Disaster Management Survey and Information Officer

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Disaster Management Survey and Information Officer
PREP Tonga/CON03
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) Kingdom of Tonga
Pacific Resilience Program  (PREP) Tonga
Credit No: 5689 TO/
Grant No.: D078 TO
Assignment Title: DISASTER MANAGEMENT SURVEY AND INFORMATION OFFICER
Reference No: PREP Tonga /CON03

The Government of Tonga  has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the  Pacific Resilience Program  (PREP)  and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for  Disaster Management Survey and information Officer.

The Consultant will support the Project with improving multi-hazard early warning system (MHEWS) to communities, sectors and the general public, and obtaining feedback from users on the  quality of services through public and sector specific surveys (i.e., agriculture sector, health sector etc). The officer will be responsible for collection of and dissemination of information relating MHEWS to the different stakeholders.

The  Ministry  of  Meteorology,  Energy,  Information,  Disaster  Management, Environment,  Climate  Change  and  Communications  (MEIDECC)  now  invites eligible  Individual Consultants  (“Consultants”)  to indicate their interest in providing their  Services. Interested  Consultants  should  provide information  demonstrating  that they  have  the  required  qualifications  and  relevant  experience  to  perform  the Services.  Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications,  similar  assignments,  experience  in  similar  conditions  etc.  and  the
names, business contacts and email addresses of three referees).

The Shortlisting criteria are:
  A  Degree  in  social  sciences,  information  management,  disaster management, early warning systems, communications or a related field
  At  least  five  years  of  professional  work  experience  in  designing  and conducting  social    surveys related  to  disaster  management   and  early warning system as well as analysis
  Experience  in  communications,  in  particular  the  translation  of  technical information into understandable non-technical language for different media platforms;
  Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential, including demonstrated  ability  to  interact  effectively  with  a  broad  range  of stakeholders  (e.g.  women  and  youth  at  village  level;  the  private  sector; NGOs; government agencies; technical specialists, etc).
  Fluency  in  English  (listening,  reading,  writing,  speaking);  familiarity  of Tongan language and culture.

The  attention  of  interested  Consultants  is  drawn  to  paragraph  1.9  of  the  World Bank’s  Guidelines: Selection  and Employment of Consultants  under IBRD  Loans and IDA Credits & Grants  by World Bank Borrowers  January 2011, revised July 2014  (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A  Consultant  will  be  selected  in  accordance  with  the  Selection  of  Individual Consultant method set out in the Consultant Guidelines – Section V.

Further  information  can  be  obtained  by  sending  an  email  to:  Lilika  Fifita  at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Maliu Takai, at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Project Management Unit, MEIDECC.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 10 February 2017.

Attention: Paula Ma’u
The Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment,
Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
P. O. Box 1380
1st Floor OG Sanft Building
Nuku'alofa
TONGA
Tel: (676) 23-160 or 28-170

 

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