Second Call for Expressions of Interest

Call-down Technical Assistance for DFID Climate Mainstreaming Facility

Prospective suppliers are hereby invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be shortlisted to provide technical assistance for DFID’s Climate Mainstreaming Facility.

Objectives of Facility

The Climate Mainstreaming Facility responds to the growing need from the UK Department For International Development (DFID) country offices and departments for up-to-date information on the climate risks and opportunities relevant to DFID’s geographies and sectors of operation. The facility aims to support the uptake of climate information, climate risk analysis and adaptation assessment, providing practical advice to support advisors and programme teams in mainstreaming climate risks into DFID’s project concept notes and business cases, and enhance compliance with the Smart Rules for Climate & Environment and the DFID Smart Rules.The DFID Climate Mainstreaming Facility is housed at SouthSouthNorth and co-hosted in partnership with Paul Watkiss Associates.

What kind of support will the facility provide?

The Facility will provide flexible, on-demand, call-down support to DFID country, regional offices and departments,focused on the following broad areas:

  • Integrating current and future climate risks into DFID concept notes and business plansfor new project development, in line with guidance
  • Sourcing and reviewing primary climate informationto inform early project design concept notes and business plans
  • Assisting with clearer International Climate Fund (ICF) narrativesat the programme and office level
  • Advising on the monitoring or evaluation of climate benefits(e.g. identifying appropriate ICF KPIs)
  • Advising on national-level climate policiesand implementation plans and finance
  • Allocatingrobust % ICF integrationacross project portfolio through documented component-based budget analysis.


The Facility is funded by the DFID Research and Evidence Division. It commenced work in April 2019, and the first phase of work is set to continue to August 2020.

The Terms of Reference for the Facility can be downloaded here.

Prospective partners are invited to submit EOIs for the Facility’s Roster of Experts via this online form by 12:00 GMT, 4th October, 2019.

Please note that this is the Second Call for Expressions of Interest. The inception phase of the DFID Climate Mainstreaming Facility identified the need to broaden the skills and regional expertise of the suppliers shortlisted on the Roster of Experts. Consequently, suppliers from developing countries (specifically IMEA) with demonstrated expertise in programme implementation, finance and policy coupled with mainstreaming of climate adaptation activities into DFID programme design (concept notes and business cases) and Theories of Change will be given preference.