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Disaster Risk Reduction & Livelihoods Consultant

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
24 January, 2011
Last Date to apply:
02 February, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

3 years of work experience in project work preferably in coordination, administration and finance.

Description:
 

Responsibilities
 
The key responsibilities of the DRR & Livelihoods Consultant include:
 
·         Develop capacity of local organizations on drawing lessons from context analysis with an emphasis on economic opportunities and livelihoods recovery for conflict affected communities
·         Develop a methodology on post conflict sustainable livelihoods interventions in the context of Malakand division
·         Identify relevant stakeholders and coordinate with them with regards to incorporating DRR and livelihoods recovery in post conflict scenario
·         Coordinate and support local partner organizations on the integration of DRR and peace building in field programming in conflict-affected contexts;
·         Update staff and partners continuously on evolving insights on livelihood recovery to enhance conceptual clarity and awareness of best practices in sustainable livelihood programming;
·         Facilitate implementation of livelihood recovery interventions in collaboration with government agencies and local civil society organizations
·         Incorporate lessons learnt in context analysis and livelihoods research into implementation strategies and capacity building of local organizations
·         Research and provide implementation support to improve the quality of DRR programming;
·         Enhance capacity of local partner organizations to  integrate DRR and peace building in their analysis and programming framework
·         Facilitate partner organizations by linking to international networks with regards to DRR and livelihoods recovery;
·         Conceptualize and develop knowledge products on the basis of on-ground interventions integrating sustainable livelihoods and DRR into peace building and social development.
 
Expected results:
·         Improved capacity of local government and civil society organizations to integrate DRR and sustainable livelihoods in field programming in conflict-affected contexts;
·         Guidance materials on the integration of DRR and sustainable livelihoods in field programming in conflict-affected context are prepared; these materials may include guidelines, technical briefs, and capacity building modules;
·         A set of indicators that measure the integration of DRR and sustainable livelihoods in field programming in conflict-affected context is prepared.
 
Deliverables:
 
A.     Analytical Papers/ Knowledge Products based on the Interventions under Peace & Development Programme:
 
1.       1 Baseline Report of District wise mapping and monitoring of socioeconomic structures in Malakand Division
2.       1 study on Increased Vulnerabilities due to Choice of Livelihoods: Case of Malakand Division
3.       1 report on Supporting Sustainable Livelihood: A Critical Review of Peace & Development Programme Interventions in Malakand Division
4.       1 study on Impact of Volunteerism on sustainable livelihoods in post conflict scenario
5.       20 Monitoring visits and Reports to measure progress of implementation and improvements in DRR and sustainable livelihoods in Malakand division. These reports would monitor actual benefits to the community by measuring businesses initiated by skills enhancement and asset replacement. These reports would incorporate inputs from government agencies as well as local civil society organizations.
 
B.     New interventions under the Peace & Development Programme
 
1.       Design 12 Project Proposals (2 interventions per district in Malakand division) under seed funding modality and undertake resource mobilization under sustainable livelihood theme in collaboration with the stakeholders;
2.       Produce capacity assessment reports of relevant local CSOs (between 20 to 30 CSOs) specializing in the theme;
3.       Present the 12 Project Proposals to the select group of CSOs and request them to submit technical and financial proposals against the Proposal;
4.       Award contract to the technically most viable, least cost CSO for implementation;
5.       Monitor progress over implementation period and document lessons learnt under Peace and Development programme, with an emphasis on economic opportunities and livelihoods
6.       Monitor progress over implementation period and document human stories under Peace and Development programme, with an emphasis on economic opportunities and livelihoods.
 
Payment Schedule:
 
 
Deliverable
Amount (Percentage of Total Payment)
1
Detailed Outline and Concept note for A1, A2 and A3
5%
2
Detailed Outline and Concept note for A4
5%
3
10 Monitoring Visits and Reports for existing interventions under Peace and Development programme (part of A5)
10%
4
10 Monitoring Visits and Reports for existing interventions under Peace and Development programme (part of A5)
10%
5
Final Report for A1
10%
6
Final Report for A2 and 4 project proposals designed, implementing partner assessed/ identified and contract awarded
10%
7
Final Report for A3 and 4 project proposals designed, implementing partner assessed/ identified and contract awarded
10%
8
Final Report for A4 and 4 project proposals designed, implementing partner assessed/ identified and contract awarded
10%
9
12 Case Studies on Lessons Learnt regarding new interventions
10%
10
12 Case Studies on Human Stories regarding new interventions
10%
11
Pictoral Report regarding Peace and Development programme DRR and sustainable livelihoods interventions in Malakand division published
10%
 
Interested candidates are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, as per the above Terms of References (ToRs). Last date for submission of proposals is 31 January, 2011 to the following address:
 
Attention: Laiq Ahmad Khan,
Peace and Development Programme,
House 124, Street 11, Sector E7
Islamabad, Pakistan
 
Technical Proposal in a sealed envelope should include the following:
1.       Cover Letter explaining your interest for the position
2.       Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3.       Proposed Methodology for each Deliverable stated in the TORs
4.       Detailed Work Plan
Financial Proposal in a separate sealed envelope should indicate the proposed lump sum amount for the entire set of consultancy services.
 
Duration: 11 Months


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Bachelor Degree Bachelors Degree (4 Years) 

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 IT SkillsGood  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems. Knowledge of UN system will be an added advantage.