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UN-Habitat/UNICEF needs to establish a position of an additional Specialist on Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Recovery in Education sector at P4 level in the Country Office in Maputo, Mozambique, to support ongoing joint projects activities related to Resilient School Reconstruction and Preparedness in areas affected by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth to be the country team’s focal point and main Technical Advisor in these fields. This position is required considering that the actual DRR/resilience portfolio in Mozambique is growing substantially after cyclones Idai and Kenneth. The main objectives are to (i) ensure that the DRR and ER Joint-Projects have sufficient technical expertise to support Government(s) requests; (ii) to strengthen the integration of resilient standards and implementation of planned activities with UN-Habitat and UNICEF teams, and (iii) to disseminate good practices and stimulate country exchange;
The main objective of this position is to support the implementation of joint projects between UNICEF and UN-Habitat and the coordination with the Ministry of Education and Human Development. The consultant will support especially the EU programme. The duration of the contract is foreseen to last three months and the consultant will be based at UN-Habitat office in Maputo.
The main tasks of this consultancy are linked with the deliverables of each joint programme and are described in section 5. Overall, the consultant will support both teams to ensure a good coordination and planification to improve the implementation and avoid further delays.
The consultant will be based in UNHabitat.
1. Projects implementation: Ensure the implementation of the Agencies and UN vision, regarding DRR and Resilience-related activities in Education in Mozambique by:
2. Technical Assistance, Advisory Services and Outreach: Provide Technical Assistance to the Government and UN team and ensure Technical Expertise required for DRR and resilience related joint UNHabitat and UNICEF projects in Mozambique.
3. Coordination of DRR & Resilience UN-Habitat team: Ensure that the team working with joint (UNHabitat and UNICEF) programmeson Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilient Reconstruction in Urban Resilience and DRR from Maputo office is coordinated and linked with UNICEF team
The consultant will work directly on three joint projects, namely (i) Education Cannot Wait in Areas affected by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, (ii) Building Resilience Through Education and Community engagement in the cyclone-affected schools in Mozambique and (iii) Growing safer – supporting school disaster prevention and building back better reconstruction in Mozambique. In the table below the outputs are classified by project and deliverable number. However, as the three projects are already initiated the consultant will decide jointly with UNICEF and UN-Habitat team if the order to deliver the outputs should be modified to respond to the project state.
Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.
Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): 22 working days
Payment (indicate amount or %): 30 %
Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days):22
Building Resilience Through Education and Community engagement in the cyclone-affected schools in Mozambique project
Payment (indicate amount or %): 30%
Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days):22
Growing safer – supporting school disaster prevention and building back better reconstruction in Mozambique project
Payment (indicate amount or %): 40%
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Proven experience in DRR, ER and Building Back Better fields is a must.
Communication: excellent oral and written communication skills, combined with a proven ability to make presentations and write reports/projects, as well as in conceptualizing and implementing strategies for fund-raising.
Planning and Organizing: must be able to work with a high degree of flexibility and often under pressure; self-organisational capacity and planning skills represent an asset. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Professionalism/Technical Skills: should have technical skills in project monitoring, execution and development, as well as recognized technical knowledge in the fields of disaster risk reduction, post-disaster recovery, environment and climate change.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; provides input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Fluency in English and Portuguese is required. Knowledge of other Official UN languages is an advantage.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Job Type: Full-Time
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