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6738 NEMO MEIDECC 9-21 June 2022

GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

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

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The National Emergency Management Office, under the Ministry of MEIDECC, is hereby readvertise the following positions. Applicants who have previously applied doesn’t need to re-apply as we already have your applications.

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter with an updated “Curriculum Vitae” together with all relevant documents such as certified copies of Certificates, transcripts, reference letters to support working experiences. For those employed as Government Civil Service, the application letter must be endorsed by your respective CEOs and should be addressed to:

Director for National Emergency Management Office
 Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
O.G. Sanft Building
Taufa’ahau Rd, Nuku’alofa

All applications must be received no later than 4:30pm, Friday 24th June, 2022 (extended deadline). For further information and queries please direct contact to Lazarus Vaipulu or Viliami Tongamana at telephone 26-340 or during working hours. All applications to be submitted electronically via email to lazvaipulu [at] gmail [dot] com and copying in v [dot] tongamana [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject “Application for Cluster Coordinator”.

 

1. Position: Emergency Communications Officer/Coordinator Emergency & Telecommunication Cluster

Funded by: National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), NZ. Local recruitment

Scope of work:

  • Provide technical and coordination support to Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) and Essential Services Clusters (ESC) led by the Department of Communication, Ministry of MEIDECC.
  • Work with ETC (and engage with MHEWS team) to set up emergency communication and early warning system in Tonga
  • Through Essential Service Cluster work with TCC and other communication service providers to enhance Tonga’s strength and capacity of communications in Tonga especially to promote disaster resilience.
  • Working closely with education other clusters, develop emergency IEC materials.
  • Through Ministry of Public Enterprises, work with TCC and other communication service provider in Tonga to disseminate emergency and early warning communications to the public.
  • During the emergency response time, develop Situation Report and other emergency related communication documents as necessary.
  • Liaise with all cluster focal points to collect the required information for situation report, emergency response plans and other emergency response activities.
  • Work with IT team to maintain NEMO Website and information management system for information sharing during disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Working with NGO and other partners, develop Information, Education and Communication materials for different type of risk and disaster in Tonga.
  • Generate the appropriate early warning communication materials, TV and radio contents for Tonga.
  • Assist NEMO in documentation for National Emergency Management Committee meeting, cabinet submission, memo, press release etc.
  • Develop appropriate system and generate archive of data of Disaster risk and disaster losses in Tonga.
  • Working together with communication officer at NEMO, ensure the communication system at NEMO’s emergency operations centres In Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai are operational all the time

DURATION OF CONTRACT

  • 18 months, with possibilities of extension

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Communication or relevant field
  • Experience in Emergency Response, IT and communications
  • Understanding of the humanitarian response and cluster system
  • Ability to contribute actively and meaningfully to complex analysis, strategy and planning.
  • Maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts.
  • Working with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus.
  • Presenting ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others perspectives and views
  • Applying humanitarian principles and enabling the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development

REMUNERATION

  • Remuneration will be fortnightly at TOP30,000 per annum.
 

2. Recovery Program Coordinator Economic and Social Recovery Cluster

Funded by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) NZ, local recruitment

Scope of work:

  • Work closely with Ministry of Finance in coordinating economic and social recovery cluster including the non-governmental organizations
  • Provide secretariat services as and when necessary, including meeting minutes and activity update report
  • Take part and coordinate wherever possible to identify the economic and social recovery needs in different sectors
  • Collect the information and provide technical guidance as necessary to all the recovery programs/projects being implemented in Tonga by/through different ministries and departments in Tonga
  • Work with development partners and other humanitarian organizations including UN agencies to coordinate the recovery projects/programs in Tonga
  • Remain as a focal point at NEMO for recovery projects.
  • Technical management and oversight of all the projects at NEMO funded by different donors
  • Liaise with external donors to explore the funding for recovery
  • Develop project proposal and plan to submit to the donors
  • Provide information as asked and prepare/submit report, both narrative and financial, to the donors

DURATION OF CONTRACT

  • 18 months with possibilities of extension

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Economic, Management and Information Management
  • Significant experience in Emergency Response
  • Technical competence in the Cluster system and knowledge on the recovery program
  • Ability to contribute actively and meaningfully to complex analysis, strategy and planning.
  • Maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts.
  • Working with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus.
  • Presenting ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others perspectives and views.
  • Applying humanitarian principles and enabling the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development

REMUNERATION

  • Remuneration will be fortnightly at TOP30,000 per annum.

 

3. Food Security & Livelihood Cluster Coordinator,

Funded by National Emergency Management Agency, NZ, local recruitment

Scope of work

  • Work closely with Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forests and Ministry of Fisheries in coordinating food security and livelihood activities before, during and after disaster
  • Provide secretariat support as and when necessary, such as organizing meetings and record minute of meetings
  • Provide regular updates on Food Security and Livelihood Cluster interventions to Cluster members and partners
  • Share relevant information with cluster members and partners currently working on food security and livelihoods as well as related sectors in Tonga (e.g. WASH, shelter, logistic etc.)
  • Liaise and coordinate on an ongoing basis with other clusters operational in Tonga.
  • Assist the cluster members and partners with the development of joint projects at Cluster level.
  • Through the utilisation of adequate tools (e.g. 4 W tool) regularly update the inventory of relief items from the cluster members and map the areas where Food Security and Livelihoods activities are ongoing.
  • In disaster context, monitor progress of response and recovery efforts and achievements.
  • Support an assessment with relevant organizations to identify minimum agreed standards in terms of food security and livelihoods in the field documented and substantiated by field data
  • Organize when required lessons learned workshops to share findings with Food Security and Livelihood members and partners and produce reports that document the outcomes of such workshops
  • Report on a regular basis to MAFF, MoF and NEMO on the outcomes, progresses and barriers to implementation and development of the cluster
  • Identify implications in terms of policy and practice related to food security and livelihoods in Tonga.

The person we seek:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide array of stakeholders, including government and non-government officials, development partners, and local communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate, and take decisions when necessary to implement food security and livelihood related activities, including during emergency/disaster and the post-disaster phases.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and able to meet deadlines.
  • Be fluent in Tongan and English.
  • Have the skills to report on the progress and achievements of the cluster and make recommendations on the needs to further develop the cluster.
  • Demonstrated capacity to assist with the preparation/organization of meetings and workshop/lessons learned.
  • Administrative abilities such as to prepare draft minutes, maintain a contact list of cluster members and share information.
  • Be computer literate with skills in using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Agriculture,Fisheries Environmental Science, Geography, Management in Public Administration or a field relevant to food security and livelihood related development assistance.
  • Experience in disaster preparedness, response and recovery is a strong asset.

Duration:

  • 18 months, with possibilities of extension

Remuneration:

  • A salary of TOP$ 30,000 per annum