Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018
CARE International in Vietnam Overview
CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities*.* CARE founded in 1945, today CARE works in 95 countries around the globe*. In 2017,* CARE supported 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 216 million people. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalised communities. CARE has been working in Vietnam since 1989 and has completed over 150 projects in 23 provinces in collaboration with local partners. CARE International in Vietnam was founded by CARE Australia as Country Office of CARE International network and is registered as representative office of CARE International, having the authority to work/partner with those agencies which have the legal status in Vietnam in the development sector and humanitarian support non-government and non-profit organisation. In Vietnam CARE’s goal is to ensure long term positive change for marginalised groups, especially women, by tackling underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and social injustice.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
Vietnam is among the most disaster prone countries in the world. Vietnam’s NDC under the Paris agreement underlines the climatic changes in the country has already experienced including an intensity increase in storms, floods and droughts. Further temperature and rainfall increases are expected in the coming decades. Poor, ethnic minorities and women, the main target groups of this project, are also regarded as most vulnerable in Vietnam’s NDC and as a priority group for adaptation. Local farmers, women and men increasingly recognise changes in weather patterns which adversely affect their livelihoods. But they largely lack the capacities and tools to gather and interpret accurate and timely climate information in a way that they can adapt for increased resilience. They also lack access to resources and social protection mechanisms, such as climate risk insurance, which could help them cope with occurring impacts. The action *InfoAc*t in alignment with relevant national and local climate change, disaster metrology frameworks will build on the existing though limited experience in relation to agro-climate information and micro-insurance. It will also leverage the network of around 150 Village Saving and Loans Association (VSLA) groups established by CARE and partners in Dien Bien provinces which will provide a platform for delivery of interventions under InfoAct.
The overall goal of this project is enhanced livelihood and increased resilience to the effects of climate change and variability of poor ethnic minority women and men in rural areas. The specific objective is #number of ethnic minority households in rural areas have increased their climate resilience based on improved access to and use of climate information and resources. This will be achieved with following 5 outputs:
SCOPE OF CONSULTANCY TASKS:
The consultancy will contribute to output 3 of the action “improved social protection and climate risk insurance coverage for ethnic minority households through VSLA” with conducting a micro-insurance feasibility study and design and pilot a sustainable micro-insurance scheme for ethnic minority women and men farmers in Dien Bien and Lai Chau province.
The feasibility study will include:
Design and pilot micro insurance scheme:
The design of the self-financed micro-insurance scheme will be based on the feasibility study results and the input from the VSLA members. The scheme should be accessible by women. The scheme will include a monitoring system for financial management, fraud control, transaction flow and compliance
The participatory approach will involve:
Review visit of consultant after insurance model is operating for formulation of lessons learnt and recommendations.
The consultant will be responsible for developing a feasibility study and micro- insurance design methodology. This should include:
It is expected that the consultant proposes appropriate and/or innovative, activity-oriented approaches to gaining in-depth understanding of the target audiences.
THE CONSULTANCY OUTPUTS
The Consultant will produce:
How to apply:
Interested consultants should prepare a competitive bid based on the information provided in this TOR, and return to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2018. The submission should include a 1-2 page outline of the proposed approach to the feasibility study and micro-insurance scheme, a CV of the consultant, detailed quotation for services and the names of at least two references for whom the consultant has done similar work. A timeline also should be included in the submission.