Call for Applications for Consultancy Services (Individual) - GCF Readiness Programme

IUCN Nepal

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The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme) supports country-driven initiatives by developing countries to strengthen their institutional capacities, governance mechanisms, and planning and programming frameworks towards a transformational long-term climate action agenda. IUCN Nepal is the delivery partner of the NDA to implement the Readiness Programme entitled, ‘Enhancing Country Capacity for Accessing and Implementing Climate Finance Interventions in Nepal’. The Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is the collaborative partner for its implementation.

This project aims to enhance the country’s capacity to access and implement demonstrable climate finance interventions in Nepal by strengthening linkages between provincial and federal mechanisms. There is limited knowledge and understanding of GCF policies, guidelines, procedures and requirements at the provincial levels and significant capacity gaps in terms of understanding how to plan for and access climate finance. The project will set-up an effective and efficient coordination mechanism among focal units to facilitate the process of designing, planning, accessing, mobilising, and implementing climate finance projects at the provincial level. Overall, the proposed project is expected to create an enabling environment for bottom-up sharing of information, knowledge, and planning as per priorities set by local and provincial stakeholders. Through better coordination among stakeholders at local, provincial, and federal levels the project will contribute to increase country’s access to climate finance. The project is developed building on the previous Readiness support projects and is in line with Nepal’s GCF Country Program. The project contributes to five GCF Readiness outcomes and eight outputs under four GCF Readiness Objectives as below.

The Project Management Unit (PMU) is housed in IUCN, led by the Project Manager and will be responsible for providing overall guidance and overseeing the progress and performance of the project. IUCN seeks to engage a few experienced national Consultants to lead and implement the activities of the Readiness Programme. They will work under the overall guidance of the Project Advisory Group (PAG) and supervision of the Project Manager and will work closely with other consultants, project staff, NDA and MoFE. For reference, the approved Readiness Proposal can be accessed from the link below.

This is a Call for Consultants (Individual) for the below listed engagements:

i.             Audio & Video Production Expert

ii.            Climate Change and Environment Expert

iii.           Environment and Social Safeguard Expert

iv.           Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Expert

v.             Knowledge Management Expert

vi.           Policy, Institutional and Governance Expert

vii.          Stakeholder Engagement Expert

Please visit the links for detailed Terms of Reference and requirements for the open consultancies.

Extended Application Deadline: 28 May 2024, 17:00 PM (Nepal Time)

Your Application must be submitted by email to

The subject heading of the email shall be [RfP Reference – Applicant’s name].

Your Application must be submitted in PDF format. You may submit multiple emails suitably annotated, e.g. Email 1 of 3, if attached files are too large to suit a single email transmission

You may not submit your application by uploading it to a file-sharing tool.


Category Consulting & Professional Services
Salary Rs. /
Position Type Contract
Experience 7+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 07 May, 2024
Apply Before 28 May, 2024
City Kathmandu