Le PNUD recrute 01 Spécialiste de Programme (DRR/DRM)
Ville, Pays: Dakar, Senegal
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 7 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 30-04-2017
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Title Programme Specialist (DRR/DRM)
Job ID 8230
Practice Area – Job Family Environment&Disaster Reduction
Vacancy End Date 30/04/2017 (Midnight New York, USA)
Duty Station Dakar, Senegal
Education & Work Experience I-Master’s Level Degree – 7 year(s) experience
Desired: English, French
Vacancy Type FTA International
Posting Type External
Bureau Development Policy
Contract Duration 1 Year with possibility for extension
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
The Disaster Risk Reduction, Recovery and Resilience Program Specialist will support the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator (RC) Office and the UNDP Country Office in the design and implementation of recovery interventions and resilience building initiatives to strengthen the country’s capacity to withstand shocks in West Africa and mainly in the Sahel countries. S/he is responsible for contributing substantive policy and programme advisory services to countries and regional institutions and applying products and tools relevant to the thematic area of Disaster Risk Reduction, Recovery and Resilience Building. S/he acts in response to requests from country offices, regional institutions and key partners on issues related to DRR, Recovery and Resilience Building in West Africa. Working to ensure the execution of quality and coherent policy and programme advisory services within the Africa region and across other regions as well as alignment with the Strategic Plan.
Under the leadership of the Team Leader Climate Change, DRR and Energy, the DRR, Recovery and Resilience Programme Specialist will work as an integral part of the Climate and Disaster Team and is responsible for performing and contributing to the following:
• Programme Support and Policy Advice;
• Support Policy Development;
• Policy Positioning and Representation;
• Partnerships and Resource Mobilization;
• Knowledge Management and innovation.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Support and Policy Advice:
• Through inter-agency coordination mechanisms, s/he will ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian and development partners and establishing effective links between actors on promoting DRR, Recovery planning and Resilience Building;
• Assist the HC/RC with linking humanitarian processes to the longer term recovery agenda. Identify strategic entry points for building sustainable institutions and systems and advise on transitioning coordination mechanisms to a nationally led system;
• Support regional coordination mechanisms UNDG, Inter-Agency working Groups, including liaise with relevant regional institutions in West and Central Africa;
• Coordinate the Disaster Risk Reduction, Recovery and Resilience Building work in the West and Central Africa under the guidance of BPPS and RBA, and contributing to the WACA Sub Regional Platform Sahel project;
• Develop and implement regional sub-regional and cross-border initiatives in the area of disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience building as a contribution to the RBA Regional Programme;
• Provide direct support to UNDP Country Offices, RBA Sub-Regional platforms, regional institutions when specifically requested by BPPS and RBA;
• Performs knowledge management functions entailing the provision of high-quality inputs to global DRR and Recovery policy formulation, as well as programmatic development and mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction issues in the region; and
• Apply multi-disciplinary approaches, including through setting up, coordinating, and engaging with Development Solution Teams (DSTs), to deliver advisory services and programming needs in line with emerging client needs and corporate standards, as well as maintaining and developing networks of experts in UNDP’s areas of work.
2. Support Policy Development:
• In collaboration with the BPPS Climate and Disaster Team, provision of support to the national capacity and regional programme development in key thematic areas: climate risk management, disaster risk identification, urban risk management, recovery planning and enhancing gender sensitivity of DRR and resilience building initiatives;
• Support policy development and innovation through consolidation of relevant lessons from projects and programmes;
• Create methods for reviewing policy services in the thematic area and assess policy success, as well as communicate these methods to other country offices and regions;
• Support to the development of synergies between UNDP disaster risk reduction strategies and relevant regional and national strategies related to other clusters of UNDP particularly climate change, governance and poverty alleviation;
• Development and lead implementation of regional disaster reduction support projects and supervision of regional programme support staff as necessary in consultation with the CDT Team Leader for Africa;
• Collaboration with the Regional Technical Advisors of GEF and promotion of interaction between Energy and Climate Change focal points and Disaster Risk reduction focal points in UNDP Country Offices in the region. Use of this cross-practice interaction to help develop a portfolio of projects that promote a risk informed development approach to adaptation to climate change;
• Preparation of regional inputs for the formulation of UNDP corporate policy, guidelines and practice notes on disaster risk reduction and recovery; and
• Contribution to the development of international thematic policies, ensuring that the needs, lessons learned and priorities of UNDP national and regional programming are appropriately reflected.
3. Policy Positioning and Representation:
• Under the guidance of the team leader, mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN entities and other relevant bodies at the regional level in West and Central Africa, and provide inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives;
• Prepare briefing notes and speeches for RSC Senior Management as well as HQ;
• Advocate the importance of the thematic area in various fora at the regional level, including academia and civil society, with a view to deepen related political commitment;
• Support to regional advocacy efforts related to the promotion, adoption and endorsement of regional disaster reduction strategies;
• Regional Representation of BPPS and RBA on matters of operational policy and strategy in inter-organizational working groups and participation in task forces within established inter-organizational bodies and networks towards developing common programming principles and approaches and joint programmes for disaster reduction and recovery;
• Identification of critical components for the development of strategic regional partnerships and alliances relevant to the achievement of UNDPs overall strategy and policies in the region, with other UN organizations (in particular OCHA, ISDR Secretariat and other disaster-related programmes), multilateral organizations, regional member state organizations, scientific, academic and technical organizations and with donors and programme countries;
• Contribution to the negotiations in establishing such partnerships, drafting of agreements and monitoring their implementation, with a particular emphasis on partnerships with, and capacity development of African organizations; and
• Provision of advice to BPPS in building strategic regional alliances and developing compacts within UNDP and between BPPS/UNDP and other UN agencies and international organizations with respect to disaster reduction and recovery.
4. Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:
• In collaboration with BERA, support the Team Leader to engage with regional partners and develop/implement resource mobilization plan under corporate guidelines, including to fulfill corporate and donor reporting, advocacy and information-sharing requirements;
• Provide substantive inputs related to regional external partnerships in the area of work; and
• Support team leader in fostering strategic partnerships with UN and external regional partner institutions, Governments, private sector, academia, NGOs, and CSOs at regional and local level.
5. Knowledge Management and innovation
• Coordinate team contributions and support to corporate KM and innovation activities, at region-specific level to help influence/advance policy dialogue in the thematic area in collaboration with policy teams at HQ and in Regional Hubs;
• Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice; and
• Coordinate and perform knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned in the specific thematic area, and verify that knowledge sharing and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools.
• Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
• Ability to persuade others to follow.
• Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
• Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
• Ability to get things done.
Disaster Risk Reduction:
• Knowledge of DRR concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Recovery Support and Implementation:
• Ability to support and implement mechanisms, processes, resources in response to disaster/crisis.
Project and Programme Management:
• Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
• Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
Knowledge Management and Innovation:
• Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
Climate Change Mitigation:
• Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
• Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources.
• Ability to manage complex relationships through pathways of knowledge exchange, capacity development, funding relationships and strategic engagement.
Trends and emerging areas analytics:
• Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.
Required Skills and Experience
• Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, business administration, social sciences or related disciplines.
• 7 years of professional work experience providing policy advice and programme support in the general area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Risk Management, preferably in the region in different development contexts;
• Experience working in developing country settings is required;
• Experience working in crisis contexts is an asset.
• Fluency in French and English, both written and oral.
• Working knowledge of another UN language preferably relevant to the region in which this position is based is an asset.
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