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Description of the assignment: The Constitution of Nepal has set the policy of disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness, rescue, relief and rehabilitation for safeguard & sustainable development to minimize risks from disasters caused by natural and other hazards. Schedule 7 of the constitution has enlisted natural and non-natural disaster risk reduction, preparedness, rescue, relief and rehabilitation activities in the concurrent powers of Federal and Provincial governments. Similarly, Schedule 8 has enlisted DRRM as sole responsibility of the local government and Schedule 9 has included it in concurrent powers of Federal, Provincial and Local governments. Nepal's DRRM act has covered all aspects of DRRM. The constitution devolves power and resources to provinces and local government units, necessitates urgent support for mainstreaming DRR and CCA across three tiers of governments' periodic planning, budgeting and implementation to adopt the risk informed development practices. The National DRR Policy 2018 and DRR Strategic National Action Plan (2018 – 2030) priorities, consistent with Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), have paved out wider opportunities to work with Nepal’s federal system of governance to work on DRRM. The DRR National Strategic Action Plan which is a new roadmap for Nepal till 2030 has set out various 32 targets & 18 major priority actions and more than 270 activities to strengthen the country’s overall disaster response, risk reduction & management. As Nepal is fast exercising new federal system, various regulatory mechanisms are being either developed or revised to assimilate the new requirements and to keep informed the new governance system to fit into current federal context. In this context, UNDP in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) and bilateral discussion with provincial governments, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Legal (MoIAL) and few Local governments has identified the need to develop DRR Policy and Strategic Action Plan at Provincial and Local Levels to help them key DRRM priorities in line with current Legal frameworks including National DRR Policy 2075 and Strategic Action Plan (2018 to 2030). Based on the consultation with two local governments at Gorkha district, namely Gorkha municipality and Palungtar Municipality, it has been felt that this process will require consultancy support from national experts recruited by UNDP. The objective of the assignment is to support these two local Governments'/Municipalities process in the formulation of “Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Strategic Action Plan” in line with provincial, national and global DRR frameworks.
Project name: Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)
No. of Consultant required: 2 (Two)
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 38 days spread over 2.5 months.
Proposal should be submitted by email to email@example.com not later than 1730 hours (Nepal Standard Time) of 15 April 2020 mentioning reference No. UNDP/PN/20/2020 – DRRM Expert.