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Climate Risk Management Consultant

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Support Landslide IDPs in Hunza Nagar and Gilgit District
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
07 December, 2011
Last Date to apply:
13 December, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

At least 5 years of proven work experience in project implementation, coordination and administration in community development projects; Willingness to work in difficult and remote regions; Availability for numerous visits outside the base location.

Description:
 

 

Background:

 

Pakistan continues to suffer from a plethora of natural and human induced hazards that threaten to affect the lives and livelihood of its citizens; e.g. floods, earthquakes, landslides, cyclones and drought, fires, civil unrest and terrorism and transport and industrial accidents. The Climate Change and related disaster risks have added an additional dimension to the task of development planners. The nation’s ability to increase its capacity to withstand natural and human induced disasters lies in the adoption of new strategies. Adopting a proactive approach would include disaster risk reduction with regards to particular hazards. Such an approach would be focused at benefiting the most vulnerable segments of population and it would raise the impact of national development strategy on poverty alleviation.

 

Role and Responsibilities

 

The consultant will perform the following tasks under the direct supervision of Programme Associate and Chief of the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU):

 

 

 

1.      Complete a joint research study with UNESCO and Pakistan Meteorological Department on climate change and floods 2010. The study is expected to provide historical analysis of monsoon floods in Pakistan, followed by analysis of future flood scenarios. The study should be approved by the concerned stakeholders i.e. UNDP, UNESCO and PMD

 

2.      Ensure smooth closure of the “Support Landslide IDPs in Hunza Nagar and Gilgit Districts Project” (Final submit annual progress report which clearly outlines the inputs and strategic policy direction to the activities)

 

3.      Any other task assigned by the CPR Unit Chief.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 MastersMasters Degree Masters degree in Management, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences or related discipline

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 Language and ITExcellent  Excellent communication and IT skills; excellent writing and language skills in English