Terms of Reference
El Nino Needs, Capacities and DRR assessment
Duration 30 working days (inclusive of travel time to assessment locations)
Location Dili, Timor-Leste
Reports to DRR Advisor
Start date February 2016
- CARE International (CI)
CARE is an international humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development projects and providing emergency relief. We know that supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world.
- CARE International in Timor-Leste (CITL)
CARE works to end poverty and bring about lasting, sustainable development in Timor-Leste. CARE places special emphasis on enhancing the roles of women and girls to assure their equality in society. CARE’s commitment to gender equality is outlined in the CARE International in Timor-Leste Gender and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2013- 2018). CARE works with communities in Timor-Leste to ensure women and girls in disadvantaged rural areas have sustainable and measurable improvement in wellbeing and voice. In order to reach this goal CARE uses a number of approaches including the Women’s Empowerment Framework, engaging men and boys, working in partnership, robust M&E systems and multiplying impact.
Responding to humanitarian emergencies is an essential part of CARE’s work to fight poverty and injustice and we recognise that emergencies are a cause and effect of both. CARE Timor Leste plans to respond to the impacts of emergencies in a way that ensures women, men, boys and girls benefit equally and contribute to CITL’s efforts to promote gender equality across the country.
- El Nino Assessment
The 1997-98 El Niño was one of the strongest on record, with substantial effects such as major drought conditions leading to food and water insecurity. The 2015-2016 El Niño is projected to be of a similar scale to that of 1997-98. The most vulnerable sectors within affected countries are proving to be food and water security, and public health. Women and more vulnerable groups are particularly impacted. Impacts in Timor-Leste are anticipated to extend into the next dry season from mid-2016, and beyond.
A number of assessments are ongoing across the country including a CARE supported HPA multi actor multi sectoral assessment. CITL plans to compliment this with a community level El Nino Needs, Capacities and DRR assessment.
The El Nino Assessment Consultant is responsible for supporting the DRR Advisor with the overall management of the assessment. The position will support the design, collection, analysis and reporting of emergency assessment information as part of CITL’s response.
The key deliverable for this consultancy is as follows:
- Half day orientation with DRR Advisor and CITL staff about assessment plans
- Review, design and training of assessment methodology and tools
- Implementation plan and schedule
- Planning and coordination of field data collection activities
- With supervision from DRR Advisor activity management of field enumerators
- Reflection after the implementation with CITL staff
- Analysis of assessment findings
- A report no longer than 10 pages in English which includes the following:
- Outline of the methodology
- Data analysis and reporting of key findings
- Lessons learnt
- Reporting Arrangements
The consultant will report directly to the DRR Advisor, and will be ultimately accountable to the CITL senior management comprising of:
- Assistant Country Director of Programs
- The CITL Country Director
- Schedule and Dates
Dates and times of work will be agreed with the DRR Advisor within the overall timeline to complete the MAP process, documenting the action plan and writing the report within a 30 day period.
- Payment Schedule
The Consultant shall receive full payment for the consultancy on completion of the implementation of the El Nino Assessment.
The consultant will require the following competencies:
- Relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 2-3 years experience in managing projects and 2-3 years experience in conducting evaluations / assessments (Gender / agriculture or WASH experience an asset)
- Ability to understand, comply and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor Leste policies and standard procedures
- The candidate should be organized, effective, creative, a team player, and highly motivated
- Availability and able to travel within Timor Leste as part of the role
- Computer literacy within standard Microsoft Office programs, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, and Data Bases
- Excellent communication skills in English and Tetun both written and spoken. Local languages such as Bonak, Kemak and Tetun Terik an assetCurrently situated in Timor Leste.
The consultant will be expected to sign and adhere to CARE’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection policy. Interested applicants should respond to this ToR with a letter outlining their interest, availability and daily rate and a recent CV to DRR Advisor Philip Barritt: Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org, deadline on 10 February 2016.