Disaster Risk Reduction - Climate Change Adaptation Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

Introduction:

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. It assists developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

In partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), GGGI Philippines is providing a technical assistance support to the CCC for the Operationalization of the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), referred to as the PSF Project.  The assistance has an overarching objective of identifying and addressing the critical and catalytic factors in the materialization of investment in climate change adaptation projects.  The assistance will also provide support to assist the local government units in project identification & development, and in complying with the processing requirements of the PSF. Moreover, resource mobilization support will also be provided to augment the PSF budget appropriation, presently at US$25million.

CCC is the lead policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate government programs and ensure mainstreaming of climate change in national, local, and sectoral development plans towards a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines.  It also acts as the Secretariat to the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Board.

People’s Survival Fund

The PSF was created by Republic Act 10174[1] as an annual fund intended for local government units (LGUs) and accredited local/community organizations to implement climate change adaptation projects that will better equip vulnerable communities to deal with the impacts of climate change. It supplements the annual appropriations allocated by relevant government agencies and local government units for climate-change-related programs and projects.

By the nature of the fund and its limitations, PSF is intended to cater to the needs or meet funding gaps for climate adaptation projects of local communities.  Possible projects that can be funded by PSF should be aligned in the national or local climate change adaption-disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR) development plans, vulnerability and risk assessments, national or local strategic frameworks.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

The Consultant shall provide management and development of the Rapid Assessment Tool (qualitative [RATPA] and quantitative [RATKI] schemes) that will be used in the Rapid Assessment process as part of PSF project.  S/he shall work together with the Institutional and Capacity Development Expert and with the GGGI Project Manager in carrying out the assignment.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant shall:

  • Lead the impact and risk assessments, and climate science in the rapid assessment;
  • Develop the Rapid Assessment Tools including RATPA and RATKI schemes that will be used in the Rapid Assessment;
  • Work closely with the Institutional and Capacity Development Expert to identify and assess impacts and risks, and to help develop the most appropriate assessment and approval strategies;
  • Work closely with PSF Secretariat, TEC, NPTEs, LGUs and LCOs to plan the assessment work, and integrate it into their planning, development and approval efforts;
  • Lead the conduct and implementation of the RATKI and RATPA;
  • Advocate and promote awareness and understanding between disaster reduction and recovery and climate change adaptation, as well as of the links and mutually supportive goals of sustainable development that benefits the PSF;
  • Provide technical inputs for the developments of a capacity development strategy, a business plan and the curriculum for the PSF;
  • Provide technical support to the formulation of initiatives for capacity building in pre-disaster recovery planning (preparedness for recovery) and in managing post-disaster recovery processes of national and local authorities;
  • Provide input to the development of technical training packages for all target groups and provides a peer review function; in certain cases carries out selected training events;
  • Provide technical inputs into the work of the multi-stakeholder coordination mechanism at all levels and other relevant institutions;
  • Advise on key policy and legal issues pertaining to the project; engages on and contributes to policy dialogues on all levels, including the national level;
  • Identify and follow up on potential opportunities for resource mobilization in support of PSF activities. This shall include support from bilateral development partners, the international financial institutions, as well as cost-sharing with the government; and
  • Ensure Knowledge Management and Learning, provides technical inputs in conducting DRR and CCA related research as well as the dissemination of research findings and recommendations to the stakeholders.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The Consultant shall deliver the following outputs:

  Output 1:  Work Plan – describes the approach, initial activities, and other plans to produce the outputs. It shall contain the project timeline for each of the activities identified.  Potential issues, risks and the proposed mitigation plans shall be addressed, if appropriate.

  Output 2:  Rapid Assessment Tool – shall contain the qualitative (Rapid Assessment Tool through Participatory Approaches [RATPA] and quantitative approaches (Rapid Assessment Tool with Key indicators [RATKI]) that will be used to design/assess and evaluate the present conditions, provide possible courses of action and resource requirements, and cover all the issues required for successful assessment. This RAT will also identify capacity needs to strengthen institutional development in order to provide quality and reliable services.

  Output 3:  Rapid Assessment Report – this shall contain the overall report, recommendations to the PSF Secretariat on various strategic areas for the efficient operation of the PSF.  It shall provide the overarching framework on the succeeding activities of the PSF work, as this will define the specific activities and interventions needed to effectively operationalize the overall process of PSF.  The results can be used for policy debates, for developing a more profound strategy for determining focus areas for development assistance, and for planning and implementing climate adaptation programs.

  Output 4:  Assignment Completion Report – the consultant shall prepare an Assignment Completion Report to document the primary activities undertaken together with the lessons learned. The report shall include other secondary tasks that have been conducted by the consultant to meet the objectives of the assignment.

      The timeline and payment allocation for each of the deliverables are as follows:

Outputs/Deliverables

Submission Date*

Payment %

Output 1: Work Plan

2nd week

15%

Output 2: Rapid Assessment Tool

                   -Qualitative Approach (RATPA)

                   -Quantitative Approach (RATKI)

8th week

35%

Output 3: Submission of Rapid Assessment Report

12th week

35%

Output 4: Assignment Completion Report

16th week

15%

                   *from contract signing date

All reports must be in English, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and digital formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes.

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

  • Masters level or higher, in a relevant field (environmental science, climate and disaster sciences, physical sciences or engineering);
  • Minimum of 10 years of climate change and adaptation experience, together with experience in planning and managing programmes and relevant advocacy initiatives in disaster reduction, emergency response and post-disaster recovery;
  • Demonstrated abilities and contributions to policy and guideline formulation, resource mobilization, team building, team leadership and management;
  • Application of theoretical knowledge in the design, management and evaluation of complex, multi-disciplinary capacity building programmes involving national governments, civil society and international organizations;
  • Experience in establishing inter-organizational networks and partnerships at the operational level;
  • Knowledge of the country and related DRR and CCA profile/context, including the political, economic and social dimensions will be considered as an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills are required;
  • Experience in training and mentoring staff on projects; and
  • Sound reputation with national agencies and research institutions.

[1] An Act establishing the People’s Survival Fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of climate change, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “Climate Change Act of 2009”, and for other purposes.   

 


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED