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Thursday, July 9, 2015

5687 Consultant - Individual Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Industry:
Non Government Organization
Location: 
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours
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Contract - 30 working days over a period of 35 to 50 working days
Due Date:
17-Jul-15 


Final Evaluation of the Community resilience and coping with climate change and natural disasters in Vanuatu Project


Job Description:
The UNICEF Pacific office is looking to engage a consultant to document the achievements, constraints, challenges and lessons learned of the Project.  The evaluation is being carried out at this time as the project has been completed. 

The overall responsibility for commissioning the evaluation will be led by UNICEF in consultation with an Evaluation Reference Group with representatives from each of the agencies involved in the Project including the Vanuatu Department of Local Authority, UNICEF, UNDP and FAO.  The Evaluation Reference Group is responsible for quality assurance of the evaluation and will be formally consulted in regards to the Inception Report and Final Report (please see work schedule below), including all relevant provisions regarding ethical standards.

The consultancy is to carry out this evaluation of the Project in relation to the 10 project site area councils targeted since the MTR.  It is expected to cover Project components implemented by UNICEF, UNDP, FAO and the Government of Vanuatu.  It should consider the entire time frame of the project from 2011 to 2015.  Fieldwork should be carried out at appropriate locations.  Locations worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam, in particular on Tanna, should not be considered for field work as those communities are still recovering.  However, as there is anecdotal reporting that communities that engaged with the project were more resilient to Cyclone Pam, efforts should be made to consult with moderately affected communities.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


Criteria: 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • A relevant university degree with at least 5 years of experience in international development work or related fields
  • Demonstrated and documented Experience of conducting and leading evaluations of integrated projects and programs, including participatory methodologies
  • Experience working with UN and Government agencies, and with communities
  • A demonstrated understanding of human security, resilience and disaster risk reduction
  • Knowledge of political, economic and social developments trends in Vanuatu will be an asset
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and strong interviewing and drafting/report writing skills
  • Excellent coordination and team working skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and understanding of the Bislama language is an advantage. 

Salary:

Remuneration and type of contract
  • The consultant will be required to work on a Purchase Order (PO) contract with UNICEF Pacific for a period of 30 working days over a period of 35 to 50 working days (depending on timing of field visits)
  • He/she is required to bring own laptop
  • He/she is entitled to organize his/her travel from home base to Vanuatu on the most direct and economical route and will be reimbursed accordingly.

Language:

Fluent English, Bislama is an advantage.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are to submit a covering letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above (maxi. 2 pages); Updated UN Personal History Form (P11) and a detailed budget of your professional fees and travel costs for the assignment inclusive of all expenses.

Applications must be submitted via email no later than 17 July 2015 to pacificvacancies@unicef.org under confidential cover to the following address provided below. A detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this consultancy can be obtained via email to pacificvacancies@unicef.org

Contact Person:

Human Resource Specialist

Phone:

Not Stated
Address: Human Resource Specialist, (Consultancy2015-022 WASH UNTFHS), UNICEF Pacific, Suva, FIJI.

Email:

pacificvacancies@unicef.org


Website:
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Source:
        09-July-15 Direct Employer

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