On January 4, 2010, the Hunza river was blocked after a two-kilometer wide and 380 feet high avalanche slipped into it at Attabad (lower Gojal, Hunza-Nagar district). This landslide blocked the Hunza River and cut off the Karakoram Highway for more than 25 km. The disaster affected several small settlements. Burial of villages under the debris flows and rocks. The avalanche was followed by loss of at least nineteen lives, it damaged 141 houses and displaced 1,652 people. Soon after the blockage of the Hunza River, the second phase of catastrophe started when the river began transforming into a natural lake in the upstream area called Gojal valley. This again affected many other settlements. 232 houses were inundated displacing 2200 people. The lake inundated a 25 kilometer piece of Karakorum Highway (KKH), due to which a population of 25,000 has been stranded in the upper Gojal area. It has also cut off the trade line with China. The risk of outburst of the dam has displaced 30,000 people, downstream of the river in Hunza and Gilgit district.
UNDP intends to undertake early recovery needs assessment of the affected area in order to provide support to the overall relief, recovery and possible return of the IDPs in participation with the government, UN System, and NGOs.
Reporting to the UNDP Assistant Country Director, Crisis Prevention & Recovery Unit and closely working with the other stakeholder which include government, Un agencies and NGOs, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
ï‚§ Formulate early recovery needs assessment methodology, which include primary and secondary data collections, filed visits, key informant interviews and meetings with the concerned stake holders;
ï‚§ Prepare and coordinate field plan for assessment and its implementation;
ï‚§ Prepare Early recovery needs assessment report incorporating early recovery frame work and early recovery action plan,
ï‚§ Presentation of the early recovery needs assessment findings to the relevant stakeholders
ï‚§ Finalization of the ER assessment report in light of comments and feedback received from the stakeholders.
Early recovery needs assessment report, frameworks and plan of action
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.