The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing continued assistance to the Government of Tajikistan, specifically to the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) in improving the disaster risk management. Within the project of “Improved DRR Policy Making Mechanism. Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance in Tajikistan (SDRGT)” funded by Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), UNDP will be supporting the Government in policy level risk governance.
The overarching goal of SDRGT project is to reduce the loss of life and economic cost of disasters in Tajikistan through improvement of risk governance across the Government and the international community. The project defines the governance of risk as the process by which the Government, the country’s residents and external partners create and use legal and social constructs that enable these stakeholders to take a range of actions to reduce risk. The project uses a three year timeframe to (a) expand approaches to risk governance at the national level involving the government and the international community and (b) improve local risk governance using risk assessments, risk information-based land use planning and risk communications targeting land owners and users by selected local governments. These efforts are linked to (a) increasing awareness of specific river basin organizations (RBOs) on managing water-based risks (e.g., floods and drought) at and below the watershed level, and (b) linking local and RBO-level water-based risk management. The project will incorporate a gendered perspective into improving risk governance, particularly in work at the district level.
The project is considered as a lead into further work at the national and local levels in the context of the 2016-2020 DMRP Program Document (discussed below), the emerging 2016-2030 National Disaster Risk Management Strategy and linked Sendai priorities to 2030. Project activities build on earlier SDC-funded work establishing the National Platform and risk assessment process, and UNDP-supported work on risk management at the sub-national level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Goals and objectives:
UNDP in Tajikistan is seeking for an International Consultant, who, under direct supervision of UNDP DRMP Manager, in close consultation with the Programme Analyst on Energy and Environment, as well as in close cooperation with the key national stakeholders and other relevant counterparts will bear the responsibility to broaden the engagement of key government, private sector and external organization actors in disaster risk governance in Tajikistan through discussions, topical meetings and development of policy notes.
Duties and responsibilities:
The International Consultant will be responsible for effective engagement of key government, private sector and external organization actors in disaster risk governance in Tajikistan through discussions, topical meetings and development of policy notes. Specifically, the International Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
For detailed information, please refer to annex 1- Terms of Reference of the below link.
Required Skills and Experience
Please follow the link to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.