Expert for development of disaster management training for mayors and municipal HQ and simulation exercise, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

City: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Office: UNDP HQ Sarajevo

Closing date: Friday, 21 September 2018

Expert for development of disaster management training for mayors and municipal HQ and simulation exercise


Application Deadline : 21-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : November 2018 - June 2019

Expected Duration of Assignment : Approximately 25 working days


Development losses caused by disasters as well as population and GDP exposure to hazards are continuously being increased in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The country is exposed to various hazards, with most common ones being earthquakes, floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, landslides and man-made hazards with climate change forecasts predicting an acceleration of extreme weather phenomena. Numerous challenges the country faced after the war, combined with political deadlocks and weak economic situation, resulted in non-prioritization of disaster risk reduction (DRR). This lead not only to weak general capacities of civil protection but also to unabsorbing of improvements and new approaches in dealing with disaster risks. Today, disasters in the country range from high-frequency small disasters to devastating events such as May 2014 floods that caused total of 2 billion EUR losses and damages.

In this context, aim of Increasing Resilience of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj Project is to raise disaster risk management capacities of three beneficiary municipalities by addressing already identified shortcomings of the DRR system. This is primarily related to updating and improving Protection and Rescue Plans at the local level along with development of detailed manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters and training of all personnel relevant for the response at the local level including leadership of the local community. All this will be based on advanced risk assessments that are introducing latest progress in the field by using innovative technologies and vulnerability data. Project is supported by Czech Republic and implemented by UNDP.

Objective of this assignment is to design and deliver standardized emergency management training for municipality leadership (mayors and municipal/city civil protection emergency headquarters) and design and conduct simulation exercise in the form of table top exercise (TTX) for 3 beneficiary municipalities.