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UNICEF recruits 01 Contractor– Emergency Specialist

UNICEF recruits 01 Contractor– Emergency Specialist, ESARO,

UNICEF

Kenya
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Contractor– Emergency Specialist, ESARO, Remote or home-based with occasional travel (6 months)
Job no: 537135Contract type: ConsultancyLevel: ConsultancyLocation: KenyaCategories: Emergency Programme
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PART I 
Title of AssignmentContractor- Emergency Specialist
SectionESARO HARP
LocationRemote or home-based with occasional travel
Duration6 months
Start dateFrom:    01/01/2021    To:  30/06/2021

 Background  
Humanitarian Action, Resilience and Peace Building (HARP) Section of UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa Office (ESARO) seeks to strengthen country capacity for timely, effective and reliable programming in humanitarian action, peacebuilding and resilience. HARP’s work bridges the divide between Humanitarian Action and Development by strengthening preparedness to multiple environmental hazards and conflict related risks so as to minimize the impacts these have on children.

HARP works closely with other programme and operations sections to ultimately ensure that lives are saved and the rights of children and women are protected as defined in the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) which is aligned with internationally accepted standards. HARP recognizes the importance of working with all sections to address underlying causes of vulnerability to disasters, fragility and conflict through support in response to humanitarian crises and through regular programming.
The work of HARP builds on systems that support humanitarian action with the overall aim to achieve faster scaling up of responses in major emergencies including early identification of priorities and strategies, rapid deployment of qualified staff and clear accountabilities for the response. Recognizing the importance of the lifesaving role that early action plays, HARP works with COs and other Inter Agency partners to further strengthen Government and agency dedicated capacities for disaster management identifying and measuring specific and measurable performance targets both for humanitarian preparedness and response.
Scope of Work
 Goal and Objectives:   Under the supervision of the REA and Emergency Specialists, the contractor will provide:
Key quality assurance and strengthened capacity building support for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARPEnhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationshipEnhanced advocacy and research support provided to other Emergency Specialists in the Section with geographic responsibilitiesEPR support to Country office in Great Lakes and Horn of Africa                                      Work relationships:The contractor will be supervised by the ESARO Emergency Specialist. The contractor will have direct contact with all ESARO HARP Section staff and other Regional Office staff, as well as Emergency focal points in 21 COs. 
Table of deliverables with estimated duration and timelines 

PhaseDeliverablesSchedule of payment
January 2020Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationshipEnhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).
February 2020  Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).
March 2020  Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).
April 2020  Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).
May 2020  Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).
June 2020  Quality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists On receipt of invoice (first week of the following month).

Key Activities and DeliverablesQuality assurance and strengthened capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region

Support capacity building for Country Offices by developing and delivering multi-country webinars on good practices for reporting and knowledge management in humanitarian settings. Provide support and guidance to COs on regional donor reporting requirements for humanitarian funding.Draft and edit donor reports for the section, including the Consolidated Emergency Report (CER), FCDO (DFID) annual reporting, and any other reporting requirements.Support the preparation, documentation, reporting and follow-up of the emergency team meetings within the RO, including Emergency Management Team, Humanitarian Action Group, Humanitarian Network Meeting, and weekly section meetings.Support in the review of HAC narrative, HPM/IM dashboards and other documents in terms of coherence, editing and clarity in general.Improved knowledge management and section planning for HARP
Oversee knowledge management for the section through maintaining the section’s ECM/sharepoint site and providing support to COs as needed.Support analysis and information sharing on humanitarian action by consolidating information on various humanitarian contexts, priority humanitarian needs, UNICEF and partners’ ongoing response and priority resource needs and support the development and editing of communication products for internal and external dissemination.Support the preparation of regional office work planning exercises and end-of-year review reporting.Enhanced support for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship
Support the collaborative work with UNHCR, including ESARO’s Collaboration Framework, and specially for Ethiopia CO and Rwanda CO as part of the Blueprint Initiative.Enhanced advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists
Support to the Emergency Specialists covering the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region with a focus on the development of briefing notes, talking points, research, presentations for high level meetings. Payment Schedule
Payment will be made on a monthly basis upon the satisfactory completion of the deliverables and  satisfactory performance.
Costs related to potential quarantine to be observed by the contractor while traveling for this contract will be covered by the organization, unless they are covered by the host country.
 Desired competencies, technical background and experienceAdvanced degree (or equivalent) in the areas of policy, social sciences, development, international affairs, communications. 
A minimum of 3 years of experience in technical relevant areas or two years with an advanced degreeReporting, communications and advocacy experience including on humanitarian/emergency issues or contexts.Knowledge Management experience.  Experience in developing and presenting trainings.Excellent organization skills, attention to detail.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required.Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional mannerExperience in ESAR region would be an asset.Experience in report writing and communications within the UN common system highly desirable.
Administrative issues The HARP Section, UNICEF ESARO, will provide quality assurance and oversight for the contractor’s work with substantial feedback on the quality of the data processing reviews. The contractors will work under direct supervision and guidance of the Emergency Specialist in HARP and in close coordination with data analyst of Program and Planning ESARO section as well as with country focal points.  Costs related to potential quarantine to be observed by the contractor while traveling for this contract will be covered by the organization, unless they are covered by the host country.

 ConditionsThe contractor will be home-based.

As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.
The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.
How to ApplyQualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and CV, indicating their ability, availability and financial proposal/quote to complete the terms of reference. The financial quote must include all expenses related to the assignment (e.g. consultancy fee, travel/flights, field trips, living allowance).  Candidate are requested to submit a technical sample of similar works already done.  Applications submitted without a fee/rate will not be considered.

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.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2020 E. Africa Standard TimePOSTULER

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