Objectives of the Consultancy:
The overall objective of this consultancy is to carry out a feasibility study involving desk review and field work to generate secondary data that will feed into the proposal development process.
- Review related literature and databases for data on climate and weather, hydrology; alternative livelihood options; and population as well as population density for the target communities in South western and Eastern Uganda;
- Compile and analyze the required data and submit it to MWE and UNDP.
Under this component, the consultant will implement the following specific tasks related to the assignment:
Climate change: Undertake desk review and compile and analyze information on climate & weather in South Western and Eastern Uganda. Additionally, the consultant is expected to review climate related databases and generate climate and weather data for the last 30-40 years for South western and Eastern Uganda. The consultant is also expected to collect data to provide evidence on:
- Specific impacts of climate change on wetland degradation and livelihoods of those in the targeted areas;
- How the reduction in the water table in both “western and eastern Wetlands Basin” in the targeted districts will affect the population, i.e. How many will be affected, what are the economic and livelihood losses?;
- The rate of wetland loss per year, and the potential loss (livelihoods, economic, Environmental loss) if no intervention is taken;
- Environmental impacts (both good and bad), social impacts, economic co-benefits and gender.
Hydrology: Review related literature and compile and analyze data on hydrology. Specifically, the consultant should look at the following:
- Water quality;
- Water quantity including flow rates;
- Water/ wetland coverage, taking into account the seasonality variations.
Livelihoods: Review the alternative livelihood options in wetland areas in the target communities; highlighting the opportunity costs of moving away from the wetlands and analysis of the options; and best practices for management of wetlands.
Governance, sustainability and exit strategy:
- Identify the specific capacities or resource constraints of the government to address the wetland degradation challenges themselves (barrier);
- Assess if there has been any community consultations of any sort in the areas targeted by this project?;
- Identify some exit strategies, i.e. what is already in place that will ensure sustainability (not what is planned);
- Quantification of the co-benefits (E.3.1) ? Environmental impacts (both good and bad), social impacts, economic co-benefits and gender impact.
Population and beneficiary analysis: Review related information on population in the target communities. The consultant should also look at the past three census data (2014, 2002, and 1991); and provide population data (disaggregated by gender, and location). Data on population density should be sourced and provided by the consultants. Identify and suggest the beneficiary groups:
- Break down of beneficiaries, how many men and women, landless, etc;
- quantification of the co-benefits
- Signing of the contract and presentation of acceptable inception report
- Presentation of revised draft Feasibility study report.
Required Skills and Experience
- At least Master of Science in Environment and natural resources or in any other relevant field of study (A PhD is an added advantage).
- Proven track record in experiences in developing natural resources management and Climate change adaptation/ mitigation projects;
- At least 7 years of experience in the relevant field.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- The Consultant shall work under the overall supervision of the Director of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Water and Environment in close consultation with UNDP and other relevant key agencies;
- The consultant shall work with relevant officials and committees within the Ministry of Water and Environment on day-to-day activities and submit daily/weekly/monthly reports as required and agreed in the work plan/time schedule.
Duration of the Work:
- The duration of contract shall be 10 working days with effect from 15th February 2018 to end of April 2018;
- The duration of the consultancy contract may be extended if required by Wetlands Management Department;
- Delay in submission of the report as per the agreed time schedule will be liable for payment of penalty as per the contract agreement.
The consultant will be based in Kampala and will be attached with the Ministry of Water and Environment under the overall supervision of the Director of Environmental Affairs. The consultant might require travelling within Uganda for workshops, data gatherings and for other purposes as per the guidance provided by the Ministry of Water and Environment.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
- The consultant is required to offer a Lump Sum fee for the assignment. The lump sum amount must be “all-inclusive”. Should there be a requirement for the consultant to travel to other districts, the consultant will be paid Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) at the UN rate prevailing at the time of sourcing for travel;
- The schedule of payment for the services will be guided by the contract agreement.
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 #43692).
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.76809).
- 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.
- 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 #43692. For further clarifications, please contact; [email protected]; [email protected]