26), to inform synthesis reporting for the Global Stocktake (GST).

Activities related to the assignment:

The candidate will:

  • Prepare a methodology that describes the approach to develop and key milestones in theprocess of completing the Government of Namibia’s AdCom.
  • Prepare an annotated outline of Namibia’s AdCom, based on the Paris Rulebook and otherinternational guidance, with the draft to be finalized based on feedback from theGovernment of Namibia and the NAP Global Network Secretariat.
  • Facilitate stakeholder consultations where government agencies and stakeholdersinvolved in the NAP process can share experiences about progress made, exchange ideas, and discuss existing adaptation efforts in the country as an input to the development of the AdCom.
  • Produce a summarized document synthesizing discussion from the stakeholder consultations.
  • Prepare a first draft of the AdCom under the guidance of the NCCC.
  • Organize a validation workshop to present the draft AdCom to government officials andstakeholders.
  • Incorporate comments and feedback received at the validation workshop, as well asfrom the Government of Namibia, stakeholders, and the NAP Global NetworkSecretariat to produce the final AdCom.
  • Meet with officials from the NCCC and representatives from the NAP Global Network Secretariat, as requested, to provide updates on progress.

Required qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., public policy or another related social science discipline).
  • Demonstrated expertise in climate change adaptation and the NAP process; experience in climate adaptation in Namibia a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with the UNFCCC process.
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong workshop organization and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).

Application process:

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a statement of interest, CV (4 pages max), and expected daily rate to info@napglobalnetwork.org, specifically mentioning in the subject “Short-term Consultancy in Namibia.” If you are selected for the consultancy, you may be required to provide proof of your daily rate (e.g., a copy of a contract of at least 20 days that states a daily rate).

In your application, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined above.

Application deadline: June 16, 2021 

Start date: June 23, 2021

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Mission à court terme : Assistance technique pour le développement des communications relative à l’adaptation (AdComs)

Contexte général:

La République d’Haïti, petit état insulaire en développement, très vulnérable aux changements climatiques, a pu obtenir, avec l’appui du PNUD, un financement pour le processus PNA auprès du Green Climate Fund, notamment à travers la fenêtre « NAP-Readiness ». Lancé depuis 2019, avec un double objectif d’augmenter la résilience du pays aux conditions climatiques adverses imputables aux changements climatiques et de favoriser la prise en compte de ce phénomène dansles processus de planification du développement national, le processus PNA d’Haïti avance assez bien.

En effet, un certain nombre d’activités ont déjà été effectuées, notamment la réalisation d’études sectorielles de vulnérabilité, un plan de développement et de renforcement des capacités en matière d’adaptation, la consultation d’acteurs clés dans les différents départements du pays et une ébauche de plusieurs chapitres du document PNA. D’ici la fin de l’année en cours, l’État haïtien entend finaliser le processus d’élaboration de son premier PNA.

Activités liées à la mission:

La mission comprendra les tâches suivantes :

  • Organiser et animer un atelier pour lancer le processus d’élaboration du rapport decommunication nationale sur l’adaptation
  • Produire un rapport initial après le lancement du projet « AdCom »
  • En étroite collaboration avec la Direction des Changements Climatiques du Ministère del’Environnement, rassembler et examiner les documents relatifs à l’adaptation dans le pays
  • Produire un plan annoté (accompagné d’une méthodologie) pour l’AdCom d’Haïti
  • Préparer un premier projet d’AdCom sous la direction du gouvernement d’Haïti, représentépar le Ministère de l’Environnement
  • Organiser un atelier de validation
  • Produire un rapport à l’issue de l’atelier de validation, reprenant les principauxcommentaires et réactions en réponse au projet d’AdCom
  • Incorporer les commentaires reçus du gouvernement d’Haïti, des parties prenanteset de David Hoffmann (NAP Global Network) pour produire la version finale de l’AdCom.

Qualifications requises:

  • Titulaire d’un diplôme de maîtrise dans un domaine pertinent (par exemple, environnement, changement climatique, politiques publiques ou autre discipline connexe des sciences sociales)
  • Expertise démontrée en matière d’adaptation au changement climatique et du processus d’élaboration du plan national d’adaptation (PNA). Une expérience de l’adaptation au changement climatique en Haïti constituera un atout important.
  • Familiarité avec le processus de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC).
  • Solides compétences en matière de recherche et de rédaction
  • Solides compétences en matière d’organisation et d’animation d’ateliers
  • Maîtrise du français (oral et écrit)

Processus de candidature:

Pour postuler à cette mission, veuillez soumettre une proposition accompagnée de votre CV (en anglais), à l’adresse suivante info@napglobalnetwork.org

Dans votre candidature, veuillez démontrer clairement l’adéquation de votre profil aux critères énoncés ci-dessus.

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures : 18 juin 2021 

Date de démarrage de la mission : 1er juillet 2021

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