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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor

Save the Children

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Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will be therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

 

CS positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.



JOB TITLE: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Advisor

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian (DRR and Emergency Preparedness)

LOCATION: Pyongyang, DPRK

GRADE: Consultant position

Contract Duration: 8 months spread over 1 year (with possible extension)

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:  TBD


DPRK Working Context for NGOs:

Save the Children is one of the six (6) European international NGOs permitted by government to operate under DPRK and EU cooperation. Save the Children – DPRK Programme is locally known as European Union Programme Support Unit 2 (EUPS Unit 2). The operation of all EUPS Units is being coordinated by Korean European Cooperation Coordination Agency (KECCA), established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). All our staffs are seconded from government. Save the Children has the main office in Pyongyang, the capital of DPRK inside the diplomatic compound. All accommodations of expatriate staff are within the same compound with facilities considered as modest but with steady supply of electricity and water and access to internet and telephone. The security situation in the country under SCI category is low risk. Staffs are allowed to visit the project sites at least twice a month for duration of 5 working days per visit. Implementation of project activities are done in partnership with local authority and local government agencies, they provide the technical staff for implementation of field activities and the project normally support capacity building and supplies and materials needed in implementation of agreed project activities. 

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

The purpose of this post is to provide technical and management support in the implementation of the anticipated DRR Projects – “Advancing Safe School and Community (ASSAC) in South Hamgyong province of DPRK” and  “Strengthening institutional capacity to make schools and communities safe from disasters (SICSAC) in North Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces of DPRK”, to be funded by German Federal Foreign Office (FFO), technical support for the implementation of DRR component of Sida 2015 Humanitarian project and to assist Save Children – DPRK Programme strengthen its emergency response capacity including developing project concept for funding by SC members.


SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Programme Director

Dimensions: The post holder will work closely with Programme Director to assume responsibilities for ASSAC/SICSAC Projects management and development, technical and management support in project implementation, project coordination, financial management and procurement, capacity building of seconded staff and local partners and representation. In addition, the post holder will provide technical input in developing the strategic direction of emergency response component of the country programme.   

Staff directly reporting to this post: SCI is locally known in DPRK as European Union Programme Support Unit 2 (EUPS Unit 2) and operates under the umbrella called Korean European Cooperation Coordination Agency (KECCA). All national staff is provided by KECCA. In coordination with National Liaison Officer, the Advisor will work closely with 1 project officer assigned to handle ASSAC/SICSAC Projects and as focal person for our emergency preparedness and response activities. 

Budget Responsibilities: N/A


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

·         In coordination with Programme Director, take the lead in the implementation ASSAC and SICSAC Projects, providing both technical and management support in the implementation of various activities outlined in the project document.

·         In coordination with WASH/IH Project Manager, provide technical support in the implementation of DRR component of Sida 2017 Humanitarian funded project.

·         Establish linkage to provincial and national level Disaster Management Bureau to develop synergy in our emergency response, to national level Ministry of Education to lobby for promotion of Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF) and to UNICEF to establish collaboration to promote activities related to education and child protection using child-focused DRR as entry point or safe school concept based on the Letter of Intent recently signed with UNICEF in DPRK.

·         Support the country programme in strengthening its disaster preparedness and response capacity by providing technical input in improving the emergency plan and by developing project proposals for submission to SC Members.   

Support as Focal Point in the management of the newly established Education Sectorial Working Group, in collaboration with other international stakeholders; this SWG is specifically focused on EiE and DRR preparedness in Education sector.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

·         Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same

·         Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Always acts in the best interests of children


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

·         Relevant degree or training in disaster risk reduction

·         Familiarity to child focused DRR or Comprehensive School Safety Framework

·         Work experience with NGOs on the same capacity as advisor in the implementation of project providing both technical, management and training support in implementation of activities

·         Experience in proposal development, budget management, procurement and report writing

·         Experience working with local partners in implementing project activities

·         Strong communications and interpersonal skills, especially in a highly sensitive situation

·         High level of flexibility to work with a small team in which capacity is limited

 

Desirable

·         Experience working overseas in developing countries.

·         Experience in conducting training both theoretical and practical matters

·         Experience of working in harsh conditions, both geographical and climatic and often in isolated areas for long periods

·         Previous Save the Children job experience

Experience in working through interpreters


How to apply:

Interested individual is requested to submit the CV to Dprk.Recruit@savethechildren.org The deadline for the submission of application is on 17 August 2017.