National Consultant - Mosul Dam, Baghdad
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
City: Baghdad, Iraq
Office: UNAMI Baghdad
Closing date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
National Consultant - Mosul Dam
Location : Baghdad, IRAQ
Application Deadline : 18-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Oct-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 3 months
UNDP Global Mission Statement
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Iraq Mission Statement
UNDP is part of the UN Country Team in Iraq, which is comprised of 16 resident and 4 non-resident agencies. The UN Country Team is part of the integrated mission with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which was established in 2003. UNDP works alongside the UN Country Team to strengthen its coordinated effectiveness with the overall aim of achieving the MDGs and the post-2015 agenda. UNDP enables the work of the Country Team by undertaking a number of joint programmes to improve networking and information exchange capacities and reach a broader range of stakeholders and areas of Iraq.
UNDP Developing Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Iraq
Since its construction in early eighties, the Mosul Dam has been the largest water infrastructure in Iraq which was designed to protect downstream population from seasonal flooding, store water, generate electricity, and supply water to address irrigation needs. The risks of Mosul dam failure posed significant threats to the vulnerable population in the downstream. In response to the urgent need for people‘ safety and awareness on the risks of Mosul Dam (MD), UNDP has been supporting the Government of Iraq for emergency preparedness and risks awareness of the vulnerable population along the Tigris Flood path. With technical support from UNDP, the Government of Iraq has mobilized concrete actions in setting up an Emergency Alert and Communication System to safeguard the vulnerable population with alert/warning notification and clear and easily understandable massaging across the key Government institutions and to the affected population.