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WRI intends to award a P4G Liaison contract to support the Global P4G program and the Ethiopia’s P4G National Platform joint plans, including outreach to key stakeholders in government and the private sector, support for existing P4G partnerships in country, and the development of potential innovative private-public partnerships aligned with P4G’s funding criteria and the National Platform’s priorities for sustainable development. This work will traverse engagement and project management activities. The ideal candidate is someone versed in both the private and public sectors. The candidate must have working papers to work in Ethiopia. The consultant will work in close collaboration with WRI office in Ethiopia.
The consultancy is for part-time (50%) work with one year term, with a possibility of extension or conversion to full-time employment.
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is a multistakeholder initiative hosted by WRI with the aim to contribute to in-country climate transitions in ODA-eligible countries. It does so by providing grants, technical assistance and government support to green growth partnerships to become investment ready, contributing to partner countries’ capacity to improve the enabling systems, and sharing these learnings with P4G countries and beyond. The partnerships are between private businesses and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) to advance local early stage businesses that contribute to in-country climate and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) priorities in specific sub-sectors including: reducing food and waste, climate-smart agriculture, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, and electric mobility.
P4G partner countries include: Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Vietnam. Each partner country establishes a National Platform to engage relevant country stakeholders and progress partnerships. P4G is managed by a Global Hub hosted by WRI.
Ethiopia has been a founding member of P4G since the launch of the P4G in 2018, P4G Ethiopia. The Ethiopian P4G National Platform is hosted by the Ethiopia Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and is co-chaired by the EPA and the Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA). The National Platform has facilitated five rounds of annual P4G call for partnerships which resulted engagement of various P4G partnerships in the country that support Ethiopia’s transition towards an inclusive and greener economy.
Scope of Work
The consultant will support the Ethiopian National Platform (NP) in conjunction with the Global Hub to facilitate the NP’s engagement in P4G and the origination, oversight and acceleration of P4G partnerships in the country. The consultant will work in close collaboration with WRI office in Ethiopia.
The Country P4G Engagement: Support the P4G Hub and country’s National Platform programmatic engagement.
Serve as primary contact between the NP, P4G partnerships and Global Hub.
Work with the NP’s Secretariat and focal of the NP co-chairs, in P4G National workshops and activities to increase engagement and knowledge of P4G in the country’s public and private sectors and green growth actors.
Work with the NP to develop annual P4G country work plan aligned with the global work plan.
Liaise with other P4G member countries through their embassies and NPs, P4G partner organizations, and WRI office to build the P4G network in the partner country.
Support the NP to further the development of investment agenda in country and SDG financing.
Coordinate country participation in P4G events such as: P4G Summit, Advisory Council meetings, and partnerships workshops.
Prepare relevant documents for NP to engage in Phase 2 and manage through transitions (eg, MOUs, recommitment letters, briefing materials for new country board members and/or focal points)
Represent P4G in regional events relevant to P4G.
Facilitate successful P4G mission trips to the country.
Partnerships: Develop new partnership pipeline aligned with national priorities and work with the NP and P4G stakeholders in the country to oversee and accelerate existing P4G partnerships.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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