Thursday, April 17, 2014

District Disaster Management Officer (Sahibganj - Jharkhand) - UNDP (Apply by: 24 April 2014)

Location : Sahibganj, Jharkhand, INDIA

Application Deadline : 24-Apr-14

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)


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 District Disaster Management Officers to provide support to the government of Jharkhand to coordinate district level DM activities

Key Results Expected:  

The District Disaster Management Officer will be based at District Collectorate office in Jharkhand and under the overall supervision of the District Collector; he/she will assist the district administration in day to day coordination required for smooth implementation of various DRR activities in the district.

Duties & Responsibilities

The District Disaster Management Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Act as the disaster management focal point in the district by assisting the district administration in day-to-day coordination required for smooth implementation of various DRR activities in the district;
  • Ensure consultation with various stakeholders on variety of disaster management activities;
  • Support in managing budget, work planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of DRR activities. Help in drafting ;technical notes, letters, reports and other materials required by the district administration.


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 & Experience

  • Essential: University Degree in social sciences, geography, environment,  economics, management or relevant disciplines;
  • Desirable: Post Graduate degree/ diploma in social sciences, geography, environment,   economics, management or relevant disciplines.

  • Overall 5 years of experience with minimum 2 years of relevant experience, with regard to the implementation and management of projects;
  • Experience of working in the field of Disaster Management is required.

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

  • Travel to the programme states, districts and cities would be required.

Remuneration Package is INR 46,703/- 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.

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