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11 Jan 2022

Contract CONSULTANCY – UNBLOCKED CASH ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

Oxfam in the Pacific (OiP) –  Vanuatu

Job Description

Context

Oxfam is an International confederation of 17 organizations working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice, as part of a global movement for change, in nearly 100 countries. We believe a fairer world is possible in which people will have control over their lives, their voices heard and their rights upheld. We work directly with communities, in most cases through local partner organizations and seek to influence policy makers on issues which have a direct bearing on people’s lives. We strive to achieve this through long term development programs, humanitarian response, campaigns, policy research and advocacy. Oxfam works in Shefa province and through other partners to provide humanitarian and network support in other Provinces in Vanuatu.

The impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and Tropical Cyclone Harold (Cat 5) in Vanuatu, spanning from March – April 2020 has resulted in a significant reduction in income and livelihoods across Vanuatu. In order to address the impact on ni-Vanuatu families, Oxfam has rolled out a large-scale cash transfer response, in collaboration with local vendors, INGO and local NGO partners, as well as local banks. From August 2020 through September 2021, Oxfam put in place the architecture, systems, coordination and technical assistance facilities required to facilitate the roll-out of the Unblocked Cash platform – a blockchain-based e-voucher system. Through UnBlocked Cash 4,097 (3,745 beneficiary and 352 vendor households) have been provided with financial assistance in three provinces (Shefa, Tafea and Sanma province) to prevent a deterioration triggered by the dual effects of a natural disaster and global pandemic.

Purpose

The purpose of the economic impact assessment is to measure the economic output, the value-added, jobs and household earnings through UBC.

The assessment should analysis:

  • Direct Impacts (employment and income generated directly by the UBC project)
  • Indirect Impacts (employment and income generated through secondary sources
  • Induced Impacts (The spending that is a result of income generated from direct and indirect economic impacts)
  • Other value-added impacts

Core Responsibilities

Consultant will:

  • Undertake consultancy within the timeframe agreed
  • Develop the methodology for the economic impact assessment
  • Consult all stakeholders in an impartial manner
  • Undertake desk-based review and other data collection
  • Prepare and submit a draft high standard Impact Assessment Report
  • Solicit feedback via a validation workshop and other methods
  • Submit a final Report with all partners feedback considered

Methodology

Impact Assessment will use a mixed-method approach to reach conclusions and findings. The mixed-method approach should include primary and secondary data review, key informant interviews with critical stakeholders e.g. Government, key program staff, community leaders and surveys with registered vendors and program participants. The economic impact assessment will take place directly after field implementation has been concluded.

Key Competencies, Technical background, and experience required:

  • Strong commitment to Oxfam aims and values, especially inclusiveness, diversity and accountability
  • Experience and proven knowledge in Economic Impact Assessments
  • Proven experience to work collaboratively on research and development of technical documentation for technical audiences
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Inclusive approach
  • Strong experience and understanding of Vanuatu context and culture
  • Good computer, report writing, and time management skills
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Fluent in Bislama and English
  • Knowledge of emergency response in Vanuatu
  • Experience working in CVA
  • Understanding of international donor reporting
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Strong analytical and decision-making capacity
  • A commitment to promoting diversity and gender equality
  • Ability to be flexible and work within tight deadlines
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Oxfam has a zero-tolerance policy for fraud.

Child Protection

As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, Oxfam in Vanuatu takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children and recognizes that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within OiV are required to comply with the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Social Media User Policy.

This role requires Oxfam representation when occasionally visiting the field.

Job Expired 31/01/2022

Job Category: Non Government Organisation (NGO). Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: Not stated.

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