Kenya: Emergency Response Consultant,(Nairobi, Kenya),Deadline: 17 November 2015

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Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Nov 2015

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CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued on: 10 November 2015

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ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:UN-HABITAT, Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch, Settlements Recovery Unit

DUTY STATION:Nairobi, Kenya

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:Emergency Response Consultant

DURATION:6 months

CLOSING DATE:17 November 2015

BACKGROUND

The objective of the Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch is to increase the resilience of cities to the impact of natural and human-made crises and undertake reconstruction and rehabilitation in ways that advance sustainable urban development. As a member of the humanitarian community through the IASC, UN-Habitat influences the strategic direction of the emergency response in relation to shelter and urban response. UN-Habitat supports damage assessments, provides analysis and designs response options that ensure UN-Habitat’s sustainable approaches, designed to reduce dependency and increase resilience. These interventions help support a smooth transition from relief to development.

The normative framework for UN-Habitat’s work in this area is its ‘Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis’, along with the ‘Sustainable Relief and reconstruction Framework’. The conceptual framework articulates two key principles; the first – in times of crisis, the highest possible development gain can be made in the shortest possible timeframe, and the second – a set of strategic interventions in an emergency phase, if integrated in sustainable development goals, can both reduce the period of crisis and build a platform for early recovery and development towards increased resilience.

The Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch is responsible for ensuring that UN-Habitat has the capacity to respond to disasters and complex emergencies and to develop supporting tools, mechanisms and knowledge management products.

Purpose: The purpose of this consultancy is to support the RRR Branch in monitoring relief and recovery operations following emergencies, develop lessons learned from recovery situations and responses and develop knowledge management products. In addition, the consultant will support the Settlements Recovery Unit in exploring new approaches to delivering more effective humanitarian assistance, strengthening the resilience of cities to future emergencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Settlements Recovery Unit Leader, the tasks and responsibilities of the expert are as follows:

  • Monitor emergency relief and recovery operations; draft regular updates/briefing notes on the emergency response and recovery process and disseminate to relevant colleagues and agencies;
  • Monitor, collect and collate lessons learnt from the UN-Habitat team and from other agencies/clusters in emergency situations, in particular on the emergency response activities following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal;
  • Assist with reporting on regional and country level recovery programs and draft reports on recovery project stories;
  • Exploring and researching new and innovative approaches to delivering more effective humanitarian assistance, in particular with regard to cash transfer programming;
  • Monitor gender dimensions of post-disaster recovery and collect and collate lessons learnt;
  • Attend other relevant meetings/teleconferences as needed for the performance of duties;
  • Support the development and maintenance of UN-Habitat’s Surge Capacity Roster;
  • Support development of UN-Habitat’s Emergency Response Procedure Manual, tools and related Standard Operating Procedures and related documents;
  • Review and update ‘Stand By Arrangements’: SDC; MSB (NORCAP): summary of placements;
  • Support the coordination of the development of concepts, guidelines, policies and strategies for disaster management in human settlements;
  • Undertake any other tasks for the Risk Rehabilitation Branch which are in line with the experience and capacity of the candidate.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of humanitarian affairs and the humanitarian coordination system
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of gender issues in urban development is an advantage.
  • He/she must have excellent speaking and writing skills in the English language.

EDUCATION

The successful candidate should have at least a first-level university degree in International Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Information Management, or a related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

A minimum of two (2) years of practical international working experience (including internships) in emergency response and recovery, sustainable urbanization, communications and/or project/programme management.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

This assignment relies upon fluency in and use of the English language. Knowledge of Spanish and/or French is an asset.

OTHER SKILLS

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted to:

Mr./ Ms. David Evans

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: david.evans@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2015

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

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