HEA Disaster Management Specialist

World Vision International(WVI), Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th May, 2016


Job Description

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the SAP & EAS HEA strategic guidance and business plan to ensure alignment and integration with the SAP & EAS regional strategies and the partnership DM2020 strategy.
  • Support SAP & EAS NOs in the development of the HEA strategic guidances and annual business plans based on the results of the annual disaster management capacity assessment and in alignment with the NO strategies, the SAP & EAS HEA strategic guidances and the partnership DM2020 strategy.
  • Contribute to the building of a strong strategic alliance with key internal stakeholders within WV’s partnership both regionally and globally to meet disaster management needs of SAP & EAS NOs and support the achievement of SAP & EAS HEA annual business plans.
  • Facilitate inclusion of urban disaster management objectives in HEA and/or disaster management strategic guidances, business plans and capacity building plans across the SAP & EAS regions.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the annual disaster management capacity assessment of SAP & EAS NOs through the NO DM Scorecard process or other equivalent processes.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development and revision of disaster preparedness plans of SAP & EAS NOs in alignment with the NO strategies, the SAP & EAS HEA strategic guidance, the partnership DM2020 strategy and the NO DM Scorecard results.
  • Facilitate joint preparedness processes between NOs in the SAP & EAS regions.
  • Manage the back office support to ensure regional leadership and coordination in disaster responses across the SAP & EAS regions in alignment with WV partnership disaster management standards and international humanitarian standards.
  • Provide technical support to SAP & EAS NOs to ensure that the results of annual Disaster Management capacity assessment are utilized to inform the development of NO HEA and disaster management business plans, capacity building plans and disaster preparedness plans.
  • Provide technical support to SAP & EAS NOs in the development of the disaster preparedness plans to ensure that the plans are integrated with and supported by NO policies, procedures and operational capacity.
  • Provide technical support to SAP & EAS NOs in the areas of disaster preparedness for urban and complex contexts, as well as capability building for urban and complex responses.
  • Provide technical support to the development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programmes across NOs as needed.
  • Provide technical support to NOs during resource acquisition processes to ensure quality of project designs, improve right measurements of outputs and impacts and position WV as a credible voice in urban disaster preparedness and urban disaster management.
  • Support the design and implementation of the regional surge capacity building plans and ensure that these plans are linked to the NO disaster preparedness plans.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Asia Pacific Regional Disaster Management Team (RDMT) or SAP & EAS National Disaster Management Team (NDMT) members as needed.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to SAP & EAS NO HEA personnel as needed.
  • Provide support to HEA/disaster management capacity building events and learning events that are organized by SAP & EAS Regional HEA or NOs as needed.
  • Support active engagement with the UN and other international organizations, government agencies, donor agencies, faith-based organisations, media, partners and communities to enhance World Vision’s positioning of humanitarian and disaster management programming.
  • Provide support to NOs in accessing and engaging with external persons, networks and institutions that contribute to achievement of the NO strategies and their HEA and/or disaster management strategic objectives.
  • Develop and maintain external relations that can enhance the strengthening of WV’s capabilities in the areas of urban preparedness and urban disaster management.
  • Work collaboratively with other HEA team members in both SAP and EAS regions to ensure that various dimensions of Disaster Management are presented systematically to SAP & EAS NOs.
  • Work with other members of the SAP & EAS regional teams to ensure that HEA is integrated within the wider ministry of World Vision in the regions.
  • Engage in the HEA Community of Practice and in strategic partnership forums, working groups and networks that have a direct impact on disaster preparedness in the SAP region.
  • Support forums, working groups and networks that are organised by the SAP and EAS HEA.
  • Lead the development and management of a joint DM Information Management System for both SAP & EAS HEA.
  • Promote sharing of lessons learned, better practices, research and other relevant information on disaster preparedness and disaster management with emphasis on urban context.
  • Participate in research and analysis that supports areas of Disaster Management and policy engagement within the SAP and EAS regions with emphasis on urban disaster management and disaster preparedness.
  • Contribute to relevant reports including monthly reports, project reports and annual reports.
  • Promote the embedding of humanitarian standards, quality, accountability and learning into all dimensions of disaster management with focus on early warning and preparedness dimensions.
  • Create opportunities for integrated programming in disaster management that promote organizational Child Well Being objectives with focus on urban programmes.
  • Participate in devotions and other activities that enrich and develop mutual growth in faith and spiritual resilience.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Regional HEA Directors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree qualifications and/or professional qualification in Urban Studies, Social Science, International Development, Humanitarian Leadership or relevant field.
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Emergency including humanitarian charter, laws and standards.
  • Practical understanding of minimum standards in SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid, Child Rights.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, collaborative and facilitation skills.
  • Self managed, creative and takes initiatives.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in Humanitarian and/or Urban Disaster Management sectors.
  • Understanding of WV’s vision, mission and DM operations.
  • Field-level experience in disaster responses or urban disaster preparedness programmes in Asia Pacific context
     

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