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UNDP Vacancy Announcement

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UNDP Vacancy Announcement

Kathmandu – The United Nations Development Porgramme (UNDP) Nepal works with the people ad Government of Nepal, and other development partners to pursue equitable and sustainable human development goals through eradication of poverty, increase in livelihood opportunities, improvement in community resilience against conflict, disasters and impact of climate change, while laying down strong foundations for a society based on rule of law with an inclusive and participatory democracy.

1. Position: Project Coordinator
Background
European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has identified the need to support the newly formed Local Government in building emergency response and disaster risk reduction capacity, thus enhancing urban resilience and strengthening the disaster governance in Nepal.

ECHO, therefore, has sought UNDP’s engagement after the selection process for proposal called through HIP 2019, to implement the project titled “Reducing disaster risks and enhancing emergency response capacities in multi hazard-risk prone urban areas of Nepal”. This project will be implemented in core urban areas of 3 at-risk cities, one each from Tarai (Bharatpur), hills (Bhimeshwor) and valley (Lalitpur), that are representatives of other cities across Nepal. The project aims to create a shared understanding on urban disaster risks and evolve mechanisms and measures that aid the communities and municipal governments to address the risks and effectively respond to emergencies, with a specific focus on the vulnerable population. The Action aims to enhance understanding of the communities and local authorities of at-risk urban areas and private sector about underlying multi-hazard risks and vulnerabilities, identifies and supports in key areas to undertake system strengthening and demonstrates possible structural and non-structural interventions to enable effectively, coordinated emergency response and risk reduction.

The project envisions full ownership and engagement of the municipal governments to upscale, replicate and sustain the mechanisms beyond the project period. It entails engagement with various other stakeholders, including communities, private stakeholder, service providers, experts and other agents working in urban resilience. Since the project is implemented in three different locations, coherence in project approach has to be ensured with timely monitoring and support required. Further, implementation of the project activities for timely delivery of the committed outputs to the donor, including donor reporting has to be undertaken. Hence, it demands need of a dedicated project coordinator to handle the project, on both technical and administrative process for timely delivery of quality output as committed to ECHO.

Reporting structure and partners:
The Project Coordinator (PC) will report to the National Project Manager (NPM), UNDP/Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) and work in coordination with the staff of CDRMP. He/ She will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the project and work under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Manager (Resilience and Environment Portfolio). PC will also be focal points for maintaining communication and coordination with municipal officials in three respective municipalities, including the local partners and other key stakeholders engaged in the project.

Education: Completion of Master’s Degree in Social Science, Disaster Risk Management, Urban Planning, or any other related fields.

Experience: At least seven years of practical experience in working in the development sector
• Experience of working in the area of Disaster Risk Management including in urban contexts
• Good understanding of current DRR policies of the Government of Nepal and familiar with various initiatives at the l level through various stakeholders (ministries and local bodies)
• Experience of project management and implementation
• Demonstrated social skills of coordinating with different stakeholders and facilitating discussions.
• Demonstrated skills in preparing quality reports and other knowledge products.
• Experience of working in the nd international agencies will be preferable

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Nepali at the professional level are essential.

Other:
• Describe any additional qualifications:
• Good knowledge of computer applications especially MS Office.
• Good understanding of other application for data management and project monitoring

Application Deadline: 26 August 2019

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2. Position: Municipal Technical Officer

Reporting structure and partners:
The three MTOs will report directly to the Project Coordinator and work under the overall supervision of the National Project Manager (NPM), UNDP/Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP). He/ She will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the project in respective municipalities, including management of the team that is comprised of Project Support Officers and Community Development Workers recruited through the local partners.

Education: Completion of Bachelor or, Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Disaster Risk Management, Urban Planning, or any related fields.

Experience:
• Bachelor with 5 years of relevant experience or, Master with 3 years of relevant experience, including in urban contexts
• Experience of working in the area of Disaster Risk Management
• Good understanding of current DRR policies of the Government of Nepal and familiar with various initiatives at the local level through various stakeholders (ministries and local bodies)
• Demonstrated skills of coordinating with different stakeholders
• Experience of working in the UN and international agencies will be preferable

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Nepali at the professional level are essential.

Other:
• Describe any additional qualifications:
• Good knowledge of computer applications especially MS Office.

Application Deadline: 26 August 2019

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