Consultancy service to prepare a stocktaking report and recommendations to advance the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process for the Water Sector in Uganda

1. Background
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is an intergovernmental network established in 1996 to support countries in their efforts to implement a more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The network spans 13 regions with 2,400 institutional Partners in 158 countries. The global secretariat is in Stockholm, Sweden. More information: http://www.gwp.org
GWP Southern Africa (GWPSAF) which is the coordination unit of WACDEP is in the process of supporting GWP Eastern Africa (GWPEA) to develop Water National Adaptation Plans (Water NAPs) for countries in the Eastern Africa region that are interested. Uganda is one of the countries that has expressed interest in developing the water NAP.
GWP Eastern Africa is one of the 13 regional arms of Global Water Partnership Network (GWP), and was constituted in 2003 by stakeholders to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels in the East Africa region. GWPEA promotes the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach to foster the coordination, development and management of water resources for sustainable development.
GWP Eastern Africa is currently composed of nine Country Water Partnerships (Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and has over 200 partners from member states. GWPEA works with these CWPs to address water related challenges such as drought, floods, food insecurity and climate change among others, through the application of IWRM approach. GWPEA has been and continues to support governments in the Eastern Africa region to implement several programmes such as the including the Water, Climate and Development programme (WACDEP), Integrated Drought Management Programme in the Horn of Africa (IDMP HOA) and others.
2. Project
GWP, since 2011, has been implementing the Water, Climate and Development Program for Africa (WACDEP) as part of the work plan of the African Union’s African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW). The First Phase of WACDEP has been implemented in 8 countries and 5 transboundary basins in Africa. AMCOW, during the last Africa Water Week-July 2016 in Tanzania, endorsed WACDEP to be expanded to additional 10 countries. Uganda is one of the countries selected for the second phase of WACDEP.
The goal of WACDEP is to promote water as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change adaptation for economic growth and human security. The overall objective is to support countries integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision-making processes, through enhanced technical and institutional capacity and predictable financing and investments in water security and climate change adaptation.
WACDEP in Uganda will be implemented to support emerging priorities of the country on climate change, financing, sustainable development goals and investment preparation. It will be linked to the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) Process, particularly focusing on Water.
GWP Eastern Africa and the Ministry of Water and Environment agreed to collaborate (GWP being a delivery partner) in developing and submitting proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) focusing on the fast track window of Readiness and Preparatory Support Program that includes support for NAP processes. This process will be undertaken in partnership with other departments in the country, for example, Climate Change Department.
GWPSAF is seeking a consultant to help prepare a stocktaking report and recommendations to advance the Water-NAP process in Uganda.
3. Objective
The main objectives of this consultancy is to help GWPEA in developing a stocktaking report and recommendations to advance Water-NAP process in Uganda.
4. Scope of the work
The scope of the consultancy service shall include the following:
4.1 Analysing the national context for NAP advancement
▪ Review of the main planning, policy and legal documents that are relevant for NAP process
▪ identification of key stakeholders that are relevant for the NAP process, defining their current/potential role in NAP
▪ review of existing climate change adaptation and other initiatives of relevance to the NAP
4.2 Analysing the strengths, weaknesses and gaps
▪ Status of climate change integration in key processes and sectors
▪ Make a SWOT analysis
▪ Identify key challenges, barriers and gaps to advance the NAP in Uganda
4.3 Strategic areas for the NAP (Main recommendations)
▪ Propose a strategy including 3-5 areas of interventions to address the challenges/barriers identified above and how they address these.
▪ Draft a theory of change to show how this would address the barriers identified
▪ Describe how partners (incl. Development partners) would contribute this change and how stakeholders would be engaged
5. Tasks to be performed
The consultant will perform the following tasks:
▪ Review the national documents that are relevant for NAP process in Uganda
▪ Hold discussion with GWP (SAF and EAF) to refine understanding of the assignment and its scope and level of details
▪ Hold meetings with key stakeholders that will have roles in the NAP process
▪ Produce draft stocktaking report
▪ Hold review sessions with GWP (SAF and AF) and Government of Uganda for input and comments
▪ Finalize and submit report
6. Duration of the Task
The duration for this short-term consultancy work will be 10 working days commencing from the date of signature of the contract and the tasks will be completed by the 15th July 2017.
7. Supervision, Reporting and Deliverables
The Consultant shall report to the GWPSAF, Specifically, the WACDEP Technical Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa. In Eastern Africa, the task will be coordinated by the Regional Project Manager GWPEA, and will support in supervising the consultant. The following deliverables are expected from the consultant:
▪ A Stocktaking Report and Recommendations to advance Water-NAP in Uganda based on the attached report format/template.
▪ Database of Uganda Water NAP stakeholders (at least containing information about Institutions, their roles, Focal Persons and contact addresses)
▪ Hard and/soft copies of materials/documents reviewed during the consultancy process
8. Qualification and experience
The consultancy assignment defined in this TOR requires a high level technical/professional expertise. An Individual Consultant interested in this work is required to have the following qualifications and experiences:
▪ Minimum qualification with Master of Science Degree.
▪ An understanding of water resources management, climate change and SDG issues of Uganda
▪ At least 7 years’ of relevant experience in policy and stakeholders analysis in development. At least four years of working experience in Uganda
▪ An understanding of development issues and major actors in Uganda
▪ Knowledge of English language is a must.
9. Remuneration
Payments for this consultancy assignment will be based on the GWPEA’s standard consultancy daily rate of USD 300. The total consultancy fee will be USD 3,000.
10. Applications
Individual consultants meeting all the above requirements are invited to submit their CV’s to the following address not later than 7th June 2017.
Submit your application to: k.Jembere@cgiar.org and copy to gerald.kairu@gwpea.org