With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ 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.
Scaling up the climate-resilient policy, planning, and financing is vital to satisfactorily implement all the required components of the project. It would involve review of national policies to support in development of climate resilient frameworks in planning and financing.
Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Climate Policy and Planning Specialist will be required to support in reviewing national reports and frameworks. S/he will be selected on competitive basis following World Bank Procurement Regulations.
The objectives of this consultancy service are:
C. Statement of Intent
The Climate Policy and Planning Specialist will play an essential role in the program’s presence in Pakistan to ensure National expertise is available with a strong understanding of the processes in developing climate policy and plans to mainstream climate change. The Climate Policy and Planning Specialist will work closely with the Climate Policy and Planning Specialist in ADPC-Bangkok and the Climate Finance Specialist in Pakistan.
The Climate Policy and Planning Specialist will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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 Climate Policy and Planning Specialist shall provide the following inputs:
Technical Review and Support
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: email@example.com within 2 July at midnight Bangkok time.
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.
ADPC is an intergovernmental regional 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 and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by the Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.
ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change, and regional cooperation.