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Consultant – Cash Based Interventions

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Feb 182021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Type of Appointment: delivery-based consultancy (4-5 months)

1. Nature of the consultancy

The Consultant’s primary responsibility is to contribute to the Global IOM CBI team efforts to systematize the delivery of cash and voucher assistance throughout the organization. Specifically, the consultant will focus on collecting and reviewing different internal and external guidance and literatures which will then be used to draft the IOM CBI handbook.

The CBI Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of the Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and the direct supervision of the Senior CBI Officer. The selected candidate will be home-based but might be requested to undertake duty travel if required by the supervisor.

Scope

The consultancy should include (i) interviewing and coordinating with key IOM staff members from different departments and divisions to clearly understand the objective of the handbook to be drafted and get all relevant information to be included (ii) identifying and reviewing existing literature on cash-based interventions both within IOM and outside, including guidelines, standard operating procedures and other relevant documents (iii) drafting the IOM CBI handbook in coordination with relevant IOM colleagues.

Objective

The consultant will support IOM in drafting the CBI Handbook which will become the practical comprehensive guide on how to plan, implement and monitor projects that use cash and/or voucher assistance as a modality to deliver humanitarian support within the organization. The handbook to be drafted, should become the starting point for offices planning to implement CBI and will include reference to all other relevant tools and guidance developed by the organisation.

2. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

a. Prepare and submit a detailed work plan

Based on the details outlined in this TOR and additional information to be provided by the IOM CBI team, the consultant will provide a detailed workplan that will be discussed and finalized with the senior CBI officer.

b. Interview and discuss the content of the document with key IOM stakeholders

In order to better understand the purpose of this tool and the needs that it will address, the consultant will carryout interviews with key IOM personnel from different departments and divisions in coordination with the senior CBI officer.

c. Conduct literature and desk review

The consultant will collect and carry out well-structured review of the existing documents (guidelines, SOP, literature reviews, etc.) done by IOM and other agencies implementing CBI.

d. Review and finalize the outline of the handbook

The consultant will review the draft outline of the CBI handbook that was initially prepared by the CBI team, which will later result in a well-structured table of content.

e. Draft the CBI handbook

Based on the research conducted and the discussions with relevant stakeholders, the consultant in coordination with the CBI team and the IOM publication unit, will draft the CBI handbook.

3. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

The specific activities, outputs and performance indicators will be laid out by the Consultant in a detailed work plan to be submitted within the 1st week of the consultancy period to be reviewed and approved by the Senior CBI officer. However, the main expected outcome of this consultancy will be to draft and deliver the IOM CBI handbook.

4. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

a) The detailed workplan shall be ready 1 week after the start of the contract

b) The interviews to be done during the first Month after start of contract

c) The literature and desk review to be done simultaneously with the interviews

d) The outline/draft table of content expected at the start of the second month of the contract.

e) The first draft of the handbook is expected 1 month prior to the end of the contract and the revised version 1 week prior to the end of this contract

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or a related field from an

accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Proven working experience in the field with an international experience in programming and conducting research on CBI;

• Excellent knowledge of CBIs in different contexts;

• Experience with sectoral CBIs (shelter, health, nutrition, food security, WASH, livelihoods,

education, etc.);

• Knowledge and understanding of key developments and actors within the early recovery and transition area, including on Social Protection and employment and labour programs in early recovery and transition programming;

• Proven ability to supervise, train and direct staff and operations in transitional contexts and remote management;

Languages

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.

Term of hiring and payment: This will be a delivery-based consultancy, to be completed in a duration of 4 to 5 months with a total fee of USD27,000 payable on 3 separate payments. Payment schedule to be agreed upon submission of the consultancy workplan.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to CBIsupport@iom.int , by 28 February 2021 at the latest, indicating “Cash Based Interventions (CBI) Consultancy” in the subject of the email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Legal and Compliance Advisor

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Jan 282021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Closing date: 7 Feb 2021

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD operates in more than 40 countries with a headcount of more than 300 employees. HD is currently looking for a:

Legal and Compliance Advisor

Location: preferably Geneva-based

Starting date: As soon as possible

The Legal and Compliance Advisor will contribute by supporting the organisation and its departments identify, understand and mitigate legal risks in order to operate as safely as possible. The needs encompass legal aspects regarding grant agreements with donors, contracts and due diligence with implementing partners, compliance with the different international sanctions regimes, employment contracts, registration of HD offices abroad and any matters requiring legal counsel.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Legal and Compliance Advisor will have the following responsibilities:

  • Act as focal point for all legal and compliance questions, including possible legal disputes;
  • Provide high-quality legal support on matters requiring legal advice as well as review policies, contracts – including donor contracts – and any agreements with a legal aspect;
  • Support on drafting resolutions, letters, memos, guidelines and participate in balanced decision-making;
  • Develop a holistic compliance risk analysis and framework;
  • Evaluate process gaps and communicate possible areas of non-compliance, compliance risks and collaborate with all teams to implement corrective actions if needed;
  • Train HD staff on legal and compliance risks and how to mitigate them;
  • Keep himself/herself abreast with the latest international legal developments and best practice impacting our field;
  • Monitor effective tracking system for compliance metrics and database.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in International Law or similar;
  • A few years’ experience working for international NGOs in a legal capacity;
  • Fluent in English, French is an asset;
  • Analytical, strong attention to details with creative problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirt;
  • High standard of integrity and a strong work ethic;
  • Ability to confront problematic issues in a professional, assertive, constructive and proactive manner.

This is a new position that can be filled through either an employment or a consultancy contract.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a complete file (CV, motivation letter, diplomas and work certificates) to the following address hrgeneva@hdcentre.org by February 7th 2021. Please indicate Legal and Compliance Advisor in the subject line of your e-mail.

HD promotes equal opportunities in employment. For more information, please visit: www.hdcentre.org.

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Health Emergencies IT Project Manager

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Jan 222021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: World Health Organization
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021

WHO Information, Management and Technology Department is looking for an IT Project Manager Consultant for work on Covid related technology projects

1. Purpose of the Consultancy

Information Management and Technology (IMT) department develops systems and capacities to enable WHO and its technical units to implement the Global Programme of Work (GPW 13). Support is provided to technical units and programmes across WHO through projects that leverage technology and improve efficiency.

Within the IMT department a team is dedicated to supporting the work of the WHO Health Emergencies programme and advises, builds/maintains and supports products and services to help countries better prepare, prevent, respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

An IMT project manager (PM) is required to join the team and take responsibility for the successful delivery of a number of workstreams relating to health emergencies by completing work to time and resource limitations. The incumbent will report to a portfolio manager and the IMT project management office (PMO) and liaise directly with WHE stakeholders.

2. Background

The WHO Health Emergencies programme was stood up in the wake of the 2014/2015 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Today it is responsible for the full life cycle of public health emergencies from surveillance, preparedness and prevention to active response and recovery.

Example projects include tools for the creation of information products such as online dashboards, digital health surveillance systems and registers of health metrics and applications that support business processes both for WHE stakeholders and for the wider community of public health officials that WHO serves. Examples are process automation solutions, field data capture software on web/smartphone and emergency management and coordination systems.

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant uptick in the WHE workload and a corresponding increase in the need for IT solutions/new projects to meet this demand.

3. Deliverables and duties

S. No.

Deliverable

Output 1

The incumbent will join an existing, active team and take responsibility for project managing as follows: –

Activity 1.1: Management of projects for WHE as assigned by the portfolio manager including all phases of the project lifecycle from inception to successful delivery in line with the specified triple constraints of time, cost and scope.

Activity 1.2: Execution of project work to the required levels of quality to ensure an end result that is robust and fit for intended purpose.

Activity 1.3: Potential management of multiple, parallel projects depending on workload and the overall approach set by the portfolio manager.

Output 2:

The incumbent will execute their work to the standards of the IMT project management office as follows: –

Activity 2.1: Delivery of projects in line with the IMT established project management office methodology including all needed reports and project tracking.

Activity 2.2: Tracking of all work in WHO’s project management portal.

Activity 2.3: Attendance at and input into IMT’s weekly PMO meetings to liaise with the wider community of project managers and share best practice.

Output 3:

The project manager will be responsible for the work up until transition to support as follows: –

Activity 3.1: To design, in partnership with WHO support colleagues, a support model for the delivered solution, where required.

Activity 3.2: To ensure a successful transition to support and a period of “hyper care” if needed.

Output 4:

The project manager will liaise with the WHO team as follows: –

Activity 4.1: To work in partnership with business analysts, architects, programmers and other IMT colleagues to coordinate successful project delivery, including chairing project meetings, assigning tasks, following up on task status etc.

Activity 4.2: To work to the requirements and expectations of WHE stakeholders in terms of ensuring needs are documented and represented, that stakeholders are aware of their role in successful project delivery and managed appropriately.

4. Duration

Start date: As early as possible

Duration: Initial 6 months. Possible extension depending on project needs with the same ToR

5. Specific requirements

  • Qualifications required:

First-level university degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.

Certification in one of more project management methodologies such as PMBOK, PMI or PRINCE2.

  • Experience required:

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience demonstrating successful project delivery, ideally of IT project.

Demonstrated professional experience working with medium to large scale cross-functional systems in a global or international context.

Experience of delivering within the United Nations or not for profit/humanitarian sector is a plus.**

  • Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

Proven track record of project management expertise and allied professional qualifications.

Good self-organisation and ability to lead and motivate a team.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Language requirements:

Expert knowledge in spoken and written English.

Basic knowledge in French is desirable, but not mandatory.

6. Place of assignment

Work will be based remotely but reporting to HQ Switzerland Geneva

How to apply:

Please contact Ayman Badr, (abadr@who.int), with your CV before the closing date.

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IOM E-Waste Project Call for Innovation Partnerships

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Jan 212021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 7 Mar 2021

1. Background

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

IOM recognizes that a healthy environment is inherently linked to the safety, security and wellbeing of migrants and societies. As part of IOM’s mission to uphold the well-being of migrants and communities, IOM made an institutional commitment in 2017 to mainstream environmental sustainability in its strategies, projects and programs, and facility management and operations. This commitment is in line with the environment-related commitments of the Sustainable Development Goals, the environmental sustainability related commitments of the United Nations and the latest Strategy for Sustainability Management in the United Nations System 2020-2030. To achieve these objectives, IOM launched its global Environmental Sustainability Programme, with a focus on three key environmental management areas: clean energy, water and waste management.

Two of IOM’s key commitments are related to the clean energy transition: enabling access to clean energy in the organization’s facilities and operations as well as in its projects, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, while ensuring environmentally sound management of waste associated with such transition, in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Given the humanitarian sector’s and IOM’s vision on the clean energy transition articulated through the sector-wide initiative, the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings, and the increasing distribution of pico-solar and solar products in its operations, IOM aims to ensure that challenges and opportunities related to e-waste derived from solar products are systematically addressed through a lifecycle approach and in partnership with relevant entities, including the private sector.

Most refugees and internally displaced person (IDP) camps have no access to the electricity grid or energy sources other than biomass. In order to meet the energy needs of the camp population, humanitarian agencies have been supplying off-grid products such as solar lanterns, solar streetlights and solar home systems. These products get damaged or stop functioning, with the methods for disposal generally not environmentally friendly, nor cost effective, and additionally can have impact on human health. The unregulated discard of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) is among the fastest growing waste streams in camps and camp-like settings, with no clarity on the environmental, human health and economic impacts of missing recycling and reuse opportunities. IOM, along with other humanitarian stakeholders, recognize the urgent need for a circular economy for renewable energy to enable alignment with the frameworks and commitments previously outlined. However, attempts to address this issue have to date been adhoc and siloed within individual organizations.

2. The Project and Innovation Partnership

Given IOM’s key role and extensive humanitarian operations, IOM aims to tackle the challenge of e-waste management in displacement settings, in coordination with UNHCR, through the Innovation Norway-funded project Greening humanitarian responses through recovery, repair, and recycling of solar products in camps – the E-Waste Project (“the Project”). The Project specifically looks at creating a circular economy for solar lanterns and solar home systems and their accessories that have been distributed in IDP and refugee camps. The overall objective of the Project is to identify solutions that reduce and manage e-waste, while prolonging energy access, creating employment opportunities, supporting alternative forms of livelihoods, increasing knowledge transfer and promoting environmental sustainability.

Significantly, the Project also aims to transform e-waste policies for humanitarian organizations and UN agencies, ensuring systemic change within the humanitarian sector with the ability to transform the way solar products are procured and manufactured, repaired, recovered and recycled in the long-term. In addition, the Project also has the objective of providing evidence to replicate the solutions in other camps and camp-like settings, creating a global reach for the proposed solution, and possibly also to scale up beyond solar products and their accessories to other types of electronic waste.

Research (Phase 1) for the Project was undertaken March to November 2020, which highlighted key findings (Annex 1), including a list of potential innovation opportunities for creating a circular economy for e-waste in displacement settings (Annex 1, page 3). Implementation (Phase 2) will include a pilot trial of a proposed solution in Kakuma refugee camp, in Kenya selected based on the findings of the Phase 1 research. . The Project recognizes (further confirmed in Phase 1) the importance of partnerships to deliver on the potential innovation opportunities. Partnerships enable a multi-faceted and holistic approach to the e-waste issue by creating synergies between different aspects of the waste stream and capitalizing on, and growing, previously siloed solutions of various partners. This Call for Innovation Partners (CfIP) aims to foster these partnerships between humanitarian organizations and relevant private companies and/or social enterprises to implement a pilot of a solution(s) to be determined by the CfIP.

Simultaneously to implementation (Phase 2), awareness raising through advocacy will be conducted (Phase 3) through the IOM Environmental Sustainability Programme’s involvement in global, sector-wide networks such as the Environment and Humanitarian Action Network (EHAN), the United Nations’ Greening the Blue initiative and the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy in Situations of Displacement (GPA); and through IOM’s Global WASH Support Unit’s involvement in the Global WASH Cluster, among others, with the aim to encourage transformative wide-spread change. In addition, the Project findings will be promoted at conferences, sharing through organizational newsletters and social media. Monitoring visits will be undertaken throughout the pilot to assess its effectiveness and make adjustments as required to facilitate ongoing learning and adaptation.

3. Benefits of Innovative Partnerships

IOM seeks to form strategic partnerships with legal entities from the private sector/social enterprises/NGOs and/or CSOs (herein after referred to as “partners”), with the aim of developing and strengthening programmes in support of its mandates and economic development in countries where IOM operates. Through this CfIP, we invite partners to submit proposals to implement solutions to step-change e-waste management in humanitarian settings.

Upon selection, partners will be expected to contribute to the development of the implementation of the E-Waste Project pilot trial with their expertise, networks and resources. It is expected that there will be significant long-term benefits for partners and local communities in terms of access, environmental preservations, and scaled effects of sustainable social, economic and health impacts, as well as involvement in shaping the future landscape of solar within camps.

IOM, along with UNHCR will bring expertise of the humanitarian sector, networks, camps access and overall management of the Project. IOM also has funding to support the logistic related expenses likely to be incurred by partners such as for the collection of materials, camp site development, spare parts and development of earning and visibility materials, to the extent the funding benefits the project.

The partnership(s) is based on fair and equitable sharing of costs, resources and knowledge. Each partner should contribute to the extent they have capacity, with recognition of the shared benefits and risks of their contribution.

4. Process

The process to form the partnership(s) consists of the following seven steps. The timeline for the steps is outlined in Section 8 – Timeline.

Step I: Review the CfIP: Interested potential partners are encouraged to carefully review the CfIP and verify that they comply with the eligibility criteria.

Step II: Information session: Interested potential partners complying with the eligibility criteria outlined in the CfIP, are encouraged to participate in IOM’s information session which will explain the project objectives and this CfIP in more detail. The information session will take place through Microsoft Teams. Interested potential partners should send names and email addresses of all participating individuals from their organization to washsupport@iom.int by 11.59 pm 29 January 2021.

Step III: Ideation workshop: In addition to the information session, IOM invites interested potential partners complying with the eligibility criteria outlined in the CfIP, to participate in IOM’s ideation workshop, which will allow interested potential partners to come together and generate innovative ideas for solutions for the e-waste issue. The workshop will be facilitated by IOM and will include a range of activities designed to challenge current thinking, explore alternatives and think creatively, sparking innovative thinking for proposal submission. The ideation workshop will take place online. Potential partners should send names and email addresses of all participating individuals for the ideation workshop from their organization to washsupport@iom.int by 11.59 pm 29 January 2021.

Step IV: Submit a proposal: After the ideation workshop, interested potential partners are encouraged to submit a proposal detailing their proposed solution(s) as further outlined in section 4 below to the washsupport@iom.int, before the submission deadline. Please ensure that you have provided all the requested information and supporting documents.

Step V: IOM reviews the received proposals: IOM reviews all proposals and notifies potential partners if additional information is required. In some cases, IOM might invite selected partners to participate in an online interview for IOM to better understand the proposed solution.

Step VI: Selection result: Based on a complete assessment of all the proposals including supporting documents and interviews (if applicable), IOM will select the partner(s) it wishes to collaborate with. All potential partners who have submitted proposals will be notified whether or not they have been selected.

Step VII: Partnership agreement and pilot implementation: A partnership agreement will be signed by selected partner(s) and IOM, with additional planning discussions regarding the proposed solution(s) between partners and IOM experts prior to pilot implementation.

5. Partnership proposal

Potential partners are encouraged to submit a partnership proposal that reflects one or more (or other) opportunities identified in Phase 1 (Annex 1, page 3), based on their current experience and expertise. IOM may select multiple partners to encourage a collaboration across multiple areas of the waste stream (recovery, repair, recycling, reuse).

Potential partners are welcome to propose synergies within other organizations and submit joint proposals . It is expected that potential partner organizations include details of the resources they are proposing to bring to the project.

Partnership proposals should include:

  • Summary of how your organization(s) aligns to the following attributes: (1 page max) o Distribution range and geographic coverage, including any presence near displacement settings. o Current policies/financial investment in environmental sustainability (if applicable) that show potential partner’s organizational commitment to an e-waste circular economy. o Commitment to capacity building in countries of implementation. o Commitment to innovation including evidence of contribution to previous innovation partnership programs (if applicable). o Involvement in various steps of the e-waste stream (either directly or indirectly through partnerships with other private companies/ social enterprises, NGOs or CSOs).
  • Summary of your proposed solution including: o Details of your solution and how it addresses one or more innovation opportunities outlined in Annex 1, Page 3 (or others if applicable). o What is already developed out of the box in your solution, and what may need to be developed or customized. o Your business model and commercial ways of working with the humanitarian community in the long term, including any potential costs to beneficiaries.
  • Cross cutting themes: o Describe how you will engage local entrepreneurship / build local capacity through the proposed solution. o Describe how your solution will be sustainable in the long term (in terms of financial sustainability and long-term behavior change, as required), and how it may be scaled to other displacement settings Describe any gender equality benefits that may be included in your solution. o Describe any additional intended or unintended environmental impacts of your solution.
  • Provide an overview of the resources required to realize the solution, including indication of partner’s own resources allocated (in-kind and/or financial), as well as the suitability of the team and key personnel to implement the project. This can include (but is not limited to): o Hardware (tools, spare parts, solar products, transport costs). o Training and materials. o Specific activities and outputs for the pilot. o Any likely reoccurring costs and business model for reoccurring costs (e.g., service fees). o Personnel. o Other.

6. Assessment Criteria

The partnership proposal will be duly assessed by the IOM Evaluation Committee, based on the assessment criteria outlined above, and summarized below:

  • Organizational attributes
  • Technical capacity and proposed solution
  • Understanding and inclusion of cross-cutting themes within proposed solution.
  • Proposed resources to be allocated to the innovation partnership .
  • IOM requires partners to articulate the resources they are bringing to the table for the purpose of contributing their knowledge, expertise and capacity to the innovation proccess.
  • Upon IOM’s selection of collaboration partner(s), a partnership agreement will be signed between the partners. The agreement will be based on IOM’s standard terms and conditions including any additionally agreed conditions pertinent to the partnership.

7. Submission

Proposals should be sent to washsupport@iom.int no later than 11.59 pm CET on 7 March 2021. Proposals must be signed by a duly authorized representative of the company submitting the proposal.

The cost of preparing a proposal, attendance at any meetings or oral presentations shall be borne by the participants, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the process. All proposals shall remain valid and open for acceptance for a period of 30 calendar days after the date specified for receipt of proposals. The terms and conditions of the partnership will be determined upon selection of the winning proposal for this CfIP. Effective with the release of this solicitation, all communication should be directed to Antonio Torres, IOM Global WASH Coordinator at washsupport@iom.int.

8. Timeline

All participants should refer to the following schedule of the CfIP. This schedule reflects the expected completion dates but may be modified by IOM at its discretion. The ideation workshop is intended for stakeholders to come together and collaborate on potential solutions. The ideation workshop schedule is to be released late-January 2021.

Milestone Schedule (Geneva time, CET) Release of CfIP Week of 18 January 2021:

  • Week of 18 January 2021: Release of CfIP
  • 11.59 pm 29 January 2021: Deadline for potential partners to register interest in applying to the CfIP by emailing information session and ideation workshop participant emails to washsupport@iom.int
  • Week of 1 February 2021: CfIP Information session (online)
  • Week of 8 February 2021: Ideation workshop (online)
  • 11.59 pm 12 February 2021: Deadline for submission of questions on CfIP
  • 11.59 pm 15 February 2021: Deadline for IOM responses to questions on CfIP
  • 11.59 pm 7 March 2021: Submission of proposal
  • Mid-March 2021: Selection of partner (s) and partnership agreement signing
  • March 2021 – February 2022: Pilot kick-off and implementation

ANNEX A – Summary of Phase 1 research

The Phase 1 research phase was undertaken between March and November 2020 through a market dialogue with key stakeholders in the solar sector, as well as field data collection across five camps in Uganda and Kenya. The research identified:

· Best practices and barriers for improving solar and e-waste practices in displacement settings through the market dialogue

· Mapping of waste stream in camps from acquisition to disposal

· Considerations for camp site selection for the pilot, and for future scale up.

· Key take-aways and opportunities for innovative change.

***The full document can be provided upon request at washsupport@iom.int*

ANNEX B – Partnership details

Eligibility

Partners must have a current legal entity.

Partners can make use of current work the company/enterprise is undertaking.

Partners may apply as consortiums.

Accountability

The partner shall be accountable to the IOM E-waste Project Advisory Board (PAB), the Donor Relations Division, Private Sector Liaison Unit or any other qualified official that IOM may appoint.

Confidentiality

Information relating to the evaluation of proposals and recommendations concerning awards shall not be disclosed to those who submitted proposals or to other persons not officially concerned with the process.

All IOM proprietary data shared with the partner shall be governed by a non-disclosure agreement as part of the agreement.

Intellectual property

All outputs and intellectual property created during the course of this consultancy, including but not limited to data, findings, results, solutions, recommendations and any other documents developed throughout the project shall be owned by IOM.

The partner shall develop materials and recommendations assuming current business processes and retention of current duties, accountabilities and responsibilities but may make recommendations for changes.

Non-eligible costs

The partner’s costs of preparing the proposal and of negotiating the contract, including visit/s to IOM, are not reimbursable as a direct cost of the assignment.

Corrupt, fraudulent, and coercive practices

IOM policy requires that all IOM staff, bidders, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors or service providers and partners, observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement and execution of all contracts. IOM shall reject any proposal put forward by bidders, or where applicable, terminate their contract, if it is determined that they have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive or coercive practices. In pursuance of this policy, IOM defines for purposes of this paragraph the terms set forth below as follows:

· Corrupt practice means the offering, giving, receiving or soliciting, directly or indirectly, of anything of value to influence the action of the procuring/contracting entity in the procurement process or in contract execution.

· Fraudulent practice is any act or omission, including a misrepresentation, that knowingly or recklessly misleads, or attempts to mislead, the procuring/contracting entity in the procurement process or the execution of a contract, to obtain a financial gain or other benefit to avoid an obligation.

· Collusive practice is an undisclosed arrangement between two or more bidders designed to artificially alter the results of the tender procedure to obtain a financial gain or other benefit.

· Coercive practice is impairing or harming, or threatening to impair or harm, directly or indirectly, any participant in the tender process to influence improperly its activities in a procurement process or affect the execution of a contract.

Conflict of Interest

All potential partners found to have conflicting interests shall be disqualified to participate. A potential partner may be considered to have conflicting interest under any of the circumstances set forth below:

· A partner has controlling shareholders in common with another bidder.

· A partner receives or has received any direct or indirect subsidy from another bidder.

· A partner has the same representative as that of another partner for purposes of this proposal.

· A partner has a relationship, directly or through third parties, that puts them in a position to have access to information about or influence on the proposal of another or influence the decisions of IOM regarding this proposal review process.

· A partner submits more than one proposal in this proposal process.

How to apply:

Proposals should be sent to washsupport@iom.int no later than 11.59 pm CET on 7 March 2021. Proposals must be signed by a duly authorized representative of the company submitting the proposal.

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Data Engineer

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Jan 192021
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: World Health Organization
Closing date: 21 Jan 2021

Purpose of the Consultancy

The role of the Data Engineer, Frontier Technologies and Data (FTD), will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the recently developed and still under development monitoring tools of the Operations Support and Logistics (OSL) team. The data engineer work would be primarily focused on working closely with OSL data managers to build, manage, optimize and troubleshoot data models and pipelines for data and analytics consumers using existing in-house (custom) tools and/or off-the-shelf technologies. The engineer will also need to safeguard compliance with data governance and data security requirements.

This role will involve promoting data litteracy, effective data management practices and promoting the tools which will assist in better understanding of data and analytics. The data engineer will also participate in meetings and workgroups with key business stakeholders, IT experts and subject-matter experts to assist in planning and delivery of optimal analytics and data science solutions. The data engineer will be considered a developer of the tools needed for these solutions.

Work to be performed

Reporting directly to OSL Operations’ team lead and working in close collaboration with the FTD team, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

1- In close collaboration with OSL data managers, perform “initial setup” prior to handling over to users, including:

  • Analyze health datasets and design storage and view data models based on WHO best practices, naming conventions and industry data modelling patterns (such as star schemas).
  • Design and manage reference/master data tables.
  • Create ETL-like “pipelines” using the tool, to help users load arbitrarily formatted data.
  • Manage users, roles and permissions.
  • Set up data catalogue.

2- Drive automation through effective metadata management and assisting with renovating the data management infrastructure, including:

  • Learning and using modern data preparation, integration and AI-enabled metadata management tools and techniques.
  • Tracking data consumption patterns.
  • Performing intelligent sampling and caching.
  • Monitoring schema changes.
  • Automating — existing and future integration flows.
  • Other required tasks.

3- Collaborate across departments to work with varied stakeholders within the Organization for managing various data and analytics initiatives and their data consumption requirements.

4- Support, educate and train e.g. troubleshooting, and proposing appropriate (and innovative) data ingestion, preparation, integration and operationalization techniques in optimally addressing these data requirements.

5- Participate in ensuring compliance and governance during data usage.

6- Provide data management user support, including:

  • Help users troubleshoot data loading issues.
  • Be available online during specified hours to answer ad-hoc questions from the user community.
  • Contribute to training materials, such as documents or FAQs.
  • Initiate or participate in online meetings with the service manager and/or users.

7- Support in-house custom tools used for data management, including:

  • Become a product specialist of in-house custom tools.
  • Suggest ideas for system enhancements and features.
  • Test new versions of the software.
  • Submit bug reports.

8- Liaise with vendors/suppliers and coordinate their work as needed.

Specific requirements

1. Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to review raw data in different formats and coding schemes and propose data models, including, design of tables, data types, foreign key relationships, star schemas, fact tables, reference/dimension tables, etc.
  • Ability to suggest creative ETL solutions to transform arbitrarily formatted and coded data.
  • Ability to write SQL SELECT queries/views using SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Knowledge of popular data discovery, analytics and BI software tools like PowerBI, Tableau, and others for semantic-layer-based data discovery.
  • Ability to perform functional requirements analysis and business analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing and establish effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Familiarity in advanced analytics and programming tools such tools such as DHIS, R, Shiny, Python, Javascript, others.

Desired

  • Experience with job orchestration tools.
  • Familiarity with AI, machine learning, data lakes.

2. Education Qualifications

Essential

  • First-level university degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data management, information systems, information science or a related field.

Desirable

  • Post-graduate degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data management, information systems, information science or a related quantitative field.
  • Professional qualification or foundation certification in analysis methodologies such as IIBA-CCBA/CBAP or PMI-BPA.
  • Certifications on database programming languages including SQL, PL/SQL, or emerging tools like NoSQL/Hadoop oriented databases like MongoDB, Cassandra, others.

3. Experience

Essential

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience as a Data Engineer.
  • Experience working within a project framework (like Agile, Prince2 or PMI) and interacting closely with IT colleagues.

Desirable

  • Experience with public health-oriented information systems helpful.
  • Experience with United Nations or other international or multinational organizations.

4. Use of Language Skills

Essential

  • Expert knowledge in spoken and written English.

Desirable

  • Knowledge in spoken and written French desirable.

5. Other Essential IT Skills

  • MS Office 365.

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How to apply:

Contractual Arrangement: INDIVIDUAL Consultancy**

Starting Date: 01-Feb-2021

Ending Date: 30 Apr-2021

Schedule: Full time consultancy

Primary location: WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Application closing date: 21 Jan-2021

Contacts: If you are interested, please send your CV to LORENZIN, Egle at lorenzine@who.int and DUMONT-FILLON, Dorothee at dumontfillond@who.int

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

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