Senior Humanitarian Affairs Consultant

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08-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)

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Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Consultant (HAC), Field Support reports directly to the STAIT Director (D2).

The HAC provides substantive contributions and technical expertise in all five of the STAIT’s main work streams:

  1. field support missions;

  2. remote support to HCs and HCTs;

  3. learning missions and other learning initiatives e.g. the webinar series;

  4. communications e.g. summary papers on specific issues, summary papers on missions, audio and video productions etc.;

  5. shaping policy and practice e.g. participation in the EDG sub-groups (Security Risk Management; L3 benchmarks).

The HAC leads the planning of field support missions and participates in missions as a substantive part of the mission team (leading consultations; organizing self-assessments exercises) and as an organizational focal point on missions. 

The HAC will also be responsible for managing the mission members and compiling their work into a consolidated report:  taking overall responsibility for drafting, editing and finalizing mission reports for OPR missions, STAIT missions, and STAIT learning missions. 

In addition to the field support function, the HAC will contribute substantively to the communications work of the STAIT to raise awareness of the Transformative Agenda and the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and the Grand Bargain to field teams and other humanitarian practitioners. 

The HAC will contribute to STAIT strategic planning, and monitor the implementation of the STAIT work plan and project; and advise the STAIT Director (and in turn the EDG) on humanitarian trends, emerging challenges, and innovative ways to overcome the recurrent challenges faced by HCs and HCTs.

The HAC will provide guidance to STAIT project consultants (Communications) and ensure cooperation and coordination with the IASC Secretariat and IASC members. The HAC liaises with IASC organizations, including Directors and Senior Staff, both at HQ and field level, NGO consortia and NGOs at HQ and field level, Humanitarian Coordinators and their staff in the field, as well as Programme Managers, Regional Commissions, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, and civil society.

The consultant will be engaged in on-going discussions with donors, post-mission follow up with Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams (Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Syria, Yemen), discussions and partnership building with other agencies and IASC subsidiary bodies, on-going mission planning (with an undefined time-frame).

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • At least 3 Terms of Reference, STAIT mission, to be completed appoximately by 30 April, 31 May, 30 June 2017;
  • At least 3 Programme Plan for STAIT missions, to be completed by approximately 30 April, 31 May, 30 June 2017;
  • Participation in at least 3 STAIT missions, to be completed by 30 April, 31 May, 31 August 2017;
  • Final reports of at least 3 STAIT missions report completed by 30 April, 31 May, 31 August respectively;
  • 6 Summary of monthly STAIT activities to the IASC Newsletter, completion by end of each calendar month;
  • Completed preparation for 6 monthly webinar, including broadcast of the webinar) by end of each calendar months;
  • Final Terms of Reference for Humanitarian Country Teams completed (provided to EDG/IASC for deliberation and final approval) by 30 April 2017;
  • Facilitation Mission, Somalia HCT self-assessment to be completed by 31 May 2017;
  • Follow Up Report from Ethiopia STAIT mission received, edited, completed by 30 June 2017;
  • Mid-Year Review of STAIT activities completed for EDG to be completed by 31 July 2017;
  • Summary of information from all STAIT missions (including OPRs) for EDG to be completed by 31 August 2017.

NOTE:  The consultant will develop a brief work plan of monthly activities every month to more accurately identify tasks and deliverables. All products will be reviewed and approved by the Director and Team leader, STAIT.

Institutional Arrangement

The STAIT Project Director will directly supervise the Consultant

The Consultant will provide a one-page summary report on activities at the end of each month to the Director.

The Consultant will be expected to work with different agencies, NGOs and IASC subsidiary bodies, including but not limited to UNICEF, UNDP, OCHA, UNHCR, UNDSS, IOM, DR. WHO, IRC, NRC, DRC, SBPs, and more.

Duration of the Work

The consultancy will last six months, from 1st March 2017 to 31 August 2017

Duty Station

Duty Station:  Geneva, with field travel to STAIT mission locations. 

The consultant will qualify for DSA at the UN rate for any travel taken during the consultancy period that is related to STAIT project activities.

The consultant will work from the STAIT project office.  OCHA’s hosting support will provide a desk space, laptop, access to a printer and other basic services during the consultancy.  The consultant may work from home at the discretion of the Director.


Core Values

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Core Competencies

  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, including the ability to pose questions, listen, evaluate and capture opinions, suggestions and comments, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different stakeholders;
  • Client orientation: Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with the stakeholders of concern, from national staff to organize missions to Humanitarian Coordinators identifying partners’ needs, and matching them to appropriate solutions;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills on issues related to humanitarian actions and the Humanitarian and Development nexus.

Functional Competencies

  • Experience and knowledge of Humanitarian Programme Cycle and of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain;
  • Strong capacity and record in designing and writing reports, using a wide range of evaluation approaches and toolsets.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

Masters Degree in International Development Studies or another equally relevant field. 

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years of humanitarian/development field experience;
  • Experience with /knowledge on the experiences from Humanitarian Crisis countries.

Language Requirements

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English


Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their financial proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer:

  1. Is deemed technically responsive / compliant / acceptable (only technically responsive applications/ candidates will be considered for the financial evaluation)

  2. And has obtained the highest combined technical and financial scores.

    Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points

    Criteria A: Theoretical and practical familiarity with Humanitarian Programme Cycle, the IASC, good knowledge and experience on WHS and Grand Bargain. Familiarity with the work and the Mission of STAIT – max points: 50

    Criteria B: Educational background– max points: 10

    Criteria C: Adequacy of brief proposed methodology for the consultancy– max points: 10

    Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points

    Application Procedure

    Qualified and interested candidates are requested to apply by midnight of 8 February 2017.

    The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. A Brief Methodology on proposed methodology for the consultancy;

  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached formattached form…;

  •  Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CVDownload here

  • Financial Proposal: Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted directly with the required template to be filled in for submission of a financial proposal.  

  • Kindly note that Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal are two separate documents. The latter will be sent to short-listed candidates only.

    Annexes to the TOR

    Information about the STAIT is available at  The STAIT’s Concept Note, 2017-2019 is attached as an annex to help prospective consultants orient their offer.       

  • « The STAIT’s Concept Note, 2017-2019,  is accessible through the following link to help prospective consultants orient their offer: « 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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