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  • In partnership with:

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in collaboration with the International Labour

    Organization and in partnership with the Development Fund of the Social Security Commission

    and the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia will undertake a socio-economic

    assessment of existing green jobs and potential job opportunities in the green economy.

    The report of this assessment will provide recommendations for policies and programmes to

    support the creation of secure decent and green jobs contributing to social and economic

    development and the mitigation and adaptation to environmental degradation and climate

    change in Namibia.

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare therefore invites suitable candidates, both legal

    entities and individual consultants, to submit proposals to undertake and facilitate the above

    mentioned assessment.

    The deadline for the submission of proposals is Monday, 19 May 2014, 17h00 WAT

    The maximum duration for this assignment is 160 working days, starting as soon as possible.

    The proposal should not exceed 5 pages, containing the following elements:

    Outline of the methodological approach

    Outline of the approach taken to access relevant data and contacts

    Proof of experience of the applicant in related fields and similar assignments

    A detailed activity plan for the various elements of the assignment

    A budget, split into the major milestones of the assignment and separating staff costs

    and sundries

    o Inception Report

    o Draft Report (excl. modelling)

    o Final report

  • The applicant should have the following qualifications

    At least a Masters degree in Economics or in another related field

    Proven track record of similar assignments within the public or private sector, preferably

    with international organizations

    Knowledge of Social Accounting Matrixes (SAM), Input-Output models and/or similar

    economic modelling approaches

    Knowledge in the field of labour market and environmental research as well as (sectoral)

    economic analysis

    Knowledge of relevant economic, labour, social and environmental PLRFs

    Knowledge of cross-cutting issues, especially on informal sector, skills and gender

    Knowledge in the field of decent work and the green jobs concept would be an asset

    The detailed Terms of Reference can be found below.

    Proposals including the profile of the consultant/ team members should be submitted as

    confidential to Mr Albius Mwyia, Director Labour Market Services, Ministry of Labour and Social

    Welfare (amwiya@mol.gov.na) with copy to Mr Nico Westphal, Associate Expert Green Jobs,

    ILO Pretoria (westphal@ilo.org).

    Submission of applications shall bear the subject heading Proposal - Green Jobs Assessment.

    mailto:amwiya@mol.gov.namailto:westphal@ilo.org

  • Assessing Green Jobs in Namibia

    Terms of Reference

    for the implementation of a green jobs assessment

    Strengthening the employment dimension of the green economy in Namibia

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    Table of contents

    1. Background .......................................................................................................................... - 6 -

    2. The Assignment .................................................................................................................... - 7 -

    3. Objectives of the Study ........................................................................................................ - 7 -

    4. Data Collection and Methodology ....................................................................................... - 9 -

    5. Delimitation of Green Jobs ................................................................................................ - 11 -

    6. Cross-cutting and complementary considerations ............................................................ - 15 -

    7. Expert/Stakeholder Consultations ..................................................................................... - 17 -

    8. Management arrangements .............................................................................................. - 18 -

    9. Expected outputs, deliverables, timeline and duration of the assignment....................... - 18 -

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    List of Acronyms

    GDP Gross Domestic Product

    ILO International Labour Organization

    IR Inception Report

    LaRRI Labour Research and Resource Institute

    LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

    MLSW Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

    NGO Non-Governmental Organization

    NSA Namibia Statistics Agency

    PLRF Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework

    SAM Social Accounting Matrix

    SP Service Provider

    TC-GJA Technical Committee for the Green Jobs Assessment

    UNAM University of Namibia

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    1. Background

    Namibia is facing challenges to create a sustainable, people-centred, job-rich developmental

    economy. Although Namibia has shown positive economic growth over the last years,

    unemployment rates remain a major concern, affecting especially youth and women. At the

    same time, topics such as climate change and sustainable development appeared on the

    political agenda.

    Namibia, as one of the driest countries in Africa, is especially prone to the effects of climate

    change, including its potential negative economic impacts and the challenges for the livelihoods

    of many thousands of Namibians. Furthermore, Namibias continuous economic and industrial

    development will put pressure on the countrys natural resource base.

    The Green Economy Stakeholder Dialogues introduced the green economy concept in Namibia

    in 2011. The dialogues resulted in recommendations for focal sectors and priority activities to

    spur the shift towards a greener economy and to exploit the related economic potential. It

    furthermore lacked significant emphasis on the employment aspects of the green economy

    an important element in view of Namibias persistent high levels of unemployment.

    Unemployment and achieving environmental sustainability are often viewed as two separate

    challenges; each with its own strategies and solutions. To clarify and raise awareness among

    key stakeholders on the interlocking dynamics between the creation of jobs and achieving

    sustainable development, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW), in collaboration

    with the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO),

    organized a National Green Jobs Workshop in April 2013 to link job creation to considerations

    with those of environmental sustainability. One of the recommendations given by the

    participants of the National Green Jobs Workshop was to start a research programme to assess

    the situation on green jobs in Namibia and identify sectors with the potential for additional

    green jobs creation.

    In addition, a tripartite-plus taskforce completed its work to formulate Namibias Second

    National Employment Policy 2013/14-2016/17 which was launched in October 2013 by H.E. Dr

    Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic of Namibia. During its deliberations the task

    force identified green jobs as a potential job driver in Namibias economy which is reflected as

    one of the strategic principles of the Policy.

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    The results of a green jobs assessment in Namibia will help to inform and support the countrys

    long-term development plans in regards to job creation in the green economy.

    The research project will provide a thorough socio-economic assessment focussing on existing

    green jobs and potential job opportunities in the green economy. Based on the outcomes of

    this research, recommendations for policies and programmes to support the creation of secure

    decent and green jobs contributing to social and economic development and adaptation to

    environmental degradation and climate change can be formulated.

    2. The Assignment

    The assessment will result in a green jobs report for Namibia containing:

    A baseline on green jobs, quantifying existing green jobs in Namibia

    A projection on potential direct and indirect green jobs based on a hypothetical What if

    scenarios and findings from the analysis of linking employment and social as well as

    economic development policies with consideration on the green economy

    Policy recommendations based on the findings of the study

    3. Objectives of the Study

    The overall objective of this study is to support and strengthen Namibias policy framework

    towards a green economy by providing input on the employment dimension in terms of green

    jobs. The socio-economic assessment will analyse the relationship between employment and a

    green economy with a view on how government policies and public and private investment can

    help to achieve green job creation. The study and ensuing support will guide a strategy that

    Green jobs are defined as decent jobs in agriculture, manufacturing or service that

    reduce consumption of energy and raw materials (dematerialize economies),

    limit green house gas emissions (de-carbonize economies),

    minimize waste and pollution,

    protect and restore ecosystems, and

    help adapting to climate change.

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    generates green employment, is climate resilient and sp