German Red Cross is searching for a "Policy Consultant on Anticipatory Action and Disaster Risk Financing for the Anticipation Hub"
The objective of your assignment is to support the development of different Disaster Risk Financing materials, to carry out webinars and workshops and support the GRC/IFRC/RCCC Anticipation team before and during the upcoming regional and global Dialogue Platforms. The public relation and outreach of the Anticipation Hub will be supported through articles, events and social media posts.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:
- Collection and organization of the policy and advocacy content of the Anticipation Hub online website
- Support to the regional focal points in their policy and advocacy work with regional institutions and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Finalize the GRC anticipation strategy/vision
- Support the Anticipation Hub planning document especially the policy/advocacy track
- Draft policy and advocacy key messages for the Anticipation Hub
- Draft of Anticipation Hub newsletter
- Support to the Early Action Focus Task Force in drafting key documents on anticipatory humanitarian action
- Support for the concept development and organization of virtual events and technical webinars on emerging topics, e.g. conflict, displacement and disaster risk financing.
Depending on the time available further products might be agreed between GRC and the consultant, and content/direction of the listed products might be adapted. The final deliverables will be approved by Alexandra Rüth (Head of Anticipation Hub, GRC Ethiopia) and Kara Devonna Siahaan (IFRC Geneva).
Find here the Terms of Reference:
How to apply
Proposed Timeframe The draft products should be elaborated starting November 2020 and be finished by March 2021 and thus the assignment will last five months. GRC estimates that a total of 80 workdays (or on average 20 days per month) will be necessary. Up to 5 days might be added upon agreement if necessary.
How to apply?
Application Procedure Interested consultants should submit their dossier by 22 November 2020. 12:00 am (CET) to Alexandra Rüth (email: ) and Franziska Waldvogel ( ). Consultant Profiles The consultant should meet the following criteria: Obligatory - Experience in international cooperation or humanitarian assistance - Ability to write clearly and analytically for a wide range of audience - Experienced in the drafting of policy and strategy documents - Experienced in participatory processes - Relevant academic background - Fluent in written and spoken English - Very good skills in humanitarian diplomacy - Availability (statement of availability) Preferable - Knowledge/experience of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement highly desirable - Language skills in French, Spanish, Portuguese of advantage - Knowledge of humanitarian assistance, international development and the UN system is an advantage GRC – Team International Cooperation 7 The consultant must submit the following tender documents: • Curriculum Vitae • Brief letter of motivation summarising relevant experiences, publications if applicable and qualifications for the consultancy (Expertise and experience in Disaster Risk Financing and/or Anticipatory Action, Humanitarian policy and advocacy work • Sample of previous written work and organised webinars, high level panel discussions etc. • Daily rate and financial offer indicating the (net) sum for 80 days • Statement of availability for continuous work from November 2020 to March 2021 • Signed declaration of conformity The selection of the consultant will be based on the following criteria: • Demonstrated knowledge of disaster risk financing and the broader anticipatory action agenda (25%) • Relevance and quality of sample previous work (25%) • Daily Rate (30%) • Proven record of managing agile processes, coordination and/or project management (10%) • Proven record of working with national actors in developing countries (10%) The following evaluation scheme will be applied: • 0 points = not fulfilled • 1 point = insufficiently fulfilled • 2 points = sufficiently fulfilled • 3 points = satisfactorily fulfilled • 4 points = well fulfilled • 5 points = optimally fulfilled The three highest ranked candidates will be invited to an online interview. Evaluation criteria interview: • Linking the experience with the task of the consultancy (25%) • Innovative ideas in tackling the tasks/objectives (25%) • Planning and prioritization of tasks (25%) • Short presentation of relevant work experience (articles, policy papers, event preparation etc.) (25%) The following evaluation scheme will be applied: • 0 points = not fulfilled • 1 point = insufficiently fulfilled • 2 points = sufficiently fulfilled • 3 points = satisfactorily fulfilled • 4 points = well fulfilled • 5 points = optimally fulfilled GRC – Team International Cooperation
We would like to inform you, that we are extending the deadline for the submission of offers by ten days until November 22, 2020.