Climate Change Projects Consultant

Vietnam is among the most vulnerable countries in the world to natural disasters. Its 3,440 kilometre coastline is prone to hydro-meteorological hazards such as typhoons and storms, which give rise to floods, tidal surge, and salt water intrusion. The central coastal provinces of Quang Nam and Binh Dinh are among the worst affected by hydro-meteorological hazards. The September-to-February rainy season is characterized by typhoons as well as regular heavy and prolonged rain, which causes widespread flooding.  Typhoon Ketsana (Sept. 2009), one of the worst disasters to hit central Vietnam in recent years, killed over 99 people and caused floods that seriously damaged or destroyed 337,000 houses, as well as 14,000 ha of crops in 10 provinces. Typhoon Mirinea (Nov. 2009) killed 25 people and caused significant damage to the homes, crops, and livestock of a full 30% of the population (>52,000 households) in Binh Dinh Province. 

Reduction of disaster’s impacts helps to protect agriculture, livestock, fisheries/aquaculture, and the most vulnerable people become more resilient and secure to their livelihood. Disaster risk reduction is vital for ensuring the most vulnerable people to become more resilient to their livelihood.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and local government are responding to the needs of coastal communities that are chronically affected by coastal hazards and who have lost lives, livelihoods, and assets to regularly occurring cyclones in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam province through the "Green Shield” project: Strengthening Community Resilience to coastal natural hazards in Central Vietnam”. The goal of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to natural hazards such as cyclones, flooding, and tidal surges.

The project will carry out an in-depth livelihood assessment in the 4 districts of the  provinces of Quang Nam and Binh Dinh. The participatory vulnerability assessment will provide a basis for the design coping and adaptive livelihood strategies to which the most vulnerable households in the project areas will be able to plan and adjust their livelihood strategy to be more resilient to natural disasters.

CRS is looking for the Climate Change Projects Consultant. Interested candidates, please send CV and a short proposal to describe how the consultancy job will be implemented to:

Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hang
CRS, No 1 Alley 7, Nguyen Hong Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Or email: [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2013

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Thu, 2013-02-28