|Overview : |
The Government of Malawi developed its first ever National Climate Change Management Policy (NCCMP), 2016 which provides a guidance framework for coordination, implementation and financing of climate change activities in the country and also provides for establishment of a climate change fund. The overall objective of the Fund is to harmonize and rationalize climate change funding windows both from domestic and external sources for implementation of priorities outlined in the National Climate Change Investment Plan, the NCCMP and related adaptation and mitigation priorities. UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy firms to undertake the assignment in liaison with the Aid Management Platform hosted by Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. The proposed consultancy recognizes the existence of the financial tracking system in government through the Aid Management Platform (AMP) and the Development Finance Assessment (DFA) and therefore aims to narrow down the mapping of funding flows linked to climate change interventions. The system to be developed will be a component of these broader platforms. The overall objective of the assignment is to develop a Management Information System for tracking the flow of climate financing in Malawi. The assignment is expected to be completed in a total of 45-person days spread over four consecutive calendar months. This will be followed by a six-month period of technical and managerial backstopping.
The consultancy will be in two phases: phase 1 will among other activities review the existing available funding mechanisms, finance tracking mechanisms; existing expenditure tracking mechanisms and reporting systems within the private, public, academia, and civil society entities that implement climate change initiatives in Malawi; develop a gap analysis with regards to tracking funding inflows and expenditure and propose an appropriate operational system suitable to deployment by government stakeholders and propose the profiles of the database including but not limited to public, private and civil society investments, thematic areas and geographic coverage or any other categories that may be proposed and agreed upon by stakeholders. In Phase 2 the firm will provide periodic management oversight for a period of six months once the system is operational (two visits in Malawi of 5 days each)