Uganda nationals: National Consultant to document 4 unique case studies on climate change adaptation practices in Fisheries ad Aquaculture in Lake Victoria Basin

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Kampala, , UG

Background

The Project “Supporting Developing Countries to Integrate Agriculture Sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” is Directly implemented by UNDP and FAO in Uganda and 7 other countries. The project has a goal of integrating climate change concerns related to agriculture-based livelihoods within existing national planning and budgeting processes of the selected countries. The integration of adaptation options in planning frameworks and budgets is expected to contribute to the enhancement of:

  • Institutional capacities and processes for operationalizing climate response strategies in the agricultural sector;
  • Access to international financing opportunities, such as the climate finance sources from GEF and Green Climate Fund; and
  • More strategic allocations of national budgets earmarked for adaptation investments
  • The results and processes used will be highly relevant to inform other sectors of good practices in integrating adaptation needs into national planning and budgeting.
  • Lessons and experiences from the other 7 countries where similar interventions are being implemented.  

The Uganda component of the three-year program is supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment’s (BMUB) and International Climate Initiative (IKI); with USD$700,000 earmarked to support interventions. This project responds to UNFCCC conclusions that invited UN organizations, specialized agencies, and bilateral organizations to enhance financial and technical support to the NAP process for developing countries. Through the NAP-Ag project, FAO and UNDP will extend technical assistance to the Government of Uganda and other partners in developing and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Agriculture Sector.

The NAP process in Uganda will build on previous government responses to climate challenges, such as developing the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) in 2007.  The NAPA were considered as immediate interventions that have to be implemented in response to climate change challenges.  Priority interventions were identified by agricultural stakeholders in the country, to cushion the country from climate change impacts and effects.  The NAPA projects were implemented and have provided lessons that can be used for development and implementation of NAPs process.

Results of this consultancy shall contribute to Outcome 4 – Advocacy and knowledge-sharing on NAPs promoted and to Output 4.1 Convened exchanges on science and technology and economics of adaptation to support the integration of adaptation options into national investment plans managed. The target will be to provides an opportunity for sharing lessons and experiences that can be used to inform different processes in Uganda and elsewhere in the world for implementing climate change interventions. 

Objective:

To document the impacts of climate change on Lake Ecosystems, the vulnerabilities of the human population depending on the ecosystem and existing technologies for adaptation.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy is designed to generate information that shall be used to inform the NAPs process.

Scope of work and deliverables:

The overall objective of the project is to “integrate climate change concerns as they affect agricultural sector-based livelihoods into associated national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes.” It is hoped that this will be achieved through strengthening Technical capacity and institutions on NAPs, developing integrated roadmaps for NAPs, improving evidence-based results for NAPs and promoting advocacy and knowledge-sharing on NAPs.

UNDP Uganda is therefore seeking for services of a National consultant to carry out the following assignments:

  • Document 4 unique case studies of adaptation practices in fisheries and aquaculture with in Lake Victoria basin;
  • Identify replicable/ scalable adaptation practices for the aquatic ecosystems of Uganda.

Proposed tasks:

  • Assess the vulnerabilities of the aquatic ecosystems in the Lake Victoria basin and the human population that depends on it to climate change;
  • Propose measures to address the vulnerabilities identified;
  • Identify climate change adaptation practices/ case studies within the fisheries subsector in Lake Victoria basin;
  • Identify barriers that may hinder the acquisition, deployment, and diffusion of prioritized technologies; and develop a Technology Action Plan (TAP) specifying activities and enabling frameworks required to overcome the barriers to the transfer, adoption, and diffusion of selected technologies in the region;
  • Identify and profile 4 unique adaptation case studies (2 land and 2 water based; taking note of the Indigenous Knowledge and/or scientific background underlying them;
  • Design a costed- upscaling plan based on the four case studies taking care of the requirements for gender equality and youth empowerment in the planning and budgeting processes.

Deliverables:

The consultant shall deliver the following:

  • A climate vulnerability report for the area, the climate change impacts, relevant adaptation options and Technology Action Plan;
  • A validated report on priority adaptation technologies for the Lake Victoria Basin containing the 4 prioritized adaptation; technologies, barrier analysis and enabling Framework for the deployment and diffusion of those technologies;
  • 2 Policy briefs and 2 fact sheets targeted at policy makers, CSOs and other stakeholders respectively.
 
Competencies
  • Ability to deliver high quality results on time;
  • Good communication and organizational skills, with demonstrated evidence of capacity to produce and present good reports;
  • Ability to draft concise and informative documentation in English for a range of uses from detailed progress reports to media releases including ability to analyse complex information and to draw out the key points and issues and to present these in a way that can be easily understood;
  • Designing, and implementing communications strategies;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to act professionally and flexibly to engage with government officials, donor representatives, and local communities;
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of climate change and adaptataion, as well as community-based natural resource management;
  • Familiarity with the socio-economic set up of fisheries management and fish farming communitiies in Uganda, including global, regional and national frameworks on Climate Change adaptation;
  • Demonstrated ability and excellent communication skills to facilitate and coordinate interviews and focus group discussion;
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in working with various stakeholders including civil society, government institutions, and international organizations.
 
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture or Agriculture Economics, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Water Resource Management, Environment and Natural Resources Management  

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in fisheries, aquaculture and rural appraisals.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications, technical and financial proposal.

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
    Financial Criteria weight; [30%]

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points:

  • Relevance of education – 10 Points;
  • Language skills – 5 Points;
  • Knowledge of the area of work and expectation from the activities being covered-15 points;
  • Relevance of professional experience in conducting assignments of similar nature and scope especially in the area of agriculture- 25 points;
  • Experience in writing/publication- 15 points.

Financial proposal (Maximum 30 points): appropriateness shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.

Financial assessment:

A lump sum amount approach shall be used with the following expectations:

  • The lump sum amount must be “all-inclusive”;
  • The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost of components;
  • For duty travels, UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates prevailing at the time of sourcing, for the duty station and all other cities indicated in the TOR as part of duty travel destinations will be used.  This will give offerors an indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination, to aid their determination of the appropriate fees and financial proposal amount, but it does not imply that Offerors are entitled to DSA payment; and
  • The initial payment includes the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. This implies that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.  

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/. (Reference #.36047).

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 (Ref no.70966).

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II);
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Technical proposal:

  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • A methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment;
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (Annex II);
  • Annexes 1 and II – may be downloaded from the UNDP Procurement Notices Website -http://procurement-notices.undp.org/ – under reference #.36047 For further clarifications, please contact; [email protected]; [email protected];

Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only


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