Requisition ID: req43328 **
Job Title: DRR Consultant
Sector: Research & Development
Employment Category: Consultant
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location:** IRC Global
Background of the project
Scope of work
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and gain control of their future. The IRC is working to improve the safety, health, education, economic well-being and power of people in crisis affected places.
The IRC’s Airbel Impact Lab designs, tests, and scales life-changing, cost-effective solutions for people affected by conflict and disaster. By applying the IRC’s deep technical expertise and field experience with a range of skills from the behavioral sciences, human-centered design, research, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving in humanitarian contexts, we work to develop breakthrough solutions that combine creativity and precision, flexibility and expertise, and a desire to think afresh with the experience and reputation of a large-scale implementing organization.
The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD TU) is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and monitoring of client-centered programs such as, but not limited to, cash and voucher assistance (CVA), rural & agricultural livelihoods, and enterprise development and employment promotion. The TU’s technical assistance to this wide variety of programs ensures quality and use of evidence-based practices; promotes innovation, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and drives data-based management and decision making.
One of the IRC’s four global research and innovation priorities (GRIPs) is climate resilient agro-pastoral livelihoods. We generate and adapt solutions to increase the resilience of agro-pastoral livelihoods in the areas hardest hit by climate change and conflict – with a focus on women, who are disproportionately affected by climate impacts and already face significant challenges in agriculture. We innovate within the following two focus areas: improving seed security and strengthening disaster risk reduction. Our solutions are localized to specific priority countries and will help to reduce poverty and food insecurity by enabling people and institutions to absorb, adapt and respond to climate shocks.
We Are Launching a Scoping Period For The Disaster Risk Reduction Focus Area, In Which We Would Like To Investigate The Following Questions
- How might indigenous and existing DRR systems and approaches be scaled to address the impacts of climate change in crisis contexts?
- How might we understand who should lead on DRR facilitation in different crisis contexts (govt, iNGO, local NGO, other system actors)?
The consultant will collaborate with the Climate GRIP Lead, Senior Officer, the Evidence 2 Action Manager, and other key technical representatives in order to answer these questions through an evidence review, desk review, and conducting and synthesizing key informant interviews. The consultant will work in close collaboration on all deliverables with the Evidence 2 Action Manager: the Evidence 2 Action Manager will take the lead on the evidence review while the consultant will take the lead on the desk review and conduct all key informant interviews. The Evidence 2 Action Manager and the Consultant will then work collaboratively to synthesize findings into a final set of deliverables.
- Participation in design sessions with IRC Climate Resilience team and country program technical staff; contribution of specific regional technical knowledge
- 2 Scoping Reports (5-10 pages each) for Question A and B, Synthesizing the evidence review, desk review, and KII findings
- Detailed notes and summaries of key informant interviews with industry experts and leaders in the DRR space
- Partnership scoping report containing summaries of key informant interviews with industry experts and leaders in the DRR space
IRC Will Support The Consultant Activities By
- Facilitating collaboration sessions with Airbel, TU, and technical program staff
- Templates for reports
- Support in identifying and connecting with industry experts and leaders
- Education: Undergraduate degree in social science, nutrition, foodsecurity,agriculture, logistics or related field and technical accreditation or equivalent
- Work Experience: 5-7 years of work experience in the humanitarian or development sector, preferably with at least 2 years of international experience implementing humanitarian and/or development programs with DRR components.
- Experience working in diverse emergency, recovery post-conflict or development contexts preferred.
- High degree of proven organizational and project management skills required, and experience facilitating qualitative data collection.
- Superior coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member. Excellent writing skills required.
- French and/or Arabic highly desirable