Since late 2015, El –Nino has increasingly affected Viet Nam causing serious drought in South Central and Central Highland, as well as severe drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta. A joint rapid assessment undertaken by the UN and Government estimated that in the 18 most severely affected provinces, as many as 2 million people are without access to water and 1.1 million in need of food aid. More than 60,000 women and children are already malnourished, and as many as 1.75 million people have lost livelihoods as a result of the worsening situation.
The Government of Viet Nam has been actively responding to the crisis since early 2016 and has allocated more than US$ 45 million in emergency drought response funds for water supply. Provinces have been trucking water to thousands of commune headquarters for collection by local households. The Government has also begun to distribute 5,224 tons of rice to address the food shortage experienced by households impacted by the crisis in five provinces. Many poor families are now almost totally dependent on the distributions from the Government for a limited diet of rice and salt.
As outlined in the Emergency Response Plan which was launched in April 2016, the Government of Viet Nam, United Nations and partners have appealed to the international community to support a US$48.5 million emergency response plan to address the worsening El Nino drought. UNDP and the Government are developing an updated Emergency Response Plan with a particular focus on Recovery component, having intensive consultations with 18 most affected provinces, UN agencies, Red Cross and NGOs in order to reflect the full needs of support for recovery and building resilience to the affected communities in the areas.
Following the El –Nino, the recent intensive rainfall and floods in the Northern Central indicate the likelihood of La Nina-related effects. It calls for urgent humanitarian delivery to those affected and to support early recovery and resilience work in the medium and longer term. In this connection, UNDP is urgently recruiting a Programme Analyst (Humanitarian Affairs and Recovery) to enhance UNDP ongoing support to the Government and Vietnamese people.
Under the guidance and supervision of ACD (P)/ Head of the Sustainable Development Cluster, the Programme Analyst is responsible for the management of UNDP projects and activities on Disaster Risk Management and humanitarian support. The Programme Analyst will lead the implementation and delivery of the CERF Relief and UNDP Recovery Projects
The Programme will work closely with the International Consultant on Humanitarian and Early Recovery, UNDP International Senior Technical Specialist and UNDP Programme Officer on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA).
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Within the delegated authority, Programme Analyst on Humanitarian Affairs and Recovery (PAHAR) will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Humanitarian and Recovery Coordination
2. Project Management of UNDP Relief and Recovery Projects
· Lead the project planning, reviews and final evaluation of the project/work plan;
· Take responsible for the daily and smooth management, planning, implementation and coordination of the UNDP relief and recovery projects. Specifically:
-UNDP early recovery project;
-UNDP CERF relief project (under the framework of UNDP Project above on “Increasing water access to poor rural people in drought and saltwater intrusion affected communes” in Ben Tre and Binh Thuan Provinces;
-UNDP small grants to Oxfam and Red Cross from DFAT funding to provide water relief work in Ben Tre
· Work with relevant staff of UNDP CO and RCO on various administrative matters (processing various finance and procurement requests, tracking of local expenditures, daily/monthly attendance records of consultants, etc.)
· Work with UNDP Programme Associate to prepare financial reports of related projects to donors; ensure quality of all the project budget plans and expenditures; etc.
· Primarily serve as UNDP focal point to update data on loss/damage, response and needs, etc. on the timely and regular basis.
· Support to provide analytical work to UNDP Senior Technical Specialist who is also the ER sector lead, when necessarily in preparation of analysis reports.
· Support to provide substantial assistance in the implementation of inclusive, field-level humanitarian coordination mechanisms, including liaison with relevant UN operational agencies, NGOs, and local authorities; support sector working groups as required; and facilitate exchange on cross-cutting issues;
· Support to facilitate substantive linkages between emergency response, preparedness/prevention, rehabilitation and ongoing recovery programmes as well as with other related areas such as human rights, etc.
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the success of UNDP interventions on UNDP Relief and Recovery and enhancement of partnership with the Government counterpart and development partners
The key expected results include:
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Preparing information for advocacy
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
Building Strategic Partnerships
Levle 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Level 1.2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
Required Skills and Experience
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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Vietnam nationals: Programme Analyst
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Hanoi, , VN