Request for Expression of Interest – Risk Analyst
IC.PREPSpc/SMH/CON02 – Individual Consultant
The Pacific Community – Fiji
Pacific Resilience Program (PREP)
PROJECT ID: 14739
Assignment Title: Risk Analyst
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): IC. PREPSpc/SMH/CON02
The Pacific Community (SPC) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
SPC wishes to invite eligible Individual Consultants to express their interest in providing their services for Risk Analyst.
The Risk Analyst will oversee the development of decision tools and the requisite multi-hazard spatial risk data and information systems required for it. This includes the review of prior risk data and information initiatives, such as PCRAFI with a view to develop a modern digital information and data decision support systems. The risk for planners decision support tools will contextualize risk information to inform decisions and/or develop evidence based policy. The applications will drive the development of the tools and systems development will be based on extensive consultation and engagement with target user groups, such as urban planners, infrastructure/investment planners and disaster managers in PREP countries and a thorough understanding of planning processes and work flows.
It is envisaged one year, renewable for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance and a 3 months’ probationary period after appointment.
SPC now invites eligible Individual Consultant (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services: Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications, similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc. and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three referees).
The successful candidate shall have (Essential Qualifications and Knowledge/Experience): 1) A Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, in a relevant field, e.g. geo-science, environmental science, engineering, with demonstrated experience in hazard or risk analysis applications; 2) Experience in developing hazard and/or risk analysis solutions for strengthening disaster preparedness and response planning, land use planning, strengthening building codes at related risk reduction options; 3) At least 10 years of professional experience in a senior project management post with increasing modern management responsibility in fields related to the assignment; 4) Experience in risk assessment and hazard modelling; 5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English both at the technical level and in terms of policy advice within Geoscience Division and SPC and to Pacific island countries; 6) Advanced understanding of issues related to disaster risk management or climate change adaptation in the Pacific. Demonstrated work in multicultural environments, ability to take initiative and work without supervision, Ability to lead a small team, with a high level of interpersonal skills, flexible approach and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and working experience of the cultures and the working environments of small island states and the ability to be proactive in developing new ideas to serve and to address the variety of needs are also required.
The following Qualifications and Knowledge/Experience are Desirable: a) Qualifications in project management; b) Experience in addressing disaster risk management or climate change adaptation issues in the Pacific at regional and national level; c)
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours.
Please be advised, that applicants who have submitted EOIs during the first call need not reapply. The Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 13th March 2017, the deadline for the extension.
EOI – PREPSpc/SMH/CON02– Risk Analyst
Private Mail Bag
Organization: The Pacific Community
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2017