Providing National Consultancy for “Support and Coordination of Economic Empowerment and Disaster Preparedness for Women and Youth” Project


Location : Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :25-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 0h 40m
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  


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Background

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: Providing National Consultancy for “Support and Coordination of Economic Empowerment and Disaster Preparedness for Women and Youth” Project

 

To respond to emerging needs and enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable, especially children, youth, and women in Iran, a three-year joint program has been developed with the aim of supporting Iran in achieving sustainable economic and social development. Under this Joint Program, the Office of the Resident Coordinator (UNRCO) plays the role of Convening Agency and is accountable for the coordination of programmatic activities that United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will implement. The above-mentioned Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs) are responsible for I) protecting children and youth from the harms of drugs, II) procurement of cancer medicines for children, and III) mainstreaming of women empowerment and the most vulnerable in disaster preparedness and response on a concerted effort to deliver corresponding results. The work plans have been developed jointly by the PUNOs with the national partners. The project funding takes place subsequent to the internal approval of the European Union (EU) via the UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).
This activity will include the provision of search and rescue trainings and participation in disaster simulation exercises of focus groups. Communication activities to raise the profile of disaster champions will also be part of the strategy to inspire and incentivize others. These activities will be undertaken in the recently established Women Friendly Spaces and those to be established in selected disaster-prone provinces, as well as in the centers managed by Technical and Vocational Training Organization of Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare


Duties and Responsibilities

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The consultant will report to the UNDP and will undertake the following activities:

• Coordinate the implementation of the project

• Prepare on-demand progress reports for UNDP County Office and related national partners.

• Coordinate meetings with related national partners, national and international consultants, contractors and stakeholders and UN agencies.

• Follow up the activities and interventions related to the project

• Providing assistance and support to the national and provincial Governments in recovery planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting.

• Provide technical support to the relevant governmental organization for a better coordination

• Monitor the project’s technical and financial progress in the areas set-out above, including delivery of tasks and reports assigned to the contractors, reviewing their reports and provide feedbacks.

• Prepare on-demand reports on project’s progress for UNDP CO and Regional Office.


Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: Providing National Consultancy for “Support and Coordination of Economic Empowerment and Disaster Preparedness for Women and Youth” Project

Education:

• Master’s degree in relevant fields, such as economic development and planning, sociology, women’s studies;

Experience:

• At least 4 years of experience in project management/coordination

• Expertise in the field of development project implementation/coordination.

• Expertise/knowledge or proven experiences in mobilizing women around livelihoods and

empowerment, the youth empowerment and engagement projects, and natural disaster management

Desirable Qualifications:

• Familiarity with UN projects and procedures.

• Knowledge of micro-economics and/or women’s and the youth entrepreneurship.

• Strategic management capacity and technical leadership skills.

• Familiarity with, and updated on, various national stakeholders in the field of women’s and the youth entrepreneurship.

Competencies:

• Fluency in Farsi and English with excellent verbal and written skills in both languages



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