Post Title : Technical Consultant (Telecom) – RAPID Project
Location : Metro Manila and within project sites (Vicinities of Regions 8)
Application deadline : 20 December 2016
Starting Date : Immediately
Duration of Contract : 7 months
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is in need of the services of a qualified candidate for the post of Technical Consultant for the program Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program under the Project Climate Twin Phoenix (PCTP).
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Government (AusAID), is implementing the RAPID Program under the Project Climate Twin Phoenix which is a capacity development program in support of the long-term recovery of local governments units and communities in Yolanda-affected areas.
One of the primary output of the program is to assess the climate/disaster vulnerabilities of the target areas to geological, meteorological and meteorological-induced hazards due to climate change. A necessary and basic requirement to generate this output is to produce the integrated flood model for the river basins traversing the Municipalities of Dulag, Mayorga and MacArthur. This component will also provide the physical and socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the concerned population and socio-economic support systems, to meteorological and meteorologically-induced hazards, and their intensification because of climate change.
RAPID program will be partnering with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, through the Hydro-meteorological Division (HMD), a unit that assists the agency to prevent and mitigate the disastrous effects of flooding, to perform the river profiling and cross section survey as well as the flood inundation models.
II. Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Consultant shall provide support in the instrumentation for hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and in the design of multi-hazard early warning system and services of the flood modelling study for the Typhoon Haiyan affected areas that will be implemented by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. The Technical Consultant shall perform the following specific functions:
1. Assist the PAGASA RAPID team in the installation, calibration, maintenance and retrieval of hydrometeorological instruments.
2. Prepare reports pertaining to the installation, calibration, maintenance and retrieval of hydrometeorological instruments.
3. Prepare the technical design of a multi-hazard early warning system as required under the guidance of the PAGASA RAPID technical working group.
4. Ensure availability, accuracy and integrity of data through proper installation and maintenance when necessary.
5. Coordinate with other resource persons for the conduct of the critical activities of the project.
a. Filipino national with professional license (Electronics or Electronics and Communications Engineering)
b. At least 5 years experience in hydrological or meteorological instrumentation
c. Knowledgeable in radio link design and planning software such as Radio Mobile and Pathloss
d. Experience in climate change mitigation or adaptation, disaster preparedness or early warning systems is an advantage
e. Good analytical and technical writing skills
IV. Coordination and Support
For the duration of the contract, the Technical Consultant will report to the Hydrometeorological Division of PAGASA, and shall work in close coordination with the Project Management Unit, identified government agencies, project partners and other relevant stakeholders.
V. Time Frame and Schedule of Payment
The Technical Consultant shall be engaged for seven months with 3 months probation period.
The total professional fee will be based on the approved project funds subject to the IP’s existing auditing and accounting rules and regulations. Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables and shall be charged against the budget of the RAPID program.
For interested applicants, please address your application letter to:
VICENTE B. MANALO, PhD
Acting Administrator – PAGASA-DOST
PAGASA Central Office, Science Garden Complex,
BIR Rd., Diliman, Quezon City
And submit together with your resume by 14 December 2016 via email to:
Subject: APPLICATION FOR TECHNICAL COORDINATOR