Consultancy Vulnerability Assessment, Environmental Social Economic Baselines and M&E Framework
Objectives and deliverables
The objectives of this assignment are to:
1) Conduct a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) in Kapchorwa and Bulambuli Districts of the Sipi Catchment of the Mt. Elgon ecosystem and produce a consolidated current status report on VA to enable a better understanding of the cause/effect relationships behind climate change and its impact on people, economic sectors and socio-ecological systems.
2) Determine, document and develop baseline indicators and an M&E Framework for measuring socioeconomic parameters, environmental conditions, ecosystem service provision and impact of the continuing and the yet-to-be-established new measures on ecosystems measures and/or ecosystem service provisions in both the old and new IUCN and MWE project sites.
The consultant(s) is/are expected to deliver the following outputs to be approved by the Ministry of Water and Environment and IUCN at all relevant stages of the consultancy:
1) Inception Report explaining the approach and methodology to be used in executing the assignment.
2) Draft and Final Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Reports.
3) Draft and Final EbA Baselines Reports (economic, environmental, and social, for each site).
4) Draft and Final Interactive M&E and Knowledge Management Tool(s) for tracking progress, developed based on the assessed and defined environmental, social, and economic baselines indicators.
Qualifications and Experience
The preferred approach is to have a small team of 2-3 Experts bridging several disciplines and that should meet the following criteria:
- Advanced university degrees (Master's or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Social Sciences OR a related field.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental assessment, climate change impacts assessment, natural resource management, and sustainable development.
- Experience in assessing vulnerability of natural, physical and social systems including ecosystem services, identification and prioritization of adaptation measures/interventions.
- Profound knowledge and skills in Ecosystem-based Adaptation and in leading participatory learning processes.
- Project evaluation/review experience will be considered an asset.
- Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies.
- Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
- Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and gender sensitive evaluation and analysis.
- Strong analytical skills, excellent organisational, communication and writing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to write technical information coherently and concisely.
The total duration of this assignment is 21 billable man days spread over a period of 2 months effective 1 st April, 2018 and terminating by 30th May, 2018 at the latest.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals/organisations are requested to submit their Application Letters clearly demonstrating their relevant skills and experience for the tasks mentioned as supported by copies of CVs. The Application Letters should be accompanied by; (i) Technical Proposal and (ii) Financial Proposal. The Technical Proposal should explain your skills and pastrelevant experience, understanding of the scope of the overall assignment and each of the tasks, a description of the overall approach, including the methodology and tools for each task, as well as the scheduling. The Financial Proposal should indicate both professional and re-imbursable costs separately, as well as a statement on VAT or Withholding Tax. Applications should be sent electronically or hand delivered to the following address by 4.30 pm 1 6 t h Ma r c h , 2018:
The Country Representative,
IUCN Uganda Country Office Plot 39,
Babiiha Avenue P. O. Box 10950 Kampala, Uganda