India nationals: Individual Consultant Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

New Delhi, , IN

UNDP and MoEFCC in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is implementing a project on “Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions’’ in Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh with an overall goal to integrate climate change actions into sub national planning, benefitting local communities in India.  This goal is to be achieved by strengthening capacities of state level departments and relevant institutions to implement the activities in the identified sectors as envisaged in the SAPCC of respective States. The major interventions in these sectors will be mobilization of appropriate expertise, capacity building of resource persons/institutions, facilitation of implementation of strategies and knowledge sharing among stakeholder departments.

The State Nodal Agencies and sectoral departments/Institutions play a vital role in shaping and implementing climate response strategies at Block, District and State, based on scientific information and traditional knowledge. As experienced, the current capacity at various levels is not adequate to deal with vulnerability, risk and adaptation assessment in the states. This necessitates capacity building of these agencies/institutions and government officers of nodal department and other stakeholder departments.  A training need assessment was conducted at the state level with state nodal agencies and sectoral departments in Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh, wherein required training modules and scientific information were identified in consultation with the state.

In this context, UNDP seeks to engage an individual consultant to develop a training module and training curriculum to help government officials understand what climate change induced disaster risks are and how it can be mainstreamed in planning and implementation of government schemes, policies and programmes. The consultant will take into account climate change risk and vulnerabilities in order to focus on climate change induced disasters at the State, District and Block levels of Sikkim and Uttarakhand. The consultant will also impart training to select group of master trainers comprising of policy makers, government officials, members of ATIs and representatives of relevant institutions.