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Consultant - TAMEER

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP - TAMEER
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
03 February, 2010
Last Date to apply:
14 February, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

a. Must have experience in preparation of communication material and reports. Similar experience preferred.
b. Good knowledge of disaster risk issues in the country.
c. Proven writing skills.

Description:
 

Context
On 8 October, 2005, Pakistan was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake has devastated, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of the NWFP. The earthquake has affected more than 5 million people with more than 2.5 million in need of immediate relief support. The Federal and Provincial Governments, Donors, NGOs and UN System rushed relief assistance to the affected areas and relief efforts are still continuing.
To cope with this enormous task of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the disaster affected areas, the Government of Pakistan has established the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). In response to the request from the Government of Pakistan, UNDP is supporting ERRA in carrying out its mandate through programmatic and institutional capacity building and strengthen ERRA’s capacity in programme planning and implementation, through “Technical Assistance for Management of Earthquake Early Recovery” (TAMEER).
Terms of Reference
The Consultant will be responsible for developing a comprehensive report on “ERRA’s Lessons Learned and way forward” covering the following areas.
 
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Rehabilitation sectors (Housing, Livelihood, Landless, CBLRP etc)
  • Cross-cutting Themes (Gender, DRR, Environment etc)
  • Financial Management
  • Donor Coordination
  • Communication
S/he will perform the following tasks:  
 
  • Conduct in-house meetings with programme staff to get insight of their programmatic/ project initiatives.
  • Collect secondary data in the form of project reports, printed material, video footage or photographs.
  • Visit field areas if required to collect more information on project interventions so that the report could be reflective of progress on the ground as well as ably document the lessons learned
  • Prepare report for the comments and finalization.
  • Submit final report and support ERRA team for layout for final publication.
Time frame

 The anticipated duration of the whole assignment is 46 working days, starting from the date of the issuance of contract.

Reporting:
 
The Consultant will report to the Assistant Country Director, CPRU.

 

Language requirements
 
Fluency in English and Urdu is essential. Knowledge of other local languages of Pakistan is desirable.
 
Deliverables:
 
  • 25% payment on submission and approval of the report, seeking comments from ERRA and UNDP.
  • 35% payment on submission and approval of draft final report, incorporating comments received.
  • 40% payment on submission and approval of final report.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree Masters degree in journalism, mass communication, social sciences or any other discipline related to development.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 Management of Earthquake Early RecoveryNever Used  • Excellent skills in developing communication tools. • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. • Analytical skills to address complex problems. • Positive attitude with a mind-set of delivering development services in a professional manner. • Excellent listening and report writing skills.