Voluntary Service Overseas Volunteer, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading international development organization whose vision is “A World without poverty”. Our approach to fighting poverty is through the lasting power of volunteering. VSO currently works in 24 countries across Africa, Asia and The Pacific.



Voluntary Service Overseas Volunteer, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Specialist Jobs in Nigeria


Responsibilities


Technical Support:

  • Support stakeholder mapping of humanitarian and resilience stakeholders.
  • Conduct risk assessments and community disaster risk preparedness and management plans
  • Support the country office to prepare a disaster preparedness and management plans
  • Assist in developing a training module on resilience and humanitarian aid disaster preparedness for the country team
  • Oversee and provide technical input to the design Resilience /DRR systems, procedures, framework, tools and guidelines as needed for the Project
  • Provide technical support to VSO projects on integration of resilience in alignment to VSO core approaches, strategies and guidelines and in compatible with the context analysis

    Knowledge management:

  • Support resilience teams including the VSO Project in collection and or publication of good practices, success stories, project outcome documents, etc. in resilience work with Communication, Learning to develop knowledge products, communication materials and other IEC materials to promote awareness raising about Resilience and DRR

    Capacity Building:

  • Support in building the capacity of VSO team, partners and external stakeholders on resilience frameworks and tool kits including on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Disseminate information to resilience Programme on national policies, plans, instruments and standards related to DRR, resilience and humanitarian response including; Sendai Framework of Action, DRR Policies and strategy in Cambodia
  • Provide training, support and coaching to partner staff on development of Disaster Risk Management Plan and Community Disaster Risk Management Plan and tools such as Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (PVCA) to develop risk management plans

    Monitoring and reporting:

  • Set agreed indicators and milestones based on the result framework developed
  • Provide feedback to the programme team based on the field monitoring visits
  • Support the project team in developing high quality project/ programme reports regarding resilience perspective
  • Liaise with VSO colleagues and some project partners to ensure timely submission of contributions.

    Networking and Project Logistics
    Support:


  • Coordinate and build relationship with EUAV global team, VSO project/program, government, CSOs, partners and private sectors.
  • Support in arranging venue, resources, and stationery for projects workshops and training
  • Facilitate the organization partner meetings and field risk assessment processes.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Resilience/ DRR or any relevant field, with relevant work experience in the design and implementation of disaster risk reduction or other related areas in the Rural/Urban context.
  • Practical experience and knowledge on global and national DRR related policies and practices, core humanitarian standard, rights based approach, gender and social inclusion
  • Experience in conducting study on shocks and stresses assessment in the field level
  • Knowledge on resilience interventions, especially in Nigeria
  • Experience in developing training module and disaster risk preparedness and management plans
  • Experience working in livelihood programs targeting marginalised communities
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Hausa language
  • Excellent coordination, networking and facilitation skills
  • Good knowledge in project cycle management
  • Excellent attention to detail for providing accurate DRR capacity gap analysis, documentation and data.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th May, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Voluntary Service Overseas Volunteer, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Specialist Jobs in Nigeria


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