The Vanuatu GCF Readiness Project “Mobilizing the Vanuatu Private Sector Towards Climate Change Action” is seeking a Technical Expert Consultant for a period of 40 days from September to October 2019 to set-up a private sector climate change Project Preparation Unit (PPU).
The consultant will prepare TORs for the PPU, develop a framework for engagement with clients for TA provision, and alignment with NDA/GCF priorities, and, in consultation with local businesses, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) and Government of Vanuatu. This task will involve the consultant to examine similar project screening committee of the Vanuatu National Advisory Board (NAB) and further provide supporting information for private sector on the existing NAB concept note templates. This will ensure alignment with the countries priorities and ensure consistence on use of templates for key sectors and consultants to use in the future. The TA should be based in Vanuatu and is familiar with climate finance in building resilience (e.g. “one-stop shop” tailored to Vanuatu’s private sector and closely aligned with Vanuatu GCF/ NDA priorities and GCF Country Program). This framework will be the guiding principle for how the VBRC/VCCI assists business to understand if a concept may qualify for some form of climate finance and assist in the preparation of an initial project concept note.
The closing date has been extended until the 23rd August, 2019.