Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Hazard, exposure and coping capacity related data in Central Asia and South Caucasus is collected and analyzed as a contribution to the INFORM Index on Risk Management model and also complies with the Sendai Framework monitor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with UN Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.
The main objective of this UNDRR's and the Center on Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) joint initiative is to update subnational INFORM risk index for Central Asia and South Caucasus that will contribute to the assessment and measuring risks at regional, national and subnational levels, thus supporting decision-making at different stages of the disaster management cycle, specifically, prevention, preparedness and response.
In close collaboration with the program coordinator and INFORM Team Leader, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
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