UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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The Fiji Multi Country Office (MCO) covers 14 Pacific countries, with field offices/presence in 7 countries, and five ‘focus countries’ (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Samoa). UN Women is the IASC-endorsed lead for the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT)’s Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC). The situation varies by country, with national clusters led by government, which are typically Women’s Ministries. During disaster response, UN Women leverages its existing programmes to support local development partners to respond to the needs, for example, of people with disabilities, GBV survivors, and general provision of psychological first aid and gender and protection integration in key humanitarian sectors. Through the combination of coordinator and responder roles, UN Women promotes gender- and protection-sensitive disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
During the preparedness phase, UN Women supports national protection coordination structures to develop SOPs, guidelines and programming tools as well as provides capacity building. The range of preparedness actions are diverse given the range of emergencies in the Pacific region. The Pacific experience emergencies including natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruption, cyclones, storm surges and droughts. There have been also environmental and public health emergencies.
Reporting to the Gender and Resilience Programme Specialist, the Humanitarian Consultant, Gender, and Protection will lead provision of technical support to selected national countries protection committees/ clusters to mainstream gender and protection in humanitarian preparedness action. The Humanitarian National Consultant will support the Fiji MCO Humanitarian Team with the PHT Protection Cluster coordination and closely work with governments, humanitarian clusters, including other UN agencies and partners; and through regional and national coordination mechanisms to promote the substantive incorporation of gender and protection in humanitarian action.
Objectives of the assignment
UN Women Fiji MCO is looking for an individual who will be the Humanitarian National Consultant to provide technical support to selected national countries protection committees/ clusters to mainstream gender and protection in humanitarian preparedness action. He/She will serve as an alternate PHT Protection Cluster Coordinator and closely work with governments, humanitarian clusters, including other UN agencies and partners; and through regional and national coordination mechanisms to promote the substantive incorporation of gender and protection in humanitarian action.
For this purpose, the Humanitarian National Consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UN Fiji Multi-Country Office Gender and Resilience Specialist and will be technically supported by the Unit team.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The National Consultant will work in the following technical areas:
Coordinate the Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC)
Provide technical support to national protection coordination mechanisms in the Pacific.
Support humanitarian advocacy and communication
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the gender and humanitarian programme.
Support resource mobilization strategy for the region
Duration of the Assignment
The duration of this assignment will be up to 6 months work assignment not exceeding 90 working days as per the schedule of deliverables.
The incumbent being responsible for delivering the following outputs:
The consultant is expected to submit the following documents:
Upon receipt of the final deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables, related reports, and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women at least within one week of submission.
All the deliverables should be agreed with UN Women and be provided in English hard and electronic copy.
The Consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the UN Women Gender and Resilience Specialist as a back stop mechanism until the Humanitarian and Protection Specialist is onboard. The Specialist in consultation with the Consultant will review and approve all outputs and shall work in close coordination with the Humanitarian & Resilience Team.
No domestic or international travel is envisaged.
Travel will be pre-approved by UN Women and paid/arranged for by UN Women in accordance with the existing UN Women travel policies and procedures.
The Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Payments will be disbursed to the consultant monthly, upon submission and approval of deliverables, monthly report together with a timesheet set forth in the section “Expected Outputs and Deliverables” above, and certification by the UN Women Gender & Resilience Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
No Relocation costs will be provided for the position.
Any mission travel expenses outside of the duty station, will be covered with a prior approval.
Required Skills and Experience
|The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
Experience and Skills:
Language and other skills:
UN Women Statement on Diversity Inclusion
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel 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).
Initially, individual consultants will be short-listed based on the following minimum qualification criteria:
Technical evaluation of shortlisted candidates will be done through desk review of applications on the basis of responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (TOR) as per table below. Interviews and/or written tests will be organized if needed only, depending on the short-listed candidates’ qualifications.
Technical Evaluation Table:
The consultancy recruitment process will be governed by the rules and regulations of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit fully completed application on the UNDP Vacancy Site.
Failure of candidates to submit a duly completed P11 form, as well as false representations on this form, shall constitute sufficient grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of the application. Information provided in the P11 form will be treated with confidentiality. Applications without a complete set of the required documentations will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. UN Women reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.