Individual Contractor – Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Thailand, Job No

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfilling their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region. This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

    How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to support the office in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the emergency preparedness and response plan in regards to the population influx situation at the Thai Myanmar border and other emergency situations which may arise such as floods, landsides, epidemic etc.

Work Assignments:

- Identifies formal and informal sources of information. Collects, interprets and analyses all available data on the evolving emergency situation and its implications to the emergency operation. Keeps the effective flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency measures. Identifies availability of resources in emergency prone areas.

- Assists in the formulation of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies including contingency plans and monitoring of compliance with plans of action.

- Assists in organizing staff training for the office’s capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response.

- Assists supervisor with assessment of local emergency and security situation. Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children, mothers, and the community. Provides input in and contributes toward determining priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF. Coordinates with other partners to make a rapid assessment covering priority areas as defined by the Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies.

- Follows up with the timely delivery of assistance and procurement of supplies and monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources. Identifies problems and constraints in project delivery.

- Participates in the implementation and monitoring of plans of action and workplans for emergency projects.

- Assists in the collection, recording and analysis of lessons learnt from UNICEF's emergency operations experience for adoption of best practices and standards for longer-term emergency interventions and the identification of longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions.

- Participates in coordination meetings with external partners.

- Assists in the collation and drafting of inputs for the Quarterly TCO Situation Report and Humanitarian Performance Monitoring indicators update to be submitted to the Regional Office.

- Contributes to resource mobilisation and donor reporting.

Work Schedule: Full time (21 days/month) x 11.5 months

Deliverables:

  1. Monthly progress report on planning, actions, and progress as per tasks detailed in Point #6 - work assignment

  2. Quarterly TCO Situation Report, and Humanitarian Performance Monitoring indicators update to be submitted to the Regional Office. First drafts of donor reports based on inputs from sectoral colleagues, will be completed according to set deadlines.

  3. A well maintained and detailed record from all humanitarian implementing partnerships to include:

    a. All supplies procured and delivered/distributed.

    b. Disaggregated data on the beneficiaries of UNICEF interventions.

    c. Funding status of relevant donor grants.

    d. Inputs to donor reports according to the set deadlines.

    e. A record of lessons learnt.

  4. Final report outlining the actions, lessons learnt and achievements.

End Product(s): Finalized report as per agreed work assignments/deliverables.

Duration of Contract: 11.5 months, from 15 November 2022.

Official Travel: Periodic visits to the field may be required to assess evolving emergency situation as relevant and to meet implementing partners and other actors to ensure effective and efficient delivery of assistance which can be under difficult and hazardous conditions.

Work Location:

- Based in Thailand working from home or at UNICEF office depending on the needs

- Contractor to use their laptop and other necessary infrastructure/equipment

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

- University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, law, international relations, or other related disciplines.

- Two years of relevant professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in humanitarian programme/project development, programme management, planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

- Previous professional experience in emergency preparedness and response and in working with refugees is an asset.

- Solid understanding of local context

- Ability to regularly travel to the field.

- Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise work while under pressure.

- Fluent in English and Thai (written and spoken).

- Experience working with UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations an asset.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in USD by 8 November 2022****.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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