Project Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)), Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: Sunday, 6 April 2014
Type of Appointment:Special short-term, five months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date :As soon as possible
Closing Date :April 14, 2014
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Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of the Programme Manager (PM), the successful candidate will act as Project Officer on IOM's Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction project in Southeast Myanmar. The successful candidate will be responsible to guide technical aspects of project implementation in Mon and Kayin States, with a focus on making high-quality inputs on all aspects of the CBDRR cycle and support for township disaster management planning, in particular on the participatory and technical elements of the programme. He/she will also be responsible in developing staff capacity across all functions related to CBDRR.
Only internal candidates holding SST ungraded contracts and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. This is a direct recruitment and the successful candidate will be offered Special Short Term (Ungraded) contract. This is a request for Curricula /expression of interest for the position of Project Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)). The envisaged length of service for this position is five (5) months with possibility of extension. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Provide technical inputs for the day-to-dayimplementation of IOM's Phase II CBDRRproject.
- Review the current methodology of the CBDRR cycle that IOM is implementing in the target villages, with a view to identifying weaknesses in the technical and participatory approaches of the project and developing solutions.
- Develop and deliver training in-house content for CBDRR staff based in South-East (SE) Myanmar on a regular basis, with the aim of developing skills among staff and improving the quality of technical/participatory approaches to all stages of the CBDRR cycle.
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation methodology for the project, and train staff.
- Document DRR challenges faced by IOM's target communities (specifically during the annual monsoon flooding), and develop ways in which these could be addressed through community-level trainings and improved Village DRR Plans to be delivered by the project.
- Improve the disaster response Standard Operating Procedures developed by IOM during Phase I of the project, and develop a methodology for IOM staff to work with communities to adapt these to their local situation and train them.
- Train staff to plan and organise mock drills at community level, including training for communities to regularly organize mock drills and evaluate them.
- Oversee the implementation of the Hlaingbwe Township Disaster Management Plan (TDMP), including ongoing technical inputs to be made by a consultant and the expenditure of the TDMP implementation support budget line.
- Draft quarterly project donor reports, in close coordination with the Programme Manager as well as other reports upon request.
- Coordinate with State-level DRR and DRM stakeholders operating in the area of disaster management including representatives of government agencies, humanitarian and development agencies and non-governmental organizations to ensure that IOM activities integrate effectively with other DRR programmes. Support close coordination with Government authorities in Mon and Kayin States.
- Represent IOM at national level DRR events, technical meetings and coordination forums, in coordination with the Programme Manager.
- Support the Programme Manager to develop concept notes and project proposals for new interventions in the area of DRR/DRM.
- Draft the final internal evaluation report for the project.
- Undertake duty travel in the field, as may be required.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
- Works effectively with all clients and stakeholders;
- Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly;
- Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management;
- Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
- Displays mastery of subject matter;
- Contributes to a collegial team environment;
- Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
- Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
- Works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
- Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments;
- Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures;
- Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, cluster partners, IOM and other emergency response actors.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master's degree in political or social science, business administration, international relations or a related field with two years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above field with four y ears of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building and the provision of advisory support in the public sector in a developing country context;
- Experience in disaster risk reduction at community level (CBDRR) with particular focus on the strengthening the capacities of local communities;
- Knowledge of project implementation and management;
- High level of computer literacy.
Fluency in English is required.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by April 14, 2014 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.