Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) Consultant for Fiji

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  • Post Date: August 25, 2021
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Job Overview

 

Posting Title: Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) Consultant for Fiji

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 Department/ Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Duty Station: SUVA

Posting Period: 23 August 2021-31 August 2021

Job Opening number: 21–UNDRR-162166-C-SUVA

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

 

Result of Service

The GRAF Consultant will work closely with the Pacific Community (SPC) and in support of the UN Cooperation Framework process, by providing advisory, operational, and technical support functions that cut across the four pillars of GRAF, with a focus on delivering work under the first pillar to strengthen data collation, access, analysis, and visualization.

The GRAF Consultant will provide practical support for decision-makers and practitioners to better understand hazard, vulnerability and exposure and climate data. The learning from Fiji and the other 6 pilot GRAF countries will be shared among the ‘community of practice’ of GRAF Consultants.

The GRAF Consultant will report to the Head of UNDRR’s Pacific Office based in Suva.

 

Work Location

Home-based

 

Expected duration

1 September  to 31 December 2021 with the possibility of extension

 

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with The Pacific Community (SPC):

  1. Prepare a preliminary list of priority risk information, including an assessment of legal provisions related to data collection, access, and revision cycles.
  2. Support the development/ evolution of the Pacific Risk Information System and Pacific Resilience Nexus, providing a two-way learning channel between GRAF and the Pacific.
  3. Assess the type and quality of risk data available and current information management systems in use in Fiji and across the Pacific region, including types of software, models, storage, sharing and interoperability, information management strategies, visualization, analytical functionalities, automated linkages, operational architecture, etc.
  4. Consolidate, harmonize, and prepare available risk information – disaggregated to the degree possible by sex, age, disability status, economic, geographic/administrative area, etc – into common user-friendly formats.
  5. Prototype a national risk profile in partnership with the national government, other partners and in consultation with UNDRR’s GRAF Data Analyst (in Geneva)

Working within UN system

  1. (Through Outcome Group 1) support the development of the new Common Country Assessment (CCA) as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) process for Fiji
  2. Support the development of specialized risk analytics, including scoping and providing inputs on pertinent country-level studies (catalyzing new risk information)
  3. Assess gaps and opportunities to inform training and capacity building activities to enhance the understanding and application of risk knowledge.

Overall

  1. Support and facilitate (logistics and content-wise) GRAF-related trainings to enhance the understanding and application of risk knowledge.
  2. Engage with other GRAF Consultants, as part of a ‘community of practice’ to share lessons across different country and UN contexts.
  3. Deliver on other tasks as requested.

 

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Academic Qualification: Advanced university degree in disaster risk, risk analysis and management, risk modelling or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in information management, statistics, risk modelling (including hazard, vulnerability, and exposure), development, adaptation, and resilience is required. Experience in data conversion, management of quantitative and qualitative data systems, integration and projection, mapping/GIS software is highly desirable. Familiarity with government knowledge management resources (sector, macro, sub-national) is an advantage along with recent engagement with Pacific Island Government counterparts in the areas indicated.

Experience with quantitative risk assessment and disaster risk metrics is an advantage.

Language: Fluency in English is required.

 

Additional Information

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Application

All applicants must apply through the United Nations Careers website. All potential applicants will need to apply via this link in order to be assessed.

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