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Title: National/ International Consultant: Business Engagement Consultant Duty Station: Home based & Jakarta Type of Contract: Individual Consultancy (Special Service Agreement)Duration: October 2018 – September 2019 (11.5 months full time)
Building from the guidance on ‘Children in humanitarian Crises: what Business Can Do’, the purpose of the consultancy is to support UNICEF’s efforts to strengthen private sector engagement in disaster management, with an initial focus on disaster risk reduction and preparedness; and to test and develop an approach to institutionalise such an engagement.
The Consultant will support the development and implementation of a formal process for engagement with business in a joint (UNICEF and OFDA – Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance) selected country: Indonesia. His/her role will also be to expand the evidence base that the private sector has a key role to play in terms of DRR and with young people and to develop a way to incorporate children’s rights into existing or new collective private sector platforms, building upon existing models of collaboration such as the Global Compact networks and the Connecting Business initiative; a platform for collective and coordinated private sector engagement in DRR, preparedness, response and recovery. The Consultant will also explore other DDR initiatives and partnerships that have demonstrated significant impact in terms of reducing disaster risks.
The main outcome will be the development of a business engagement standard operating procedure, including minimum standards for DRR and preparedness in safeguarding and supporting children. Another outcome will be the development of a short guidance document which would provide practical recommendations on how to engage with business to strengthen DRR capacity and preparedness and advance children’s rights and gender inclusion in Indonesia. An added value of this consultancy is how UNICEF Indonesia will inform the development of the next country programme cycle (2020-2025).
Should CBi launch a Member Network in Indonesia, the foundational work carried out by the Consultant could also inform its development.
Indonesia country context in terms of DRR and emergency preparedness
The private sector in Indonesia plays an increasingly active role in supporting emergency preparedness and response. National and international businesses in Indonesia have started to organize, coordinate and represent themselves as individual entities and consortia through disaster management forums. While there has been some investment in relationship building and awareness raising to date, what is still lacking among the private sector and development and humanitarian players is a concerted investment of time and resources in the preparedness phase, as well as a nuanced understanding and prioritization of the rights and needs of specific vulnerable groups, such as children.
The Indonesian national disaster management agency (BNPB) recognizes the growing interest and potential that the private sector can play to support the humanitarian work. Indonesia is a vast and complex country, perched precariously on the ‘ring of fire’. In 2018, Indonesia is ranked 76 of 191 countries with a value of 4.4 on INFORM global risk index which factors in hazard/ exposure, vulnerability and (lack of) coping capacity. While Indonesia is now classified as ‘middle income’ and its national government has advanced in its capacity to manage frequent small to medium-scale emergencies, this is – as yet – matched with varying degrees of capacity at the sub-national level. In terms of human development indicators, the general populace residing in hazard-prone areas remain particularly vulnerable to the shocks and stresses of frequent disasters.
In fact, law no.24/ 2007 on Emergency Preparedness does acknowledge the role of private sector – referred to as ‘Business Entities’ (chapter I, article 25) – in several chapters and highlights the need for collaboration and joint work between all stakeholders, including the private sector (chapter II, article 4). The Law also mentions BNPB as the official body in charge of developing “guidelines” related to emergency preparedness. At last, chapter VI explains the role of private sector and international organizations and stipulates that the private sector is permitted to take part in mitigation, emergency response and rehabilitation (chapter VI, articles 28-29). It is further emphasized that such actions need to be aligned with Government plans and programmes, should be reported, and that the implementation of programmes should comply with ‘human rights principles’.
Indonesian Private Sector Association for Disaster Resilience
USAID/OFDA has been working with Wahana Visi (the national chapter of World Vision) and UN-OCHA since 2016 to nurture private sector engagement for disaster resilience. In early 2017 an association of eleven (11) private sector businesses in urban Jakarta formalised their membership under the name of ‘ALTB’ or Asosiasi Lembaga Usaha Tangguh Bencana (Private Sector Association for Disaster Resilience), with support from the province/city-level disaster management agency (BPBD DKI-Jakarta). ALTB was established to ensure coordination between its members and the disaster management stakeholders, either in the non-disaster situation (preparedness), at the time of disaster (emergency response), early recovery and post disaster situation, its mission is ‘to develop synergy that is created, implemented, funded, and coordinated by business institutions’. ALTB geographical area of focus is Jakarta and the satellite cities that comprise ‘greater Jakarta’ (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi).
ALTB aims to build the capacity and awareness of its members from an ‘inside-out’ approach, first focusing on building awareness of the importance of business continuity planning (BCP) for members to mitigate the potential risks and continue operations during a crisis, which includes the safety and security of staff. Secondly, ALTB aims to support the public, especially those communities that are related directly to their business activities and relationships. Thirdly, it aims to address the key immediate needs of disaster-affected populations that may not have any direct affiliation to member’s business activities and relationships. ALTB members envision they will serve as an industry leader and will represent the Indonesian private sector community in national, regional and global forums and networks for DRR and preparedness.
ALTB acknowledges that its partners will require contextually relevant knowledge on key issues affecting children and on the impact of their activities and relationships, as well as operational guidance and standards that will be mainstreamed by its partners through capacity building and active involvement in humanitarian learning exercises. Meanwhile, UNICEF and partners are looking at leveraging the networks, resources and influence of business to advance children’s rights, not only through CRS and philanthropy, but also by leveraging their expertise, core assets, and capacity to influence their peers and networks. OFDA/USAID have commissioned a 3-week Private Sector Landscape Analysis (PSLA) starting from November 2018 that will encompass both rural and urban settings in Indonesia. The PSLA should be guided by the UNICEF consultant to support the situation analysis of this specific initiative. Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (http://apadm.org/about/indonesia/)
TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Foster collaboration between UNICEF and other partner organizations on DRR issues related to children and gender inclusion:
- Conduct a basic mapping of private sector forums/ platforms and initiatives at the national level supporting DRR, Preparedness efforts, and existing platforms for private sector to engage with such as sustainability, SDGs, child rights and cross-cutting issues (ie. gender, disability). Create a database with information and contact details.
- Engage with private sector forums/ platforms and initiatives so they can contribute expertise and thought leadership throughout the consultancy.
Organize advocacy activities, including seminars and workshops:
- Advise and support the organising committee of the Inception seminar to be held in late October with ALTB, business associations (i.e. The American Chamber of commerce) and business champions (national and international) with a thematic focus on urban earthquake resilience for DKI Jakarta and surrounding areas.
- Elicit interests of private sector partners to engage with humanitarian and development initiatives (ie. Safe Schools, MHM, child protection, etc.).
- Raise awareness of the private sector role in their potential role, such as the Safe Schools programme in DKI Jakarta and a particular focus on earthquake disasters, through referral of resources and delivery of orientation/ training on key concepts in Preparedness and DRR specific to private sector.Deliverables/ Output:
- Basic mapping of private sector forums/ platforms and initiatives at the national level supporting DRR, Preparedness, and existing platforms for private sector to engage for sustainability, SDGs, child rights and cross-cutting issues
- Inception seminar concept note, budget, agenda, final report
- Refer information materials on DRR and Preparedness; organise, adapt and deliver training sessions as required
- Raise awareness of business and business networks on their potential role in DRR and preparedness.
2. Strengthen the knowledge base:
- Facilitate visit of Private Sector Landscape Analysis (PLSA) consultant team of OFDA/USAID to engage with businesses and business networks and associations, especially those supporting DRR efforts in urban environments and at national level.
Foster inter-agency and collective action:
- Consult all partner organizations including ALTB, key business association/s, the Government, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society to assess priority programmatic/ sectorial areas of focus (such as safe schools), and the opportunities for joint-collaboration at regional/national/local levels.
- Organise advocacy activities, workshops and / or meetings with the business community to raise awareness about issues affecting children and to highlight the role they could play(to address those issues and advance children’s rights and gender inclusion in the context of DRR and preparedness). The first workshop will help secure commitment from all partner organizations and agree on key priorities to be addressed.
- Facilitate the PSLA consultant team of OFDA/ USAID and guide the consultant team towards the goals of this initiative
- Organization of workshop(s) with the business community (and potentially other traditional humanitarian actors) to raise awareness about issues affecting children, highlight the role they could play, secure commitment from all partner organizations and agree on key priorities to be addressed.
3. Conduct a desk research:
- Consult with all relevant stakeholders and partners and conduct a desk research to identify concrete actions business stakeholders can take to support DRR capacity at national and regional levels (both to mitigate risks and develop opportunities for engagement). UNICEF is looking at leveraging the networks, resources and influence of business to advance children’s rights, not only through CRS and philanthropy, but also by leveraging their expertise, core assets, and capacity to influence their peers and networks. Develop a report with key findings (max 30 pages).
- Identify the main drivers (Business Case) for business entities and associations to invest and support DRR activities. Develop the Business Case for the private sector to invest and support DRR activities (max 20 pages).
- Report of key findings from desk research (max 30 pages) highlighting concrete actions business stakeholders can take to support DRR capacity at regional and national levels.
- Business case for the private sector to take action and invest and support DRR efforts (max 20 pages)
4. Disseminate research findings:
- Develop a PPT Presentation and learning material with key findings from the desk research, the business case, good practice, lessons learned and recommendations.
- Organize in-person workshops or trainings and online webinars with business associations and business champions (national and international), and other stakeholders (Government, International Organizations, UN agencies etc.) to present the key findings of the research, the business case, good practices, lessons learned and recommendations.
Support advocacy and communication efforts:
- Identify business champions and secure their commitment to advance the agenda by advocating via-vis their channels of influence (their peers, other business associations and networks, the Government, media etc.)
- PPT Presentation and training material with key findings from the desk research, lessons learned and recommendations
- Organization of in person workshop(s) or training(s) and/or online webinar(s) with business associations, identified business champions (national and international) and other stakeholders (Government, International Organizations, UN agencies etc.) to present the key findings of the research and good practice.
5. Foster inter-agency and collective action:
- In consultation with key stakeholders and partner organizations, develop a draft Framework for Business Engagement to build children’s resilience to shocks and stresses from disaster. This could be an entry point for exploring the role of the business community in terms of cash transfer programming in emergencies, particularly in terms of the banking and e-money infrastructure.
- Develop a draft Business Engagement Plan on DRR and preparedness in order to safeguard and support children as well as to promote gender inclusion. The engagement plan may focus on specific sectors/focus area(s) and should provide concrete recommendations, actions and timeframe to implement at the national level to strengthen DRR capacity.
- Development of a draft Framework for business engagement.
- Development of a draft Business Engagement Plan on DRR and preparedness.
6. Consult with key stakeholders and organize some sessions and /or workshop(s) with partner organizations to present the draft Framework for business engagement and draft Business Engagement Plan on DRR and preparedness and gather feedback for the finalization of the two documents.; Finalize the Framework for business engagement and Business Engagement Plan on DRR and preparedness.
- Framework for business engagement.
- Business Engagement Plan on DRR and preparedness.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Economic Development, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Social Science, International Development, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant field.
- Relevant industry training, certification and professional association/ affiliation.
- Minimum 7 years of experience in humanitarian or development work, out of which at least 2 years are related to private sector partnerships;
- Experience in disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and/or recovery;
- Experience in leading innovations;
- Demonstrated understanding of impact measurement;
- Experience in partnership development and management;
- Experience in writing briefings, donor and budget reports, periodic reporting;
- Experience in working in or supporting a developing country in humanitarian or development programs, emergency or early recovery situations.
- Experience in working with international organizations and donors in terms of partnership building initiatives on disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery is an asset.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia an asset.
This consultancy assignment includes travel within and outside Indonesia. A lumpsum budget for flights and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be allocated for these travels.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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