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Call for expressions of interests: Analysis of climate crisis effects in Somalia/Somaliland

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Call for expressions of interests: Analysis of climate crisis effects in Somalia/Somaliland

Purpose

Climate-fueled disasters were the number one driver of internal displacement over the last decade – forcing an estimated 20 million people a year from their homes. Today, you are seven times more likely to be internally displaced by cyclones, floods and wildfires than by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and three times more likely than by conflict[1]. While no one is immune, it is overwhelmingly poor countries that are most at risk.

Countries like Somalia are seeing large numbers of people displaced by both conflict and the climate crisis. Despite this, the international community has made little progress towards the provision of new funds to help poor countries recover from loss and damage resulting from the climate emergency. In 2018, Somalia – one of the poorest countries in the world, with per capita emissions just one fifth of high-income countries – 547,00 people (3.6% of its population) were newly displaced by extreme weather events and 578,000 (3.9%) were newly displaced by conflict[2]. This is the equivalent of almost the entire population of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich being displaced within Germany in a single year.Women in Somalia told Oxfam their workload has doubled as a result of the drought – with some women travelling up to 10 km in search of firewood and water.

The international community has a responsibility to support countries to recover from unavoidable loss and damage that result from the climate crisis – including support for communities that are forced to relocate.

Oxfam in Somalia is witnessing high humanitarian needs and understands that these are likely to grow with drought, floods and cyclones becoming more frequent due to climate crisis. Desertification and land degradation are also key negative trends[3].

For this reason, Oxfam in Somalia wants to understand trends in financing mechanisms for government, INGOs, UN and civil society actors to access funds to respond to climate-induced humanitarian and livelihoods crisis and implement measures and programs for people to adapt to the new climate reality.

Key areas for analysis: effects and trends of climate crisis

Trends in over the last 20 years  and predictions for the next 10-20 years:

  • in livelihoods and food security in different Somali agroecological landscapes (pastoralist, urban)
  • in climate-induced internal and external migration
  • in terms of government capacity and preparedness to act upon and mitigate climate shocks
  • in natural resource management in general
  • and in livestock management and health specifically.

Methodology

  • Desk review
  • Key Informant Interviews

Timelines

  • 24th February 2020: Deadline for Expression of Interest
  • 27th February 2020: Interviews of selected candidates
  • 28th February 2020: Selection of consultant(s)
  • 8thMarch 2020: Final research plan agreed
  • 19th March 2020: Draft research document for review
  • 26th March 2020: Research report finalized

Required skills for lead researcher

Essential

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in environmental science, climate policy,public policy, social sciences, social research, or relevant disciplines.
  • Extensive experience in social research including designing and conducting formal and academic researches.
  • Proficiency in computer skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and understanding of advocacy, awareness raising and aid systems.
  • Knowledge of advocacy on climate crisis and aid systems
  • Familiarity with work of non-profit organizations.

Mode of application

Expressions of Interest with a technical proposal with budget and work plan, CVs for researcher or research team should be submitted on or before 24th February 2020, and via email to SOM-Procurement@oxfam.org
. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

[1]https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/forced-home-climate-fuelled-displacement

[2]https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/forced-home-climate-fuelled-displacement

[3]https://regreeningafrica.org/where-we-work/somalia/

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