Project: Green Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in Zimbabwe (2022-2023)
Consultancy: National Green Resilient Recovery Strategy and Investment Plan
Terms of References: The international climate change expert is required to review and provide input into the Green Resilient Recovery Strategy and an Investment Plan; support the development of three (3) concept notes and their corresponding pre-feasibility study reports on the priority measures identified for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The expert will, with international reference, assess the impacts of Covid-19 and opportunities on climate-related policy frameworks in Zimbabwe, identify priority measures and assess their feasibility which will guide the development of three concepts to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund. They will undertake the implementation of specific activities outlined below and ensure that the intended outcomes are attained. Candidates with an educational background in the following fields: Environmental Policy and Law, Geography, Environmental Science, Climate change, Economics or
a related field.
In order to address the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has had devastating impacts on the country’s ability to tackle climate change and implement
climate related policies and strategies, the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, with support
from FBC Bank Limited, applied for financial resources from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the Green Resilient Recovery Readiness Support project which
• Ensure that national plans are sensitive and responsive to COVID-19 related situations and continue to enhance climate resilience and mitigation action.
• Development of one Green Resilient Recovery Strategy to respond to COVID-19 and similar pandemics developed in line with national recovery plans.
• Development of financial models for implementation of the priority interventions in the Green Resilient Recovery Strategy.
• Review and provide input into the Green Resilient Recovery Strategy and Investment Plan.
• Carry out of three pre-feasibility studies on identified priority measures for green recovery in Zimbabwe.
• Develop three GCF concept notes for priority projects and submission to the GCF.
• Provide backstopping to the local consultants and link with the international environment.
• A national Green Resilient Recovery Strategy and Investment Plan
• Three Pre-feasibility study reports. One report for each concept note developed on priority measures
• Three completed GCF concept notes
• Three workshop reports for each of the three validation workshops conducted.
The international Climate Change Expert will be engaged for 30 days over six months.
The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and Project Management Unit (PMU).
• Master’s degree or equivalent (PhD is an added advantage) in Environmental Policy and Law, Geography, Environmental Science, Climate change,
Economics, or related fields of study.
• At least 7 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in international development, economic development and sustainable development with
focus on climate policy, climate change impacts and climate finance issues.
• Demonstrate at least 5 years of experience on project and programme development and policy design issues with national governments and international
organizations on international and national development in the context of climate change and sustainable development.
• Prior experience in drafting Green Climate Fund (GCF) Concept notes and carrying out pre-feasibility studies.
• Strong background producing national, regional and global reports on climate change and related areas.
• Extensive knowledge of the Green Climate Fund operational and funding modalities.
• Strong understanding of the climate policy and finance landscape and institutional arrangements.
• Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and operations in relation to Climate Change in developing countries.
• Fluency in both spoken and written English (working language).
Qualified candidates (individuals/firms) are requested to indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above on or before 13 February 2023.
• An application letter
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) including reference letters.
• Technical proposal with a clear methodology that the candidate expects to use
• A financial proposal should be submitted with proof of daily rate from previous assignment undertaken.
• Cover Letter – explaining the motivation for applying, how the qualifications and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position.
• Relevant educational qualifications of the candidate.
• Technical proposal and methodology to carry out the consultancy.
• Financial proposal.
- Ensuring timely preparation and submission of periodical and adhoc statutory returns to RBZ and Deposit Protection Corporation.
- Preparing monthly management accounts and statutory financial statements.
- Monthly preparation of cost centre reports ensuring the adequacy and integrity of the Society’s financial and accounting systems and procedures.
- Guiding branches and all system users on the internal processes and appropriate treatment of transactions in the general ledger and in other systems
- Working with the Accountant and Finance Director in reviewing processes and procedures to identify and curb business risks as well as streamline processes to improve operational efficiency.
- Interrogating process flows for new banking products to ensure transparency in accounting treatment of all automated transactions and passing recommendations to the Accountant and Finance Director.
- Staff supervision.
- Maintenance of up to date fixed asset registers and liaising with internal auditors and external auditors during audits.
- Ensuring the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of all supporting documentation which substantiate business transactions
- Checking documentation submitted for payments processing to ensure validity of payment.
- Projects accounting and reviews.
- Premises maintenance: ensuring the maintenance of a conducive and safe working environment; adherence of facilities to minimum regulatory requirements e.g. Harare City Council and NSSA statutory instruments.
- Equipment maintenance: servicing of fixtures and fittings in line with recommended manufacturers’ guidelines to obtain maximum value from the assets.
- Procurement of goods and services.
- Motor vehicle fleet management.
- Supervision of tenants.
- Identifying and incorporating effective and efficient cost cutting measures for the administration department without compromising quality.
- Reviewing of suppliers’ profiles, conducting quality checks, and passing recommendations for tenders.
- Negotiating trading terms with suppliers – establishing and maintaining good vendor and customer relations; perusal of service contract documents and negotiating terms.
- Accounting degree
- Significant progress towards the attainment of a Professional qualification in accounting field e.g. CA, ACCA, CIS, CIMA
- 4 years’ work experience with at least 2 years at supervisory level in accounting field
- Strong accounting background
- Class 4 driver’s license
- Good writing and verbal communication skills - ability to communicate at all levels
- Good analytical skills for financial and business information
- Persuasive negotiation skills
- Proactivity and strong ability to identify solutions to business problems
- Computer literacy
- In depth appreciation of business information systems and accounting software packages
- Proficiency with Microsoft office packages i.e. Ms Excel, Ms Word and Outlook
- High levels of ethics and integrity