Deadline: 21 April, 2021

Location: Cairo, Egypt

United Nations (UN) is seeking to fill the role of National Health Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultant for Lebanon.

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonising the actions of nations.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure close coordination with the National Sendai focal point at the national DRM unit in the presidency of the Council of Ministers, and member institutions in the national committee/platform for DRR in addition to UNDP and WHO country offices in Lebanon
  • Undertake a desk review of the relevant words into action guidelines for developing national DRR strategies and annex on biological hazards, Arab strategy for DRR 2030, national strategy for DRR 2030 and national preparedness plan to examine points of entry for integration of biological hazard risks
  • Review the structure of the national DRR platform/committee in consultation with the National Sendai focal point and its member institutions
  • Review the national preparedness plan and integrate biological hazard risk in the plan in close consultation with the National Sendai focal point
  • Lead the updating of the national DRR strategy 2030 by integrating biological hazards in consultation with the national DRR platform members
  • Develop the zero-draft of the updated national DRR strategy and undertake follow-up consultations with member institutions in the national platform for DRR and relevant stakeholders to solicit their views and feedback
  • Revise the zero-draft of the updated national DRR strategy based on feedback of national institutions
  • Facilitate a final national onsite/virtual consultation workshop on the revised draft of the updated national DRR strategy to solicit final comments or agreement
  • Finalise the updated national DRR strategy based on feedback from the final national consultation workshop

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Development, Environmental Affairs, Public Health, Disaster Risk Management, or a related field
  • First university degree with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Seven years, minimum, of professional work experience in disaster risk management or public health or a related field
  • Experience in policy and strategy design, disaster risk reduction and health legislation, capacity building, and stakeholder engagement (desirable)
  • Proven track record in working with national DRR governmental institutions, health ministries, and DRR and health stakeholders
  • Experience working with the UN and/or international organisations (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Andreas Komodromos

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