Consultant for the Formulation of the Leyte Gulf and San Pedro Baywide Coastal Zoning and Land Use Framework (re-advertised)

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :13-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :7 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :7 months


The Project Climate Twin Phoenix – Resilience and Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program aims to achieve the following outcome: “Adaptive capacities of vulnerable communities and ecosystems are strengthened to be resilient to threats, shocks disasters, and climate change.” In support of the said objective, the Climate Change Commission(CCC)–PCTP-RAPID shall formulate Baywide Coastal Zoning and Land Use Framework (BCZLUF) on the RAPID target areas along the coastlines of San Pedro Bay and Leyte Gulf, namely: city of Tacloban and municipalities of Palo, Tanauan, Dulag, Tolosa, Mayorga, Mac Arthur and Abuyog in Leyte, Basey and Marabutin in Samar, and Lawaan and Balangiga in Eastern Samar.

The municipalities covered by the RAPID program were affected largely by the storm surge of Typhoon Yolanda. A research by Mikami, et. al. on “Storm Surge Heights and Damage Caused by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan Along the Leyte Gulf Coast” discussed the different storm surge heights along the Leyte Gulf (including San Pedro Bay which has a large storm surge with height more than 4 meters) coast and the different magnitude of damages to the worst affected areas. The main reasons for the severe damage of the storm surge are the following:

  1. quickly moving sea waters;
  2. vulnerable informal settlements; and
  3. inappropriate evacuation sites.

The study recommended the need for improvements in coastal risk management in the Philippines. With focus on multi-layer safety strategies, particularly on coastal planning, specifically the relocation of informal settlements out of risky areas, and improved evacuation strategies. 

Duties and Responsibilities

By the end of the engagement period, the consultant is expected to complete the following, in coordination with National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office 8 (NRO8), Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC), concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) and agencies:

  1. Land Use Framework for the Leyte Gulf and San Pedro Bay
  2. Zoning Recommendations that would include the 5-higlighted Ecosystems Management Zones and with detailed classifications for the hazard prone Leyte Gulf and San Pedro Bay areas.

In addition, the consultant will provide support on the following:

  1. Consultative process of stakeholder engagement aimed at providing inputs for the BCZLUF. This is intended for participating dialogues between representatives of national government agencies, oversight agencies, local communities, NGOs, academe, private sectors, etc.
  2. Coordinate with NEDA, RAPID, LGUs, government agencies, and other partners during the engagement.
  3. Prepare a work and financial plan;
  4. Provide technical knowledge in the development of BCZLUF and formulation of the risk analysis, zones, and land use framework;
  5. Coordinate and collaborate with the LGUs, government agencies, PMU and NRO-VIII in the development of the BCZLUF;
  6. Conduct training workshops for the delivery of the BCZLUF;
  7. Participate in the following activities of the program: Serve as resource person for the BCZLUF; Public consultations/presentations to discuss the BCZLUF;
  8. Consult with RAPID Program if experiencing any difficulties or facing questions to ensure conformity of information collection and to resolve any methodological difficulties;
  9. Be available to answer any queries or update information throughout the duration of the project and provide other relevant inputs and advice that are related to the project;
  10. Advice RAPID-PMU and NRO-VIII on other activities and other technical inputs towards completion of the BCZLUF.


Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Functional and technical competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of the latest theories and concepts in urban development and sustainable cities in the Philippines and broader region;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Familiarity with current actors working on urban development challenges in the Philippines;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with different stakeholders;
  • Excellent in oral and written communication; have skills to write independent reports, documents, maintain systems and procedures in administering programs.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Degree in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Economics, or related field;

Work Experience

  • Has proven track record in urban and regional planning;
  • Has minimum ten (10) year relevant experience in climate and disaster management at national or international levels, including risk mitigation with at least 3 years of actual expert services rendered;
  • Has experience in conducting studies for at least two (2) land use framework plan or relevant studies;
  • Has relevant experience in the field of integrated coastal management and natural resource and environmental management;
  • Prior substantive and sustained work experience in achieving results on the ground, working with government;
  • Good communication skills, including demonstrated written, presentation and training facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams and manage multiple tasks;
  • Has experience in leading/managing studies on local development planning and in providing information for policy discussions.


  • Fluency in the English language and proven ability to write high-quality technical reports 

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents to

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Profile of the consultant, indicating all past services from similar projects;
  4. Brief Description of Approach and a Methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment


We encourage applicants to visit to access the Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and view the complete details of Terms of Reference.


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