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Disaster Management Pre-Impact Data Analysis (PIDA) Researcher


Contract Posted On 04.07.2021 Expire On 04.24.2021 Employer

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Pre-Impact Data Analysis (PIDA) Researcher
 
Contracting Org: Miyamoto International Inc. under the guidance of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management.
Program: Urban Disaster Resiliency and Preparedness in Trinidad and Tobago (PREPARE TT) MI1821003
 
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), Ministry of National Security has partnered with Miyamoto International and the Seismic Research Center on the Urban Disaster Resiliency and Preparedness in Trinidad and Tobago (PREPARED TT) program. This program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance  (USAID BHA). 
 
Miyamoto International (“Miyamoto”) is in business to make the world a better, safer place. Miyamoto is a global multi-hazard engineering and disaster risk reduction firm that provides resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world. We work with governments, international development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and other partners in the international development and humanitarian assistance sector to help communities build resilience to natural disasters.
 
We are currently seeking a Pre-Impact Data Analysis (PIDA) Research Consultant for our USAID/BHA PREPARE TT Program.

A suitably qualified researcher and analyst, to work with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago on the Pre-impact Data Analysis (PIDA) of the DANA Continuum.  The PIDA Consultant will complete the collection of data/information and undertake an analysis of hazard exposure, vulnerability, historical and calculated hazard impact information to generate hazard impact estimates and anticipated humanitarian needs.  The data and analysis information will be entered and presented in applications and formats agreed to by the ODPM in keeping with the intent of the DANA Continuum.
 
Applicant must be based in Trinidad and Tobago.

1.Context
Data-informed decision-making is critical to disaster preparedness and to the timely and effective response and recovery. Increased and sustained knowledge management and learning is one of the four results of the Caribbean’s (CDEMA) Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy 2014-2024. Similarly, understanding disaster risks is the first priority of the UNDRR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. A baseline for understanding and anticipating disaster risk is an important part of the disaster preparedness.
 
The PIDA is the foundation of the damage and needs assessment DANA Continuum that was developed by Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). As a CDEMA Participating State, Trinidad and Tobago, through the ODPM, is enhancing its current disaster management information and post-impact assessment forms in line with the continuum. This consultancy addresses the Pre-Impact Data Assessment (PIDA).
 
2.Objective
To develop the Pre-Impact Data Assessment (PIDA) for Trinidad and Tobago for four hazards (floods, landslides, earthquakes and hurricanes/tropical storms) that generates hazard impact estimates and anticipates humanitarian needs.
 
3. Scope
A suitably qualified researcher and analyst, to work with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago on the Pre-impact Data Analysis (PIDA) of the DANA Continuum.  The PIDA Consultant will complete the collection of data/information and undertake an analysis of hazard exposure, vulnerability, historical and calculated hazard impact information to generate hazard impact estimates and anticipated humanitarian needs.  The data and analysis information will be entered and presented in applications and formats agreed to by the ODPM in keeping with the intent of the DANA Continuum.
 
The Research Consultant will:
  1. Attend an initial briefing on the DANA Continuum with the ODPM, Miyamoto and CDEMA.
  2. Work closely with the ODPM, and with other national agencies to develop the PIDA.
  3. Expand upon the ODPM’s existing base information, available local risk assessments, other data, maps etc. to close PIDA gaps.
  4. Review impact assessments of hazard events other CDEMA Participating States for projection purposes in the absence of national impact data and assessments.
  5. Generate and analyse hazard impact estimates and humanitarian needs for four hazards (floods, landslides, earthquakes and hurricanes/tropical storms) in T&T.
  6. Store and present the PIDA in formats and applications as guided by the ODPM.
  7. As much as possible, the PIDA will be disaggregated by municipal and THA administrative regions.
  8. Participate in weekly project meetings with the ODPM and Miyamoto.
  9. Submit draft and final reports of deliverables.
 
4. Deliverables
  1. A work plan including PIDA data and information gap identification, possible sources and timeline for data collection, agreed digital applications for data collection storage and analysis.
  2. Weekly reports (1-2 page) and 1 hour meeting on progress including activities, achievements, and any adjustments to the work plan.
  3. Draft and final pre-impact humanitarian data and GIS maps for T&T.
  4. Draft and final estimates of projected impact of the four hazards in T&T - including GIS maps.
  5. Related to 4 above: Draft and final estimates of population needs (including visitors & migrant populations) e.g. food, water, shelter-IDPs, livelihoods etc., according to the current SPHERE standards.
  6. Final report documenting the data collection process, limitations of the PIDA and recommendations for maintaining the PIDA.
  7. Preparation and presentation of the PIDA results at a one-day interactive workshop for stakeholders organized by the ODPM.
 
Qualifications of the Consultant

The consultant may be an individual or firm whose capabilities and capacities will include:
  1. University degree and post graduate qualifications in information management, disaster management, environment, geography, geographic information systems or a related field.
  2. Proven experience in risk (hazard, vulnerability, impact) data collection methodologies and analysis is required.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Comprehensive Disaster Management.
  4. A working knowledge of databases, geographic information systems and digital data-collection applications e.g. ODK.
  5. Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  6. Excellent communication skills verbal and written, fluent in English.
 
INFORMATION AND COPYRIGHT:
The selected consultant agrees to deliver all the information and supporting documentation, as well as all the files obtained in the process of developing the consultancy and to maintain the confidentiality of the information.
 
All information will become the intellectual property of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the PREPARE TT Program.
 

Please ensure the following documents are attached:  
  • Resume / Curriculum
  • Cover letter
  • Proposal concept note, level of effort, budget and schedule.


Overview


​Miyamoto International
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Job ID:

80520

Title:

Disaster Management Pre-Impact Data Analysis (PIDA) Researcher

Location:

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Category:

Research

Salary:

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Employment Type:

Contract

Posted:

04.07.2021


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Biotech-R&D-Science : Environmental-Geological Testing & Analysis, General-Other: R&D-Science
Engineering : Environmental and Geological Engineering


Job Requirements


Qualifications of the Consultant

The consultant may be an individual or firm whose capabilities and capacities will include:
  1. University degree and post graduate qualifications in information management, disaster management, environment, geography, geographic information systems or a related field.
  2. Proven experience in risk (hazard, vulnerability, impact) data collection methodologies and analysis is required.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Comprehensive Disaster Management.
  4. A working knowledge of databases, geographic information systems and digital data-collection applications e.g. ODK.
  5. Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  6. Excellent communication skills verbal and written, fluent in English.

Please ensure the following documents are attached:  
  • Resume / Curriculum
  • Cover letter
  • Proposal concept note, level of effort, budget and schedule.

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