Individual Consultant- The interim Project Coordinator (Humanitarian)

8 days ago: United Nation Population Fund

Job Description

CLOSING DATE: 8 August 2016 (3:00 pm Bangkok Time)/ (4:00 am New York time)

DURATION:  1 September to 2 December 2016

ORGANIZATION UNIT: Asia and the Pacific Regional Office


The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone region in the world and has many protracted and complex emergencies. In recent years, UNFPA has increasingly played a critical role in responding to both natural and manmade disasters which have increased in numbers and magnitude. In 2016 alone, UNFPA provided humanitarian assistance and response to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and ongoing humanitarian interventions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan among others. In line with UNFPA’s strategic plan (2014-2017)and humanitarian commitments, the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) is working closely with country offices and partners to improve efforts on addressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH), gender and gender based violence (GBV) within emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

APRO has received funds from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for Phase II of UNFPA’s prepositioning initiative in Asia Pacific. The project, titled “Prepositioning of commodities for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies in Asia Pacific” will cover the Indo Pacific region, and span for 4 years from June 2016 to 30 May 2020.

A fixed term Project Coordinator will be recruited to manage this project over the course of the 4 year implementation period. The vacancy has been advertised and open until 29 July 2016. It will take a few months before the recruitment process is complete and the project coordinator arrives in APRO. In the interim, APRO will recruit an international consultant to serve as interim project coordinator and support key deliverables until 1 December 2016. 

The consultant will support initial implementation of the DFAT funded prepositioning initiative, Phase II.

Scope of Work

The interim Project Coordinator (Humanitarian) will support the Humanitarian Response Coordinator to implement the regional prepositioning initiative.  The primary tasks of the Project Coordinator are:
• Programme Development and Implementation including M&E
• Knowledge Management
• Partnership and Resource Mobilization 
The interim Project Coordinator (Humanitarian) will coordinate with country offices to implement the annual work plan(s), prepare progress updates and annual reports, provide day to day support to the country offices and APRO, facilitate information-sharing between headquarters units  (such as the Humanitarian and Fragile Context Branch, Procurement Services Branch, Commodities Services Branch and others),  APRO and country offices, support capacity building of country offices and national partners, monitor regional and country level activities associated with the project and contribute to APRO’s work on emergency preparedness and response in the region.  
A. Programme Development and Implementation
• Assist the RO in developing/implementing activities in line with the annual workplan (s) and results framework for the DFAT supported regional prepositioning initiative.
• Liaise with UNFPA country offices to prepare procurement plans
• Liaise with relevant headquarter units, APRO and country offices to facilitate quality assurance and the approval of procurement plans and prepositioning of supplies in select countries.
• Liaise with relevant units, APRO and country offices to pilot prepositioning of supplies in regional hub(s) such as UNHRD- Malaysia, Brisbane.
• Monitor supply distribution during an emergency and ensure appropriate usage and branding.
• Contribute to the design and implementation of capacity building efforts at regional and country level including through consultants (eg: MISP, logistics, RH kits) as per the annual workplan(s).
• Monitor the financial and substantive aspects of the prepositioning initiative, identify operational and financial bottlenecks, liaise with UNFPA units and develop solutions.
• Draft progress updates and annual reports and finalize for internal and external use.

B. Knowledge Management

• Serve as Focal Point on regional and national prepositioning of supplies, sharing knowledge and information and liaising with headquarters, APRO and country offices as needed.
• Help country offices document knowledge, good practices and lessons learned.
• Contribute to global/regional discussions on prepositioning (global LTAs, RH commodities WG etc)

C.  Partnership and Resource Mobilization

• Participate in inter-agency initiatives related to emergency preparedness, eg he IASC (Inter Agency Standing Committee) regional network and the UN-ASEAN regional partnership.
• Prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identify opportunities for initiation of new projects as relate

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