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Consultancy // Lead Author for SADC WEF Nexus Operational Framework

The main objective of the assignment will be to write the SADC Regional WEF Nexus Operational Framework through consolidating contributions from other writers of specific sections. Individual consultants meeting the requirements specified in the Terms of Reference are invited to submit their CV’s no later than 10th May 2018.

The main objective of the framework is to provide tools, guidelines, or other mechanisms that enhance WEF nexus approaches in the SADC region to facilitate investment in the region.

Project

The SADC WEF NEXUS Dialogue Project “Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-Sector Investment in the SADC Region” is a project supported by the European Commission as part of the global "Nexus Dialogues Programme". The Nexus Dialogues Programme (Phase I) aims at helping regional organisations and their member states applying a nexus approach in the formulation of multi-sector policy recommendations, strategies, action plans and investment programmes. Phase I also aims at identifying concrete investment projects - with a focus on multi-purpose water infrastructure - which could be funded under Phase II.

The overall objective of the project is to support the transformation required to meet increasing water, energy and food security demand in a context of climate change in the SADC Region through the development of a truly integrated nexus approach. The specific objective of the project is to create an enabling environment that will drive cross-sectoral engagement and implementation of nexus investment projects that contribute to enhancing water, food and energy security in SADC region. The SADC Nexus Dialogue Project is a strategic fit in the implementation of SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Action Plan (RSAP IV) and the Roadmap and Strategy for Industrialisation.

The two expected results of the project are:

  • Establishing a SADC Regional WEF Nexus Operational Framework; and 
  • Developing a prioritised list of Nexus Investment Projects

GWPSA, as a project implementing partner for SADC, is looking for an individual consultant as a Lead Writer of the SADC Regional WEF Nexus Operational Framework as per the attached Outline.

Objective

The main objective of the assignment will be to write the SADC Regional WEF Nexus Operational Framework through consolidating contributions from other writers of specific sections. The main objective of the framework is to provide tools, guidelines, or other mechanisms that enhance WEF nexus approaches in the SADC region to facilitate investment in the region.

Scope of the work

The scope of work includes the following:

  • Draft the sections under PART TWO: SADC WEF Nexus Investment: Project Prioritization  
    • WEF Nexus Screening and Scoping
      • Draft WEF Nexus Criteria/Tools for screening investment projects
      • Draft procedures for Scoping WEF Nexus analysis for investment projects
      • Facilitate Stakeholders’ dialogue for input
      • Hold discussions with SADC Secretariat and WEF nexus Technical Partners such as Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
    • Investment Projects’ prioritization
      • Draft Prioritization criteria (preliminary) using WEF Nexus approaches
      • Facilitate Stakeholders’ dialogue for input  
      • Hold discussions with SADC Secretariat and WEF nexus Technical Partners such as Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Draft the sections under PART TWO: SADC WEF Nexus Investment: Project Appraisal 
    • WEF Nexus Analysis
      • Review the available WEF Nexus Analytical Tools (project optimization (synergies and trade-offs) using models) to support decision making involving the three sectors
      • Draft text on the importance of considering Nexus analysis as part of feasibility study and project appraisal.
      • Draft procedural and technical guidelines for conducing a WEF Nexus Analysis
      • Hold discussions with SADC Secretariat and WEF nexus Technical Partners such as Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Review contributions from other writers for the sections under PART One: SADC WEF Nexus Governance system: coordination and decision-making
    • Mechanisms for enhancing institutional coordination at regional level:
    • Mechanisms for aligning sectoral policies
  • Review contributions from other writers for the sections under PART Four: SADC WEF Nexus technical guidelines for Member States and RBOs
    • Technical Guidelines for Member States
    • Technical Guidelines for RBOs
  • Write up the overall SADC WEF Nexus Operational Framework Document as per the attached outline

Duration of the work

The work will be delivered within seven months starting from 1 June until end December 2018.

Tasks to be performed

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Prepare an inception report on the methodologies, approaches and time frame that will be applied
  • Regularly consult with the GWPSA Program Team and  SADC Team. Also consult other partners when necessary and relevant
  • Coordinate the writers of the different sections of the framework, and lead the writing-up of the document
  • Organize meetings/technical sessions for reviewing the different sections of the document
  • Participate in main events related to the SADC-EU WEF nexus project
  • Regularly communicate with GWP-SA Team

Supervision, Reporting and Deliverables

The Consultant shall report to the Technical Advisor for Programs, GWP Africa Coordination Unit/GWP Southern Africa.

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with the GWP and SADC Teams

Qualification and experience

The assignment defined in this TOR requires a high level technical/professional expertise. Individuals interested in this work are required to have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Minimum qualification with Master of Science Degree in Economics, Natural Resources/Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Environmental science or related disciplines
  • An understanding of water resources management, climate change, water-food-energy nexus and SDG issues of the SADC region
  • An understanding of development issues and major actors in the SADC region
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, project prioritization, appraisal. At least four years of working experience in the SADC region.
  • Knowledge of English language is a must.
  • Good knowledge of GWP engagement processes in the SADC region

Remuneration

Payments for this consultancy assignment will be based on negotiation between GWP and the consultant considering the objectives of GWP which encourages contributions of expertise and other resources to the development of the network in the region. Other costs such as travel and per diem will be covered separately by GWPSA. 

Applications

Individual consultants meeting all the above requirements are invited to submit their CV’s to the following address not later than 10th May 2018.

Kidanemariam Jembere
Global Water Partnership Southern Africa
333 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield Gardens
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 430 2121
Email: k.jembere@cgiar.org

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