UNDP tuyển cố vấn kỹ thuật

UNDP cần tuyển cố vấn kỹ thuật trong lĩnh vực Quản lý nguy cơ thiên tai. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 22/01/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

PROJECT 00057366
Building resilient communities against flash floods, landslides and natural disasters, particularly flash floods in the upland areas of Viet Nam


National Technical Adviser on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Duration: 4 months part time (by target achievement).
Deliverables: Analysis of DRR practices compiled by the project, review experiences in Lao Cai and Kon Tum with special focus on their consistency with 135 pro poor programme and organizing a seminar.
National consultant: 1 person.
Reporting official in GSO: PMB
Budget line: 74500


The Disaster preparedness programme of European Commission (DIPECHO) funds a number of NGOs and UN organizations to carry out CBDRM activities in Vietnam. UNDP and CECI are collaborating with Provincial People Committees (PPC) of Lao Cai and Kon Tum provinces to pilot a community?based project to reduce risks of flash floods and landslide risks in these mountainous areas. As part of the project, activities are proposed to (i) review CBDRM practices in Viet Nam to promote coherent and synergized CBDRM and (ii) assess how CBDRM has been integrated in key National Target Programmes e.g. the 135 Programme, to identify gaps and recommendations for a stronger integration of disaster risk management in development.

Under the Advocacy Network Initiative ? a joint project of all DIPECHO partners (DANI) ? 16 good practice examples of CBDRM activities have been compiled, aiming at enhancing the sharing of information and learning between the DANI partners.
These activities arrived from a common assessment by agencies working in disaster risk management in Viet Nam that there is the need for a broader agenda on disaster management which should address multiple hazards and emphasise disaster risk management over short?term preparedness and response. In addition, more emphasis needs to be placed on mainstreaming disaster management into socio?economic development planning, and that increased investments in CBDRM are required beyond external projects.
Discussions have been held between DANI project management and UNDP and CECI to identify best approach for complementarities and to maximize the impacts of these advocacy activities. This TOR for a National Technical Adviser to support UNDP/CECI to carry out the review also highlights the need to complement the other activity of DANI while emphasizing specific analytical tasks.

– Providing a good understanding on how CBDRM is perceived and implemented in Viet Nam, both through externally supported projects and in the Government/local disaster management.
– Providing an analysis on what stakeholders consider good CBDRM practices and how these practices have brought innovation and impacts on disaster risk reduction in the country. 
– Providing an analysis of how Disaster risk management/CBDRM has been considered and priorities in the 135
– Programme in the two provi nces of Lao Cai and Kon Tum and recommendations for further integration of DRM/CBDRM in this National Target Programme.
– Raising awareness amongst policy makers and the wider development community on the need of CBDRM and its integration in the development process.

– Analysis of CBDRM practices (40% to be completed by 15 March 2008):
– Review all documentations collected by the DANI consultant including identified themes and other background information on the projects that produced good practices
– Consult with DIPECHO partners on criteria for selection of 4-5 good practices out of the 16 included in the handbook that are representative of different themes and/or have high relevance to many disaster prone areas in Viet Nam.
– Analyze the selected good practices with focus on o the relevance of the practice to the disaster/development context of the project area and the period of time when was implemented; o its innovation and effectiveness in the specific context of project area;
o (any) impacts that the practice has brought on reduction of disaster risk and vulnerability;
o its value?added to the existing body of knowledge on CBDRM practices in Vietnam
o key factors for success of that CBDRM practice and lessons learned ? Verify findings and conclusions from the analysis through (i) interviews with Government officials and other stakeholders; (ii) visit to CBDRM project(s) that applied the practice ?
Provide comparative analysis, as appropriate for the application of CBDRM in other countries in the region and elsewhere.
Draw conclusions and recommendations on how these practices could be replicated in Viet Nam.
Review of DRM/CBDRM in 135 Programme in Lao Cai and Kon Tum (40% to be completed by 30 April 2008)
Desk study of the information and data collected through the HCVA and baseline survey, which will also collect information on the 135 Programmes in the project communes 
Desk study of documentations related to the 135 Programmes including the evaluation, design of Phase II and other related documents
Review the DRM/CBDRM aspects of priority projects that have been selected and implemented in the project communes
Analyze rationale, adequacy and challenges for prioritization of DRM/CBDRM in these communes and its integration in the 135 Programme 
Provide recommendations to overcome these challenges.

Discussion sessions and policy advocacy on DRR Good Practice Example: (20% by 30 May 2008)
Information about the evaluation results and fitting mechanisms into National
Strategy for Disaster Mitigation must be circulated and make public among main stakeholder participating in DRR process. The NTA will ensure that there is dialogue among main institutions on Good Practice Example and a consensus is reached. An event will be organized where the final conclusions can be presented and Vietnamese ownership can be strengthened. This event will be organized by UNDP/CECI with the support of NTA and

The NTA is responsible for delivering the followings:
Analysis of CBDRM practices by 30 March 2008.
Review of DRM/CBDRM in 135 Programme in Lao Cai and Kon Tum by 30 April 2008
Discussion sessions and policy advocacy on DRR Good Practice Example by 30 May 2008


Advance university (Master or equivalent) in Engineering, Economics or Social
Science with specialization in Sustainable Development or Environmental Science.
Fluent communication both in Vietnamese and English.
Work Experience:
Good knowledge and understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change
Working experience with Vietnamese institutions (minimum 5 years).
Key Competencies of the assignment:
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and team building ability and the ability to work effectively in an international environment.
Good organisation, conceptualisation and analytical skills, initiative and sound judgement; the candidate should have the ability to work with minimum supervision.
Full command of Vietnamese and English writing skills, good computer and presentation skills.