Port Vila, Vanuatu
Consultant Contract - 12 Weeks
13-Nov-15 - Starting as soon as possible (before 1st of Dec. 2015)
IOM Vanuatu has been a key player in providing emergency relief supplies (emergency kits, shelter tool-kits, family kits) and technical support to the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) as part of the Tropical Cyclone Pam humanitarian response. More recently, IOM scaled up its operations in Vanuatu in support of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and in line with planning and priority responses established by the GoV in the National Recovery and Economic Strengthening Program Plan “Strengthening Ni-Vanuatu Resilience”. In this framework, IOM is assisting the GoV and National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) by strengthening processes that entail the whole cycle of evacuation in natural disasters, including preparedness and planning.
Under the overall direction of the IOM Chief of Mission in Canberra, Australia; the direct supervision of the Program Manager (Shelter & Settlements) in Vanuatu; and in coordination with the Regional Technical Advisor based at the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand, the Consultant will support the implementation of the shelter programme in Vanuatu.
In particular, s/he will:
1. Review and finalize the draft of the National Evacuation Centres Guidelines in consultation with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation (MCCA), Department of Local Authorities (DLA) and other relevant stakeholders.
2. Coordinate the activities of the Evacuation Centres Working Group (ECWG) and develop a national contingency plan for the relocation of El Nino affected population.
3. Support the preparation of the Mass Evacuation in Natural Disaster (MEND) mission and finalize programmatic and logistic arrangements.
4. Any other duties that may be assigned, in the context of the implementation of the shelter programme in Vanuatu.
LIST OF DELIVERABLES
* The consultant is expected to deliver three separate documents:
A) Guidelines for selection and assessment of EC
B) Guidelines for the management of EC
C) Contingency plan for relocation of ElNino affected population.
1. Before commencing work, the Consultant will be required to submit a statement of good health signed by a certified medical doctor, including confirmation that the Consultant’s vaccinations required for the country or countries to which travel may be required are up to date.
2. IOM will provide the Consultant a round trip airfare and cover travel expenses to/from Vanuatu. IOM will assist in issuing documents required in visa processing.
3. The Consultant will report to work at the IOM Vanuatu office according to the normal IOM office hours and working days and/or as agreed upon between IOM and the Consultant.
4. IOM will provide working space and loan the necessary equipment (computer, internet access, IOM email account, etc.) which the Consultant will need to perform tasks as agreed in the framework of the Contract.
5. IOM only covers the Consultant against occupational accidents and illnesses under the Compensation Plan (CP), free of charge, for the duration of the assignment. IOM does not provide evacuation or medical insurance for reasons related to non-occupational accidents and illnesses. The Consultant is responsible for his/her own medical insurance for non-occupational accident or illness.
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