Project Manager UNDP
May 3, 2021
Job Title: Project Manager
Organization Name: United Nations Development Program – UNDP
Duration: 9 Months
Number of Vacancies: 1
Closing Date: 2021-05-06
UNDP signed a project of “Strengthening tsunami and earthquake preparedness in coastal areas of Pakistan project”, with the financial assistance from Government of Japan. UNDP will closely work with NDMA, Sindh and Balochistan PDMAs, PMD and other stakeholders for initiating policy discourse on existing capacity and institutional arrangement of different agencies involved in disaster risk preparedness and response in the coastal areas. The project will upgrade the existing system of tsunami early warning, national seismic monitoring by providing relevant early warning, communications, remote sensing and IT equipment to relevant institutions (PMD and its National Seismic Monitoring Tsunami Early Warning Center, NDMA/PDMAs). The project will undertake a detailed earthquake and tsunami risk assessment of three selected districts of the project.
Tsunamis affect communities in many ways and for the reduction of loss of lives and damage to assets/critical infrastructure, the project will install 06 tsunami early warning systems in project target districts, through revision of district specific SOPs, installation of EWS equipment, including through modern communication tools. UNDP will closely work with PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan and will provide technical trainings to government officials on carrying our relief, search & rescue operations. UNDP will establish youth groups in selected villages/ settlement in all three project districts and evacuation drills will be organized in schools and in health facilities by simulating earthquake and tsunami scenarios.
Furthermore, project will do mangrove plantation and reinforcing and retrofitting of facilities for earthquake and tsunami mitigation & preparedness and community through low-cost retrofitting of the selected buildings against earthquake and tsunami risk. UNDP will also Identify and develop tsunami evacuation sites (designated areas with shelter facilities), prepare and mark evacuation routes with tsunami signboards following regional and global best practices.
The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making for the project based at the Project Office in Karachi, Pakistan, covering the two targeted provinces, as well as districts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Summary of key functions:
Effective project and financial management, implementation and coordination of the project
Management of UNDP’s partnerships with donors, Responsible Parties, government counterparts, Academia and collaboration with the private sector for resource mobilization
Project financial management and management of internal controls
Project monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Knowledge management and communication
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s in Disaster management, Development Studies, Public Policy, International Development or related disciplines in social sciences from a well reputed national or international academic institution.)
At least 05 years of relevant experience after Master’s degree at the national or international level or 07 years of relevant experience after a Bachelor’s degree at the national or international level in disaster management with Bilateral and multi-lateral agencies.
Included in the above: specific substantive and technical experience working with coastal communities on coastal hazard including tsunami. Excellent written English skills
Proven experience in the development of DRR/ evacuation plans and awareness material and conducting drills.
Experience working with government / district officials conducting workshop / focus group discussions in Pakistan, especially DRM structure, DRM framework and policies
Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web- based management systems. Previous experience with United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.
Fluency in English and Urdu.
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