Disaster Risk Management Training Programs Specialist LBN/CO/IC/60/22

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The Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Unit within the UNDP Lebanon Country Office – a coordination structure established in the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) in 2009 with the support of UNDP, has been the focus of recent efforts to strengthen and institutionally anchor Disaster Risk management and Crisis Coordination Capacities in the Government of Lebanon (GoL). Particularly, in the context of the compounded crisis that Lebanon is facing (COVID 19, Beirut Blast, wildfires, etc.), it is important that the DRM unit can support the GoL in pursuit of more collaborative and coordinated disaster risk management and crisis response efforts considering the increasingly limited resources. With no single entity mandated to coordinate government disaster and crisis actions in a comprehensive way and responses lying within the responsibility of several institutional entities with sometimes overlapping directives relevant to the nature of the crisis, the DRM unit has been the platform that brings various stakeholders together to build Lebanon’s DRM capacities and ensure national ownership, and a whole of Government approach.

Within this context, several official structures were established to develop, implement, and monitor Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) efforts in Lebanon, including:

-A National Technical Committee (established in 2010 PMO decision no.103/2010 and decision no. 68/2018) mandated to develop Lebanon’s DRR strategy, Lebanon’s Response and Recovery Frameworks.

-A National Decision-makers Committee (established in 2013 PMO decision no. 41/2013) mandated to assist to the management of national crisis once the National Operations Room located at the Presidency of the Council of Minister is activated.

-Regional DRR Committees headed by the Governors involving representatives of all government administrations in addition to key local actors that work on the four pillars of DRR and activate the regional operations rooms during crisis.

-Sectoral DRR Committees established at the Ministries level involving key divisions and departments at the Ministry.

In response to the recent Beirut Blast, the DRM unit has been working closely with the Lebanese Armed Forces Beirut Forward Emergency Room, producing a weekly situation report to inform the public and provide highlights of the different aspects of the response carried out by the different national and international stakeholders. UNDP also supports the DRM unit in the implementation of the National COVID19 response framework, through activities on preparedness and coordination at the national and regional levels, in close collaboration with the Governors and the DRM Committees established within this framework. UNDP is working its partnership with WHO and MoPH to strengthen and leverage the work being done for the COVID19 response including isolation centers and local capacities, as well as information awareness campaign and campaign against fake news and stigmatization. Similarly, the DRM unit continues to work closely with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the Civil Defense, and the National Council for Scientific Research on producing daily early warning wildfires reports that inform local authorities of risks and the likelihood of fires happening in their areas.

Despite the advanced role the DRM unit continues to play in response to Lebanon’s multifaceted crisis, Lebanon’s DRR and Crisis Management capacities still require support and further strengthening in the context of compounded shocks.

In this context, and under the strategic guidance of UNDP senior management, the DRM advisor will work in close collaboration with the CPR programme manager and the DRM project manager located in the Presidency of the Council of the Ministers to undertake the below tasks

Duties and Responsibilities

Capacitate the national technical committee and selected ministries and Governorates with the needed tools and trainings to consolidate their role and strengthen their ability to fulfill their mandate and disseminate lessons learned at the sectoral and regional levels to the wider context (other ministries and governorates). In specific, the expert will:

  1. Conduct DRR training needs assessment taking into consideration the results of the evaluation conducted through the project at the national level as well as the regional and sectoral levels including:
    1. Prepare the assessment tool.
    2. Collect information from stakeholders.
    3. Compile and analyze information (gaps, needs, way forward).
  2. Assess already existing DDR and DRM related training programs that are being implemented by different national stakeholders to establish a baseline and to identify potentials, needs and gaps including:
    1. Map the national training centers and institutes and existing training programs.
    2. Collect the DRR related training curriculum and programs.
    3. Identify training collaboration opportunities with national training centers and institutes.
  3. Develop a DRR capacity building strategy based on priorities identified in the evaluation by the different stakeholders. The strategy should include a conceptual framework, policy framework, operational framework, and a roadmap for implementation (short, medium, and long-term) with monitoring and evaluation framework.
  4. Based on the results of points 1.2 and 1.3, develop the outlines of the short-term DRR capacity building programme including courses aim, courses learning objectives, target audience, methodology, courses structures, and learning aid.
  5. Implement three sessions to introduce the Capacity Building Strategy and the short-term training program with the National DRR Technical Committee, the Governorates, and the Ministries.
  6. All material should be written in Arabic. However, the training plan and outlines should be presented in English as well.

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


  • Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English;
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade, and transform;
  • Ability to capture, develop, share, and effectively use information and knowledge;
  • Ability to engage with other agencies, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships;.
  • Knowledge in issues connected with disaster management and capacity building in this context; experience of disaster preparedness and risk management activities/projects; coordination with partner organizations; dealing with national/regional organizations/institutions;
  • Ability to promote knowledge networking and partnership on disaster risk management and preparedness by creating a learning environment within the team and UNDP and involving other stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

Master's degree in Education, public policy, economics, social development studies or a related area.

II. Years of experience:

- A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field developing capacity building strategies, comprehensive training programs involving public sector as well as local communities in issues related to subject of the consultancy, including developing of training material.

- At least 1 national implemented project within the same scope of this consultancy.

- At least 1 training program developed and implemented, including developing training curriculum, designing training and lessons plans and setting clear learning objectives, tools, and visual aid for training.

- At least 3 years of experience in developing methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal https://jobs.undp.org/.

Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

  • P11,
  • Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
  • Financial proposal

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