City Project Coordinator
The GOI-UNDP DRR programme is envisaged to support Central and State Government programmes and initiatives by providing critical inputs that would enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the efforts in Disaster Risk Reduction. The programme strives to strengthen the institutional structure to undertake Disaster Risk Reduction activities at various levels including risks being enhanced due to climate change and develop preparedness for recovery. The GOI-UNDP Climate Risk Management in Urban Areas through Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation project supported by USAID became operational in India in October 2012, covering eight cities including the city of Vishakhapatnam. The main objectives of the programme are (1) reduce disaster risk in urban areas by enhancing institutional capacities to integrate climate risk reduction measures in development programmes as well as to undertake mitigation activities based on scientific analysis; and (2) enhance community capacities to manage climate risk in urban areas by enhancing the preparedness. Under the project, specific activities are currently underway to attain key results such as: Preparation of City Disaster Management Plans, Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Analysis, training of communities to respond to disasters, action plans to strengthen Early Warning systems based on analytical studies, sectoral plans with key focus on mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in development programmes and knowledge management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Post Graduate degree in, social sciences, disaster management, geography, environment, management or relevant disciplines.
- Overall 5 years of experience required.
- Experience of working in the field of Disaster Management & climate change is desirable
- Experience of working with the Government will be an added advantage.
- Language Requirements:
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Telugu is essential.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Good communication, drafting, skills.
- Good managerial skills, proficiency in general office automation, computers and IT enabled skills.
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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