Thursday, February 11, 2016

Disaster Risk Reduction Officer - UNICEF (Apply by: February 23, 2016)

Disaster Risk Reduction Officer, Hyderabad, Telangana

Temporary Appointment – 364 Days 
Closing date: 23rd February 2016
If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization working for the rights of children, seeks a temporary appointment for the post of Disaster Risk Reduction Officer.
As part of UNICEF Hyderabad Field Office’s work plan to provide technical support in strengthening the disaster management capacities among Government and civil society partners to better understand risks and act upon them for practical risk reduction, preparedness and response and improved risk governance systems with a particular focus on the needs of children. Activities will include support to (i) improve supply chain management, (ii) vulnerability mapping, (iii) resilience building, (iv) climate change adaptation (CCA) and (v) overall provisions for child centered disaster management. The temporary position will also provide technical support to strengthen the capacity of NGOs/CBOs members of the Inter-Agency Group and to leverage resources for DRR and climate change adaptation from various sources including the private sector through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes.

1. The assignment covers the state of Andhra Pradesh (50%) Karnataka (25%) and Telangana (25%) to: Provide technical inputs and assist the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana to implement innovative approaches to contribute to achieve UNDAF Outcome 6: “Sustainable Development”
2. Support the overall implementation of the forthcoming Disaster Risk Reduction strategy and activities in the three states in partnership with State Governments, NGOs/ civil society organizations and their Inter Agency Group.
3. Provide technical support to the respective Disaster Management Departments in developing and/or implementing State Disaster Management Plans and other initiatives of mutual interest.
4. Support the development of effective State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) and District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) and support development and roll-out of their work plans.
5. Support efforts to strengthen Inter-Agency Preparedness and Coordination
6. Support the education and other departments in developing a comprehensive school safety programme, incl. preparation of school safety guidelines, DRR curriculum and safety and security initiatives in schools.
7. Coordinate with district and block level government officials to facilitate leveraging of government action and finances to implement risk informed development actions.
8. Support the roll-out of a study on supply chain management incl. through coordination with various stakeholders.
9. Promote and facilitate practical integration of risk reduction and climate adaptation in UNICEF Hyderabad Field Office programmes with Government counterparts.
10. Contribute to the overall UNICEF India Country Office DRR Programme strategy
11. Perform any other duty as requested by supervisor.
a) Education:
University degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences; disaster management, development, or related technical field.
b) Work Experience :
I. Minimum of two year’s professional work experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and/or Climate Change Adaptation. Knowledge and preferably experience in community-based disaster risk management.
II. Significant experience in project cycle management, including project design, implementation, including data collection and analysis, monitoring and reporting. In addition to this, at least some experience in responding to disasters and conducting post disaster needs assessments is required.
c) Languages :
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset
I. Core Values (Required)
• Commitment
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Integrity
II. Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [I]
• Working with People [II]
• Drive for Results [II]
III. Functional Competencies (Required)
• Persuading and Influencing [II]
• Applying Technical Expertise [II]
• Planning and Organizing [I]
• Adapting and Responding to Change [II]
• Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [II]
IV. Common Technical Knowledge (Required)
• Good computer skills, at least MS-Office application software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point);
• Work in a multi-cultural environment and establish effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
• Excellent networking skills and capacity to interact independently both with (high level) government officials and communities
• Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects
• Practical experience in financial reporting and prudence in handling project finances.
• Basic knowledge on UNICEF sectoral interventions - WASH, Nutrition, Health, Education and Child Protection.
• Knowledge on using GIS software and application of remote sensing technology would be an asset
Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.
If you meet the above mentioned requirements, please send the following documents to by 23rd February 2016:
• A completed and signed Personal History form (P-11) - mandatory
• An updated CV
• A letter of motivation
The Personal History form (P-11) should be which can be downloaded from Completion of all fields is required.
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organizations.
UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

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