Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Disaster Management Specialist - UNDP (Apply by: 18 April 2014)


Location : Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA

Application Deadline : 18 April 2014

Additional Category: Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Type of Contract : Service Contract

Post Level : SB-2

Languages Required : English


Duration of Initial Contract : One Year initially

Background

The approved GOI-UNDP Country Programme Action Plan (2014-2017) envisages that as a contribution to the programme, Government sharing and support arrangements, including the use of service-provision models, will be pursued, and the appointment of dedicated human resources can be made for the implementation of nationally implemented projects. It also envisages provision of demand based development support services to support administrative efficiency and to develop capacity of the government agencies.

To ensure effective and efficient utilization of the Capacity Building Grants of Rs. 525 crores (approximately USD 85 million) for Disaster Management, MHA has requested the 26 states receiving the grants to use UNDP offer of assistance as agreed in the approved CPAP (2014- 2017).
The Disaster Management Department, State Government of Jharkhand responsible to undertake various actions as per the legal-institutional framework of the National Disaster Management Act 2005, has formally requested UNDP support to strengthen DM activities in the state. Accordingly, the Government of Jharkhand has requested UNDP India to provide demand-based human resource at state and district levels to facilitate implementation of activities outlined in the perspective plan pertaining to Capacity Building Grants. In this context, UNDP is looking for individuals for the position of Disaster Management Specialist to provide support to the government of Jharkhand in implementing the DRR initiative in the state.

Key Results Expected:

The Disaster Management Specialist
will be based at DM department, Jharkhand and under the overall supervision of the Principal Secretary (DM), he/she would be responsible for developing the framework and implementation of the state level activities for disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Disaster Management Specialist will perform the following functions:
  • Support SDMA/Dept of DM in enhancing sustainable disaster risk reduction initiatives in the state;
  • Build frameworks and mechanisms, and support development and implementation of state level initiatives/schemes for disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness;
  • Facilitate enforcement of appropriate norms and by-laws for land-use, building and planning standards that are based on professionally established hazard and vulnerability assessments;
  • Ensure the participation in disaster planning and management of all the stakeholders.
  • Establish a comprehensive information system that identifies and assesses the risks involved in disaster-prone areas and facilitate risk informed development.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the State;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in the subject area of the project, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to apply conceptual models in support of implementation of the programme;
  • Good knowledge of the results based management of the projects;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to lead implementation of initiatives.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Post Graduate degree/diploma or equivalent in any of the disciplines under Social Sciences, Management, Disaster Management and/or relevant fields.

Experience:
  • At least 10 years\' experience in the development sector having relevance to disaster management;
  • Work experience in government/national and international agencies and civil society organization.

Language:
  • Fluency in English.
  • Working knowledge of Hindi and/or any other Indian language is desirable.

Others:
  • Extensive travel within the country, state, districts and cities would be required.

Remuneration Package is INR 84,802/- per month (Taxable).

The contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the Disaster Management Department, State Government of Jharkhand.


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.

To Apply

Please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=45497

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