Sunday, 26 03th 2017

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)

Organization: IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Center

Name of the Project: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Project ID: P154403

Grant No.: TF0A1090

Assignment Title: Developing Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Schools’ (Education) Curricula

Reference No. ICPAC/15/ICS/12

The IGAD Climate Predictions and Application Center has received financing from the European Union through the World Bank toward the cost of the Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services include hiring of an individual consultant for "Developing Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in School/Education Curricula” 

Objective of the Consultancy

I. General objective of the Consultancy

The general objective of the consultancy is to contribute to the overall objective of the “Building Resilience to Disasters through Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” Project’ and in the Core Result area of the Project

Specific Objective of the consultancy/ Main Deliverable

The Specific objective of the Consultancy is to develop a Comprehensive IGAD Regional Framework for Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the Education Curricula with specific reference to safe schools’ programme and involvement of the Youth in DRM/CCA.

Expected Result of the Consultancy

The main deliverable of this consultancy service is Framework for mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in the School/Education Curricula.

The following outputs should also be realized by the consultant in order to arrive at the main deliverable:

  • An inception report
  • A Summary review report on the present status of DRM and CCA education in IGAD/ICPAC member states and countries,
  • A summary of good practices from across the world that would inform the development of a practical DRM/CCA mainstreaming framework for the IGAD/ICPAC region
  • Draft DRM and CCA Mainstreaming Framework in the education sector document to be presented to the DRM TAC meeting for deliberation validation. The Framework document should include the detailed institutional/procedural guidelines on how to include DRM/CCA in the school curriculum to be of use in the individual countries’ context
  • Stakeholders’/Validation meeting report with key issues to be included in the DRM/CCA mainstreaming framework document.
  • A final DRM and CCA framework document for mainstreaming DRR/M and CCA adaptation in the education sector for IGAD/ICPAC states/countries with special reference for ‘Safe schools’ programme and involvement of the Youth in DRM and CCA actions.
  • List of terminology used in the document as well as a bibliography of relevant literature on DRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector to be annexed to the Framework document
  • A compendium of strong illustrative case stories or concrete examples on current practices of DRM/CCA mainstreaming from diverse countries encountered during literature review or research visit.
  • Tasks of the consultant /specific activities
  • Conduct desk review of relevant documents on DRM and CCA mainstreaming policies and strategies in the education sector in IGAD/ICPAC member states/countries and use findings to elaborate an Inception report and proposed work plan and methodology to carry out the consultancy
  • Conduct in country consultations in all member states (MSs) in the area of DRM/ CAA integration and assess the current state of practices, in the education sector, including the hardware and the software aspects; and draw lessons learnt and Challenges from the experience and ensure that the information collected from the countries is validated at Country level in writing.
  • Make inventory of current activities/experiments of DRM/CCA mainstreaming carried out by national and international organizations and CSOs, and explore how these could be integrated into one national DRM/CCA mainstream framework in the education sector
  • Circulate findings from the above exercise and the desk reviews in a summary report for discussion, comments and input by IGAD/ICPAC professional staff and to the DRM/CCA states/countries’ DRM institutions and Departments of education responsible for schools’ curriculum and other stakeholders for feedback in writing
  • Undertake a review of best practices on the implementation of DRM/CCA in the education sector across the world with the view of informing the development of the IGAD/ICPAC mainstreaming framework in the education sector, including suggestion for levels at which the DRM/CCA education should be directed at in the education/schools’ curriculum for IGAD/ICPAC member countries.
  • Prepare and present a draft framework on DRRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector for DRM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and relevant stakeholders at regional workshop for validation
  • Develop and submit a brief execution report to IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat.
  • Compose a list of used technical terms with their definitions and
  • Prepare bibliography of the most relevant and most recent literature on the subject matter of DRM/CCA mainstreaming in the education sector
  • Prepare a compendium of strong illustrative case stories or concrete examples on current practice of DRM/CCA mainstreaming from diverse countries encountered during literature review or research visit.

Geographical Area of the Assignment:

The assignment is expected to be carried out covering all the 11(eleven) ICPAC Countries.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center now invites eligible individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Service. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 revised July 2014(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.  

The World Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and strictly avoid conflicts with other assignments or their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of not being able to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the recipient.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V. Selection of Individual consultants set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Qualification and Experience Requirement 

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. 

A. Qualifications and skills

I. Masters degree or higher in Social Science fields. 

II. At least 10 years experience in education curriculum development.

B. Professional experience

  • Proven experience in developing/formulating schools’/education curricula
  • Track record of education policy review and strategy development and practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain support and cooperation of others by establishing effective working relationships across organizational and country boundaries including Ministry officials, bilateral and multilateral agencies and NGOs
  • Strong experience with data collection and field research, management, analysis and report production, with specific reference to policy analysis and review of implementation practices
  • Analytical with track record of writing and editing complex research reports in clear and concise English
  • Exposure to DRM and CCA practices will be an asset
  • Knowledge of the IGAD/ICPAC region

C. Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, speaking and writing and working knowledge of French is an asset.

Duration of the assignment

The assignment should be undertaken within 90 Days excluding time for travel. Work preparation should be made at home base and finalized from IGAD/ICPAC Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, carried out in the target countries and delivered at a regional validation workshop and completed from home base.

How to Apply

Interested Consultants must submit their expression of interest (updated CV and nonreturnable educational and work experience credentials with a cover letter) to the address below in person, or by mail or by email no later than 5:00 PM on 31 March 2017

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)

Kenya Meteorological Department Compound

Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner

Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,

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