Monday, April 12, 2010

IOM, National Programme Counterpart, Deadline April 16, 2010.

IOM Support to Disaster Risk reduction in Timor-Leste

TITLE: National Programme Counterpart
DUTY STATION: Dili, Timor-Leste

GRADE: UG (equivalent to G6/1)The IOM Support to Disaster Risk Reduction in Timor-Leste project takes a comprehensive approach to strengthening the ability of Government actors at national and district level and local actors to better prevent, mitigate and manage disasters. This will be accomplished through institutional strengthening of national and district Government bodies to maintain or develop systems that can map, identify, prevent, reduce the impact of and/or respond to nationwide and localised disasters and support for disaster risk analysis, planning and response at community level.

Position Description
These Terms of Reference relate to the position of National Programme Counterpart on the project. The National Programme Counterpart will be supervised by the Project Manager. The role of the National Programme Counterpart will be to:
·         Support the development of institutionalized coordination and communication channels between DDMCs, NGOs and the National Disaster Management Directorate (NDMD) in all aspects of disaster risk reduction including prevention, mitigation, response and recovery; identify challenges in coordination and communication amongst stakeholders; and proactively recommend and implement solutions to such challenges
·         Assist NDMD and IOM in developing a monitoring and evaluation framework and conducting monitoring activities for Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) programs in Timor-Leste
·         Support NDMD on organizing activities related to the CBDRM working group
·         Develop a monitoring framework and monitor the implementation of the Flexible CBDRM Fund through visits to the field and support to the relevant NGOs working under it.
·         Support the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMCs) to better coordinate with NDMD, international and local NGOs and other relevant stakeholders in order to become more operational and develop and implement disaster risk management plans
·         Identify, develop strong relationships with, and coordinate with national and international stakeholders operating in the area of disaster management including representatives of government agencies, humanitarian and development agencies and non-government organisations to ensure that IOM activities integrate effectively with other DRR programs.
·         Support staff at the NDMD in carrying out their duties, as directed by the Project Manager
·         The applicant would be required to work independently whilst reporting periodically to the Project Manager.
·         Other duties, as directed by the Project Manager

Required Skills, Experience and Attributes
·         Two years Experience working in community development
·         Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement and problem solving skills
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Good written and verbal communication skills
·         Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, particularly in regard to dealing with government and community representatives at district level
·         Computer skills (ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, email and internet)
·         Office administration skills
·         Ability to plan and organise work
·         Numeracy skills
·         Ability to work as part of a team
·         Strong work ethic and commitment to achieving results
·         Flexibility and honesty
·         Must be available for frequent travel outside Dili

Highly Desirable
·         University degree, preferably in the social or political sciences, economics, education or equivalent
·         Knowledge of and experience in disaster risk reduction.
·         Knowledge of English and/or Portuguese
·         Experience in monitoring development projects
·         Knowledge of and abilities in data collection methodologies
·         Knowledge of and abilities in logistics management
·         Knowledge of GIS

Women are encouraged to apply for the position.
Please send CV to Gonzalo Codina Recalde to the email: closing date for applications is Friday 16th April.