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National Disaster Recovery Officer (Myanmar National Only)
|Location :||Naipiytaw with frequent travel to Yangon and possibly other location inMyanmar (Hinthada), MYANMAR|
|Application Deadline :||08-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||80 working days|
Myanmar is committed to implement the Sendai Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and meet its targets. Myanmar is co-chair of ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management Working Group on Recovery along with Indonesia and led the process of developing the ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide. To improve planning and management of recovery processes, the Government constituted the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Working Committee. However, all the functions relating to disaster recovery were not established and defining clear roles in recovery assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring and funding has been a challenge. Lack of technical capacity, human and financial resources, awareness, lack of inter-ministerial convening power and limited presence below State /Region level make it challenging for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Working Committee to perform wide-ranging responsibilities and coordinate the work of line ministries. In addition, there is a high reliance on international experts for several aspects of recovery planning and implementation.
Through the Governance for Resilience and Sustainability Project (GRSP), the “Building Capacities for Resilient Recovery-Phase II” initiative will contribute to the strengthening of national capacities and systems to plan and manage recovery processes. Strengthening national capacities will result in “building back better and safer” thus contributing to building the resilience of the country and its communities in the face of disaster and restoring sustainable development pathways.
Output 1 of this initiative aims to improve the enabling environment for recovery through enhanced institutional arrangements and streamlined mandates. This is achieved through reviewing existing institutional arrangements, capacity and mandates (functions, roles and responsibilities of the Government authorities) to identify options for improvement. This includes also to analyse the existing policy framework, including financial and monitoring mechanisms to support recovery, to identify any gaps and provide technical support to the development of new or improved policies and mechanisms.
Output 2 aims at strengthening capacities of government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in implementing a resilient recovery. This output aims to enhance the Government capacity through training, awareness, development of tools and guidelines and testing tools in practice. Small-scale exercises will be carried out as case studies for learning.
With the purpose of supporting the government in developing a National Recovery Guideline to provide a comprehensive operational tool to systematise the recovery planning and implementation in the country, the consultant will support UNDP to:
Duties and Responsibilities
With the technical guidance of the Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist and under the overall supervision of the Project Manager/Chief Technical Advisor from UNDP Country Office, the national consultant will:
For these tasks, the national consultant’s inputs will be up to: 10 days inputs on Recovery training and PDNA training; and up to 70 days inputs on the preparatory work for the formulation of the Recovery Guideline.
The consultant is expected to fully support the Department of Disaster Management and will be based in the same building, if possible. Considering the fluidity of the nature of work, it is expected from the consultant to have a certain degree of flexibility and to carry out additional tasks, if required. The consultant is expected to have a good command of English and Myanmar language, both written and oral as the documents that will be produced for the formulation of the Recovery Guideline will be in both languages.
During this assignment, the national consultant is expected to deliver:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
Must be a Myanmar national
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.