Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)
Hiring of consultant/s for undertaking Analysis of Current and Potential Measures to Promote Climate Change Mitigation through Trade
Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)
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Posted date 10th January, 2022 Last date to apply 20th January, 2022
Category Consultancy
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Hiring of consultant/s for undertaking Analysis of Current and Potential Measures to Promote Climate Change Mitigation through Trade

Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)

Organization and Values:

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

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Background:

DAI, through this seven years’ initiative – Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) works to increase Pakistan’s access to regional and international markets and is a key economic growth project that stands to benefit numerous Pakistani businesses. This project has two components: improve Pakistan’s business enabling environment so that policies, laws, and regulations are adaptable and more reflective of on-the-ground needs; and improve Pakistan’s capacity to access regional markets by identifying bottlenecks and practical solutions for increasing export efficiency.

Summary of Primary Duties:

The Consultant will design, lead and supervise a study the objective of which is to i) identify global legal and market trends driving trade policies to be more responsive to climate change management; ii) impact of these trends on global competitiveness and how countries, trading partners, and businesses reacting, if at all; iii)  legal and regulatory framework in Pakistan impacting climate change mitigation through trade, investment and production; iv) current landscape in Pakistan of stakeholders and initiatives at the federal and provincial governments in Pakistan; the private sector; civil society and donor organizations engaged in promoting climate change mitigation through trade policy, regulations, investment promotion and corporate action; v) identification of areas of technical assistance to public and private sector to promote climate change mitigation objectives through policy, regulation and firm level action. 

Objective:

In the wake of growing global realization about the complex relationship between climate change and international trade, PREIA intends to support a scoping of the legal, regulatory, policy, global market and firm level trends emerging globally and in Pakistan.  At the conclusion of this scoping analysis, PREIA aims to identify areas of technical assistance to the Government of Pakistan and the private sector to incorporate climate change mitigation as a key consideration with respect to trade policies, regulations, and corporate action.

Outcome:

This activity help inform PREIA as well as the public and private sector stakeholders of the international trends in the linkages between Climate Change Risk Mitigation and Trade, and the potential impact of these trends of the competitiveness of countries and firms. It will also undertake a situation and stakeholder analysis in Pakistan and assess the potential impact of the global trends in with respect to climate change mitigation through trade on its competitiveness. Furthermore, the study will outline critical interventions that need to be undertaken at policy, implementation and firm levels after review of existing policies, available literature and consultations with major national stakeholders. The report is expected to identify areas for research support, advocacy, capacity building, public policy dialogue involving stakeholders from public and private sector.

Tasks (Performance Requirements):

PREIA seeks to hire the services of a Consultant to design, lead and execute (and where necessary supervise associate staff provided by PREIA) to develop a comprehensive research document succinctly describing global forces impacting trade policies and practices at global and national level to address climate change mitigation; the legal, regulatory and stakeholder framework in Pakistan in relation to climate change mitigation and trade policy and practices; and recommended areas of technical assistance to public and private sector to adopt climate change mitigation measures through policy and corporate action.

i)                    identify global legal and market trends driving trade policies to be more responsive to climate change management; ascertain impact of these trends on global competitiveness and describe how countries, trading partners, and businesses reacting;

ii)                 identify legal and regulatory framework in Pakistan impacting climate change mitigation through trade, investment and production;

iii)               Describe the current landscape in Pakistan of stakeholders and initiatives at the federal and provincial governments; the private sector; civil society and donor organizations engaged in promoting climate change mitigation through trade policy, regulations, investment promotion and corporate action;

iv)                Identify of areas of technical assistance to public and private sector to promote climate change mitigation objectives through policy, regulation and firm level action.

Deliverables:

S. No.

Deliverables

LOE

1.

Global Drivers and Trends: Identify and explain global legal and market trends driving trade policies to be more responsive to climate change management; ascertain the significant of these trends on global competitiveness in near to long term; and describe how countries, trading partners, and businesses are reacting. 

10 days

2.

National Framework of Policies, Regulations and Stakeholders: identify and describe relevant laws, rules and regulations at federal and provincial level  relevant to promoting climate change mitigation through trade, investment and corporate action.  Clearly define how each law or regulation (with specific references to articles and sections) is relevant; the public sector departments and their potential role as well as their limitations in promoting climate change mitigation through trade, investment and corporate action.  Develop priority list of laws, regulations, and stakeholders with respect to their authority to affect change in favor of climate change mitigation through trade, investment and corporate action.

15     days

3.

Ongoing and Planned Initiatives: Describe the current landscape in Pakistan of stakeholders and initiatives at the federal and provincial governments; the private sector; civil society and donor organizations, engaged in promoting climate change mitigation through trade policy, regulations, investment promotion and corporate action.

15 days

4.

A Mock Technical Assistance Workplan: Identify of areas of technical assistance to public and private sector to promote climate change mitigation objectives through policy, regulation and firm level action. The proposed technical assistance activities should clearly explain the rationale, aimed objectives, estimated budget, key counterparts, estimated period of completion and critical risks.  The proposed workplan shall include activities that can be completed within 5 years; and must be recommended after taking into considerations initiatives already underway in Pakistan.

10

 

 

 

 

Total LOE

55 days

Qualifications:                                             

  • Masters or higher degree in relevant field such as economics, public policy, management, climate change.
  • Solid experience delivering technical assistance to public or private sector in the area of Climate change risk management and global trade;
  • Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and operations in relation to Climate Change in developing countries;
  • Professional-level fluency in English;

Reporting:

The Consultant will report to the Chief of Party.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

PREIA may provide resources (consultant and / or associate) to the Consultant based upon final negotiation, to support the execution of the activity.  In that case the Consultant will be responsible for supervising and managing these resources and the quality of their output.

Estimated Completion Time

This consultancy is expected to be completed over a period of 4 months (March 2022-June 2022). The expected LOE for the activity is 55 days staff days

The terms and conditions of the contract shall apply for the duration of the contract, beginning on the date of this assignment, or the actual date of commencement of the work whichever is earlier.

Logistics: The consultant is expected to work both offsite and onsite in Pakistan. PREIA will be responsible for providing the travel and lodging cost, including the cost related to traveling to Pakistan, associated with the task order.

 

Apply By:

Applications for this position must be completed on the recruiting organization's website.

https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=6645

by January 20, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No phone inquiries, please.