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Local Consultant - Local Community Coordinator (Lao nationality only)
|Location :||Vientiane, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||01-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||October 2021 - June 2022|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
In Asia and the Pacific, the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus is placing significant pressure on countries’ health systems significantly straining the already fragile health facilities of developing nations as they reach capacity limits.
-Improving the medical waste management capacity technically and operationally to prevent the further containment of COVID-19 and to respond the increasing medical waste and enhancing the technical capacities of health care workers and service providers to treat medical waste.
• Providing advocacy, information sharing, and communication supports on COVID-19 to the poor population and vulnerable groups (including women headed households, persons with disabilities) to ensure they are not left behind and can equally benefit from response, recovery and resilience building interventions for staying safe and healthy.
• Provision of capacity development on technical training materials and courses on general health precautionary measures to health care professionals, local government staff and others that carry out related medical waste handling services.
• Share practices and experiences at the regional and global level for future responses and preparedness for related pandemics.
A further important lesson from China will be on how best to impart information to the general public. The best time to inform people about the disease is before the epidemic. People need access to the latest updates on government announcements; this includes learning to wash their hands often, to avoid touching their face and what to do if symptoms appear. Also, awareness needs to be raised on the issues related to medical waste at the community level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the local consultant will work towards the outcome of the project and undertake the following tasks. Specific duties include:
• Liaise with youth media, MICT Lao media and another existing media channel to promote advocacy in target villages
Management and Implementation Arrangements:
Required Skills and Experience
Enthusiastic Lao national with experience in community development.
Requirements for submission of proposals:
All interested and qualified National Individual Consultant should apply on-line using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/jobs.html or
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available at the links below:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
Instructions for on-line submissions:
Step 1:Please prepare all required documents electronically;
Step 2: Combine all documents in ONE SINGLE FILE (preferably in PDF however Word format can be also accepted) and upload to the UNDP Jobs using the links above;
Step 3: After that you will receive an auto reply from the UNDP jobs if your offer is received successfully.
Incomplete proposals or proposals received after the deadline will be rejected.
Note: Any request for clarification must be sent in writing before the submission deadline to the following emails: