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UNDP’s Strategic Plan is designed to help individuals and countries alike build resilience to internal and external shocks. This helps reduce risks, prevent crises (whether from man-made or natural causes), avert major development setbacks and promote human security. In this regard, UNDP focusses on two critical issues: a much stronger ability to prepare for and deal with the consequences of natural disasters, especially as they are exacerbated by climate change; and a rapid and effective recovery from crises in those cases where prevention has fallen short. Policies and capacities are needed for comprehensive national and regional responses to natural disasters to minimize adverse development impacts and accelerate rebuilding
One focus area for UNDP is on what happens before disasters strike. This includes supporting a range of issues: disaster risk assessments that consider geophysical, weather, climatic and other hazards (including those that are low intensity but high frequency); policy and planning frameworks that integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; and preparedness for disaster management and recovery including, for example, innovations to manage risks through insurance and resilient infrastructure.
The other major focal area for UNDP is on what happens after a disaster strikes. This includes the preparation of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction plans and programmes that are inclusive of and accountable to displaced populations, women, and other vulnerable groups. This is reinforced through assistance for better coordination and implementation of early recovery programmes with a focus on local economic conditions, addressing the needs of groups in danger of exclusion.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives in Africa, UNDP’s RSCA invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process of including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the latter sections of this advertisement
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicants would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
- Climate science and policy
- Mainstreaming of DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in development planning
- Urban Risk Reduction
- Early Warning System
- Hazard and Risk categorization
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Capacity Building and Training Needs Assessment in Disaster Risk Reduction
- Review and Preparation of Disaster Management/ Sectoral Plans
- Community Based Resilience Building platform
- Programme Monitoring and Evaluation in the (related) areas above
- This call for experts is not linked to other UNDP rosters or to a specific UNDP recruitment opportunity.
- The purpose of this call for experts is to add additional experts to the UNDP RBA Experts Roster. As a result, Candidates who have previously been vetted and maintained in the UNDP RBA Roster/s are not required to apply.
- Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Interested individual consultants can submit the above documents in one of the following two addresses
For any clarifications please write to Mr. Getachew Araya at:- email@example.com.
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1- Terms of Reference