EU-Funded Programme of “Support to SADC Regional Political Cooperation”
The SADC Secretariat, with the European Union funded “Support to the SADC Regional Political Cooperation Programme”, would like to conduct an inventory to determine the status of Disaster Risk Reduction/ Management (DRR/M) in ANGOLA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MADAGASCAR AND NAMIBIA, and assess progress in the implementation of national DRR/M programs.
The EU-funded “Support to SADC Regional Political Cooperation” is designed to strengthen the capacity of the SADC Secretariat and more specifically the Directorate of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (“the Organ”) in implementing its mandate to effect regional integration in the political and security sectors.
The overall objectives, purpose and result areas of the programme of Support to SADC Regional Political Cooperation are detailed hereunder.
To promote peace and security, as a basis for economic growth and poverty reduction in the SADC Region
To strengthen the capacity of SADC to perform its mandate in the area of politics, governance, peace and security
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The overall objective of this consultancy is to produce a comprehensive National Inventory Report, and develop a national database on the DRM status, resources and services, and implementation of DRM programmes in ANGOLA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MADAGASCAR AND NAMIBIA.
Scope of the Assignment
In order to accomplish the above objective, the Consultant will carry out the following tasks:
- Conduct an inventory of DRR/M resources and services, including institutions and frameworks in the country, and identify gaps, challenges, needs and opportunities in the implementation of national programmes, as per the five priority areas of the HFA (2005-15), Africa Regional Disaster Reduction Strategy (2004-15), and the Updated SADC Regional Strategic Plan (2010-2015);
- Conduct a comprehensive inventory of relevant institutional, policy, legal and other frameworks that drive the DRR/M agenda and facilitate the implementation of programmes at the national level, including programmes and activities undertaken by national/ sub-national institutions, NGOs, donors, international cooperating partners (ICPs), and other stakeholders;
- For selected key DRR/M institutions, document their mandates and capacities (institutional, human, and financial) during the past five years;
- Consult extensively with the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) / Disaster Management Authority of ANGOLA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MADAGASCAR AND NAMIBIA, the UN agencies, World Bank, Red Cross, NGOs, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs), donors and all national and sub-national stakeholders in order to identify and document the following
- key national strategies, policies and programmes, taking into account past (last five years), on-going and planned DRR/M interventions in ANGOLA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MADAGASCAR AND NAMIBIA;
- the main hazards identified and risk assessments that have been undertaken in the country and the methodologies used;
- statistics on the impacts of disasters that have been experience in the country;
- In consultation with the SADC DRRU, format the collected data in such a way that it is compatible for storage in a national database and also the regional DRR Information Management System; and compatible for sharing on both the national DRR website and the SADC Secretariat website; (SADC will provide a template for the presentation of the collected data)
- Submit a Consultancy Report detailing the national concerns, challenges, opportunities and priorities as regards the implementation of DRR/M programmes in the four Member States.
Description of tasks
In order to perform the above tasks, the consultant shall:
Undertake an extensive desk review to collect data and information relevant to the assignment. In this regard the consultant will among others acquire and review where applicable documents on the following:
- Relevant national DRR/M strategies and frameworks;
- Key national development strategies, plans and programmes;
- strategies and programmes of national partners and collaborating organisations and stakeholders;
- the main hazards identified, risk mapping/assessments undertaken and methodologies used
- statistics on the impacts of disasters that have been experienced in the country;
- any relevant national assessment reports/ strategies, plans and programmes on DRR/
- Consult selected national and sub-national institutions and key sectoral actors and stakeholders in the country, including relevant UN organizations etc, to identify, and acquire the necessary data and information, including those related to climate change adaptation;
- Be guided by the various Member State policies, protocols, strategies and master plans, decisions and resolutions on DRR/M ;
- Extensively consult the national strategy and policy framework documents, and plan of action.
- Prepare and make a presentation of the draft national inventory report at national and regional consultative meetings for each Member State, to be arranged by SADC Secretariat, for peer review and provision of comments and additional inputs; the report will be prepared using both quantitative data (charts, tables and graphs) and qualitative information;Finalize the consultancy report on the basis of comments and additional inputs provided by key stakeholders and the consultative meetings
- Finalize the consultancy report on the basis of comments and additional inputs provided by key stakeholders and the consultative meetings
3.2 Required Outputs and Deliverables
The outputs will be:
- An inception report, including the conceptualization, work plan for the assignment and report outline (within three weeks of signature of contract);
- A draft consultancy report and a draft baseline survey database (within five weeks);
- A report on the national validation workshop for each Member State;
- A Consultancy Report and National Database for each Member State.
- Head of Procurement
- Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat
- CBD Plot 54385
- Room DGP21 on Ground Floor
- City: Gaborone
- Country: Botswana
- Fax: +267 397 28 48 / 318 10 70
- Email: [email protected]
- Attention: Mr. Gift Mike Gwaza
More details on the advert can be found on the attached document: