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National Consultant for the Development of Resilience Framework and Index
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||07-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||85 working days spread over 4.5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||May to September|
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.
Project Name: Recovery and Resilience-building in the Philippines
The Philippines remains one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world as evidenced by more frequent and intense tropical cyclones, prolonged monsoon rains, droughts, and sea-level rise. Climate change poses greater risks to the stability of both human and natural systems if the economy continues to grow without arresting environmental degradation and social inequality, and the country fails to plan for new and emerging threats such as disease outbreaks. Acknowledging and responding to these multidimensional risks is key to strengthening ecosystem and societal resilience.
The concept of resilience has garnered attention in the context of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and development cooperation in general. Within a proper framework, resilience can bridge the gaps between these interconnected dimensions. Given the multi-dimensional nature of resilience, it is important to monitor progress through the development and use of indicators.
Resilience can be referred to at the scale of a country, region, urban area, city, community, or household. Currently, the majority of growing literature on resilience indicators is focused on cities and communities. One possible major reason for this is the ease of collecting data. However, as stated in the UN Resilience Guidance, experience has shown that achieving meaningful progress in resilience-building requires a harmonized and coherent approach in support of governments’ national development priorities. Therefore, resilience should not be a stand-alone goal, but as a means for achieving the SDGs and a country’s national development objectives.
A number of studies attempted to measure resilience across scales and levels in the country, but none was able to cover both ecological and socioeconomic dimensions. A good indicator of resilience reflects the capacity of ecosystems to withstand changes, restore themselves while undergoing such changes to sustain their ecological functions. This includes the contribution of having an intact ecosystem to the overall resilience of communities, especially the services and benefits that ecosystems provide (e.g., carbon sequestration, flood control, sediment regulation, and protective services), which are vital to the growth and development of communities and the economy in general. A quantitative and science-based approach to measuring resilience needs to be institutionalized to better inform national and local policy- and decision-making processes.
UNDP Philippines, in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), intends to provide the Government of the Philippines (GPH) with a long-term evidence-based programmatic support that systematically links up government policy and funding to address both the impact of climate change and disasters and their root causes. To fully achieve the objectives of the Project Initiation Plan (PIP) that has been developed, this assignment will bring about a comprehensive list of climate change, disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), resilience efforts from government, civil society, and other multilateral agencies and provide initial assessment and review of the impacts of these initiatives on recovery and resilience over the past few years.
Objectives of the Assignment
The primary objective is to conduct a scoping study and develop a framework to guide the development of a resilience index. Specifically, the study will identify indicators and methodologies for measuring the level of resilience of the ecosystems and communities to natural hazards and climate change.
Expected duration of the contract/assignment
Governance and Accountability
Facilities to be provided by UNDP
Scope of Price and Schedule of Payments
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Prepare an inception report, which shall include the following:
Conduct a comprehensive review of resilience definition, dimensions, and approaches from various lenses and sectors, and stocktaking of relevant indicators with readily available data. This includes review and collection of data from relevant documents on resilience:
Develop the Resilience framework
Develop priority indicators to be measured for each resilience dimension
Develop a framework for institutionalizing the measurement and reporting of the Resilience Index. This includes recommended strategies to address gaps (e.g., data collection/sharing, institutional, technical capacity), including the appropriate institutional structure/arrangement and instrument. This will build on the scoping study on resilience framework and indicators, which will serve as input in determining the agencies to be involved in the development of the resilience index.
Approach and Methodology
An Individual Consultant (IC) will be engaged to perform assigned activities and delivery of the outputs outlined in this TOR. Through the submission of an inception report, the selected Consultant must describe how it will deliver the activities and outputs outlined in this TOR; providing detailed work plan including timelines, activities, outputs, list of stakeholders, data collection methodology appropriate to the work context, reporting condition, and quality assurance mechanism. The IC may have his or her own support team to deliver the outputs of this project.
Deliverables and Schedules/Expected Outputs
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points)
The CV / P11 shall be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Only candidates with a minimum of 70 points from the overall evaluation of the Technical Proposal that includes CV, submission of two (02) published/written documents, and Plan of Approach and Methodology will be eligible for review of financial proposals.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload of a maximum of one document.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.