JOB: Consultant for Policy Analysis on Climate Change fund and Institution in DKI Jakarta

Source : mailist – July 27, 2011

Scope of Work

Consultant for Policy Analysis on Climate Change fund and institution in DKI Jakarta

Background
Jakarta was rated the most vulnerable to climate change out 530 Southeast Asian Cities (EEPSEA: 2008). Flooding is the greatest climate hazard to the city because
of inundation from the sea and increasing rainfall. At the moment, understanding implications and capacity to react to climate change is limited to the national and
provincial level of government. There is still lack of initiative to build capacity and understanding with locals. It is important to understand the community’s first
response to flooding in order to understand their resilience.

The Climate Resilient
Cities-Kelurahan Empowerment Initiative (CRC-KEI) is a project designed to establish a model that fosters appropriate balances such as provincial government
capacity and understanding and the kelurahan’s ability to understand the likely impacts of climate change on their population; how the community can take action and
where they can; and lobbying for government intervention where greater assistance is required.

Specific objectives of the project are:
1) Establish understanding and coordination between key actors in initiatives for
developing climate resilience and adaptation between provincial and kelurahan levels of government,
2) Involvement of local communities in three pilot kelurahan in climate resilience, 3)Facilitating local government development of kelurahan planning, monitoring,
budgeting, and managing LRAP recommendations and policy,
4)Final Consultancy Report outlining the activity implementation with a description of outcomes and future steps necessary to increase engagement at the pilot
locations, branch into new locations, and scale up to other JUFMP Kelurahan.

The objectives were met through
two sets of complementary processes. One focuses on the policy level with DKI Jakarta province, the other at target kelurahan of Kapuk Muara, Pademangan
Barat and Pluit in North Jakarta. Both processes were implemented with the overarching goal of linking proactive climate adaptation policy frameworks with
grassroots development of complementary and pragmatic climate resilience plans.

Recently, the project had completed its first phase four months implementation. Among the achievements are establishment of a community –climate working group
comprised of community members and kelurahn officials , who have adequate capacity on climate change and facilitation on participatory planning processes.
Successfully piloted Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAP) in three pilot Kelurahan’s (population of approximately 140,000 people), secured documented
commitment from the Government Technical Agencies to support communities in implementing their LRAP proposals and the three Kelurahan are using the KEI
tools to develop their LRAPs.

During implementation of first phase of the project, there is a challenge where Kelurahan has no budget flexibility to fund such initiative. Kelurahan only have
restricted authorities around public health, cleaning and security and order as stipulated in Peraturan Gubernur DKI Jakarta No. 147 on Organisasi Tata Kerja
Kelurahan. Besides, other potential source of budget (e.g. PPMK & PNPM) indicates weakness in mechanism of distribution of the fund. Actually The government
of Jakarta has adequate financial resource to fund initiative to respond impacts of climate change. However, there are some obstacles to overcome. At the same
time, apparently there is an opportunity like the Governor of DKI Jakarta’s commitment to create Jakarta as environmental friendly city with particular attention to
mitigate and encourage community adaptation to flood , concept of Lurah as Urban Manager to enable Kelurahan to expand their budget authority,
government’s awareness that there are some policies that have to be adjusted to budget provision for Kelurahan. The process for revision is know enrolled
within the government In second phase of the project,Mercy Corps is working with The World Bank to bring all the obstacles and identify opportunities for
climate funds mainly from government budget in a systematic document as basis to plan future activities for climate budget advocacy.

Essential Function
To provide service to the project in understanding policy and institutional mechanism for climate funds in Kelurahan and Kecamatan level through review of
current climate related policies and institutional mechanism in DKI Jakarta and field data collection with key policy actors.

Scope of Work
The consultant will work intensively with project team members and responsible to provide service to cover following tasks:
1. Get insight on current climate policy and institutional mechanism from field experience of team members who had implemented first phase of the project
2. Develop work plan for 6 weeks working to meet objective of consultancy
3. Identify key informants, seeking for relevant literatures and administering guide questions for field data collection
4. Conduct literature review of current climate related policies and institutional mechanisms in DKI Jakarta for the allocation of climate related funds to Kelurahan
and Kecamatan level
5. Qualitative Field data collection with key policy actor to assess and triangulate on the veracity on the policy researched during the literature review and lead the
researcher into new relevant material
6. Present result of literature review and field data collection to project team members to geed feedback
7. Conduct data clarification and or confirmation to key informants when required
8. Provide final consultancy report on current policy obstacles in getting climate change adaptation funds from higher level of government to Kecamatan and
Kelurahan level, that includes identification of funding streams and likelihood to include local climate change initiatives and description of their operation mechanisms,
including PMPM and PPMK and recommendation on strategy to institutionalize the process of allocation of these funds,

Deliverables
The consultant must meet the specific expectation of the project namely:
1. Work plan covering six week activities of consultancy period reflecting strategy to meet the objective (week 1)
2. List of key informants , relevant literature and guide questions for field data collection (week 2)
3. First draft result of literature review and field data collection (week 5)
4. Final report on current policy obstacles in getting climate change adaptation funds from higher levels of government to Kecamatan and Kelurahan levels, that
includes identification of funding streams and likelihood to include local climate change initiatives and description of their operation mechanisms, including PMPM
and PPMK and recommendation on strategy to institutionalize the process of allocation of these funds (week 6)

Date/Duration
6 weeks starting August 3, 2011

SuccessFactor:
• The consultant should meet all deliverables within the timeline from work plan developed by the consultant and has approved by the supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibility:
N/A

Accountability:
Report to Project Coordinator/Senior Facilitator
Working closely with Field Facilitators

Competency:
1. Indonesian Nationality and hold bachelor degree majoring Law, Political or other relevant Social Study
2. Substantial knowledge of legal system in Indonesia
3. Proven track record in carrying out high quality research in policy analysis particularly on issues of government budget and institution
4. English proficient is preferred

The interested candidates should send a CV, budget quotation including at least one sample of research study to procurement@id.mercycorps.org before 31 July 2011

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