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CON 2017/62 - INTL CNSLT-Community Engagement, Assessments and Planning - Manila, Philippines*


Position Title International Consultant - Community Engagement, Assessments and Planning

Duty Station :Manila, Philippines

Classification Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Forty-five Working Days

Closing Date : 28 September 2017

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. Context:

IOM has been engaged by the Office for the Presidential Adviser to the Peace Process (OPAPP) within the Government of the Philippines (GoP) to assist in the implementation of the Payapa At Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Projects in the Autonomous Region In Muslim

Mindanao (ARMM). The PAMANA Programme aims to: a) Reduce poverty and vulnerability in the conflict-affected and conflict–vulnerable areas; b) Improve governance; and c) Empower communities and strengthen their capacities to address issues of conflict and peace through activities that promote social cohesion.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission for IOM in the Philippines and direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager overseeing the PAMANA Programme for IOM, the Consultant will be responsible for reviewing and enhancing the existing community assessment and engagement process. Moreover, the consultant will be responsible for providing high quality advisory services to IOM management and field teams, as well as, the Government of the Philippines, in both community engagement, assessment and planning processes. Specifically, the Consultant will be responsible for consolidating existing processes and tools pertaining to the community assessment and engagement process, which have been piloted in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARRM). The Consultant will be responsible for enhancing the existing Multi-Sectoral Community Assessment (MSCA) and profiling tools and process ensuring coordination with the consultant for conflict sensitivity and peace promotion and develop and launch a robust community assessment, engagement and planning process in selected communities

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The Consultant will be working on two main result areas:

1) Review the process and tools for the existing community assessment and profiling process of IOM in the Philippines; refining the standard operating procedure and associated tools, including surveys and the analytical process.

2) Develop a community selection/prioritization tool and refine the multi-sectoral community assessment (MSCA) tool in order to conduct rapid field surveying in locations identified in the Page 1 / 4Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Specifically, the consultant will:

• Review of the existing community selection and assessment processes and tools and conduct consultation with relevant parties to ensure a full understanding of how the process is operating and how the process and tools needs to be improved.

• Review the existing system for data collection and storage, including: Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, site observations and databases. Make recommendations for improving the systems and spearhead implementation. • Conduct training in the use of the enhanced tools and methodology, including accompaniment and mentoring and debriefing sessions. (Collection of data will be performed directly by IOM staff/contractors).

• Supervision of the field assessment team, in collaboration with other Senior Programme Staff; entailing daily follow-up with the field assessment team, collation of the data and oversight of quality assurance.

• Coordinate the procurement/organisation of necessary services, including training venue, training supplies, communication equipment, software, transportation, translation. etc. with the support of the national support team.

• Liaison with relevant units and stakeholders, especially the Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promotion (CSPP) / Protection section, as well as gender focal points to ensure input into the survey tools and methodology.

• Mentor the implementation of the processes and tools in at least three selected communities along with the intent to implement specific community assistance thereafter under the PANAMA programme.

• Coordinate with the IOM Programme Management Office, seeking inputs and providing feedback during the process, ensuring that a risk management plan is in place. • The analysis of the data collected and presentation of the findings from the MSCA to an forum composed of IOM and GoP stakeholders and submit the final research report to IOM.

• The preparation of the MSCA research report should include the following steps: o Drafting the document outlining the methodology for the MSCA

o Reviewing data on vulnerabilities, needs, gender in targeted communities o Conducting KII with relevant stakeholders

o Collate and review data from the MSCA

o Draft the MSCA report for the selected communities.


• Work plan for the review process of existing MSCA, development of new MSCA tools and conducting the research and preparing the report.

• Refined MSCA assessment tools and methodology for PANAMA after reviewing data from the pilot testing and preparation of a guidance note on the use of the findings in support of strategic decision making and for the field teams.

• Conduct a training workshop and briefing/debriefing with the field assessment team. • Methodology document for Gender Analysis, in collaboration with IOM Gender Focal Point Page 2 / 4and Protection Unit

• Methodology document and tools (e.g. surveys) for the MSCA for the PANAMA and guidance note for the use of the findings and for the field teams.

• Conduct debrief and verification of data workshop with the field assessment team. • Final report detailing the data and MSCA analysis for the PANAMA selected locations. • Presentation (powerpoint or similar) outlining the methodology and key assessment findings for IOM Programme Management Team and OPAPP.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Advanced university degree in epidemiology, public health, economics, behavioral science, or relevant degree.


• A minimum of 7 years practical of progressively responsible international experience in the humanitarian and/or development field, with at least 3 years of experience in community engagement and assessments.

• Experience with a UN agency or INGO in a post-conflict country is required. Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of a language of the Philippine Archipelago is an advantage.


*The consultant will be expected to travel within the Philippines in accordance with IOM standard operating procedures.

Please note that IOM may choose to enter into contractual arrangements with the consultant using a third party contractor. Further information can be attained by consultants that are short-listed.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external Page 3 / 4stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.



The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 September 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 15.09.2017 to 28.09.2017

Requisition: CON2017/62-INTL CNSLT-Community Engagement, Asmts &Planning-Manila,Philippines* (55179202) Released

Posting: Posting NC55179203 (55179203) Released

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IOM - International Organization for Migration
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: OTHE
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social studies
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-28

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