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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Vacancy notice from UNDP

UNDP announces vacancy for the following positions:

Job Position: Resilience Programme Specialist
> Job ID: 10451
> Practice Area - Job Family: Environment&Disaster Reduction
> Vacancy End Date: 23 June 2017 (Midnight New York, USA)

The Environment Energy Climate and Disaster Risk Management Portfolio of UNDP Nepal contributes to integrate environment, renewable energy, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and resilient recovery approaches into national and local development planning with a focus on gender and social inclusion. The thrust has been given to addressing climate and disaster risks for resilient livelihood, and promoting renewable energy and ecosystem services using integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction approaches at national and sub-national levels. Further emphasis is given on building ecosystem resilience, fostering risk-governance and promoting risk-informed development.  

UNDP’s work on resilience has conventionally been disaster mitigation, preparedness and response focused engaging the community living in hazard prone areas. Since 2008 onwards, knowledge of climate change enthused overall risk management strategies, making disaster mitigation and risk reduction approaches essentially important to be looked upon from the perspective of climate change. Guided by the long-term National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management developed in 2010, UNDP Nepal started supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts of disaster and climate risk management through its flagship program; Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program (CDRMP). Through CDRMP, UNDP has been engaged with a number of government and non-government partners to develop national and local capacities for disaster risk management through risk assessment, mainstreaming risk reduction into development, risk mitigation, and preparedness and response. UNDP is also playing a key role in policy coordination on disaster risk reduction issues and developing a roadmap for disaster risk reduction guided by Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

The mega-earthquakes hit Nepal in 2015 followed by subsequent climate-induced hazards has given the country a renewed attention to the disaster and climate risk management. UNDP Nepal established the recovery program to support overall recovery efforts led by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). UNDP Nepal’s 4-year recovery program prioritizes four areas of support to the Government: i) Recovery planning, coordination and NRA strengthening; ii) Livelihoods and economic recovery; iii) Governance and public service restoration; iv) Disaster risk reduction and resilience. It aims to contribute to the country’s rapid restoration of development pathways while building resilience in line with the priorities under the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Post Disaster Recovery Framework (PDRF).

In the post-earthquake context of Nepal, UNDP is uniquely positioned to promote resilient recovery and long-term climate and disaster risk management by systematically and effectively linking the key global agenda for resilience (Sendai Framework for DRR, Paris Agreement, SDGs and WHS Commitments to Action) agreed by multiple countries including Nepal. The Government of Nepal maintains the earthquake recovery and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)/Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) high on the national agenda, and multiple donors, IFIs and other development partners are willing to provide supports.

Amid increasing attention and needs of the improved CCA/DRR and rapid earthquake recovery, it is imperative that UNDP Nepal has a capacity to ensure the sound technical assistance that is well perceived by the beneficiaries of the Government and communities, and at the same time, is able to corral the support of non-government partners into the critical areas of policy and community-level priority actions.

The Resilience Programme Specialist will be playing a critical role in providing quality technical support to CDRMP project and UNDP Nepal in the areas of CCA/DRR related policy support, leading effective stakeholder engagement, enthusing sustainable recovery, resilience and DRR/CCA across governance and poverty practices as per UNDP programme strategies. The incumbent is expected to contribute to programme formulation, donor coordination, knowledge management, innovation, monitoring and communication of results to the stakeholders related to DRR, resilience and post-disaster recovery.

Under the overall guidance of DCD (P) and supervised by EECDRM Assistant Country Director on day-to-day basis, the incumbent will work in close guidance of UNDP’s Recovery Advisor, DRM specialist and CDRMP Programme Manager on the matters related to resilient recovery, disaster risk reduction and preparedness. The position will specifically collaborate other thematic specialists and programme analysts working across UNDP programme portfolio including GESI specialist. While sound technical analysis and inputs are expected at the level of UNDP Nepal’s strategic planning, program and result monitoring, the incumbent has a critical role in ensuring the close communication and coordination with the key donors, concerned line Ministries at the technical-level, and other stakeholders who surround UNDP’s CCA/DRA as well as earthquake recovery and reconstruction program supported under CDRMP.

Summary of Key Functions:
> Technical advisory to UNDP and CDRMP on DRR/CCA and earthquake recovery and reconstruction program;
> Coordination and engagement of stakeholders into DRR/CCA and recovery and reconstruction program;
> Quality assurance of monitoring and communication of the results;
> Effective programming and synergy among different program unit, and across the UN system;
> Effective programming for gender equality and social inclusion across resilience and recovery portfolio.

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