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CDKN is a multi-year, multi-million pound programme, with its global hub offices in London, United Kingdom (PwC, LEAD International and Overseas Development Institute), and regional offices in Quito, Ecuador (Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano); Islamabad, Pakistan (LEAD Pakistan); and Cape Town, South Africa (SouthSouthNorth).

This page lists the current vacancies among the member organisations of this CDKN alliance. Where individual jobs are advertised, applications must be made to the member organisation directly. Each has its own specific human resources process and requirements, so do follow the links and take note of these.

If you are an independent specialist, contractor or agency looking to work with CDKN, please consider nominating yourself for inclusion in the Roster of Experts.

 

Current vacancies and opportunities:

Request for Quote: RAGL-0004c FCFA Applied Research Fund: Economics, political economy and behavioural science of accounting for long-term climate in decision making

CDKN is seeking a supplier to provide quantitative evidence on adaptation strategies that will help to inform decisions made by development practitioners in Africa. The supplier will demonstrate where and how long-lived policies, investments and plans will look different if future climate change is appropriately considered and provide evidence for any additional costs or risks involved. The first part of this study aims to identify where such decisions are being made today in sub-Saharan Africa, their scale and implications, and where we should be doing more today to adapt such plans, investments and policies from the start to cope with future (10 years+) climate, with particular focus on the major decisions (in terms of costs and people affected). The second part of the project will look at the reality of accounting for future climate in decisions today. Even where there is a strong economic rationale, barriers can often get in the way of taking appropriate action (e.g. costs, capacity, behavioural factors or political economy).

Request for Quote: RAGL-0004c FCFA Applied Research Fund: Economics, political economy and behavioural science of accounting for long-term climate in decision making

 

Invitation to Tender: RSLA-0024 Water management adaptation options for rural climate compatible development in a peace scenario for Colombia

CDKN is seeking a supplier to undertake research to develop a portfolio of practical adaptation measures to increase water security in rural communities in a peace scenario in Colombia. More than 30% of Colombia’s population live in rural areas under the longest on-going internal conflict in the world. The Government’s strong focus on rural and post-conflict development and the ongoing peace process is seeking to assure land tenure to displaced communities, which in turn requires safe and secure access to water resources to support rural livelihoods. Equitable access to water will be key for peaceful social and economic development, however water scarcity is common and the water sector is facing increasing climatic, political and socio-economic pressures.

Invitation to Tender: RSLA-0024 Water management adaptation options for rural climate compatible development in a peace scenario for Colombia

 

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0036 Climate-proofing water investment in the Caribbean – Water Security Investment Plan and identification of pilot projects

CDKN is seeking a technical supplier to develop a Water Security Investment Plan for the Caribbean region and identify and screen potential pilot projects to take forward for climate-proofing. This project will focus on the identification of coordinated, targeted and costed interventions in the water sector that provide opportunities for climate compatible development (CCD) investment, and the development of a regional investment programme and financing plan for climate resilient development. It will also identify and screen up a small number of potential pilot projects to be taken-forward for climate-proofing. This project aims to demonstrate the business case for investing in CCD through practical examples of how to incorporate CCD into the feasibility studies of key investment projects.

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0036 Climate-proofing water investment in the Caribbean – Water Security Investment Plan and identification of pilot projects

 

Invitation to Tender: KNLA-0002 Supporting Civil Society to Strengthen National Climate Change Agendas in Latin America

CDKN is seeking to engage a technical supplier to coordinate up to five national dialogue processes in country members of the Latin American Platform on Climate. They will work withcross-sectoral actors, including national delegations on climate change, to discuss climate policy and build a national climate agenda in a participatory way to influence the new global agreement on climate change at COP21.

Find an overview here:

Invitation to tender: KNLA-0002 Supporting Civil Society to Strengthen National Climate Change Agendas in Latin America


Invitation to Tender: KNLA-0003 Knowledge Management and Networks Officer in Latin America and the Caribbean

CDKN is seeking an individual to join the CDKN’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) team as a Knowledge Management and Networks Officer. The selected individual will be based in Quito, Ecuador, and will develop and implement a LAC Knowledge and Networks Strategy which promotes the exchange of information amongst countries and regions. They will also manage CDKN’s Knowledge and Networks projects including partnerships with regional knowledge and network programmes, manage knowledge products from the CDKN’s technical assistance and research projects in LAC, and coordinate with the LAC communications team regarding the regions online and social media presence.

Find an overview here:

Invitation to Tender: KNLA-0003 Knowledge Management and Networks Officer in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Invitation to Tender: AALA-0010 Institutional Strengthening, Climate-integrated EIAs tools and Climate Vulnerability in El Salvador

CDKN is seeking a technical supplier to assist in strengthening the institutional governance of the National Sustainability Cabinet, researching the climate and disaster related vulnerability of infrastructure, and integrating climate considerations into Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) tools in El Salvador. Following the finalisation of the National Climate Change Plan and the creation of the Sustainability Cabinet, the Government wishes to consolidate the institutional strengthening and knowledge process that has been initiated and build upon the opportunities presented to further integrate climate change considerations into the national architecture. In addition the Government of El Salvador has identified the need for specific vulnerability and risk information to support the country’s move towards a more comprehensive disaster risk management process and also the need to incorporate climate change into the environmental assessment of investment projects.

Find an overview here:

Invitation to Tender: AALA-0010 Institutional Strengthening, Climate-integrated EIAs tools and Climate Vulnerability in El Salvador

 

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0035 Supporting Climate Change Action in Quito

In 2013, the Metropolitan District of Quito (DMQ) developed the Quito Climate Action Plan which provides an evidence-based framework for climate change adaption in Quito. To support the implementation of the Plan, DMQ now seeks to consolidate its existing climate activities and structures and establish effective governance mechanisms and institutional structures to lead future climate action. It also seeks to identify, develop and implement a pilot adaption action from the Plan.

Find an overview here:

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0035 Supporting Climate Change Action in Quito

 

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0034 A Climate Compatible Development and Green Growth Plan for the Eastern Antioquia Region (Colombia)

CDKN is seeking to engage a national supplier or consortium that brings international expertise to develop a Climate Compatible Development and Green Growth (CCD & GG) Plan for the Eastern Antioquia Region in Colombia. The Plan is expected to define a strategy and implementation pathway for the future development of the region, integrating climate change into the strategic planning process and promoting a green growth and climate compatible pathway. Critical to this project is working in collaboration with regional stakeholders and drawing on global best practice to understand what in itself is required from a CCD & GG plan, in the specific context of the Eastern Antioquia region.

Find an overview here:

Invitation to Tender: TALA-0034 A Climate Compatible Development and Green Growth Plan for the Eastern Antioquia Region (Colombia)

 

Invitation to Tender: RSAF-0011b Private sector engagement, sustainability and small grants for community based adaptation actions

CDKN is seeking a supplier to complete two research components. The objective of the first research component is to engage in a structured dialogue in cooperation with the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) on the development of engagement strategies to promote the participation of local actors, including SMMEs and local financial intermediaries, in climate financing. The second research component aims to explore and outline resource mobilisation approaches that would contribute to making national climate change funds sustainable in the long term. It would be useful for countries that have already set up their national funds but remain unsure how to sustain these funds.

Find an overview including key deadlines and relevant documents here:

Invitation to Tender: RSAF-0011b Private sector engagement, sustainability and small grants for community based adaptation actions

 

Invitation to Tender: RAGL-0004b FCFA Applied Research Fund Scientific Capacity Development (SCD) study: Analysis of barriers, opportunities and good practice in Africa

CDKN is looking for a supplier to conduct a desktop review and qualitative assessment of several scientific capacity development programmes in Africa, general approaches to scientific capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation of impact. The work will inform the new Future Climate for Africa programme (FCFA), a £20million 5-year programme jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The purpose of this study is to provide answers on what scientific capacity development approaches and activities work best in the specific African contexts that FCFA will be operating in, and to contribute to the academic literature on scientific capacity development in Africa, particularly in the field of climate science, climate impact assessment, and climate change adaptation research.

Find an overview including key deadlines and relevant documents here:

Invitation to Tender: RAGL-0004b FCFA Applied Research Fund Scientific Capacity Development (SCD) study: Analysis of barriers, opportunities and good practice in Africa

 

Invitation to Tender: RAGL-0004d FCFA Applied Research Fund: The Political Economy of long-lived decisions in Africa

CDKN is looking for a supplier to undertake a political economy assessment of select long-lived economic and development decisions (such as transport, energy and major urban infrastructure, coast defences and large dams) that will be most effected by 5-40 year climate variability and change in Africa. The work will inform the new Future Climate for Africa programme (FCFA), a £20million 5-year research programme jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). FCFA aims to support world-leading research to enhance scientific understanding and prediction of extreme weather and climate in sub-Saharan Africa, and work with African stakeholders, to bring this science into use in informing adaptation to climate change.

Find an overview including key deadlines and relevant documents here:

Invitation to Tender: RAGL-0004d FCFA Applied Research Fund: The Political Economy of long-lived decisions in Africa

 

Invitation to Tender: AAGL-0030b CDKN Sub-national Learning Programme, Phase II: ‘Moving from Sub-national Climate Compatible Development (CCD) Planning to Implementation

CDKN invites interested organisations to respond to an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to deliver Phase II of CDKN’s Sub-national Learning Programme. CDKN’s sub-national learning programme (2013-14) successfully captured and disseminated key lessons from CDKN’s experience on the successful factors and preconditions, drivers and barriers to sub-national climate compatible development. Phase I identified a number of common challenges and opportunities for CCD at the sub-national level, as well as effective strategies demonstrated by CDKN projects for responding to them. Phase II will dig deeper into the challenges and opportunities identified, in particular how to move from planning to implementation of CCD at the sub-national level. To move to a more focused approach to learning the programme will focus primarily on Asia, and will bring on highly relevant non-CDKN projects to ensure there is an effective peer review and learning process. In addition, more focus will be on who the intended user is for the learning, and how to target them.

Find an overview including key deadlines and relevant documents here:

Invitation to Tender: AAGL-0030b CDKN Sub-national Learning Programme, Phase II: ‘Moving from Sub-national Climate Compatible Development (CCD) Planning to Implementation

 

Invitation to Tender: RSLA-0023: Vulnerability of the health sector in Quito: making technical data accessible to policy makers

CDKN is looking for a technical Ecuadorian or international supplier, or a consortium, to support the Municipality of Quito in exploring the vulnerability of the health sector in Quito in respect to vector borne diseases and in making these technical data accessible to policymakers. CDKN has been supporting the Metropolitan District of Quito (DMQ) since 2009 in the elaboration of a climate change adaptation plan that is evidence-based and locally adapted. As a foundation for the adaptation plan, the city identified the need for a robust vulnerability assessment that integrates key priority sectors such as health, water, ecosystems, agriculture and risks. For the health sector however it proved to be difficult to secure appropriately disaggregated data. The proposed methodology for the health sector which included the analysis of vector-borne diseases could not be applied primarily due to several knowledge and information gaps, and it is within this context that this project is conceived. It is crucial to provide a comprehensive adaptation plan regarding the vulnerability to climate change of the health sector in the DMQ.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender: RSLA-0023: Vulnerability of the health sector in Quito: making technical data accessible to policy makers

 

Invitation to Tender: TAAS-0049 Developing a National Implementing Entity for Bangladesh

CDKN is looking for a technical supplier/consortium of suppliers to assist in carrying out an institutional assessment of organisations in Bangladesh (public as well as private) to understand their suitability and competence to become the National Implementation Entity (NIE) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (Phase 1). If the Government of Bangladesh has continued interest, this exercise may later include (through a second phase of work) facilitating the most suitable organization in preparing the NIE and or NIEs application package for submission to the GCF Board. This call however focuses on phase 1 specifically.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender: TAAS-0049 Developing a National Implementing Entity for Bangladesh

 

Invitation to Tender: RSAS-0019 Pakistan low carbon scenario analysis

CDKN is looking for a supplier to undertake an assessment of low carbon development options and cost-benefits in six mitigation sectors set out in Article 4.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry, and waste management. This analysis should seek to provide an evidence base for prioritizing low-carbon development strategies and investments in Pakistan and to inform future climate change mitigation policies and planning in the country. The research involves preparing top-down projections of GHG emissions in the six sectors mentioned, in five year periods up to 2030 (or longer), in accordance with the guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Against this baseline, the researchers will undertake a GHG mitigation options analysis to explore opportunities for GHG emissions abatement across the six sectors and the potential to deviate growth from the business-as-usual (BAU) reference scenario to alternate low carbon pathway.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender: RSAS-0019 Pakistan low carbon scenario analysis

 

Invitation to Tender: RSAS-0017 Framework for increasing the resilience and effectiveness of small and medium scale irrigation systems in Nepal

CDKN is looking for a supplier to provide demand-led research in support of the Department of Irrigation (DoI), Ministry of Irrigation (MoI), Government of Nepal. This research will provide the MoI with a framework for building climate resilience in small and medium-scale irrigation systems, including improving irrigation effectiveness, efficiency and equitability in the face of climate change and climate extremes. The supplier(s) will conduct research to analyse the cross-sector irrigation system in Nepal, assess how climate change and extreme weather events impact the irrigation system in the short, medium and long term, and develop a set of policies, regulations and technical standards for irrigation system governance and investments in Nepal. The project will have a strong component of capacity building of local researchers and practitioners.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender: RSAS-0017 Framework for increasing the resilience and effectiveness of small and medium scale irrigation systems in Nepal

 

Invitation to Tender: TAAS-0050 Supporting the INDC process in Bangladesh

CDKN is looking for a technical international supplier to partner with a local team in supporting the Government of Bangladesh in preparing its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). While developing countries are not the greatest contributors to climate change, they still undertake mitigation efforts at the national level. Developing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) under the UNFCCC is a process that will identify these efforts, and analyse where there is potential to increase ambition domestically so all countries can work collectively towards reducing emissions. Countries are being urged to share their INDCs in time for the global deal at CoP 21 in Paris.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender: TAAS-0050 Supporting the INDC process in Bangladesh

 

Request for Expressions of Interest – AAAF-0017 – Climate risk financing for Africa: Identifying best practice and criteria for climate change adaptation.

CDKN invites interested organisations to respond to this Request for Expression of Interest to conduct a feasibility study for a climate risk financing project for Africa. This project will support the development of the African Risk Capacity’s Extreme Climate Facility by analysing African countries’ adaptation planning, and developing evaluation criteria and standards, based on best practice in climate change adaptation, for participation in the facility. The study will cover a minimum of seven African countries.

Please see the following page for further details, and to download the Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest – AAAF-0017 – Climate risk financing for Africa: Identifying best practice and criteria for climate change adaptation

 

Invitation to Tender – Renewable energy solutions for Punjab’s industrial sector, Pakistan

CDKN is looking for a supplier/consortium of suppliers to provide technical assistance to the Government of Pakistan towards developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) proposal on identifying and implementing renewable energy strategies for the industrial sector of Sialkot city of the Punjab province. This work is expected to build understanding around the viability of renewable energy based industrial solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Sialkot, particularly with regard to how this might support industrial development and energy sustainability, and deliver mitigation and adaptation co-benefits in the process (development benefits such as jobs creation, energy efficiency, environmental protection, etc.).

Please view the following page for all relevant information, application forms, and guidance documents associated with the invitation.

Renewable energy solutions for Punjab’s industrial sector, Pakistan application page

 

Research call – Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund (CIRF)

CDKN is pleased to launch the Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund (CIRF) which aims to fill priority research gaps and address key questions relating to climate compatible development, across four thematic areas.  The approximate total budget for the call is up to £3.35 million. We expect to fund around 8 to 16 projects of 12-20 months’ duration, depending on quality of applications and amount of funding requested. Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest documentation: 26 September 2014, 12:00pm (United Kingdom, GMT+1).

From the following page you will be able to access all the relevant information, application forms, and guidance documents associated with the CIRF, as well as short articles introducing the thematic scope of the call:

Climate compatible development Impact Research Fund application page

 

Invitation to Tender – Scaling-up Climate Smart Agriculture in Nepal

CDKN is looking for a supplier to provide technical support to Government of Nepal for the delivery of an implementation framework for scaling-up climate-smart agriculture practices in the country. This will entail a set of fully developed and costed up-scaling pathways for specific climate-smart agricultural practices (in particular ecological zones/ geographical areas) which have been agreed with the stakeholders involved.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender – Scaling-up Climate Smart Agriculture in Nepal

 

Invitation to Tender – Acting on Adaptation in the Hydro-electricity sector in Nepal

CDKN is looking for a supplier to provide technical support to Government of Nepal to reduce the adaptation deficit within the hydro-electricity sector in Nepal. The project focuses on providing the Ministry of Energy with stronger and more targeted evidence on the current and future impacts of climate change on the hydro-electricity sector. This will address the critical concerns of the Ministry and the sector, in particular, for small- and medium-size plants and large reservoir plants.

Find an overview including key deadlines here:

Invitation to Tender – Acting on Adaptation in the Hydro-electricity sector in Nepal