Call for Feasibility Study Consultancy
March 20, 2019
Term of References (ToR)
Call for Feasibility Study Consultancy
Project Title: Improved Adaptation Capacities of at-Risk Coastal Communities in Indonesia and the Philippines through Inclusive Community-Based Actions and Learnings
Arbeiter-Samartier-Bund (ASB) is one of Germany’s oldest and largest social welfare organizations with a membership base of 1.1 million individuals. Within Germany, ASB provides rescue, medical and social service delivery through a federal structure of over 200 offices. Overseas, ASB’s work includes disaster risk reduction (DRR), relief and rehabilitation and return and reintegration. www.asb.de
ASB is a co-founder of the Disability-inclusive DRR Network (DiDRRN). DiDRRN was actively engaged in the process leading to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), ensuring that active participation of persons with disabilities, and broader inclusion in disaster risk reduction (DRR) is included in this framework. www.didrrn.net
ASB is currently developing a new project entitled Improved Adaptation Capacities of at-Risk Coastal Communities in Indonesia and the Philippines through Inclusive Community-Based Actions and Learnings funded by BMZ (The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany). Key project components will be implemented via local partner organizations in Indonesia and the Philippines with technical support from ASB Indonesia and the Philippines Office.
The implementation in Indonesia will be led by Yayasan Bintari (Bintari Foundation). Yayasan Bintari is an NGO, founded in 1986, based in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Yayasan Bintari’s main areas of work include climate change adaptation/mitigation for comunity resilience and sustainable development (http://bintari.org/en/homepage-2/). The Quezon City, Philippines based organisation ACCORD will be leading the implementation of project in the Philippines. ACCORD’s core focus covers disaster risk reduction, ecosystem management & restoration and climate change adaptation (https://resilientphilippines.com/)
The project will be focusing on climate change and its adverse effects on local communities. There are hardly any CCA related programs which are driven by the local population itself and existing programs often lack relevance for the local population. Local knowledge and capacities are often overlooked, leading to irrelevant interventions and preventing meaningful impact. By strengthening communities to manage and mobilise local capacities and knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) the project will contribute to improving sustainable quality practices of CCA and reducing climate change induced risks at local level. A social inclusion approach mainstreamed in the project will further strengthen relevance of the project interventions to the diverse needs and capacities of the whole target communities.
Main Objective: Improved adaptation capacities of at-risk coastal communities and localization of global CCA commitments through inclusive community-based actions and learnings.
The indicative objectives of this project are as follows:
1. Improved local CCA related governance based on inclusive action research.By means of the action research diverse knowledge and capacities will be identified and relevant and inclusive local actions developed.
2. Improved and operational local regulations and planning to realise national and global commitments on CCA
3. Improved infrastructure to mitigate and reduce risks induced by climate change
4. Improved opportunities for a more resilient socio-economic sector in the context of changing climate
5. Improved local practical capacities to manage natural resources sustainably in the context of changing climate
6. To collect and disseminate replicable local learnings for more relevant and broader people-centred CCA interventions
The project will start around 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2022. Specific targeted areas in Indonesia include Central Java and Yogyakarta Special Region Province. While in the Philippines, the project will be implemented in Northern Luzon.
In-line with BMZ regulations and to support the further development of the project concept, a feasibility study shall be commissioned prior to the final elaboration and submission of the project proposal. The feasibility study aims to identify project prerequisites, opportunities and risks to further enhance project effectiveness and helps avoid bad investment decisions from the start.
To respond to the mentioned needs, ASB is seeking for 2 (two) independent consultants to conduct the feasibility study in both countries. It is an open call for independent consultants based in Indonesia and the Philippines. In this regard, the consultant for feasibility study in Indonesia and in the Philippines are required to work together in the development of feasibility study designs and tools as well as in presenting joined final feasibility study report. In addition to this ToR, the selected consultants will be provided with detailed guidelines for conducting the feasibility study.
The objective of this consultancy assignment is to develop and conduct the feasibility study in preparation of final drafting and submission of a full project proposal, building on a project concept prepared by ASB and local implementing partners and pre-selected by BMZ.
1.To identify complexity and volume of the project in question and consider the political, economic and cultural context.
2.To analyze the situation, the problem(s) resulting thereof and the target group and stakeholders.
3.To provide a baseline study for the project and critically review the planned project in terms of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability
4.To provide recommendations for the project concept and project measures.
3. Scope of Work
a. Develop relevant designs and tools for the feasibility study in consultation with ASB and partners in line with the feasibility study guideline;
b. Review existing data available for project intervention on the potential to develop climate change adaptation through inclusive community based actions and learnings;
c. Conduct appropriate desk review and site background information gathering (including but not limited to vulnerability and exposure to climate change events, potential economic opportunities as well as gaps and needs for climate change adaptation);
d. Presentation of high quality and professional feasibility study in English with the baseline report annexed.
2 (two) consultants will be selected and expected to have interaction/or coordination based on these task:
i. Independent Consultant from Indonesia is expected to:
- Lead the feasibility study process, including to develop the joined tools, methodology, timeline and reporting template
- Incorporate the overall report (both feasibility study conducted in Indonesia and the Philippines); report sharing, feedback and revision between independent consultants and report to ASB
ii. Independent Consultant from the Philippines is expected to:
- Work together with Indonesian independent consultant to design and develop the joined tools, methodology, timeline and reporting template
- Submit the feasibility study report to Indonesian independent consultant, including revising the report, based on the feedback from ASB
a. Relevant design and tools for feasibility study
b. Professional record and documentation of the feasibility study
c. Structured consultation and coordination with ASB and partners as well as potential stakeholders to ensure relevance of the study
d. Joined feasibility study report including both Indonesia and the Philippines covering aspects mentioned in the feasibility guidelines
5. Required Expertise from Independent Consultants
• The successful candidate will have a background in environmental sciences and/or extensive functional experience in climate change adaptation and disaster management in Indonesia and the Philippines (including CCA policies in Global/Regional/National level) with strong technical skills in project design, management and monitoring and evaluation or other closely related fields.
• At least 10 years of technical experience in project development, in-depth study for environmental issues, climate change adaptation/ mitigation and disaster management
• Working with multi-disciplinary teams, including local and expatriate technical experts; Strong analytical skills; Exceptional ability in communication and networking, negotiations and English report writing.
6. Project Cost
Scope of Bid Price and Schedule of payments:
7. Proposed Timeline
8. ASB contact details
Below are the requirements for submitting your proposal for independent consultancy.
CVs with a proposed methodology addressing the elements mentioned under deliverables must be submitted by 31 March 2019 electronically via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org cc ed to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Incomplete applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Proposals must include:
• CV addressing the evaluation criteria and why you consider yourself the most suitable for this assignment
• 3 recent professional references
• A brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work
• Financial proposal specifying the consultancy fee (including all incidental costs and taxes) and timeline
• Letter of interest and availability specifying the available starting date and other details