Early Warning Expert (EW4All) at United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) – May 2024

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Early Warning Expert (EW4All)

This consultancy will support the roll-out of EW4All in Uganda, including identifying pertinent country-led activities to be included in a national roadmap aimed at closing the gaps and advancing MHEWS in the country. The Consultant will be based in Kampala. The consultant is expected to work on a daily basis with the OPM, under the supervision of the UNDRR PMO. The assignment will include in-country travelling. Expenses (DSA, air tickets and related costs) related to the project activities will be covered by the project within the respective planned activities in line with the United Nations guidelines. Additional terms related this consultant is accessible here: https://hr.un.org/content/consultants-and-individual-contractors.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Advanced university degree in areas relevant to disaster risk reduction, early warning, meteorology, geomatics, or related fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the areas of disaster risk assessment, early warning systems, and risk analysis relevant to EWS, anticipatory action and disaster prevention is required.
  • Experience with early warning/early action, including being familiar with hydrometeorological hazards (flood, drought, etc.) assessment and mapping, vulnerability assessment and weather forecast, and monitoring is required.
  • Experience of leading or contributing to strategy country-led development initiatives is required.
  • Experience in convening and organizing multi-stakeholder partnerships, events, or consultations is desirable.
  • Experience with at least one major government institution or international organization working on early warning/early action or disaster risk reduction/risk knowledge is desirable.
  • Experience in hazard assessment and mapping and experience in risk profiles/atlas preparation is desirable.
  • Experience with information management systems is desirable.

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