The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GSKN) has received financing through the Green Climate Fund
(GCF) Country Readiness Programme and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to
eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. In this regard, the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB) has been selected as the Delivery Partner to support the execution of the
Readiness Support Institutional Capacity and Coordination and Country Programming. Payments by
CDB will be made only at the request of the GSKN and upon approval by CDB and will be subject in all
respects to the terms and conditions of the Financial Grant Agreement. The financing shall not be used
for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or
import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council
taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than the GSKN shall derive
any rights from the or have any claim to the proceeds of the financing.
The Ministry of Sustainable Development (MoSD), in which the GCF National Designated Authority
resides, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the position of a Climate Finance Expert.
The objective of the consultancy is to support the National Designated Authority, the wider GSKN
entities, private sector and civil society in the development and validation of sector driven climate finance
proposals and capacity building, to relevant stakeholders and support the implementation of consultancies
specified within the Country Readiness Programme. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for
a period of four (4) months.
The MoSD now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest
indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(b) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any
arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of
the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 5.15 and 5.17 of Procurement Procedures
for Projects Financed by CDB (2019) 1 , setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest for the selection
of consultants. In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence,
qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments and existing
commitments. All information must be submitted in English.
Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (08:00
and 16:00 hours) Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT), Monday to Friday.
Expressions of Interest must be submitted via e-mail to both the first and second addresses below, no later
than 16:00 hours (ECT) on March 12, 2021. Submissions shall include a cover page displaying the name
and address of the applicant and clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for
Climate Finance Expert”
Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced
applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. The GSKN reserves
the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety.
It will not be bound to assign any reason for not engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray
any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
- Mr. Auren Manners
Senior Project Analyst
Department of Economic Affairs and Public Sector Investment Programme
Ministry of Sustainable Development
St. Kitts and Nevis