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|Consultant Position Title:
|Air Quality Data and Engagement Consultant
|Manager/Point of Contact:
|Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda[BC1]
|Point of Contact
|Savannah Willard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Deadline for Submission
|4 December 2023
|Language of Proposal
For Internal Use Only
The WRI Air Quality Program intends to award a consultant an eight-month fixed price contract to evaluate the performance of our NASA Air Quality (AQ) Forecast tool in four cities – Bogota, Kampala, Nairobi, and Monterrey – as well as to engage policymakers in Monterrey and Bogota around the use of the AQ forecast tool. This is an essential component of the team’s CanAIRy Alert project, which aims to deliver air quality monitoring tools for cities in low- and middle-income countries.
WRI’s air quality team applies a data-to-action approach to addressing these bottlenecks, working directly with city governments in LMICs worldwide on a range of projects (USAID-funded Clean Air Catalyst, U.S. State Dept.-funded South-East Asia Community of practice, etc.). WRI’s strategy focuses on translating existing, already-paid for science into decision-relevant, action-provoking and locally relevant tools.
Scope of Work and Deliverables/Outputs
· Conduct a literature review of AQ forecast model evaluation performance. Use findings to contribute to internal WRI reports generated as part of CanAIRy Alert phase I, proposing a methodology to evaluate model performance for Nairobi, Kampala, Bogota and Monterrey.
· Conduct evaluation[SW3] of the bias-corrected AQ forecast [BC4] model for the cities of Bogota, Monterrey, Kampala and Nairobi with NASA and city-level data provided by WRI, producing a report synthesizing the model’s performance in each city. [SW5]
o Contribute analyses to final report on the evaluation performance model for Bogota[SW6] , Nairobi, Monterrey and Kampala. The report will include a section with recommendation of options for potential to operationalize the process.
· Design and prepare content for a training session to air quality practitioners from Nairobi, Kampala, Monterrey and Bogota on air quality forecast model performance evaluation.
· Review Pollution Insights pilot tool, delivering short report on recommendations and proposed options to operationalize and make it available as a tool.
· Participate in periodical meetings (frequency biweekly, half an hour).
· Bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, or atmospheric sciences
· MS or PhD, ideally in data analytics
· 3 years of experience of analyses of environmental and/or health analyses
· Intermediate to Advanced Matlab
· Intermediate to Advanced Python
· Intermediate to Advanced SQL (Structured Query Language)
· Intermediate-level English, Advanced-level Spanish
Evaluation and Selection
The following elements will be the primary considerations in evaluating all applications submitted in response to this posting;
· The extent to which the applicant’s proposal fulfills WRI’s stated requirements and ability to carry out the activities and deliverables as set out in this posting
· Demonstrated expertise and experience with similar projects
· Overall cost of the applicant’s proposal
· Sustainability – WRI values sustainability and all other factors being equal, will favor a proposal that can more sustainably perform the work.
The consultant offering the best overall value will be selected. For this position, price and non-price aspects are considered to be of approximately equal importance.
Compliance Requirements: WRI receives funding from a variety of sources, including governments and other non-governmental organizations. This award is being funded by the Clean Air Fund. In addition to WRI’s standard contract terms, Clean Air Fund conditions may apply.
How to Apply
· Please submit a Cover Letter depicting proposed workplan, methodology, and previous experience, including a fixed price amount broken down by proposed payment milestones.
· Please attach a CV
Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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Since this person will be doing evaluation performance for the four cities we need to include Nairobi, Kampala, Bogota and Monterrey at least [BC1]