Disaster Management Strategy Development Consultant Job at Zambia Redcross Society – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Disaster Management Strategy Development Consultant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Zambia Redcross Society

Deadline of this Job:
01 September 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Terms of Reference
Engagement of Strategy Development
Disaster Management Strategy Development Consultant
Duty station/Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Type of contract: Consultancy
Project (s): Response Preparedness II
Language required: English
Starting date: Estimated Last week of August 2021
Expected duration of assignment: 1 months starting from when the contract is signed.
Disaster risk reduction and preparedness, focus on the most vulnerable

Background and context
Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is a humanitarian organization established in 1966 by an act of parliament to act as auxiliary to public authorities, to augment government’s efforts in alleviating human suffering amongst those least able to withstand the stress caused by disasters in society in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols. ZRCS has branches in 45 districts cross the ten provinces with an estimated volunteer membership of about 15000.Through its auxiliary role to the Zambian government, ZRCS provides humanitarian assistance where it is needed most, and endeavors to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Zambia, through resilient programmes targeting the most vulnerable groups of the societies both in emergency and developmental contexts. ZRCS delivers its mandate through implementation of various projects reaching out to approximately many families focusing on disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness and response, migrant and refugee services, restoring family links for uprooted persons, health care services and prevention and control of diseases, First Aid at workplaces Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), livelihoods. In its programming and delivery of humanitarian services, the National Society endeavors to provide solutions that bring resilience to both individuals and communities.

Since 1st January 2016, the National Society has been implementing a project called Response Preparedness II in Zambian with funding from the Dutch Government through Netherland Red Cross. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the impact of disasters in Zambia on vulnerable people. The specific objective outcome is to ensure ZRCS is better prepared to provide emergency response to vulnerable people in Zambia. The project is focused in all the ten provinces of the country and piloted in three (3) district of North Western Province namely Chavuma, Zambezi and Kabompo.

In line with the above background, ZRCS adopted development of disaster preparedness and response tools including the following; Disaster Management policy, guidelines, strategies, Standard Operating Proceedure (SOPs) and strategies to enhance effective and efficient response. . With regard to disaster manaement in Zambia, ZRCS is working closely with the goverement through the Office of the Vice President particularly, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU)whose mandate is to coordinate all disaster management activities beyond the capacity of a sector to deal with in the country and in line with the provision of the Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2010.

Currently, the ZRCS finalized developing Disaster Management Policy, Response Plan, Mult-Hazard Contingency Plan, Pre-positioning Strategy, forecast based Financing Policy Brief and, Early Action Protocol (EAP) on floods Following the successful completion and approval of the above listed disaster preparedness and response tools, ZRCS would like to Disaster Management Strategy. In view of this, NS seeks to engage a consultant who will help to develop this Disaster Management Strategy.

Purpose of Assignment:
The purpose of this engagement is to develop a Disaster Management Strategy (DMS) document for Zambia Red Cross Society .

Scope of Work/ Work Assignments:
Under the overall
dance of the ZRCS in collaboration and consultation with the IFRC, NLRC, RCCC and Data 510 technical Advisors and supervision from the ZRCS focal person, the consultant will be responsible for the following;
• Spear head writing of DM Strategy document for ZRCS
• Use the format provided by ZRCS
• Document all the lessons learnt in the whole process of DM Strategy development
• Provide weekly updates on the progress made for ZRCS input
• Align the ZRCS DM Strategy to the government DM Policy, Act and Strategy
• Consult key stakeholders within and outside the movement through individual meeting for their expectation and input

Expected Output and Deliverables
• Submission of the inception Report and work plan
• Lessons learnt in the whole process of DM Strategy development documented.
• Produce final DM Strategy document for Submission to ZRSC.
Responsibilities of ZRCS
• Provide existing protocols, Flood EAP, DM Policy, ZRCS Response plan, Multi-hazard Contingency Plan, Strategic plan and other tools to the consultant to facilitate alignment strategy
• Provide approved template
• Pay consultancy fees

The consultant will be under the direct supervision of Deputy Secretary General based at ZRCS office at HQ in Lusaka.
Consultant’s Work Place
The consultant will have a flexible work arrangement where he will work remotely from home where there is access internet connectivity and work from ZRCS office at least one day each week.
Duration of Assignment and man hours
The consultant will work for the duration of one months. Additional days may be permissible based on the need
A lump sum amount for the whole consultancy work shall be negotiated with the consultant based on prevailing rates on the labour market and budget as per the agreed work to be delivered number of days

Profile of the Consultant
1 Education
• Minimum of graduate degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Community Development or a field relevant to Disaster Management and community resilience building.
• Additional training in disaster anticipatory actions and disaster risk reduction will be added advantage
• Additional training and experience in emergency/humanitarian response, preparedness and capacity building on disaster and climate risk resilience is considered an asset.
• Data management skills will also be added advantage

Experience :
• Relevant experience of not less than 4 years in the sector of policy development
• Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the anticipator actions
• Drafting, supporting and negotiating corporate and governmental Strategies, Policies and Acts.Familiar with Disaster Management, partners and programs
• Previous experience with Disaster Management programs.
• Experience on disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Resilience;
• Previous experience working with local authorities
• Experience of working with communities and community-based organizations
• Methodology of programme/project management;

Functional Competencies
• Analyzing
• Relating and Networking
• Deciding and Initiating Action
• Applying Technical Expertise

• Ability to facilitate a consultative process
• Good Analytical skills
• Ability to write concise and comprehensive reports.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Qualitative and Quantitative research skills A plus
• Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
• High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
• Fluent English language.
• Ability to deal with local partners

• Knowledge and use of virtual tools

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
To apply for this job please visit eenew.ifrc.org

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