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Technical advisor on Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Management
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 80 working days|
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.
In the face of disasters, societies everywhere are experiencing conditions of increasing vulnerability and enormous losses in social, environmental and economic terms. In 2017 climate-related disasters and extreme weather events in the EU caused 6.7 billion EUR of economic damages (over 100 billion USD worldwide). At the same time, in 2017 only 1% of climate-related risks in the EU were insured (EEA, 2019). In Ukraine, direct and indirect economic losses caused by wildfires range from 3 billion UAH to 8 billion UAH annually (DSNS, 2018). At the same time, the annual economic losses in Ukraine resulting from floods just in Zakarpattia oblast varying between 150 million UAH and 800 million UAH.
UNDP’s programmatic response is based on Country Office’s interventions so far and on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 and its identified priorities: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Forward Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
The Sendai Framework calls for a broader and a more people-centered preventive approach to disaster risk. According to the Framework, Governments should engage with relevant stakeholders, including women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, and other groups in the design and implementation of policies, plans and standards. Disaster Risk Reduction practices need to be multisectoral, based on the multi-hazard risk assessments, inclusive and accessible to ensure efficacy and effectiveness of the related measures.
To achieve transformational change the Programme will focus its activities to ensure that necessary capacities and institutional mechanisms are achieved at the national and oblast levels, while ensuring impact at the community level:
While not a formal output, a key task of the project team is to mobilize resources for scaling up of the project, and to deliver outputs related to DRR that are being developed in other projects in the portfolio.
In this context, UNDP is recruiting a professional with relevant experience and track record for the position of a Technical Advisor, who will support the team as technical focal point on Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the Project Manager in liaison with Policy and Legal Expert and under overall supervision of Energy and Environment Portfolio Team Leader, the incumbent will be responsible for:
Deliverables and implementation schedule
The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific deliverables:
UNDP will provide payments upon provision of deliverables duly certified by UNDP in accordance with the table above. UNDP will be the ultimate authority to control the quality of work results and assess the Contractor’s performance during the assignment.
Payments are made in three tranches as per the Schedule of payments indicated in the table above.
In particular, the payment schedule will be as follows:
Monitoring / reporting requirements:
Work-progress reporting/monitoring meetings will be held with the consultant on a weekly basis. UNDP will be the final authority to control the quality and evaluate the work. No reports or documents should be published or distributed to third parties without approval of UNDP.
The consultant will work under the daily supervision of the Project Manager and will interact with UNDP to receive any clarifications and guidance that may be needed.
The satisfactory completion of each of the deliverables shall be subject to endorsement of the Project Manager.
The Consultant will duly inform UNDP of any problems, issues or delays arising in the course of implementation of assignment and take necessary steps to address them.
All reports and results are to be submitted to the UNDP in electronic form (*.docx, *.xlsx, *.pptx, and *.pdf or other formats accepted by UNDP).
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
Contracts based on daily fee
The financial proposal will specify the daily fee and payments will be made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.
Should any travel be necessary in connection to this TOR, UNDP will reimburse the expenses based on the duly authorized travel details, including travel and per diems. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.