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National Programme Policy Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction) (2 positions) at WFP December, 2023

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Local Consultant (2 positions)


Programme Unit – WFP Tanzania, RBJ

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Dar Es Salaam


10 months (maximum 60 working days)

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. Present in nearly 80 countries mostly affected by disasters emanating from natural and human – induced hazards, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

WFP Tanzania launched its second-generation Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for 2022-2027 with four Strategic Outcomes.

One of the overarching focus of the CSP is to strengthen the capacity of the government by putting in place Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures that support preparedness and response plans. Over the years WFP has been supporting the Government to address crises caused by natural hazards and climate changes by building the resilience of vulnerable populations through the provision of technical assistance and capacity strengthening to governance system. These include strengthening coordination mechanisms mostly at national level, support data analysis for early warning and early response, as well as conducting simulations exercise at district level. In the past years, provision of food assistance through the Government’s National Food Reserves has been the major intervention, notably for slow onset disasters.

The Tanzania disaster risk profile shows a significant number of regions prone to either slow onset or sudden onset disasters, mainly caused by hazards such as drought, floods, and cyclones among others. In October 2022 the government of Tanzania, with technical and financial support from UN Agencies and NGOs conducted a comprehensive CADRI (Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative) mission to assess the capacity of the government systems to prepare and respond to disasters. The CADRI mission covered extensively the national and subnational entities responsible for coordination and overall implementation of DRR activities. The CADRI mission report identified a number of capacity gaps both at national and subnational levels that need to be addressed. One critical area identified for support is enhancing coordination at subnational level, notably the role and capacities of the district disaster management committees.


Based on the above, WFP is providing technical and financial support to enable the PMO-DMD to coordinate the development of District-level EPRPs in priority districts. A total of eleven (11) districts have been reviewed in terms of their EPRPs status, out of which 9 district have no EPRPs Plans in place. Six (6) out of these 9 Districts will be prioritized for capacity strengthening, to develop multi-hazards Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans (EPRPs) between January and October 2024. The six districts are Longido and Monduli (Arusha), Kiteto and Simanjiro (Manyara), Morogoro Urban (Morogoro) and Ilala (Dar es Salaam).

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme, and with day-to-day guidance of the Activity Manager for DRR and Resilience, the Local Consultants will work with his/her counterparts at National, Regional and District levels to implement the required tasks. He/She will work in partnership with Government focal Ministries, UN Agencies, Development Partners in completion of various planned activities, including training and capacity strengthening, development of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans and recovery frameworks in six selected districts in Tanzania Mainland.


Advanced University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Master’s degree in: Economics, environmental studies, Social Sciences, development studies or related area.

Language Proficency:

Fluent in both oral and written communication in English and Swahili.

Working Language:
The EPRP documents will be developed in Kiswahili language with separate Executive Summary of the EPRP document and powerpoint presentations done in English language.

To prioritize capacity strengthening and develop multi-hazards Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans (EPRPs) between January and October 2024 in six districts namely, Longido and Monduli (Arusha), Kiteto and Simanjiro (Manyara), Morogoro Urban (Morogoro) and Ilala (Dar es Salaam).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Specifically, as per the detailed work plan (scope of work) the consultants will deliver the following:

Undertake district level Hazard, Exposure, Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment – Risk Assessment in collaboration with experts from both PMO-DMD and selected districts.
Lead in the development of District level Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans (EPRPs) in six (6) selected districts.
Hold technical sessions for development of District-level Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.
Hold a consultative workshop for district DRM committee for further analysis of the district’s vulnerabilities, capacity assessment and gap identifications to fits into the EPRP drafting.
Support validations of the EPRPs in the respective six (6) districts as a basis for finalizing the documents.
Submission of final documents in Ms Office softcopies and two hard copies each.
Submission of Activities Final Report to WFP.
Knowledge & Skills:

Proficiency in MS Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Skills on application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) will be added advantage.

Strong qualitative and quantitative skillsets are essential. Collaborative team player, action management, innovation, partnership, and client orientation are critical characteristics for the profile.

Minimum of 6 years post graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in disaster risk reduction, risk financing or related areas, including experience in facilitating and leading the development of viable district level DRR/EPRP Plans linked to national

level DRM frameworks.

Demonstrated experience in managing projects and teams on capacity stregthening for resilience building programmes would be ideal.

Ability to engage with senior technical staff from Government, UN and NGO partners.

Only Tanzanian Nationals can apply for this position.

All applications should be submitted through e-recruitment portal.

This is a daily consultancy job. The national consultant will work for maximum 60 working days in 10 months.

The deadline for receiving applications is 27 December 2023.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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