|Overview : |
The Republic of Liberia’s economy, population, and environment are highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. A range of studies, including the Republic of Liberia’s Initial National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) notes that the impacts of climate change are expected to intensify as changes in temperature and precipitation affect economic activity.
In order to respond to the risks posed by climate change, there is a need to conduct and update relevant climate vulnerability and risk assessment on the key sectors. This will give decisions makers and the most vulnerable population adequate tools/information to integrate climate change in to their planning strategies. Also, it enables them to better plan their medium and long-term adaptation programs/policies/strategies.
The two year project "To advance the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process for medium-term investment planning in climate-sensitive sectors (i.e. agriculture, energy, waste management, forestry and health) and coastal areas in Liberia" funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners including the Environmental Protection Agency, is responding to this need.
The project will conduct climate change vulnerability and climate risk assessments on key sectors and systems with a goal of enabling Liberia to develop the knowledge base and capacity required to reduce vulnerability to climate change and to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into national development planning processes. The main project objective is to support Liberia to put in place its National Adaptation Planning process contributing to and building upon existing development planning strategies and processes andto implement priority adaptation actions.
The activities in this project are focused on four components:
- Strengthening institutional frameworks and coordination for implementation of the NAPs process
- Expansion of the knowledge base for scaling up adaptation
- Building capacity for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning, and budgeting processes and systems
- Formulation of financing mechanisms for scaling up adaptation
The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Environment Planning Authority and the National Climate Change Secretariat. Key government partners are Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, National Disaster Management Agency, National Port Authority of Liberia, Liberia Maritime Authority, Bureau of National Fisheries, Liberia National Department of Meteorology, Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services and University of Liberia. The international Consultant will be supported by an National Consultant.
UNDP Liberia is seeking for a competent International Consultant (Climate vulnerability and risk Assessment Specialist) to conduct climate vulnerability and risk assessment for the coastal areas of Liberia.
It is expected that the work will be done through intensive consultations with the Ministry of Mines & Energy, which has statutory mandate for coastal areas management. Support will be provided by one (1) National Consultant (Coastal Specialist).
Duty Station: Monrovia, Liberia
Description of the assignment: International Consultant
To Conduct Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the Coastal Zone of Liberia
Project Name: E&E/ NAP Project
Duration: 60 days over 3months
Starting date: November 26, 2018
Contract type: Individual Contractor (International)
Proposals should be submitted at the following address: by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include procurement notice number in the subject area) no later than Thursday, 15th November 2018 at 12:00 PM (GMT). Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated below: email@example.com
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