CISP Climatology Consultancy: Support to Resilience for Sustainable Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

CISP Climatology Consultancy: Support to Resilience for Sustainable Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

Overall Project Objective

  • The aim of the project is to contribute towards increased resilience of communities in ASAL areas of Kenya to drought and other effects of climate change.

    Objective of the Assignment

  • CISP and Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS are seeking a climatology consultancy from a Service Provider to deliver on 2 Lots with the following objective: to update and localize the Climate Service Data system and DRR procedures to make them accessible by the communities of Tana River (Lot 1) and Isiolo (Lot 2) Counties. This consultancy aims at strengthening the information sharing and collaboration between the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and the community (with participation of women and youth groups) to synergize all efforts towards Ending Drought Emergency and food and nutrition insecurity, as well as strengthening local scale monitoring, recording, visualization and sharing of weather data, hazards and impacts information, among different actors and levels, by integrating science, technology and indigenous knowledge.

    The consultancy should achieve (but not limited to) the following minimum common objectives in both Tana River and Isiolo Counties:

  • Conduct an analysis of climate service data system in the area of intervention, including for instance analysis of existing secondary data (geography, climate, agricultures), assessment of existing Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Early Warning Systems (EWS), and calculation of the normal reference values for precipitation and temperature for the project area.

  • Configuration of the tools for collection, visualization, sharing and analysis of data for geo-localized weather observation, measurement, monitoring and reporting, in strong collaboration with community representatives and key stakeholders (i.e NDMA, Department of Meteorology), adapted to the project area and users’ needs, including handover of project primary data to NDMA and other key stakeholders.

  • Conduct trainings in Tana River and Isiolo Counties to community representatives on the concept of weather and climate, measurement of geo-localized weather parameters, participatory observation and data collection, reporting and analysis of data, including hazards/effects.

  • Provide recommendations for documenting good DRR adaptation practices and publications that can contribute to future cross-County programming.

    Scope of Services and 4.0 Deliverables for Lot 1 and Lot 2

  • The Consultancy will deliver the services for two separate lots of this assignment (Lot 1—Tana River and Lot 2—Isiolo County) for CISP and Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS respectively. The main expected services and deliverables from this assignment in each Lot are detailed in the download document.

    Consultancy timeframe

  • The consultancy assignment is expected to be undertaken between February 2021 to
    December 2023 (the end date of the projects) with preference made for a service provider that can optimize the timing and costs by finding synergies between the two lots. The engagement will be staggered to feature the various timelines of the deliverables as per the tables above. The Consultancy will deliver some services concurrently for both lots, while other services will be delivered consecutively, hence the overall duration of the consultancy will be determined based the technical design of the workplan as proposed by the service provider.

  • Before commencing the tasks, the Service Provider should develop and share plans and tools for each deliverable with CISP and Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS, which will coordinate the feedback of key stakeholders including NDMA and Department of meteorology for any comment/inputs in order to validate and authorize the plan.

    Consultancy delivery methodology

  • The consultancy will be conducted through analysis and desk review/study, field missions, scientific mentorship and supervision, technical trainings, participatory discussions, consultative meetings, workshops, field support, and regular debriefings, both on the field and remotely. The partition between field missions and remote work shall depend on the nature of activities, health and security situation and indicated in the technical proposal (subject to the COVID-19 pandemic and other force majeure events).

  • The Service Provider will make its own logistic arrangements and cover all relevant expenses associated with the services, including data collection in the field, trainings and logistical expenses. CISP, Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS and their partners will assist in the provision of requisite background information and where possible will link up the Service Provider with field-based personnel. CISP, Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS and partners will facilitate contact with key stakeholders including national and county focal points from NDMA, the Department of meteorology and target community groups. CISP, Amref Health Africa–Comitato Collaborazione Medica ONLUS and partners may support the service provider’s local movement in Tana River and Isiolo Counties respectively.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CISP Climatology Consultancy: Support to Resilience for Sustainable Livelihoods Jobs in Kenya

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