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Ethiopia: Consultant - Shelter/NFI Cluster Technical Expert Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

Organizational Context and Scope:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programs and the direct supervision of the Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordinator, the Shelter Cluster Technical Consultant will be providing technical support to the Ethiopia Shelter and NFI Cluster coordination of humanitarian response. The Consultant must support the Cluster Coordinator in fulfilling the Shelter Cluster mission to:

  • Provide leadership in emergency and crisis preparedness, response and recovery;
  • Work in partnership to prevent and reduce shelter-related morbidity and mortality;
  • Ensure evidence-based actions, gap-filling and sound coordination; and
  • Enhance accountability, predictability and effectiveness of emergency shelter actions.

Responsibilities and Accountability:

In achieving this, the Consultant - Shelter and NFI Cluster Technical Expert will undertake the following activities:

  1. Support the Federal and regional focal points for all related shelter technical issues, in particular around transition from emergency to recovery shelter intervention and strategy.

  2. Support the Shelter Cluster partners agencies in their shelter response options, especially around trainings and building back safer activities and lead the Technical Shelter Working Group

  3. Develop further Shelter Working Group technical guidelines around emergency and recovery response.

  4. Support linkages with Site Management Support (SMS) programming in Ethiopia through site planning and site mapping activities.

Specific Core Functions and Responsibilities include:

Identify Partners

  1. Identify and build relationships with key technical advisers and programme staff within the Emergency Shelter Cluster partners, respecting their respective mandates and programme priorities

  2. Identify and build relationships with other key partners, including relevant national authorities, and national academic institutions (planning, statistics, engineering, architecture)

  3. Identify and build cooperative relationships with relevant Clusters, particularly Health, WASH, and CCCM and Logistic Clusters

Assessment

  1. Provide oversight of compliance of Cluster partner programmes with agreed technical guidelines, and advise the Cluster Coordinator accordingly

  2. Work with Governmental authorities and other partners to ensure application of consistent damage assessment methodologies

  3. Maintain an overview of market prices, quantity, and quality of building materials and other shelter-related non-food items available in the country

Coordination of programme implementation

  1. Under leadership of the Federal Cluster Coordinator, provide guidance and information for the proper working of the Shelter Technical Working Group coordination mechanisms, including Sub-Working Groups.

  2. Promote inclusion of all stakeholders in the Shelter Technical Working Group (and relevant sub working groups as necessary) that is representative of the wider Cluster stakeholder groups, and ensure that relevant technical skill-sets are appropriate and available to ensure that Shelter Working Group partners and partners work collectively in a spirit of mutual cooperation and through consensual decision-making, ensuring complementarity of various stakeholders’ actions as far as possible.

  3. Monitor the appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the Technical Working Groups, and ensure clearly defined focal points for specific issues as required.

  4. Update the Cluster on status of work-in-progress and present final outputs/recommendations of the Technical Working Group (TWIG) to Cluster stakeholders in oral and written form for feedback and comment

  5. Contribute to regular Shelter and NFIs Working Group coordination meetings on technical related issues.

Planning and strategy development

  1. Support the Shelter Cluster Coordinator in developing the transition from emergency shelter to longer-term shelter recovery programming, in close coordination with other clusters such as WASH, Protection, and others.

  2. Draft specific sections of Shelter and NFIs documents, strategies, action plans, guidelines, and working group’s terms of reference.

  3. Analyze and document technical gaps, and provide inputs and recommendations for the development of sector-specific response strategies.

  4. Support with research for improved shelters for responding to floods as well as support with relevant market assessments being conducted for the development of the most suitable modalities to respond to this type of disaster

  5. Work closely with the Shelter Cash Working Group to ensure complementarity and coordination in Shelter responses

  6. Recommend the quantity, quality, and price of materials and develop BOQs as necessary, if applicable, to support the Cluster Coordinator in promoting technical standards within the context of the Shelter Cluster work

  7. Support the Shelter Cluster Coordinator in formulating appropriate shelter response according to the locality, environment and local coping mechanism, ensuring mainstreaming of cross cutting issues.

  8. Support the preparatory work for durable shelter solutions phase and coordination with national authorities

  9. Develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for the clusters from ES materials to longer term BBS materials as required

  10. Develop site maps to ensure minimum shelter standards are achieved through humanitarian interventions

Application of standards

  1. Ensure that Emergency Shelter Cluster partner responses are in line with existing international, national and IASC policy guidelines, technical standards, and relevant Government obligations in terms of urban zoning, building code compliance, and the environment

  2. Track the integration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s priority cross cutting issues (e.g. human rights, HIV/AIDS. age, and community participatory approaches), gender equality and GBV risk reduction, and bring to the attention of the Federal Coordinator shortfalls and other issues.

Monitoring

  1. Promote use of participatory mechanisms for monitoring of shelter programmes and outcomes

  2. Ensure the tracking of performance and humanitarian outcomes using benchmarks, indicators, and data (disaggregated by age and gender) as agreed through Cluster mechanisms

Training and capacity building of national authorities and civil society

  1. Organize and deliver training/ capacity building opportunities to Shelter and NFI Cluster partners, especially around Building Back Safer approaches across all affected areas.

  2. Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national authorities and civil society.

  3. Support the development and implementation of a common strategy within the Emergency Shelter Cluster for capacity building and training. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Educational Qualification

  • Completed advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Development Studies, Political and/or Social Science, International Relations, or related field is required.

Experience

  • A Minimum ten years of practical experience in programme formulation and implementation at national and international levels is required.
  • Broad sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of coordination, shelter, disaster risk reduction and management, humanitarian reform;
  • Experience in shelter related activities, preferably in natural disaster and protracted crisis, and other displacement situations;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, and with other national and international institutions;
  • Previous Shelter/CCCM clusters experience preferred;

  • Familiarity with the region has an advantage.


How to apply:

Interested candidates/firms are invited to submit their applications and CV written in English with photocopies of educational/training certificates via our e-mail address RECADDIS@iom.int, by July 21, 2018 at the latest, referring the position title and vacancy code in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period*:* From 05.07.2018 to 21.07.2018



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