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Consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction Management

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Government of Nepal and IOM signed a Cooperation Agreement in 2007 to encourage cooperation and the delivery of services to Nepal, which is a country of origin, transit and destination of migration. IOM’s initial focus was on the resettlement of Bhutanese refugees and slowly integrated other sectoral areas of migration such as Migration and Health, Emergency Response, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, Land, Property & Reparation, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, Labour Migration, Migrant Assistance & Protection, and Migration & Development in its wide range of programme. IOM Nepal is a member of United Nations Country Team and works within the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) whose strategic areas are derived from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Nepal’s Fourteenth National Development Plan.

IOM has been supporting the efforts of the Government of Nepal to minimize the challenges which the country faces regularly regarding the natural hazard induced disasters, displacement, by contributing in building community resilience. As Nepal embarked to new federal structure, Constitution of Nepal set the course for a massive shift of power from the federal to the provincial and municipal levels of government. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) is among 22 exclusive powers that are now the responsibility of devolved authorities to exercise. Constitution has spelled out the DRRM functions of all three levels of government — the federal, provincial and local levels — with significant decentralization for decision making, resources management and service delivery systems. In this context, IOM with support from USAID/OFDA implemented a one year project that technically supported the Government to implement the DRRM Act. The Act outlines tasks such as undertaking disaster assessment, managing disaster management fund, and implementation of local disaster risk reduction programs, response, recovery and reconstruction including operating local emergency operations centre and envisages establishment of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The project aims to contribute to the establishment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) following the DRRM Act 2017 by ensuring that guidelines and by-laws are endorsed for the effective implementation of NDRRMA, focusing on organizational and management structure. Taking these into account the project prioritized these actions deriving three major outputs i.e. 

  1. Municipal Governments have increased capacity for implementing DRM and post-disaster recovery;
  2. Guidelines and by-laws relating to the DRRM Act are developed with wider solicitation and consensus from concerned stakeholders;
  3. Government, civil society, humanitarian actors and communities are committed to support and advocate for the implementation of the DRRM Act and NDRRMA.

Scope of work 

The evaluation is being conducted for use by the project team and program unit, so that the documentations, lessons learned and best practices from a completed set of activities are captured and could be used in similar context/projects that envisages of similar objective. The evaluation is intended to assess and examine the extent to which the DRRM Project has achieved its intended activities, outcomes and outputs to fulfil the objective of contributing to the establishment of a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) through the provision of technical assistance to the Government of Nepal.

Required qualifications and experience education

Master’s degree in Disaster Management, Development, Social Sciences, or Public policy or any other relevant disciplines


  • Prior experience of conducting study/research in the area of DRR, community stabilization, livelihoods or related field.
  • Prior experience of conducting project evaluation, priority will be given to evaluator conducting Disaster Management project’s evaluation.
  • Experience in statistical research and Capacity needs assessment, preferably on DRR related issues
  • Excellent understanding of DRR&M situations in Nepal and its integration in the federal structure
  • Experience working with the senior officials of governmental institutions in Nepal
  • Knowledge of Provincial and Municipal level Government structure
  • Confident use of statistical analysis software and social research methods
  • Proven experience in gender analysis/mainstreaming
  • Abilities to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, writing, editing and communication skills

Fluency in English and Nepali is required.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application referring to this advertisement with the above mentioned requirements to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, or by e-mail. Only applications with complete documents will be considered.

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  • Additional location info Kathmandu
  • Closing Date 18 Sep 2019

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