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Switzerland: Technical Expert, Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.The Technical Expert, Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptations the Council expert on Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation adapting and developing new thinking and promoting successful approaches that improve the relevance of country and regional initiatives. The Technical Expert adapts and develops new thinking into practical applications for ease of utilization by WSSCC membership, National Coordination Mechanism and programme teams. The Technical Expert contributes to all teams of the WSSCC elevating their collective knowledge and capacity.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Adapt and refine sector-specific WSSCC technical approaches that advance the Council strategy and has practical utility for National Coordinators and membership.

  • Provide technical guidance to WSSCC’s country programme teams and in-country engagements, collaborating with and advising National Coordinators and other partners and implementing agencies ensuring WSSCC supported activities are strategically aligned, evidence based and results focused.

  • Support GSF country programme development and implementation in selected countries, with a specific focus on *Sustainability & Climate Change Adaptation*is and hygiene behavior change that enhances local capacity for sustainable knowledge management.

  • Authors components to reports with guidance from the Head, Technical Unit or other lead experts, for the Global Policy and Innovation team with evidence based results demonstrating impact of sustainability and climate change adaptation in WSSCC’s work.

  • Develop practical partnerships with other organizations/programmes towards further thematic learning, capacity development, networking and knowledge management.

  • Build a peer network of experts across national, regional and international organizations and academia that keeps the sustainability area relevant, showcases the work of the Council and attracts interest in, and collaboration with, WSSCC.

  • Facilitate expert knowledge exchange and policy enhancement through strategic engagement in practitioner workshops, regional conferences and sector events.

  • Support in-country, theme-related learning events in technical area, collecting feedback data on relevance of new initiatives that informs continuous improvements to learning initiatives.

  • Develop learning products and tools in collaboration with National Coordinators, Membership and prgrammme teams that reflect specific country requirements while promoting global policy.

  • Design and support theme-related capacity development for WSSCC programme staff.

  • Collaborates with other Council Technical Experts on coordination, alignment and integration of work, identifying areas for cooperation and learning that synergistically improves the work and contributions of the entire technical team.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as development studies or environment science or international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.

  • A bachelor’s degree in any of the above relevant areas with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.**Experience**

  • with master’s degree minimum five years working on development or humanitarian or climate change sectors or related areas within international development is required. Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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https://jobs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14753

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Switzerland: Innovation Officer

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Jan 172018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Head, Global Policy and Innovation, the Innovation Officer seeks to nurture novel ideas and make relevant to the Council’s work the latest research. From a constant flow of national, regional and global data and dialogues the IO synthesizes relevant lessons learnt and innovations in technical, methodological and institutional approaches to sanitation and hygiene that would improve globally the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan’s implementation by the Council and the relevance of its approach to all stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Technical Support Unit of the Programme Division, gather relevant trends and new sets of experiences and synthesize them, through communities of practice and other channels, as methodological tools than can be disseminated globally for the benefit of the Council and its partners in the achievement of SDG target 6.2

  • In collaboration with Programme teams and National Counterparts, gathers result relevant to new policy adaptation and methodological approaches in different operating contexts, deepening WSSCC’s understanding of emerging issues and improving overall relevance.

  • In collaboration with the Communications cluster, gathers and selects innovative breakthroughs achieved by WSSCC worth global dissemination through web based tools and other forms, including publications.

  • Partners with Knowledge Management and Learning contributors on creating learning activities and tools that amplify successes of new approaches across the Council and among membership.

  • In collaboration with the Communications cluster, gathers and selects innovative breakthroughs achieved by WSSCC worth global dissemination through web based tools and other forms, including publications.

  • Develops peer network of work planning experts across similar organizations testing and recommending to management new modalities for the Council.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in international relations, economics, international politics, public relations, or related fields is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.

  • Experience

  • With master’s degree minimum of five years of relevant professional experience project management, knowledge management or related fields is required.

  • Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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Frontend Entwickler, 80 – 100% (81545) (m/w), Schweiz

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Jan 112018
 

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Switzerland: Head, Global Policy and Innovation

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Jan 092018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Under the guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, the HGPI leads and implements the Council’s global strategic advocacy initiative. Promoting the role of sanitation and hygiene in SDG 6.2 and related sustainable development goals to all stakeholders with the most immediate, evidence based information generated from council programmatic efforts, the MGPI both informs the policy debate globally and locally while promoting the innovative approaches and relevance of WSSCC. Managing the GPI team and fostering an environment of collaboration that extends across the council, the MGPI empowers staff to ask the new questions and seek the new solutions that advance the reach, relevance and demonstrable results of the council, showcasing it as a source for boundary-breaking innovation.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the DED leads the development of the Council’s global advocacy strategy especially in regards to the promotion of sanitation and hygiene as a means to achieve SDG 6.2 but and other related sustainable development goals.
  • Leads the policy dialogue between the Council and global partners, raising the profile of sanitation and hygiene issues and their relevance to the broad sustainable development agenda and promoting the opportunities for working with the council.
  • Based on evidence learned and innovations generated by the Council’s in-country work, raises the awareness of water sanitation and hygiene within the main global actors involved in the implementation of the sustainable development goals, including the UN System.
  • Advocates for a better global understanding of the linkages between the water sanitation and hygiene targets of the sustainable development goal 6, and related SDGs.
  • Engages with these organisations on high-level policy dialogue aiming at improving the use partner institutions and intergovernmental organisations understanding of the sector and the advantage of the integrated approach promoted by the Council.
  • On critical topics of global relevance, contributes to the establishment of the Council’s policies, and then ensures that staff within the Council, and its membership, are cognizant of these policies and can speak consistently on these critical topics.
  • In consultation with the Deputy Executive Director, builds the evidence and engagement from and with regional and national partners supporting the regional units’ advocacy and policy dialogue work.
  • Manages the Policy and Innovation department setting the tone for policy innovation that questions existing models, structures and approaches while generating evidence based results that attracts new, and sustains existing, partners.
  • Prepares periodic budget projections for the division for consideration by the Executive Director. Once a resource allocation is approved, is responsible for overseeing its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS.
  • Ensures WSSCC methodology and lessons learnt are known and understood by relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions, gather feedback from interlocutors and ensure it is taken in to account by WSSCC operations
  • Participates in high-level debates, workshops, and other global fora, ensuring that the voice of the Council, based on the concrete experience of its country operations, and the active participation of its membership, is understood and recognized.
  • At the request of the Executive Director, represents WSSCC in global ministerial and other high-level events
  • Leads the global lessons learnt exercises and innovation stemming from WSSCC and other organizations with potential for global reach.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

Master’s degree in social sciences, environmental policy, public health, international affairs, political sciences, development or related field is required.

Experience

Minimum ten years relevant professional experience in international development or policy and advocacy, innovation or programme/project management or related sectors is required.

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Head, Resource Mobilization

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Jan 062018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Executive Director the Head of Resource Mobilisation, and in coordination with Membership and Communication teams, leads specific external relations efforts increasing WSSCC’s profile among donors and key stakeholders. In close collaboration with programme staff and National Counterparts and Membership, the Head of Resource Mobilisation stabilizes and increases resource mobilization results. The RMO provides authoritative advice to the ED and senior management on new funding opportunities and approaches that reflect the unique aspects of the Council’s work and how its global reach and local relevance makes WSSCC a unique and valuable investment.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a consolidated global strategy for resource mobilization for the Council including monitoring, analysing and documenting progress toward targets.

  • Monitor donor policies, trends and funding mechanisms for WSSCC initiatives, advising the Executive Director and senior management on the development, implementation and revision of the resource mobilization strategy.

  • Develop donor profiles and solicitation strategies and maintain relations with donors to ensure continued funding and recommend innovative funding opportunities.

  • Work continuously with the Head of Finance and Operations and Head, Planning, creating dynamic financial resources projections and scenarios and development targeted adjustments to RM strategy to facilitate secure resource streams.

  • Lead and support programme teams and national counterpart mechanisms in resource mobilization efforts and strategies collaborating with them to foster innovative approaches to donor interactions, assisting and learning from them on how to exploit potentially new resource mobilization activities.

  • Develop resource mobilization presentations, proposals, briefing notes for the Executive Director and the Steering Committee; initiate donor and membership meetings and assist the Executive Director in the finalization of donor agreements.

  • Plan and contribute to the development of WSSCC-wide capacity, processes and knowledge on resource mobilization

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

Master’s degree in relevant field business administration, economics, international relations or social science or political science or other relevant areas is required.

Experience

Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in resource mobilization and partnership is required.

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14775

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Switzerland: Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

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Jan 062018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, leads the preparation of the WSSCC strategy and corporate workplans. The Manager leads and integrates a team of corporate planning, monitoring & evaluation and reporting professionals into a cohesive team providing the Council leadership with the compelling organizational data that informs future investment decisions by the Executive Director and Steering Committee achievement toward the long term strategic goals by the SDG deadline of 2030.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Leads the drafting of the strategic plan for the Council for review and approval by the DED and ED and subsequent updates and revisions.

  • Leads the Council-wide work planning exercise for approval by the Executive Director and the Steering Committee and is responsible for its quality and timeliness, advising managers on corporate work-planning modalities and requirements.

  • Provides leadership to all managers on the role of M&E in effective programme management and accountability ensuring meaningful integration of M&E data collection and reporting work across the Council.

  • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout.

  • Manages the Planning, M&E and Evaluation Department empowering staff to develop new and useful policies, approaches and tools to make the work of council staff and managers more effective.

  • Prepares and submits annual budget for Department for approval and monitors delivery.

  • Monitors the implementation of WSSCC workplans, at the corporate level and across individual divisions and units, providing regular feedback to management.

  • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation

  • Supervises corporate reporting, and ensures consistency of other reports within the organisation with the corporate reporting contents and layout

  • Acts as focal point for internal and external audit coaching managers in preparation for successful audits and preparing audit responses for ED approval.

  • Oversees internal evaluations progress and supervises ad hoc evaluations when appropriate, and suggests corrective course of action at the appropriate level within the organisation

  • Develops internal learning initiatives based on manager client feedback on optimal utilization of M&E and reporting practices seeking to improve processes.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

Master’s degree in international development, public health, monitoring and evaluation, environmental science, or social sciences or information science, or statistics or public policy, or business administration or related field is required.

Experience

Minimum ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation or results management and strategic planning or related fields is required.

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Programme Director & Deputy Executive Director

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Jan 062018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Programme Director and Deputy Executive Director is responsible for overall management of the Council’s advocacy, policy and implementation activities at the country and regional levels and fully deputizes the Executive Director for institutional leadership functions. These responsibilities include the supervision of negotiation, implementation and evaluation of all country and sub-regional activities and representing the organization. The PD provides overall direction for advocacy and policy dialogue and is responsible for monitoring and verification, field projects, and partner engagements including governments, private sector, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the focus, mission, and technical approaches of the organisation are applied systematically throughout its normative and operational portfolio of activities, and are rooted in the specific requirements and contexts of individual countries and regions.

  • In consultation with the Executive Director and relevant managers, defines opportunities for portfolio growth and improvement, at the service of the priorities established by the national coordination committees, and endeavours to facilitate the mobilisation of resources whenever appropriate and possible, in consultation with the RM Unit.

  • Is responsible for ensuring that the Technical Unit provides the various regional units and their respective country programmes with the required technical and methodological services to ensure that their interventions are successful, and directs the head of the technical unit to intervene, directly or through the staff of the unit, in substantive support and policy dialogue at the country and regional level wherever appropriate.

  • Directs all units under the Division to consistently apply and promote in country, and at regional level where appropriate, the corporate policies, messages, communication campaigns, resource mobilisation initiatives, that are fully consistent with those of the Council, as produced or normalised by the relevant departments, and also ensures that relevant feedback, such as communication issues, or innovative country level experiences of broader relevance are promptly shared with the relevant departments. In particular, ensures that:

  • Active resource mobilisation takes place within the sub- regional and technical Units, in full consultation with the relevant division,

  • the active engagement of the Council’s membership present in the respective countries, sub regions or sectors where the division operates is facilitated by all staff in the division, and that relevant developments are shared with the office of the Executive Director

  • Ensures that all required services from the United Nations Office for Project Services, the operations’ monitoring and evaluation requirements, as well as the services of the Finance and operations Unit are provided to all units within his division, and liaises regularly with the relevant office to this effect.

  • Ensures constant feed back between the work carried out within the division, and the communication, planning, and advocacy divisions.

  • Prepares periodic budget projections for the division, for consideration by the Executive Director. Once a resource allocation is approved, is responsible for overseeing its implementation in accordance with the rules and procedures of UNOPS.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

Masters Degree in Public Health, Development Studies, International Affairs, Project Management, Social Studies or related fields is required

Experience

Minimum twelve years of relevant professional experience progressively responsible in program implementation and management with greater independence and decision-making authority

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

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https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=14774

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Switzerland: Policy Dialogue Advisor

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Jan 062018
 

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) was established in 1990 and mandated by name in United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/45/181.The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and aims to accelerate the achievement of sustainable sanitation, hygiene and water services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration and coordination of all sector stakeholders. The WSSCC Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on WSSCC can be found on the website at www.wsscc.org.

Reporting to the Head, Global Policy and Innovation, the Policy Dialogue Advisor engages in authoritative dialogues with relevant global partners in the United Nations system and beyond, on strategic issues of common interests including women and girls’ empowerment, climate change mitigation, health and sanitation, and urbanisation, with a view to advancing the Council’s role in positively influencing their impact on sustainable development goals relevant to sanitation and hygiene. Working directly with country programme teams and technical units, the Policy Dialogue Advisor distills from the global dialogue the relevant approaches for WSSCC and, simultaneously, projects the national and local experience of the Council’s work into the global discussion.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Leads global and regional knowledge sharing initiatives on WSSCC policies that can improve approaches to sanitation and hygiene by international agencies and sector ministries as a means to achieve positive outcomes for sustainable development goal 6 and demonstrates the utility of partnering with the council on these subjects.
  • Acts as a conduit between global and national policy dialogues through participation in informing both of trends and issues emerging at national levels and lessons learnt globally, adding value by bringing the language and insights of each constituency to the other.
  • Develops policy papers, products, presentations tailored to different audiences, workshops, conferences that showcase the unique perspective of WSSCC.
  • In cooperation with the office of the Executive Director, engages with the Council’s membership and wherever possible enroll their participation in advancing the Council’s policy dialogue efforts worldwide.
  • Working with Global Policy Team and programme managers continuously assesses relevance and performance of policy initiatives seeking new opportunities to innovate and make more relevant the policies of WSSCC.
  • In close collaboration with the sub regional units, and National Counterparts gathers relevant updates, data and results on specific country experiences that feed into the regional and global policy dialogues.
  • In cooperation with the Communication cluster, designs and implements sensitization campaigns at the global and regional level; participates in such campaigns at the national level when appropriate as part of WSSCC country cooperation agreements.
  • Develops peer network of work planning experts across similar organizations testing and recommending to management new modalities for the Council.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

Master’s degree in public health, sanitation, development studies, or relevant fields is required.

Experience

Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience in health, or WASH, advocacy, or policy development management areas is required.

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

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Radiologietechnolgen(in), Österreich – Baden, Aargau

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Jan 022018
 

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Senior Quality Engineer Packaging (m/w), Bülach, Zürich

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Dec 282017
 

Req Id*45 – Posted 11/15/*7 – Posting Country (1) – Work Location (1) – Quality Management and Quality Assurance – Unlimited – Full-time – Entry-Level – BIOTRONIK Wir setzen Impulse. Weil Leben kostbar ist. BIOTRONIK ist einer der welt… – Administración

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Switzerland: Global Shelter Cluster Promoting Safer Building Working Group

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Dec 232017
 

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Jan 2018

The Global Shelter Cluster Promoting Safer Building Working Group, co-led by CARE International UK and CRATerre, is seeking a consultant to advance some of the Working Group outputs.

About the Promoting Safer Building (PSB) Working Group:

The PSB Working Group is an activity endorsed by the Global Shelter Cluster. It is formed of members from a diversity of agencies and organisations, and includes academics and independent practitioners.

It is co-led by CARE International UK and CRATerre. The group is connected to a wider Promoting Safer Building Consortium that has several interconnected projects seeking to better understand self-recovery, safer building and the improvement of humanitarian shelter response after disasters. http://promotingsaferbuilding.org/

Background to PSB and self-recovery:

Poorly constructed buildings are often the largest cause of serious injury, trauma and death in the event of a natural disaster. After a disaster, most families rebuild their houses relying on their own resources, with little or no support from formal institutions or the humanitarian community. They “self-recover”. An analysis of statistics shows that the impact of aid agencies on housing recovery rarely reaches more than 20% of affected families and is frequently in single figures. Moreover, much of that support is in the form of temporary or transitional housing that is not intended to last more than a few years. Therefore, we know that 80%, or more, self-recover.

The challenge for the humanitarian community, as well as national and local institutions, is to support this inevitable process of self-recovery. Evidence from many post-disaster needs-assessments shows that families rapidly rebuild with little or no knowledge of safer building techniques. There is also evidence that the demand for technical assistance can be very high in the early days after a rapid onset disaster. However, as things stand, these homes are too often rebuilt using the same pre-disaster bad practice that caused so much death, injury and economic damage in the first place.

Currently we lack the skills to contextualize each unique situation, arrive rapidly and reliably at key technical messages and to systematically and effectively transmit those messages in an accessible way that allows informed choice and ensures maximum acceptance by the affected population. We know that simply informing people does not result in better, safer building; we also know that there are no universal solutions.

Many recent experiences in Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, and Asia have confirmed the relevance of a self-recovery approach and of the approaches that have been developed so far to support it. The recent World Habitat Award won by CARE Philippines for its post-typhoon Haiyan housing project is further testimony to the impact of this approach.

In 2017, the Promoting Safer Building Consortium was endorsed by the Global Shelter Cluster as an official Cluster Working Group specifically mandated to address the development of the project’s outputs regarding the understanding and selection of effective and appropriate Build Back Safer messages.

https://www.sheltercluster.org/working-group/promoting-safer-building-wg

Planned activities of the Working Group:

  1. Develop a cluster protocol for appropriately rigorous and evidence-based identification, review and selection of key build-back-safer messages for endorsement by national clusters; to be integrated with national cluster technical working groups.
  2. Develop a guideline for how a library of IEC materials could be developed and reviewed for technical quality, suitability etc. and suitable tagging/referencing by country, hazard, building typology, context, climate etc.
  3. Min 3 country profiles produced according to the protocol and with inputs from the working group partners.
  4. Produce a Global Shelter Cluster report highlighting key technical areas where there is uncertainty or lack of knowledge, or a lack of effective intervention, to help guide (the resourcing of) future research and development.
  5. Disseminate findings through the workshops and events of the Promoting Safer Building project and future Global Shelter Cluster meeting(s).

The role of the consultant targets activity 1, 2 and 3.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Propose a guideline for identifying and categorising technical IEC (information, education, communication) materials to be approved by the Working Group leads.
  • In collaboration with the Working Group leads CARE International UK and CRATerre, as well as other WG partners, develop a work plan for the duration of the project with key milestones for the development of the protocol mentioned in activity 1 above.
  • Develop the research required to inform the protocol such as interviewing practitioners to identify strategic stages of key message development in current practice and critical information needed.

  • Identify the gaps and challenges in the process of key message development and implementation that need further consultation from the Working Group and research activities.

  • Research and identify best practices in the development of key messages from other sectors particularly WASH/Hygiene promotion and health.

  • Develop drafts of protocol and participate in routine revision meetings and feedback sessions with Working Group partners.

  • Identify and collate resources that support the implementation of the protocol.

  • Assist with the dissemination of the protocol.

  • Assist in the design of the methodology to develop country profiles of Local Building Cultures (how to answer a request / who to involve when / what kind of reviewing before dissemination? Etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Training

  • Relevant university degree required

Experience & Technical Skills

  • At least three years of humanitarian experience is desirable, preferably in emergency shelter projects and emergency distributions;
  • Strong understanding of relevant functions in emergency shelter programming, including experience working with Build Back Safer messages
  • Experience in shelter response coordination
  • Familiarity with both urban and rural disaster contexts
  • Familiarity with self-recovery principles
  • Experience in secondary and primary research methods is desirable
  • Good communications & writing capacity
  • Computer and finance skills

Competencies

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE, CRATerre; IFRC and Global Shelter Cluster core values and principles;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities;
  • Ability to work with MS-Office;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on variety of new tasks;
  • Ability to multi-task; and manage competing priorities.

Timeframe

The consultancy is to start immediately and is for a maximum of 45 working days over a 3-month period. If additional time is required to meet the overall objective of this assignment, an extension may be possible for and additional period to be determined and subject to the availability of resources.

About the Global Shelter Cluster

The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)[1] coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people in conflicts with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that the people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support. The GSC’s scope includes all activities related to achieving the right to adequate housing with a humanitarian focus. This includes: emergency and longer term shelter support, shelter-related non-food-items (NFIs), housing construction and reconstruction, settlement support such as site planning and urban planning, shelter preparedness and risk reduction.

The GSC management structure includes Working Groups, which are task-oriented and time-bound structures with clear executable deliverables to address particular identified needs or advance GSC activities. The GSC PSB WG is responsible for strengthening the Shelter Cluster’s capacity to develop Build Back Safer messages and better support self-recovery processes.

[1] The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for interagency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving the key humanitarian partners, including UN agencies, the IFRC, the ICRC, and the main international NGO consortia.

How to apply:

Interested applicants, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this consultancy and how your experience, qualifications and skills make you an ideal candidate for the role. Please also include your asking daily fee or total budget. Applications are to be sent to Flinn@careinternational.org; olivier.moles@neuf.fr and pablo.medina@ifrc.org by the end of Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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