|The East African Community (EAC)|
CLIMATE CHANGE LEAD
to Principal Environment and Natural Resources Officer of the EAC
Secretariat and Country Representative of GGGI Uganda, the Climate
Change Lead will manage a joint effort of the EAC, the NDC Partnership
and GGGI to enhance the capacity of the EAC Secretariat, to coordinate
and support Partner States in the implementation of regional NDC
priorities in a manner consistent with the pillars of integration.
Ultimately the aim is to access and mobilize climate finance through
implementation of the regional NDC Roadmap and its Implementation plan.
strong relationships with key officials in the governments and other
relevant public and private institutions. Ensure all stakeholders are
and remain satisfied with GGGI’s service delivery, contributing
positively to GGGI’s, EAC and the NDC-Partnership’s reputation.
EAC secretariat on a day-to-day basis on climate change matters,
specifically related to coordination of the EAC Member Countries’ NDCs.
with NDC partnership team of experts placed in EAC member states in
coordinating and implementing the roadmap and implementation plan.
- Lean heavily on GGGI experts in the region to coordinate climate action and enhance climate finance at the country level.
as a key advisor in a multistakeholder dialogue between EAC, Member
States, NDC Partnership, GGGI and other partners by obtaining,
analyzing, and synthesizing the requirements from all stakeholders and
ensuring the final recommendations are made.
- Develop the
mechanisms and policies (in close cooperation with EAC Secretariat) that
will be used in ensuring multistakeholder dialogue is efficient. This
also means the Candidate will need to lead the necessary stock taking
necessary to further operationalize it.
- Lead implementation of the workplan as outlined in EAC NDC Roadmap and its Implementation plan
and advice on 1) the need for adjustments to the workplan 2)
opportunities for innovation and 3) new cooperation and project
opportunities resulting in adjusted agreed upon Workplans (the workplan
will be regularly adjusted by the Candidate and the team in close
cooperation with EAC Secretariat)
- Independently manage the
delivery of the technical team (consisting of staff members and
consultants from various fields ) with given timeline and ensure
successful quality delivery in line with the agreed outputs.
- Provide high quality climate change/ finance/investment technical advice to EAC and ensuring buy-in from all stakeholders.
in Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan in the NDC Partnership.
Intensified interactions are expected for those three countries ensuring
strong commitment and engagement from all countries, but specifically
- Develop the knowledge exchange, capacity building
and communication strategy for the EAC Secretariat related activities
and other activates as defined in the workplan
- Risk analysis and
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of the activities with EAC
Secretariat is part of the Candidates activities, when necessary the
Candidate will have to advice GGGI Country Management, on necessary
mitigation measurements and/or adjustments to the program.
in-depth technical knowledge of green project finance and finance
instruments to unlock green investment at the global and national level.
for monthly and quarterly reporting of progress of the EAC Regional NDC
Implementation Plan and the Road Map. The regional update reports will
be distributed among stakeholders both in-country, regionally and
- Other tasks, especially leading up to the
Communities of Practice, that take place in the timeframe of this
project might be added. Which include the development of policy/position
papers and/or briefs as necessary.
degree in relevant field or equivalent experience this could be Climate
Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Economics, Climate
Finance, Natural Resource Management for example
- Preference of 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience in coordinating climate change projects or related activities.
- At least 2 years of international experience
- Fluent in English, an additional EAC language would be an advantage.
managerial and leadership skills, notably planning, organizing,
coordinating and controlling, problem solving and decision-making
- Technical knowledge of climate change, mitigation, adaptation and/or climate financing
with the development and structuring of both project proposals and
investment projects, ideally in relation to climate change projects
- Demonstrated knowledge of NDC framework and policies, modalities and procedures, including reporting requirements and guidelines
- Demonstrated project and policy experience in various EAC member countries
- Analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills
- Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships with government counterparts
- Demonstrated capacity to facilitate in-depth, outcome oriented, stakeholder dialogues
- Knowledge of environmental and social safeguards
- Commitment to gender equality
- Previous experience with the management of donor funded activities
- Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision, and values.
- Promote the optimum use of public resources
- Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect, and partnership.
- Process and share information easily.
- Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
- Promote creativity and innovation among staff.
- Be able to lead where needed and provide solutions to project-level challenge.
BACKGROUND TO THE EAC AND WORKPLAN ACTIVITIES
East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental
organisation of six (6) Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya,
Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in
Arusha, Tanzania. Guided by the EAC Vision 2050, Africa’s Agenda 2063,
and the 2030 SDG Agenda, the EAC developed its Sixth Development
Strategy for the period 2021/22– 2025/26, whose overall goal is to
transform the East African Community into a stable, competitive and
sustainable lower-middle income region by 2030. To achieve this regional
development and socioeconomic transformation, the Strategy recognizes
that Partner States should target to attain 100 per cent access to
health services, access to education and literacy, complete adaptation
to climate change and resilience, and progressive and expeditious
attainment of industrial solution to EAC peoples’ needs. Priority areas
of intervention will be centred on the implementation of COVID 19
recovery plans, climate change management and green growth; Agricultural
transformation; Industrial integration; Strengthened governance; among
The Sixth Development Strategy, and specifically, the
increased prioritization of climate change management is concurrent with
Partner States’ publication of updated Nationally Determined
Contributions (NDCs). Five Partner States have recently updated their
first NDCs – with Rwanda being the first African country to update its
NDC. South Sudan also submitted their first interim NDC. With enhanced
NDC ambitions, Partner States and the EAC Secretariat need a significant
boost in their implementation capacities to meet their commitments.
several programmes and sources have emerged to support partners states
including by establishing Embedded Climate Change Experts especially
under the NDC Partnership, to coordinate climate action and enhance
access to climate finance at the country level, there is little
attention to regional integration organisations like the EAC
Secretariat. At the Secretariat level, support to countries will be
guided by the EAC NDC road map for implementation of NDCs adopted in
2018, to be updated to reflect the new priorities outlined in the
updated NDCs. It is therefore very critical to enhance the capacity of
EAC to support Partner States and coordinate other regional programmes
i.e. review and implement the EAC Climate Change Policy and Strategy,
development of EAC Climate Change Bill.
As part of its effort to
support Partner States to turn their climate change priorities into
action, the EAC Secretariat joined the NDC Partnership – a global
coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and
achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development,
in 2018, to explore strategic regional collaboration to support
Partners States to coordinate and implement their NDCs. The EAC
appreciates the approach of NDC Partnership planning which enhances
coordination among members of the partnership, for resource mobilization
at country level – since implementation of NDCs happen at countries.
However, it could be more strategic to translate the individual country
plans into a Regional NDC Implementation plan as a tool towards
operationalizing the EAC Regional NDC Road Map and regional climate
finance mobilization and access strategy; and facilitate peer to peer
exchange events to track NDC implementation progress.
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EAC Secretariat is also collaborating with the UNFCCC Secretariat to
develop a regional Climate Finance strategy that is intended to increase
access and mobilization of climate finance from all sources, in order
to implement EAC’s enhanced NDCs – requiring a five-fold increase in the
current flows from international public sources.
protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of
whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children.
GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the
Convention on the Rights of the Child. A due diligence will be conducted for
all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates
(certification by a recog