The Joint Programme on “The Human Security Approach to Promote Community Cohesion in the North
Pacific: Human rights-based recovery from COVID-19” proposes to implement a three-country pilot – in
the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru and Palau – to demonstrate the value of using the
human security approach in supporting these three Micronesian countries to address community issues
as part of the broader discussion on enhancing social cohesion. It also seeks to establish priorities for
implementing human rights commitments in the context of recovery planning as well as longer-term
development programming at the national and local levels.
The Programme is set to produce concrete outcomes that inform national development and human rights
implementation plans, through dialogues and by collating and sharing nationally and regionally the
knowledge, good practice and lessons learned in the Pacific context. All three countries have undergone
a review by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review process, which supports them in
setting new human rights goals for the next four- to five-year period. In addition, they have been reviewed
by a number of UN human rights treaty bodies over the past years. UN engagement with these three
Micronesian countries is particularly timely also from a political and sustainable development perspective
as programmes that support enhanced human security are more limited in the North Pacific than in other
parts of the region.
In the three target countries, OHCHR and UNDP will work with national partners to organise a series of
community and national dialogues bringing together government and non-government stakeholders (incl.
specific dialogues for women and young people) to discuss COVID19 and broader development and
human rights issues, with a view to sharing concerns, collaborating on people-centred responses and
strengthening the social contract.
The consultant will work to plan, implement, and review targeted community outreach dialogue and
prepare the knowledge products, which are the outcome of the community dialogues. These will
influence the knowledge products of the joint programme which includes community dialogue reports,
country report and a regional report.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the overall supervision of the OHCHR Regional Representative for the Pacific and the
Programme Coordinator (National Human Rights Officer based in Fiji) for the joint programme will
undertake the following tasks:
• Serve as member of National Steering Committee and liaise with National (Government) Focal
Point for the Joint Programme, in close consultation with programme lead.
• Plan for 4 community outreach and 2 CSO and key stakeholders outreach meetings using the
Human Security and Human Rights approach methodology for community and stakeholder
• Coordinate the community and stakeholder outreach dialogues with necessary approvals
sought from relevant authorities which includes the state and local authorities. Prepare for
outreach dialogues with reference documents such as the COVID-19 situation of the country
report, Universal Periodic Review [UPR] recommendations, national development plans etc.,
prepare attendance strategy- inclusion of women, youth, people living with disability, LGBTI
community, other groups that should not be left behind.
• Facilitate the community and stakeholder dialogue and ensure that the programme aims and
objectives during the discussions are met. Ensuring the balance in participants as planned in
the attendance strategies and conduct evaluation of the dialogue at the end.
• Liaise with media outlets to cover stories relating to the community outreach. Consultant
should also ensure that the dialogues gain visibility through the setting up of visibility materials
banner and the collection of dialogue photo for reporting, social media posting and mainstream
• Conduct post meeting discussions with community outreach team to identify strengthening
and areas for improvement.
• Collation of dialogue data and information for drafting of community and stakeholders dialogue
• Draft and finalize reports.
|• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
• Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
Required Skills and Experience
• A degree in International Human Rights , Development, Politics and/or related area is required.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in outreach, advocacy and reporting
relating to community development.
• At least 2 years on Human Rights issues is desirable.
• Experience in human security is an asset;
• Experience in the national development plan implementation and review an asset;
• Field and community dialogue methodology experience is an asset.
• Fluency of English language is required;
• Knowledge of local language would be an asset.
Procurement Notice: UNDP | Procurement Notices - 96020 - COVID-19 Community Outreach and