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Formulation of UNDP Programme Support on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building, 2019-2023
|Location :||Lilongwe, MALAWI|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
In 2015 the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and Paris Agreement on Climate Change of which Malawi Government signed. The SFDRR notes that over the past decade, more than 700,000 women, men and children lost their lives, over 1.4 million people were injured and approximately 23 million people are homeless as a result of disasters globally. Malawi is also experiencing increasing cases of disasters; with disasters that happened between 2000 and 2010 surpassing disasters that happened between 1970 to 2000.? Between 2015 and 2018, Malawi experienced one of the worst humanitarian crises necessitating declaration of two consecutive state of national disasters, with the crisis of 2017 affecting almost one third of the population. Malawi is also experiencing increasing cases of urban vulnerabilities in the recent past and there is need to provide for risk informed planning in urban areas.
Projections for the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicate that the impact of climate will continue to disrupt economies and the lives of people, with extreme weather events becoming more frequent and devastating, thereby reversing development gains. A post disaster needs assessment that was conducted in 2015-2016 season in Malawi, estimated the total cost of losses from flooding at $994million, representing 14% of the gross Domestic product).
Malawi Government has embarked five-year medium-term development plan (Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III) which has five key priority areas, and the development plan has recognized the importance of building resilience to safeguard development gains. The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Malawi (2019-2023) has recognized the gap in building resilience. UNDP in its Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2021 commits to build resilience to crises and shocks, and UNDP Malawi in its Malawi in its 5-year Country Programme Document (2019 to 2023) has committed to scale up climate adaptation and resilience to shocks.
In the last programming cycle (2012-2018), UNDP in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) and partners in the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) landscape , delivered a number of results around the following outputs; mainstreaming disaster risk management in policies, development plans and programmes and national level and 14 disaster prone districts;? strengthening DRM data and knowledge management; and targeted population benefiting from effective disaster risk management.? An evaluation of the Disaster Risk Management Support Programme (2012-2016) conducted in 2017 noted that there is relatively significant progress at national level and there is scope to bridge the results with the local level. UNDP has committed to shift its support from policy to implementation through a successor programme building on the outcome of the evaluation. ??Following the new UNDP CPD 2019-2022, UNDAF? 2019-2023, consultancy services of an International Individual Consultant are being sought to lead the development of a five-year programme on UNDP Programme Support on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building in Malawi in line with the SFDRR and MGDS-III. The International Consultant will work in collaboration with a National Consultant to formulate the programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of the consultancy is to formulate an umbrella Project Support Document (PSD) on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building. In order to provide a solid basis for the PSD, the consultancy will be expected to outline the following: priorities, challenges and opportunities for linking policy to implementation; and relationship between relevant MGDS outcomes and strategies and UNDAF; rationale for UN interventions and operational strategy for achieving outputs and outcomes and implementation and funding arrangements. The consultancy will be expected to draw lessons from the evaluation of the DRM Support Programme (2012-2016), Strengthening Climate Information and early Warning for Climate Resilient Development (2014-2017), National Climate Programme (2012-2016) the UNDAF and the feasibility analysis for the Saving Lives and Protecting Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Malawi: Scaling Up the Use of Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems (M-CLIMES). The International will also analyze existing initiatives in Malawi on disaster risk management from development partners, civil society, non-governmental organizations etc. to inform the theory of change for the programme. The Consultant will be expected to apply UN programming principles during the exercise, namely: (i) Human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment; (ii) Sustainability and Resilience; (iii) Accountability and (ii) Leaving No One Behind.
Required Skills and Experience
The Team Leader must satisfy the following qualifications:
Stakeholder consultations, data collection and analysis:
Project theory of change (ToC) process:
Develop a project results matrix (Outcomes, Output, Indicators, Assumptions, Risks)
Formulation of the Programme Support Document.
The deliverables will include the following:
Reporting lines and timeframe
Qualifications and experience
Composition of the Formulation Team
Specific Responsibilities of Team Leader.
The Team Leader will be responsible for the following key tasks:
The consultancy is scheduled to start on 1 September and be concluded by 30th November 2018.
Technical criteria weight – 70 %
Financial criteria weight – 30 %?
Criteria A: Professional experience:
Criteria B: Technical Proposal:
Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments.
Submission of proposals.
“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Women and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply”.
Interested firms that meet the above specifications should submit a proposal to undp.jobs. org firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th August 2018. Proposals that do not meet above specified requirements will not be considered.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.