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Knowledge, Policy and Implementation Support Manager (KPISM) for Building Resilience and adapting to climate c


02/20 - 12/23


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The BRACC programme is investing in four key interlinked components: 1. Climate resilient livelihoods: up to £52 million to reduce the impact of climate shocks on poor and vulnerable households through asset transfers; improved agricultural production; natural resource management; and access to more diverse income streams. This is being delivered through a joint Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and United Nations (UN) led consortium called Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Empowered Resilience (PROSPER). 2. Provision of a scalable safety net ‘crises modifier’: up to £20million to respond to predictable seasonal food insecurity needs and climate shocks through an increase in safety net value per person and/or numbers of people covered in the face of shocks. This is also being delivered through PROSPER 3. Strengthening social protection systems: up to £5million to strengthen national safety nets programmes so that in the longer term, they meet the basic needs of the poorest and respond to climate shocks when necessary. This is delivered through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Germany (BMZ/GIZ) and is co-financed by Germany and the European Union (EU). 4. Evidence, knowledge and policy influence: up to £8million to generate evidence and learning to drive programme decisions and inform government policy (£1.4million of this that has already been committed). This will be complemented by targeted technical assistance to government on social protection, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. An accountable grant was put in place with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on an interim basis, until the ‘Knowledge, Policy and Implementation Support Manager (KPISM)’, who will deliver the services set out in these Terms of Reference, is in place. A handover is anticipated during the Inception Phase. In addition, £1 million has been allocated to support Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) related activities in communities surrounding protected areas. This is being delivered through an Accountable Grant with African Parks. A further £4million has been allocated to co-finance USAID’s Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests programme which aims to strengthen Malawi’s resilience to climate change by countering deforestation and forest degradation, reducing soil erosion, improving land management and supporting sustainable livelihoods. Overall the programme aims to target around 300,000 households with a set of integrated interventions designed to increase household and community resilience to weather and climate related shocks. Key activities include: • Climate Smart Agriculture • Nutrition sensitive interventions • Integrated watershed management • Natural resource management • Disaster risk reduction and Climate services • Market systems development and inclusive business models • Micro-finance and micro-insurance • Shock-responsive social protection • Lean season response • District and national systems strengthening and coordination