The conflict in Syria has caused over 5.6 million refugees in the neighboring countries. Neighboring countries and host communities have been hosting the refugees, however, they are struggling to cope with the massive flow of refugees and meet the financial, human and environmental capacity to support them. In respond to the protracted nature of the crisis and needs to support the host governments’ capacities, the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) was initiated in 2015. The 3RP offers a strategic, coordination, planning, advocacy, and programming platform for humanitarian and development partners to respond to the Syria crisis at the regional level and in host countries. As the 3RP has been in implementation for 6 years, there is a need for formulating regional resilience monitoring framework to track progress on resilience outcomes. This would strengthen evidence-based policy and advocacy at the international events, which is a main role of the SRF. In addition, while Jordan Response Plan (JRP) contains strong resilience component, the achievements made to date is not systematically collected. The collection of resilience achievement within the JRP would highlight the efforts that the JRP partners are making during 2020.Apply Now
Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the guidance and direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation specialist / UNDP Sub-Regional Response Facility, and in close collaboration with UNDP country offices, the consultant will assist in formulation of resilience monitoring framework at the regional level. Specifically, the consultant will: 1)Formulate the Regional Resilience Monitoring Framework to capture the support provided to build resilience by the 3RP partners. 2) Present the concept of the Resilience Monitoring Framework to the inter-sector coordinators, IM specialists and the RTC members at the Resilience measurement workshop (in April/May-TBC). 3) Validate the indicators for the Regional Strategic Directions and ensure that the reporting mechanism is established. 4) Provide technical inputs to strengthen resilience analysis of resilience programming in Jordan through developing resilience tracker.
- Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Excellent quantitative skills
- Good teamwork and interpersonal skills;
- Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure;
- Ability to strongly promote and build knowledge products;
- Mature judgment and initiative
Required Skills and ExperienceAcademic Qualification
- Master’s degree of equivalent in international relations and/or development.
- At least 4 year of work experience in international development/policy research or project implementation with international organizations (after completing Master’s degree);
- Experience in coordinating inter-sector crisis response with UN, I/NGO and National government;
- Familiarity with 3RP and Syria response especially monitoring framework in Turkey and Lebanon;
- Previous research and report experience;
- Outstanding writing skills; drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
- The individual is required to exhibit his or her full-time commitment with UNDP-RBAS during the number of working days specified in the contract;
- S/He shall perform tasks under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager of the Sub-Regional Facility. The supervision of the Project Manager will include approvals/acceptance of the outputs as identified in the previous section;
- The individual is expected to liaise and collaborate in the course of performing the work with other consultants, suppliers and UN colleagues;
- The individual is required to maintain close communication with UNDP-RBAS on regular and needed basis at any period throughout the assignment in order to monitor progress. In the event of any delay, s/he will inform UNDP promptly so that decisions and remedial action may be taken accordingly;
- Should UNDP deem it necessary, it reserves the right to commission additional inputs, reviews or revisions, as needed to ensure the quality and relevance of the work.
- Fluency and working proficiency in both written and spoken English.
- At least 4 year of work experience in international development/policy research or project implementation with international organizations (after completing Master’s degree) – 25%
- Experience in coordinating inter-sector crisis response with UN, I/NGO and National government; - 25%
- Familiarity with 3RP and Syria response especially monitoring framework in Turkey and Lebanon; - 20%
- Previous research and report experience with the UN and/or International organizations; -15%
- Fluency and working proficiency in both written and spoken English. 15%
- Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
- Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
- Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
- Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.