ToR for the Urban Planning and Climate Change Resilience Expert/Team Leader
We are seeking a highly experienced and successful international Team Leader who will combine team leader functions with those of an expert on urban climate change resilience with the ability to design and oversee the subproject activities and deliver desired outputs on monitoring and evaluation of urban climate change resilience; provision of technical backstopping, capacity building and knowledge sharing activities; and the production and dissemination of knowledge products.
The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) aims to scale up urban climate change resilience (UCCR) especially for the urban poor across 25 secondary cities in Asia, prioritizing seven of ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs), namely Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Viet Nam. The UCCRTF takes an urban systems-centered approach that supports climate change integration into city planning, project development and implementation, and knowledge sharing and capacity building, to reduce the risks of increasing urbanization and climate change on urban populations, particularly the poor.
Subproject 2 (SP2) will support a range of activities that generate and disseminate evidence and experience-based knowledge related to UCCR based primarily on UCCRTF supported interventions. SP2 will support knowledge inputs to enhance the quality of existing and proposed UCCRTF interventions, but will also use a learning-based approach to monitoring & evaluation (M&E) that will enable supported projects to become generators of knowledge in the new and emerging field of resilience.
The assignment shall cover at least 27 towns in 7 countries, to be implemented from March 2017 to December 2021. To date, UCCRTF has supported activities in 27 towns—Bangladesh (7) India (3), Indonesia (2), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (5), Philippines (2), and Vietnam (7). Details of the cities covered and action required are given in Annex 1, which is subject to revisions.
The main objectives of this project are as follows:
Output 1: Monitoring and reporting on UCCRTF Activities shall include, among others:
Output 2: Technical backstopping, capacity development and knowledge sharing activities for targeted cities, communities and individuals on UCCR
Output 3: Knowledge products on experiences emerging from UCCRTF projects
Perform other tasks as deemed necessary to ensure the successful completion of the assignment.
The Urban Planning and Climate Change Resilience Expert/Team Leader (International). He/she should meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Experience of at least 15 years in urban management/planning/resilience work, preferably with experience working in international settings
- Demonstrated ability to supervise a team of experts. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in similar projects for multilateral/bilateral organizations
- Expertise in ensuring coordination and cohesion among the activities of the various experts in the team
- Ability to work with multiple stakeholders, including government, private sector and donor agencies
- Excellent English language skills, including the ability to conduct oral presentations and to produce written reports of high quality
Founded in Washington, DC in 1969, ICF is a professional services consultancy employing over 5,000 employees across the world working out of over 70 offices. ICF is listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NASDAQ) and reported gross revenue of over US$1 billion in 2015.
ICF partners with government, multilateral and bilateral organizations and commercial clients to provide services in a wide range of policy areas. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire programme lifecycle.
ICF’s International Development practice, with offices in London, Brussels, Delhi and Beijing, has a distinguished record of international development professional services across three key lines of business: Urban Planning & Infrastructure, Planning, Governance & Public Sector Reforms; and Energy and Climate Change. These lines operate alongside – and often in tandem – with each other, offering an integrated and complementary capability covering the entire policy programme and project cycle, including research, formulation, and financial and impact assessment, implementation and evaluation. Our overall aim is the sustainable development and pro-poor growth of the communities in which we work.
ICF has established a solid reputation for innovation and excellence through its work for clients including the Asian Development Bank, DFID, the World Bank, the European Union, UN agencies, USAID, national and regional governments, local authorities and private sector clients. ICF has managed large frameworks for these clients, for DFID in particular.
ICF continues to position itself at the forefront of all environmental and climate issues. ICF received two awards from Environmental Business International, the publishers of Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ) and Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), for 2015. Specifically, ICF won a CCBJ Business Achievement Award in the Growth category for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, and an EBJ Technology Merit Award for Information Technology. ICF was recognized by CCBJ for its expanding work with government, non-profit, and commercial entities in understanding and interpreting climate science, assessing vulnerabilities, managing risks, and communicating findings.
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