UN Women Fiji MCO is implementing the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme in the Pacific. UN Women promotes gender-responsive disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience across its triple mandate through technical and policy support, provision of gender expertise to DRR mechanisms and processes (local, national, regional, and global), advocacy and knowledge management, and by implementing programmes and projects for gender-responsive DRR and resilience building, including the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) programme, which is UN Women’s signature DRR initiative. The WRD Programme aims to reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods from disasters and threats, including COVID 19 and climate change, and to contribute to sustainable, secure and thriving communities and countries through addressing critical gender gaps in disaster and climate resilience. UN Women’s key partners include the 50 UN entities related to the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience, all stakeholders working on disaster and climate resilience including the Early Warnings for All Initiative, the Loss and Damage collaboration and international financial institutions, and various gender, DRR and climate platforms at the global, regional, and national levels.
UN Women’s WRD programme proposes a comprehensive package for building women’s resilience to disasters, climate change and threats. The aim of the WRD Programme is to render women’s and girls’ lives and livelihoods disaster-resilient, contributing to sustainable and secure communities, by promoting gender responsive prevention, preparedness, and recovery systems, plans and tools; and by enabling targeted action to help women and girls withstand hazards and threats, recover fully from disasters, and increase their resilience to future risks.
Objectives of the Assignment:
The WRD Pacific regional component is looking for an individual consultant to support the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support the implementation of selected activities under the work plan of the WRD programme.
For this purpose, the selected consultant will work under the leadership of the Director of the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with technical support from UN Women. He/ She will report to and be supervised by the WRD national programme coordinator (NPC) and in collaboration with the UN Women Country Programme Coordinator (CPC) based in Vanuatu. The consultant will be technically supported by the WRD Regional team and Programme Manager as and when required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The National Consultant will provide support in enhancing knowledge, skills around the gender dimensions of disaster risk and strengthen utilization of tools that support gender responsive DRR, climate change actions.
IEC Material Review/Development:
Support Community Engagement:
Capacity building initiatives for stakeholders:
Review Vanuatu National Policy on climate change and disaster induced displacement (NPCCDID):
Coordinate and liaise with networks for women's resilience and leadership in DRR (Community of practice, strategic networking, and partnerships):
DRR and recovery coordination and partnerships (gender-responsive coordination mechanisms):
Required Skills and Experience:
Experience and Skills:
Language and other skills: