Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Strengthening of SADC Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response Institutional and Coordination Mechanisms
The SADC Secretariat has received a loan from the World Bank towards the implementation of the STRENGTHENING SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FACILITIES AND FUND PROJECT. The Secretariat intends to use part of the funding to finance a consultancy to SUPPORT THE STRENGTHENING OF SADC REGIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE INSTITUTIONAL AND COORDINATION MECHANISMS.
The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the SADC regional disaster preparedness and response coordination and institutional mechanisms and improve the necessary technical and financing capacities, and beneficiation by the SADC Member States, researchers and academia, civil society organizations and the private sector in the region, and more importantly, vulnerable communities.
The consultancy has the following main objectives to:
a) Review the SADC region response and preparedness, map humanitarian resources and produce illustrative material for effective coordination of disaster preparedness and response
b) Develop the SADC Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Centre (SHOC) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as a Regional Emergency Roster.
c) Develop Emergency Response Team (ERT) training modules and training for the SADC Members States emergency response essential kits and tools for knowledge management and information sharing.
d) Develop hazard-based Simulation Exercises Guidelines and conduct country and regional level disaster simulation exercises.
e) Propose provisions for the establishment of a SADC Regional Disaster Preparedness Fund and develop a Resource Mobilization Strategy for enhanced humanitarian preparedness and sustainability plan.
The assignment is expected to last six (6) months, starting September 2019.
The SADC Secretariat now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.