Gov4Res Resilience Consultancy – Tuvalu

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Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Governance for Resilient Development (Gov4Res) Project works with Pacific governments to ensure that countries adapt their decision making and governance systems towards more resilient development. The theory of change for the project rests on a core assumption that Pacific Island people will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters if countries manage all development through a risk informed approach. This involves planning, financing, implementing and appraising development initiatives from a risk informed perspective, considering risks from climate change and disaster events, as well as gender and social inclusion needs.The Gov4Res Project has three outcomes areas1) government planning and financing systems enable gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; 2) country oversight and accountability systems require gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; and 3) regional organisations, policies and practices are actively supporting gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development.

UNDP is partnering with a range of partners to deliver this project across the Pacific including Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

In partnership with the Gov4Res team based in Suva, the Resilience consultant will support the team with the coordination and implementation of in-country project activities. This will include liasing with project stakeholders including non-government organisations, local government and national government agencies; provision of capacity development and mentoring support; undertaking monitoring, evaluation and learning; and developing communication materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Resilience Consultant – Tuvalu will be based in Tuvalu to support Gov4Res project implementation. The Consultant is expected to work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager of Gov4Res, who is based in the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji. The Consultant will work across both administrative and technical areas of work. The scope of work includes:

  • Support Gov4Res activities at the country level
  • Monitoring and evaluating the delivery of Gov4Res initiatives in country and the development of communications products

Deliverables and timelines

Deliverable 1

30 working days

Conduct assessment of national counterpart and its institutions on methodology for risk screening and risk assessment and introduce measures to address gaps

  1. Review and assess all Gov4Res small grant and government grant funding by producing assessment report on potential grantees

Develop a mechanism and a tool for national counterparts and their institutions on risk informing development (incorporating gender and social inclusion) in relation to planning, budgeting and financing

Develop and introduce a platform for in-country coordination of stakeholders including NGOs, government agencies and regional organisations such as CLGF to integrate consideration of climate change and disaster risks into community development projects, processes, plans and budgets as well as government processes, plans and budgets

Provide advice and inputs to the country-based technical working groups to support risk informed community-development

Deliverable 2

52 working days

Assess the use of the M&E tool onthe small grants and government on-granting projects and report on best practices

  1. Develop a tool for the Gov4Res M&E team to gather data, information and evidence at a country level which supports the M&E framework of the project

Organize and conduct capacity building sessions on integration of gender and social inclusion considerations, as well as the utilisation of evidence in risk informed development

Establish a tool for peer to peer learning and develop a platform for communities of practice on risk informed development, gender and social inclusion and other thematic areas

Produce template on basic financial reporting and management for small grant organisations

Conduct Training to Gov4Res funding recipients on direct funding provided to NGOs, sub-national and local government partners on risk informed community development projects covering collection of receipts and acquittal documentation

Deliverable 3

50 working days

Conduct information sessions, communication with potential grantees and support for proposal development and produce capacity assessment processes, as well as provision of risk screening / assessment support

  1. Produce case studies and other knowledge products (in conjunction with the project’s communication team) of good practice in risk informed development, for dissemination of learning and replication as appropriate

Produce reports and information on administrative,financial and procurement related needs in support to Gov4Resand partners

Preparation of reports on small grants and other initiatives

  • Liasie with local UN RCO / UNDP office to provide updates of Gov4Res in-country work as required

Perform other related duties as required

4. Institutional Arrangement

The position will report directly to the Project Manager for the UNDP Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Gov4Res) Project under the overall guidance of the Resilience and Sustainable Development Team Leader and will work in collaboration with other members of the Resilience and Sustainable Development team including the broader Gov4Res team and key partners.

Competencies

Core

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

Bachelor’s degree in management, social science, economics, development, climate change or related field

Min. years of relevant work experience

At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at national or international level

Required skills

  • Experience in supporting project implementation and/or small grant programs
  • Excellent communication, project management and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of risk informed development and/or climate change and disaster risk
  • Knowledge in issues concerning gender, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups
  • Working experience in Tuvalu and/or other Pacific Isand Countries and understanding of cultural and socio-economic context and development challenges in Tuvalu

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience in delivering training and other needed capacity/ institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders an asset
  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued learning and development
  • Experience in an international setting with the UN or with international organisations an asset

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency of English (written and oral) is required
  • Knowledge of Pacific Island languages and culture would be an asset.

ocumentation required

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex II.
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Technical proposal, including a) a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; and b) a methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment. [Only request b) If applicable. A methodology is recommended for intellectual services, but may be omitted for more support services]
  • Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II and quote prices in Local currency.

Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultant shall opt to sign an Individual Contract.

Annexes

For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to pts.fj@undp.org

Please submit your online application in the UNDP job site : UNDP Jobs for this assignment under Climate& Disaster Resilince group of vacancies.

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