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Therefore, the UNICEF’s interventions at regional and national levels in emergency preparedness and response will be aimed at enhancing children’s and community, schools’ participation, resilience, protection and accountabilities in line with the strategic priorities of the Government of Turkmenistan, and complementing ongoing and planned joint activities with IFRC/NRCSs. There are 4 dimensions of the project:
• Disaster preparedness and response component: Community-based and child and health centered emergency preparedness and response strengthened;
• Child and Community Centered Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA): Child and community-based disaster risk reduction and climate change related interventions and school safety to enhance children and their community preparedness for possible disasters, reduce their impact and contribute to child sensitive national DRR and CCA policies, strategies and plans;
• Youth Empowerment: Young volunteers, adolescent... girls and boys in disaster risk-prone areas engaged in community disaster preparedness, DRR and climate action;
• Shock Responsive Social Protection: Support the development of coordination, governance, financing, and/or programme design for social protection in emergencies in all five Central Asian countries.
• All approaches will be of gender and risk-informed, promoting community engagement and accountability and protection from sexual abuse and exploitation nature

Under the supervision of Emergency, Climate Change and DRR Officer and in collaboration with Social and Behavior Change Officer and with support of international expertise provided by Regional Office, to:
• Support the International Consultant in development and introduction of Methodology to assess the national disaster risks focusing on the needs of children considering and developing the possible disaster scenarios and consequences;
• Support national partners in assessment of the local development plans leveraging with the key pillars of DRR focusing on the rights and needs of children, including those with disabilities;
• Support the International Consultant in revision and updating the national and regional level of DRR plans ensuring reflection of the voices and needs of children, adolescents and young people;
• Provide support to the international consultant in capacity building interventions to strengthen implementation of national DRR plans and applying multi-sectoral child-sensitive approach to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation;
• Continue strengthening school and community-based and child-centered emergency preparedness and response including WASH, Gender in Emergency, Non-structural School Safety, School DRM components, including practicing the non-structural safety measures;
• Organization of simulations to reduce non-structural risks in the most vulnerable schools in order to ensure school safety;
• Support development, adaptation and piloting of a tool for assessing safety and reducing GBV risks (including at WASH facilities);
• Engage the young volunteers, adolescent girls and boys in disaster risk-prone areas in community disaster preparedness and school safety through implementation of school-based and community-based interventions;
• Facilitate the youth consultations to identify risks in schools and communities and developing mitigation proposals, such as hazard and vulnerability mapping;
• Provide support to the Emergency Officer in establishing and operationalization of a coordination mechanism for introduction of child-sensitive approaches in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation interventions;
• Support organization and implementation of school and community-based preparedness and mitigation interventions focused on youth-led small-scale projects on climate change and DRR;
• Building the capacities of administrators, teachers and students of targete schools in disaster-prone communities to involve adolescent girls and boys in developing family emergency plans, including for people with disabilities, and increasing community disaster preparedness;
• Draft the Interim and Final reports complemented by training and educational materials

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

• University degree in law, social sciences, environment, construction, or other relevant field; advanced degree in the same fields will be an asset;

• Solid experience in working with government partners in the areas related to legislation, human rights, youth policy, education, gender, WASH, school safety aspects, emergency preparedness, climate change and construction;
• Work experience in international projects or programmes with focus on climate change, DRR, emergency, gender, WASH in schools, school safety assessment is an asset;
• Experience to work with school administrations and teachers promoting , gender, WASH, school safety aspects, emergency preparedness, climate change topics is required;
• Good communication and networking skills;
• Knowledge of Turkmenistan’s context and government structures as well as operational aspects of work with the ministries;
• Good technical knowledge and experience of disaster risk reduction/climate change, school safety assessment, emergency preparedness projects implementation at community and school level;
• Extensive experience in interactive training methodologies for adults and children along with strong facilitation skills;
• Experience in data collection, analysis and research;

Language requirements:
• Proficient knowledge of Turkmen and Russian

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/568609


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