TECHNICAL SUPPORT CONSULTAnt FOR RESEARCH AND POLICY ADVOCACY
STRENGTHENING RESEARCH CONTENT AND INCLUSION PROCESS TO RELEVANT LOCAL AND NATIONAL POLICY
The ‘Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’ is an alliance of ten organizations including international NGOs, private sector and research organizations, who have come together with the support of the Zurich Foundation to drive better policy and practice to reduce the negative impact of floods on people’s and communities’ ability to thrive.
The Alliance has been running for five years and is about to enter into the second phase of work. Alliance 2.0 will launch formally on 1 July 2018 and run for five years to 30 June 2023. During this time, the partners will together implement a combination of pilot programs, research, knowledge management, and work to persuade donors, policy-makers and practitioners to invest in flood prevention and preparedness through:
- Increased and more effective financial investments in flood resilience;
- Improved global and national policy for increased pre-event action to flood resilience;
- Improved practice in flood resilience by key stakeholders.
Mercy Corps is leading the ‘influencing and advocacy’ work within the Alliance, as well as making substantial contributions to workstreams on knowledge management, research, and piloting innovative field programming with communities, business, and government.
In implementing their advocacy role under Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Program, Mercy Corps Indonesia use a science-to-policy making strategy, with Climate Risk and Impact Assessment (CRIA) results on a scientific basis. This strategy is believed as will provide the local and national government (as the targeted institutions for advocacy) with a compelling argument to enrich their policy with the assessment result so that better program and resource allocation for flood resilience building can be planned. It is thus imperative to conduct a robust CRIA process to produce a high-quality result that can be effectively utilized to inform the better policy-making process. This process to produce high-quality results should go hand in hand with a close advocacy process, so that the government, particularly local government as the direct user, could enrich the process with their local knowledge. Close advocacy would also enable them to better understand the CRIA result and use it to enrich the relevant policy. Assessment results would also be utilized to formulate the appropriate financing/investment scheme for the flood resilience-building process in the study area.
Mercy Corps Indonesia thus searches for an individual consultant to support the works under research and advocacy scope, with specific activities as follow:
- Support the formulation of Climate Risk and Impact Assessment (CRIA) by providing technical input and review throughout the assessment process; including provides direct technical assistance to the CRIA consultant
- Support the inclusion of CRIA result and process, and also landscape-based perspective utilized in the assessment process into targeted local (Pekalongan City and Regency) and regional (Central Java Province) policies
- Support the inclusion of CRIA process and landscape-based perspective utilized in the assessment process into the development process of National Adaptation Plans (NAP) and Implementation The strategy of Climate Change Adaptation Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs Adaptation) Roadmap; including build partnership with UNDP, BAPPENAS and Ministry of Environment and Forestry
- Assist the program staff in enriching the CRIA process and result and adjusting the advocacy strategy based on stakeholders’ and policies’ dynamics at the local, regional, and national levels.
- Support advocacy process at the local, regional, and national levels.
- Support the process in identifying and formulating a feasible financing/investment scheme to support the flood resilience-building process in the program area.
- Review of Compiled CRIA document;
- Support advocacy process at the local, regional and national level, including providing input on the revision of advocacy strategy based on governance dynamics at a local, regional and national level;
- Support the formulation process of financing/investment scheme for flood resilience building
WORKING PERIOD AND LEVEL OF EFFORTS
Eighteen (18) months, starting from June 2020 until December 2021, following the work plan outlined in the table below. The maximum working days of the consultant is ten (10) working days per month (8-hour workday).
Finalization of Climate Risk and Impact Assessment
Formulation of Policy Recommendations
October 2020-January 2021
Formulation of Financing/Investment Scheme or Business Plan
December 2020-March 2021
Policy Advocacy at Local, Regional and National Level
November 2020-December 2021
The consultant is expected to have the following knowledge and experience:
- Minimum 5 years experience in CCA/DRR and/or resilience issues
- Good understanding of urban and regional development context, including urban-rural connection and/or upstream-downstream connection in an ecosystem context.
- Proven experience in building and managing partnership with local and national stakeholders; both government and non-government actors.
- Sound understanding of CCA, DRR and spatial plan policies.
- Demonstrated proficiency in writing bilingual report.
Mercy Corps Indonesia has the full ownership rights on any assessment conducted under this contract. The consultant could utilize the assessment result with prior approval from Mercy Corps Indonesia related to public utilization, distribution or publication of assessment result or other materials, including other dissemination activities for materials generated from this working contract.