Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vacancy Announcement "STTA - Development of Academic Paper and Drafting for Ministerial Regulation in Support of Implementation of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment"

Scope of Work
Development of Academic Paper and Drafting for Ministerial Regulation in Support of Implementation of Vulnerability and Risk Assessment 

USAID’s five year “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan” (APIK) Project supports the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the regional and community levels. In support of this overall objective, APIK seeks to: 
Mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks; 
Build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards; and 
Support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

At the national level, APIK provides technical assistance to national level ministries to strengthen their understanding of climate change (including climate variability) and the impact of climate-related natural disasters, and to mainstream tools and approaches that facilitate the systematic consideration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in their core planning, budgeting, and operations as well as monitoring and evaluation. Given the cross-cutting nature of CCA/DRR, APIK works with economy-wide agencies—such as the Ministry of Planning (Bappenas) and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)—as well as technical ministries such as Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Public Works and Public Housing (PUPERA), Agrarian and Spatial Planning (ATR), and Agriculture (Kementan).

At the subnational level, APIK seeks to build the capacity of local governments in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi, and Maluku to address CCA & DRR through planning and operations, public outreach, and the institutionalization of resilience-building practices in day-to-day activities. With a regional office located in the respective provinces, the Project works in targeted landscapes with the communities on the front lines of climate change and disaster resilience in the target districts to implement measures and link those measures to the relevant government processes in a holistic systems approach.

Crosscutting the national and subnational levels, APIK further seeks to mainstream CCA/DRR into the private sector as well as the improved uptake and utilization of relevant climate vulnerability and climate risk, climate and weather information (CWI) services. Private sector engagement is critical to addressing shared economic risks and livelihoods, while improved climate and weather information services empower public and private institutions alike to better prepare for and respond to climate and disaster risk. 

In order to develop a system for obtaining information related to vulnerability that will be utilized for the activities of vulnerability assessment and selection of adaptation to climate change in Indonesia, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has made information system on vulnerability index data (SIDIK). Within the framework of policies, strategies, and actions of national climate change adaptation, this system provides data and information related to the vulnerability of social, economic, and environment aspects as well as measures climate risk to specific climate-related hazards (e.g. flood and drought) in the form of an index. The index can be used as a category in measuring potential climate risks.

SIDIK is a database which generally provides services for users, namely the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and regions; provincial and district/city. This type of service is generated as an index of vulnerability and risk visualized in maps, with a formula taking into account national and regional characteristics, both of which can be modified by the user according to their distribution.

The purposes of SIDIK are:
1. Provide information on the levels of vulnerability and climate risk up to the village level
2. As a reference in determining priority adaptation actions
3. As an indicator of Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of local development.

The role and function of the SIDIK need to be improved based on the consideration that the SIDIK is a national system that serves as an indicator of the development activities of planning and monitoring and evaluation. Thus, development will be more adaptive to climate change and SIDIK can be utilized by all sectors and regions. SIDIK needs improvement on various aspects, among others; development of vulnerability indicators and SIDIK infrastructure towards the one data.

Currently, the SIDIK system that has been developed is still limited to generic indicators with reference to available data across Indonesia. Vulnerability indicators are highly dependent on the characteristics of each sector/field. In the framework of the implementation of the National Action Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (RAN API), SIDIK is placed as an instrument to assist in the implementation of adaptation action plans in Indonesia.

Within the framework of APIK Project, there are opportunities to develop SIDIK to be used by various sectors and decision-making needs. The challenges of the current SIDIK include institutional setup, consistency of data provision, the agreement of the indicators used, and the integration with other systems in ministries/institutions. However, it takes an overall framework to assist in the implementation appropriately. This framework provides an overview of the purpose and put the SIDIK as one of the instruments to assist the implementation of adaptation measures.

While APIK implements vulnerability and risk assessment in the regions, APIK supports landscape resilience teams to initiate and conduct vulnerability and risk assessments that integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction approaches. It is critical that the Vulnerability and Risk Assessment is led by the city/ district resilience team and facilitated by APIK. Therefore, the commencement of the process is contingent upon the establishment or existence of the resilience team. This is to ensure that the VA process becomes institutionalized and integrated into local systems with local capacity in place to carry out VAs in the future. As such, those areas that have already appointed the team will initiate VA. APIK is currently working to strengthen or establish these teams in all target areas. This VA will be a foundation to build resilience strategy at the sub-national level. It is essential the VA is accurate and of a high quality to ensure the resilience strategy is accurate as well. The site-based assessment results have also purpose to support the enhancement of use of SIDIK at local level for defining adaptation strategies, including the mechanism of public participation.

Therefore, APIK intends to hire an Expert in the Climate Risk Modeling and Policy Formulation as Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA).

Improvements in the services provided by SIDIK will accelerate the ownership of data and information and development of map of vulnerability to climate change. Therefore, the needs are; 
1) development of an academic paper/framework formulation on vulnerability and risk assessment with regards to scientific theories and Indonesian regulations and 
2) drafting of the Ministerial Regulation to support the utilization of currently available vulnerability and risk assessment tools.
The expected outcome is to support the process and efforts to improve the vulnerability and risk system that satisfactorily functions as management of the one data. The data and information are then overlaid into map of vulnerability and risk to climate change that are useful for development of climate change adaptation options and formulation of options for policy planning, strategy, and action plan of climate adaptation. Thus, this instrument will encourage active involvement of local government and sectors in understanding and considering the threats and develop potential climate change adaptation options. In the future, the integrated system is planned to be developed into a system called SIAPI (Sistem Informasi Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim – System Information of Climate Change Adaptation) for which the roadmap is also suggested to be defined.

Target Output
The output of this activity is the draft Ministerial Decree of SIDIK based on the developed academic paper. Specific outputs are criteria for defining vulnerability indicators that are integrated into the SIDIK. The indicators are to reflect overall aspects that affect the vulnerability to climate change, such as social, economic, environmental, and governance.

1.   Deliverables and Activities
Topics of Discussions
DRAFT Framework/
Academic Paper
-         Review of regulations related to risk and vulnerability in Indonesia.
-         Defining Approaches for vulnerability and risk assessments, and its interpretation/application.
-         Identification of data requirement and compatibility.
-         Policy on data and information suppliers: formal and informal.
-         Public participation on data verification and validation.
-         Collecting materials.
-         Reviews.
-         Drafting.
-         Internal consultation.
-         Refinement.
-         External consultation (National Consultation/ Workshops).
-         Collecting inputs and responses.
-         Refinement draft.
-         Stakeholders’ inputs.
-         Refinement draft.
-         Submission.
DRAFT Ministerial Decree
-         The objectives of vulnerability and risk assessment for managing climate change impacts.
-         Methods for risk and vulnerability assessment and its leveling analysis.
-         Recommendation for defining Indicators for each sector of the RAN API.
-         Spatial and temporal scale of data availability and its utilization.
-         Policy on data and information access, including public participation.
-         Interpretation and application of the vulnerability and risk assessments.
-         Evaluation and reporting.
-         Summary of main messages of the draft framework.
-         Internal consultation on the main messages.
-         Drafting the ministerial decree.
-         Internal consultation.
-         Refinement.
-         External consultation (National Consultation/Workshops).
-         Collecting inputs and responses.
-         Refinement draft.
-         Stakeholders’ inputs.
-         Refinement draft.
-         Submission.

Mechanism of Implementation
APIK Project will hire/assign a consultant (STTA) to develop the academic paper and drafting the ministerial decree. The STTA is assigned to work with the APIK national team focused on the subject. The STTA should also work closely with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry when drafting the academic paper and ministerial decree. The activities are conducted through desk study and series of discussions through focus group discussions and workshops/consultations.

The requirements needed for the STTA are as follows:
1. Min. Master Degree (preferably PhD) with strong knowledge and experience in CCA Strategic planning development. 
2. At least 7 years of experience in climate adaptation practices in Indonesia, particularly on climate adaptation policy, including climate disaster related.  
3. Ability to analyze and develop government/ministerial regulation/technical instrument on climate change adaptation or environmental issues. 
4. Has capability in organizing stakeholder meeting.
5. Able to communicate the results of activities and analysis to KLHK, Bappenas, and APIK.

This position will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Climate Risk Modeling and Policy Formulation will report to Climate Adaptation Governance Advisor

Application Send
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to APIK_Recruitment@DAI.com. Please send applications not later than 24 March 2017. Applicants are instructed to write “Climate Risk Modeling and Policy Formulation Consultant – NAME” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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