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  • Request for Expressions of interest - Consulting Services (ATLAS)

    Southern Africa Development Community Climate Services Centre (SADC-CSC)

    African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

    Request for Expressions of Interest  - Consulting Services

     

    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/7/2012

    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 assess the current status of the hydro-climatic parameters within the framework of the climate variability and change in order to draw an ATLAS for SADC Region.

    The Institutional Support Project to the African Climate Institutions (ISACIP) funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) aims to strengthen the capacity of African climate centres to generate climate information and to allow their wide dissemination to users end. These centres 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 (SADC-CSC) former Drought Monitoring Centre (DMC). This project will strengthen the capacity of various African scientists to generate relevant information on climate and to make them available to end users referred through appropriate channels.

    This request is to assess the current status of the hydro-climatic parameters within the framework of the climate variability and change in order to draw an ATLAS for SADC Region.

    He/she should identify appropriate database that would lead to a development of a regional hydro-climatic atlas in line with the specifications of the observed and modelled database for Southern Africa with the purpose for developing regional network. He/she must furthermore assess the status of major policy barrier in the sharing of the climate information in the context of WMO information system (WIS) and come out with a synchronized agreement in sharing of climatic data among the Member States within the region.

    The task entails the provision of an overview of the global data sets available, including a short description of their coverage and scale, and a short assessment of the main information gaps. In order to have a consistent data format across all participating countries, this task will also identify the metadata fields required for each data set available. The mock-up will be prepared as a simple web-based demonstration site that shows several regional data sets that can be integrated for analysis. The final activity is the production of a working prototype, with a user interface and the underlying database.

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.

    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 further information at the address below during office hours:

    Bradwell. Garanganga
    SADC Climate Services Centre Coordinator
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat,
    CBD Plot 54385.
    Western Commercial Road (near Lobatse and Siboni Roads)
    Floor/ Room number: 4th Floor Room D4 P18
    City: Gaborone
    Country: Botswana
    Telephone: +267 3951863

    Facsimile number: +267 3972848
    Electronic mail address: bgaranganga@sadc.int, fnsadisa@sadc.int, d_faka@yahoo.fr

    Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by Tuesday, 28th January 2014 at 14.30 hours and clearly marked “ATLAS Consultant” on the envelope

    The Tender Box
    At the reception area
    Attention: The Head of Procurement
    Institutional Support to African Climate Institutions Project (ISACIP)
    SADC Secretariat,
    CBD Plot 54385.
    Western Commercial Road (near Lobatse and Siboni Roads)
    City: Gaborone
    Country: Botswana

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