Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
CBi consists of a Secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey, plus thirteen affiliated Member Networks around the world.
The Regional Network Coordination Officer Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) plays a critical role supporting and building the capacity of existing CBi Member Networks while working to establish relationships with new prospective Member Networks.
Under the overall supervision of the CBi Network Coordination Specialist, based in Istanbul, Turkey, the Regional Network Coordination Officer LAC will be responsible for :
Development, planning, and implementation of national and regional projects to support private sector engagement in disaster management :
Work closely with the CBi Network Coordination Specialist and focal points from CBi Member Networks in the LAC region to develop and delivering national and regional solutions, programmes and workplans for local CBi Member Networks on private sector engagement in disaster risk management and humanitarian response.
Identify learning needs and solutions, and plan and implement capacity development activities for existing and prospective CBi Member Networks in the LAC region.
Collect and consolidate relevant information on local private sector engagement in disaster risk reduction, crisis preparedness and response, and early recovery at country and regional levels.
Coordinate landscape assessment and scoping activities to identify and / or partner with prospective Member Networks and other private sector partners in the LAC region.
Development of national and regional partnerships and external advocacy :
Coordinate and work with UNDP and OCHA regional bureaux and country offices, government counterparts, international organizations, and other partners in the LAC region on private sector engagement.
Identify specific needs for private sector engagement in disaster risk reduction, crisis preparedness and response, and early recovery, and support partnerships at the national and regional levels to address those needs.
Coordinate advocacy efforts for private sector engagement in disaster risk management and humanitarian programming.
Strategy development and operational support :
Coordinate knowledge development and management efforts through the development of case studies and collection and sharing of information on good practices.
Ensure documentation and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all CBi-related activities implemented by existing and prospective CBi Member Networks in LAC region.
Support the CBi Secretariat and contribute to the periodic progress reporting requirements and other UNDP and OCHA reporting requirements.
Perform other duties related to this assignment as may be required by the supervisor.
Achieve Results :
LEVEL 3 : Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
Think Innovatively :
LEVEL 3 : Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
Learn Continuously :
LEVEL 3 : Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility :
LEVEL 3 : Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
Act with Determination :
LEVEL 3 : Think beyond immediate task / barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner :
LEVEL 3 : Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion :
LEVEL 3 : Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum academic education
A Master’s degree in business, political or social sciences, development studies or other related field of studies.
Minimum years of relevant work experience
At least 5 years of professional work experience in disaster risk reduction / disaster management, preferably in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Required skills and competencies
Technical knowledge of disaster risk reduction / disaster management.
Experience writing briefings, reports, policies, and guidance notes.
Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
Desired additional skills and competencies
Additional certification / training related to disaster risk reduction / disaster management will be considered an advantage.
Previous experience with the United Nations is highly desirable.
Previous experience with the private sector and / or supporting engagement between the UN and the private sector is highly desirable.
Previous work experience in crisis or post-crisis countries is an asset.
Required language(s) (at working level)
Fluency (verbal and written) in English and Spanish is required.
Working knowledge of a third UN language is an advantage.