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City Project Coordinator

Job Description (City Project Coordinator):

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Maharashtra is one of the most disaster-prone states in the country which is equally vulnerable to natural as well as manmade disasters alike. The geographical location as well as demography of the State along with its climatology and rapid industrialisation makes the state vulnerable to a host of hydro-meteorological, geological disasters as well as other human-made disasters like Industrial accidents etc. 

UNDP has been providing technical support to the Maharashtra State Government in various Disaster Risk Reduction related initiatives over the past three decades. In the aftermath of the Floods of 2019, UNDP developed a comprehensive Recovery Programme for the State Government. In continuation, the Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation department which serves as the executive arm of the State Disaster Management Authority for Maharashtra and has requested the UNDP to support the State Government in accessing the resources available under the provisions made by the XV finance commission along with developing a long term, multi-sectoral capacity building and mitigation roadmap for the state. 

It has also been requested to strengthen the SDMA by providing Disaster Management professionals with a better risk-sensitive planning. The UNDP will also be supporting the State in strengthening Urban resilience planning capabilities in three cities namely Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur. By building the technical capacities of the state the project will also work towards implementing the larger component of the project on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and building urban resilience in the state. In this context, UNDP wishes to hire a City Project Coordinator to be based in the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad and assist the Corporation in carrying out various activities for building urban resilience. The individual will support the day to day functioning of the municipal corporation and will also support the UNDP in the implementation of the project. The City Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Officer, Resilience and will work under the overall guidance of the Head, EER Unit. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

The City Project Coordinator will work with the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad and will be stationed at the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad. The City Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Officer, Resilience. The City Project Coordinator will be expected to assist the Municipal Commissioner in managing the successful implementation of the program at the city level. The City Coordinator will be expected to assist the corporation in carrying out Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis of the city, assist in creating Disaster Management Plans for the city as well as various departments, mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction as well as climate change adaptation into the developmental planning initiatives.

The appointee will also have to support the corporation in organising and executing various orientation and training programs for multiple target groups. The appointee will also be expected to assist the corporation in setting up a functional disaster emergency operations centre as well and also carry out any other work Disaster Risk Reduction Work as assigned by the UNDP.

The City Coordinator will also be expected to assist the State Coordinator to prepare proposals, reports and any other work that will help in harnessing the funds from the Central Government under the 15th Finance Commission for Disaster Management initiatives. Finally, the appointee will have to serve as the link between the State Government, the UNDP and the Municipal Corporation for various DRR related initiatives that may be taken up by the Municipal Corporation. Summary of Key Functions:


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