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Morocco will host the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the United ... Bank is committed to strengthening its collaboration with Morocco for the hosting.
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK Compliance and Safeguards Division Expressions of interest are being requested for Consultant Positions Brief description of the Assignment: Recruitment of Individual Consultants to Provide Technical Assistance for COP 22 in Morocco Department issuing the request: Quality Assurance and Results Department (ORQR) Place of assignment: Rabat, Morocco Duration of the assignment: 6 months Tentative Date of commencement: 15 July 2016 Detailed Terms of reference for the assignment: [See attached the detailed TORs] Deadline for applications: 20 June 2016 Applications to be submitted to: Mr. Al-Hamndou Dorsouma, Chief Climate Change Officer, and Mrs. Balgis Osman-Elasha, Principal Climate Change Specialist Any questions and requests for clarifications may be sent to: E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel +225 2026 4219/+2252026 2249

Terms of Reference for: Recruitment of Individual Consultants to Provide Technical Assistance for COP 22 in Morocco 1. Introduction / Background Morocco will host the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech. The COP 22 in Marrakech is expected to take critical decisions about the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015, particularly on the provision of the means of implementation (Finance, Capacity Building and Technology Development and Transfer) which represent critical aspects for Africa. For Morocco, COP 22 is considered as an important event, as demonstrated by the King of Morocco who recently established a high level COP 22 Task Team. The African Development Bank is committed to strengthening its collaboration with Morocco for the hosting and organization of COP 22. Recently, Morocco requested the Bank to assist with the provision of technical assistance on various issues pertaining to the preparation and organization of the COP 22. As part of Bank’s support to COP 22, the Bank is seeking to provide technical assistance in the form of consultancy services to Morocco and to Bank’s Office in Morocco. Assignment location for most positions is Rabat in Morocco, with the need for occasional duty travel. 2. Objectives of the Assignment The African Development Bank is seeking to recruit competent individual consultants on climate change to support the preparation and organization COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. The technical expertise required for this expression of interest will be provided by the following individual consultants:       

Senior Climate Change Consultant; Adaptation Consultant; Mitigation Consultant; Consultant on Climate Finance; Legal Consultant on Environment and Climate Change; Consultant on Capacity Building, and Technology Development and Transfer; Consultant on Project Pipeline Development.

3. Main activities and deliverables The scope for the technical expertise for this support consists of the following activities:  Provide Technical Expertise and Advice to Morocco, working directly in the COP 22 Secretariat  Support the Technical Support Team in the Bank’s Field Office in Morocco;

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Developing Technical and Strategic Papers on key negotiating issues, including Africa-relevant issues that should be presented at COP 22; Support COP 22 preparation and organization, including supporting preparatory meeting ahead of COP 22; Assist in developing Bankable projects that Morocco and other African countries can present to potential partners and investors for financing at and beyond COP 22.

4. Administration/reporting The consultant will be under the overall responsibility of the Bank’s Morocco Field Office (MAFO) but will work closely with the Government of Morocco. The consultants will under the supervision of the Division Manager of the Compliance and Safeguards Division (ORQR.3) and work in close liaison with Bank’s Sector Departments such as the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Dep