REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)
Country: Cayman Islands
Project: Second Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program Project (P175616)
Grant No.: TF-B6011
Assignment Title: Consulting Services for an Individual Consultant to be assigned to the role of Environmental and Social Technical Advisor
Reference No: KY-CCRIF SPC-285299-CS-INDV
The Environmental and Social Technical Advisor (herein referred to as ‘the Consultant’) shall be responsible for the following tasks:
- Oversee the implementation of the Project’s Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) ;
- Prepare bi-annual , regular monitoring reports on the implementation of the ESCP commitments, which includes, inter alia, progress on the implementation of the Labor and Management Procedures (LMP), measures related to stakeholder engagement, and a summary of activities supported during payouts, which will require a review of the participant countries voluntary reporting on activities supported through the payouts.
- Provide technical guidance to promptly identify, assess and report any potential activity likely to have significant adverse effect on the environment, the affected communities, the public or workers. Advising also on immediate measures taken or that are planned to be taken to address it.
- Lead stakeholder engagement and consultation measures as described in the Project’s Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) . These stakeholder engagement activities will be consistent with the World Bank’s Technical Note: “Public Consultations and Stakeholder Engagement in WB-supported operations when there are constraints on conducting public meetings March 2020”, along with any National Level COVID-19 regulations. This includes the provision of technical advice to CCRPF SPC when implementing relationships that are relevant for the management of environmental and social risks, and for effective collaboration with participating countries, taking into consideration aspects related to gender participation, citizen engagement and social inclusion.
- Complete a consultation report for each stakeholder consultation undertaken. These reports should be included as annexes to the bi-annual ESCP monitoring reports;
- Oversee the maintenance of the overall project grievance mechanism (GM) for project stakeholders as described in the Project’s SEP. This includes, inter alia, that all recommended improvements/updates to the mechanism are completed, ensuring that all uptake channels are operational and also ensuring the timely resolution of all project-related grievances. Information on accessing the Project’s GM should be disseminated during stakeholder engagement and consultation activities. A report on received Project grievances should be included as an annex to the quarterly ESCP monitoring reports;
- Oversee the implementation of the Project’s Labor Management Procedures, including, inter alia, ensuring that all Project Workers adhere to the Project’s Code of Conduct;
- Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the grievance mechanism for project workers as described in the Project’s LMP , including, but not limited to, the timely resolution of all Project Worker related grievances. A report on received Project worker grievances should be included as an annex to the quarterly ESCP monitoring reports;
- Complete capacity development and training sessions CCRIF SPC staff on occupational health and safety, code of conduct and grievance mechanism or any other topic which maybe be required;
- Complete capacity development and technical assistance training to member governments as required by the CCRIF SPC;
- Provide technical advice to CCRIF to ensure that member countries have adequate knowledge about the requirements of the application of national rules and regulations to address potential environmental and social risks from post-disaster activities, as well as knowledge of the negative list of post-disaster activities listed in the ESCP and established in the Project Operations Manual;
- Coordinates with the World Bank Environmental and Social Specialist Focal point for information and documentation relating to environmental and social related aspects of the Project;
- Provide monthly reports to CCRIF SPC on overall environmental and social compliance of the project;
- Perform any other tasks assigned by CCRIF SPC in line with the scope of the implementation of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework.
- Support to ensure that ESF requirements are duly reflected in any bidding documents and contracts needed.
Required Skills, Qualifications and Relevant Experience
The Consultant must possess:
- A Bachelor’s degree in environment, natural sciences, social sciences or a related field;
- At least five (5) years’ experience in environmental and social management and communications on development projects;
- Demonstrated experience working on projects that have applied World Bank’s ESF/ Environmental and Social Safeguards or the environmental and social standards of other international organizations;
- Proven ability to engage meaningfully and constructively with project stakeholders and project management teams;
- Experience in facilitating workshops and/or training sessions;
- Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills is required. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred;
- Excellent report writing skills;
- Experience in disaster risk insurance would be an advantage;
The contract period will be one year, with possibility of extension of up to one more year.
It is expected that the Environmental and Social Consultant will be engaged on a part time basis for the duration of the project, subject to an annual review based on a measurable performance evaluation. The Consultant will be expected to work for a total of ten (10) working days each month. This time commitment will be revised/reviewed during project implementation to better reflect the E&S needs of the project.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found below.
CCRIF SPC now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested persons should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria is based on the above listed Required Qualifications and Relevant Experience.
Interested persons are required to declare conflicts of interest.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on Conflict of Interest. The Consultant will be selected following the World Bank Procurement Regulations on Open Competitive Selection of Individual Consultants.
Further information can be obtained at the address below. Expressions of interest must be delivered in writing or by e-mail to the address by May 30, 2022 at 23:45 Cayman Islands time.
Subject Line – E&S Technical Advisor - KY-CCRIF SPC-285299-CS-INDV
Attn: Isaac Anthony, Chief Executive Officer
Registered Office: c/o Sagicor Insurance Managers Ltd., 198 North Church Street
2nd Floor, Sagicor House, P.O. Box 1087, Grand Cayman, KY1-1102, Cayman Islands