The British Council invites requests for proposals from experts from the UK with specialisms on smart cities and urban planning for a consultancy engagement on a local research project.
About the Project
The British Council in the Philippines has been working with the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC), a group of 12 universities located in Metro Manila. In 2016, the British Council launched the Internationalisation with SMEC programme that seeks to expand the SMEC’s global collaboration by building their capacities in internationalisation and linking them with UK universities.
One of the projects identified in the Internationalisation with SMEC programme is Smart Cities: Liveable Philippines, which aims to develop smart and innovative solutions, with the use of technology, to address local traffic problems and promote wellbeing of Filipino citizens.
By drawing on its expertise and significant experience working on similar projects, the UK consultant will support the Smart Cities initiative by providing subject area and research expertise to the local team, developing a comprehensive strategic plan and crafting an engagement roadmap for the research project.
The British Council requires a UK consultant with extensive research experience in smart and sustainable cities and urban planning. Given the scope of the local research, this includes expertise in transportation and mobility, environment, big data, internet of things and governance.
The following essential and desirable criteria for the role are as follows:
- The consultant must have extensive research experience in smart and sustainable cities and urban planning. (Essential)
- The consultant must be able to provide evidence of similar work and engagement conducted previously, preferably with overseas partner. (Essential)
- The consultant must demonstrate experience working with diverse, multicultural research teams. (Essential)
- The consultant must be able to deliver the entire programme remotely. (Essential)