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Posted Jan 08

International Consultant (Household and Child Protection)

Sustainable Research and Development (SRD)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full Time

Sustainable Research and Development (SRD)

The SRD Center is committed to quality and excellence in helping national and international agencies in the domains of education, health, and environment, to succeed through providing state-of-the art consultation services, exceptional capacity building opportunities, and sound implementation, monitoring, and post-project evaluation for humanitarian and development projects. The Center’s Head Office is located in Amman.

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The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is ‘a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific, coupled with changes in the atmosphere. This phenomenon has a major influence on climate patterns in various parts of the world and mainly associated with hazards such as heavy rains, floods and drought.’ It occurs every two to seven years and can last up to 18 months. Strong and moderate El Niño events have a warming effect on average global surface temperatures.

One of the most recent and strong event caused by El Niño happened in 2015 resulting in the highest global temperatures in more than a century. This has resulted in forcing thousands to flee their dry or flooded lands, causing significant crop production declines and food price increases, affecting water supplies and leaving millions of people food-insecure. The latest cycle, which started in March 2015, hit hardest in some of the world’s developing countries such as Ethiopia, with children among the worst affected. Ethiopia, as a result of El Niño, has experienced the worst drought situation in the last decades.

In response to this emergency situation in Ethiopia, and the immediate impact of the drought on people’s life and the actions required are documented in existing evidence, there seems to be a knowledge gap on the long term impacts of the drought on children’s well-being and on the appropriate mitigating actions to undertake. Therefore, the generation of knowledge on this topic will contribute to better design programme interventions to respond to the immediate impacts and sustain the gains for children in the long run.

SRD Center is preparing a proposal for a study to analyze the long term impacts of El Niño on poorest households and well-being of children in Ethiopia focusing on regions and districts affected by the recent drought including Afar, Oromia, Somali, SNNPR and Tigray.

SRD is seeking to hire an international consultant with intensive research experience in households and child protection.

Qualifications:

  1. Extensive research expertise and experience (at least 8 years) and a strong commitment to undertake the study,
  2. Sound knowledge of research approaches on poorest households and well-being of children.
  3. A good understanding of long term impacts of El Niño on poorest households and well-being of children in Ethiopia.
  4. Knowledge of institutional issues related to development programming (including funding, administration, the role of the UN system, partnerships, human rights and sustainable development issues).
  5. Familiarity with UN system and programmes of intervention with a focus on programmes on host communities and refugees and their evaluation.
  6. Team leadership and management, interpersonal/communication skills.
  7. A demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines.
  8. English language capabilities is a must.
  9. Excellent writing and reporting skills.

Please note that CVs will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send Curriculum Vitae by email to: jobs@srd.edu.jo

In the email subject line, please write: Eth/Int/CP (your name)

In the body of the email please write the following information ONLY:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Nationality:
  3. Language(s):
  4. Sex:
  5. Email:
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