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Maharashtra is one of the most disaster-prone states in the country which is equally vulnerable to natural as well as manmade disasters alike. The geographical location as well as demography of the State along with its climatology and rapid industrialization makes the state vulnerable to a host of hydro-meteorological, geological disasters as well as other human-made disasters like Industrial accidents etc.
UNDP has been providing technical support to the Maharashtra State Government in various Disaster Risk Reduction-related initiatives over the past three decades. In the aftermath of the Floods of 2019,
UNDP developed a comprehensive Recovery Programme for the State Government. In continuation, the Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation department which serves as the executive arm of the State Disaster Management Authority for Maharashtra and has requested the UNDP to support the State Government in accessing the resources available under the provisions made by the XV finance commission along with developing a long term, multi-sectoral capacity building and mitigation roadmap for the state.
It has also been requested to strengthen the SDMA by providing Disaster Management professionals with better risk-sensitive planning. The UNDP will also be supporting the State in strengthening Urban resilience planning capabilities in three cities namely Aurangabad, Nashik, and Nagpur. By building the technical capacities of the state the project will also work towards implementing the larger component of the project on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and building urban resilience in the state.
In this context, UNDP wishes to hire a City Project Coordinator to be based in the Municipal Corporation of Nashik and assist the Corporation in carrying out various activities for building urban resilience. The individual will support the day-to-day functioning of the municipal corporation and will also support the UNDP in the implementation of the project.
The City Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Officer, Resilience, and will work under the overall guidance of the Head, EER Unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
The City Project Coordinator will work with the Municipal Corporation of Nashik and will be stationed at the Municipal Corporation of Nashik. The City Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Officer, Resilience.
The City Project Coordinator will be expected to assist the municipal commissioner in managing the successful implementation of the program at the city level.
The City Coordinator will be expected to assist the corporation in carrying out Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis of the city, assist in creating Disaster Management Plans for the city as well as various departments, mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction as well as climate change adaptation into the developmental planning initiatives. The appointee will also have to support the corporation in organizing and executing various orientation and training programs for multiple target groups. The appointee will also be expected to assist the corporation in setting up a functional disaster emergency operations center as well and also carry out any other work Disaster Risk Reduction Work as assigned by the UNDP. The City Coordinator will also be expected to assist the State Coordinator to prepare proposals, reports, and any other work that will help in harnessing the funds from the Central Government under the 15th Finance Commission for Disaster Management initiatives. Finally, the appointee will have to serve as the link between the State Government, the UNDP, and the Municipal Corporation for various DRR related initiatives that may be taken up by the Municipal Corporation.
Summary of Key Functions:
- Support the corporation in carrying out Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment for the city.
- Assist in the creation of Disaster Management Plans forwards and the city as a whole.
- Assist the corporation in the implementation of various climate change adaptation initiatives.
- Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in developmental planning initiatives of the Corporation through consultative processes with various line departments.
- Assist in the creation of modules for various DRR related orientations and training.
- Organize First Aid and Rescue training, mason and engineering training in safe construction, school safety training, and other DRR related training.
- Assist in the development of Hospital and School Safety plans for the corporation.
- Assisting the corporation in the development and designing of various IEC materials for Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Assisting in creating various reports pertaining to DRR for the corporation.
- Support in organizing structural audits for lifeline structures.
- Assist in setting up and functioning of an Emergency Operations Center in the Corporation.
- Support the corporation in the day-to-day implementation of the projects related to DRR and also provide the inputs in the day-to-day implementation of the projects under the Resilience portfolio of UNDP.
- Independently manage the implementation of the Community Resilience initiatives at the city level.
- Develop the mandatory quarterly reports and help in the monitoring of the project activities.
- Support the unit in preparation of the Annual Work Plans and associated budgets.
- Assist the State Government in preparation of various proposals, reports, DPRs and carry out any other activities for the harnessing of the funds for Disaster Management under the 15th Finance Commission under the supervision of the State Coordinator for the UNDP program.
- Support in any other task as directed by the supervisor
- Ability to create concise reports and prepare detailed project proposals.
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Ability to integrate technology into various aspects of the project for planning, rollout, and monitoring.
- Ability to liaise with various departments and advocate for DRR linkages wherever necessary.
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Disaster Management, Environmental Sciences or relevant courses.
- Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience in the arena of Disaster Management/ Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Basic knowledge of Disaster Management Functioning Framework at the State Level and well as sound knowledge of the functioning of the State Government is essential.
- High-level of IT/computing skills (minimum: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is desirable.
- Experience in working with the State/ Central Governments and knowing about their functioning is desirable.
Language Requirement :
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of Hindi and Marathi is desirable
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