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Cyclone Freddy made landfall in Mozambique for the second time on the 12th of March, bringing sustained winds of nearly 150 kilometers per hour, heavy rainfall with 200mm/24 hours, and flooding which has damaged homes and infrastructure in multiple provinces. Projections indicate that over 1 million people may be affected, though assessments are ongoing.

The Government of Mozambique declared a national emergency. Freddy has broken records for the number of times it has re-intensified after weakening and has recorded the highest-ever recorded accumulated energy for a single cyclone - more energy over its lifetime than a whole typical US hurricane season.

Zambezia was the most hit Province with 458.042 people affected, 143 deaths, 477 injured and over 88.271 displaced and living in temporary accommodation centers in the 13 Province Districts.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Mozambique Recovery Program (A multi-donor program established after tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in 2019 to coordinate and mainstream technical assistance for all humanitarian clusters in order to integrate early recovery activities into humanitarian actions and guide towards the development pathway) intends to join the efforts of other partners in supporting the victims of Cyclone Freddy where UNDP intervention will be built take place. This assignment is part of UNDP’s Recovery Facility project in Mozambique.

Duties And Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of MRF project manager and closely working with the Livelihood and women economic empowerment Specialist and the housing and community Infrastructures Specialist on technical matters, the Project Analyst is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project operation and implementation in Zambezia Province. More specifically, the Project Officer will.

  • Support the Programme Manager in leading the coordination of Recovery Facility activities in Zambezia Province with related and parallel activities both within UNDP and with external agencies.
  • Organize planning meetings with relevant parties to develop implementation plans and corresponding budget with clearly stated milestones contributing to the achievement of target outputs defined in the project document and annual Work Plan.
  • Provide technical assistance to the implementing partners in progress reporting and accountability for resources used.
  • Participate in the meetings organized by the active clusters in the province with focus on the shelter and Livelihoods cluster to gather information on the progress of implementation and inform alignment of UNDP activities.
  • Attend all the UN and other relevant stakeholders’ coordination meetings on behalf of the MRF programme Manager and provide feedback.
  • Work with the Government agencies and other stakeholders to identify and coordination of medium to long term activities to be implemented by the MRF in the Province.

Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Negotiation and influence
  • Result-based Management
  • Partnership management
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Working with evidence and data
  • Monitoring & Evaluation

Education

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development studies, Social Sciences (International Development, International Relations etc.), Geography, Disaster Risk Management, or related fields.
  • A combination of relevant academic background (at least a first level university degree bachelor's degree or equivalent) and 4 years of extensive relevant professional experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in implementing development projects at provincial/district/community levels.
  • Experience in disaster risk management and/or climate change adaptation interventions.
  • Experience working within the Government Institutions and or UN systems in Mozambique is an advantage.
  • Experience in humanitarian response and recovery operations (complex emergencies and/or natural disasters) is desirable.
  • Experience working with displaced and resettled populations.

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