Consultant - PREPARADU Project Review - Timor-Leste
*Application deadline - January 25, 2022
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Since establishing operations in Timor-Leste in 2007, we have earned a reputation for innovative and high-quality programming. We promote a community-led, market-based approach to addressing key challenges to improved wellbeing through greater resilience, resolved root causes of poverty, and inclusive economic growth so that Timor-Leste is able to thrive beyond oil.
Strengthening Critical Resilience Capacities to Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Timor-Leste (PREPARADU) project funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) aims to strengthen and reinforce Timor-Leste’s environmental resilience and response capacities to natural disasters and climate change for a more stable future through three specific objectives, which are:
PREPARADU is entering its last year of implementation. This review shall provide strategic guidance to Mercy Corps and KOICA for the remaining period of the current phase.
The scope of the review comprises the following core questions related to above objectives:
Which key adjustments in terms of processes, strategies and approaches need to be taken during the current project phase in order to increase relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact or sustainability of the intervention?
Note: The methodology for the review is to be developed through consultation with the Mercy Corps team taking into account the budget and the ToRs. The methodology adopted should update the preliminary issues and questions outlined within the ToRs, specifying the specific review issues, questions, methods of data collection and analysis that experts will undertake.
- A briefing note outlining the proposed methodology and detailed responsibilities of each team member to be submitted prior to the onset of the assessment process.
Timeframe / Schedule:
The review is scheduled to take place in the month of February and March 2022 (subject to change: based on 1) La Nina driven disasters; 2) further COVID restrictions) for an estimated 20 working days broken down as follows:
The Consultant will report to:
Director of Programs, Mercy Corps, Timor Leste
The Consultant will work closely with:
Program Managers and relevant staff
Required Experience & Skills:
Mercy Corps is looking for a total of 3 Key Experts. All experts must be fluent in both Korean and English. A Team Leader will head a team of key experts, who will organize and supervise the implementation of the contract, carry out reviews, be in charge of the internal quality control, and draft the final report. The team will consist of three people (Project Strategic Planning Expert (Team Leader), DRR Expert and Circular Economy Expert). Detailed responsibilities of each team member should be determined at the beginning of the mission and outlined in the methodology.
- Project Strategic Planning Expert (Team Leader)
- Circular Economy Expert
- Minimum 7 years of demonstrated work experience in sustainable development, green technologies, economic and market systems development, or other relevant areas
- Fluency in both Korean and English
- Knowledge of the circular economy, including experience with inclusive recycling initiatives in low- and middle-income countries, ocean plastics prevention, social and behavior change reduction strategies, and green policy reform advocacy
- Demonstrable understanding of the plastics industry and global markets
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We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
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Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.