Adaptation Investment Five Year Seawall Investment Strategy

Global Green Growth Institute - GGGI

Suva, Fiji

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

The main objective of this assignment is to develop a 5-year investment strategy, using the technical options for seawalls designed by the Department of Waterways, within the Ministry of Agriculture and Waterways and standard practices for nature-based seawalls in SIDs. The strategy will include a) the prioritization of locations and types of seawall approaches for sites identified by the MoFSPNDS as requiring coastal protection in Fiji, b) the estimated costing of the approaches, c) grant, concessional and loan funding mechanisms available to finance a national scale approach, and d) the recommended phasing of investments. The strategy or seawall plan will also consider identifying technical options / design for seawalls in addition to those developed by the Department of Waterways
Expertise Required:
The description of required expert may be split into following parts:
  • Master’s degree in Civil/Hydraulic/Coastal Engineering, Environmental or Geologic Sciences, Economics or other relevant technical studies;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant professional experience in public and private investment development;
  • Working knowledge of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management and or mitigation actions;
  • Working knowledge of Nature-based solutions including seawalls;
  • Understanding of Fiji Government institutional structure, processes and systems, particularly related to project design and development, finance, budget and monitoring and planning and the climate change space (desirable);
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project cycle and monitoring of project progress;
  • Experience in developing strategies;
  • Experience in oversight and coordinating working groups and following-up on actions;
  • Knowledge of Climate Finance policies, modalities and procedures, including investment criteria, reporting requirements and guidelines would be an advantage;
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills;
  • Fluent in English with excellent written English;
  • Knowledge of environmental and social safeguards would be an advantage; and
  • Commitment to gender equality and awareness of gender aspects of sustainable development.