Job Title: PDNA Local Consultant
Terms: 30 Days (8-hour days)
Language: English, Dutch, Papiamento
The DRFTA Program in the Caribbean presents recommendations for cost-effective, disaster risk financing strategies throughout the Caribbean, including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The Program aims to build institutional capacity on catastrophe risk financing and identify catastrophe risk financing of affordable and effective options in countries based on a concrete understanding of the national Government’s exposure to disaster losses derived from disaster risk financing tools currently in use and available to the country.
OCTs have limited resources for responding to national disasters, including health emergencies. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Caribbean on March 1, 2020, a variety of measures have been taken across the Caribbean to control the outbreak. Bonaire is particularly susceptible to these measures, such as border closures and the global economy’s downturn due to the pandemic. The variety of economic activities is limited and tourism-dependent, which makes Bonaire economically vulnerable.
The World Bank’s DRFTA team is working closely with Bonaire’s Government to assess its social and productive sectors’ overall impact. It does this through a country-led Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in coordination with other international organizations. The main objective of the PDNA is to inform a recovery strategy for mobilizing institutional financial and technical resources.
- SCOPE OF WORK, TASKS, AND DELIVERABLES
Scope: The purpose of this assignment is to coordinate the collection and analysis of territory-specific data and information to prepare a PDNA for Bonaire. As part of the DRFTA team, the consultant will work closely with local government institutions and international stakeholders in Bonaire.
Objective: This consultancy aims to work in close liaison with local partners to collect data and coordinate thematic working groups during the PDNA assignment.
Specific activities include:
• Desk review: In the context of the sector and thematic groups created, collection of secondary quantitative data on damage and loss and pre-disaster baseline information.
• Data collection: Sample collection of data, and validation of data from affected areas, including surveys and other data collection methods through interviews. Coordination with national and local authorities.
• Data analysis: At the sector level, consolidation, processing, and analysis of the collected data on damage and loss. Consultations with local stakeholders to agree on priority needs and recovery strategies.
• Final report: Aggregating the sector and thematic work into a draft PDNA report.
• Decision review: Contribute to an internal review process of the PDNA.
• Expected output: A PDNA report for Bonaire
• Master’s degree in international development, business/public administration, or related degree with DRM-related classes and 4+ years of relevant experience
• Work experience in developing countries, preferably in the Caribbean region
• Work experience with international organizations and prior experience in community engagement are advantages
• Experience in conducting research independently
• Experience working and liaising with Caribbean OCT governments
• Full professional proficiency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English, Dutch, and Papiamento
• Demonstrated strong technical writing, effective communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deliver effective presentations to audiences in a variety of cultural and institutional settings
- REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS
• The consultant will work in collaboration with the World Bank Task Team for this assignment as well as the Government of Bonaire.
• The consultant will be expected to report regularly to the TTL and the Task Team on their progress and flag any obstacles which may hinder the completion of tasks as soon as they come up.
• The client’s Task Team Leader (TTL) for this assignment is Ms. Mary Boyer (Disaster Risk Management Specialist, GPURL). Payments will be authorized, based on the successful completion of expected deliverables, by the TTL.
How to apply
If interested, please send your CV and Letter of Interest to:
Mr. Rendell de Kort – email@example.com
Ms. Mary Boyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ivelisse Justiniano – email@example.com
Application Deadline: January 7, 2021