REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULYANT SELECTION)
Organization: IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Center
Name of the Project: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Project ID: P154403
Grant No.: TF0A1090
Assignment Title: Technical Expert to Assist in Development of Disaster Risk Management policies and Strategies in IGAD/ICPAC Member States
Reference No.: ICPAC/15/ICS/02
The IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Center has received financing from the European Union through the World Bank toward the cost of the Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services include hiring of an individual consultant for "Technical Expert to Assist in Development of Disaster Risk Management Policy/strategy in respective IGAD/ICPAC Member States"
Objective of the Consultancy
I. General objective of the consultancy
The general of objective of the consultancy is to contribute to the overall objective of the “Building Resilience to Disasters through Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” Project and to the Core Result area of the Project.
II. Specific Objective of the consultancy/Main Deliverable
To provide technical support to IGAD member states in reviewing/developing a comprehensive DRM Policy/strategy document that would serve the target country to integrate DRM as part of its sustainable development agenda/endeavor.
Expected results of the Consultancy
The main deliverable of this assignment is a revised/formulated draft DRM Policy/Strategy of the country acceptable to the relevant authority.
Activities to undertake at the Country level to assist to arrive at the desirable deliverable
- Comment on these Terms of Reference and how these terms are understood and proposed to be taken forward and propose a work plan for the finalization together with proposed methodology (inter alia, in terms of collection and analysis of data) and the dissemination of the draft work plan for discussion within the target country and the IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat.
- Assessing and documenting the existing situation in relation to DRM activities, and various measures put in place in pursuit of the DRM process in the country, including by the national stakeholders, and produce a summary of findings of not more than 15 pages to be circulated to national stakeholders involved in the consultations for their written feedback.
- Based on the above assessments and findings and informed by DRM Policy practices in some IGAD member states come-up with practical DRM policy/strategy document detailing on ways and means on how the draft formulated policy could be put into practice including in terms of resource mobilization for its implementation and areas of development of manuals and guidelines so that DRM becomes mainstreamed in all relevant institutions and walks of life in the target country including in the country’s long term development priorities
- In collaboration with the national DRM institution, organize a validation and refinement workshop for national stakeholders at a technical level on the proposed new/revised draft DRM national policy document and the “way forward” leading towards national consensus on practical action points separated into short, medium, and long term actions with indication of required resources in support of operationalisation of the proposed DRM policy/strategy document.
Geographical Area of the Assignment:
The assignment is expected to be carried out in ICPAC member States (tba).
Work preparation should be made at home base and finalized from IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat in Kenya, and delivered in the beneficiary/target country.
The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Service.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 revised July 2014(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.
The World Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of not being able to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the recipient.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V. Selection of Individual consultants set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Required Qualifications and Experience of the consultant
(i) At least a Master’s degree in relevant fields.
(ii) At least 10 years’ experience in a relevant field such as general development works agriculture/rural development. Extensive Knowledge of existing development policies and frameworks that guide the implementation of DRM at the national or regional level, and development planning will be a strong advantage.
(iii) Understanding of on-going strategic policy processes, analysis and formulation that would lead to the implementation of DRM
(iv) Experience of undertaking assignments of similar nature in the country or region will be an asset
(v) Strong facilitation skills and ability to source for information from various stakeholders, particularly sector level stakeholders, in a participatory fashion and within a short time frame.
(vi) Knowledge of the IGAD/ICPAC region is an added advantage
Fluency in English.
Duration of the assignment
The assignment should be undertaken within 60 working days excluding time for travel.
How to Apply
Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and nonreturnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 5:00 PM on 31 March 2017.
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Kenya Meteorological Department Compound
Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner
P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,