International Lead Consultant (ILC), Home Based

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Monday, 31 August 2020


International Lead Consultant (ILC)

Job Posting: 17/Aug/2020

Closure Date: 31/Aug/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRURT

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 35 Days

Post Number : N/A

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Organizational Settings

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking to recruit an International Lead consultant (ILC) to support the process of developing a Funding Project Proposal for Tanzania to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund. The process is being collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture, National Designated Authority and under FAO technical and financial support.

Reporting Lines

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, with the technical supervision of the FAO Lead Technical Officer (LTO), and guidance from FAO Project Task Force. The International Lead Consultant (ILC) will lead the overall development and drafting of a high quality funding proposal.

Technical Focus

The ILC will be responsible for writing project description sections and responsible for overall formulation of the funding proposal document including refinement of the feasibility study report and other background studies to conform to GCF requirements. He will ensure the project is well aligned with national frameworks and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) investment policies and criteria.

Tasks and responsibilities

The specific tasks to be carried out by the Lead International Consultant will include, but not limited to the following:

Develop overall project formulation work plan in consultation with the national consultant;
Develop theory of change and paradigm shift;
Contribute in identifying key stakeholders/actors and their potential roles in formulation or implementation of the Project;
Ensure all issues raised by GCF Secretariat in the Concept Note review sheet are comprehensively addressed in the funding proposal document;
Ensure findings of feasibility study, gender assessment, and all other studies, annexes and assessments provide justification of the project interventions;
Ensure the proposed interventions are filling an investment gap in the proposed regions and are complementing activities carried out by other entities;
Ensure interventions are clearly aligned with national frameworks and reflect priority actions and areas indicated in agriculture, climate and environment-related national policies, strategies, plans and programs of Tanzania;
Link financial structure and expenditures to results and demonstrate how grant resources can be used efficiently and effectively;
Present final draft of the funding proposal with all required annexes at the workshops in Dar Es Salaam/Dodoma and Kagera and Geita regions;
Ensure that all comments raised by GCF Secretariat and from LTO, Project Task Force, and FAO GCF unit are compressively addressed after submission of the full funding proposal and required annexes;
Supervise and ensure all key documents and annexes (Co-finance letters, Stakeholders engagement reports) conform to GCF requirements.


Minimum Requirements

At least 10 years working experience in climate change financing mechanisms, and natural resources or related field in Africa or/developing world;
Advanced University degree preferably PhD holder;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic Chinese, Russian) for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English for PSA.SBS.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Tags climate change continuous improvement global environment facility green climate fund investment policies knowledge sharing natural resources project formulation transparency



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Solid analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think creatively

Excellent drafting skills and capacity to synthesize of funding proposals

Excellent team leader and coordination skills

Experience or knowledge of UN systems is an added advantage.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above, which include:

Relevant academic qualifications;
Extent and relevant work experience;
Excellent drafting skills and capacity to develop project/funding proposals;
Understanding requirements for GEF, GCF, and/or other multilateral/Bilateral climate change funds.

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Past work experience in development of climate change projects in Tanzania/ Africa and developing countries.

Experience designing projects for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), and/or other multilateral/Bilateral climate change funds.

Multi-sectoral knowledge on Policy and institutional framework with respect to climate change aspects.

Experience or knowledge of UN systems is an added advantage.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

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