Job title: Consultancy: Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity Building, UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand
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UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:
- survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
- development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
- protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
- participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them
How can you make a difference?
The Emergency section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide overall support to enhance emergency preparedness and response capacities both at the regional and country office level, and other technical assistance and quality assurance to CO programming, research and initiatives.
Work Assignment: * Support UNICEF Offices in East Asia and Pacific and the Regional Office to build their emergency preparedness capacity
- Review of RO and CO Emergency Preparedness Plans (EPP) and Procedures.
- Provide direct support to COs and the RO to implement specific recommendations made during the 2020 emergency preparedness planning process and meet the global deadline of 30 June 2021 for the resubmission of country-level emergency preparedness plans.
- Liaise with RO sections and follow-up on the implementation of RO preparedness actions, including HR, supply and logistics and partnerships.
- Provide technical support to COs on the EPP platform.
- Support the development and implementation of humanitarian learning initiatives
- Develop training materials for humanitarian learning initiatives to UNICEF Country Offices and Government Partners on emergency preparedness and response.
- Support the facilitation of EPR trainings and other capacity building initiatives.
- Support the development and facilitation of emergency simulation exercises for country offices.
- Support capacity development for UNICEF Offices in East Asia and Pacific in the technical area of needs assessment, humanitarian performance monitoring (HPM) and accountability to affected populations (AAP) • Provide technical support to country offices in the implementation and updating of their HPM system for the COVID-19 response. Support the further integration of HPM into the EPR training curriculum.
- Build capacity of CO and RO staff on needs assessments through the integration into EPR trainings and during the Humanitarian Action Workshop (HAW). In case of emergency, provide support to country offices – either remotely or in-country – on needs assessment.
- In close coordination with the AAP team in Geneva, support country offices in strengthening their APP function by providing capacity building in the form of trainings and direct support missions, if required.
- Support the Regional Office strengthening of monitoring and response to forced or involuntary migration in close collaboration with the Child Protection section (CPS).
- Situation monitoring: support CPS in inclusion of population movements into updates/ sitreps. Leads engagement with IOM on data monitoring.
- Information sharing with COs and within RO: ensure that CPS bulletin as well as ROETT meetings are based on the latest data regarding children in situation of forced or involuntary migration.
- Coordination and program support to COs: develop SOP to articulate RO approach to monitoring and program support including through inter-agency coordination. Leads within the IOM chaired regional migration WG.
- Advocacy: collaborate with CPS on various advocacy work and in particular when it comes to the Rohingya crisis.
- Monthly report of the implementation status of RO preparedness actions technical assis-tance, trainings and direct support missions provided for Country Offices.
- CO EPPs updated in 6 high-risk priority countries.
- EPR training materials developed and 3 EPR trainings co-facilitated.
- A minimum of 2 country-specific emergency simulation exercises developed and co-facilitated.
- 1 Humanitarian Action Workshop (HAW) co-facilitated.
- SOP to articulate RO approach to monitoring and program support for migration developed.
- Final report at the end of assignment.
Estimated Duration of Contract: 11.5 months
The consultant will be based in UNICEF EAPRO Emergency Unit, Bangkok, Thailand.
Up to 4 missions to UNICEF Country Offices in EAP is anticipated.
- Advanced university degree in social science or related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of solid responsible professional experience in humanitarian action and emergency programmes, at least 2 of which at international level.
- Experience in emergency preparedness planning.
- Experience in developing emergency training materials and conducting emergency trainings.
- Experience in humanitarian performance management and/or information management.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written).
- Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Experience working with UNICEF or another UN agency an asset.
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to/from Bangkok and other incidentals in USD by 29 July 2020. Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.
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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
Advertised: 16 Jul 2020 SE Asia Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Jul 2020 11:55 PM SE Asia Standard Time
Job date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 04:39:20 GMT
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