CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO CONDUCT THE CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT IN SALAVAN PROVINCE


Scope of Work:

To conduct detailed Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for 7 villages using the IUCN’s Methodology and tool for Rapid Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability. The scope of work will include:
 
  • Review existing data available for the project and previous climate change vulnerability assessment conducted by WWF-Laos;
  • Propose a sound participatory climate change vulnerability assessment methodology to the project team (based on the IUCN WET VA methodology, or other);
  • Implement the climate change vulnerability assessment of 7 target villages that provides:
     
    • Baseline information including: past, current and projected climate trends; extreme weather events that occurred in the area; hydrological characteristics of the Mekong section; land use, conservation and zoning area; information on gender in the target area information on the vulnerable groups within the local communities, and a stakeholder analysis the main sources of livelihoods and food sources (past and present) together with their sensitivity, vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate change and to other drivers identified, and any other relevant information.
    • Habitats analysis: present the key habitats present in the 7 target communities and surroundings, the natural services they provide, how they contribute to the community's livelihoods and food security, analyze their vulnerability to climate change and to other drivers, and present conservation options.
    • Species analysis: select key species and analyze vulnerability to climate change based on contribution to the communities’ livelihoods, food security, and culture, analyze their vulnerability to climate change and to other relevant drivers, and present conservation options.
       
  • All raw data and tools acquired are expected to be handed over to WWF Laos and should not be shared with other third parties without consent from WWF.

Methodology:

The firm/consultant(s) are expected to utilize a participatory climate change vulnerability assessment methodology, which may be based on the IUCN WET VA methodology or any other suitable approach.
 
Duration of the Work:

The assignment will be for 20 working days between March – April 2024. 8. Duty Station The firm/consultant(s) will be required to travel to the field in communities in Salavanh Province, and will be home-based during the redaction of the study. 


Applications kindly submit your proposal to: procurement-laos@wwf.org.la
 
Ensure that your submitted proposal includes:
 
  • Technical Proposal, indicating at a minimum:
  • Proposed methodology.
  • Work plan, including milestones.
  • Professional references.
Financial Proposal, indicating at a minimum:
 
  • Consultancy fee for the proposed consultant(s) broken down by No. of days.
  • All related implementation costs (travel, DSA, equipment, logistics, etc.,).
  • Including all TAXES.
Curriculum vitae of proposed consultant(s):
 
  • If applying as a team at least the lead consultant meets the competencies and qualification requirements above, for the team members should have at least experience in performing similar tasks.