REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FOR A BASELINE STUDY, ESTABLISHING A MONITORING & EVALUATION SYSTEM, AND RECRUITING COMMUNITY FACILITATORS UNDER THE RURAL LIVELIHOODS’ ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HORN OF AFRICA PROJECT (RLACC II)
Date Issued: 6th April 2020
Project ID. No: P-Z1-A00-023
Financing Agreement Reference: 5550155001402
The Federal Republic of Somalia has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of Rural Livelihoods’ Adaptation to Climate Change in the Horn of Africa (RLACCII). It intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the following consultancy contracts for the;
The services under this project include the recruitment of consultants for:
Lot 1: Recruitment of a Consultancy Firm to Carry out a Baseline Study to Identify Risks and Vulnerability to Climate Related Hazard including household incomes, crop yields, rangeland trends, and forest production among others. The study will provide; (1) Project Implementation Unit staff and stakeholders with sufficient information to justify sustainable and viable interventions to enhance pastoral and agro pastoral resilience and (2) the basis for guiding subsequent adaptation strategies, which will ensure that the project implementation is managed in consideration of any climate-related risks and adaptation needs and options. Specific activities will include: review of all relevant documents, conducting consultations with key relevant partner institutions and experts to identify existing and past climate change interventions, conduct field consultations with local community groups on existing risks and vulnerabilities, identify priority areas with high risks and vulnerabilities and mainstream gender-based data to inform the impact of climate change on socio-economic activities of local communities.
The duration of Assignment will be six (6) months. Key experts required include a lead Consultant specialised in environmental studies, economics, social sciences, development studies, or related field, a technical assistant specialised in social sciences, sociology and field researchers specialised in environmental studies, Natural Resources Management, Social Science, or relevant field work or study.
Lot 2: Recruitment of a Consultancy Firm to Design of a Monitoring and Evaluation System for Four Regions namely Somaliland, Galmudug, Hirshabele and Puntland). The firm will work with the Project Implementation Team (PIT) based at IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre in Kenya to understand the Project implementation operational procedures, key performance indicators, outcomes and outputs. The envisaged M&E System will be anchored on the Project results framework and the associated arrangements for results monitoring (tracking plan) to facilitate efficient linkage of the results chain from inputs – activities – outputs – outcomes indicators with gender disaggregated data for each project components in addressing the project goal. Specific objectives include; for each identified indicator, defining for the key performance indicators; data to be collected, sources and collection frequency; data collection methods; developing data capturing tools, storage procedures with most suitable analytical procedures required to transform the collected/recorded data into useful monitoring and evaluation information; setting out mechanisms for ensuring effective reporting and feedback; and developing a user friendly computer system capable of storing and retrieving the information and data that are compatible with systems/ formats from other sources so that findings from similar activities can be compared.
The duration of Assignment will be eight (8) months. Key experts will include; a team leader specialising in information management/ technology, computer science or relevant field work; Data Analyst; Database Analyst/ Designer, and Quality Assurance/Testing expert
Lot 3: Recruitment of Four Individual Consultants/ Community Facilitators, one for each region to be stationed in Beledwein, Borama, Garowe and Guriel: They will among other activities; Collect and analyse project information; Lead needs assessments in target areas to inform project development and implementation utilizing tools; Identify communities with particular needs and vulnerabilities in order to prioritize project activities; Facilitate local communities to assess and prioritize key risks and threats to climate hazards; ; Mobilize local communities, local government and other stakeholders to implement community activities; Provide support for the strengthening of community-based organizations and associations; Lead capacity building activities; Prepare regular progress reports and other reports, etc.
The contract duration will be a one-year performance-based contract, renewable up to a maximum of two years. The community facilitators are expected to have a degree in social sciences, management, international relations, political science or relevant academic discipline and relevant experience related to community mobilization or civic activism or related area;
The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultancy firms may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Consultants are advised to clearly indicate the lot number and the title of the assignment they are expressing interest in.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Procurement Framework for Bank Group-Funded Operations”, dated October 2015, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below, between 08:00 hours to 16:00 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered by email or to the address below by 30 April 2020 at 3:00pm and mention “the lot number and title of the assignment”
Director, IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
ICPAC HQs, Kibiku Area, Ngong Town, Kajiado Country, Kenya
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org and www.icpac.net www.igad.it