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8 Mar 2018

Temporary Disaster Risk Management Officers (2) Two: International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee – Posted by rescue Nyanga, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe

Job Description

Deadline: 20 March 2018

Location and Expected Duration
Position covers Nyanga and Beitbridge respectively
Contract duration: 18 months with possibility of extension

Position overview
In anticipation of the ECHO HIP funding, International Rescue Committee is recruiting for the positions of Disaster Risk Management Officers based in Nyanga and Beitbridge respectively. The DRM Officers will be responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of project activities in the assigned district. Training communities on community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) and supporting them to produce DRM plans. Facilitating establishment of community based early warning system (EWS) for hazards and risk mapping and promote its use in local planning. Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes. Working with the local structures, identify capacity needs relevant to the project so that they are addressed.


Project Management
Facilitate the setting up of community level DRR committees; Support the overall implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction strategy and activities in partnerships with District Civil Protection Committees and other relevant stakeholders (NGO/ civil society organizations and Inter Agency Groups); Ensure that the DRR activities are implemented according to design and quality standards; Develop training materials and provide necessary training for target communities; Work with DRR committees to produce and implement DRM plans; Facilitate the development of community based early warning and risk communication systems; Support DRR committees in building a stronger resilience to shocks through capacity strengthening in preparedness planning and mitigation measures; Ensure project activities are implemented in coordination with Government and other key stakeholders; Participate in periodic program level meetings and related activities

Effective Monitoring and Evaluation
Prepare monitoring plans and regularly monitor and review the technical standards and efficiency of field activities to ensure the activities result into expected outputs and outcomes; Capture monitoring data using standard tools and regularly review and document progress against indicators, lessons learned, and challenges encountered, in order to ensure the achievement of performance targets and adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines; Prepare and submit timely quality internal project reports on activities, detailing the progress and achievement (indicators tracking); Networking and Coordination; Establish close coordination and cooperation with community, local and district authorities and agencies, project beneficiaries and other stakeholders at project level; Maintain good relations with project beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders.

Effective Resource Management
Ensure that due diligence is followed in distribution of inputs to the community members; Prepare monthly cash projections to facilitate field activities; Ensure value for money in regard to all transactions involving IRC resources.

Required qualifications and skills
Degree in Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other related disciplines; Professional work experience in DRR. Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues; Participatory and team approach to work and behavior; Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills; Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

How to Apply

To apply Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting CVs and cover letter to: Candidates should indicate position and location being applied for in the subject line. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Categories: Environmental and Social Care. Job Types: Temporary.

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