Tender Re-advertised -Consultancy for Vanuatu Business Resilience Council

BACKGROUND  The Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) was established in 2017 as a standing committee of the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to provide a coordination mechanism for local private sector actors to engage with government and key stakeholders on resilience building, response and recovery initiatives. VBRC is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of elected board members representing various strategic sectors, thematic areas, and industries relevant to climate change, resilience, and disaster risk reduction and loosely aligned to the national cluster system. The Executive Committee members contribute their time voluntarily to sit on various internal committees and national boards, taskforces, and working groups aligned to their expertise and background.  Since 2017, VBRC has operated with limited support, and its administration was catered by VCCI. Funding support for full-time staff was secured from January 2020 to 12 April 2022 through various projects funded by DFAT, MFAT, USAID, and Connecting Business initiative. These projects had been completed successfully. Recently, VBRC was also engaged heavily in coordinating the private sector for the COVID-19 response, through public-private partnerships that support the Ministry of Health and the National Disaster Management Office. This clearly demonstrates that businesses in Vanuatu are increasingly proactive in contributing towards national climate change and disaster-related initiatives and helping strengthen the resiliency of the country.  VBRC is seeking technical support to strengthen its role as the national focal point for the private sector in coordinating climate change and disaster-related activities. This will ensure that the private sector is at the forefront to support the government and coordinating resources and efforts in an effective manner. Building on recent accomplishments, the proposed support for VBRC intends to also strengthen private sector participation in national climate change and disasterrelated programs and explore opportunities for public-private partnerships. Additionally, through technical support, PIFS will be able to work closely with VBRC and the Department of Climate Change to implement planned activities that support Vanuatu’s private sector.  Since this is a part-time consultancy, the proposed support will require someone to be stationed at the VBRC Office for at least one or two days per week until January 2023.  


The consultant will work under the guidance of the VBRC, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Climate Change and the PIFS PACRES Project to build the capacity of the private sector in climate change and resilience through:

• collaboration and identifying new partnerships in climate change and resilience for the private sector;

• exploring opportunities such as new and innovative funding mechanisms to support private sector initiatives and climate actions; 

• supporting the mainstreaming of climate change and disaster risk management in national policies; and

• identifying and supporting the roll-out of capacity development programs related to the resilience of the private sector.   

The consultant will carry out the responsibilities and tasks as set out under the Terms of Reference (TOR) document which can be downloaded from www.tenders.net/forumsec. 


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