Consultant (NFI Distribution Guidance) (Ref: SVN#TR/2020/170)

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Vacancy Notice Number:

SVN#TR/2020/170

Position Title:

Consultant (NFI Distribution Guidance)

Classification:

Consultancy contract

Duty Station:

Gaziantep - Turkey

Deadline of Applications:

30 October 2020

 

General Functions:

Nature of the consultancy:

Context and Need:

As the conflict enters its ninth year, 5.7 million people remain internally displaced in Syria. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2019, 11.7 million people are in need with 5 million in acute need. Of the 11.7 million people, 5 million are children, 1.3 million elderly, and 1.3 million are people with disabilities. Syrians with the most severe needs include people living in hard-to-reach areas where access to services remains limited, people currently exposed to high intensity of hostilities, IDPs in last resort camps or sites, newly-displaced populations and returnees. Therefore, the capacity of humanitarian partners responding to the crisis is highly critical and vital to provide a dignified assistance. But, there has been limited capacity building initiatives specifically for NFI distributions. IOM conducted a survey following a training conducted jointly by IOM and the S/NFI Cluster on GBV in NFI distributions. Cluster partners highlighted the need for more operational NFI distribution trainings and capacity building sessions in their open answers. One partner stated, “I recommend the S/NFI cluster taking lead and having professional trainers focusing on NFI distributions adapted to the Syria crisis.”

 

Scope of Consultancy:

IOM aims to increase the S/NFI Cluster capacity in NFI distributions, building upon the NFI distribution Training of Trainers (ToTs) held remotely, by improving the partners’ access to operational tools and guidance documents. In coordination with the IOM and the S/NFI Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), and from the feedback from the remote ToTs, the consultant will need to develop an NFI distribution Guidance booklet that includes operational standards, best practices, different distribution modalities and components/ tools on how to mainstream protection and M&E. IOM will translate the booklet from English to Arabic and share it with all S/NFI Cluster members. If capable, the consultant will review and edit the translation for accuracy and appropriate use of technical terms before distribution.

 

Objective:

  • To ensure that feedback from NFI partners and the NFI ToTs is incorporated in the SNFI guidance document;
  • To ensure access to a well put guidance booklet on distributions that is available for SNFI cluster partners for further guidance.

Target:

  • Consolidating all the results of the ToTs, feedback from NFI partners in Syria, and inputs from the SNFI cluster SAG and IOM to develop a distribution guidance in English.

           

IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing is provision of shelter rehabilitation capacity building.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Activity Indicators

Days

Nov-20

Review feedback and reports from the distribution trainings conducted in Syria

1

Conduct FGD with SNFI cluster SAG

1

Conduct FGD with NFI partners inside northwest Syria

4

Develop a distribution guidance to the SNFI cluster and send to SNFI cluster and IOM

5

Incorporate comments and feedback on the guidance and send final version

3

Total number of days

14

 

  • Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:
    • One distribution guidance booklet including tools and annexes as relevant, in English.
  • Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:
    • As per the table above.
  • Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost).

Indicator

Target

Number of distribution booklets developed

1

% of SNFI partners reporting satisfaction with the NFI distribution guidance booklet

75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience in various humanitarian responses within an international organization;
  • Experience in post-conflict/emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment, project management and administrative and financial management;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Syrian humanitarian crisis;
  • At least 7 years of experience in managing various sector specific projects such as shelter/ NFI and more;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and international institutions;
  • Excellent demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations, including technical understanding;
  • Experience in developing operational strategies, policies, guidelines, SoPs and various operational tools preferably related to S/NFI;
  • Wide range of field experience in various emergencies related to distribution standards, protection mainstreaming, AAP and M&E;
  • Proven ability to consolidate information from multiple sources;
  • Experience working in remote management/ cross border/ cross line settings is an advantage

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)
  • Arabic (advantageous)

 

 

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.

• Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.

• Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.

• Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

  • Integrity and transparency:

Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

• Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.

• Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

• Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

• Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

  • Professionalism:

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

• Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.

• Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.

• Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.

• Is fully aware of the team purpose, respects and understands individual and collective responsibilities.

• Willingly puts in extra effort without being asked and adopts a "hands-on" approach whenever necessary to achieve team objectives.

• Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed priorities and deadlines.

  • Delivering Results:

•Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.

• Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services.

• Manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary.

• Shows understanding of own role and responsibilities in relation to expected results.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge:

•Keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives.

• Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.

• Puts new learning into practice and draws on diverse sources of ideas and inspiration.

• Contributes to the identification of improvements to work processes and assists in implementing them.

  • Accountability:

•Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.

• Takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.

• Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

• Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement.

  • Communication:

•Presents information using language and sequence of ideas that is easy for recipients to understand.

• Adapts communication to the recipient’s needs, asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

• Encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives.

• Listens carefully and genuinely to the views and positions of others; acts on received information.

 

Other:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Turkey will be considered.

 

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application, including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of e-mail by the end of 30 October 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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