Since 2014, the occupation of vast Iraqi territory by the ISIL, caused mass displacement, disruption to life and economy, and the destruction of public infrastructure and private property. The simultaneous decline in global oil prices and the Iraqi oil sector resulted in an economic recession that affected all sectors of the Iraqi economy and government budgets – and therefore job opportunities.
The 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan anticipates that during 2019 as many as 6.7 million people will require some form of humanitarian assistance in Iraq, including 1.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), 11 million living in conflict affected communities, and 4.1 million returnees.
At the same time, displacement and return of population have highly complex impact upon the socioeconomic fabric of host communities. In hosting communities, decreased access to essential services may lead to social tensions among different social groups. The same challenge has occurred in returnee areas as well, since the volume and speed of population’s return is greater than the restoration of public infrastructure and services.
The lack of livelihood opportunities can also lead to social tensions, the adoption of negative coping mechanisms, or even a secondary displacement. Youth and women are especially vulnerable to exploitative labour in the face of these challenges. There is a need for increased access to income generation in displacement and return areas to facilitate and encourage returns, as well as to promote recovery after the end of military activities.
Cash for work (CfW) interventions in Iraq have been successful in addressing many of the above needs. Social tensions are reduced as communities have increased employment opportunities, restored public infrastructure or services, and increased interaction among diverse community members. At the same time, participants gain valuable experience and capacity development – especially when skilled supervision is provided. Women’s participation can empower their position in society and reduce their exposure to harmful work practices.
To achieve the aims of improving livelihoods, providing income generating opportunities and supporting the labour needed to contribute to reconstruction and recovery, UNDP will support the implementation of cash for work activities for urban agriculture in Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. The urban agriculture sector includes the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food in urban and peri-urban areas. Examples include home gardens, rooftop gardens, market gardens, neighbourhood food processing cooperatives, school farms and urban farms. Through a cash for work modality, the Urban Agriculture Specialist will support the development and implementation of these livelihood-based activities to create sustainable jobs and build resilience with returnees and host communities in urban and peri-urban areas in Ninawa Governorate, Iraq.
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the ICRRP Livelihoods Component Lead, the Consultant will provide leadership, coordination and technical support to the Implementation of Cash for Work Activities through Urban Agriculture project in Ninawa Iraq. This will include the capacity building of the UNDP implementing partner; liaison with, and capacity building of, local authorities; monitoring and capacity building of urban framers; assistance to institutionalise the process so that activities can be replicated through the establishment of additional urban agriculture projects in future.
More specifically, the Consultant is expected to provide technical expertise with regard to the following urban agriculture (UA) services during the assignment period:
This TOR Identifies/specifies the scope of work required for the fulfillment of the above.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the ICRRP Livelihoods Component Lead, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Duration of the Work
The contract will enter into effect upon signature of both parties and is expected to last for a period of 7 months with a maximum of 80 days (roughly 11.5 days per month on average)
Required Skills and Experience
The technical proposal shall include:
The financial proposal shall indicate the total amount required for covering all aspects of the assignment broken down into the following categories:
Best value for money approach will be used
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|Closing date:||April 18, 2019|