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Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||off site|
|Application Deadline :||01-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Through its focus on prevention and disaster resilience, UN Women ensures that new and existing disaster risks are mitigated by putting women at the center of disaster risk reduction, by giving them a voice, empowering them as disaster risk reduction leaders and actors, and by building their disaster and climate resilience. Evidence proves that the majority of victims and those affected by disasters and climate change are women. Due to the gendered dimensions of disaster risk, women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters, yet women remain largely ignored and their capacities, unleveraged in conventional disaster risk reduction processes. Women also remain largely excluded from climate mitigation, with reduced access to climate finance, sustainable energy technology and decision making.
UN Women promotes gender-responsive disaster risk reduction through technical and policy support, provision of gender expertise to climate change and disaster risk reduction mechanisms and processes, and by implementing programmes and projects for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction and climate action.
This consultancy is expected to contribute to providing support to the Programme Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction.
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction, the consultant will contribute to UN Women’s triple mandate in the area of disaster risk reduction, providing drafting, research, policy and technical support to the Programme Specialist and field offices and contributing to interagency and intergovernmental processes. The consultant requires experience and understanding of gender equality and climate change, including climate resilience. The work involves supporting the Programme Specialist to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective programmes and results and to provide support on DRR especially in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Agreement (SFA) and the the UN Plan of Action of DRR for Resilience. It also entails supporting the implementation of UN Women’s disaster risk management global programme initiative entitled Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, DRR & Resilience, the WRD consultant will perform the following key services:
Required Skills and Experience
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