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Entreprise : 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 and liaison 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.

This position is located in the UNDRR Headquarters in Geneva and the incumbent reports to the Chief, Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-agency Cooperation and Partnerships Branch.

Description du poste : Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities : Oversees UNDRR's engagement in the Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) by offering strategic policy advice, technical assistance, organizational support and representing UNDRR in relevant CDRI events.

Takes lead in organizing CDRI related consultations and workshops, coordinating with member governments and international organizations, including multilateral development banks and the United Nations system, and the private sector.

Leads UNDRR's engagement with other ongoing resilient infrastructure action related to SDG implementation, the G20 processes, as well as with relevant global financial institutions and initiatives including the Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures.

Leads and coordinates UNDRR's engagement in the School Safety Initiative as related to resilient infrastructure, including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting as well as partnership engagement.

Coordinate and increase synergies between the International Recovery Platform (IRP) and the CDRI. Enhance opportunities of contribution of the IRP towards the collection and analysis of information on recovery practices along the theme of Infrastructure.

  • Plans, manages, supervises and carries out the annual work plan under his / her responsibility, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
  • ensures that the outputs produced meet high-quality standards and support relevant UNDRR mandates. Contributes to UNDRR strategic direction, provides analysis and substantive inputs to reports on relevant inter-governmental and inter-agency discussions bearing relevance to advancing the disaster risk reduction agenda and UNDRR mandate.

    Carries out the managerial, programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the efficient functioning of the Organisation's work stream on infrastructure including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget / programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance, interview and evaluation of candidates for job openings and interaction with service providers and UN partners, as appropriate.

    Acts as Deputy to the Chief of Branch.Leads the planning, implementation and evaluation of UNDRR policies and programming on risk-informed development specifically related to climate and disaster-resilient infrastructures.

    Provides strategic and operational support to the integration of climate and disaster resilient infrastructure in global, regional and national DRR strategies and activities as a core feature of Sendai Framework implementation.

    Provides expert technical advice and support to UNDRR regional offices, including through missions, to guide their engagement in regional climate and disaster resilient infrastructure processes and events.

  • Supports the building of climate and disaster-resilient infrastructure knowledge, skills and competencies of UNDRR staff at HQ and regional levels;
  • Leads research on the identification of new and emerging climate and disaster resilient infrastructure issues, in collaboration with UNDRR's Global Risk Assessment and Reporting Unit and presents analysis of information and recommendations to UNDRR Senior Management to guide future planning.

    Advises UNDRR SRSG, Director and Senior Management Team on advocacy related to resilient infrastructure and provides direct support for the substantive planning and preparation of meetings related to resilient infrastructure organized by UNDRR, including Global and Regional Platforms.

    Prepares speeches, outreach materials or presentations for UNDRR Senior Management on climate and disaster resilient infrastructure and makes presentations at various fora of intergovernmental, governmental, inter-agency, expert or multi-stakeholder nature.

    Develops project proposals to mobilize resources for relevant initiatives.In collaboration with UNDRR substantive branches and regional offices, provides guidance and support in data collection, monitoring and reporting of the Sendai Framework, with a specific focus on Target D "Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030".

  • Performs other related duties, as required.Description du profil : PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and other risk management topics;
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems; Ability to establish and foster successful partnerships and collaborations;
  • Ability to identify strategic opportunities for advancing the agenda of the Department; Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations. PLANNING & ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

  • CLIENT ORIENTATION : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view;
  • establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. LEADERSHIP : Serves as a role model that other people want to follow : empowers others to translate vision into results;
  • is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support;
  • anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo;
  • shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. JUDGEMENT / DECISION-MAKING : Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly;
  • gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them;
  • takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information;
  • checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision;
  • makes tough decisions when necessary.

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