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National Consultant to document economic impacts of the disasters and develop a comprehensive National Disaster Recovery Framework and Action Plan
|Location :||Home-based with field travel, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 30 working days|
Since October 2019, several districts in Uganda are affected by floods and landslides. The disaster impact is widespread, causing severe disruptions into infrastructure systems and access to basic services. Namely, roads infrastructures, especially bridges were severely damaged or destroyed causing interruption of transit and isolating several communities/villages. Houses have been destroyed or damaged; schools, health care facilities and equipment, water and sanitation infrastructure in different areas were destroyed and/or severely damaged causing disruptions in access to basic services. In rural areas, crops, plantations, and agriculture land were destroyed. In addition, the widespread floods and landslides across the country have affected thousands of people and with dozens of deaths recorded.
On other hand, the second round of locusts’ outbreak in Uganda occurred, as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarm’s form in parts of east Africa region and spread to Uganda, is threatening Uganda’s food production. Karamoja, the already chronic food insecure sub region of Uganda is under attack from these locusts. This is feared to worsen the food insecurity situation in this sub region.
COVID-19 pandemic became another challenging hazard causing havoc within a country and causing a number economic and health disruptions. The fight against landslides, floods and locust is somehow hampered by the occurrence of COVID 19 which diverted attention of actors.
Since the occurrence of the aforesaid disasters, the Government of Uganda, humanitarian agencies, development partners, both national and international, have provided humanitarian relief and emergency assistance. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have mobilized financial resources to support the Government of Uganda in assessing the disaster effects and impacts on human development, crisis response and recovery which allocation is expected to contribute to strengthen coordination mechanisms for response and recovery management.
UNDP recovery initiatives is being channeled through a UNDP/ Office of Prime Minister (OPM) projects titled “Emergency Response to Floods and Landslides 2019” and “Enhancing National Resilience to Multi-hazard Induced Disaster Risks”. The two projects have the following key objectives:
Emergency Response to Floods and Landslides 2019 project:
Enhancing National Resilience to Multi-hazard induced disaster risks:
The consultant will receive guidance from the project coordination group, led by Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNDP. The UNDP and OPM will provide existing background information and will facilitate access to key informants, focal points and decision-makers of all different ministries, development and humanitarian partners involved in the assessment, relief operation and recovery process.Despite the enormous impacts of disasters, the evidence base of their economic impacts is scarce. The project, therefore, planned to hire consultant to support OPM/NECOC to collect and consolidate the multi-sectoral impacts (affected people, livelihoods, elements used by people) of the hazards and identify recovery needs to inform dialogue among public-private for economic recovery and also policy options to build resilience”. This task is also aimed at assessing recovery needs based on disaster effects and impacts, propose priority recovery interventions and recovery framework (including governance, financing, implementation approach, monitoring and evaluation recovery needs and the action plan. This activity will be informed mainly by the rapid assessment data collected by different agencies and Ministries, Uganda Red Cross Society, NGOs and the United Nations agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant will work with the UNDP Climate and Disaster Resilience Team and OPM/NECOC National Emergency Coordination Operations Center staff assigned to this specific activity. The consultant ultimately reports to the UNDP Uganda Resident Representative through the Team Leader, Environment, Climate and Disaster Resilience who in collaboration with OPM will approve all deliverables pertaining to the assignment. Travel within the country of assignment, if required will be arranged and facilitated by UNDP.
Proposal Price and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be based on professional fees presented on a daily rate basis. Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount inclusive of all cost components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs to duty station, living allowance, medical and travel insurance, communication and visa related fees. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion and certification/approval of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
The payment will be made in three milestones upon the completion of the following:
20%:Inception Note: work-plan, methodological approach, assessment tools and calendar (timelines) for this consultancy service are developed;
30%- Draft comprehensive report on economic impacts of multi-disasters with concreate recommendation on policy options for resilience building and areas of public-private partnership; Draft comprehensive post-disaster recovery plan/framework with short, medium and long-term reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery actions with 1) clear outcomes, strategic priorities, key actions and detailed activities and 2) detail on implementation institutional management arrangements, financing mechanisms as well as costs, partnerships and potential sources of funding.
50%- Final comprehensive report on economic impacts of multi-disasters with concreate recommendation on policy options for resilience building and areas of public-private partnership (incorporating stakeholder comments);
Final comprehensive report on post-disaster recovery plan/framework with short, medium and long-term reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery actions with 1) clear outcomes, strategic priorities, key actions and detailed activities and 2) detail on implementation institutional management arrangements, financing mechanisms as well as costs, partnerships and potential sources of funding (incorporating stakeholder comments).
Submission of Application:
The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org no.93037.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website - http://jobs.undp.org no. 68382.
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.