Consultancy -Development of a Master Plan for De Martino Hospital, Institutional Transformation,Consultant: Mental Health and Psycho-social Support – MHPSS , SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER – Humanitarian Coordinator,SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER – Sexual & Reproductive Health in Emergencies Specialist,SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER – Humanitarian Coordinator

    Level: Consultant

    Contract Type: Consultancy

    Closing date: 31 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)

    Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia

    Title of Assignment:   Consultancy services for the development of a Master Plan for De Martino Hospital (Mogadishu, Somalia)

    Type:   International Individual Consultant

    Duty Station:    Home-based, with travel to Mogadishu, Somalia

    Duration of the contract:   4 months

    Deadline for applications:   31 March 2020

     

     

    Background

    De Martino Hospital is a major public health facility located in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. It is managed by the Ministry of Health and Human Services of the Federal Government of Somalia. The hospital has the following departments: (a) out-patient, comprised of general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology; and (b) in-patient, comprised of pediatrics, adult care, and maternity. The hospital also has a radiology department and a pharmacy. The hospital has 71 beds and 2 operating theaters. It currently counts with well-equipped, fully functional X-ray, Ultrasonography, Laboratory, and a Pharmacy, all of which contribute to the provision of quality services to patients. On average, De Martino Hospital’s outpatient and day care department served 6,000 patients per semester in 2019, with an average of 3,000 outpatient cases of paediatrics per semester in 2019. The hospital has been upgraded in recent years in terms of its infrastructure, equipment and personnel. Further developments are needed to fully restore its capabilities and to ensure its potential expansion, particularly in terms of its infrastructure and functionality.

     

    Reporting Arrangements

     

    The consultant will report directly to the Chief of Health at UNFPA Somalia and work under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Deputy Representative.

     

    Overall Objective

     

    The overall objective of the consultancy is to formulate a technically, economically feasible, socially and environmentally sustainable Master Plan for the development of De Martino Hospital providing sufficient details for its implementation, including layout plans of the utilities as well as an initial environmental assessment. Future development envisages the incorporation of an emergency trauma care ward, and the provision of orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and reconstructive plastic surgery services.

     

    Specific Objectives

    The Consultant will manage the development process of the Master Plan task as follows:

    Preliminary tasks

     

    The preliminary tasks for the preparation of the Master Plan include the determination of the following items:

    • how the existing overall plan design should be refined or enhanced in light of new survey information;
    • a review of previous and existing architectural and/or engineering designs and studies and phasing of development;
    • what growth planning assumptions would be needed in order to drive the planned use of the hospital compound in the future, taking into account the catchment area of the hospital estimated at approximately 44,000 people.

    Scope of Services

     

    The consultant shall be required to develop an architectural concept including the following:

     

    1. Site survey and review of current status and future potential
    2. Formulation of development vision and conceptual plan
    3. Utilities layout plan (water, sewerage, power)
    4. Preliminary design
    5. Initial environmental assessment
    6. Project implementation scheme
    7. Fast Track structure planning
    8. Dry landscape planning (garden and green areas)
    9. Identification of potential iconic structures with historical value for preservation

     

    Formulation of Development Vision and Conceptual Plan

    • A schematic concept and visual images, outlining the facilities should be included with design work.
    • Development alternatives and selection of preferred plan to be provided.
    • Blueprints of proposed development works, including 3D renderings.
    • The consultant shall set a realistic timeline for the development plan of the Master Plan of the Hospital compound to make the project feasible, including a target completion date. This timeline will be used as benchmark for future monitoring of any commissioned works.

    Utilities layout plan (water, sewerage, power)

     

    A land grading plan should be made first considering the existing topo data and flood elevation. Based on the grading and use plans, layout plans for each of the key utilities (water supply, sewerage, drainage, power supply) should be made showing the distribution/collection networks, with notations regarding the anticipated size of the pipe mains, drains, ditches, cables, etc.

     

    Water Supply System

    (1) Design Concept

    (2) Water Demand Forecast

    (3) Preliminary Design (Water Sources, Water Treatment Plant, and Distribution System)

     

    Sewerage System

    (1) Design Concept

    (2) Waste Water Generation

    (3) Preliminary Design (Sewage Treatment Plant)

     

    Power Supply System

    (1) Design Conditions

    (2) Power Demand Forecast

    (3) Preliminary Design

    (4) Exploring the possibility renewable generation facility

     

    Initial Environmental Assessment

     

    An initial environmental assessment shall be conducted. Strategic environmental assessment in the planning phase should be considered to avoid risks on environmental matters in later stages. Counter-measures and mitigation plan against risks and issues should be proposed, in particular:

    • Environmental baseline analysis.
    • Physical planning recommendations for sustainability (green building).
    • What topography, waterways, drainage, and other natural features of the site need to be preserved.
    • What are the considerations based on the water supply and waste treatment, electricity, projected growth, the overall development strategy, and their phasing;
    • Where the major structures would be located, and how the networks of collection and distribution might be routed, according to existing layouts and topography.

    Deliverables

    The following deliverables are expected to be provided by the consultant by the end of the assignment, in English:

    1. Inception Report with work plan of the service shall be submitted within 1 month after commencement of the assignment.
    1. Fast Track Infrastructure Planning and preliminary designs, including initial environmental assessment, shall be submitted within 2 months after the commencement of the assignment. This shall include recommendations on which buildings should be renovated first and why.
    1. Draft Final Report including drawings and images shall be submitted within 3 months after the commencement of the assignment.
    1. Final Report including drawings, all outputs of services, shall be submitted within 4 months after the commencement of the assignment.
    1. PowerPoint presentation with the main findings, recommendations, and final design work within 4 months after the commencement of the assignment.
    1. Monthly Progress Reports shall be submitted on a monthly basis including, but not limited to, updates, accomplishment of the activities, problems encountered, and solutions provided.

     

    Report size shall be A4 format and drawing size shall be both A3 and A1 format (3 copies). Soft copies are also required with Microsoft Office format and drawings in PDF format not lower than its 2010 version for the documents and drawings, respectively.

     

    Timing

    The total duration of the assignment is 4 (four) months.

     

    Qualifications and Experience

     Language Skills

    • Solid command of spoken and written English.

     Education

    • University level qualification (bachelor’s and/or master’s) in architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, or closely related engineering field.

    Experience

    • A minimum of fifteen years’ professional experience in architecture or civil engineering or closely related technical field.
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to produce high quality reports and recommendations.
    • Knowledge of health facilities will be an added advantage.
    • Willingness to work in difficult circumstances and travel to Somalia.
    • Previous experience in planning health facilities in conflict-affected countries and in fragile states.
    • Previous experience in Somalia compulsory, and in Mogadishu an asset.
    • Asset: previous experience with Italian-funded projects.
    Skills and Competencies
    • Computer software including Microsoft Office suite of applications and AutoCAD.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in challenging settings.
    • Ability to work in multicultural and multi ethnic environments.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relations with other stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently.

    Other relevant information

     

    The selected consultant may be required to undertake a full week of security training in Mogadishu, Somalia or Nairobi, Kenya prior to site visits at the hospital. This training will be provided by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and will be free of cost to the consultant.

     

    The consultant is expected to stay in Mogadishu for a minimum of 1 week and possibly 2 weeks to do site visits at the hospital compound. Thereafter, the consultancy can be carried out from his/her place of residence. The consultant should budget for travel to and from Mogadishu, Somalia in his/her financial offer submission. Security-compliant accommodation in Mogadishu with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided to the selected consultant at no cost. UNFPA will also facilitate the visits to De Martino Hospital in Mogadishu with its own vehicles at no cost to the consultant.

     

    Payment schedule

    1. First instalment: upon signing of contract and submission of inception report: 25%.
    2. Second instalment: upon successful completion of draft final report: 25%.
    3. Final instalment: upon submission of final report together with all outputs of services: 50%.

    Travel

     

    The assignment entails at least one travel to Mogadishu, Somalia. All travel expenses directly related to the consultancy – international airfare, visa (if applicable), and airport terminals, should be included on the consultant’s financial offer. Accommodation and full board will be provided free-of-charge to consultant in Mogadishu, Somalia during the field visit.

     

    How to apply:

    Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

    1.  Curriculum vitae including the relevant and past experience in similar domain and scope of work, including at least 3 references.
      2.    A cover letter explaining how your experience matches the requirements of the consultancy.
      3.    Copy of university diplomas.
      4.    Previous work samples (at least two) related to the consultancy’s scope of work.
      5.    Financial offer details, clearly outlining the daily consultancy professional fee and articulated around deliverables. All payments will be based upon outputs, i.e. upon satisfactory delivery of the services specified in the Terms of Reference and sign off from the supervisor.

    Candidates should submit all documents via e-mail to Ms. Zamzam Hassan (zhassan@unfpa.org), with copy to mendonca-filho@unfpa.org, no later than 31 March 2020.

     

    To obtain the floor plans (blueprints) of hospital, please e-mail: zhassan@unfpa.org

     

    Applications not fulfilling the minimum requirements for qualification and experience will not be considered.  Only short listed candidates will be notified for an interview.

     

    Level: Consultant

    Contract Type: Consultancy

    Closing date: 17 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)

    Duty station: New York, USA

     

    UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.  UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

    The Change Management Secretariat acts as a governance mechanism, working under the DED-M to ensure the substantive and operational coherence of the various change management initiatives and processes within UNFPA, coordinating and supporting change management processes such as: : Aligning Headquarters/Regional Office/ Country Office Functions; The Comprehensive Resources Review; the Information and Communications Technologies transformation and the UN Reform. The CMS ensures consistency during a period of transition to continue improving UNFPA’s business model in light of the new Strategic Plan, the QCPR and various UN Reform initiatives.

     

    The complexity/scale of the Change Management Agenda requires a best practice governance structure and a small dedicated team to support alignment processes, monitor further development and implementation of initiatives, guided by the Executive Committee and a Change Management Steering Committee accompanied by timely monitoring and reporting to senior management and other oversight UNFPA units as appropriate.   Within this context, the Institutional Transformation Consultant will provide research, M&E and operational support to UNFPA initiatives related to change management facilitated by the Change Management Secretariat.

    You would be responsible for:

    • Performing research assistance duties including bibliographic and database searches;
    • Documenting knowledge about current and emerging change management issues by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches, and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and change implementation planning;
    • Drafting contributions to reports, minutes, papers, notes and other documents;
    • Providing background information and content on ongoing processes for presentations for meetings with internal and external partners on different aspects of institutional change;
    • Contributing to the preparation of monitoring components of the Change Management operational plans working with the head and the team.
    • Coordinating and providing input for the development of monitoring and evaluation components for Change Management with clear activities, roles and responsibilities;
    • In collaboration with Change Management Implementation Officer, monitoring day-to-day change management implementation and analyzing progress;
    • Participating in change management progress review, drafting review reports;
    • Utilizing information obtained in such reviews as an input for the team and senior management decision making;
    • Providing input to development of tools to support coordination of various working groups and task forces;
    • Contributing with substantive inputs to communication materials to internal and external audiences.
    • Preparing documentation and presentations for meetings with internal and external partners on relevant aspects of Change Management process;
    • Contributing input to routine reports on Change Management;
    • Maintaining and updating project files, including project progress reports, work plans and budgets in compliance with guidelines;
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Advanced university degree in business administration, international affairs, public management or equivalent area;
    • 2  years of relevant experience in multilateral organizations or public institutions;
    • Previous experience in the UN an advantage;
    • Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, international affairs, management, social sciences, public health or other related field;
    • Strong analytical skills and data competencies and visual presentation;
    • Ability to collect, structure, curate, process and analyze data, including identifying trends
    • Ability to think logically and work with attention to detail;
    • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with IDWGs, and colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds;
    • Fluency in English required, knowledge of an additional UN language an asset;
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
    • Computer literacy – Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
    • Good knowledge of Atlas / Peoplesoft;
    • Good writing and communication skills;
    • Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of an additional UN language an asset.

    Other Desirable Skills:

    • Commitment to the Organization and its Mandate
    • Cultural Sensitivity
    • Analytical and Strategic Thinking
    • Result Orientation,
    • Communication Skills,
    • Working in Teams,
    • Performance Management.

    Core Competencies

    • Achieving results
    • Being accountable,
    • Developing and applying professional expertise/business and political acumen
    • Thinking analytically and strategically,
    • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
    • Communicating for impact.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Logistical support
    • Managing data
    • Managing documents, correspondence and reports
    • Managing information and workflow
    • Planning, organizing and multi-tasking
    • Managing financial processes
    • Job knowledge / technical expertise

    Duration:  6 months

     

    How to apply:  Intersted applicants should send a letter of motivation and detailed CV/Resume with  “Consultant:  Institutional Transformation” in the subject to:  gromova@unfpa.org by 17 March 2020.

     

    Disclaimer

    UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

     

    Level: Consultant

    Contract Type: Consultancy

    Closing date: 19 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)

    Duty station: New York, USA

    The Position:

    The MHPSS consultant would support the work of the humanitarian office to develop an operational framework with a focus on concrete actions to be taken by UNFPA going forward, building on work being done.  The work will aim to harmonize and foster good practices, and to set limits to ensure that the “Do No Harm” principle is respected in MHPSS programming within GBV and SRH in emergencies. It will include strategies to strengthen UNFPA human resources capacities.

    The consultant’s scope of work under MHPSS will cover both SRH and GBV in emergencies programmes. The consultant’s work will explore how existing global and/or UNFPA’s own policies and guidelines link with MHPSS principles/guidance specifically the Minimum Standard on PSS (MS 5) in the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBV In Emergencies Programming and the Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in emergencies (MISP), the Inter-Agency GBV Case Management Guidelines,and the Compact for Young People in Emergencies. Per UNFPA’s mandate, the support will also situate mental health and psychosocial support for women and girls in context informed by an understanding of their experiences of violence and discrimination and their health status.

    The overarching deliverables of the MHPSS project are:

    (1) Assessment of UNFPA’s current practices and existing programmatic approaches to MHPSS (situating programmatic approaches within the MHPSS pyramid), highlighting best and promising practices, as well as identification of needs/gaps/risks/opportunities;

    (2) Development and articulation of a corporate operational framework on integrating MHPSS into GBViE and SRHiE programmes,  unique to UNFPA’s mandate in providing MHPSS support to women, adolescents and young people in humanitarian settings including GBV survivors;

    (3) Articulate the competencies required for SRH and GBV staff to include MHPSS into SRH, GBV and youth programming in emergency and the necessary capacity building efforts to ensure quality and scale-up.

    (4) Contribute to the development of an MHPSS package of training materials and short briefs for corporate capacity strengthening including an internal MHPSS Training Curricula for youth, SRH and GBV surge deployees in collaboration with DHR.

    (5) Develop and manage a UNFPA  meeting on MHPSS

    How You Can Make a Difference:

    UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young’s person potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

    In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need staff who are transparent and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

    Job Purpose:

    The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, etc.). The Humanitarian Office leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA’s role as a key global humanitarian actor. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the Humanitarian Office acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, resource mobilization, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization.

    HO advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights needs and sexual and gender-based violence prevention needs and humanitarian concerns of population into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HO facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to the emergencies and to ensure the fund is well equipped to deal with the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction.

    You Would Be Responsible for:

    1. A) Strengthen Policy, Advocacy, Evidence-base
    1.  Conduct a literature review of key MHPSS SRH/GBV related documents including policies and study reports to inform the development of MHPSS policy on integrating MHPSS into GBViE and SRHiE programmes.
    2.  Assess and document country implementation of MHPSS interventions through SRH services and GBV prevention and response programming and coordination in relations to existing standards and guidelines.
    3.  Support the organisation of an expert group meeting on MHPSS
    4.  Contribute to the MHPSS in GBViE and SRHiE campaign and the website planned under the project with partners and to the contents including GBViE and SRHiE MHPSS resources, publications, and video content, sharing good practices and relevant knowledge.
    1. B) Strengthening Human Resources
    2. Contribute to the development of UNFPA Internal MHPSS in GBViE and SRHiE Training Curricula, in collaboration with UNFPA surge management team, for surge deployees and explore opportunities for collaboration with existing relevant mechanisms such as                         The  Netherlands MHPSS surge mechanism.
    3. C) Strengthen Capacity
    1. Building on the 2019 UNFPA case studies developed and published for the Mental Health conference in 2019 in Amsterdam, the consultant will develop an MHPSS in GBViE and SRHiE policy and package of training materials/short guidance briefs (taking into account available guidance), integrating expanded collection of lessons learned from country offices.

    Expected Deliverables and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):

    By the end of the project, the consultant will provide the following based on the above-mentioned deliverables:

    • Documentation/assessment of country implementation of MHPSS in GBViE and SRH and regional and global initiatives
    • A list of all internal and external MHPSS-related materials, guidelines, resources, and policies.
    • Draft MHPSS in GBViE and SRHiE policy and associated guidance notes.
    • Report from MHPSS expert group meeting in consultation with participants

    Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:    

    • A detailed methodological note specifying clear steps required for carrying out the deliverables
    • Presentations of the meetings/workshops
    • Reporting schedule including the final report

    Duration and Travel:

    Assignment is for 9 months full-time.  Travels may occur subject to approval of the head of unit.

    Required Knowledge and Experience

    • At least 5 years of experience in MHPSS in humanitarian settings (with some experience on SRH or GBV)
    • Master’s degree in psychology, social science, public health or related field.
    • Proficiency in English (oral and written) is required

    Values:

    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing cultural diversity
    • Embracing change

    Functional Competencies:

    • Excellent knowledge of mental health and psychosocial support in the context of emergencies and humanitarian response
    • International organisation experience is an asset
    • Knowledge of policy and programme management of MHPSS in SRH and GBV
    • Expertise in the development and delivery of training
    • Understands and applies a survivor-centred approach, including the GBV Guiding Principles
    • Demonstrates knowledge of a multisectoral response to affected populations, including GBV, SRH and youth programming.
    • Applies promotes and integrates gender and age analysis into humanitarian work and programming
    • Ability to critically analyse data and research papers
    • Ability to collect and interpret information and qualitative data by conducting interviews with relevant persons
    • Ability to organize and lead focus group discussions and expert groups meetings
    • Ability to collect empirical data: design questionnaires and conduct surveys and analysis of the data
    • Ability to process and synthesize information from various sources and compile it into a report that is accessible and useful to various stakeholders

    Core Competencies:

    • Achieving results
    • Being accountable
    • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
    • Thinking analytically and strategically
    • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships
    • Communicating for impact.

    How to apply:

    Interest applicants should send a letter of motivation and a detailed Curriculum Vitae/resume with “MHPSS Consultant” in the subject, to HO-Recruitment@unfpa.org by 19 March 2020

    Disclaimer:

    UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

    UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

     

    Contract Type: Consultancy
    Closing date: 25 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: Multiple Locations
    Job ID: 29119

    Job Summary

    UNFPA has committed to scale up its humanitarian response and increase organizational capacity with a focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and addressing sexual and reproductive health needs in emergencies. To support this organizational need, the development of a Global Emergency Roster will ensure UNFPA has access to a pool of qualified individuals to deploy for short-term emergency assignments (up to three months for internal staff and up to six months for non-staff). UNFPA invites suitable, interested and available personnel (staff members and current UNFPA consultant contract holders), as well as, qualified independent humanitarian professionals to apply for registration in the Global Emergency Roster.

    HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the Humanitarian Coordinator will oversee UNFPA’s humanitarian response and preparedness activities in camps, host communities, and cross-border operations. S/he will work in close collaboration with national authorities, humanitarian agencies (UN and international NGOs), national partners and civil society organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to crisis affected communities.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Advanced degree preferably in medicine, public health, social sciences, humanitarian response, international relations or a related field.
    • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in coordinating, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions in crisis settings.
    • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors.
    • Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills.
    • Track record of building and maintaining trust strategic alliances and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including other UN agencies, government institutions, NGO’s and INGOs as well as donor groups, with strong communication and networking skills
    • Proficiency in English. Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

    To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click “Apply Now” below.

    Contract Type: Consultancy
    Closing date: 25 March 2020 – 5:00pm(New York time)
    Duty station: Multiple Locations
    Job ID: 29119

    Job Summary

    UNFPA has committed to scale up its humanitarian response and increase organizational capacity with a focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and addressing sexual and reproductive health needs in emergencies. To support this organizational need, the development of a Global Emergency Roster will ensure UNFPA has access to a pool of qualified individuals to deploy for short-term emergency assignments (up to three months for internal staff and up to six months for non-staff). UNFPA invites suitable, interested and available personnel (staff members and current UNFPA consultant contract holders), as well as, qualified independent humanitarian professionals to apply for registration in the Global Emergency Roster.

    HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the Humanitarian Coordinator will oversee UNFPA’s humanitarian response and preparedness activities in camps, host communities, and cross-border operations. S/he will work in close collaboration with national authorities, humanitarian agencies (UN and international NGOs), national partners and civil society organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to crisis affected communities.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Advanced degree preferably in medicine, public health, social sciences, humanitarian response, international relations or a related field.
    • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in coordinating, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions in crisis settings.
    • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors.
    • Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills.
    • Track record of building and maintaining trust strategic alliances and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including other UN agencies, government institutions, NGO’s and INGOs as well as donor groups, with strong communication and networking skills
    • Proficiency in English. Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

    To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click “Apply Now” below.