National Consultant for the Mapping and Analysis of Vulnerable Groups for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Development Programme, Manila, Philippines

Skill Required:, IT and ICTPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th January, 2021


Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

BACKGROUND

Project Title: Accelerating Disaster Risk Reduction and Enhancing Crisis Response through Digital Solutions

Description:

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and typhoons. Climate change has increased the scale and frequency of disasters in the Philippines with an average of twenty (20) typhoons affecting the country each year. The current CoVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a more integrated approach that considers the resilience of the country’s health systems to minimize overall impacts on the economy and the welfare of the marginalized. The interface of disasters, conflict, and pandemic in areas such as the newly established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) also offers an opportunity to develop custom built approaches for this conflict sensitive region.

Disaster response and recovery in the Philippines has been largely focused on infrastructure reconstruction while socio-economic recovery has been more challenging. Risk reduction and humanitarian and recovery measures have not been systematically integrated, which has eroded resilience building efforts each time a new crisis occurred. As a result, the country’s poverty reduction efforts have often been compromised. Among those hardly hit are the most vulnerable on account of high exposure, inability to adapt, and weak socio-economic capacities—many of which needing specifically targeted interventions .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Scope of Work

The Project will hire a National Consultant with the following five (5) objectives:

  • To conduct a rapid scoping and collation of relevant data and information on vulnerable groups in the country that are available in UNDP and other organizations, and identify relevant organizations working to reduce the disaster risks of vulnerable groups.
  • To organize and facilitate stakeholder consultation/s (face-to-face or virtual), with support from UNDP CO. The activity should aim to seek inputs from vulnerable groups, government civil society, private sector academia, think tanks, other UN agencies, international development organizations, and/or other relevant organizations to identify and gain an understanding of who are the most vulnerable, the multiple risks these groups and facing and their priority needs, and the barriers and opportunities for developing digital solutions targeted at the most vulnerable. This consultation will guide the scope of the mapping and analysis process, which may include identification of two to four vulnerable groups3 to undertake detailed mapping and analysis, the geographical area of study, the hazard types, and/or specific sectors or issues to focus on.
  • To develop, in close coordination with the UNDP BRH Regional Consultant for Output 2 , the methodology for the mapping and analysis, and realistically finalizing the deliverables of this consultancy within the timeframe.
  • To conduct a rapid mapping and analysis of vulnerable groups in the country , which is gender sensitive, e.g., if one of the vulnerable groups identified is persons with disabilities, the mapping and analysis should examine the different barriers faced by people with different types of disabilities (physical, vision, hearing, speech, cognitive or psychosocial) in anticipating, coping with and recovering from disaster risks. Where possible, other intersectionality should also be examined, such as age, educational level, income level, type of employment, ethnicity, etc. Multiple and intersecting barriers should also be considered, including physical barriers, information and communication barriers, attitudinal barriers, and legal and policy barriers. The analysis should highlight the causality relationship between the vulnerable sector and direct and indirect access to various digital services for DRR.
  • To organize and facilitate a final workshop (face-to-face or virtual), including suggesting specific individuals/organizations who should be invited to the workshop. The workshop should aim to share the findings and next steps, and seek any further inputs and recommendations from relevant individuals/organizations, particularly on potential digital solutions for empowering vulnerable groups, or potential areas to focus on to address main barriers and priority needs.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor

  • The technical evaluation will be based on the criteria below. The Offeror must obtain the minimum technical score of 70 points in the technical qualification criteria to qualify and be shortlisted.
  • The National Consultant should meet the following minimum qualification:

Education:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in development studies, gender studies, international
  • relations, political science, social science, disaster risk reduction, risk management, ICT for development and/or other related fields.

Experience

  • At least three (3) years previous work experience on international development, with focus on increasing access to risk information for vulnerable groups, and/or related initiatives
  • At least three (3) years previous work experience working with or for government agencies on relevant initiatives
  • Completed a minimum of one (1) qualified/ comparable project on vulnerability mapping,
  • DRR, digitalization for development, and/or related initiatives Language
  • Proficiency in English and Filipino

Qualification

Education

Minimum bachelor’s degree in development studies, gender studies, international relations, political science, social science, disaster risk reduction, risk management, ICT for development, and/or other related fields.

Experience

  • At least three (3) years previous work experience on international development, with focus on increasing access to risk information for vulnerable groups, and/or related initiatives
  • At least three (3) years previous work experience working with or for government agencies on relevant initiatives
  • Completed a minimum of one (1) qualified/ comparable project on vulnerability mapping, DRR, digitalization for development, and/or related initiatives

Source:https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=96414


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