Terms of Reference – MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects

Zambia, Consultancy -

Mobilising More for Climate (MoMo4C)
Mobilising More for Climate is a five-year program that aims to bring together entrepreneurs,  corporates, policymakers, investors and civil society organisations to make green business
propositions. To attract these propositions, or bankable projects, WWF will organize multiple Calls for Business Proposals in selected landscapes in Cameroon and Zambia over the period of 2021-2024. Each Call for Business Proposals will have a thematic focus, defined by relevant local landscape challenges. Applicant projects should propose business solutions to tackle the impacts and causes of climate change at a landscape level, contribute to climate-resilient and (gender) inclusive development in the landscapes where they are proposed, and attract investments to implement these initiatives.
The Opportunity
The MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects will support WWF Zambia Country Office, herein referred to as “ WWF Zambia”, in engaging groups developing green business propositions, and supporting these groups to access the MoMo4C program.
The focus will be on developers with concrete projects on climate-smart agriculture, forestry, sustainable water management, food security and ecosystem restoration solutions in Zambia. These groups should be working towards building climate-resilient and inclusive interventions within the landscapes where they are proposed.
WWF facilitates public-private collaboration that will scale up such climate action projects at the landscape level. These interventions will attract investments both from investors within and outside of the landscape, while tackling the impacts of climate change. The MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects and WWF need to identify projects that they could work with within the landscapes, and ensure they are included in the MoMo4C pipeline: starting with the initial engagements and ending with the projects exiting the program after receiving development support relevant to their size and objectives.
These groups include i.e. project owners, entrepreneurs, smallholder cooperatives, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community-based organizations. The consultant will also identify existing bottlenecks in order to promote private sector investment in green business initiatives.
The MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects will report to the MoMo4C Project Manager in Zambia and will closely coordinate with the MoMo4C Project Lead based in Netherlands. The position will start on a 6-month contract with a possibility for extension.
Role and Responsibilities
The main tasks of the MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects will include the following:

Assist the WWF Zambia offices on origination of bankable projects, engagement with project owners, investors and other financial institutions
Identify groups working in the impact space that could benefit from MoMo4C,
including:

project owners
impact investors and funders
funds and facilities supporting bankable projects

Identify current bottlenecks in deploying bankable projects
Support program candidates in completing applications to MoMo4C
Ensure the completion and accuracy of the project initiation and documents forms needed to submit to MoMo4C
Coordinate evaluation and selection process of bankable projects with WWF
Serve as liaison between WWF and external technical assistance providers
Research and implement improvements to program design and support
Support capacity building on green finance subjects and bankable nature solutions in the WWF Zambia Office.
Identify and utilize potential overlaps with other (in- and external) initiatives in WWF landscapes

Deliverables
The MoMo4C Consultant Bankable Projects will be  responsible for delivering the following:

Outputs
Deliverables
Details

Identification of bankable projects working on climate adaptation and mitigation solutions
A smooth application and selection process of program participants
Review, complete and deliver bankable project proposals to the WWF Zambia team
Support WWF Zambia (national and field) offices with project-related activities
A value-adding support offering and overall positive program experience for participating projects
 Increased visibility of WWF and the MoMo4C program in Zambia
 Onboard external groups on the MoMo4C program and related activities
Link MoMo4C with other relevant initiatives, programs and funds in Africa

Timesheets:
Using WWF Zambia’s format.
NA

Workplan:
To be agreed with WWF Zambia MoMo4C’s team.
NA

Weekly update calls
to meet with the WWF Zambia MoMo4C’s team on a weekly basis for updates.
NA

Monthly progress report:
Based on work plan and timelines, monthly progress report with WWF Zambia MoMo team
To be agreeded

Who are you?
The consultant must bring a combination of project management experience and a background in finance or business/corporate sustainability.
Qualifications and Experience

Degree in the field of Project Management, Economics, Finance or Business
At least 5 years of experience in project management, business development, private sector finance and/or impact investment
Good understanding of the private and financial sectors
Full professional fluency in English and excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Experience with public donors preferred

Desired Skills and Competencies

Analytical, strategic; sees the big picture
Ability to convey complex information to a general audience
Proven organizational, diplomatic and negotiating skills that yield positive results on the sustainability agenda, especially as it relates to the finance and business world
Local or regional experience
Strong interest in nature conservation and the mission of WWF
Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals across cultures and time zones
Independent worker, pro-active in thinking about opportunities to further improve the work

Prior experience in the following is considered an advantage:

Pipeline development
Working with financial institutions
Working with rural communities
Understanding of climate risks

Requirements

Available between approx. 20 hours per week
Ability to start within 1 month of receiving
Able to be contracted to WWF Zambia

How to Apply
All interested candidates should submit their application no later than 21st April 2022 in a single PDF file that includes:

A cover letter indicating the consultant’s experience with similar assignments
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Contact details for 2 or more references who may be contacted by WWF
Applications must be submitted to wwf[email protected], and with the subject  line:

APPLICATION: MOMO4C CONSULTANT BANKABLE PROJECTS
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