Reference Code: CON#NP/02/2019
Position Title: Consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Classification: Consultant, OTHE
Type of Appointment: Consultant, 1 month
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 18 September 2019
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Nepal is one of South Asia’s most disaster prone countries with hazards such as floods, drought, earthquakes and landslides. Nepal introduced the Natural Calamity Act in 1982 which primarily focused on immediate disaster relief but neglected other critical phases of the disaster management cycle such as prevention, preparedness and recovery. After the Constitution of Nepal shifted to a federal system creating the three tiers of Government, a bill on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) was drafted in line with Article 133 (b) and subsequently endorsed in October 2017. This new Act attempts to cover the broader spectrum of disaster management, and replaces the Natural Calamity Act of 1982.
The new DRRM Act 2017 focuses on protecting life, property, the environment, the economy, natural and cultural heritage and critical infrastructure, with a view to reducing disaster risks as well as responding to identified risks. The new Act focuses on an effective DRRM effort which would prioritize DRRM across government sectors and levels, with a proposed Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chaired by the Prime Minister. The Act envisions an Executive Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management under the convenorship of the Home Minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Government of Nepal envisions the establishment of a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) that will work under the guidance of the Executive Committee and serve as the secretariat for both the DRRM Council and the Executive Committee. It will provide financial, technical and managerial support to the Provincial Disaster Management Committee (PDMC), District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), and the Local Disaster Management Committee (LDMC) to develop policy and implement programs on disaster management.
This USAID/OFDA funded project aimed to contribute to the establishment of the NDRRMA following the DRRM Act by ensuring that guidelines and by-laws are endorsed.
The project aimed to achieve this objective through the provision of technical assistance to the Government of Nepal through three strategic outputs:
- Municipal Governments have increased capacity for implementing DRM and post-disaster recovery;
- Guidelines and by-laws relating to the DRRM Act are developed with wider solicitation and consensus from concerned stakeholders; and
- Government, civil society, humanitarian actors and communities are committed to support and advocate for the implementation of the DRRM Act and NDRRMA.
Scope of Work:
The evaluation is being conducted for use by the project team and program unit, so that the documentations, lessons learned and best practices from a completed set of activities are captured and could be used in similar context/projects that envisages of similar objective. The evaluation is intended to assess and examine the extent to which the DRRM Project has achieved its intended activities, outcomes and outputs to fulfil the objective of contributing to the establishment of a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) through the provision of technical assistance to the Government of Nepal.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in Disaster Management, Development, Social Sciences, or Public policy or any other relevant disciplines
- Prior experience of conducting study/research in the area of DRR, community stabilization, livelihoods or related field.
- Prior experience of conducting project evaluation, priority will be given to evaluator conducting Disaster Management project’s evaluation.
- Experience in statistical research and Capacity needs assessment, preferably on DRR related issues
- Excellent understanding of DRR&M situations in Nepal and its integration in the federal structure
- Experience working with the senior officials of governmental institutions in Nepal
- Knowledge of Provincial and Municipal level Government structure
- Confident use of statistical analysis software and social research methods
- Proven experience in gender analysis/mainstreaming
- Abilities to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Strong analytical, writing, editing and communication skills
- Fluency in English and Nepali is required.
- The evaluator must adhere to the IOM Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents;
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- The proposal outlining the proposed methodology for the evaluation, proposed sampling frame, survey instruments, data analysis techniques, quality control measures and timelines
- A detailed budget proposal
- A sample of previous work
- Three references
How to Apply:
Interested Candidates are invited to submit their application referring to this advertisement with the above mentioned requirements to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to [email protected] by 18 September 2019.
Only applications with complete documents will be considered
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