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BBRSO53548 - Gender Specialist for Disaster Management in Agriculture
Procurement Process :RFQ - Request for quotation
Office :UNDP Barbados & the OECS - BARBADOS
Deadline :12-Oct-18
Posted on :10-Oct-18
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :50304
Link to Atlas Project :
00110785 - Strengthening Women’s Disaster Management Capacities
Documents :
IC Procurement Notice
ANNEX II: General Terms and Conditions
ANNEX III & IV:Offeror's Letter & Financial Proposal
ANNEX V: Sample Contract
Overview :

ADMINISTRATION -

To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=81317 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.

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**Please email the Financial Proposal to procurement.bb@undp.org. The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO53548 Financial Proposal – Your Name

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to procurement.bb@undp.org within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=50304 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.

*** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary

 

BACKGROUND

Despite Dominica’s agriculture sector being a primary industry, the sector has constantly been affected by reccurring disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding and droughts. The limited integration of gender analysis, climate and disaster risk resilience in agricultural practices has consistently undermined food security in the wake of natural hazards and the increasing impacts of climate change. While these practices are being invested in to some extent in Dominica, they are not mainstreamed in the local agricultural sector due to weak institutional capacity and limited availability of financing. This is particularly relevant cognisant of the paramount importance of the agriculture sector to national development, food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and livelihood opportunities, especially for vulnerable small farmers, livestock holders and agro-processors.

The project will aim to reduce these vulnerabilities by targeting three broad drivers of these problems, namely gaps in gender analysis, hazard and risk data, limited integration of climate change and disaster risk planning and practices in the agriculture sector, and limited access to appropriate, sustainable finance for vulnerable small farmers and women’s groups. To address these, gender strategy for Dominica, vulnerability mapping and community-based and national level early warning systems will be developed and implemented, to increase the ability of remote vulnerable farmers, namely women, to prepare for weather and non-weather-related risks on timely-basis. This will be supported by capacity building at the national and local levels to ensure long-term sustainability.