Deadline: July 31, 2020

Applications are open for the NDC Financing Fellowship Programme 2020. Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are central to achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. NDCs embody each country’s efforts to address climate change.

NDC Financing Fellowship Programme (NDC-FFP) funded by the International Development Research Institute (IDRC), supports, promotes and trains exceptional individuals from policy and research who are interested in further:

  • Enhancing their knowledge and skills on financing NDCs,
  • To build leadership in NDC finance for enhanced sharing of knowledge and good practices,
  • Contributing to webinars, blogs, publications, reports and journal articles on NDC finance,
  • Continuous online discussions, network opportunities and access to international professional networks of peers and leaders in climate change and finance.
  • Promote dialogue and peer learning among researchers and policymakers on best practices on NDC financing

Fellowship

  • Up to 50 scholarships for a six-months e-learning certification course on Financing NDCs (Certified Expert in Financing NDCs)
  • Best performing 20 candidates qualify for further training and workshops during on-site events on emerging topics and leadership skills in Frankfurt and Nairobi.
  • 2-months internship for one researcher per cohort
  • Guidance by internationally recognised trainers and experts in NDC finance
  • Regular dialogue sessions and peer learning thorugh the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) webinars

Eligibility

  • NDC-FFP supports, promotes and trains exceptional citizen or individuals working from Sub-Saharan Africa (applications from English- or French-speaking Lusophone candidates are also welcomed) from research and policy.
  • For the first cohort, applicants should be proficient in English (both written and oral).
  • Policy Track: To be eligible as a policy fellow, you must fulfil the following requirements:
    • Having an MSc or MA degree, preferably in a subject related to climate change, environment, economics, development studies, finance or business administration.
    • Having around 3-5 years of work experience in the public sector, working on climate change programmes and related sectors such as energy, water, agriculture, infrastructure / settlement (incl. coastal zones) or insurances and who are involved in accessing, delivering, and monitoring/evaluating climate finance at the international, national and subnational level. Experience in climate financial management would be an asset.
    • Showing strong motivation and commitment to take responsibility and to stay with the programme.
  • Research Track: To be eligible, the research fellow must meet all of the following requirements:
    • Be a PhD holder or in the process of completing a PhD candidate or a mid-career researcher from a Sub-Saharan African country working in financing NDC or related topics, such as finance of climate/environmental policy, financing sustainable development/transformation, climate finance sector development etc.
    • Relevant publication experience, having published at least one relevant journal article in English.
    • Concrete NDC finance-related research proposal related to one of the following topics (please use the provided research proposal template in the application mask):
      • Topic 1: NDC finance (including NDC project/programme development, i.e. a proposal on a particular project linked to NDC actions in the candidate’s home country or cross sectoral or cross-country learnings on NDC implementation).
      • Topic 2: Finance of climate or environmental policy or strategies
      • Topic 3: Financing sustainable development/transformation
      • Special topic: Impacts of Covid-19 on NDC implementation
    • Providing a reference letter by an academic supervisor or a secondment letter from government department supporting the applicant’s participation in the programme.
    • Showing strong motivation and commitment to take responsibility and to stay with the programme.

Application

Your application must be submitted online using the NDC-FFP application form. Only complete applications in English will be considered and consist of the following:

  • Filled online application form in the English language
  • Curriculum vitae of not more than 5 pages listing experiences and publications where necessary
  • Certificates and letters of reference (of scholarships, employment etc.)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Letter of secondment (if necessary)
  • Motivation statement indicating your interest in the programme and commitment to take responsibility and to stay with the programme.

Additionally for Research track: Research Proposal submitted under one of the four topics, including a description of your research questions, conceptual framework, methodology, expected contribution, timeline and budget (Please use the provided research proposal template only and read carefully the questions and instructions).

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For more information, visit NDC Financing Fellowship.

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