[REPOST] Consultancy: Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Expert (CRVA) (Lao PDR)

Deadline of applications for this post has been extended to 14 October 2019.

Our office in Lao PDR is looking for a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Expert (CRVA) to support the implementation of activities for Urban-LEDS II in Kaysone Phomvihane and Pakse Cities. The CRVA expert is expected to perform the duties outlined below:

Key Duties:

  • Conduct preliminary research and data gathering:
    • Review development plans, climate change action plans, city resilience strategy, and related documents to assess existing information and determine gaps.
    • Scope for existing national and local policies initiatives relevant to climate action (i.e. L-CRVA Development of a Lao Climate Risk & Vulnerability Assessment for the Department of Disaster Management & Climate Change) in coordination with relevant local and national government staff, CSOs, international organizations, and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Gather and analyze geospatial data including but not limited to temperature, precipitation, historical/current/future hazards, land use, land cover, slope, elevation, location of critical facilities, building footprints, poverty incidence, household income, employment, educational attainment, health statistics, etc.) through secondary sources (national or local government) or through primary sources by conducting fieldwork.
  • Produce hazard-specific maps overlaying experienced and future hazards overexposed elements to determine vulnerable areas, preferably on a village scale.
  • Validate hazard maps through multi-stakeholder workshops participated by local government and community members including the vulnerable groups. The consultant is expected to develop the program and carry out the validation workshops in collaboration with ICLEI-Lao PDR Project Office.
  • Gather insights and local knowledge to assess the adaptive capacities of resources, urban systems, and the population.
    Produce climate vulnerability and risk assessment in line with the national guidelines (refer to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment: L-CRVA Development of a Lao Climate Risk & Vulnerability Assessment for the Department of Disaster Management & Climate Cange).
  • Recommend climate adaptation strategies based on the results of the climate vulnerability and risk assessment as well as multi-stakeholder workshops and consultations. A list of adaptation actions options should be prepared in line with the national guidelines.
  • Produce a final report documenting the outputs of the consultancy work in two languages (Lao and English).

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing climate change-related projects particularly on climate vulnerability and risk assessment, preferably in a local organization or NGO or local-based scientific/research organization. Local NGOs and scientific research organizations can apply.
  • Completed university degree or equivalent in Geography, Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Climate Change or related fields.
  • Having a Master’s Degree is an advantage. Equivalent professional experience can also be considered.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of local, provincial, and national government systems in Laos.
  • Good knowledge of local/national policies relevant to climate action/climate risk and vulnerability assessment in Lao PDR.
  • Proficiency in using GIS software (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.) and GPS devices is a must.
  • Experience in conducting workshops with a wide variety of different stakeholders is a plus.
  • Experience in conducting fieldwork is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, e-mail programs.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Able and willing to travel domestically.

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrate commitment to ICLEI’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Strong leadership and organization skills.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitates and encourages open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Ability to work under pressure and stay composed and positive even in difficult situations and handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Conflict Management: Addresses conflicts proactively, striving for mutually acceptable solutions.
  • Creative, motivated, with keen attention to detail and highly organized.

Reporting

The consultant will directly report to ICLEI-Lao PDR Project Officer Mr. Phouvannasinh Phongsa (phouvannasinh.phongsa@iclei.org). Main contact person at ICLEI SEAS is Ms. Joy Camille Baldo, Senior Project Officer (joy.baldo@iclei.org).

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to apply by sending the following documents through e-mail with the subject “VA ULEDS2 – [name/organization]” no later than 18.00 Laos time (GMT+7) on Monday/ 23 September 2019, to phouvannasinh.phongsa@iclei.org with copy to iclei-sea@iclei.org:

  • Expression of interest and confirmation of availability for the consultancy’s duration;
  • Latest CV; and
  • Technical and financial proposal. Financial proposal should outline professional fee (day rate in USD) and breakdown of direct costs.

All documents must be under one file name and must be filed as “VA ULEDS2 – [name/organization]”. Please use English for all communications. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For more information about ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat, visit http://icleiseas.org/.

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