UNDP Disaster Risk Advisor Job Vacancy in Kenya 

Post: Disaster Risk Advisor

1. General Background

United Nations Development work in Kenya encompasses support to government priorities as envisioned in Vision 2030, Medium Term Plans and other development and poverty reduction instruments.

These efforts are guided by priorities in United Nations Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).

One of the key focus outcomes within these frameworks is to support the country in reducing the impact of both natural and manmade disasters. UNDP approaches this from both a policy and programming perspective.

Specific areas of focus include:adequate preparedness, harmonized early warning systems,disaster prevention and mitigation strategies,mainstreaming,improved response and recovery UNDP Kenya Country office is at an advanced stage of finalizing an integrated programme for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Kenya.

Once finalized, the implementation will be rolled out in collaboration with different partners including government, private sector and NGOs.

UNDP is also in the process of developing an Early Recovery Framework to support the concept of building back better as well as an integration of risk reduction in recovery efforts.

To achieve this, the Country Office requires an experienced disaster risk reduction and recovery adviser to support the unit in the finalization, roll out and implementation of these frameworks.

2. Objectives of the Assignment

Support UNDP achieving their strategy and priority areas including but not limited to finalization and roll out of disaster risk reduction integrated programme, resource mobilization, improved partnerships and documentation.

3.Duration of Assignment, Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel

The assignment will take 12 months starting from February to January.

The consultant will be based in Nairobi UNDP office, but will be required to travel extensively and interact with a number of stakeholders throughout the country.

Travel costs by consultant will be met by the DRR unit.

4.Degree of Expertise and Qualifications

a.Masters Degree in Disaster Risk Reduction, Agriculture/Livelihoods or Rural Development. Proven track record of fund raising and resource mobilization, programme formulation, documentation and partnership engagement.

b.Sound knowledge and understanding of DRR frameworks in Kenya Experience in conducting programme evaluations.

c.Good analytical, writing and presentation skills

d.Experience in contributing to team based activities

e.Programme formulation and fund raising

f.Networking and collaboration

All interested applicants are expected to submit an application including:

a.Letter of interest/proposal; explaining why they consider themselves the most suitable for the work

b.Provide a brief methodology, on how they will approach and conduct the work

c.Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees

Application Process

Applications for the position should be emailed to: consultants.ken@undp.org and additional information regarding the position can be accessed through the link www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurement on the UNDP Kenya website.

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