Short-Term National Expert on Public Policy on DRFI (Thailand) *preferred national or work focus

Organization: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

Broad Statement of Function

The National Expert on Public Policy on DRFI (Thailand) shall provide technical expertise to the ASEAN Secretariat in capacity building on policy development in disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) in line with implementation of the Establishment of the ASEAN Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Programme under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and to implement the ASEAN Roadmap for Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance. He/she should be an ASEAN National.

Primary Responsibilities

The National Expert shall undertake and deliver the following:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive review of the policy/legislative/regulatory/institutional frameworks for disaster risk management (DRM) of Thailand, with a focus on existing budgetary and funding mechanisms of the government for financing disaster response, recovery and reconstruction needs, existing and pipeline disaster and climate risk financing measures, risk sharing and risk transfer mechanisms, including risk pooling and insurance, whether implemented at national or sub-national levels, and other DRFI strategies, identify trends, challenges, and gaps, and provide an in-depth analysis of the current state of DRFI in the country and recommendations to address challenges and gaps.

  2. Based on the comprehensive policy analysis on DRM and DRFI of the country, identify specific national and/or local policy issues and concerns related to DRFI in collaboration with the Team Leader, undertake a case study/ies of these prevailing concerns, and document existing good practices and approaches in DRFI in the country.

  3. Engage and consult with relevant national government agencies and stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Finance, Office of Insurance Commission, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security) in the process of the baseline review, case studies, good practices documentation, etc.

  4. In consultation with the focal point/s and partner organisation/s in the country and working with the Team Leader, determine high-priority policy issue/s related to DRFI in the country that will become the subject of sub-national consultations, design a consultative process and agenda, and implement these consultation workshops and, if necessary, travel to different parts of the country as integral part of the work.

  5. Conceptualize and design a national policy forum or briefing targeting policy and decision makers in government and other key stakeholders, including representatives from the business sector, insurance industry, CSOs, NGOs, and academe.

  6. Submit periodic progress reports, including: one inception report; two provisional drafts (first and final drafts) of the case study/ies and documentation of good practices; and one final report on the outcomes of the consultative process and case studies with recommendations on future policies, policy reforms, and actions.

  7. Provide advice or technical inputs to the Programme Team and ASEAN Secretariat in connection with strengthening capacity for policy development on DRFI at the regional and national levels, including the strategic directions for the next phase of the Programme.

Job Qualification

Education
 Preferably advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Policy Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Economics and Finance, Law, or other relevant fields.

Experience
 At least ten (10) years of professional work experience in capacity building in disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation, policy development, governance, and multilevel and multi-sectoral consultation;

 Extensive exposure to and comprehensive knowledge of a wide-range of disaster risk reduction and management-related issues and initiatives, in the pilot country both at technical and policy levels; and

 Relevant experience in working for the national government, the private sector, including private business, international organisations, and civil society on capacity building in policy development.

Competency Profile

General Competencies
 Excellent command of English both written and oral, and of an ASEAN language as a distinct advantage;

 Ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment;

 Ability to multi-task and work irregular and long hours; and

 Ability to travel as required.

Technical Competency
 Proven track record in policy research, policy and programme development, multilevel and multisectoral consultation, and capacity building in disaster risk reduction and management, among other consultancy services;

 Good knowledge and understanding of the policy issues and challenges in disaster risk reduction and management, including DRFI, in the pilot country;

 Sound knowledge of the institutions of ASEAN and international organisations such as the UN, as an advantage; and

 Proficiency in standard computer applications.
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How to apply:

Send your application to asean.hr@asean.org highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position, together with a detailed CV, including a recent passport-sized photograph and certified true copies of education certificates obtained, and completed Employment Application Form, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.

Please ensure that the total size of your email including attachments is no more than 5 MB.

Please indicate the name of the position that you are applying for on the subject of your email.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application papers should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 31 August 2016.

The Selection Panel’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For further information, visit: http://asean.org/storage/2016/07/160728_Vacancies-for-DRFI-Short-Term-Consultants_ASEAN-Nationals.pdf

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