Result of Service
Efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDRR / OCHA ROLAC and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her / his functions, including :
Six (6) months with possible extension.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDRR and OCHA jointly implement the 2021 UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) / OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Aid) Project that supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework and especially the priority for action 4 : "Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction".
One of the goals of the project is to improve humanitarian coordination among multiple actors and stakeholders, including civil-military relations in the context of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.
This position will also coordinate with and support CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency) in coordination matters, including civil and military coordination.
Duties and responsibilities :
The Multi-Actor Coordination Advisor (Civil military coordination) will have a reporting line to the External Relations Officer of UNDRR / Americas & the Caribbean.
Within limits of delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties :
a.Analysis : Conduct an assessment and analysis of the multiple actors and stakeholders, including civil-military coordination, disaster preparedness and humanitarian response.
b.Development and dissemination of guidance : Assist, advise and facilitate the development of regional / country-specific guidance on multi-actor coordination, including UN system, NGOs and military personnel.
Ensure that country-specific guidance or generic guidelines, including on applicable civil-military coordination, are properly disseminated and understood by both the humanitarian actors and the military and / or police forces present as well as by local actors, as appropriate.
c.Liaison with DRR and Humanitarian Organizations : Establish and maintain a contact network with other UN Agencies or Mission-based personnel as well as NGO focal points coordination.
d.Support Humanitarian Coordination and UNCTs (United Nations Country Teams) : Support the Humanitarian Coordination by advising on an appropriate mechanism to interface with multiple actors and stakeholders’ representatives.
Advise both humanitarian actors and representatives on the appropriateness of the use of assets to support humanitarian activity.
e.Humanitarian affairs : Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief / management or emergency situations in assigned country / area.
Looks for opportunities to implement the Scaling Up Disaster Risk Reduction In Humanitarian Action. Recommendations for the Humanitarian Program Cycle and its related Checklist.
drafts situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
f.Preparedness support and capacity building : conduct, facilitate and support preparedness actions with partners, including contingency planning and trainings to support capacity building needs as needed.
Qualifications / special skills
Skills : -Ability to work productively under pressure with minimum supervision and cope with tight deadlines is required.
Academic Qualifications : Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, political science, law, management, or similar specific field of study is required.
Language : Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge in Spanish and another UN working language is an advantage.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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