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Climate Landscape Consultant

Population Services International
Washington, DC 20036
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Population Services International

Job ID 2021-3458
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 13 hours ago
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Population Services International
Position Location: Country United States

Consultancy Opening: Understanding the Climate Landscape & Opportunities for Engagement

Consultant Title: Climate Landscape Consultant

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Consultant Engagement: As soon as possible

Who we are

Population Services International is a global non-profit organization that has 50 years of experience working to shape and influence the delivery of health products that make it easier for consumers to lead healthier lives. PSI harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in 40 developing countries across the globe through programs in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), malaria, reproductive health, non-communicable diseases, COVID-19, and HIV. Since its founding, PSI's approach has evolved to primarily focus on helping local institutions and private actors shape markets themselves, with PSI providing technical assistance, coordination, and facilitation. Underpinning our work is PSI's expertise in user-centered design, meaningful youth engagement, social marketing, social franchising, behavior change communication, and supporting the engagement and capacity development of the public and private sector to deliver to customers products and services that they want to use. Our approach is grounded in the ensuring human rights are actively protected and promoted in the context of public health information and primary health care services so that everyone has access to quality care without discrimination of any kind.

Join us!

PSI recognizes the direct and devastating effects that climate change is having and will continue to have in people's lives throughout the world, as well as the interconnectedness of people's health and the health of the planet. As a global organization dedicated to helping others lead healthier lives, we are committed to applying our organizational expertise, innovative solution seeking, and global reach to address the climate challenge through our programs and organizational approaches. To this end,
  • We are pursuing the development of a climate change programming portfolio that is multi-sectoral, that incorporate health considerations, and aims to build more equitable and resilient systems and communities that place individuals at the center.
  • We are seeking strategic partnerships that better enable our programs to contribute meaningfully to efforts that reach people in LMICs who may be most affected by climate change and create opportunities for them to play a positive role as innovators and changemakers.

To help us shape our approach, PSI seeks an experienced climate insider with expertise in climate action / philanthropy /fundraising / strategic partnerships to help us better understand priorities, potential strategic partners, entry points for collaboration and opportunities to bring our technical expertise and deep community engagement for meaningful impact.

PSI seeks an individual or small business firm with proven experience in the climate sector, some familiarity with international public health a plus.

Works is expected to take 4-6 weeks and result in a high-quality and user-friendly climate landscaping report summarizing key climate action priorities with a focus on mitigation and adaptation, potential funders and strategic partners, current and anticipated projects, and entry points for collaboration and opportunities for engagement as per the detailed scope of work.

This is a remote consultancy. Consultant will work with the SRH Director and members of the Global Fundraising Team and Sectoral Specialists (Health, Strategy & Insights).

Scope of work

The Scope of Work will be executed over the period of October 15 - November 30, 2021.

We would like to better understand how we may contribute to adaptation and resilience efforts that seek to protect people from the impacts of climate change and whether there are opportunities to contribute to efforts to mitigate the causes of climate change, for example within the context of conservation. Specifically,

  1. Climate Action Priorities. Provide an overview of the current state of climate action priorities, gaps and needs with a focus on how these relate to human development, the intersectionality of climate and health, and gender equality.
    1. Insights should be organized by donor segment with the top 10 funders identified within each: Institutional donors (e.g. USAID, European Union, FCDO), Philanthropic Foundations (e.g. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CIFF), Major Corporations, and Corporate Foundations.
    2. Geographic focus: Central America, South and Southeast Asia, West, Central, East and Southern Africa;
    3. Specific attention to climate change hotspots in Africa including arid/semi-arid West Africa, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe[1].
  2. Current and anticipated funding, flagship projects or programs. Help us to understand current and anticipated funding.
    1. What does current/anticipate climate programming look like in PSI's primary health areas: SRHR, HIV, Malaria, WASH? For example, what would be considered "climate resilient" programming for sanitation in different contexts and who is doing what?
    2. What are the major funding mechanisms, what are they prioritizing and how they orienting funding (e.g. the Millennium Challenge Corporation)?
    3. What are the current or anticipated flagship programs and do they include a focus on human development, health and/or gender equality?
    4. Who are the major recipients of funding?

  1. Strategic Partnerships. Provide recommendations for high-impact partnerships with a focus on not-for-profit, corporate, academic partners that combine opportunities for funding, thought leadership and long-term collaboration. Who are the major players by geography (local, regional, global)

  1. Strategic Engagement. What are the key fora for engagement at the global, regional and national level?

  1. Participate as a technical representative in an internal workshop to be held following conclusion of the scope of work.

Required skills and experience:
  • Proven expertise and familiarity with climate action efforts and networks as demonstrate by past (within past 5 years) consultation, employment, or other engagement with climate action fundraising, partnership development, or programming.
  • Ability to efficiently facilitate and synthesize inputs from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and sources; ability to engage virtually with inputters.
  • Ability to work independently, excellent written and verbal communications, and with strong outcomes orientation that gets results.
  • Strong English writing skills required; fluency in French a plus.

  • An internal-facing, high-quality and user-friendly climate landscaping report and succinct presentation summarizing key climate action priorities with a focus on mitigation and adaptation, potential funders and strategic partners, current and anticipated projects, and entry points for collaboration and opportunities for engagement as per the detailed scope of work.

Application Format

PSI requests the application in the following format order to make the most efficient application evaluation, consultants should include the following information in their application.

  1. Contact information - A description of the consultant and detailed contact information.
  2. Price Schedule - A description of the consultant's price schedule - daily or hourly rates.
  3. Capability Statement - A detailed response to the services/specifications requested, including examples of past successes.
  4. Consultant's References - A list of references with detailed contact information

The application will be evaluated on technical capabilities, past performance, relevant relationships, cost reasonableness, and cost competitiveness. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021 and can be sent to Eden Demise (edemise@psi.org).


Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-09

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