|Overview : |
The National Resilience Strategy (NRS) is in the final stages of revisions and approval, following participatory consultations with Government Ministries, Development Partners, and Civil Society. The NRS is a national strategy that, over the next thirteen years (2018-2030), will guide the design and implementation of national resilience programmes aimed at breaking the cycle of food insecurity and chronic vulnerability to climate change and disasters. It will be led by the Office of the Vice-President, and chaired by a government troika including the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development, and the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. It adopts a more sustainable trajectory in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households to the major hazards that Malawi faces (drought and floods). The overall objective of the NRS is to make Malawi resilient to economic and environmental shocks for sustained growth and food security.
The next steps for moving the agenda forward is to develop an NRS Implementation Plan (NRS-IP) that will guide implementation of the NRS. A draft NRS-IP has been developed but needs further consultations and refinement before it can be finalized. The NRS-IP covers the first 5-year phase (2018-2023), and guide key management, operational, technical coordination, and budgetary functions supporting the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the NRS pillar priorities, and collective results under the Common Program Framework (CPF). The NRS-IP will guide the following overall key functions, to be confirmed during the process:
- Systems and processes supporting all levels of the NRS implementation arrangements
- Parameters and processes for geographic and technical sector targeting and prioritization
- Establishment of systems guiding resource allocation processes and prioritization of resilience programs supporting NRS pillars
- Detailed technical sector implementation and coordination plans
- Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan supporting the NRS Common Program Framework and sector-specific plans
- Resilience Learning Agenda
- Institutional strengthening and capacity building plan
UNDP Malawi Country Office currently seeks to hire an individual local consultant to support DoDMA in the review and finalization of the implementation plan for the National Resilience Strategy.
- Scope of Work
The overall purpose of the assignment is to review the current draft IP and facilitate the finalization of the Implementation Plan of the National Resilience Strategy. The process will involve consultations with different stakeholders at national and sub-national levels. The successful consultant will work with a joint taskforce on the NRS under the leadership of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs.
Specifically, the work will involve the following but not limited to:
- Review the current draft of the NRS-IP in line with the main NRS document to identify key strengths and gaps and make recommendations on how to improve and finalize it;
- Review the criteria and process used in the identification of the priority districts for the NRS for the first phase;
- Design and co-facilitate workshops and series of consultations with key stakeholders, who will include, at a minimum, relevant government ministries, departments and agencies, development partners (including DFID, USAID, Irish Aid, China Aid, JICA, AfDB, the World Bank, GIZ, Norwegian Embassy) the United Nation (including UNDP, UNRCO, WFP, FAO, UNFPA), civil society organizations (NGOs, FBOs, CBOs), district council and other stakeholders;
- Based on the workshop outcomes, collect inputs from the NRS Taskforce Members, other working groups, and compile into a consolidated draft;
- Present the draft NRS-IP (with budgets) to the NRS Task Force for discussion and comments; and
Finalize the draft NRS-IP for submission to DoDMA and the Office of the Vice President