Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries.
Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices.
Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.
N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.
The position is located in the UNDRR Regional Office for Africa (ROAF) in Nairobi. The incumbents reports to the Deputy Chief of the Regional office.
ensures effective follow-up; and ensures timely and quality reporting to the donors, as required.
Contributes to the development and implementation of effective communications, outreach, branding and other resource mobilization mechanisms and tools to enhance the visibility of UNDRR in the region, in close collaboration with counterparts in the Communication and Advocacy Section.
where appropriate, works with partners in the regions, including UN departments, funds and agencies to develop ways to implement campaigns system-wide and to incorporate the campaign message and themes into all relevant events and products.
Contributes to publications programme; participates in the production of materials for print / electronic / voice / visual media.
Upon delegation from the Chief of the Regional Office, serves as a liaison to media organizations, governmental bodies, national groups, private sector organizations, educational organizations, international organizations, as required.
Upon request from the Chief or the Deputy Chief of the Regional Office, represents UNDRR at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc.
organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, public events on major issues and events concerning the organization.
May perform other duties as required.
Required education : Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience : 5 years
Required languages : English (Spoken : fluent Written : fluent)