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Provincial Coordinator

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information.

These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees. ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation. For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

Background

Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion or 2.6 percent of GDP. To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate-resilient investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans, and investments. Adopting an integrated water resource management strategy in selected provinces is vital to satisfactorily implement all the required components of the project. It would involve coordination with provincial stakeholders to support in the development of a compilation of good practices on water resource management in Sindh. Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Provincial Coordinator will be hired to support in directing, organizing, and overseeing provincial level activities. S/he will be selected on a competitive basis following World Bank Procurement Regulations.

The objectives of this consultancy service are to:

  • Support in collecting and reviewing relevant strategies, policies, and projects on integrated water resources management at the provincial and regional level;
  • Support in conducting consultations and validation workshops on integrated water resources management, with relevant stakeholders;
  • Reviewing existing data and strategies to highlight gaps in the water resource management approach at the provincial level.

Statement of Intent

The Provincial Coordinator will support in reviewing various water resource data, strategies and policies. The consultant will further conduct consultation and validation workshops to further compile good practices of water resource management. The coordinator will be based in Sindh, Pakistan.

Note: It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Provincial Coordinator shall be responsible for:

Technical Review and Support

  • Assist national level specialist in collecting and reviewing integrated water resource management strategies, policies, and projects being carried out at the regional and provincial level with a focus on Sindh province.
  • Support in reviewing water resources in the province and water demand and supply based on analysis of secondary data.
  • Conducting consultation and validation workshops of findings from IWRM and water resource review with relevant stakeholder.
  • Assist other specialists in a compilation of good practices of water resource management through the development of questionnaires on good practices. Performing other relevant tasks as assigned by the Country Project Lead and the PIU.

Qualifications

The candidate should at least have:

  • A master’s degree in international development, climate change adaptation, Water Engineering, disaster management or relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management with a minimum of 3 years of experience working with international NGOs or development partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate change, water resource management, water demand, and supply or relevant field.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Proven reporting skills teamwork with strong communication skills and capacity to work under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and ability to work amongst a diverse group of staff, and partners.
  • Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet.
  • Experience in organizing events/meetings/training/workshop/consultation.
  • Excellent English proficiency in oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to a general audience.

Reporting Relationships

The coordinator will report to Country Project Lead for the day to day activities and maintain close coordination with the ADPC’s Country Representative in Pakistan in addition to working in close coordination with country-level specialists, regional level specialists under the oversight of the PIU.

Selection Method

The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.




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    Pakistan

  • Additional location info Pakistan
  • Closing Date 2 Jul 2020

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