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Federal Urban Job Creation & Food Security Agency

Ethiopian Herald Jan23,2021

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES -INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Urban Productive Safety Net and Job Project (UPSNJP) Grant No. 0732-ET

  • Assignment Title: Selection of Individual Consultant [Refuge, Host targeting and Protection Specialist]
  • Ref #. ET-UJCFSA-208958-CS-INDV

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has received financing from the World Bank to the cost of the Urban Productive Safety Net and Job Project (UPSNJP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individual consulting services

The Individual Consulting Service (The Services) includes providing support the senior project manager in the JOBFSA/PCU in project design, implementation and capacity building for Refugee and Host Integration through the Safety Net (RHISNN) Subcomponent of the Urban Productive Safety Net and Jobs Project. The Individual consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities, among others:

The services include:

  1.  Ensure that project design, targeting and implementation mechanisms reflect excellent standards in refugee protection and gender inclusivity and maximizes the potential for positive social cohesion impacts on stakeholder communities
  • Lead the engagement with ARRA counterparts on refugee protection, including a Memorandum of Understanding, implementation plan and guidelines to be annexed to the UPSNJP Project Implementation Manual; Design inclusive targeting mechanisms for refugees, in consultation with World Bank, ARRA and UNHCR, taking into account best practice, available evidence and the objective of enhancing social cohesion within and between refugee and host communities

2. Build capacity within FUJCFSA and ARRA at the federal, regional and city level on refugee protection, and inclusive targeting of refugee and host communities

Design and lead the implementation of a lean capacity building plan for federal, regional and city implementing bodies of the RHISN, to train implementers on conflict-sensitive implementation, communications and targeting

With the support of safeguard specialists design and implement adaptations to the UPSNJP GRM to ensure suitability for specific grievances of refugees and host (eg. perceptions of unequal treatment) and linkage to ARRA’s GRM

3. Support the senior project manager in all secretarial, note-taking drafting, and engagement activities for the technical working group on RHISN and in drafting other project documents, involving FPCU staff and partners as needed

  • The assignment will be for one year, with possible extension upon satisfactory performance of the consultant

Required Competencies

  • A Degree in international law, sociology, psychology, gender studies, conflict and peace studies, applied social sciences or other relevant discipline; a Master’s level qualification will be a great advantage and certified knowledge of refugee protection or pertinent international law ideal.
  • A minimum of 8 years professional experience with projects of similarscope and requirements,Substantial work experience or applied academic experience of refugeeprotection, peace-building, gender-inclusive programming, and/or conflictsensitive policymaking.
  • Experience in project management in the space of refugee policy, internal displacement response or social protection in Ethiopia is ideal. Knowledge or experience of social protection, safety-net targeting mechanisms, poverty and gender dynamics in displacement settings, and is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and thought-leadership skills, including outstanding written and spoken Amharic and English. Experience in a teaching or capacity building role a significant advantage.
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills including time management,
  • cross-institutional collaboration, including co-drafting documents with cross-disciplinary team from different institutions, note-taking etc.
  • Very good IT skills, in particular working with document drafting and project management software such as MS Office suite
  • The Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency now invites eligible individual consultants/specialist to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: Qualification and Experience as individual consultant/Specialist specifically in World Bank financed project and their capability on the basis of academic background, general and relevant experience, and knowledge of local condition
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section V para 5.1 to 5.6 of The World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 and revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the individual consultant selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Remunerations: will be negotiable and depends on qualification and experience of the candidate. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:30 to 12:00 am in the morning and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm local time in the afternoon,
  • Expressions of interest including recent and comprehensive CV with a letter of application and other relevant supporting documents must delivered in a written form (in person, or by e-mail) to the address below, latest by 08 February 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency, Productive Safety Net and Job Project, Around Sengatera, Near to Wabe shebele Hotel, Yobek Commercial center., 14th Floor, project procurement section, Attn: -Debebe Barud, UPSNP Coordinator