National Technical Officer
Mission and objectives
The joint initiative of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and European Commission aims to build disaster and climate resilience in Central Asia. This project is relevant for the Agenda 2030. It directly supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and contributes to the progressive achievement of SDG Goal 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" and SDG 9"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation". It also promotes progress towards Goals 1 "End poverty in all its forms everywhere", and 13 "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts".
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Regional Programme Coordinator, Almaty or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV National Technical Officer will: • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of the “Strengthening financial resilience and accelerating risk in Central Asia” project, within which monitor and analyze project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions. • Support stakeholders (including national and relevant local authorities) engaged in the development and implementation of National and local Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategies or plan of action in Uzbekistan. • Support stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of Disaster Loss Data Collection Systems in Uzbekistan. • Organize meetings and workshops with national authorities in charge of DRR, coordinate planning and logistic arrangements, the elaboration of agendas, and the drafting of reports. • Coordinate regular exchanges between relevant stakeholders, the UN Resident Coordinator, and national authorities, with an aim to include relevant DRR aspects in the SDGs mechanism. • Provide support to the National Platform and experts in the preparation, development or review of the national and local strategy and related programmes. • Engage with the authorities of the capital city, and supports stakeholders, in developing and implementing Local DRR Strategy, in line with support tools produced by the UN Office for DRR. • Prepare and translate various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and communication materials. • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including by proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.; • Undertake outreach activities; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. • Participate in missions. • Performs other duties as required by the programme manager and the UN Resident Coordinator. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.