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Risks Management Plan and Co-benefits Mainstreaming Consultancy

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Global Green Growth Institute

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Risks Management Plan and Co-benefits Mainstreaming Consultancy

Purpose
The purpose of the assignment is to support GGGI´s Colombia Team to design, achieve and operationalize properly owned and internalized risk management (understood as an extended risk analysis and risk management plan), including gender mainstreaming social co-benefit creation, and, an environmental integrity, all through the design and roll out of a “Risks management plan and co-benefits mainstreaming” , ultimately to impact both green growth planning and project pipeline development, for them to meet social and environmental safeguards, as well as gender and social inclusion requirements, as the backbone for finance mobilization and planning under the second phase of the Norway funded program.

This purpose will be achieved through a risks, gender, environmental and social inclusion extended and in depth assessment, plus, the development of a risks, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and gender action plan, particularly aimed at achieving risk tolerant, environmentally sensitive, socially inclusive, gender mainstreaming and gender responsive projects and planning dispositions, throughout the duration and activities of the Norway´s funded second phase of the green growth program. The analysis, risk-response recommendations and overall deliverables will actively and specifically consider all risks and possible effects in the project of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) declared as a Pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization.

 

Scope of Work
The Consultant will be expected to complete the following:

A. Workplan and Methodology Development

Under the coordinating leadership of the Monitoring and Reporting Senior Officer of the Colombia Country Office and the Manager of Sustainability & Safeguards of GGGI HQ, and with technical and strategic inputs from the Colombia Country Team, the consultant will familiarize him/herself with the objectives of the Green Growth  Program (Phase 2) design, for a sound comprehension of its scope, with a particular focus on chapter 6 of the proposal (both risks matrixes and safeguards approach), and its log frame (results matrix), in order to fully grasp the context of the consultancy´s scope. This will serve as basis for the development of a detailed methodology and workplan, with the aim to complete all deliverables of the assignment. The Consultant will submit a Methodology and Workplan Document for approval by GGGI. The methodology will include a stakeholder analysis.

 

B. ESG Risks Assessment and Management Framework

In consultation with GGGI’s Country Team and the Manager of Sustainability & Safeguards at GGGI´s HQ, the consultant will lead the development of and ESG and Risks Assessment and Management Framework. The assessment will be carried out in four priority provinces (Departamentos), which involves travel at least once to each priority province to fully comprehend and asses the context with key stakeholders.

The ESG assessment will review legal, regulatory and non-regulatory context of the project. The assessment will support the identification of entry points for the generation of co-benefits and identification and management of risks, utilizing specific and key starting points from the following three inputs, by extracting strategic and applicable content out of:

 

GGGIs safeguards policy.
Norway´s (NICFI) social and environmental safeguards framework, particularly regarding REDD+;
REDD+ safeguards.
Others such as World Bank, etc.
The ESG and Risks Report will include the following sections.

Executive Summary
Context of the project
Environment and Climate Opportunities and Risks (disaggregated by national, priority provinces and sectors of the program)Regulatory and non-regulatory context analysis
Identification of opportunities to maximize co-benefits
Identification of risks
Environmental Management Plan
Social and Gender Opportunities and Risks (disaggregated by national, priority provinces[i] and sectors[ii] of the program)Regulatory and non-regulatory context analysis
Identification of opportunities to maximize co-benefits
Identification of risks
Social and Gender Management Plan
Governance Opportunities and Risks (disaggregated by national, priority provinces and sectors of the program)Regulatory and non-regulatory context analysis
Identification of opportunities to maximize co-benefits
Identification of risks
Governance Management Plan
Compiled, extended, updated, elaborated and robust:Programmatic, contextual and institutional risks (both based on initial versions contained in log frame and the program´s proposal);
Safeguards and co-benefits strategy (based on section 6.1 contained in the program´s proposal).
Summary of key findings and recommendations
Annex: Complete ESG and Risks Management Plan

The report should be presented in English and Spanish and shall not exceed 40 pages. An MS Powerpoint presentation in both languages with key findings and recommendations will be submitted with the report.

The assessment will link the second phase green growth program to existing national, sub-national and relevant sector level sustainable development plans, and other relevant and context specific policies, norms and regulations, with a focus on Environmental, Social, Governance and Risks related aspects, with reference to commonly recognized ESG and Risks standards (particularly GGGI´s, Norway´s and REDD+ safeguards, plus others such as i.e. the World Bank Performance Standard), that impact the effective implementation of the project.

The Assessment will generate an ESG and Risks Management Plan, which will identify entry points for environmental and social co-benefits and risk management specific tools throughout the project cycle and provide recommendations and guidance for program/output managers.  The assessment will cover thematic areas and sectors relevant for green growth, particularly those prioritized:  forest economy, nature-based tourism, bioeconomy and sustainable agriculture/livestock. The social assessment and management plan shall also include recommended approaches to community engagement and meaningful participation, equitable benefits sharing and access and control of benefits for men and women.

Governance will include issues of anti-corruption, transparency, human rights (focus on participation, accountability and non-discrimination).

The Management Plan will apply a results-based approach using the existing indicators for the program, for suggesting ways for monitoring, evaluation reporting and follow up on the risks/ESG issues associated to the implementation plan (see Activity 4 – Deliverable 4 below); this shall be tailor made and fully applicable in the immediate term, matching the ongoing monitoring scheme and its associated reports, both to the donor, as well as to GGGI´s HQ (monthly, end of year and annual progress reports), and shall therefore be exclusively designed to be implemented within these ongoing systems/reports in place for GGGI.

The assessment methodology will include a well distilled and critical review of existing data and resources, particularly addressing context specific (both policy and regulative wise), and state of the art practices in the field, all validated through consultations with key stakeholders such as strategic GGGI´s team (HQ + country program), government partners and Norway.  It is important to ensure that the methodology for the assessments and consultations is well inclusive, and the consultant will provide inputs and recommendations as needed specifically addressing the feedback provided by each stakeholder group.

The Management Plan will outline risks and opportunities for social and environmental co-benefits for all outputs of the project´s log frame, and includes a specific strategy with recommendations for the engagement of the stakeholders required for success of social, environment and gender mainstreaming, both at the planning level, as well as for the development of projects with under the Project Preparation Facility (PPF), and specifically targeting women that can be eligible for impact investment scheme, e.g. W+ certification (for at least one project). This means developing and handing over specific and applicable recommendations for inclusive policy and project pipeline development (see Activity 5 – Deliverable 5 below).

Another key aspect that shall be actively and specifically addressed, is how is the program going to assure proper and significant inclusion and diversity -above the standard- throughout all its capacity building activities (workshops, trainings, technical advisory, etc..), in order to effectively and efficiently engage women, indigenous, rural dwellers, etc…

ESG Risks Assessment and Management Plan, will be verified with key stakeholders, presented and published, and must uphold and be delivered per international standards for publications both in English and Spanish, keeping it at a high-level summarized fashion for an easy and enjoyable read. The consultant may be asked to also present to the Norway Program Management Committee, the Norwegian Embassy and-or other government counterparts.

 

The analysis, risk-response recommendations and overall deliverables will actively and specifically consider all risks and possible effects in the project from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) declared as a Pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization.

 

C. Capacity Building, Document Lessons of the consultancy process, and, inclusive outcomes:

The consultant will develop and deliver a series of training sessions on risks, environment, gender and social inclusion as per the main ESG Management Framework.  At least one for the GGGI-Colombia staff, and selected others for the most relevant project streams of work, such as the PPF, financial instruments, greenpreneurs, sector-based plans and MRV activities, as well as one for key government stakeholders (may be conducted virtually if needed). As appropriate, the sessions will incorporate participatory methodologies that effectively supports the uptake of the Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion Action Plan. Additionally, the consultant will prepare and deliver for GGGI staff, specific text that must be incorporated into consultancy work, as well as into workshop preparation, to ensure the proper mainstreaming of the ESG/co-benefits maximization.

 

Expected Activities/outputs

Activity 1: Preparation of Workplan with Methodology through review of project document and available research in consultation with the GGGI project team to ensure effective planning with timeframe for output delivery.

Output 1: Individual Workplan with methodology with stakeholder assessment

Activity 2: Conduct an ESG Assessment

Output 2: ESG Assessment Report written and presented

Activity 3: Develop a Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion Action Plan verified by project team and key stakeholders.

Output 3: ESG Management Plan written and presented

Activity 4: In collaboration with GGGI Project management team, design and provide a fully applicable methodology for monitoring ESG and risks throughout the entire project, for its immediate application, tailor made and fully matching the current monitoring scheme, both to the donor and HQ (monthly, end or year and yearly progress reports).

Output 4: Tailor made, and immediately applicable methodology for monitoring ESG and risks throughout the entire project

Activity 5: In collaboration with project management, develop and hand over recommendations for inclusive policy and project pipeline development.

Output 5: Recommendations for inclusive policy and project pipeline development delivered

Activity 6: Design and deliver training sessions on Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion in the Norway funded project to GGGI project team and key stakeholders.

Output 6: Training on Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion training material developed, and training sessions delivered

 

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The individual consultant will report to the Senior Officer for R&M&E and liaise closely the Manager of Sustainability & Safeguards at GGGI´s HQ, and discuss/receive feedback by other relevant GGGI team members and staff as needed in undertaking this assignment. The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs per identified timeline below:

OUTPUT / DELIVERABLE
PERCENTAGE

OF MAXIMUM AMOUNT
DUE DATE
Output 1: Individual Workplan with methodology with stakeholder assessment
30%
20/05/2020
Output 2: Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion Assessment Report written and presented
30%
15/07/2020
Output 3: Risks, Environment, Gender and Social Inclusion Action Plan written and presented
15/08/2020
Output 4: Methodology for monitoring ESG and risks documented
40%
30/08/2020
Output 5: Recommendations for inclusive policies and project pipeline development delivered
15/09/2020
Output 6: Trainings on Gender and Social Inclusion delivered
25/09/2020
The maximum budget allocation for this consultancy will be USD 30,000, including all associated travel expenses (at least one to each priority province) and will be therefore be covered by the consultant (not GGGI).

 

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise:

The consultant must demonstrate the following minimum requirements:

Master’s degree in social sciences, development studies, environmental studies or relevant fields.
Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in development areas of expertise, including risks analysis, environmental and social safeguards, governance management, project management or similar
Relevant experience (5 years minimum) on integrated and comprehensive understanding of risks assessment and management for different types of projects/organizations, integration of social co-benefits, risks planning, managing and reporting.
Knowledge of national and international best practices in risk management, social/environmental safeguards, community development, inclusive green growth, economic empowerment, and other relevant areas.
Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with key government and civil-society consultative bodies, and local community, including marginalized groups is a plus.
Knowledge on best practice on poverty reduction, gender equality and social inclusion approaches in development finance and public policy.
Maturity in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with strong attention to details.
Excellent English and Spanish communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent understanding of Colombia´s society nationally and sub nationally, its culture, and particularly its context related to the deforestation phenomena, its forests and key related issues.

[i] Antioquia, Nariño, Meta, Guaviare and Putumayo.
[ii] Forest economy, nature-based tourism, bioeconomy and sustainable agriculture/livestock.