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Source: Government of Denmark
The Danish finance act for 2020 includes a new initiative on climate change, conflict, irregular migration and displacement in Africa, with a specific focus on Sahel and the Horn of Africa. The overall goal of the new initiative is to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to avoid, minimize or address the effects of climate change in fragile situations, including as a driver or threat multiplier of fragility, conflict, displacement and irregular migration. The initiative will be flexible to be able to respond to new demands and seek to support local solutions to problems reinforced by climate change. In order to prepare the new initiative, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) wishes to map the climate-fragility-conflict challenges in each region and their links to migration and displacement.

The objective of the assignment is, within the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions, to identify and provide a mapping and structured overview of the climate-fragility-conflict challenges, their links to migration and displacement, the existing architecture to respond to these challenges, and a range of possible entry points for a Danish engagement. The aim is to provide a basis for discussion and reflection in the MFA and with stakeholders on how to prioritize the new climate change initiative. The mapping will help to frame problem understanding and identify possible options for the focus of the new initiative, thus informing the subsequent process of formulating and programming the initiative. More detail on the content of the mapping is included in the Terms of Reference for this assignment, which is available on request.

The mapping will be based on i) a desk assessment of relevant background documents, ii) interviews with MFA and other key stakeholders in Denmark and in the field, iii) two one-week field missions, one to each of Sahel and Horn of Africa regions (two countries in each region) for in-depth discussions. The main deliverable of the assignment is two reports, one for each region, in English of no less than 20 pages and no more than 30 pages each, plus any relevant Annexes. An inception report and an initial presentation of findings will be prepared prior to the field missions and based on the desk review and initial interviews in Copenhagen. Following the field missions, the draft and final reports will be prepared. A final presentation of findings to a review panel is also expected at the end of the assignment. Further details on methodology and process is in the full Terms of Reference.

The consultant team should consist of two international consultants: one expert on Sahel and one expert on Horn of Africa, each with strong experience within the climate-conflict-fragility nexus and the links to displacement and migration. The consultants will be responsible for all the tasks outlined above. See further specifications for each role in the full Terms of Reference.

The budget maximum is DKK 500,000, including all relevant expenses, and the estimated time frame for the two consultants is 50 work days in total (25 work days per consultant).

The assignment is expected to start 06 January 2020 and conclude on 15 February 2020, without little flexibility on the end date. Over this six-week period, each consultant is expected to work close to full time (25 work days, five working weeks) on the assignment. See relevant milestones for the assignment in the full Terms of Reference. The selected consultants will be notified immediately after the proposal deadline and no later than 20 December 2019.

Deadline for Proposals: 18 December 2019, at 23:59, Danish time

Contact the Programme Officer at the contact point below to receive the Request for Proposal. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Proposals received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Contact point: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Name of Programme Officer: Andreas Ring
E-mail address of Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 4153 2627

Criteria for award of Contract
As stated in the Request for Proposal

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