Coastal Climate Risk Expert: Identifying Climate-Smart Solutions for Commonwealth SIDS and Coastal Cities

Fee: £5000

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to engage a qualified consultant with expertise in city and coastal climate risk to assist in the analysis and review of three pilot coastal climate risk rapid assessments in selected Commonwealth countries. This part-time, short-term consultancy will include providing research and analysis, providing expert guidance to three in-country coordinators, and liaising with the Commonwealth Secretariat and its delivery partner, the Stimson Center. The consultancy is open to individuals and to consortia of more than one person.

The preferred Contractor or consultancy firm should hold the profile below, which should be outlined in a concise cover letter and CV:

  • University degree required in a field relevant to this work; e.g. international development, political science, natural science, environmental management, climate change, environmental statistics, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of more than 5 years working in or with government department(s) relevant to coastal planning and/or climate change – preferably a range of countries and experiences;
  • Demonstrated analytical, research, and writing skills;
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A strong commitment to collaborative approaches.

Please apply for this contract by submitting a CV and a concise cover letter (1-2 pages) to [email protected]  by 17 December 2021.

The cover letter should include the candidate’s / team’s relevant expertise and experience along with the bid amount. Bids must include all relevant fees and taxes, which in total cannot exceed the maximum amount (£5,000).

Evaluation will be based on both competency and cost. Where submissions are similar in quality, preference will be given to Contractors that are Commonwealth citizens or entities registered in a Commonwealth country.

Closing date: 17 December 2021 17:00hrs GMT

Apply here!