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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)

    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/9/2015

    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 conduct the traditional forecast indicators study in the Southern African Development Community 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 conduct the study on the traditional forecast indicators in the Southern African Development Community Region

    The Consultant will organise meetings with the national indigenous organization and Universities dealing with the matter. Most of the work will need to be conducted in rural area of Member States in order to facilitate close collaboration with the traditional communities and to have easy access to local indigenous climate culture.

    Seasonal weather indicators, developed over thousands of years by indigenous communities, should nicely complement science and statistically based approaches. They provide an opportunity for communities to showcase their knowledge and to learn more about the traditional African life and culture.

    This climate culture, with an underlying philosophy that all things are connected, is the basis of Indigenous weather knowledge. Indigenous weather knowledge and culture absorbed the dramatic changes in the continent's climate with drops in temperature, rainfall and sea levels—and cold and dry winds. This can give insight to contribute in the improvement of climate forecast process in the region.

    Central to the work is striving to understand, and then harness and incorporate, the unique skills and perspectives of the Indigenous Weather Knowledge of African people into the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF).

    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.int Attention: Mr Samuel Manguluti

    Expressions of interest and CVs must be delivered to the address below by Thursday, 02nd July 2015 at 10.00 hours Botswana time and clearly marked Indigenous Climate Factors Consultant” 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