Reposting - National or International RC/HC Advisor on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :16-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :45 working days spread over a period of 2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :45 working days spread over a period of 2 months

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.


Background

Lebanon is grappling with an economic and financial meltdown, the COVID-19 pandemic, the disastrous impact of the Beirut Port explosions, and the continued impact of the Syrian crisis, in addition to a political deadlock that is fueling popular protests and hampering meaningful reform and recovery efforts. The multiple crises are affecting both the ability of households to afford basic goods and services, as well as the availability of such goods and services. In view of the continued deterioration of the situation, the UN and NGOs, under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have launched in early August 2021 a 12-months Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to provide life-saving humanitarian support to 1.1 million of the most vulnerable Lebanese and migrants affected by the ongoing crisis. This complements the humanitarian activities implemented under Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) programs for Syrian and Palestine refugees.
OCHA Lebanon supports the HC/HCT in ensuring a coherent and effective humanitarian response to those most vulnerable in Lebanon by leading the coordination around the ERP. Being accountable to people affected by the crisis is a priority of the HCT in Lebanon. Accountability
means that HCT is expected to put in place a system to ensure that two-way communication exists between the humanitarian community and people affected by the multi-faceted crisis, to ensure that the views of crisis-affected people are listened to and are central to strategic decision-making processes and that the humanitarian community is accountable to communities for the quality and timeliness of
the services it collectively delivers. The HCT and the humanitarian community are looking to enhance an intersectoral collective AAP
approach in implementing the ERP, building on available mechanisms and tools and ensuring synergies with current platforms. In this context, RCO Lebanon is seeking to hire a short-term consultant to develop a collective AAP action plan and related monitoring and evaluation framework for a joint AAP mechanism to benefit the humanitarian community in the country.


Duties and Responsibilities

The AAP Advisor will support the RC/HC to facilitate a process of operationalizing collective AAP
commitments. The AAP Advisor will provide subject matter guidance to the RC/HC and the HCT during the
planning and development of a country-level collective humanitarian AAP action plan and other AAPrelated
initiatives.
Under the direct supervision of the RC/HC and in close collaboration with OCHA, the HCT members and
the EOC Sectors leads/coordinators, and the Inter-Agency PSEA Coordinator, the AAP Advisor will:
i) Map the existing practices/activities on AAP to identify best practices and lessons learned.
ii) Advise on the sequencing of AAP priorities to ensure that a minimum number of priorities are
highlighted with timelines and responsible focal points (function and agency)
iii) Provide technical advice on available funding mechanisms or adapt current ones to strengthen
AAP to support the implementation of the AAP action plan.
iv) Facilitate consultations and draft the collective AAP action plan.
v) Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the collective AAP action plan
vi) Assess priority learning needs related to AAP and adapt IASC training tools and resources to the
context.
vii) Identify areas of collaboration, with the PSEA network including capacity building and establishing
a dedicated hotline for PSEA.


Competencies

Functional competencies: 

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and highly fluid environment, flexibility, and the ability to handle constant change. In addition, proficiency in Microsoft Office, good communication skills, and fluency in English and Arabic language are required to deliver the requested services.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:
1. University degree (in law, social sciences, journalism, psychology, or any other related area.
2. Advanced university degree or a first-level university degree in combination with 2 years of
qualifying experience in a similar job may be accepted.
II. Years of experience:
1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs,
emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or
other related areas, with significant experience working in accountability to affected people or
community engagement at the field level, is required.
III. Technical experience:
• Experience in working on cross-cutting issues in humanitarian contexts, especially AAP, gender, and
PSEA.
• Proven coordination, advocacy, and strategic engagement/negotiation skills.
• Minimum of 2 similar projects implemented.
• Experience in using technological tools related to community engagement is desirable.
• Experience in AAP in Lebanon is desirable.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national or international consultants who meet the selection criteria and
propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs
portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job
site.



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