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    SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

    CLIMATE SERVICES CENTRE (SADC-CSC)

    Africa Development bank group (afdb)

     REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

    CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

    REGIONAL CLIMATE MODELING SPECIALIST

     Gaborone, Botswana

    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP).

    Financing Agreement reference: Don FAD n° 2100155016866

    Project ID No.: P-Z1-CZ0-003

    ITB Number: SADC/AfDB ACMAD DMC/CSC PROJECT/11/2015

    Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has received a Grant from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for an individual consultant to carry out consulting services as a Regional Climate Modeling Specialist for SADC-CSC ISACIP.

    The Institutional Support Project to the African Climate Institutions (ISACIP) funded by the African Development Bank (ADB). It aims to strengthen the capacity of African Climate Institutions to generate climate information and to allow their wide dissemination to end users. These Institutions are: the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) Regional Centre for Agro-meteorology and Operational Hydrology (AGRHYMET), IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) and SADC Climate Services Centre (SADCCSC) former Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC) in Nairobi and Gaborone respectively. ISACIP will strengthen the capacity of African Climate Institutions in order for them to generate relevant information on climate and to make them available to end users through appropriate channels.

    The implementation of the project will be done through three components:

    • Production of climaterelated information,
    • Institutional strengthening, and
    • Coordinating the project.

    As part of the implementation of this project, ACMAD a mandate across the continent, acts as an Executing Agency and coordinates the implementation of the project at the other three beneficiary institutions. As part of implementation of ISACIP in SADC, the Climate Services Centre will need to recruit a shortterm Regional Climate Modeling Specialist under the Downscaling of Global Climate Data and Scenarios-Services component.

    The main purpose of the assignment is for the Regional Climate Modeling Specialist to develop regional climate models and train regional experts in interpretation of global and regional climate models and their products.

    SADC Secretariat now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the following services for Regional Climate Modeling Specialist for SADC-CSC ISACIP.

    Interested Individual Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (expression of interest cover letter, curriculum vitae, certified copies of evidence of professional and academic qualifications, etc).

    Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants”, dated January 2000, which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org.

    Interested consultants may obtain Terms of Reference (ToR) or any further information at the address below during office hours:

    Procurement Expert
    SADC Climate Services Centre
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat,
    Department of Meteorological Services Office
    Plot 54216, Corner Maaloso/Metsimotlhaba Road
    Gaborone, Village
    Floor/ Room number: 1st Floor Room 52B
    City: Gaborone
    Country: Botswana
    Telephone: +267 3956281 or 3612200
    Electronic mail address: smanguluti@sadc.int Attention: Mr Samuel Manguluti

    Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by Friday, 05th June 2015 at 10.00 hours Botswana time and clearly marked “Regional Climate Modeling Specialist on the envelope or email to smanguluti@sadc.int, with a copy to smmadi@sadc.int.

    Submission Address:

    Attention: Procurement Expert
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat,
    Department of Meteorological Services Office
    Plot 54216, Corner Maaloso/Metsimotlhaba Road
    First Floor, Room number 52B
    Gaborone, Village
    Private Bag 0095
    City: Gaborone
    Country: Botswana