Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity-building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social…
With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC is implementing a five-year project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation, and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.
Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and 2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16 billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP. During these disasters, it was seen that the impact of disasters varies on men, women and children depending on their coping capacity. Due to varying specific needs and coping capacities of men, women, and children, it is important to understand these at the ground level to address structural inequalities and exclusions created by gender differences.
Therefore, to increase resilience and achieve climate commitments in a wholesome inclusive manner, there is a need for a transformational shift toward policies and institutions that enable climate-resilient investments in a gender-inclusive way. This will enhance the coping capacity of the affected population and increase the uniformity of benefits to all population segments.
Under this project, several analytical studies and guidelines for best practices are being developed for the agriculture and water sectors in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Considering the importance of gender mainstreaming to achieve the project objectives, this TOR aims to hire a Gender Specialist with the following objectives to make these studies gender inclusive:
C. Statement of Intent
The Gender Consultant will play an essential role in Nepal to provide support with regards to mapping of gender landscape vis-à-vis the water and transport sectors. The Consultant will ensure quality and timely delivery of in-country activities and outputs in mainstreaming gender in key documents. S/he will liaise with government agencies and other Nepal-based stakeholders. The Consultant will be working on implementation and/or monitoring of the component activities in Nepal, as required. The Gender Specialist will be home-based in Nepal.
It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.
D. Duties and Responsibilities
The Gender Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
F. Reporting Relationships
The Gender Consultant (Nepal) will report to the Project Director. The technical oversight will be provided by the Senior Specialist Gender and Inclusion based at the Bangkok office through the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The consultant will also coordinate with the other CARE project specialists and staff at national levels to carry out different activities under the project.
G. Contract Duration
The contract duration will be for six months.
H. Selection Method
The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.
Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.