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National Consultant ( Mercy Corps )

Job Summary

Location: Pauktaw, Rakhine (But consultant need to work remotely)

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Consultant Objectives:

 Revisit existing data and information available and collect additional information and inputs from farmers and fishers as well as relevant stakeholders,

 Determine structure of final product/s of this service contract,

 Develop the expected final product/s that cover relevant elements of organizational governance structures, business processes, and operational and maintenance management systems for user associations of the greenhouse solar dryer facilities in 7 locations in Pauktaw.

 Propose key next steps for UNDP and Mercy Corps,

 Integrate conflict sensitivity, gender and other inclusion considerations into all planning, analyses, and design/report.

Consultant Activities:

 Discuss with MC team to gather existing data and information and identify additional data and information to be collected, including identifying information sources and data collection methods - putting into account the current challenges,

 Work with MC field team remotely to collect key information (from fishers, farmers, market actors),

 Gather inputs remotely from UNDP and its local CSO partner, Mercy Corps, the Department of Agriculture (DOA), the Department of Fisheries (DOF), related market actors and other stakeholders,

 Propose a structure of final product/s of this service contract; the final product/s will cover the following aspects of the user groups:

➢ Organizational governance systems,

➢ Business models,

➢ Operations and maintenance (O&M) mechanisms,

➢ Key next steps for UNDP & Mercy Corps,

 Write a draft report,

 Present the draft to the UNDP and Mercy Corps,

 Finalize the report incorporating feedback from UNDP and Mercy Corps

Consultant Deliverables:

 Information & data gaps, and additional data/information gathering method and workplan,

 Draft report,

 Final report.

Reporting:

The report should be in English. The minimum report requirements are as follows:

 Cover Page, List of Acronyms, Definitions

 Table of Contents which identifies page numbers for the major content areas of the report.

 Executive Summary (2 to 3 pages) should be a clear and concise stand-alone document that gives readers the essential contents of the assessment report in two or three pages, previewing the main points in order to enable readers to build a mental framework for organizing and understanding the detailed information within the report. In addition, the Executive Summary helps readers determine the key elements of the products and any recommendations.

 Introduction (1 to 2 pages) providing background, objectives and other relevant information.

 Main products (no page limit, will be depending on the approved structure of the write up) that will include the following elements of user associations:

➢ Organizational governance systems,

➢ Business models,

➢ Operations and maintenance (O&M) mechanisms,

 Recommendations on key next steps for UNDP and MC

Required Experience & Skills:

 Able to work remotely,

 Since most of the key informants do not speak English, the service provider will need to find out ways to communicate effectively with stakeholders,

 Relevant expertise,

 Strong preference given to candidates with prior field experience and demonstrated understanding of Rakhine context,

 Excellent English writing and communication skills, and the ability to present information logically and concisely,

 Ability to work under pressure and deliver quality products under tight deadlines,

 Ability to work as part of diverse teams and facilitate planning processes.

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