Muqdisho Field Coordinator
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Overview of position:
The Federal Government of Somalia has requested UNDP to help in formulation of a project proposal for funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The project is to contribute towards enhancing the coping capacities of a large segment of the rural Somali population vulnerable to extreme climatic events, such as, droughts and floods. The project will build on on-going initiatives of UNDP and other development partners. Additionally, the project will have collaboration with key national and international institutions to support Somalia to be better prepared against the climate induced shocks and reduce the humanitarian crises resulting from recurring climatic disasters.
Somalia is among the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and climate variability, a situation aggravated by the interaction of multiple stresses, occurring at various levels and coupled with a low adaptive capacity among the population. In Somalia, poverty, environmental degradation, migration and conflict are some of the major root causes for extreme vulnerability of the population, which is predicted to worsen due to climate change. The existing major climate hazards in Somalia are droughts and extreme flooding events. In addition, there are other climate-related phenomena such as dust storms, heat waves and cyclonic winds whose occurrences, though less frequent, still pose serious threats to local livelihoods and future climate change is expected to see all of these hazards intensify.
UNDP-Somalia under its program PREP has been supporting the national/regional govt in Somalia to benefit from the global climate financing. The NAPA in response to climate change for Somalia was completed in April 2013. The NAPA was prepared by the federal govt. of Somalia with the support of UNDP. NAPA highlights the priority actions for building the coping capacities of the institutions and communities against the negative impacts of climate change. As a follow-up of NAPA, the government of Somalia and UNDP financed the LDCF1 project “Enhancing Climate Resilience of the Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in Somalia” to implement priority actions identified in the NAPA. The GCF full proposal will build off the lessons learned and successes of the LDCF1 project by up scaling and building upon the project.
A consultant will support the formulation of the feasibility study and the full proposal in line with UNDP and GCF procedures. The International Team Leader Dr. Cara Tobin, will set the activities plan for the national consultant for data collection, site visits, workshop facilitation and coordination with the key stakeholders, technical reporting etc.
The main objective of the assignment is to conduct site visits to determine the selected sites and prioritized adaptation measures for GCF project intervention. The sites will be selected based on a list of adaptable criteria. The facilitator must also use participatory processes to detail the adaptation measures required for GCF financing. These measures must be prioritized based on a cost-effectiveness and alternatives analysis.
The activities for the project formulation will have to be in accordance with the standard procedures established by GCF.
The Field Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating and supporting the project document formulation under the guidance of International Team Leader and Project Manager UNDP/PREP. The scope of work will include:
- Convening the focal points and relevant stakeholders to formulate the project including those deemed most likely to be effected by climate change impacts – women’s groups, youth groups, pastoralist’s leaders, traditional and religious leaders, private sector, district and regional authorities and government line ministries, NGOs and academia in each of the regional states, engaging and maintaining effective working good local relations and contact with all local representatives including govt line ministries, NGOs, CBO’s, women’s groups, academia and other relevant environmental experts.
- Facilitating 2 local participatory workshops in each regional state.
a) Local workshop 1 will be held in order to solicit inputs, record discussions from the groups on potential climate change adaptation measures (Annex 1), quantify socio-economic and environmental benefits and help facilitate discussion on selecting cost-effective adaptation coping strategies.
b) Local workshop 2 will validate the adaptation options, in particular the costs and inclusion of best practices/technologies with a rationalized rejection of alternatives. Local workshop 2 will also ensure gender mainstreaming actions and baseline and target values for the logical framework indicators for local, decentralized activities.
- Choosing the sites based on workshop 1 conclusions in order to define where the project will intervene based on the criteria (see Annex 2). Site selection includes accessing areas in all regional states as necessary to identify the prioritized adaptation measures.
- Prioritizing adaptation measures based on a quantified, cost-effectiveness and alternatives analysis which will be fed into the GCF feasibility report.
- Collecting all detailed costs for the prioritized adaptation measures, including costs for travel and experts required. Supporting the International Team Leader to put these costs into the procurement plan and the timing of adaptation measures into the annual work plan.
- Outlining the relevant stakeholders (women’s groups, youth groups, pastoralist’s leaders, traditional and religious leaders, private sector, district and regional authorities, government line ministries, NGOs/CBOs and academia and their roles for project implementation and/or M&E in a concise stakeholder role table.
- Acting as the focal point for collecting in-country data and information (including sectoral plans and polices) that will feed into the feasibility study. Identify and engage with local sources of information (think tanks, academia, NGOs, government researchers on climate change in Somalia) and collate this information for the project formulation team (International Team Leader, International Economist, International Socio-Enviro safeguards specialist and the UNDP CO) to analyze and synthesize.
- Organizing and attending regular skype meetings with the project formulation team, including assisting in the organization of two (2) national workshops on the GCF project.
a) National workshop 1 will introduce the GCF project and propose target regions and estimated number of beneficiaries in all 6 regional states.
b) National workshop 2 will confirm all the sites, outputs, the institutional arrangements, M&E arrangements, co-financing sources and the log-frame. National workshop 2 will also ensure gender mainstreaming actions and baseline and target values for the logical framework indicators for national activities.
- Maintaining regular liaison with stakeholders during the development of the GCF project for each regional state including liaison with line ministries on enabling effective integration of project into sectoral and other policies within Somalia.
- Providing minutes from all meetings and correspondences in order to be included in the GCF feasibility study.
- Ongoing liaison with and across UNDP Somalia staff members in-country and coordinate with international donors and other relevant local parties regarding their input into activities pertaining to the project document preparation process.
Monitoring and Progress Controls:-
The assignment will be monitored and facilitated by the Project Manager, Environment and Energy, UNDP Somalia Office. UNDP/PREP regional project officers in Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa will provide additional support in the conduct of the assignment. The quality of the deliverables mentioned in the next section will be jointly assessed by the Project Manager and the International Team Leader hired under a separate contract by the UNDP Somalia office.
- Local and National Workshop – 1 Reports.
- List of prioritized adaptation measures with a cost-effectiveness/alternatives analysis.
- Stakeholder roles table.
- Local and National Workshop – 2 Reports.
This role reports to the International Team Leader and Project Manager in UNDP/PREP.
The field coordinator should have post graduate degree in in environment, climate change, natural resources management (land, water, forestry, biodiversity etc.), social sciences, rural development, economic development, engineering, or related field, or in lieu of first degree, substantive experience in in above subjects.
Years of experience and competencies:-
The field coordinator will be responsible to complete the tasks under the scope of work in the team environment with close collaboration of the Environment Project Manager, Field Project Officers of UNDP/PREP and the National UNFCCC focal point. Should have 5 years of experience in project management related activities including:
- Expertise in undertaking environment, climate change and natural resource management research.
- Expertise in leading participatory consultations and workshops with wide range stakeholders for undertaking the task mentioned in the scope of work.
- The field coordinator should have good communications and presentation skills as well as an excellent English language communication skills (written and spoken) as well as computer literacy.
- Ability to analyze the root causes of the issues and come up with an implementable set of interventions in the context of climate change impacts in Somalia.
- Past experience of working with multi-sectoral teams.
- Sensitivity towards the opinions of the team members, possible institutional partners and Somali communities.
- Strong presentation and writing skills in English language.
- Experience of effective interaction with policy makers, UN agencies, donors, communities, civil society organizations, private sector etc.
Language requirements: Fluency in verbal and written communications Somali and English languages.
This role does not have team management responsibility.
To be advised.