Result of Service
3 months with possible extension.
Duties and Responsibilities
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries.
Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices.
Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyzes action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.
N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.
In order to implement Target (e) of the Sendai Framework at the local level, UNDRR launched the global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient : My City is Getting Ready" in 2010.
With the closuring of the MCR (Making Cities Resilient) Campaign in December 2020, partners and city-members have asked for a follow-up program.
The Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) responds to this growing demand. Building on the success of the previous decade of advocacy work under the MCR Campaign, new partnerships and delivery mechanisms are used to move from advocacy to implementation, so that cities tangibly and measurably improve their resilience to risk.
The MCR2030 initiative supports cities to assess their resilience status, accelerate the development of local DRR (disaster risk reduction) strategies, integrate DRR with climate change adaptation for urban resilience and sustainable development, and implement the risk-informed development strategy with support from local, regional, and global partners.
strengthen the capacity of cities to develop local strategies / plans to strengthen their resilience, and support cities in implementing local strategies / plans to strengthen resilience.
MCR2030 also seeks to strengthen the vertical linkages between local and national governments and national associations of municipalities, strengthening horizontal links between local partners, fostering the connection between cities to learn and move forward.
Framed in the MCR2030 initiative, the purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical assistance to strengthen national and local linkages to pursue urban resilience in Ecuador while supporting local governments through the implementation of UNDRR’s tools.
The consultants will work under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of office of the UNDRR regional office for the Americas and the Caribbean.
Duties and Responsibilities
This strategy should be aligned with the the Regional Action Plan MCR2030 for the Americas and the Caribbean.
This includes dialogues, meetings, interviews, and workshops.
Qualifications / special skills
Skills : - Effective organizational skills and the ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner are required.
Academic Qualifications : A first-level university degree in social, environmental or political sciences, architecture, urban development, geography, national resource management, or related areas is required.
A Master’s degree in urban-related issues is an advantage.
Experience : - At least three years of professional experience related to policy analysis, urban development and / or disaster risk reduction areas is required.
Language : Fluency in Spanish is required. Knowledge of English and another UN language is an advantage.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted