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Political Economy Analysis – Disaster Risk Management Consultant , MEL, Nepal

Political Economy Analysis – Disaster Risk Management Consultant , MEL, Nepal

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1
Job Locations 
NP-Kathmandu
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Type 
Consultant

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Overview

USAID/Nepal’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity is a five-year project that provides performance management support to USAID/Nepal and all its Implementing Partners (IPs) in the form of planning and monitoring, evaluations and studies, and knowledge management. The project is responsible for providing M&E capacity building support to both USAID/Nepal and IP staff.

 

The USAID/Nepal’s Disaster Risk Reduction, Reconstruction and Resilience (DR4) office is intended to conduct Political Economy Analysis (PEA) to support the implementation of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project.  The PEA will examine current political dimensions of national and subnational DRM. By using recent legislation as an entry point, the PEA will explore the interaction of political and institutional factors that are at play in the reform process for the DRM sector as Nepal undertakes restructuring under the federalism process.  The PEA will suggest ways in which USAID might support efforts by national and subnational governments to adopt multi-hazard approaches to DRM that address all aspects of the DRM cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

 

The PEA – DRM Consultant is responsible to assemble a research plan under the guidance of the PEA Team Lead and USAID/Nepal; assist for training to the field research team; conduct data collection and support on analytical process in country. The consultant will be a key member of the PEA team who will be led by members of USAID/Washington and include participation from USAID/Nepal.

 

The Nepal MEL Project is looking for experienced PEA-DRM consultant/expert for minimum of 30 days assignment starting from December 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and work closely with USAID/Nepal’s DR4 Office and the assigned point of contact in DCHA/DRG/CSP.
  • Work with Washington DC and mission based staff to assemble a research plan; assist for training to the field research teams; conduct data collection and support the analytical process in country.
  • Perform as key member of the PEA team who will be led by members of USAID/Washington and include participation from USAID/Nepal.
  • Develop staff capacity to conduct PEA, conduct data collection, and incorporate findings in PEA design.
  • Assist in facilitating a one day orientation workshop to help prepare teams for field-level PEA work.
  • Set up and conduct interviews, and provide written analysis
  • Contribute to the final deliverables

Qualifications

  • Masters in social sciences or relevant field with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in conducting assessments of high level policy issues and a commitment to working in a team.
  • Experience in working on DRM or related fields in Nepal.
  • A good understanding of the Nepali political environment, especially as relates to the field of DRM.
  • An ability to co-facilitate workshops to help prepare teams for field-level PEA work, according to training modules developed by and for USAID.
  • Experience in conducting inductive research not only as part of the assessment process but also in order to support USAID staff in learning to conduct interviews, research methods to take and code notes during the field work.
  • Strong skills in listening and assisting a group to synthesize findings from a number of interviews and field notes to prepare for out briefings and begin reporting.
  • Strong drafting and organizational skills and an ability to support others in order to build field staff capacity to document PEA, integrate PEA findings into strategic and project design and monitor and evaluate the impact of PEA findings on the design, implementation and impact of programming over time.
  • Nepali nationals are highly encouraged to apply.