Technical Shelter and Disability Consultant, Fiji Shelter Handbook

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Technical Shelter and Disability Consultant, Fiji Shelter Handbook


Consultancy Terms of Reference and Agreement

Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFH Fiji) is dedicated to the eradication of substandard and poverty housing in Fiji. It is a registered Fiji Charitable Trust and its affiliates have programmes and offices in nearly 70 countries worldwide. Our mission is to help families in need to construct decent homes in Fiji without regard to race, religion or ethnic origin. HFH Fiji is committed to providing a workplace with equal employment opportunity for all.

Position: Technical Shelter and Disability Consultant, Fiji Shelter Handbook

Duration: Up to 5 days, until 24th March 2019

Location: Home-based



As part of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Disaster Ready program, Habitat for Humanity Australia and Habitat for Humanity Fiji are developing three country-specific shelter handbooks, for use by the Shelter Cluster in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The project has been developed to support the Pacific shelter sector to deliver appropriate, inclusive shelter models to urban and rural Pacific communities impacted by disaster. The project will identify and collate a Government and Shelter Cluster-endorsed document of existing best-practice shelter solutions, including the identification and documentation of country-specific supply chains, for use by shelter agencies and the Shelter Cluster during a disaster response in the three countries. The project is currently in its first year and is being carried out in Fiji.


Purpose of Consultancy

Habitat for Humanity is seeking an experienced Shelter and Disability consultant, to review the first draft of the Shelter Catalogue and provide modifications (or comments on how to modify) for each model, approach and process, to ensure each design captured in the handbook is accessible and inclusive for People with Disabilities. The review process also entails a holistic consideration of Handbook contents to ensure it is inclusive of relevant information relating to Persons with Disabilities in Fiji.


Key Competencies:

  • 5+ years’ experience in engineering or similar technical sector – proven experience in construction
  • 5+ years’ field experience delivering disability inclusion in humanitarian settings
  • Field experience in DRR and Shelter
  • Significant experience in the Pacific context
  • The ability to take the initiative and work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise reports
  • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively with limited direct supervision



Scope of Work

Activities Timeline  
Review the first draft of the Shelter Handbook and provide modifications for (or comments on how to modify) each model, approach and process, to ensure each design captured in the handbook is accessible and inclusive for People with a Disability



Five days of work, to take place between

March 9-24, 2019



Expected Outputs

Review and make recommendations on the contents of the Shelter Handbook including technical recommendations on the products and process, submitted in a report format with recommendations referenced by page number.


Timeline for delivery  

March 24th, 2019


Terms of Consultancy

  • Payment for this consultancy will be a maximum of $4,000 AUD for a total of five days ($800 per day), exclusive of GST, during the dates specified above.


  • Payment will be made upon receipt of final product and an invoice from the consultant.


  • The final product will be due to Habitat for Humanity Fiji no later than Sunday 24 March 2019, unless otherwise agreed.


  • Consultant agrees that all costs incurred under this agreement (such as telephone and internet data charges, additional staff) will be at the Consultants expense.


  • The Consultant agrees to keep all information viewed and materials produced under this agreement confidential at all times.


  • Consultant agrees to provide Habitat for Humanity Fiji proof of the following upon signing of this agreement: Workers Compensation or similar insurance, Professional Indemnity and an Australian Business Number (ABN) if an Australian citizen.



Any serious breach of the Organization’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct may result in termination of their contract. HFH Fiji is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. All HFH Fiji staff, consultants and volunteers are required to undergo a police clearance check and working with children check prior to commencing employment. HFH Fiji has zero tolerance policy on child exploitation and abuse.


Applications close on March 8, 2019

Send your applications to:

Habitat for Humanity Fiji

Lot 1, Foster Road, Walu Bay, Suva, Fiji

Attention: Doreen Narayan


Phone: +679 7073007 or +679 3312012