Job Opening

Posting Title: Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser for Somalia
Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Duty Station: CAIRO
Posting Period: 17 December 2020 - 30 December 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-138503-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Expected Deliverables

- Deliverable 1: Feedback report on the policy landscape mapping in Somalia.
- Deliverable 2: Feedback report on the Draft ToR for the National Coordination Mechanism and recommendations to strengthen the role of the National Coordination Mechanism in implementing the Sendai Framework on the national level.
- Deliverable 3: Written Feedback on the Draft National DRR Strategy developed and recommendations on how to strengthen the strategy.
- Deliverable 4: Feedback on the Action plan and priority areas for the National DRR Strategy and ensuring that the action plan includes all of the following: a) role of various stakeholders, b) financial needs for implementation, c) potential funding sources from local, national and international levels-both private and public, d) technologies needed, e) potential sources/mechanisms for transfer of technology.
- Deliverable 5: Final review of the draft national DRR strategy and action plan.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

Six Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting

Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyzes action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.

The consultant will work directly under the Deputy Chief of Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for providing technical advice and support the process of updating the National DRR strategy in Somalia and developing a multi-stakeholder National Coordination Mechanism to strengthen the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR at national level under the “DRR Capacity Building” project in Somalia.
The consultant will conduct the following tasks:

- Task 1: Provide technical advice on the policy landscape mapping exercise that examines the enabling environment for policy coherence between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), SDGs and Climate Change (CC) in Somalia.
- Task 2: Guide the process of developing a national coordination multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral mechanism through providing feedback on the terms of reference including structure, vision, mission, roles and membership and recommendations for strengthening national coordination mechanism based on the Sendai Framework.
- Task 3: Guide the process of updating the national DRR strategy of Somalia to be aligned with the Sendai Framework based on the 10 key elements provided in the Words into Action Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies guideline.
- Task 4: Provide written feedback on the updated national DRR strategy before being submitted to the national government.
- Task 5: Review the final draft of the national DRR strategy before government endorsement.

Qualifications/special skills

- Good knowledge and understanding of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is desirable.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills with track record of research is required.

Academic Qualifications:
- Advanced University Degree in Development, Environmental Affairs, or subjects related to Disaster Risk Management.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

- A minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation or any related field is required.
- Experience in policy and strategy design, disaster risk reduction legislation and stakeholder engagement is required.

- Fluency in written and oral English is required
- Knowledge of Arabic is desirable

Additional Information

Travel: Not applicable.

No Fee


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