Consultant for Disaster Risk Reduction, Delhi
Location: New Delhi
Official Travel: Travel to state offices will be required – estimated 35% to 40% of the time.
Additional travel - as required by program priorities. Estimated 3 trips a month to locations in India by air. Stay outside duty station will be approx. 10 days in a month
Duration: Full time for 10 months
Closing Date: 20 February 2014
the operational environment of India marked by high climate and disaster risk
vulnerability, civil strife and ethnic conflicts but also strong economic
growth and increased capacity of the government to respond to the recurrent
annual disasters, UNICEF Emergency Program undertook a strategic shift from
emergency response towards more sustainable, preventative Disaster Risk
Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation action focused on resilience.
Key expected result areas of UNICEF DRR work for the 2013-2017 country program focus on:
- Risk informed development planning;
- Mainstreaming of DRR and CCA consideration in major child related flagship schemes focusing on Education, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Child Protection.
- Improved Community resilience in fostering climate and disaster risk reduction grassroots level planning, improved capacity of stakeholders for localized action and participation of youth in local decision making process
- Improved service delivery, protection and opportunities for development for children in civil strife affected areas
- Improved capacity of government in humanitarian action: improved expertise in emergency preparedness and response, early and long term recovery action for Social Sectors.
UNICEF India has a country office based in Delhi and 13 state field offices.
At a national level, UNICEF is working closely with the central government to ensure children’s rights are reflected and resourced in policies and programmes.
In the disadvantaged states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, the emphasis will be on focusing resources in terms of programming, policy and advocacy.
In Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, UNICEF will continue to support limited-scale programming balanced with advocacy and influencing policy to build on progress made in the social sector.
At a district level, UNICEF will continue to concentrate efforts on community empowerment, behavior change, and programmatic interventions, innovations and convergence.
UNICEF works in close cooperation with the National Disaster Management Authority at National level and State Disaster Management authorities at state level. The work is based on annual work plans developed in close coordination with our government counterparts and contributing toward the overall government priorities in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNICEF works in close partnership with other United Nations agencies in the framework of the United Nations Disaster Management Team – one of the core groups under the resident’s Coordinator’s office and as per priorities outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. UNICEF also works closely with the World Bank, with bilateral partners such as the UK’s Department for International Development and the European Commission, the private sector, and international and national non-governmental and civil society organizations.
II. PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT:
The purpose of the assignment is to provide support to the work of UNICEF DRR Section with particular focus on strengthening the Knowledge Management and the Program Monitoring and Evaluation capacity.
III. MAJOR TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED:
In coordination with the Chief DRR Section, Emergency Specialist (NOC) and section team will provide support to the section and state offices in following up and implementing the DRR RWP activities. Provide technical support and programmatic guidance in the field of DRR CCA based on relevant research in the field. Supports Delhi and state offices in Knowledge Management efforts – developing mi- year and annual report, documenting achievements and developing human interest stories. Ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of implemented in States activities related to RWP implementation and/ or donor funded programs. Participates actively in fundraising efforts in developing proposals, concept notes and reports. Participates in and support various internal and external coordination and capacity building efforts as required.
V. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
· University degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Anthropology or related with relevant technical expertise in disaster management, environment management or related technical field
· Fifteen (15) years professional work experience in project design and management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including data collection and analysis of which at least five year practical field experience in emergency and disaster management, disaster risk reduction or environment management
· At least four (4) years' experience in managing complex programs and multidisciplinary teams required.
· Previous work experience with community-based projects will be considered a strong advantage.
· At least three (3) years' experience in conducting research and analysis.
· Ability to effectively interact and work with communities and local NGOs/CBOs.
· Strong analytical and conceptualization skills required
· Very strong text development and writing skills required.
· Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and work within assigned timeframe and under tight deadlines required.
· Demonstrated strong drive for results required.
· Proven ability to plan and organize work independently and deliver results with minim supervisions.
· Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
· Good computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
· Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
· Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
· Excellent communication and team working skills
· Capable to adapt and respond positively to change
· Excellent command of MS Office, PPT and other computer programs.
· Basic knowledge on graphic design programs considered an asset
Core Competencies (Required)
· Applying Technical Expertise
· Planning and Organizing
· Working with People
· Drive for Results
· Coping with pressure and setbacks
· Analytical and Conceptual Thinking
· Adapting and Responding to Change
· Learning and researching
(1) Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above.
(2) Your application should be sent to email@example.com by COB 20 February 2014 with subject line "Consultant for Disaster Risk Reduction, Delhi" in separate files consisting of:
a) An application letter, CV and P11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.UNICEF.org/india/overview_1440.htm)
b) A financial proposal in PDF format indicating deliverable based fee as per template attached.(download)
(3) The financial proposals of only those candidates, who are found technically responsive, will be opened.
(4) Only short-listed candidates will be called for test/interview (if applicable). Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
(5) Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
(6) Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.