Project / Consultancy Title: EMMP consultant (Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Planning) – Iqlaaع program
Location: Amman, Jordan
About Mercy Corps:
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps has worked in Jordan since 2003 to implement a variety of programs funded by global public institutions, as well as private donors to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable populations, build cohesive and civically engaged communities, and increase inclusive economic opportunities. Mercy Corps’ current portfolio in Jordan focuses on three domains: resilient individuals, strong communities and governance, and environmentally sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Mercy Corps integrates crosscutting themes of youth, gender equality and empowerment, governance, natural resource management and technology.
The Informal Livelihoods Advancement Activity (IQLAAع) is a five-year, USAID-funded activity implemented by Mercy Corps and partners that aims to put Jordanian Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) on a path to recovery after the extraordinary crisis that the businesses have faced, help them access the safety net measures in Jordan, and, most importantly, regain productivity and growth.
Mercy Corps’ approach to IQLAAع integrates direct assistance with market systems development (MSD) interventions to support MSEs along the full journey from recovery to growth and resilience. Grounded in evidence-based, adaptive, and inclusive support, Jordan’s MSEs can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and more resilient, transformed through new ways of doing business and improved access to finance, markets, and services. Understanding that women, youth, and people living with disabilities (PLWD) face unique constraints to starting up and leading resilient MSEs, Mercy Corps design will infuse a Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion (GYSI) lens throughout all interventions. Mercy Corps approach is committed to supporting MSEs build back, formalize, and grow, emphasizing systems-level change, equitable opportunities, and a dignified work environment for all women, men, and youth, and PLWD in Jordan. sustainability.
Purpose and Project Description:
Mercy Corps’ Iqlaaع program is looking for a seasoned specialist (individual national consultant) in the development of environmental monitoring and mitigation planning (EMMP) and reporting (EMMR) for USAID. Working closely with the IQLAAع senior leadership, the consultant will review and translate the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and prepare an EMMP describing how the IQLAAع will, in specific terms, implement all IEE conditions that apply to proposed project activities within the scope of the program.
Phase 1: (12 days)
Review the governing IEE or EA to understand the action, impacts, and mitigation or conditions requirements (reference the BEO specific conditions and Section 5 of the IEE) that apply to your activity.
Translate IEE or EA mitigation requirements or conditions into site-specific, implementable mitigation measures and identify the extent of activity control.
In close collaboration with the Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation Teams, specify monitoring indicators that ascertain whether mitigation was implemented, sufficient, and effective.
In close collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party, specify timelines and the responsible parties within the Iqlaaع team who will ensure:
- Accountability: Oversight responsibility for EMMP implementation is assigned to an appropriate, qualified Iqlaaع team member (ie Iqlaaع ‘Responsible Party’)
- Workplan Integration: EMMP is integrated into the current and subsequent work plans, and where appropriate specific activities and mechanisms (e.g. Grants Manual)
- Budget Integration
- Program team awareness and commitment
Determine who will have overall responsibility for EMMP implementation.
Define instances from within the Iqlaaع proposal and work plan where reporting via USAID’s reporting template for EMMRs is likely to be required. Ensure the Iqlaaع Responsible Party is trained on and has the abilities to complete EMMRs as required.
Phase 2: (up to 13 days)
- Develop a risk-based screening process for the USAID Informal Livelihoods Advancement Activity, taking into consideration the 4 focus sectors (tourism, manufacturing, services, and agriculture).
- Conduct or provide guidance on conducting environmental assessments as needed over the next 12 months of the Iqlaaع program.
How to apply
PR106301- EMMP Consultant- Iqlaa
Mercy Corps Jordan is seeking qualified individual for EMMP Consultant.
If you are interested please contact Mercy Corps – procurement department at [email protected] indicating the PR number in the subject line.
Last date and time for submission of the interests is on October 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm.