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The goal of Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan (BDRP) programme funded by DFID is to increase Pakistan’s capability to reduce disaster risk, though better planning, preparedness, response, and resource allocation at the governmental and community levels.  The consortium, led by Concern Worldwide in partnership with ACTED, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC implements the Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) component of BDRP initially in District Ghotki – Sindh. The CBDRM component of BDRP will assist village communities to mitigate and prepare for disasters. Under contractual arrangements with DFID, the project is aiming that poor men and women are more resilient to natural disasters.

This Programme has following outputs.

Output 1: Target communities have effective disaster risk management structures in place to take up and advocate resilience building measure.

Output 2: Target communities and Households are prepared to (a) Cope with climate induced natural disasters and (b) adopt risk reduction measures.

Output 3: Target communities & households are introduced to sustainable livelihoods and environmental management practices for resilience building.

Purpose of the consultancy  

The specific purpose of this consultancy is to “build capacities of social DRR structures formed under the programme and other relevant stakeholders, relevant government entities for disaster resilience and effectively facilitate the implementation of planned DRR program activities at village and union council level”.

Description: Under output 1 community social structures such as Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC), and Village Emergency Response Team (VERTs) will be established at village level while at union council level UCRF (Union Council Resilience Forums) and UCERTs (Union Council Emergency Response Teams) shall be established. Under output#2, these social structures not only represent the communities at various levels but also facilitate the implementation of planned integrated program activities on ground.  These social structures will undergo different capacity building trainings so that they can better respond to any disaster and also enable them to facilitate and implement interventions effectively to mitigate disaster risks. Other relevant trainings are also planned to build the capacities of other stakeholders such as health staff and religious leaders and district government revenue department. The IRC as implementing agency will provide due facilitation for these trainings in district Ghotki. Tentative training schedules are provided below;

Trainings Topics

Brief Description

Training duration (days)

# of trainings

Number of Participants/ Session

Total number of participants



Training #1 Training of Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC)

Leadership & Organizational, Development /management, Coordination & Conflict resolution,

Three days training will emphasize on the basic and prerequisite aspects of community leadership and organization development, such as Team Work, Leadership, Motivation, and Interpersonal Relation, conflict Resolution, Management, Time Management and Documentation. Coordination and networking within the communities and with other external stakeholders is another aspect of the training which will give skills for effective relationship building.


07 Trainings



Selected seven UCs of Ghotki in Sindh Province                                                                                                                                                                             

Sept to October, 2017

Project Design, Implementation and Monitoring, Proposal development Financial management, accountability-

 This training will enhance knowledge and skill of CDMC members to draft and shape community problems and needs in a simple project proposal form according to donor requirement. Implement the approved projects according to project cycle management procedures and monitor to ensure timely implementation as per scope and budget. Session will also include accountability process and procedure to be established in the community to ensure transparency for quality outputs.   





Sept to October, 2017

Gender/Children Protection (abuse, exploitation and labour)

These sessions will sensitize CDMC members about inclusiveness particularly of women and elderly in project planning and implementation as well as to avoid children labour and exploitation.

Livestock and Asset stock management in Emergencies

 This training will enables CDMC members to know the basic principles, guidelines and standards in purview of LEGs (Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards) and adopt most relevant guidelines to protect and/or rebuild livestock assets. The ultimate objective is to assist people affected by crises and help how livestock-related interventions such as evacuation, livestock shelter, food, water and veterinary services can be implemented. This training will also cover the emergency stock management i.e. storage, safety, mobilization and maintenance.


07 trainings



Sept to October, 2017

Training #2 Training of trainers Union Council Emergency Response Team (UCERT)

Training of UCERT

 A five days extensive training lifesaving skills specifically on First aid, light search & rescue and fire fighting. Class lessons and practical demonstrations/ drill/simulations will also be part of the training.


07 ToTs



Selected seven UCs of Ghotki in Sindh Province  

November to December, 2017

Training #3 : Training of Religious leaders

 Training of Religious leaders

A two day training will be arranged at UC level for community gate keepers such religious leaders and other key figures who will act as facilitators for program implementation.  A total of 150 religious leaders will be identified and trained on CBDRM and Disaster preparedness/ risk reduction in all selected UCs of a district.


05 trainings



Selected seven UCs of Ghotki in Sindh Province  

August to September 2017

Training #4: Training of Health staff on “Health Facility Emergency Preparedness for Response and Risk Reduction”

Training of health staff on “Health Facility Emergency Preparedness for Response and Risk Reduction”

 A three days training on “Health Facility Emergency Preparedness for Response and Risk Reduction” will be organized for staff of BHUs and tehsil HQ hospital. At the end of the training participants will be able to;

·         Conduct of a Hazard Risk Assessment (HRA) to identify the specific risks which effect the ability to provide care.

·         Demography of the area dependant to particular BHU

·         Guidelines and check list for emergency preparedness and response (mass causality management) and hospital safety.

·         Provide source for technical backstopping to trained squads of ERTs in villages, schools and union councils.


1 training



Sindh Province • Ghotki District

Jan, 2018

Training #5. Training of Government staff on “Post Disaster Damage and Need Assessment”.

Training of government  staff on Post Disaster Damage and Need Assessment

25 relevant government staff  mainly from revenue, agriculture departments who remained involved in the post disaster damage and need assessment for rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction at district level will be invited to familiarize with modern tools and techniques for damage and need assessments.





Sindh Province • Ghotki District

Nov- Dec, 2017


-          Detail training  schedules

-          Review of existing modules and material  (particularly on lifesaving skills) developed by the consortium members

-          Develop appropriate and contextualized training material and module development based on the above description of each training. The modules/materials can be further tailored according to the requirement of the program and selected consultants/firm’s relevant experience

  • Training delivery as per agreed tentative schedule

  • Provide an extracted session material to further roll-out same trainings at village level for VERTs.

  • Training evaluation (pre and post)

  • Detailed Training Report

Interested firms/consultants having demonstrated experience in conducting similar trainings for the stakeholder mentioned above can apply for district based consultancy. Preference will be given to organisation who have past experience and capacity to simultaneously deliver the trainings on all above themes.

Essential and Desirable Experience/Qualifications

  • Firms/consultants with a specialised team who have extensive demonstrated experience of at least 5 year in providing training in the above mentioned topics preferably in DFID funded programs

  • Firms/consultants  with qualification in rural development/ social sciences (master’s degree) or other relevant subjects, having experience in trainings with a focus on community based disaster risk management and other associated topics especially in the context of floods

  •  Female trainer’ in the team is required as per the need of program

  • Flexible characteristic and attitude for situational adjustments and modification during implementation will be added value.

  • Knowledge of the local languages and culture in the project district will be necessary and the training will be conducted in local language.

Submission of Expression of Interest:

Firms/consultants who meet the requirements are invited to submit their expression of interest include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing the consultant’s/institutions suitability for the assignment and current contact information. 

  • CVs of the team members, including detailed work experience, education; please clearly identify the overall lead consultant.

  • Consultants are expected to submit appropriate training methodology and sample training content (outline). 

  • Relevant reference

  • Only shortlisted firms/consultants will be requested to submit the financial proposal


These trainings will be spread over 6 months duration of the programme (August 2017-Jan, 2018) and are subject to change according to the needs of the programme. Training schedules with details are tabulated under the section: II “Purpose of consultancy”. 



Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
International Rescue Committee
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
M.Sc in Community Development, Sociology, MS Trainings & Development, MBA in HR
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
8 Years
Apply Before:
Jul 30, 2017
Posting Date:
Jul 17, 2017
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