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Recruitment of International Consultant for the Development of Accredited Entity Work Programme (EWP)
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - GHANA
Deadline :10-Mar-21
Posted on :02-Mar-21
Reference Number :75917
Link to Atlas Project :
00106356 - GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support in Ghana
Documents :
Annex III-Financial Proposal Submission Form
Annex II-Technical Proposal Submission Form
Bid Submission Instructions/Notice
Annex I-Terms of Reference
Overview :


The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), designed to disburse new and additional resources for addressing climate change. Access to Fund resources is through national, regional and international implementing entities accredited by the Board. The Fund liaises with individual countries through a nominated national institution known as the National Designated Authority (NDA). In Ghana, the Government nominated the Economic Strategy and Research Division (ESRD) at the Ministry of Finance to be its NDA.

In line with the GCF’s business model, access to their resources is through entities accredited by the GCF Board to deliver approved funded activities referred to as Accredited Entities (AE) or Direct Access Entities (DAEs). Specifically, the AE is responsible for the overall management, implementation and oversight of climate change projects and programmes in line with the GCF fiduciary principles and standards, environmental and social safeguards standards and Gender Policy (all of which are standards for GCF accreditation), and other relevant GCF policies and requirements, in accordance with the relevant legal agreements (accreditation master agreements and funded activity agreements).

In 2019, Ecobank Ghana Limited (EGH) became Ghana’s first direct access entity to the GCF. As per the GCF Programming Manual ( ), AEs (including DAEs) are expected to develop entity work programmes. In the case of DAEs, the EWP can be developed by the AE and included in the country programme or as a standalone document. EWPs are intended to foster a proactive, strategic and country-owned approach to pipeline development and programming with GCF. They play an important role as a strategic tool in providing insights on project ideas and programmes being developed byDAEs, regional DAEs and IAEs which will eventually contribute towards high-quality, climate-focused funding proposals at entry. . .


Rationale for this Assignment

The purpose of the consultancy assignment is to develop an accredited entity work programme for Ghana’s first accredited entity to the GCF, Ecobank Ghana Limited. The EWP is expected to capture an overview of the envisaged partnership of EGH with GCF, areas of work and priority sectors in line with Ghana’s Country Programme and country programming processes as well as GCF sectoral guidance on the eight GCF results areas, and its experience in implementing projects and programmes across the eight GCF results areas. In addition, the EWP is expected to align with national priorities, particularly the NDCs as well as the GCF’s Country Programming Guidelines and programming directions for the first replenishment period of the GCF (identified in Strategic Plan for the GCF: 2020-2023 : and other related board decision providing guidance on the development of EWPs....


  • Advanced Degree (Masters or a PhD) in Natural Sciences, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Natural Resource Management or any other relevant field;


  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant work experience in climate change adaptation or mitigation, climate change financing in developing countries.
  • Prior work experience in climate change mitigation or adaptation in relation to work on NDCs or GCF country programmes or similar in developing countries
  • Experience of GCF’s evolving project portfolio and similar multi-year work programmes (or EWPs) for accredited entities is preferable.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral (English).
  • Knowledge and experience in data gathering for the preparation of GEF funded projects



  • See the Documents section above for the detailed Annex I-Terms of Reference and Submission Documents.


  • Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the IC Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto

For detailed information, please refer to Annex I- Terms of Reference (ToR)

Important Note:

The Consultant is required to have the above mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications are advised to submit their respective bid proposals


The following proposals must be prepared as per the prescribed standard format indicated in the respective IC Bid Document. The Proposals shall be submitted before its deadline on March 10, 2021 via UNDP Ghana Secured mail address:

  • Technical Proposal in pdf under file name: UNDP.GHA.2021.048.IC – TP - [insert  Name]
  • Financial Proposal in pdf under file name: UNDP.GHA.2021.048.IC – FP - [insert  Name]

Please note that these proposals shall be submitted to the designated secured email into two files but in one email unless both Files are Greater than 9MB file size


While submitting your proposals to