|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Apr-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
|UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) is the practice lead in UNDP and much of the UN system on the prevention of armed conflict, mitigation and prevention of natural disasters, and related recovery work. BCPR’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Team (DRRRT) is responsible for practice development for DRRR. The goal of the Team is to provide support to UNDP country offices and UN Country Teams in their efforts to strengthen national capacities for disaster risk reduction, preparedness, recovery assessments, programmes and planning. The team provides high quality advice and programmatic support to UNDP country offices for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DRRR activities. |
The DRRRT draws on expertise from four groups: 1) Disaster Recovery and Preparedness; and 2) Disaster Risk Reduction – both under the direct leadership of the Coordinator (DRRRT); and 3) The Governance and Rule of Law Group (GRoLG) and; 4) the Livelihoods and Economic Group (LERG) – with ‘matrixed’ responsibility to both the Coordinator (DRRRT) and the Coordinator, Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team (CPRT).
Under the guidance and general supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator of UNDP/BCPR’s Advisory and Programme Support Division (APSD), the Coordinator (DRRRT) has the following functions:
Duties and Responsibilities
|Summary of Key Functions: |
The key results will have a positive impact on the following: effective, relevant and timely support to COs, directly improved government capacity on national DRRR and implementation of regional projects, development of regional networks, knowledge and expertise, resource mobilization and establishment of alliances and information sharing, communications and synergies. The key results will also enhance the effectiveness of UNDP/BCPR in providing advisory services and technical assistance to UNDP country offices in DRRR.
|Functional Competencies: |
ADVOCACY/ADVANCING A POLICY-ORIENTED AGENDA
Level 3: Influencing the public policy agenda
Level 3: Building strategic alliances
Level 3: Participating in the development of policies and innovative approaches and promoting their application throughout the organization
Level 3: Developing resource mobilization strategies at country level
Level 3: Expert knowledge of own discipline
Required Skills and Experience
| Education: |
A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, civil engineering, architecture and planning, development studies or a discipline relevant to disaster reduction and recovery
Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required; working knowledge of other official UN language (preferably French or Spanish) is an asset.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.