Terms of Reference: Mapping and analysis of climate financial flows and instruments in Tunisia 

June 29, 2022

Are you interested in partnering with us to ensure societies are more open and inclusive? Do you want to contribute to safeguarding the participation of underrepresented groups demanding social justice?

Hivos is seeking a consultant to do a study on mapping and analysis of climate financial flows and instruments in Tunisia in support of the VCA program.

Region: MENA
Office: Tunisia
Application deadline: July 15, 2022
Reports to: Essia Guezzi, Country Engagement Manager

About program

Hivos and its partners World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Netherlands, SouthSouthNorthAkina Mama wa AfrikaSlum Dwellers International and Fundación Avina are implementing the Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) program.

VCA aims to ensure that by 2025, local civil society and underrepresented groups will have taken on a central role as creators, facilitators and advocates of innovative climate solutions. Their inclusion is crucial for effective and lasting climate responses, and because the climate crisis is also a societal challenge with ethical and human rights aspects.

  1. Mutual capacity strengthening for co-creating alternative scaled climate solutions
  2. Agenda-setting and movement in climate action through amplified storytelling
  3. Joint lobbying and advocacy to make policy and financial flows responsive to locally shaped climate solutions

Objective of the consultancy

The mapping study will be serving as a comprehensive baseline and advocacy tool that VCA partners and target groups can use to improve influencing national financial flows and access to climate finance.

Deliverables/Expected outputs

Expected outputs:

  • To provide an exhaustive list of climate financial flows (international, national and local) available and how they work.
  • To provide an analysis of gaps related to access to climate finance by different actors including CSOs, NGOs, government, and other stakeholders.
  • To assess socio-economic and financial implications (past and projected) of climate in Tunisia through the development of climate expenditure analyses and modelling.
  • To provide an analysis on how to improve the access to climate finance for vulnerable and marginalized populations in Tunisia.
  • To analyze barriers that exclude local communities from accessing climate finance / making the access more difficult.
  • To provide recommendations based on analysis of gaps and opportunities to help local communities, CSOs and marginalized groups to better access to finance, and to influence national and likely international financial mechanisms and flows for them to be better suited for inclusion of local communities and marginalized groups.


1. Inception Report: Delineating the expert’s understanding of the scope of the analysis, including activity planning and request for information and documents not publicly available. The inception report includes the main components of the final deliverable as well.

2. Draft Analysis Report: Preparation of the draft analysis report based on the data and information, consultations, and discussions with national and international stakeholders as well as regional and international studies and best practices.

3. Final Analysis Report: Preparation of a Final Analysis Report including a Briefing Paper taking into consideration the inputs and feedbacks.

4. A Summary of the study that could be understandable by stakeholders (including graphs, outline of explanation, and any other tools)

Scope of work

  • Bibliography of existing studies established by public and NGOs in Tunisia
  • The identification of key stakeholders within the ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Tunisia involved in the development of climate policy and climate finance, private sector and other departments
  • Assessment of knowledge on climate finance and more particularly opportunities, mechanisms and accessibility (mainstream and innovative mechanisms of available funding on climate action)
  • Identification and use of the most appropriate methodological and modelling approach for undertaking the analysis in the specific context of Tunisia.
  • Review and compile existing data on the required financing for implementing mitigation and adaptation actions planned to achieve the NDC and assess the capacity gaps and needs for NDC implementation.
  • Mapping of climate finance flows in Tunisia (public, private, INGOs, national, international, regional, etc.) including the projects that have received support.
  • Develop options for investment opportunities to implement the mitigation and adaptation actions. This entails identification of the most fit financial instrument and source of funding (public, private, domestic, international) and elaboration on risks and barriers to implementing investment opportunities.
  • Outlining recommendations that could stimulate greater local climate finance for communities and how to link global funds to local instruments, capacities and needs
  • Suggest an advocacy pathway with strategic areas to influence, to help stakeholders to advocate for better access to climate finance and particularly orient financial flows toward local climate actions and solutions

Your profile

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • S/he/they must hold at least a Master’s degree, international development, economics, strategic studies, climate, environment and natural resource management, energy policy or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, resource mobilization and donor engagement is an asset
  • Have a minimum of ten years of experience preferably in Africa / MENA region in a combination of related fields such as national and international climate policies and measures including: climate and green growth; energy and project management; climate finance; trust fund management; multilateral development bank; public or private financial institutions; and development, finance diplomacy and negotiations is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience working with climate finance instruments and mechanisms particularly mitigation, adaptation, and climate solutions
  • Demonstrated experience assessing and measuring climate change impact at social and economic levels
  • Experience mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into development interventions
  • Proven track record on policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners in Africa including senior government officials, donor organizations, as well as regional organizations
  • Results-oriented, team player, articulate analyst with attention to details, persuasive communicator and good writer;
  • Good understanding of Tunisia’s environment and development issues
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint


The assignment will start from 1 August to early November 2022 within 25 working days.

How to apply

Your application should have the following:

  • An expression of interest demonstrating why you are the right person(s) for this assignment including a proven track record on climate finance
  • A Curriculum Vitae that supports your expression of interest
  • Technical proposal detailing a plan of action, approach and methodology, timeline of deliverables
  • Financial proposal, with a detailed breakdown of costs & inclusive of required taxation
  • At least two reference contacts from past/recent and similar work/assignments

Please send these documents: The deadline is 15 July 2022 at 17h00 Tunis Time. Applications after this date will not be considered.

Send to grantsmena@hivos.org  and cc eguezzi@hivos.org and eyoussef@hivos.org with the reference code 001-VCA-2022 in the subject heading.