The Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team provides integrated policy and programme support on disaster risk reduction and recovery in the context of UNDP’s broader approach to resilience building. The Team specifically fosters the integration of risk reduction as a key element in sustainable development and recovery at national, sub-national and sectoral level to strengthen resilience. It is also the responsibility of the team to support the regional hubs in their efforts to strengthen national capacities on disaster resilience and disaster risk reduction. The team provides high quality advice and programmatic support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The team leads the development and coordination of policy in disaster risk reduction (DRR), and disaster recovery with a focus on resilience building and integrated approaches with climate adaptation.
The Regional Team Coordinator is based in the UNDP Sub-Regional Platform in Nairobi and reports to the Manager of the UNDP Regional Hub in Addis, with a secondary reporting line to the Head of the Team for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience in Geneva. S/he is the lead expert in the thematic area of disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience in the region and manages a team of Specialists in this area. S/he works in close coordination and under the guidance of the global nodes on Disaster Risk Reduction (Bangkok) and Recovery (Nairobi). S/he also works in close coordination and collaboration with the Crisis Bureau Country Support Management Team and other GPN teams under the Planet group (Climate, Energy, DRR/Recovery and Environment). In collaboration with other Advisors and Specialists in the Regional Hub, the Sub-Regional Platform, HQ, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers, s/he is responsible for providing policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices and oversees the utilization of products and tools in this thematic area.
Working to ensure quality and coherent policy and programme advisory services within their region and across other regions as well as alignment with the Strategic Plan, the regional Coordinator advances the credibility and recognition of the organization’s programmes in this thematic area. S/he is responsible for leading the following: