Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Consultant

Website Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)


Nepal: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Consultant

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

Nepal’s Terai flood plain is hard hit by recurrent climate emergencies and a humanitarian crisis induced by returning economically displaced migrant workers. The project will support widespread adoption of climate smart agriculture to reduce vulnerability and improve food and job security, especially for women and returned migrant workers. It will do this by a) improving emergency management in the agriculture sector to protect lives and livelihoods; b) strengthening resilient agriculture planning and implementation; and c) building and financing climate smart agriculture businesses for job creation and long-term resilient green growth.

The project will be implemented in 10 selected municipalities in Dhanusha and Mahottari districts.

  • Dhanusha – Sabaila Municipality, Kamala Municipality, Mithila Bihari Municipality, Janaknandani Rural Municipality, Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality.
  • Mahottari – Balawa Municipality, Bhangaha Municipality, Matihani Municipality, Mahottari Rural Municpality, Sonama Rural Municipality. in Madhesh Province


GGGI seeks to recruit a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Consultant who will provide in-country support in Nepal to the existing GGGI team in the delivery of tasks under the CSA project. The Consultant will work closely with GGGI under the leadership and guidance of the Senior Project Coordination Officer and Agribusiness Associate to ensure that the outputs delivered are in line with project KPIs.

The objectives of the assignment are to conduct risk and vulnerability assessments for 10 selected municipalities (mentioned above) and project activities and to develop an analysis of gender and vulnerable groups in the target areas.


The Consultant shall work closely with the following institutions and offices:

  • GGGI Nepal Team, located within the Ministry of Forests and Environment
  • KOICA Nepal Country Office
  • Good Neighbors International Nepal
  • Provincial Ministry of International Affairs and Law, Provincial Ministry of Agriculture,
  • Government of Province 2 and Municipal Governments
  • Local governments


The Consultant will be responsible for the delivery of the following specific activities.

Specific tasks for this assignment shall include the following:

  • Prepare an inception report which includes a summary of the context, the scope of analysis and detailed methodology of risks and vulnerability assessment for agriculture sector to be used as agreed by the initial scoping with key sectoral stakeholders and based on initial review of data.
  • Conduct an inception workshop on risk and vulnerability mapping
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments for 10 selected municipalities and by agriculture.
  • Prepare and conduct an analysis of gender and vulnerable groups in the targeted areas to complement the data of the climate projections with bottom-up information to enable the development of holistic and gender-sensitive risk assessments.
  • Present findings and recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the output 1.2 of the KOICA CSA project under the leadership of Senior Project Coordination Officer.


The Consultant shall report regularly to the Program Lead. The Consultant must work as part of a team with GGGI and other partners at all times.

Proposed deliverables include:

  • Inception report
  • Inception workshop on risk and vulnerability mapping conducted
  • Reports and maps of risks and vulnerability assessment for the targeted areas
  • Presentation and policy brief summarizing the finding of the assessments and recommendations targeting decision makers at national and local level

All of the Consultant’s work products developed and used for this project will be transferred to and become the property of the GGGI.

The following is the tentative timeline for deliverables.


Total fee: up to USD 10,000 depending on candidate’s credentials

The consultant may be requested to visit Janakpur and project areas frequently. Total payments, including fees, expenses, VAT and other taxes and any other payment, to the Individual Consultant under this Contract shall not exceed the Maximum Amount. No other additional payments will be provided by GGGI and all the expenses for local travel, airfare, lodging, fooding, accommodation, and communication shall be covered by the above-mentioned amount.


  • At least Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Economics, Social Sciences or its equivalent relevant to Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment.
  • At least seven years of relevant professional experience, including experience in the development, implementation, research and stakeholder capacity building of agriculture, forest and agroforestry.
  • Experience in undertaking vulnerability and adaptation or sustainable development issues.
  • Demonstrated ability of analytical and drafting work.
  • Excellent fluency in English, Nepali and local language both written and verbal required.
  • Work experience in Province 2 preferred.
  • Experience in engaging with multiple stakeholders, including financial institutions, government institutions, NGOs, civil society, others, would be an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of diverse climate-smart agriculture techniques for soil health and moisture regulation, water and wind erosion control, natural pest control and pollination, biodiversity protection, organic food production, etc.
  • Experience in conducting field assessment, stakeholder assessment, feasibility study and finalizing development projects.
  • Experience in working with Federal, Provincial and local government.
  • Experience in private sector agri-business engagement is an advantage.

GGGI encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and seeks to create an inclusive working environment.

Documents to be submitted:

  • CV and cover letter

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Application, Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

To apply for this job please visit careers.gggi.org.