ZM:Stengthening Climate Resilience - P127254
Ministry of Finance | Published April 27, 2015 - Deadline May 15, 2015
Terms Of Reference Forbudget Tracking Tool Expertfor The Pilot
Program For Climate Resilience (phase Ii)
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR
BUDGET TRACKING TOOL EXPERT
THE PILOT PROGRAM FOR CLIMATERESILIENCE (PHASE II)
Project ID : P127254
Bid reference number: MOF/PPCR/C/006/2014 (READVERTISED)
Climate change has become a major threat to Zambia's sustainable development. Extreme weather events such asfloods, droughts and heavy rainfall are already happening and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency. Over the pastthree decades, these events have cost Zambia some 0.4% of annual economic growth. Without action, the impacts could rise to 0.9% ofGross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next decade, keeping an additional 300,000 Zambians below the poverty line, and undermine thestrong growth that Zambia has experienced over the last 5 years (an average of 6.4% a year). Hence, a key challenge for Zambia willbe to safeguard its hard-earned development gains, and promote climate resilience for vulnerable sectors and populations.
The Pilot Program forClimate Resilience (PPCR) is one of the global climate funds established under themulti-donor Climate Investment Fund (CIF) which aims to help countries transform into a climate resilient development path,consistent with poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. Zambia is one of the three countries in Africa selected toimplement the PPCR (the others are Mozambique and Niger). The PPCR seeks to complement available adaptation financing by providingfunds for programmatic approaches to integrate climate resilience into core development policies, plans and projects, thus catalyzing a transformational shift from "business as usual" (sector-by-sector andproject-by-project) towards a more programmatic way of building the country's climate resilience.
In Zambia, the PPCR is an integral part of the National Climate Resilience and Low Emissions DevelopmentProgramme, which is being established under an interim Secretariat under the Ministry of Finance, with representation fromkeysectoral Ministries. As such, the PPCR is a series of projects under a unifiednational program.
There are threeapproved PPCR projects of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience:
i. The AfDB-administered PPCR project (US$38 million) will pilot climate resilience activities in the Kafuesub-basin
ii. The IBRD-administered PPCR project (US$36 million) is strengtheningthe national framework for climate changein Zambia and will be piloting complementary climate resilience activities in the Barotse sub-basin, and
iii. The IFC PPCR project (US$15 million) will provide private sectorsupport to the two sub-basins, particularly in the areas of index-weather insurance, climate information, micro-credit, andprivate-sector led climate resilient financing.
iv. In addition, a fourth project funded by the Nordic DevelopmentFund (Euro 4 million), is providing technical assistance to strengthen climate-resilienttransport norms.
The Government of Zambia established an Interim National Climate Change Secretariat under Ministry of Financeresponsible for coordinating all climate change anddisaster risk management initiatives in Zambia, leaving implementation to lineministries.
2 OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The mainpurpose of this assignment is to carry out a detailed analysis of the national budget with a view to analyze how Governmentallocations to climate resilience development is used.
More specifically, the Consultancy should:
i. Review and update the current tracking tool for consistency in what constitute a climate resilience allocations, assess the adequacy ofthe tracking tool and recommend improvements;
ii. Analyze and track sector programme budgets(Environment and Natural Resources, Health, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, Tourism and Agriculture (Livestock, fisheries and crops) and disbursement related to climate change in the 2013 and 2014 national budgets;
iii. Prepare a standardized appropriate survey toolfor monitoring and tracking final resource use against proposed development goal ; and
3 KEY OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Thefollowing are the expected outputs of the consultancy:
i. A detailed work plan and tasklistoutlining the schedule of work, approach andmethodology;
ii. An updated Budget Tracking Tool;
iii. A full and comprehensive report covering 2013, 2014 and 2105budgets expected to be handed over at the end of the assignment; and
iv. A copy of the report in soft and hardcopies.
4 INSTITUTION AND ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
The Consultant will report to the National Coordinator for theInterim Secretariat for Climate Change. During the study,the Consultant will also workclosely with the M&E Specialist andthe Financial Management Specialist.
i. The Secretariat team will provide strategic support and ongoing orientation to the Consultant, including facilitatingmeetings, field visits and facilitating access to available data sources.
5 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
TheConsultant should have the following competencies:
i. Master's level or higher degree inAccounting or Finance, Public Administration and other related degree;
ii. At least 10 years of working experience in publicsectorfinancial management and have a good understanding of Government accounting systems;
iii. A sound understanding of national budgeting arrangements andpublic financial management;
iv. Substantive experience and analytical skills on sustainabledevelopment and climate change related issues;
v. Have a background understanding of the various climatechange challenges facing Zambia will be an added advantage;
vi. Demonstrated experience in undertaking similar case studies;and
vii. Excellent English report-writing ability, with capacity to summarize conciseresults.
6 OBLIGATIONS OF THE CLIENT
The client shall provide allavailable project information; reports anddocuments needed by the consultant when undertaking the assignment.
7 OBLIGATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT
The Consultant will be responsible for arranging office space,travel costs, food accommodation, and secretarial support
8 ESTIMATED TIMING
Theexpected duration of the consultancy is 12 weeks (from June - August 2015)
9 TYPE OF CONTRACT
The contract will be a lump sum
10 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Thedeadline for submissionof Expressions of Interest is 17 hours local time on 15th May, 2015. Expressions of Interest must besubmitted to the undersigned by hand and deposited in a tender box located at the main entrance of the Ministry of FinanceHeadquarters, Chimanga Road, clearly marked "Call for Expression of interest for the Budget Tracking Expert" or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org;
For anyqueries and clarifications please contact Mr Chowani Malundu (Procurement Manager) on 0211 236480 or email:email@example.com