TERMS OF REFERENCEFor the recruitment of a Team of TwoNational Consultants inRain Water Harvesting Systems
OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENTThe objective of the RWH component of the project is to promote the sustainable use of rainwater harvesting for WASH in a changing climate. The targeted area is the Far North region ofCameroon in general and Mayo Tsanaga catchment in particular. Specifically, the consultant isexpected to undertake the following tasks:1) Elaborate an inception report including preparation of assignment tools, developingpreliminary approach to the study, detail methodology for preparation of expecteddeliverables, identification of data requirements, mode of data collection and outline ofthe final deliverables;2) Conduct a study on RWH in the Far-North Region of Cameroon with a focus on WASH. Thestudy should include the following:2•Analyse the potential of RWH in enhancing water security in the Far North region ofCameroon in general and Mayo Tsanaga catchment in particular;• Identify and describe the various RWH systems used for WASH in the region both inthe household or community and at the institutional level (including schools, healthcentres...);• Document some past initiatives to promote RWHs in the region in general and forWASH in particular lessons learnt/challenges (including photos and designparameters) - performance, technical constraints, costs, and benefits of rainwaterharvesting;• Assess the suitability/appropriateness of various rainwater harvesting systems (in usein the region or to be introduced) based on the socio-economic context, current andfuture impacts due to climate variability and change, intended use and users(considering communities, households, gender, and traditional knowledge);• Identify the challenges and opportunities for scaling up RWH systems for WASH in theregion.3) Develop a draft guideline document on the selection, design, construction, operation &maintenance, and upscaling of appropriate RWH systems for WASH in the Far Northregion based on experience in the region and other relevant regions sharing similarrealities to be used to promote RWH technologies.4) Facilitate a workshop to present findings from the assignment, particularly the draft studyreport as well as the draft guidelines on RWH in the region, to key stakeholders in a bid toenrich and adopt those findings.5) Identify a school in the region in collaboration with the Regional Delegate of the Ministryof Water and Energy (MINEE) for the Far North Region for the construction of a RWHsystem for the provision of potable water year round.
ELIGIBILITY AND LANGUAGE OF WORKParticipation is open to individual or legal persons including institutions / consulting firmsworking in the field and based in Cameroon. Tenders may be submitted in English or French.
SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS6.1. Qualification and competence of the ExpertThe ideal team for this assignment should comprise (a) an expert in water and naturalresources management, who should be a holder of at least an MSc. (BAC +5) degree in civil /agricultural engineering, hydrology, or any other relevant discipline and (b) a specialist intechnology transfer who should be a holder of an MSc. (BAC +5) degree in rural sociology orother relevant discipline. The team should have:• More than 5 years of relevant experience in water and natural resources managementwith at least one year of experience related to rain water harvesting.• Demonstrated knowledge of climate change, and especially with climate variability andclimate change adaptation.• At least two years of experience working on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)services;• At least two years of experience working on the adoption and diffusion of appropriatetechnology.• Demonstrate experience in design and construction of WASH infrastructure;Worked on similar assignments in the past;Working experience as a consultant with international organisation;Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in French or English and good knowledge ofthe other language is required.Experience working in the Far North Region of Cameroon will be an added advantage.6.2. Submission of offersThe application file will consist of the following documents:• a technical offer and;• a financial offer.The technical offer will include:• General references of the Consultant, and his/her specific references related to thestudy;• Understanding of the Terms of Reference;• Presentation of the methodology and strategy for the realization of the mission (thestudy approach should be based on a thorough review of literature available in theform of published papers; reports; dissertations, annual reports as well asunpublished/grey reports. This will be complemented during the study with field visitsto discuss with key stakeholders and personal observations on the ground).;• Curricula Vitae (CV);• Schedule of activities (work chart).The financial offer related to the performance of the mission will be limited to the evaluatedconsultancy fees.The applicant should consider that all expenses related to travel; participation in workshops,etc. will be covered by GWP Cameroon according to its travel policy, and should not be part ofthe financial offer.