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Job Vacancy

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Environment Protection Fund


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(Individual Consultant)


Position Title:  Hydrological and climate risk assessment and development of hydrological/hydraulic Models to inform EBA solutions for flood reduction

Location: Department of Climate Change (DCC), MONRE

Type of Contract: Time base


Posting Title: National or International Consulting Firm to conduct “Hydrological and climate risk assessment and development of hydrological/hydraulic Models to inform EBA solutions for flood reduction in Vientiane, Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet (Lao PDR).

Contracting Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Project Title: Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR

Reporting to: Department of Climate Change (DCC), MONRE

Period of assignment/Duration: 100 days during a period of 8 months

Place of Work: Home-based with travelling to Vientiane, Pakse, Savannakhet and Paksan.

Expected Starting Date: 1st of August, 2022

Background

The project “Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR” was approved by the Green Climate Fund Board on November 2019 with a GCF grant of US$ 10 million. United Nations Environment Programme serves as the Accredited Entity for the project. Activities will be executed by the State of Lao, PDR through the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UNEP. The project will be implemented across five years covering four provincial capitals in the country: Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet, and Pakse.

The project aims to shift the paradigm of urban flood management in Laos from a limited, hard infrastructure approach towards an integrated approach that enhances climate resilience. This will be achieved by mainstreaming integrated flood management strategies into planning frameworks and implementing urban ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to decrease climate-induced flooding. The project will be implemented in four cities that have been shown to be the most vulnerable to climate change through climate risk modelling and consultations with relevant planning institutions in Laos. Project interventions will directly benefit 74,600 people and restore 1,500 ha of urban wetland and stream ecosystems. The project focuses on:

Component 1. Technical and institutional capacity building to plan, design, implement and maintain integrated urban Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EbA) interventions for the reduction of climate change induced flooding.

Output 1.1 Strengthening of institutional capacity for integrated flood risk management a  implementation of urban ecosystems-based adaptation and males and females with increased awareness of climate threats.

Output 1.2 Integrated Climate-resilient Flood Management Strategies and urban EbA guidelines developed.

for Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse, and effective Flood Risk Management Committees as coordination mechanisms.

Component 2. Rehabilitation and protection of ecosystem in response to climate variability and change.

Output 2.1 Area of wetland restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of the Nong Peung wetland in Paksan.

Output 2.2 Area of urban streams restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of        urban streams in Savannakhet and Pakse.

Output 2.3 Area of permeable paving solutions installed in public areas contributing to flood reduction in Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse.

 

Expression of Interest

The Environment Protection Fund (EPF) on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR  invites qualified interested firms to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the upcoming solicitation for provision of technical assistance for the implementation of Hydrological and climate risk assessment and development of hydrological/Hydraulic Models to inform ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) solutions for flood reduction in Vientiane, Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet for the project “Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR”.

Description of Requirements

The main objective of the assignment is to produce hydrological/hydraulic models for four target cities in Lao PDR based on the current and projected climate scenarios and land use changes.  The specific objectives are to:

  1. Conduct hydrological and climate risk assessment, collecting and analyzing the secondary spatial and temporal data on hydrology, climate, land use, vegetation, topography, terrain, biophysical, population, hydraulic and other parameters required to developing hydrological/hydraulic models in the catchments of the four target cities along with Mekong river using an appropriate software or modeling tool.
  2. Establish the 20, 50- and 100-year flood lines in the current climate and land use conditions and simulate future flood risk considering climate change and land use scenarios using the models developed in the target cities.
  3. Based on the flood risk scenarios informed by the models, identify a range of suitable ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) options for each of the city catchments. These may include a combination of nature-based solutions (NbS) and grey infrastructure-based solutions where relevant.  The objective is to inform the identification of EBA options that reduce urban flood risk while maximizing return on investment and other co-benefits such as improved biodiversity, water quality, air quality or heatwave risk reduction.   The range of options identified will be costed and studied through multi-stakeholder consultations in order to support cost-effective investment decisions and long term integrated urban planning in the cities ICFMS (Integrated Climate-Resilient Flood Management Strategies)
  4. Build capacity of local experts from MONRE, Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MWPT) and National University of Lao to  maintain and update the models and develop a decision support system for planning and implementing city infrastructure development and flood management.

The consultant will work closely with the hydrological technical team established by the MONRE, MPWT and Water and Engineering Departments of the National University of Laos to select appropriate parameters and modeling tools, to collect and analyze the spatial and temporal data and to develop the models.  The consultant will use an appropriate software for a 2/3D model with a user-friendly interface to enable national stakeholder sustainability run the models using different kinds of input data beyond the project timeframe. To ensure sustainability and effective technology transfer, the modelling and mapping infrastructure and trained national staff will be hosted at MONRE.

The following supporting documents must be included in the application:

  1. A cover letter with a concise statement about the firm/organization and its interest working with EPF, including specific details on the area of work and experience with international donors
  2. Firm/organization/institutional profile
  3. Registration certificate of the firm/organization

Please note that this REOI is not an invitation for submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. MONRE will examine the outcome of this request for EOI and will consider those companies that have expressed their interest. MONRE reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. Thus, submitting a reply to this Request for EOI does not automatically guarantee your company will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.

Download Related files Below:

EOI-Hydrological-Final01062022.docx


Application details:

The Expression of Interest supported with the above-mentioned documents can be submitted on or before 16:00 pm (Local time) June 17, 2022 in a sealed envelope or via email as follows:

The Express of Interest submitted by email:

The subject of the e-mail shall have clear reference “Expression of Interest for tender on Hydrological and climate risk assessment and development of hydrological/Hydraulic Models to inform EBA solutions for flood reduction in Vientiane, Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet”. TO: phonepaseuth.l@laoepf.org.la and sakounsit@gmail.com  with copy to phonesavanh.t@laoepf.org.la; bounphama.phothisane@laoepf.org.la; phicksaway.vongsaly@laoepf.org.la; and khampasongkhamvene@gmail.com.

The Express of Interest submitted by envelope:

The sealed envelope shall have the following marking:

 ATTENTION:                     Environment Protection Fund Office, Address: 2nd floor, Building No 100, Sidamduan Rd, P.O Box 7647, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Tel: +856 21 252739, Fax +85621 252741

REFERENCE:                      Expression of Interest for Hydrological and climate risk assessment and development of hydrological/Hydraulic Models to inform EBA solutions for flood reduction in Vientiane, Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet

COMPANY:                        (Name and address of your firms/organizations)

 NOT TO BE OPENED BY REGISTRY

Interest consulting firms/organizations may obtain further information of clarifications in writing thought submission of the question to: phonepaseuth.l@laoepf.org.la and sakounsit@gmail.com  with copy to phonesavanh.t@laoepf.org.la and bounphama.phothisane@laoepf.org.la; phicksaway.vongsaly@laoepf.org.la; and khampasongkhamvene@gmail.com.

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