Consultant for Child-centred Humanitarian Preparedness and Response, Beirut 216 views


Job no: 527602

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Lebanon

Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Lebanon

Department/Office: Beirut, Lebanon

Categories: Emergency Programme

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a Chance

Due to geopolitical exposure, Lebanon is prone to man-made as well as various natural hazards. As part of its on-going Country Programme and strategy, UNICEF is increasingly focusing on supporting national systems and capacities, including in Humanitarian Preparedness and Response. This includes strategic partnerships with different humanitarian actors and systems that engage in Emergency Preparedness and Response, and building on and strengthening the existing capacities with child-centered perspectives.

The purpose of the consultancy is to finalize UNICEF engagement strategy, roadmap and tools to support UNICEF work with national Emergency Preparedness Response and Disaster Risk Management capacities, while bringing in child lenses. Specifically, it aims to (a) develop UNICEF strategy in engaging with national humanitarian mechanisms, with focus on UNICEF role and strategic partnerships in Emergency Preparedness and Response; (b) strengthen awareness and build the capacity of key stakeholders at governorate/municipal level to mainstream a participatory and child-centred approach in all emergency preparedness and response and disaster risk management procedures and interventions; (c) develop guidance and tools for further capacity building.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work

(a) Develop UNICEF strategy in engaging with national humanitarian mechanisms, with focus on UNICEF role and strategic partnerships in Emergency Preparedness and Response. The strategy should cover events such as conflicts, social unrests or natural hazards affecting Lebanese and non-Lebanese.

  • Based on the existing work and desk review, and the outcomes from (b), the consultant will draft an overall UNICEF strategy on engagement with national capacities.
  • Based on internal consultations with technical sections, develop strategic partnership with one or two key partners at national level.

(b) Strengthen awareness and build the capacity of key stakeholders at governorate/municipal level to mainstream a participatory and child-centred approach in all emergency preparedness and response and disaster risk management procedures and interventions.

  • Engage with regional level Disaster Risk Management capacity, to understand their role, processes, tools.
  • Identify key processes/tools for UNICEF to support capacity strengthening including child friendly/child focused approaches, develop guidance/tools.
  • Suggest modality and participants of a workshop aiming to jointly amend existing tools and mainstream a child-centred approach. Consultant to suggest participatory methodology. Pilot in one location.
  • Identify key members or other entities for UNICEF to engage.

(c) Drawing from (b), develop a guidance to scale up at national level, including guidance and tools.

Detailed assignment tasks can be found here: Child-centred Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Advance degree in Development Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, or other related disciplines.

Working experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience at the national and field levels in programme development, planning and implementation.
  • Experience working with senior government authorities at national/regional levels.

Language

  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both spoken and written.

Knowledge of

  • National systems, actors and legislations relevant to emergency preparedness and response/disaster risk management, both at national and field levels.
  • Familiarity with global humanitarian system, IASC and other global humanitarian policies, guidelines and tools.
  • Gender equality, disability and inclusion.
  • Convention on the Right of the Child
  • Familiarity with UNICEF role and policies in humanitarian context is an asset.

Expertise

  • Specialized training/experience in emergency preparedness and response management.
  • Capacity building, including designing and facilitating workshops highly desirable.
  • Development of guidances, processes and tools for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Child safeguarding and key child protection issues, risks and mitigation measures.
  • Child-centred and participatory approaches.

Skills

  • Excellent communication and influencing/negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in the complex working environment, including other UN agencies, governmental officials, NGO and other key stakeholders.
  • Analytical skills and proven record of high-quality analytical writing.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Candidates are requested to submit an all inclusive financial proposal, indicating their daily cost.

The assessment will be done:

Technical: 75%

Financial: 25%

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Nov 20 2019 Middle East Standard Time

Application close: Dec 03 2019 Middle East Standard Time

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  • Closes Dec 03 2019

    Consultant for Child-centred Humanitarian Preparedness and Response, Beirut, Lebanon (130 days). in Lebanon

    UNICEF is looking for a Consultant who is technically strong and experienced to provide expertise in the Child Centered Approach in Humanitarian Action at National level for a period of 130 days.

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