WRI Consultant - Transforming Water Management for Climate Resilience

Opportunity Type: 
Other

Deadline: September 21, 2018

Position Overview

WRI’s Climate Resilience Practice is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on a three-year project, Transforming Agriculture for Climate Resilience (TACR). The project aims to better define transformative approaches to adaptation in the agriculture sector, and provide global adaptation funders, policy makers and national governments with guidance on how to include transformative elements in adaptation projects and plans. In the project’s first year, a framework paper on transformative approaches to adaptation in agriculture was drafted and reviewed. It will be launched in October 2018.

In the project’s second phase, WRI will produce four technical working papers that apply the findings of the framework paper to the specific issues, trends, challenges and opportunities in crop research and development, livestock production, irrigation/water management, and farmer information services, as per the project schedule below. The crop research and development and livestock production papers are currently being developed. WRI is now seeking expert consultants to lead the research and writing of the irrigation and water management paper, working with project staff and a lead technical consultant. Expert consultants will be responsible for reviewing relevant literature, synthesizing the main issues, practices, opportunities and constraints, and summarizing these findings in an accessibly written technical working paper of approximately 15-20 pages.

The four technical working papers will be combined and refined, along with the transformative adaptation framework paper, into a comprehensive publication to be completed by the project’s end in September 2019. This TOR outlines the tasks and expectations for the expert consultant specific to the irrigation and water management paper, as well as the application process.

Applicants may submit their interest in leading the development of more than one paper, if they have expertise across multiple topics. Consultants are not expected to directly work on this synthesis report but are encouraged to work with the team to develop articles for submission to peer reviewed journals.

Please see attachment for full Terms of Reference.