Consultancy Assignment: Assessment on potential Nature-based Solutions and Climate Change adaptation options in the Ayeyarwady Delta

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Home-based/Remote

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for Consultancy Assignment: Assessment on potential Nature-based Solutions and Climate Change adaptation options in the Ayeyarwady Delta who will be working for three months by home-based with potential travels to Ayeyarwady delta in Myanmar.

Background

WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy within national policies, and sustaining and protecting biodiversity and ecological connectivity of the landscape through an integrated landscape approach, and the Ayeyarwady river basin through an integrated river basin approach. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm
Myanmar’s climate is projected to shift dramatically in the coming decades, having a lasting and significant impact on Myanmar’s ecosystems and, in turn, on human health, agriculture, food security, infrastructure, local livelihoods and the larger economy. In the year 2017, WWF Myanmar developed its first assessment of climate risk in Myanmar. The report presented climate risk information including observed climate and future projections of temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and various extreme events, and outlined how this information can be used in decision-making.

Objectives of the Consultancy

WWF-Myanmar invites consultancies and/or institutions to conduct a detailed Vulnerability Assessment of mangrove ecosystems and delta communities in the Ayeyarwady Region. The assessment should consider vulnerability to climate change as well as potential adaptation measures that can be implemented under the current context. The target areas for this assignment are three townships in the Ayeyarwady delta.

The approach should be participatory, involving stakeholders to ensure an understanding of their perspectives and knowledge; engaging local communities living in and adjacent to the areas of interest; and including stakeholders in the identification of potential adaptation measures with a special focus on nature-based solutions.

Scope of work

The consultant is expected to provide a detailed methodology and timeline with a work plan and seek approval from WWF at the start of the contract.

Detailed scope of work, outputs and deliverables can be seen here.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in Climate Change and development, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Environment resources management, Environmental Law, Planning or a closely-related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of climate change resilience and vulnerability, adaptation measures and nature-based solutions.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience preferably in the area of climate resilient integrated natural resources planning at national and sub-national levels;
  • Demonstrated spatial analysis experiences in delivering similar assessments and development of knowledge products in any delta region. 
  • Experience working with research, data collection and other relevant professionals. 
  • High sense of responsibility and commitment.
  • Able to complete the task according to the deadline.

Interested applicants may submit their proposal, clearly stating their fit for this position, together with expected consultancy fee (including breakdown) and CVs to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm or deliver to WWF-Myanmar office at 15C, Than Taman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon by 20 December 2022 (Tuesday).

For additional information or clarification, you can email to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development