PACTVET LIAISON CONSULTANCY
The Pacific region is among the most vulnerable to climate change. These countries are
hardest hit by the adverse effect of climate change while they have little to contribute to the
cause – producing less than 0.03% of the current global greenhouse gas emissions – they also
have the least capacity to react and adapt to changes in climate.
Arguably one of the key barriers to improving P-ACP countries’ energy security status and
resilience to climate change impacts is the lack of local and regional capacity and expertise
which results in the absence of sustainable training programmes and the absence of trained
staff and well-resourced and equipped training institutions to deliver on the required training
The significance of capacity building on sustainable energy and climate change to the
sustainable development of the P-ACP countries can be seen by the endorsement by the
Forum Leaders on the Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP) and
the Pacific Islands Framework Action on Climate Change (PIFFAC). Both frameworks have
themes on Capacity Building, Training and Awareness with outcomes of:
· Increased awareness and understanding of sustainable energy and climate change issues
among communities and other stakeholders.
· Strengthened capacity to monitor and assess impacts of sustainable energy and climate
· Strengthened capacity to identify, design and implement effective sustainable energy and
climate change measures.
The project will be implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership
with the University of the South Pacific (USP) over a period of 53 months, from July 2014 with
funding provided by the European Union.
The general objective of the project is to enhance sustainable livelihoods in PACPs. Sustainable
livelihoods are a high priority for P-ACP communities and governments alike. The purpose of the
project is to enhance and/or create P-ACP’s regional and national capacity and technical
expertise to respond to climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable energy (SE)
The project completed its first phase sharing results of its Training Needs and Gap Analysis to
provide the baseline for the development of or tailoring of each P-ACP countries’ SE and CCA
training requirements. Countries’ priority needs for SE and CCA were formally tabled at the
project’s Inception meeting in October 2015. In-country partner TVET providers have been
identified with partnership agreements being developed and work plans being finalised. The next
phase is for the implementation of plans including the procurement of equipment to support the
set-up of CCA and SE courses across TVET training providers in the 15 P-ACP countries. A
procurement consultant is required to provide support to the Project Management Unit in the
development of procurement plans and to facilitate the acquisition of equipment for project
member countries in strict accordance with SPC and USP’s respective procurement policies and
The importance of the training needs/gaps must be upheld since it sets the baseline for the
development of or tailoring of each P-ACP counties’ sustainable energy training requirements.
Each P-ACP country could have unique factor(s) that need to be made known so that the objective
and the purpose of the project can be realised in each of the P-ACP countries.
You will be contributing to the achievement of the following PacTVET project results:
a) National training needs in SE and CCA are assessed and existing informal and formal TVET
training courses and training and education providers are identified and strengthened
b) Benchmarks, competency standards and courses on Training of Trainers (ToT) are developed
and strategies in place to ensure their implementation – including the creation of a pool of
c) Outline strategies to develop and establish training courses and support facilities within
TVET institutions regionally
d) CCA and SE training networks are strengthened