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Web Developer Consultant

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Sep 302020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 25 Oct 2020

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

B. Background

The overall goal of the Geospatial Information Department of ADPC is to increase uses of geospatial technology, data, and information by countries in Asia for supporting decision making related to disaster risk management and climate resilience.

SERVIR-Mekong is a program that promotes the use and availability of publicly available satellite imagery and related geospatial decision-support tools/products to help key stakeholders and decision makers in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam better predict and manage floods and other natural disasters, improve agricultural risk management, manage land-use more sustainably, and help governments and communities increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. Funded by USAID, and with lead scientific and technical support from NASA, SERVIR-Mekong is being implemented by ADPC with inputs from consortium partners. Further details on SERVIR-Mekong can be found at https://servir.adpc.net/

USAID recently received additional budget from the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative of the White House to support SERVIR-Mekong activities related to enhancing opportunities for women to participate meaningfully in the project. Part of the funding is used to further improve the Gender Equality Monitoring tool developed by SERVIR-Mekong. The funding is managed by Chemonics International (https://chemonics.com/), which implements the SERVIR Support mechanism.

Accordingly, a qualified and experienced Web Developer Consultant will be hired to take a responsibility on the improvement of the Gender Equality Monitoring tool. He/she will have a contract with Chemonics International while working closely with and reporting to the SERVIR-Mekong team at ADPC.

C. Statement of Intent

The Web Developer Consultant will work closely with the SERVIR-Mekong geospatial data scientists and the gender specialist in developing a new version of the Gender Equality Monitoring tool. The Web Developer Consultant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

The Web Developer Consultant will improve the Gender Equality Monitoring (GEM) tool through the following steps.

  • Developing a work flow to be approved by the supervisor,
  • Working in close consultation with the SERVIR-Mekong gender specialist and the geospatial data scientist,**
  • Presenting the improved tool to the SERVIR-Mekong team to take feedback,**
  • Finalizing the GEM tool taking into account the feedback received, **
  • Handing over all the codes used in and for the assignment, and**
  • Documenting the process and outputs for an approval by the supervisor.**

E. Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geo-informatics or related field
  • Familiarity and ability to work with web mapping applications and Web Frameworks such as Django
  • Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, html and css
  • Understanding of the basic GIS
  • Familiarity with cloud storage and computing technologies
  • Knowledge of relational database models such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Personal Qualities and Competencies
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and takes initiative.
  • Self-directed, dynamic, pays attention to details, independent with excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work and time independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented work style, and experience in working in a multi- cultural environment.
  • Strong desire to learn, undertake new challenges, must be a creative problem-solver, must have self- confidence, willingness to work hard.

F. Key Activities and Deliverables:

The Web Developer Consultant will carry out the duties described in section D, with the main target to develop a new version of the Gender Equality Monitoring (GEM) tool. Key deliverables for this assignment are:

  1. Detailed work flow for completing the GEM tool,

  2. Test version of the improved GEM tool for review and feedback,

  3. Final operational version of the improved GEM tool,

  4. All the codes used in and for the assignment, and

  5. A report documenting the process and outputs.

G. Reporting Relationships

The Web Developer Consultant will report to the SERVIR-Mekong Science and Data Lead.

H. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for 2 months.

H. Selection Method

The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process.

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested Candidates please submit the following required documents and information:

i) completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net);

ii) resume,

iii) copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter;

iv) It is mandatory to declare the daily rate or monthly rate the application is receiving currently.

Application must be submitted to adpcjobs@adpc.net within 25 October 2020, before midnight, Bangkok time.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.

Note: Applicant who submits incomplete documents required as listed above will not be considered.

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Grants Management Officer

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Sep 292020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 7 Oct 2020

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

B. Background

The World Bank has recently approved the project on Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) in South Asia, a $39.5 million initiative that will be jointly implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES).

The overall aim of the project is to build resilience to climate change risks by sharing regional data and knowledge, developing regional standards and guidelines for infrastructure, and promoting climate-resilient policies and investments. The key target sectors under this project such as agriculture, transport, water, planning, and finance will be piloted in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. ADPC is entrusted for the component 2 focusing on Enabling Climate Resilient Policies and Standards for Development with the following sub-components:

  1. Policy and knowledge interventions for climate risk management

  2. Sector guidelines and advisory Services on climate resilient design and standards

  3. Technical Support and Capacity Building to Implement Climate-Risk Management Solutions

  4. Innovation for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

The sub-component “Innovation for Climate Adaptation and Resilience” is implemented as part of the World Bank’s Program for Asia Resilience to Climate Change Multi Donor Trust Fund (PARCC TF Grant). This is financed by DFID which will crowdsource innovative and disruptive technology solutions for resilience through grant awards, matchmaking and pilot-testing. This involves a number of actions (e.g. formulation of resilience innovation, call for proposal, judging, award, presentation of results, documentation, and outreach) in phases and is expected to stimulate innovators to explore more climate-smart approaches to development in the region. The resilience innovation is further divided into two categories:

  1. Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) will promote innovation in the South Asia Region (SAR) through award of grants to eligible and qualifying innovators. This would include problem statements around Climate Data and information including short-term EWS and longer-term climate outlook data. The Climate Innovation Challenge will, therefore, aim to facilitate innovative solutions for their application and scale-up across different sectors, and tiers (national, sub-national and local/community) for greater impact.

  2. TechEmerge Resilience India Challenge will be undertaken in India in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as a technical partner with an aim to crowd in private-sector expertise and market-based innovation for resilience through the use of disruptive technologies to address climate and disaster resilience challenges. After a comprehensive needs-assessment, an open global call will be launched to source relevant proven well-tested solutions, that can be customized for the region. With the support of a network of technical advisors, the most relevant innovators will be selected and matched with beneficiary users to adopt and implement local pilot projects and form new partnerships. CARE project will provide grant funding to winning innovators and provide appropriate support for field testing/pilot activities.

More details are available on ADPC website.

C. Statement of Intent

The Grant Management Officer will be the team member of the ADPC’s CARE Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and assist in the overall implementation of the CARE project sub-component 2.4 technically and operationally.

The Officer will assist in the management of innovation grants, its disbursement, utilization as per the project objectives.

This position is located in Bangkok, Thailand and reports to the WB CARE PIU

Note:

It is not the intent of this Position Description to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibility.

D. Key Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority, the Grant Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Innovation Grant Management

  • Assist the Grant Manager in reviewing the proposals received from shortlisted Innovators for TechEmerge Resilience India as well as the applicants of Climate Innovation Challenge.
  • Conduct due diligence on the selected proposal and make sure that the applicants are eligible and comply with the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Guidelines and in accordance with its prevailing sanctions policies and procedures as set forth in the WBG’s Sanctions Framework.
  • Prepare procurement documentation and ensure it follows the ADPC Procurement Guideline and “World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers”, dated July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018, and the “Guidelines on Preventing and Combating Fraud and Corruption in Projects Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants”, dated October 15, 2006, and revised in January, 2011, and as of July 1, 2016.
  • Liaise with World Bank’s Finance and Procurement team and ensure all pre-award documentation meet the financial and procurement procedures.
  • Work closely with the ADPC Human Resource Department for contract compliance and sub-grant agreements.
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure proper and timely disbursement of funds to the sub-grant awardees, in accordance with ADPC procedures and CARE project Operations Manual.

Grant Monitoring and Reporting

  • Keep a track on the DFIF Trust Fund use for CARE sub component 2.4 as per the agreed budget and workplan. Prepare necessary documentation for withdrawals anticipated by ADPC
  • Draft periodic financial reports on the Grant implementation for the Project Director’s review and submission to WB .
  • Ensure that grantees’ policies meet WB’s requirements by overseeing due diligence checks on grantees that evaluate their financial management and accounting practices and systems, environmental protection, and other relevant activities

E. Qualifications

Education

A University Bachelor’s degree in arts, science, or management related experience in grant management.

Work Experience

At least 5 years of experience in program support, coordination and management of grants. Previous experience in DFID and/or World Bank grants management is desirable.

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent and highly experienced in preparation and monitoring of budget, management and financial reporting
  • Excellent organizational and office administration skills, able to multi-task
  • Experienced in marketing and customer service functions
  • Growing network in disaster, development, and humanitarian NGO sectors, partner and donor agencies
  • Fluent in oral and written English communication skills

Languages

English is the working languages of ADPC. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another language is an advantage.

F. Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Project Director CARE Project Implementation Unit and guided by the Deputy Executive Director

G. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for 2 year.

H. Selection Method

Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods. The staff will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process.

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net within 7 October 2020 at midnight Bangkok Time.

ADPC encourages diversity in workplace and supports an inclusive work environment. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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Knowledge Management Officer

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Sep 292020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 12 Oct 2020

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Established in 1986, ADPC is a regional international organization with a vision to reducing disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC works with governments across 26 countries through strategic partnerships to mainstream disaster and climate risk into development policies for risk reduction systems, investment decisions, and climate change adaptation actions. In addition to its headquarter in Bangkok, ADPC currently has offices/representation in 11 countries. ADPC, over the last 3 decades, has established strong collaborative partnership with national focal agencies on DRR, Climate Change and key sectoral ministries and stakeholders at all levels across Asia, through joint-projects, technical assistance, capacity building, and regional policy dialogues. More details on ADPC and its programs can be found at www.adpc.net

B. Background

Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP.

To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate resilient investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC is implementing a five-years project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.

ADPC intends to hire a Knowledge Management (KM) Officer to help coordinate and manage KM-related activities for the CARE for South Asia project and also for other projects (both current and the future) under the Risk Governance Department.

C. Statement of Intent

The Knowledge Management Officer will coordinate, update and manage the knowledge-sharing website under the CARE for South Asia project. S/he will also develop content for the website with support and advice from technical teams. S/he will also be responsible for providing assistance and inputs to the quarterly newsletter of the project.

The Knowledge Management Officer will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Note:

It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

The Knowledge Management Officer shall be responsible for the following tasks and duties:

  • Work with individual consultants/firms and the ADPC’s Communication Unit to develop the climate change knowledge hub / website for South Asia;
  • Coordinate with the project technical teams for gathering information and content and package the material for knowledge-sharing by using different tools and methods in addition to updating and maintaining the knowledge hub / website;
  • Research and analyze information and good practices from around Asia and beyond about climate change adaptation and resilience and organize and share it appropriately;
  • Research and organize updated climate change policies, plans, guidelines and other relevant materials from the South Asian countries with an initial focus on Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan;
  • Plan and organize virtual knowledge-sharing events focusing on climate change adaptation and resilience in South Asia;
  • Coordinate and gather information and content for the quarterly newsletter of the project;
  • Arrange, organize and maintain all the knowledge products produced under the CARE for South Asia project (technical reports, guidelines, manual, modules, research reports, articles, etc.);
  • Research, organize and update a list of regional and national academic institutions and organizations that are focusing on climate change adaptation and resilience in South Asia;
  • Develop annual knowledge sharing and regional awareness raising action plans;
  • Organize national and regional knowledge-sharing events with relevant stakeholders;
  • Facilitate South-South learning among CARE focused countries; and
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

E. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or other relevant fields;
  • At least three years of working experience in a similar role;
  • Excellent English language writing skills;
  • Proven experience in website and social media management;
  • Proven experience in advocacy and awareness-raising;
  • Advanced computer literacy – including presentation software, publishing, MS Office;
  • Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, and ability to work with a team in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience of working in an international non-profit organization is an advantage;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and be service-minded and detail-oriented;
  • Possess excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Good planning and organizing skills;
  • Experience with WordPress, Campaign monitor and Mail Chimp (preferred)

F. Reporting Relationships

The KM Officer will report to Director, Risk Governance Department.

G. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for two (2) year with possibility of extension, depending on performance and the availability of funds.

H. Selection Method

The staff will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourages diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.

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Resilient Transport Sector Specialist (Regional)

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Sep 292020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 12 Oct 2020

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

B. Background

Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP.

To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate resilient investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.

Scaling up the climate-resilient infrastructure strategy for strategic and rural roads plays a vital role in satisfactorily implementing all the required components of the project. It would involve development of standardized geospatial databases and other data for climate-related risk assessments on the transport sector.

Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will be required to provide technical support in developing relevant climate adaptation strategies for the transport sector in selected countries and reviewing existing standards and guidelines. S/he will be selected on competitive basis following World Bank Procurement Regulations.

The objectives of this consultancy service are to:

  • Technical input in revising guidelines (regional and countries) on climate-risk informed design and construction in the transport sector;
  • Support in risk assessment of the transport sector, including review and making geospatial databases of transport sectoral data, that will be used for the development of climate inclusive risk profile of transport sector in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • Support in conducting consultations and workshops to finalize methodologies for strategic and rural roads in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • Conduct training needs assessment and capacity building initiatives on climate change adaptation in the transport sector of the two focus countries

C. Statement of Intent

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will provide technical support in revising guidelines (regional and countries) on climate-risk informed design and construction in the transport sector, as well as reviewing existing climate-related hazard and risk-assessment approaches to develop inclusive risk assessment and climate change methodologies for strategic and rural roads in Bangladesh and Nepal. The Consultant will further support in reviewing regional guidelines and standards for climate resilient transportation infrastructure to identify key gaps and issues to support in capacity building.

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Note:

It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist shall be responsible for:

Review and Analysis:

  • Lead in reviewing regional guidelines, as well as the context of Bangladesh and Nepal and international best practice, on climate resilient transport infrastructure to identify needs and issues in transportation sector and support in drafting a report on gaps in current standards and guidelines for climate resilient transport infrastructure at the regional level;
  • Provide inputs in regional guidelines on resilient transport infrastructure, based on above review;
  • Undertake stocktaking of key barriers at national level towards operationalizing climate resilient roads strategy in Bangladesh and Nepal specifically;
  • Provide technical input in revising national guidelines on climate resilience for roads in Bangladesh and Nepal, based on above-mentioned stocktaking exercise;
  • Support Gender and Inclusion Specialist in developing an action plan to mainstreaming gender into budgeting, planning and transport sector development processes;
  • Manage the work plan and outputs of field Transport Specialists located in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Risk Assessment:

  • Provide technical inputs in conducting regional hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment for transport sector;
  • Technical input in collecting and evaluating geospatial data and other data needed for climate-related hazard, exposure, vulnerability, risk assessment for rural roads in Bangladesh and roads in Nepal to establish standardized geospatial databases needed;
  • Support in organizing consultations and workshops to finalize risk assessment and climate change assessment methodologies for roads in Bangladesh and Nepal;
  • Provide technical inputs to the report on evaluation of geospatial data for climate-related hazards for roads and to standardize geospatial databases in Bangladesh;
  • Provide technical inputs towards conducting climate inclusive vulnerability and risk assessments for Bangladesh and climate inclusive hazard assessment for Nepal;
  • Support developing hazard specific climate change scenarios suitable for resilient development planning in Nepal;
  • Support in stocktaking and develop a report on the current status of slope stabilization and protection using bioengineering/nature-based solutions in Nepal.

Support capacity building by:

  • Supporting the design of the training needs assessment on climate change adaptation and infrastructure design, climate public policy and climate finance in the transportation sector of two focus countries;
  • Providing inputs towards developing training workbook and support materials for inter-country and in-country customized training;
  • Assist in capacity development, awareness raising and Training of Trainers for national and sub-national agencies on hazard, vulnerability & risk assessment in Bangladesh and Nepal;
  • Conducting capacity building on climate-risk informed design and construction;
  • Facilitate policy dialogue and consultation events at regional level. Develop communication, knowledge-sharing documents and dissemination of best practices;
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Director (PD).

E. Qualifications

The candidate should at least have

  • A bachelor and a master’s degree in one or more subjects in transportation engineering, construction, disaster risk management, infrastructure, or equivalent combination of education;
  • At least 10 years of experience on transportation sector development, and having specific expertise in climate change adaptation and resilient transport infrastructure development is preferable;
  • Experience in developing climate-resilient strategies and innovative implementation of subsequent climate-resilient design and engineering practices;
  • Experience in utilizing geospatial data and other data for climate-related assessments;
  • Excellent English proficiency oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to general audience;
  • Experience on conducting training needs assessment and capacity building in relevant field would be an advantage;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of climate change impacts on transportation sector in South Asia;
  • International experience would be a plus.

F. Reporting Relationships

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will report to the Project Director and work in close coordination with Director, Geospatial Department, ADPC. The specialist will also coordinate with the other CARE project specialists at the regional and national level to carry out different activities under the project.

G. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for 1 year. The consultant’s performance will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

H. Selection Method

The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.

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REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) Computer and Related Equipment

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Sep 262020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 7 Oct 2021

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) is implementing the World Bank-financed multi-year program on Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia (CARE) (the “Project”), which aims to create an enabling environment for climate-resilient policies and investments across South Asia through the availability of climate data and analytics, decision-support systems, guidelines and standards, and capacities for their application, for piloting in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, noting that project outputs will contribute to the Climate Resilience Frameworks (policy and practice) in each target country, and that project outcomes have the potential for replication in other countries.

As per the procurement plan of this Project, ADPC will be hiring many positions, that require high professional and specific skills, to support headquarters (Bangkok) and also country offices, which include employee and/or temporary engagement (Consultant or Short-term contract). ADPC will provide the Computer and Related Equipment for Country Level Technical Support and Regional Cooperation.

Scope of work

· Provision of computer equipment with pre-installed open source office by the supplier

· Delivery of computer equipment and electronic devises to the address:

Thailand: 979/66-70 SM Tower, 24th Floor, Phaholyothin Road, Phayathai, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand

Bangladesh: House # 403 (2nd Floor), Road # 29, New DOHS- Mohakhali, Dhaka -1206, Bangladesh

Pakistan: C/O NHN/SPO. National Humanitarian Network First Floor, Ahmed Arcade Street 169, Sector G-13/3 Islamabad, Pakistan

Nepal: Center of Resilient Development (CoRD) PO Box: 1681 Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

· Provision of international warranty and service of equipment procured in the four project locations

This RFQ is for the procurement of Goods required in response to CARE Project. It is subject to procurement procedures. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has received financing from the World Bank (Bank) toward the cost of the CARE Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments.

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has its headquarters located in Bangkok, Thailand now invites quotations from suppliers for the Goods “Computer and Related Equipment” for Country Level Technical Support and Regional Cooperation described in Annex 1: Purchaser’s Requirements, attached to this RFQ.

Clarifications

Any clarification request regarding this RFQ may be sent in writing to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and email: procurement.care@adpc.net before 7th October 2020, 23:45 p.m. Bangkok Time. The Purchaser will forward copies of its response to all Suppliers including a description of the inquiry but without identifying its source.

How to apply:

Submission of Quotations

  1. Quotations are to be submitted in the form attached in Annex 2 at procurement.care@adpc.net . Quotations submitted as email attachments shall be in the form of scanned non- editable images.
  2. The deadline for submission of Quotations is at 23:45 p.m. Bangkok Time, 7th October 2020.
  3. The address for submission of Quotations is:

Attention: Sudarat Rakpuang**

E-mail address: procurement.care@adpc.net

Please visit: http://www.adpc.net/igo/contents/HRA/Joblist_bid.asp#sthash.zti3jjrG.dpbs

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Business Analyst (OCRM & Contact Center) – Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

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Sep 222020
 

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THB30,000 – THB69,999, 5 yr of exp, posted on 21 Sep 2020 08:38:00

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Women of Burma Training Intern

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Sep 162020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Alternative Asean Network on Burma
Closing date: 22 Sep 2020

WOMEN OF BURMA TRAINING INTERN

The preferred starting date for this position is on 15 October 2020. We plan to hold interviews during the last week of September. ALTSEAN reserves the right to interview and/or appoint suitable candidates beforehand, so early applications are encouraged.

ALTSEAN-Burma (the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma), a Bangkok-based human rights group, works with a broad range of people from Southeast Asia and beyond to promote the cause of human rights and democracy in Burma.

We are looking for a resilient and committed woman to join the training team as an intern for twelve (12) months, carrying out the duties listed below while maintaining a sense of humor. At the end of the internship, a fulltime job will be offered to the successful candidate, depending on performance, team dynamics and funding. Women candidates who have experience volunteering or working in the Burma movement or other human rights movements will be at an advantage. This position is reserved for female candidates only, as some of our trainees are women who been exposed to serious human rights violations, and would feel more confident sharing to a female trainer.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, group 40 of the Women of Burma interns will start on 1 October with 2 months of online classes based on our standard curriculum, followed by 3 months of in-person training and exposure at our office in Bangkok. The successful candidate is therefore expected to work from home, if based outside Thailand, and move to Bangkok when borders reopen.

This position will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute directly to the capacity development of young activists who work in challenging conditions for human rights in Burma. This position will suit an individual who is highly efficient, comfortable working in close collaboration with a team of diverse people, willing to work long hours and able to observe the strict discipline and security protocols of the office. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language would be a definite advantage.

The ALTSEAN team is comprised of the:

· Coordinator

· Program & MEAL Officer

· Administrative Manager

· Accountant

· Atrocity Prevention Project Officer

· Women of Burma trainer

· Training & Programs Support (vacant until further notice)

· Business & Human Rights Project Officer (new position pending funding)

· General Support worker

DUTIES

The Training Intern, under the guidance of the management, will be the “anchor” of this program and primarily responsible for the smooth execution of our Women of Burma Internship Program. Please note that the successful applicant will be the main role model of the women of Burma interns and therefore should embody the dedication, efficiency and qualities oriented to pro-active communication, problem-solving and dialogue.

  1. Organize the classes and activities for each group of interns, utilizing our Batch Planner tool. Coordinate with colleagues, guest instructors and other stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of the training and exposure plan for each group.

  2. Deliver classes to the Burmese women interns on a range of topics aimed at developing participants’ knowledge of diverse but relevant human rights topics, and skills such as research, writing and presentation, advocacy and project cycle management, and critical thinking. Specific assignments will depend on the successful applicant’s level of knowledge and confidence. The Training Intern will be expected to train for 17-25 hours per week. There are already lesson plans and modules for all topics listed.

  3. Mentor Women of Burma interns through the complete Project Cycle Management process. The participants are expected to design and implement every aspect of a mini advocacy project utilizing the Project Cycle Management and Advocacy modules of the program. This requires not only teaching the interns the process in theory but also guiding them through each step in practice. For the first half of the Women of Burma internship, this is their main priority and will take up more a significant amount of class time. There are already lesson plans for these classes, but updates may be necessary according to each batch’s project.

  4. Other duties relevant to the Women of Burma Internship and Alumni program include:

a. Daily management of the Women of Burma internship and the well-being of the interns;

b. Correction of interns’ homework, assignments and time sheets;

c. Implementation of Women of Burma interns’ outings in compliance with security protocols;

d. Recruitment of new Women of Burma interns including review of application forms and participation in interviews;

e. Maintain contact with Women of Burma Alumni through Facebook page and track their progress;

f. Assist with report-writing or other additional tasks as requested.

  1. Develop, review and update the curriculum, training materials and lesson plans for the Women of Burma Internship program, with the guidance of the Coordinator. This work will require research and writing modules on a range of topics.

WOB Alumni Refresher Courses:

Every 2 or 3 years, ALTSEAN conducts week-long “refresher courses” for alumni of this program, in order to provide “top-up” skills and knowledge, and group mentoring. The content is often nominated by participants. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the design and implementation of such courses.

TERMS OF CONTRACT:**

· Duration of 12 months. The successful applicant may be offered a fulltime position after 12 months, subject to work performance, team dynamics and funding.

· Minimum of 40 working hours per week, excluding public holidays. The training intern is required to be on-call two weekends per month.

· 12 working days annual leave per 12 months.

· Breakfast and lunch available free of charge at the office on workdays.

*During 3 month probation period:

  • Title: “Training Intern”

  • Monthly allowance of (Thai Baht) THB 11,000.

  • Supporting documents provided to enable application for a non-immigrant visa before arriving at ALTSEAN.

  • Reimbursement of up to THB 10,000 during the 3 month probation period for visa-related expenses (receipts necessary for reimbursements). The intern is expected to cover all initial visa and travel related expenses to Thailand prior to the commencement of the internship.

  • Subsidized accommodation provided in a furnished room at the office or at an apartment used for security storage, depending on availability of either option, for the course of the probation period.

*After satisfactory completion of 3 month probation intern will:

  • Receive title upgrade to “Trainer”

  • Receive a monthly living allowance of THB 11,000 and a monthly visa allowance of THB 13,000 on a cash-in-hand basis (THB 23,000 nett per month). They will henceforth be responsible for their own accommodation and visa expenses.

  • Be able to claim reimbursement to a maximum THB 500 /month for health expenditures (subject to production of receipts for allowed expenditure – medical, dental, medicines, vitamins, contraception, and therapeutic massage). Unused health allowance can accumulate and be claimed for larger bills incurred.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested individuals should submit applications by email to altsean.recruitment@gmail.com quoting the reference code INT/WOB in the subject line.

The application must include:

* A duly filled Application Form, downloadable from http://altsean.org/jobs.

* A complete résumé / CV. Applications submitted in any other format will not be considered.

* Short-listed candidates may be required to submit written responses to scenarios provided by ALTSEAN-Burma prior to the interview.

NOTE:
The intern should cover their own travel to and from Thailand work at our office, when circumstances permit. ALTSEAN will contribute THB 30,000 to quarantine costs, if quarantine continues to be mandatory, and will provide partial reimbursement for COVID-19 travel insurance.

This position may involve travel to conduct or assist with trainings on location along the Thai Burma border and potentially in other nearby countries. In such situations, ALTSEAN-Burma will take care of logistics and expenses per the Staff Manual.

Respect for and adherence to the security precautions of the ALTSEAN-Burma Secretariat is essential. The Secretariat team is made up of people from a broad range of backgrounds; therefore cultural sensitivity is a priority. The ALTSEAN-Burma Secretariat is a non-smoking workplace.

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Resilient Transport Sector Specialist

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Sep 112020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 23 Sep 2020

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

B. Background

Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP.

To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate resilient investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.

Scaling up the climate-resilient infrastructure strategy for strategic and rural roads plays a vital role in satisfactorily implementing all the required components of the project. It would involve development of standardized geospatial databases and other data for climate-related risk assessments on the transport sector.

Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will be required to provide technical support in developing relevant climate adaptation strategies for the transport sector in selected countries and reviewing existing standards and guidelines. S/he will be selected on competitive basis following World Bank Procurement Regulations.

The objectives of this consultancy service are to:

· Technical input in revising guidelines (regional and countries) on climate-risk informed design and construction in the transport sector;

· Support in risk assessment of the transport sector, including review and making geospatial databases of transport sectoral data, that will be used for the development of climate inclusive risk profile of transport sector in Bangladesh and Nepal

· Support in conducting consultations and workshops to finalize methodologies for strategic and rural roads in Bangladesh and Nepal

· Conduct training needs assessment and capacity building initiatives on climate change adaptation in the transport sector of the two focus countries

C. Statement of Intent

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will provide technical support in revising guidelines (regional and countries) on climate-risk informed design and construction in the transport sector, as well as reviewing existing climate-related hazard and risk-assessment approaches to develop inclusive risk assessment and climate change methodologies for strategic and rural roads in Bangladesh and Nepal. The Consultant will further support in reviewing regional guidelines and standards for climate resilient transportation infrastructure to identify key gaps and issues to support in capacity building.

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Note:

It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist shall be responsible for:

Review and Analysis:

· Lead in reviewing regional guidelines, as well as the context of Bangladesh and Nepal and international best practice, on climate resilient transport infrastructure to identify needs and issues in transportation sector and support in drafting a report on gaps in current standards and guidelines for climate resilient transport infrastructure at the regional level;

· Provide inputs in regional guidelines on resilient transport infrastructure, based on above review;

· Undertake stocktaking of key barriers at national level towards operationalizing climate resilient roads strategy in Bangladesh and Nepal specifically;

· Provide technical input in revising national guidelines on climate resilience for roads in Bangladesh and Nepal, based on above-mentioned stocktaking exercise;

· Support Gender and Inclusion Specialist in developing an action plan to mainstreaming gender into budgeting, planning and transport sector development processes;

· Manage the work plan and outputs of field Transport Specialists located in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Risk Assessment:

· Provide technical inputs in conducting regional hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment for transport sector;

· Technical input in collecting and evaluating geospatial data and other data needed for climate-related hazard, exposure, vulnerability, risk assessment for rural roads in Bangladesh and roads in Nepal to establish standardized geospatial databases needed;

· Support in organizing consultations and workshops to finalize risk assessment and climate change assessment methodologies for roads in Bangladesh and Nepal;

· Provide technical inputs to the report on evaluation of geospatial data for climate-related hazards for roads and to standardize geospatial databases in Bangladesh;

· Provide technical inputs towards conducting climate inclusive vulnerability and risk assessments for Bangladesh and climate inclusive hazard assessment for Nepal;

· Support developing hazard specific climate change scenarios suitable for resilient development planning in Nepal;

· Support in stocktaking and develop a report on the current status of slope stabilization and protection using bioengineering/nature-based solutions in Nepal.

Support capacity building by:

· Supporting the design of the training needs assessment on climate change adaptation and infrastructure design, climate public policy and climate finance in the transportation sector of two focus countries;

· Providing inputs towards developing training workbook and support materials for inter-country and in-country customized training;

· Assist in capacity development, awareness raising and Training of Trainers for national and sub-national agencies on hazard, vulnerability & risk assessment in Bangladesh and Nepal;

· Conducting capacity building on climate-risk informed design and construction;

· Facilitate policy dialogue and consultation events at regional level. Develop communication, knowledge-sharing documents and dissemination of best practices;

Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Director (PD).

E. Qualifications

The candidate should at least have:

· A bachelor and a master’s degree in one or more subjects in transportation engineering, construction, disaster risk management, infrastructure, or equivalent combination of education;

· At least 10 years of experience on transportation sector development, and having specific expertise in climate change adaptation and resilient transport infrastructure development is preferable;

· Experience in developing climate-resilient strategies and innovative implementation of subsequent climate-resilient design and engineering practices;

· Experience in utilizing geospatial data and other data for climate-related assessments;

· Excellent English proficiency oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to general audience;

· Experience on conducting training needs assessment and capacity building in relevant field would be an advantage;

· Strong understanding and knowledge of climate change impacts on transportation sector in South Asia;

· International experience would be a plus.

F. Reporting Relationships

The Resilient Transport Sector Specialist will report to the Project Director and work in close coordination with Director, Geospatial Department, ADPC. The specialist will also coordinate with the other CARE project specialists at the regional and national level to carry out different activities under the project.

G. Contract Duration

The contract duration will be for 1 year. The consultant’s performance will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

H. Selection Method

The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.

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Project Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE)

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Sep 102020
 

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Country: Thailand
Organization: RECOFTC
Closing date: 20 Sep 2020
  1. BACKGROUND

In recent decades, the expansion of the natural resource sector and the commercialization of agriculture have driven rapid economic growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). These economic changes, however, have proved costly to the natural forests as the GMS has continuously experienced rapid loss of forest cover. About 30 percent of the world’s original forested area is gone, and 20 percent is degraded. Southeast Asia alone lost more than 30 million hectares of forest between 1990 and 2015, or 11 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Such trends heavily restrict the economic viability of current forest restoration efforts, which in turn reduces communities’ ability to utilize resources effectively and generate stable food security. Unfortunately, this is concurrent with trends that suggest a decrease in rotation cycles for shifting cultivation and the pioneering of low value tree species. Furthermore, degraded land inhibits the development of sustainable livelihood options for impoverished ethnic minorities and other forest-dependent communities, consequently increasing their vulnerability to the disruptive effects of climate change.

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) could prove an effective win-win solution for sustainable forest management. FLR is a process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes. The United Nations agreements on climate change and biodiversity call for restoration of deforested and degraded forestlands. About 2 billion hectares of land worldwide would benefit from restoration. International agreements emphasize the interest of local communities in restoring and preserving their forest landscapes. The benefits are both immediate and long-term: improved livelihoods, restored habitats, absorption of greenhouse gases and greater resilience against the impacts of climate change.

About FLOURISH project
FLOURISH is an innovative four-year forest landscape restoration (FLR) initiative that uses market forces combined with community forestry to combat climate change, restore degraded forests and improve the well-being of forest communities. The project aims to facilitate partnerships between local communities and the private sector that could contribute to restoring forest landscapes and improving local livelihoods in Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. Through this, it is expected to create positive impacts in climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). FLOURISH pilots are underway in three landscapes in three Mekong countries: Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. The lessons learned at these sites will help to improve FLR in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.

Goal, outcome and outputs

Goal: Enhance climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of forests in Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries through innovative and production-driven FLR.

Outcome: Private sector and local communities form production driven equitable partnerships with government support leading to economically viable forest landscape restoration pathways.

Output 1: Capacity of local communities and government is enhanced on participatory land-use planning (PLUP), forest resource assessment is carried out and legal rights are strengthened to ensure incentives for active engagement in developing forest restoration pathways.

Output 2: Collaboration between communities and private sector is enhanced for sustainable forest management and equitable trade through demonstrated efficient practices.

Output 3: The assessed value chains of wood, bamboo and other NTFP products are used to inform the business model design for attracting investments and subsequently generate livelihoods improvements.

Output 4: Results from pilot sites are strategically communicated at various levels, from sub-national to regional (e.g. ASEAN, ASFN, GMS corridors) and international levels (e.g. AFOLU, UNFCCC-COP).

Project partners

RECOFTC manages FLOURISH with support from several partners listed below, as well as forest communities, smallholders and private sector companies.

International partners:

  • Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (TUD)
  • International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)

Lao PDR:

  • Department of Forestry (DoF)
  • Provincial and District Forestry and Agriculture Offices, Lao PDR (PAFO, DAFO)

Thailand

  • Royal Forest Department (RFD)
  • Hug Muang Nan Foundation (HMNF)
  • Nan Community College (NCC)
  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

Viet Nam

  • Nghe An Provincial Forest Protection and Development Fund

OBJECTIVES AND AUDIENCES

MTE is an independent evaluation that aims to evaluate the progress of the FLOURISH project and inform the project team members, partners, and a larger team of RECOFTC. Specifically, MTE will:

  • Assess the overall project’s relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, sustainability and inclusion;
  • Capture the good lessons and practices in the project (in terms of operation/management, technical approach, adaptation and sustainability and so on);
  • Develop a set of recommendations for the project in general and each participating country in particular.

The target audiences of the report are project staff, donor and other stakeholders. It is primarily an internal learning document. But where applicable, the lessons and stories could also be used for other external learning purposes and publication. Equally, findings from the report would inform other projects being implemented and being developed in the pipeline at RECOFTC.

METHODOLOGY
Key questions
The MTE should seek answers to the following questions:
Relevance

  1. How relevant are FLOURISH approaches and interventions to the international and regional priorities and initiatives?
  2. How relevant are FLOURISH approaches and interventions to the national and sub-national strategies and priorities in Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam (including government, private sector, CSOs and local communities)?
  3. To what extent does the project’s Theory of Change address the above-mentioned strategies and priorities at different levels?

Effectiveness and efficiency

  1. To what extent is FLOURISH project on track in achieving the expected outcomes and outputs (against the indicators and targets)?
  2. How effective and efficient is the coordination and communication at different levels (international, national and field levels)?
  3. How effective and efficient is the current reporting and monitoring mechanism at different levels?
  4. How effective and efficient is the current financial and human resource mobilization within the project?
  5. How effective and efficient is the project administrative, financial management processes and procedures? To what extent has the project evolved/adapted itself under the changing circumstances (policy, market, COVID-19 and so on). What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the project?
  6. What are the recommendations for risk management and adaptation measures?
  7. Within the project scope and resources, what can be done to improve the project’s effectiveness and efficiency?

Sustainability

  1. To what extent will the good practices and lessons from the project be echoed or sustained at different levels through RECOFTC and other project stakeholders (partners, community members and private sector companies)?
  2. To what extent, the project
  3. Within the project scope and resources, what can be done to increase the sustainability factor of the project?

Gender equality and Social Inclusion

  1. To what extent were the most vulnerable populations, including, but not limited to, ethnic and linguistic minorities, women and youths, rural and remote communities and any other excluded groups, reached through the project?
  2. Within the project scope and resources, what can be done to strengthen gender equality and social inclusion through the project?

Methodology
Considering the current travel restrictions applied in project countries, detailed methodologies should be discussed upon the selection of the consultants. However, suggested methodologies include:

  • Desk review of project materials including project documents, project reports, publications and other communication products;
  • Consultations/focused group discussion with key project staff, partners and other project stakeholder representatives;
  • Key informant interviews/in-depth interviews with selected persons for more in-depth stories or case studies;
  • (Only if applicable) Field visits to selected sites.

QUALIFICATIONS
The MTE should be led by an individual consultant or a consulting team with competency and sound understanding of the technical theme and context. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Strong expertise in the relevant fields of natural resource management, forestry, Forest Landscape Restoration and climate change;
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluating complex regional (multi-country) projects;
  • Excellent analytical and strategic writing skills (English);
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of target countries would be an asset;
  • Professionalism and proven ability to meet deadlines and respond to requests and feedback appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Experience in undertaking participatory/consultative evaluation approaches, high-level of stakeholder engagement.

MANAGEMENT
The consultant(s) will be managed by the FLOURISH Project Coordinator. They will have to work closely with the FLOURISH project team and other senior managers/advisors within RECOFTC during the evaluation process. With support from the FLOURISH project team, the consultant(s) will also have to work with/coordinate with partners and country staff/field staff for any data collection arrangements such as interviews, meetings/discussions, and (possible) field visits.

How to apply:

Interested individuals/teams should send their application to trang.hoang@recoftc.org no later than 20 September

  • The application package should contain:
  • Introduction of the Consulting Firm (if applicable);
  • The applicant’s expertise and resume(s) referring to the minimum qualifications mentioned above
  • (including contact details of at least three Referees);
  • The applicant’s understanding of the assignment and related questions;
  • Preliminary approach and methodologies (key considerations) to conduct the assignment;
  • Estimated cost (incl. service fee, travel, accommodation);
  • Work-sample of a report that is written by the applicant (relevant to the current ToR);

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