Private Sector Investment and Engagement- Sustainable Urban Infrastructure
We are looking for a consultant who can provide sectoral and economic analyses of different infrastructure sectors and key actors from those sectors currently or potentially looking to operate in Myanmar's cities. S/he will also generate a set of awareness raising materials targeting these groups, aiming to build engagement in a long-term vision for Green City investment in the project’s four target cities. The objectives of the project are defined under the GCF Green Cities Readiness project that is being implemented by GGGI and Myanmar’s NDA, the Environment Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), based in Seoul is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.
GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities that build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.
GGGI established its country program in Myanmar in March 2017 and is hosted by the Environmental Conservation Department within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) in Naypyidaw. GGGI and Environmental Conservation Department will jointly implement the GCF funded Green Cities Readiness Project in 4 cities over two years. The objective of the project is to support the achievement of national policy priorities for adaptation and mitigation to climate change and increase national capacities to manage investments that will assist the Government’s achievement of its INDC (and future NDC) commitments.
In order for the Investment Plans and GCF project concepts that are being developed with the four project cities to be successful, they must articulate and crowd-in current and future interests of private sector entities of all types: from the micro entrepreneur, to infrastructure investment funds. All of these actors are national potential investors in the city’s economy, or to in the infrastructure that is being proposed under each project concept.
Purpose of the Assignment
To raise awareness among private sector actors currently operating or planning to operate, or invest in, Myanmar’s urban and/or sustainable infrastructure (energy, water, housing, waste etc.).
Liaise and gauge interest among private sector operators and infrastructure investment firms concerning sustainable infrastructure options in four project cities in Myanmar. Provide analyses and guidance to the GGGI Project team in this regard.
Support the project team in the provision of training and guidance to government entities for engaging with green infrastructure providers and investors;
Support the development of business case analyses and concepts that can be integrated into GCF concept notes for the four project cities.
- Awareness Raising Materials
- Develop awareness raising and outreach materials for entities working on urban infrastructure investment and operations (national, regional, international)
- Analysis of Private Sector operators working in Green City infrastructure in Myanmar;
- Provide a written analysis of major current and potential private sector operators and investors working on sustainable urban infrastructure in Myanmar’s cities (energy, waste management, transport, housing etc.) Assessed based on their compliance with GCF’s criteria and based on potential interest in co-financing GCF concept notes.
- Host a series (up to 2) online meetings with representatives of the key providers to present key findings and leverage raising awareness materials developed earlier in the assignment.
- Provide inputs into GCF concept notes (data collection and processing, analysis etc.) in particular developing the economic analyses and rationale for project ideas, in particular for specifying and mainstreaming the role of private sector actors.
- Participate (if travel restrictions allow) in a consultations that will take place alongside project development activities (tbc in November-December 2020).
- Analytical content developed and provided to GGGI to support concept note development.
All reports must be in English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI's formatting requirements, and submitted in electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information. Executive summary must be prepared in both English and Burmese.
If the consultant is required by GGGI to travel on official business to a location other than the consultant's duty station and four project cities, such travel will be at the expense of GGGI in accordance with GGGI's travel policy and guidelines.
- Advanced degree (Masters) in a relevant field, such as Economics, Engineering, Business Administration, Sustainable Development or Finance.
- Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic problem solving skills;
- Good understanding of sustainable infrastructure investment challenges and opportunities; an ability to communicate and articulate opportunities for private, public and international development actors.
- Good knowledge of sustainable infrastructure and investment practices particularly in the areas of energy, municipal waste management, sanitation, transport or infrastructure.
Demonstrated experience in Green Cities Investment Plan Development
- At least 5 years of experience working on international donor financing procedures in Myanmar or developing countries;
- Project delivery experience, including managing the delivery of results on time and on budget;
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and leading workshops, trainings and consultation meetings with stakeholders
- Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English.
- Ability to apply sufficient analytical and technical skills to acquire relevant information/knowledge from a variety of sources which are often difficult to access, in support of delivery of a good quality outputs;
- Demonstrated experience and success in the engagement of, and working with both the public and private sector
Documents to be submitted (Online application)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Cover letter
- Proposed one-page work plan, indicating applicant's understanding of the TOR; approach for the completion of the assignment
- Contract type: Deliverable-based
- Contract duration: August 2020 - August 2021
- Contract value: up to USD 13,000
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Korea time (KST) on the closing date of the announcement.
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