Back Programme Associate - ZRBF

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
  • Providing technical support to ZRBF Grantees on programme design and implementation to include managing risk to hazards through short, medium and long-term approaches within the same resilience programming framework;
  • Supporting and assist Grantees and district partners in the drafting of high quality resilience /DRM plans at community level, and ensure quality and standardization of all plans and support their implementation;
  • Ensuring mechanism to connect the plans and response to the High Frequency Monitoring system;
  • Monitoring the implementation of Community resilience/ Disaster Risk Management plans and ensures that these feed into local level planning and national priorities; 
  • Coordinating Crisis Modifier grants awards and selection process;
  • Supporting implementation of the High Frequency Monitoring System and Crisis Modification including trainings of grantees and district authorities on relevant aspects; 
  • Ensuring regular check ins between HFM results and overall programme plans and discuss options or needs for adaptation;
  • Generating and proposing new innovative ideas and more effective ways of implementing DRM and Crisis modifier activities;
  • Providing support in the facilitation and strengthening of strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
  • Liaising with relevant district level partners on the collection of information to effectively map and track areas of needs and preidentified groups to be covered by potential crisis modifier roll out;
  • Supporting emergency coordination, disaster preparedness and response efforts in collaboration with the Department of Civil Protection and other partners at district level;
  • Providing technical support and assistance in analysing humanitarian and disaster related issues and tying them to the main ZRBF programming;
  • Preparing regular situation and field mission reports highlighting needs and response efforts for internal and external use during alert and alarm phases;
  • Supporting disaster preparedness and response campaigns;
  • Supporting the review of the emergency coordination mechanisms and scenarios in the district contingency plans and link it to programme level Crisis Modifier actions; 
  • Provide assistance in the implementation of inclusive, field-level coordination mechanisms as required;
  • Participate in workshops and/or technical exchange meetings on risk assessment, response planning.
  • Supporting quality control of all infrastructure projects under Crisis Modifier to ensure timely completion and appropriate standards are achieved.
  • Support implementation of all Crisis Modifier interventions ensuring proper layering, sequencing and integration within the resilience building programme and other programmes at local and national level.
  • Providing technical field support to ZRBF implementing partners in the designing and implementation of assessment tools and exercises; 
  • Participating in ground truthing missions for the Crisis Modifier;
  • Participating in the dissemination of guides and tools linked to Disaster Risk Management;
  • With the Grant Management Unit, providing support in the quarterly review of Grantees performance;
  • Documenting and analysing innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches that support the Grand Bargain narrative from the World Humanitarian Forum.
  • Making contributions in relation to the Humanitarian and DRM elements monthly and quarterly reports;
  • Provide support to the ZRBF-PMU in relevant technical forums and meetings related to humanitarian affairs and Disaster Risk Management such as the HCT, the UN DRM task force and regional and district platforms.  
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
  •  Adapts deliverables to meet client needs;
  • Ability to persuade others to follow;
  • Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others;
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making;
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
  • Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation;
  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement;
  • Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value;
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness, preparedness planning, early warning and emergency response;
  • Strong technical knowledge on Early Warning Early Action and Disaster Risk Reduction;
  • Awareness of local government planning processes;
  • Awareness of gender-sensitive and inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction/ Crisis Modification programming and approaches;
  • Experience in working with rural communities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets; 
  • Proven ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally as well as excellent written skills.
  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Actively works towards continuous personal learning 
  • Acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills. 
  • Degree in Social Sciences/Disaster Management /Natural Resources and Environment Management or other related fields;
  • Knowledge of major humanitarian and development challenges in rural Zimbabwe; 
  • At least 7 years’ experience working on Disaster Risk Management;
  • 2 years experience and knowledge of emergency preparedness, preparedness planning, early warning and emergency response;
  • 3 years previous experience working with community-based projects;
  • 2 years previous experience working with multi-sector projects; 
  • Experience in design, facilitation, use of participatory techniques and practical community-based approaches;
  • Previous UN or UNDP work experience will be an added advantage.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English with good verbal and written skills

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Contract Duration: One year renewable

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