Job Opening

Posting Title: National Sendai Framework for DRR Midterm Review Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Duty Station: SUVA
Posting Period: 16 May 2022 - 26 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-180544-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A key part of this consultancy will capture human impact stories and supporting nationally led processes to support the coordination and analysis of the national and subnational consultation and review process.

The consultant will support the national Sendai Focal agency and the UNDRR Sub-Regional Office in the Pacific across the midterm review process, in line with guidance available at https://sendaiframework-mtr.undrr.org/

Work Location

Kiribati

Expected duration

1 June 2022 to 31 December 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted by the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015, were subsequently endorsed by Member States in the United Nations General Assembly. The Sendai Framework provides for an all-of-society and all-of-State institutions engagement in preventing and reducing disaster risks posed by both natural and man-made hazards and related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks.

2023 marks the midpoint in implementing the Sendai Framework, as well as other related global and regional sustainable development related agreements. In its resolution 75/216 of 21 December 2020, the UN General Assembly decided to “hold a midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework in 2023 to assess progress on integrating disaster risk reduction into policies, programmes and investments at all levels, identify good practice, gaps and challenges and accelerate the path to achieving the goal of the Sendai Framework and its seven global targets by 2030”.

In the Pacific, the Mid-term Review (MTR SF) will be designed to capture human impact stories and to showcase progress made on DRR and resilience building at the regional, national and local levels – what has worked, where are the gaps, and what we must do to accelerate or recalibrate action to meet the commitments of Sendai Framework and relevant regional agendas in the Pacific. This in turn will support communities, governments, and partners in the region on how to and where to best invest efforts and resources.

A key part of this consultancy will capture human impact stories and supporting nationally led processes to support the coordination and analysis of the national and subnational consultation and review process. The consultant will support the national Sendai Focal agency and the UNDRR Sub-Regional Office in the Pacific across the midterm review process, in line with guidance available at https://sendaiframework-mtr.undrr.org/

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Sub-Regional Office and in close liaison with the National Sendai Focal agency for Kiribati the consultant will support nationally led processes to support design, coordination and analysis of the national and subnational consultation and review processes, and to support the country to plan for implementation of its recommendations.

•Support the Sendai Focal Agency and UNDRR Sub-Regional Office to liaise with national and local actors working in the disaster risk reduction field to raise awareness and their engagement in the National MTR process
•Support the National Sendai Focal Agency identify and analyze the list of relevant datasets, policies, and secondary literature to form part for the Sendai Framework MTR review and consultation process in Kiribati
•Support organization and facilitation of inclusive multi-stakeholder national, and local consultations or review exercises, including development of appropriate analytical and feedback mechanisms, conducting interviews, and facilitating focus group discussions
•Develop case studies, impact stories, and other relevant communications tools, to showcase the impact of good practice DRR initiatives identified as part of the review process.
•Support sharing of learnings and practices, as required through sub regional processes
•Provide administrative, research, communications, and note-taking support
•Provide support to the Sendai Focal Agency to prepare and submit their National Voluntary Review according to global guidelines.
•Support development of a roadmap to support the implementation of the recommendations

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: •Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Personal commitment, effectiveness, and commitment to results.
• Ability to write clear and concise texts in English.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Creative – able to distil information into infographics.
• ICT literate (word processing, infographics, video editing).
• Mobile journalism skills an advantage.
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Disaster Risk Management, Social Sciences, Economics, Public Administration, Journalism, English, Geography or related field is required.
Experience: •At least 2 years work experience in one or more of the following areas is required: disaster risk management; climate change adaptation and resilience; public administration; organizing and delivering training and capacity building workshops/courses; qualitative research; journalism.

•Demonstrated experience in drafting reports and conducting consultations with stakeholders is required.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is desired.

No Fee

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