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ICT and Data Analyst for KZN Disaster Response
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP COUNTRY OFFICE - SOUTH AFRICA
Deadline :26-Aug-22
Posted on :16-Jun-22
Development Area :CONSULTANTS  CONSULTANTS
Reference Number :92441
Link to Atlas Project :
00143595 - Emergency Support to Crisis in Kwazulu-Natal
Documents :
PROCUREMENT NOTICE
TERMS OF REFERENCES
CONFIRMATION OF INTEREST
PERSONAL HISTORY FORM
IC TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Overview :

The UNDP Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the complex, changing development landscape, the evolving needs of its partners and the need for pragmatic responses. It describes how UNDP will respond and support countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related agreements. Considering this, UNDP should be agile, flexible, adaptive and responsive to the complex development challenges and uncertainties. This requires working in partnership with governments, civil societies and the private sector. The Strategic Plan describes how UNDP can better adapt to a range of country contexts through a series of signature solutions that define UNDP’s core work, its platforms and layout business models that underpin its efforts.

The National Disaster Management Centre was established in terms of Section 8 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No 57 of 2002) (DMA). The National Centre functions as an ​institution within the public service and forms part of, and functions within, a department of state (DCOG) for which the Minister is responsible. The objective of the National Centre is to promote an integrated and co-ordinated system of disaster management, with special emphasis on prevention and mitigation, by national, provincial and municipal organs of state, statutory functionaries, other role-players involved in disaster management and communities. The National Centre is also responsible for the administration of the Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 (Act No 99 of 1987) (FBSA)Within the South African environment, disaster management is a shared responsibility which must be fostered through partnerships between the various stakeholders and co-operative relationships between the different spheres of government, the private sector and civil society.

The assignment is part of UN’s ongoing efforts to support the strengthening of the state’s capabilities, specifically strengthening the capacity of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial and municipal disaster management centres to respond effectively to the National State of Disaster in response to catastrophic floods experienced between 08-13 April 2022. According to reported and logged incidents, the worst affected municipalities are EThekwini, Ugu, King Cetshwayo, ILembe, and uMgungundlovu. It is estimated that more than 40 000 people have been displaced, 434 people lost their lives and 54 people are missing

(Detailed background can be found in the Terms of references).