Heavy rains, floods, snowfall and avalanches hit Balochistan, NWFP, AJK and the Northern Areas of Pakistan through the months of January and February. The UN System in Pakistan, through the UN Disaster Management Team responded to this crisis in a coordinated manner under the guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator. The Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery of UNDP New York allocated a sum of US$ 100,000 to the country office for providing coordination, monitoring and logistical support to the relief assistance in the affected areas. For this purpose, a mechanism will be constituted for monitoring, coordination, and logistical support for the relief efforts and rehabilitation needs assessment of the affectees.
Rehabilitation needs assessment would be undertaken to assess the medium and long-term relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction assistance needs in the worst affected areas of the two provinces. For this purpose, two separate teams would be constituted comprising of members from the relevant UN Agencies and NGOs who have shown interest in joining this work. The Shelter Expert would be completing this assignment under the direct supervision of the National Emergency Coordinator and overall guidance of the ARR, Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit. The Terms of Reference of the Shelter Expert are as follows
2. Terms of Reference
Under the supervision of the National Emergency Coordinator and in consultation with the team members and Government officials concerned in the affected regions, thoroughly assess the extent of damage to shelter due to the heavy rains, floods, snowfall and avalanches.
In conformity with the questionnaire designed for this purpose, provide specific input to the dimensions relating to shelter.
Analyse the on-ground situation and identify/quantify the shelter needs and recommend possible interventions along with cost estimates for inclusion in the overall needs assessment report.
The candidate should have
An advanced degree in engineering, development or related fields;
Proven experience of undertaking needs assessment missions;
At least eight years of work experience in management, planning and/or project design and implementation;
A basic understanding of the UN system and its operational modalities;
Willingness to work in difficult and remote regions;
Availability for numerous visits outside the base location;
Excellent communication and IT skills;
Excellent writing and language skills in English
4. Timing and durationOne month starting from the last week of March, 2005.
5. Duty Station Islamabad with extensive travel to affected areas in Balochistan, NWFP, AJK and Northern Areas of Pakistan.