Consultant Contractual Jobs at Norwegian refugee council, Oxfam GB and World Health Organization

Deadline of this Job: 30 December 2022

Your purpose as the Regional Emergency Manager (REM) is to lead emergency response, including providing technical support, capacity building and advise to EAY country teams on multi-disciplinary Emergency Response in East Africa and Yemen (EAY).

Specific Responsibilities
• Technical backstopping emergency assessments and facilitate the development of relevant integrated Emergency Response Plans; effective and quality implementation; and robust exit strategies;
• Coordinate regional situation reports and support minimum preparedness plans, emergency response planning, and related management tools for multi-country emergencies. Develop tools and guidance in collaboration with the global emergency response section.
• Support fundraising for emergencies, focusing on regional and cross-border opportunities.
• Build capacity and awareness of NRC emergency standards, guidance and tools and develop and roll-out high quality emergency operations SOPs and other technical guidance documents when necessary
• Based on regional lessons learned, develop standardized guidance for warehousing, procurement and distributions in collaboration with Support functions to improve management of in-kind emergency distributions
• Collaborate with Cash & Markets Advisor to support the consolidation, enhancement and institutionalization of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within Emergency Responses in the region
• Collaborate with SIP advisor and CO teams to ensure safe programming routines are adhered to, and complaints and feedback mechanisms are functional;
• Represents NRC at regional forums related to emergency response
• Facilitate mainstreaming of contingency planning in all CC Strategies, and develop the necessary capacity among programme and implementation teams as well as the regional office
• Develop regional guidance for supporting local partners/CSOs to involve them in emergency preparedness and response
• Ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response, NRC values and the Red Cross Code of Conduct;
• Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, host government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders as relevant for emergency intervention;
• Support and facilitate in-country workshops to define our emergency response, how different teams will move into action for an emergency response and what the parameters for scale and timing are. Develop and initial “What is an emergency response” induction to be used as the first session in the CO workshops.
• Support the set up and roll out of EAY emergency response roster
• Analyze the NRC global activation thresholds and use this to create a template decision tree for COs on activation
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Generic Professional Competencies
• Advanced University Degree / Master’s Degree in a humanitarian science or its equivalent in a relevant social science field;
• Qualification and experience in three or more of NRC’s Core Competencies is required (WASH, Shelter, Education, Protection, ICLA and Livelihoods & Food Security);
• At least six years’ previous experience in rapid response or a similar role and context;
• Good knowledge on emergency donors and developments/debates in the humanitarian sector;
• Experience in designing and implementing assessments and setting up tools for data collection and analysis e.g. GIS Mapping and similar tools;
• Training in access negotiation and/or personal safety and security in insecure contexts is desirable;
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Competencies in Arabic language is preferred;
• Knowledge/awareness of own leadership skills/profile, with a high level of emotional intelligence;

Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, positive attitude, ability to work under pressure, and a feel for the way NRC operates and our target groups;
• Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the disaster management field;
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and persuasion skills;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and able to travel and/or live and/or work in isolated remote areas;
• Ability to create opportunities and value additions;
• Familiarity with the context of Yemen or similar emergency contexts;
• Safety and security awareness training, highly desirable;
• Excellent knowledge of computer application software.

What We Offer

• Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative
• This vacancy is open to citizens of Kenya
• 12 months fixed term contract in a family duty station
• Mid-management grade 9 in NRC's grade structure
• An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
• A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields
• Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

Deadline of this Job: 21 December 2022

Purpose of the assignment
• To better influence and engage with the private sector in Kenya, Oxfam in Kenya is seeking the services of a consultant to:
• Explore and analyse the current trends of the private sector work in Kenya, which helps facilitate co-creation of private
• sector engagement strategies and innovative programme ideas including but not limited to the global and national challenge
• and workstreams – valuing women’s work (VWW), climate justice and recovery, renewal and resilience (RRR).
• Identify scopes and key areas of programme design, secure funding, and manage risks within the important sectors/areas
• and selected value chains, including opportunities and approaches to build partnership with the private sector, leveraging
• their investment
• Identify the linkage, the ability and the opportunity to influence UK Government and UK based multinational businesses to
• take action to respect human rights and the planet, in-line with international standards and commitments, and to empower
• women and marginalised communities across their global supply chains.

PS Trend and Priorities
Overall objective of the section:

• Do mapping of current private sector work and key actors in Kenya (key economic dynamics, cross border supply chain
• dependencies, role of informal micro entrepreneurs, SMEs/MMEs and MNCs etc.)
• Identify and analyses specific economic sectors (including food/agriculture, extractives, banking/finance, digital service),
• thematic areas of engagement (e.g gender, workers’ rights, living wage, decent work, climate change, humanitarian, land
• rights) and potential entry points for engagement (e.g local/national/international commitments/ standards in each
• sector/area)
• Distinguish their roles including as advocacy targets, as allies, as interlocutors/brokers/funders and opportunities for Oxfam
• to engage them in their respective roles including in standard/ norm setting, corporate accountability (compliance with
• Business and Human Rights), in providing services and solutions including capital and social services among others
• Identify the linkages/connections with UK-based companies (if any), the British investment trends/priorities in Kenya in
• accordance with the UK government’s partnership strategy and how Oxfam can leverage on the linkages for strategic
• advocacy.

Thematic Deep Dives
Overall objective of this section:

• The thematic questions will be applied across selected sectors/ value chains and companies (focus on UK-based or with relation with UK-based companies)
• Private Sector and Gender Inequality
• What are thematic gender gaps/issues: Gender Pay Gap Reporting, Living Wage / Living Income, Gender disaggregated
• data, Unpaid care/domestic work, Women land rights/women workers’ rights, Women in senior leadership roles, Gender
• Responsive Policies and Practices
• Which UK private sector actors are active in this space? (Either list of companies or sectors/value chains)
• How are private sectors engaging in this space? E.g., what type of initiatives are undertaken, including existing business
• models, good/bad practices and case studies.
• Business and Human Rights or similar rectified frameworks
• What are the key themes and issues in the Business and Human Rights (B+HR) space, particularly the UN

Guiding Principles (UNGPs)?
• Which private sector actors are active in this space? (Either list of companies or sectors/value chains)
• How are private sectors engaging in this space? E.g. what type of initiatives are undertaken, including existing business models, good/bad practices and case studies.
• Private sector and climate change
• What are the main areas of climate work (e.g climate risks, mitigation, adaptation, zero carbon, carbon offsetting, energy, waste management, climate finance, loss and damage, …)
• What are the issues and initiatives in those areas?
• Which private sector actors are active in this space? (Either list of companies or sectors/value chains)
• How are private sectors engaging in this space? E.g. what type of initiatives are undertaken, including existing business models, good/bad practices and case studies.
• Market Systems approaches
• What are the key perspectives of the private sector with regards to their role in reducing inequality and vulnerability in global/national markets as well as within host countries?
• What role are they taking up in influencing systems change?
• Does the private sector do any responsive/inclusive businesses? What are those and how do they do?
• How does the PS create opportunities for women to engage them with upward tiers of the supply chain?

Private sector & finance/investment:
• What are the main areas of work (issues, initiatives, sources, cause and effect, including finance access) around the private
• sector in finance/investment, including sectors prioritised by the WB/IFC?
• Which private sector actors are active in this space? (either list of companies or sectors/value chains)
• How are private sectors engaging in this space? E.g. what type of initiatives are undertaken, including existing business
• models, good/bad practices and case studies.
• Opportunities for co-financing and securing finance from the private sector?
• Private sector & COVID/pandemic
• What does PS’s behaviour in the post-pandemic look like?
• What is role of private sector in practising pandemic recovery, including the support to value chain actors and how they are
• affected by the recent political unrest globally?
• Any initiatives undertaken, including existing business models, good/bad practices and case studies
• Private sector & digitalization
• What are the main areas of work (issues, initiatives, opportunities and challenges) around the private sector in digitalisation,
• including potential impact of global taxation in digitalised business by global companies in Kenya1?
• Which private sector actors are active in this space? (either list of companies or sectors/value chains) and how they are
• supporting other actors in supply chains.
• How are private sectors engaging in this space? E.g. what type of initiatives are undertaken, including existing business
• models, good/bad practices and case studies.

 Future of Work: Innovation/PS partnerships
• What are the key trends in corporate responsibility? And role of PS as intermediaries?
• What are the main themes and value addition issues areas when it comes to creating partnerships with NGOs? Or engaging
• with them in general?
• What are platforms where the PS is participating? How are those platforms playing their roles to advocate on policy issues
• (e.g responsible tax practices, gender inclusion and transformation, inclusion of marginalised groups, SDGs, Carbon
• offsetting etc.)?
• What are the underlying drivers of the PS to seek partnerships with NGOs in the sectors that relate to Oxfam and selected
• areas of work?
• What does the future space for partnering look like in response to inequality and poverty reduction, climate justice, circular
• economy/ green economy in relation to managing excess stock, and gender equality (expanding, contracting?)
• What development issue areas receive the most corporate funding? And what broader consequences are there to these
• priorities?
• Provide an alternative policy prescription, primarily targeted at the government, to make the existing value chains fair and
• sustainable, beyond preferential tax treatment/rate, deduction, exclusion or exemption, credit, deferral…

• Inception report to demonstrate the understanding of ToR, proposed methodology and budget. List of questions provided/agreed by Oxfam. Consultants confirm sectors/value chains selected with Oxfam before further analysis. Consultants confirm company and interviewee list with Oxfam before proceeding. Interviews with key informants, one from each sector/value chain. Verbal check-in with Oxfam to present top-line findings.

Timelines and Deliverables
• The consultant shall deliver the following within 20 consultancy days between January 2 – February 15, 2023

Expected outputs:
• Inception report within five days of contract signing comprising research tools and questions, target populations, research
• itinerary and literature review
• A verbal update/ status update of all the field work within 10 days after the inception meeting
• A first draft within five (5) working days of the status update meeting comprising no more than 16,000 words (equivalent to
• not more than 30 pages). This should include:
• Section 1: Excel spreadsheet with data and short write up explaining methodology, literature review list, secondary data
• collection, primary data. Value chain mapping presented in graphs or figures
• Section 2: Write up on questions and desk top research/interview Section 3: Write up on questions and desk top
• research/interview
• Recommendations for Oxfam Private Sector Strategy
• A final draft within five (5) working days of feedback from Oxfam on the first draft including a summary report less than 3000
• words
• Presentation of the final report at the launch of the report

Consultancy responsibilities and management arrangements

• The consultant shall work under the supervision of the Tax Justice Strategist and Programme Officers.
• Consultant qualifications, skills and competencies needed
• The desired specification and qualities of the consultant(s) are as hereunder:
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the private sector and their intersection with development issues
• At least 8-10 years experience in research, analysis, policy development and advocacy
• High quality skills and demonstrated experience in similar pieces of work
• Strong communication (verbal and written) skills in English
• Excellent research, analysis and strategy development skills

Process of the selection of the consultant and expectations for the proposal
• The consultant who meets the above requirements should express their interest by submitting the following:
• Suitability statement, including a CV and commitment to availability for the entire assignment in the months of January and February, 2023
• Examples of previous similar work
• A technical and financial proposal
• Contacts of three referees that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out similar assignments.
• N/B: The entire bid should be a MAXIMUM OF (10) PAGES inclusive of the above.

Deadline of this Job: 24 December 2022
Purpose of consultancy
To provide technical expertise to the clinical team in the advancement of the WHO Sepsis clinical management guidance.

Output 1: Preparation and submission of the WHO Planning proposal for guideline development through approval process.

Output 2: Preparation for convening GDG meetings.
• Activity 2.1: Identify any remaining PICOs that need systematic review and provide technical input to the secretariat to identify collaborators to conduct such reviews.

Output 3: Convene GDG.
• Activity 3.1: Draft meeting reports.

Output 4: Publish guideline.
• Activity 4.1: Draft guideline using electronic publication platform with co-chairs of the GDG.
• Activity 4.2: Collect feedback from external reviewers and provide technical input to the secretariat to integrate/referee feedback.
• Activity 4.3: Prepare final submission to GRC and prepare necessary responses until guideline approval.
• Activity 4.4: Work with copyeditor and electronic publication platform designers to create final product.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Educational Qualifications:

• University degree in health sciences with an advanced clinical qualification.
• Doctorate in pharmacology or clinical research/methodology.


• At least 5 years relevant experience working in clinical care related to sepsis.
• At least 3 years relevant experience working with WHO normative guidance processes.
• At least 3 years’ experience with evidence evaluation relevant to low-and-middle income countries.


• Ability to conduct systematic evidence evaluation.
• Knowledge of GRADE.
• Clinical expertise on sepsis management.
• Advanced writing skills using WHO format.