Work Type : Consultancy
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The cluster approach ensures clear leadership, predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies by clarifying the division of labour among organizations and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the different sectors of the response.
It aims to make the international humanitarian community better organised and more accountable and professional, so that it can be a better partner for the affected people, host governments, local authorities, local civil society and resourcing partners.
A well-run coordination platform including Information Management is a formal deliverable of the Cluster Lead Agency and forms a part of the agency’s work.
UNICEF, as highlighted in their Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, is fully committed to interagency humanitarian reform and supports this through provision of leadership and participation in assigned clusters and sectors.
In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the whole Latin America and Caribbean region is affected requiring UNICEF and host government’s leadership in WASH sector coordination to address the needs of affected population.
The WASH coordination platforms vary across countries in the region. The Regional WASH Coordination Group hosting the IM Specialist needs to cater for the different needs and varying levels of experience and expertise in a rapid fashion.
The Regional WASH LAC group entails partners working at a regional and national level. The stakeholders range from UNICEF staff, to national coordinators and co-leads such as the government, and members such as local and international organizations.
The group has met on a quarterly basis, has a new website and basic contact lists.
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Regional WASH Sector Coordination with focus on the sub-region of the Caribbean.
Therefore support national WASH sector platforms with coordination and manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information that is important to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions at regional and country office levels.
The consultant is responsible for all WASH Information Management responsibilities including :
Core cluster / coordination functions :
1. Supporting service delivery
1.1. Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities
1.2. Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery
2. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC / HCT for the humanitarian response
2.1. Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
2.2. Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
2.3. Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
3. Planning and strategy development
3.1. Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC / HCT strategic priorities
3.2. Application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines
3.3. Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF / CHF, CERF)
4.1. Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action
4.2. Undertaking advocacy activities on behalf of cluster participants and the affected population
5. Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommending corrective action where necessary
6. Contingency planning / preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.
7. Accountability to affected populations
The consultant is accountable to :
Units / December
Attend / lead regional and national coordination meetings and document as required
Develop weekly documentation and reports based on information shared by the coordination team and national coordinators
Develop, input data and publish All Dashboards (V&M, CCCPM, Public Policy, monitoring framework, etc)
Document in a summary monthly report the achievements based on dashboards for the sub-region of the Caribbean
Organize, record and deliver WASH Coordination and IM related Trainings
Develop and finalize Websites for regional and national wash cluster / sector platforms
Provide direct support to national WASH platforms with products (1 product up to 3 pages)
Organize, attend, record, develop flyer, documentation, minutes of WASH LAC Group Webinars and bilateral meetings with national platforms
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
understand their cluster-specific information management needs.
knowledge of establishing and managing basic websites (e.g. UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Response platform); proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development are an asset.
Reports to : WASH Specialist, Regional (P3)
Duration : 3 months
Workplace : Work from home / remote
How to apply :
Application should be submitted online and should include : CV, cover letter and financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.
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UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.