Following the promulgation of National Disaster Management Ordinance (NDMO) 2006, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was established in 2007 to steer the process of DRM as focal point at the federal level. Similarly, the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) have also been established in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, NWFP, AJ&K and Northern Areas. Since its inception, NDMA has undertaken a number of initiatives with support from international donor community especially the UN System in Pakistan. In order to further strengthen the national Disaster Risk Management (DRM) system, a One-UN Joint DRM Programme was launched in early 2009 for an initial time-frame of two years. The Programme is assisting the Government of Pakistan through its four significant outcomes, i.e. strengthening the institutional and policy framework; understanding and monitoring of risks; supporting information management and communication system; and developing community-based DRM system which will include training people, promoting volunteerism and raising public awareness about DRM issues.Given the significance of the on-going and planned activities of NDMA especially under the One-UN Joint DRM Programme, a Media Cell is being established at the premises of NDMA to essentially engaging media for the dissemination of activities and the amplification of its message for raising public awareness and promoting DRM in Pakistan.
UNDP seeks to procure the services of a consultant as Assistant Media Coordinator to work in the Media Cell of NDMA for the implementation of media-related activities with a broad objective of creating better interface among NDMA, media, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
The Assistant Media Coordinator will report to Media Coordinator.
Terms of Reference
The Assistant Media Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
§ Assist in the implementation of media strategy, awareness raising campaigns and other capacity building activities;
§ Develop media and disaster-related material in Urdu and English languages;
§ Coordinate with media outlets, civil society organizations and other stakeholders and organize media briefings, seminars, workshops etc.;
§ Ensure logistical arrangements for activities such as media briefings, seminars, workshops etc.;
§ Assist in collecting, compiling and packaging information about NDMA’s activities for media consumption in the form of press releases, special editions, substantive articles etc.;
§ Develop data bank of media and disaster-related organizations;
§ Keep record of media coverage of NDMA’s activities;
§ Shape and upload relevant information and material on NDMA’s website;
§ Perform any other duties related to the media management assigned by the Chairman / Senior Member (NDMA).