Call Proposal for : Consultant to conduct Participatory Climate Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (PCR-VCA)

South Asia Partnership – Sri Lanka (SAPSRI) is a non-profit development-oriented organization which focuses on uplifting the lives of vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka. SAPSRI’s committed to promoting an inclusive approach to development through building the capacities of citizens and civil society organizations to be self-reliant and be active partners in development.

The Ministry of Irrigation with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and in collaboration with other line government departments secured financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to implement Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project (2017-2024). The Project aimed at strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events.

South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka (SAPSRI) has entered into a Responsible Party Agreement (RPA) with UNDP/Sri Lanka to provide services required to ensure that communities are engaged with project activities from planning to implementation and monitoring in Puttalam District to enhance the resilience of small-holder farmers including women and other marginalized groups through strengthened local institutional mechanism on climate change adaptation.   

Call Proposal from Consultant to conduct Participatory Climate Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (PCR-VCA)

 Name/Type of the Consultancy  Service Consultancy to conduct the Participatory Climate Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (PCR-VCA) in Kuntaniyagama Cascade, Anamaduwa, Puttalam District
Location  Kuntaniyagama Cascade, Anamaduwa, Puttalam District
Duration 01 month
  1. Main Responsibilities 

The main responsibility of the Consultant is to conduct a Participatory Climate Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (PCR-VCA) in Kuntaniyagama Cascade, Anamaduwa, Puttalam District.

The following tasks will be performed by him/her to complete the consultancy:

  1. Identification of basic socio-economic information, historical backgrounds, natural & physical resources, facilities and land use about the cascade systems;
  2. Get different perspectives of socio-cultural, and economic trends, changes in weather and climate, traditional system and practices used to successfully solve their local problems, social and technological innovations of communities etc.,
  3. Collect information about the rainfall distribution pattern and any type of disasters, availability of food, agricultural produce, income and expenditure, health problems, time allocation for various activities, social and other events in villages, migration patterns etc.,
  4. Collect information on water uses (water demand and supply) in the cascades system for agricultural purposes, for industrial/manufacturing purposes, animal husbandry/production activities/freshwater fish production activities, and other water uses (domestic activities / eco-tourism etc.)
  5. Identify responsible parties/ stakeholders, and legal background to develop and implement Cascade Water Resource Development and Management Plans at the cascade level.
  6. Identify the main socio-economic problems, challenges faced by the farmers and available opportunities, and resources within;
    a. the cascade for their livelihoods
    b. the cascade water and tank water resources management, status of ecosystem components, and other environmental problems (Aquatic weeds, alien sp., etc.,)
  7. Identify the strengths, credibility and community participation of farmer organizations and identify the existing tank maintenance/ operating procedures/ and opportunities for the development of village irrigation system maintenance,
  8. Identify weather impacts, hazards, disasters, vulnerable situations, preparedness
  9. Identify the impacts of climate change on agricultural systems and hydrological ecosystems, understand the relationship, extension services provided for Climate Smart Agriculture and early warning, disaster response etc.,
  10. Private sector involvement in agricultural products and livelihoods/ local market opportunities and identify opportunities to diversify women’s livelihoods
  11. Identification of drinking water status and problems
  12. Identify the needs of farmers, women, and CBOs capacities, attitude development

2. Methodology

The Methodology shall be agreed upon between the CONSULTANT (the CONSULTANT refers to the individual Consultant/ team of consultants/ small-scall consultancy firms) and SAPSRI, including but not limited to the following:

1. Conduct a Participatory Climate Risk Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (PCR-VCA) and focus group discussions for the cascade, using given tools,

• Resource Map
• Seasonal calendar
• Daily Time Chart (Daily routines)
• Hazard mapping
• Historical Timeline
• Long-term trend analysis
• Venn diagram
• Problem tree analysis
• Focus Group Discussions
• Marketing analysis   

2. Analyze the collected primary and secondary data in the cascade for PCR-VCA.

3. Responsibilities of the Consultant and SAPSRI

The Consultant shall work in collaboration with the Project Team of Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management (CRIWMP) of SAPSRI (CRIWMP-SAPSRI team).

Consultant’s ResponsibilitiesSAPSRI’s Responsibilities
• Collection of data and reports related to consultancy
• Conducting field visits, public consultations and group discussions with the support of the CRIWMP-SAPSRI team
• Conducting PCR-VCA in the cascade
• Analysis of collected data and preparation of reports
• Arranging field trips and visits to the advisory CRIWMP-SAPSRI team
• Arrangements for accommodation and other logistics in the field by own.
• Provision of available secondary data and other reference materials
• Assist in organizing field visits and public consultations and group discussions
• Liaising with project representatives and government officials.   
  • 4. Deliverable

A report on the Assessment in Kuntaniyagama Cascade, Anamaduwa, Puttalam District. Submission of Both Hard and Soft version of the report. 

  • 5. Qualifications

The consultant/ Consultants’ Team should have the following qualifications

  • Strong background in participatory design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies       
  • Knowledge of logical and results frameworks
  • Experience in climate change, disaster management, risk assessment, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Monitoring & Evaluation experience in development programs  
  • Minimum Bachelor’s level degree in related social science field or related field
  • Proven quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Knowledge and Experience in participatory risk assessment, resource mapping and planning to Identify inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptations (CCA). 
  • Experience in working of PRA tools, designs, community engagement related.

6. Payment Schedule

The payment schedule will be as follows;

  • 25% of the payment shall be made on the signing of the agreement
  • 50% payment shall be made on completion of the two PRA workshops
  • The balance of 25% shall be made after the submission of the assessment report. 

7. Evaluation and Selection