CARE International in Pakistan (CIP) has remained active in enhancing the community as well as institutional capacities for integration of DRR not only at field level but also at a strategic level for fostering sustainable changes. In continuation to this commitment, CARE International-Pakistan (CIP), in partnership with FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) is undertaking a project; Disaster Resilience Initiatives for FATA (DRIFT) with funding support of Swiss Development Corporation (SDC). Through this joint endeavour, CIP and its partners intend to develop institutional capacities at National and provincial level through training of relevant departments, development of disaster management Plan (DRM) for FATA and integration of Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) model of Pakistan and support to DRR forums. To promote sustainability, the project also aims to undertake transitional initiatives which could promote better governance and sustainable institutional structures to work on DRR integration.
To ensure the effectiveness of the employed approaches and guarantee viable outcomes, the project has a fundamental focus on strengthening the existing platform to promote Disaster Risk agenda at the strategic level. Therefore, CIP being an active member of DRF is seeking a qualified firm or individual for revision of DRR forum strategy (expiring in December, 2018) for the next five years. The proposed activity aims at reviewing the current roles and responsibilities of various organizations toward DRR integration, defining essential aspects such as bylaws and partnering guidelines for DRR forum. In addition, revision of strategy also envisages: defined mechanism of sensitizing and influencing key government officials through organized forums; introduce strategies to increment DRR in the overall development budgeting; choking down the approaches to influence other partners such as civil society to align priorities with global and national commitment to DRR; avoid duplicating efforts; promote changes in the knowledge and practice of disaster management system at different levels and to own and mainstream inclusive DRR to benefit most deprived and vulnerable communities. Through the revision of DRR strategy, the project also aims to outline proper mechanism of better petitioning for appropriate budget allocation, utilization and ensuring availability of relevant human expertise with clearly defined roles of various stakeholders, both, at government and civil society level.
Overall objectives: To revise the DRF strategy, provision of a clear framework, and broadening the DRR forum portfolio for 2019-2024.
Methodology: Utilize existing knowledge, attitudes, good practices, analyse gaps and perceptions of various targeted groups by undertaking participatory research.
- Current DRR forum strategy will be revised under the overarching frameworks of National DRR frameworks and will be made available to relevant departments.
- Provision of an Integrated plan that enhances and strengthens DRR forum, performance through the provision of clear roles and responsibilities.
- Linking Climate change adaptation for better preparedness
- Policy plans developed in consultation with DRR forum members to guide the process of promoting DRR activities both at provincial and national level.
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work very closely with the relevant staff members from CIP and DRR forum members for better contextualization of joint inclusive DRR forum strategy, work-plan and processes to implement. The overall process of strategy revision with facilitation from CIP, will be led by the consultant. The key functionaries such as National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), FATA Secretariat, and other relevant departments will be included in the process to collect broader perspective of the affairs related to promoting DRR activities.
Work closely with CIP and other relevant organization.
Time Frame: 30 non-consecutive days from the signing of the contract
Tasks: Revise/Upgrade DRR forum Strategy document and Action Plan for all stakeholders (Government and non-government) in close coordination with CIP and SDC.
- Regular consultation with relevant departments (government departments, UN agencies, donors, civil society and humanitarian actors, media, academia etc.) for collection and contextualization of data for DRR forum Strategy as well as promoting networking.
- Review documents by using primary and secondary data sources
- Share the draft strategy with CIP, DRR forum members, and SDC and get feedback and incorporate comments/ suggestions
- Present the strategy to SDC, CIP, and forum members and finalize in light of their feedback
The consultant (he/she) should have relevant expertise in undertaking similar tasks and assignments on advocacy related to DRR activities with the focus on DRR financing. Evidence of availability of appropriate qualifications, assignments undertaken and deliverables should be provided.
- Relevant academic or equivalent degree in Development, Social Science Studies, Disaster Management, political science
- Proven experience in DRR and Communication-related fields will compensate lack of an above-mentioned degree
- At least 5 years of experience in DRR/climate change field, preferably with experience in the specific field.
- Extensive experience in cooperating with multiple stakeholders and working under tight deadlines
- Knowledge of digital engagement and campaign
- Technical Knowledge on DRR and effective DRR would be an advantage
- Strong analytical and stakeholder management skills
- Demonstrated skills in working with partners and networking with government, civil society, and other stakeholders
- Excellent coordination/facilitation and communication skills
- The ability to originate, introduce and be open to new practices, concepts, ideas and change and to continuously improve Native or Fluent spoken.
- Excellent writing /communication skills
- Adheres to CIP value, which is: Mutual respect; Equity and justice; Honesty and transparency; Solidarity with the poor; Courage of conviction; Independence; Humility; Quality and excellence
- He/ She must abide by the CIP policies;
- Strong analytical abilities and understanding of Pakistan policy and political context and dynamics, policy making, humanitarian policies and stakeholders along with the internal frameworks, instruments, principles and various standards along with the code of conduct
- CVs of the consultants & proposed team who will be involved in activity (contact details included)
- A letter of commitment specifying availability to conduct the study during the requested period
- Evidence of availability of appropriate qualifications
BUDGET and CONSULTANT DETAILS
- The technical and financial proposals (both in hard form and soft copy of only technical proposal) should be sent in separate sealed envelopes, marked on the top right hand corner Technical and financial Proposals for “DRR Forum Strategy Revision”.
- Please submit proposals to “Procurement Committee” with subject with DRF-Forum, CARE International in Pakistan, Plot No.1-E, Class III Shopping Centre, Street 46 and Sector I-8/2, Islamabad or email to *********
- The deadline for submission of the proposal is Friday 19th October 2018 (12:00 Pm).
Consultant Professional Service Fees- subject to taxation
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Consultant Administrative Costs – subject to taxation
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Only short listed applicants will be contacted. CARE reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and is not bound to any legal claim in this regard. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.
Administrative Costs: Such costs could include transportation, air tickets, lodging, logistics, etc. If Vendor travel reimbursement shall be made under this Agreement, then Vendor shall follow CARE's travel policies and be subject to CARE per diem rates.
Total Consultant Fees
Professional Fees: ______________ [PKR] [Amount is subject to tax]
Administrative Costs: ______________ [PKR] [Amount is subject to tax]
Terms of payment shall be 20% on approval of the inception report, tools and work plan, 50% upon submission of first draft while 30% upon submission on approval of final document and launching workshop.