Appel d'offre

Application of the Coastal Risk Index – Local Scale (CRI-LS) to Kotor Bay, Montenegro

1. Context and objectives

The Mediterranean Sea Programme: Enhancing Environmental Security (MedProgramme) is a 43 million USD assortment of eight child projects funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with more than 100 coordinated actions at regional and national levels in the 2020-2024 period. The MedProgramme aims to kick start the implementation of priority actions to reduce the major transboundary environmental stresses affecting the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas, while strengthening climate resilience and water security and improving the health and livelihoods of coastal populations. UNEP/MAP is its executing agency, and partners in execution include UNESCO/IHP, EIB, IUCN Med, GWP Med, WWF Mediterranean and the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centres Plan Bleu/RAC, PAP/RAC, SCP/RAC and SPA/RAC. Its ten beneficiary countries are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey.
The MedProgramme is articulated around four components reflecting the priorities adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, namely:
• Reduction of land-based pollution in priority coastal hotspots and measuring progress to impacts;
• Enhancing Sustainability and Climate Resilience in the Coastal Zone;
• Protecting Marine Biodiversity;
• Knowledge Management and Programme Coordination.

It builds on the MedPartnership and ClimVar & ICZM GEF projects, which enriched the knowledge on the Mediterranean environment and unraveled the implications of climate change and variability; strengthened countries’ mutual trust, cooperation and common purpose; consolidated the partnership among countries, UN bodies, civil society organizations, bilateral donors and the European Union (EU); and tested on the ground the feasibility and effectiveness of technical and policy instruments aimed at addressing major present and future threats to environmental sustainability and climate related impacts.

2. Task description

This consultancy contract concerns the MedProgramme SCCF (Special Climate Change Fund) Project “Enhancing regional climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Areas”, which Plan Bleu is contributing to in collaboration with other Executing Partners: PAP/RAC and GWP-Med. Plan Bleu’s activities under SCCF Output 1.1. include the production of a “gender-sensitive climate risk assessment (coastal hotspots areas and based on a stakeholder-led process), which provides a platform for building coastal resilience to climate change in a sustainable and inclusive manner” in Kotor Bay, Montenegro. These gender-sensitive climate risk assessments were published by Plan Bleu in 2022 for Kotor Bay as well as for the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima region:

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima region, Morocco

At present, Plan Bleu is seeking to build on these deliverables by producing a Coastal Risk Index (CRI-LS) of Kotor Bay, based on Satta et. al, 2017’s model, building on some of the intermediate, CRI-LS related results achieved during the elaboration of the above assessments. To finalise the Kotor Bay CRI-LS, the consultant is expected to appropriate the materials produced so far, as well as the original CRI-LS method, in order to apply the Index to the zone of study, calculating risk variables and elaborating maps when and where relevant.

3. Deliverables and deadlines

This short report in English (maximum 20 pages) will build on the gender-sensitive climate risk assessment’s results in order to integrate them into the CRI-LS of Kotor Bay. It will also include gender-climate variables to the best extent possible, based on local and national data availability in Montenegro. The contract duration is set at May-October 2023. In order for the final deliverable to be validated by Plan Bleu, the consultant is required to fully proofread and layout the report and bibliography, up to a publishable standard, following one final round of revisions by Plan Bleu and the project partners. The necessary templates will be provided to the consultant by Plan Bleu.

4. Profile Requirements

• Excellent working knowledge of English in written and spoken form;
• Excellent knowledge of Montenegrin;
• University degree in environment or related fields;
• At least 10 years of professional experience, preferably on coastal and climate change issues;
• Prior relevant professional experience in the Mediterranean region, preferably Montenegro/the Adriatic Coast;
• Familiarity with and knowledge of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean region, preferably with a focus on Montenegro/the Adriatic Coast.

5. Payment and Funding

To apply, please send a technical (75% weight in your score) and financial offer (25% weight of your score) to [email protected] and [email protected]. The deadline to apply to this consultancy is May 25 2023 12 PM CET time. Your technical offer should contain a CV and cover letter, while your financial offer should include the number of expected work days (maximum 15) related to this mission, and your daily rate (VAT included).

Funding for this mission is secured through both GEF funding and co-financing from Plan Bleu and other executing partners of the MedProgramme. All potential travel and accommodation costs deriving from this mission will be covered separately by Plan Bleu.

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