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  • Short‐term Consultant for Designing the Manual Awareness for Decision Makers and Civil Society

    SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

    CLIMATE SERVICES CENTRE (SADC-CSC)

    Africa Development bank group (afdb)

    REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

    CONSULTING SERVICES – (Individual Consultant)

    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/18/2015

    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 Design Training Manual.

    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 recruit a shortterm consultant for designing the manual awareness for decision makers and civil society under the Student & Professional Training sub-component. The Terms of Reference (TORs) describe the responsibility for the designer of the training manual on climate variability and change for decision makers and civil society end users of climate information.

    Develop a manual for awareness for decision makers and civil society for use in the region and train national experts.

    The specifics tasks are:

    1. A review and synthesis of the IPCC material made for policy makers and public on climate variability and change and their impact on the social and economic decisions influenced by weather, climate and water information;
    2. An examination of the decision-making process and how information providers need to adapt to decision makers’ needs;

    3. A comprehensive compendium on the meteorological and related climate information benefit on social and economic sectors;

    4. To advice on the content of this manual for teaching the guiding principle for informed climate decisions.

    SADC Secretariat now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the consulting services under the SADC Climate Services Centre ISACIP.

    Interested Individual Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (expression of interest cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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.intAttention: Mr Samuel Manguluti

    Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by Wednesday, 02nd September 2015 at 10.00 hours Botswana time and clearly marked “Training Manual Designer 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
    Gaborone, BOTSWANA