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3892 MEIDECC Disaster Mgmnt Survey & Info Officer 4 Jan - 10 Jan 2017

Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)


Disaster Management Survey and Information Officer 

PREP Tonga/CON03 


Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) Tonga 

Credit No: 5689 TO    Grant No.: D078 TO 


Reference No: PREP Tonga /CON03 

The Government of Tonga has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for Disaster Management Survey and information Officer. 

The Consultant will support the Project with improving multi-hazard early warning system (MHEWS) to communities, sectors and the general public, and obtaining feedback from users on the quality of services through public and sector specific surveys (i.e., agriculture sector, health sector etc). The officer will be responsible for collection of and dissemination of information relating MHEWS to the different stakeholders. 

The Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing their Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications, similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc. and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three referees). 

The Shortlisting criteria are: 

  • A Degree in social sciences, information management, disaster management, early warning systems, communications or a related field; 
  • At least five years of professional work experience in designing and conducting social surveys related to disaster management and early warning system as well as analysis; 
  • Experience in communications, in particular the translation of technical information into understandable non-technical language for different media platforms; 
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential, including demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g. women and youth at village level; the private sector; NGOs; government agencies; technical specialists, etc); and 
  • Fluency in English (listening, reading, writing, speaking); familiarity of Tongan language and culture. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant method set out in the Consultant Guidelines – Section V. 

Further information can be obtained by sending an email to: Lilika Fifita at lika_fifita [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au or Maliu Takai, at moeaotakai [at] gmail [dot] com - Project Management Unit, MEIDECC

Expressions of interest must be delivered in written form to the address below (in person, by mail, by fax, or by e-mail) by 10 February 2017

Attention: Paula Ma’u 
The Chief Executive Officer 
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC
P. O. Box 1380 
1st Floor OG Sanft Building 

Tel: (676) 23-160 or 28-170 
E-mail: paulm [at] mic [dot] gov [dot] to