DRR Project Coordinator

Basic Information
Location : Mangalsen, Achham
Experience : Minimum of five years of professional experience in implementing CBDRR, DRM, disaster resilient livelihood projects in the context of remote geographical locations.
Job category : NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
Educational Qualification : A master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management; or a degree in relevant field with substantial experience in DRR programming.
Expiry date : 2020-11-24

 

Job Description
About the Project

The proposed 3 years’ project is envisioned to address problems and needs of the most vulnerable communities which were identified through consultations with communities, non-government organizations (NGOs), government organizations in Achham and Kailali districts, comprehensive design workshop, technical recommendations from government agencies working on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and lessons learned from past and present projects in Nepal implemented by WVIN and other organizations Project need assessment reflects that communities in Karnali, Mohana and Kandra river basins in Achham and Kailali districts are unable to adapt to and recover from reoccurring hazards, shocks and stresses such as floods, landslides, and climatic variations. Recognizing that every year, communities lose life and livelihoods pushing them to a vicious cycle of poverty, this project overall aims at contributing to enhancing the resilience of the vulnerable populations of these rivers basin. Despite the legal and policy instruments at the national level, local communities and governments have inadequate capacity to translate and operationalize them in order to reduce the exposure to hazards and overall risk.

A clear gap is seen in the application of DRM policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk, and manage unavoidable risks. Therefore, this project’s goal is to addresses these problems by enhancing DRM capacity of the target communities and local governments. Learning from the past, the project takes a two-pronged approach to achieve the project goal.

first enabling communities to cope with future shocks and stresses by increasing knowledge, skills, and climate-resilient practices, improving financial capacity to cope with shocks, and disaster-resilient community infrastructures and second improving disaster management systems and capacities of local governments by helping them to increase their understanding on localizing and implementing DRM policies including for making risk reduction a priority in local development. With a clear monitoring and evaluation framework, the project anticipates ownership to scale up and for the sustainability of the work by local government and communities.

Job Specification
Key Responsibilities:

The DRR Coordinator will be responsible to provide technical leadership across all project’s Disaster Risk Reduction programming and CBDRR project as well as lead the implementation of CBDRR activities.

This position will work to facilitate development and effective preparation as well as the implementation of local disaster management act, policies, strategies, SoP for LEOC and promote community-based disaster management activities aiming to increase the resilience of children, communities by working closely with the local government to be better prepared for and able to respond to multiple hazards.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:

A master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management; or a degree in a relevant field with substantial experience in DRR programming.
Minimum of five years of professional experience in implementing CBDRR, DRM, disaster-resilient livelihood projects in the context of remote geographical locations.
Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing of disaster management-related acts, policies, strategies, guidelines, etc.

Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing of LDCRP, DPRP, SoP for LEOC, DM Fund Mobilization Guideline, CBDRMP etc.

Familiarity with development theory, community-based disaster management, DRM frameworks, Vulnerability, and Capacity Assessment (VCA), Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA), COVACA etc.
Strong conceptual knowledge about ToCs, logic model, resilience indicators, DRM plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E. Demonstrated experience of working with all three tiers of Government of Nepal, especially with provincial and local government including signing MoU with the concerned government.
Sound Knowledge of social security schemes, disaster-resilient community infrastructure and resilient livelihood, climate-resilient agriculture practices.

Note: Mandatory travels to implementation sites of Achham district districts. (60%)

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