Job Vacancy at International Organization for Migration (IOM)-National Consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction



Vacancy Number: IOM/DAR/025/2021

Position title: National Consultant – Disaster Risk Reduction

Duty Station: Home based

Duration of Assignment: Four (4) months

Type of Appointment Consultancy Contract

Organizational Unit: Programme Unit

Reporting direct to: Programme Coordinator

Estimated Start Date February 2022


Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as

the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental,

intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting

humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services

and advice to governments and migrants.

With the support of the IOM Development Fund, IOM and the government of the

United Republic of Tanzania and the Prime Minister’s Office – Disaster Management

Department (DMD), are undertaking a project which has as its objective to contribute

to strengthening the capacity of the United Republic of Tanzania in Disaster Risk

Reduction (DRR).

Capacity-building through training is one of the project outputs under this project.

This will require a good training manual. IOM and DMD are seeking an expert who

can develop an Integrated Disaster Management Training Manual on DRR. The

manual shall contain important information including the specific, measurable, and

realistic learning objectives, targeting participants with clear and complete course

content but also the methodology and tools for assessing participants’ learning and

progress, (i.e. evaluation). This will begin by reviewing DMD’s existing disaster

management training manual and developing a new edition therefrom. The training

manual will consider the integration of the specific needs of women, men, girls and

boys, vulnerable groups’ needs and cultural diversity into DRR.

The general responsibility of the Consultant is to provide leadership and direction in

developing an integrated disaster management training manual. The Consultant will

work with disaster management stakeholders from different institutions to agree on

potential hazards in the country that needs attention and will step-by-step facilitate

the process of developing the manual. They will jointly scan the Tanzanian

environment for disasters, cover the context under which certain disasters occur,

analyse causality, determine, and provide evidence base for strategies that are

known to work.

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a generic integrated disaster

training manual to be used by all disaster management stakeholders in the country

through a participatory process


Specifically, the Consultant will have the following responsibilities:

• Prepare and submit an inception report with clear methodological

approach that will be used in carrying-out the assignment.

• Undertake a desk review on different disaster management reports and

documents from inside and outside Tanzania, which will be deemed

useful for accomplishing the assignment.

• Prepare and facilitate the Multisectoral stakeholders’ consultative

meetings to review the existing disaster management training manual of

the United Republic of Tanzania. (Working document to be used during

the Multisectoral consultative meeting with stakeholders.)

• Facilitate the incorporation and integration of the stakeholder’s input into

the integrated disaster management training manual document.

• Preparation of draft integrated disaster management training manual

document and presentation of the same to stakeholders for review.

• Finalization of the integrated disaster management training manual

documents by incorporating stakeholders’ comments before validation of

the manual.

• Facilitate the validation meeting of the DRR training manual.



• University degree from an accredited academic institution preferably

in Law, Disasters Management, Social Sciences, Development

Studies, Economics, International Relations, Management, or other

related fields.

• Post graduate degree in the area of Training/Education or related field,

knowledge on Disaster Management will be added advantage.


• Extensive experience in Disaster Management, specifically development

of polices, guidelines, strategies, and SOP’s.

• Understanding of the Disaster Management context in the United

Republic of Tanzania.

• Strong technical skills and at least five years’ experience in the field of

Education and Training manual development.

• Knowledge and experience in carrying out the assignment of similar


• Sound and proven understanding of migration issues in United Republic

of Tanzania and in East Africa.

• Experience working with United Nations Agency, Non-Governmental

Organisations (NGOs), Government agencies or in the private sector.


• Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Words, Excel,

power point and Internet Explorer).

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Ability to work well in an international environment with people from

diverse backgrounds and cultures.

• Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and eye for detail.

• Excellent organization skills.

• Assessment and secondary data research analysis skills.

• Analytical, creative, and critical thinking.

• Ability to work under timeframes given.

• Data protection principles



(specify the required knowledge) Desirable

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is


Working knowledge of French, Spanish,

Portuguese is desirable.


Interested candidates should fill in the PH form, submit CV’s and cover letter

indicating Vacancy Notice number with 3 professional references and contacts to

email address:

The vacancy is opened for Tanzanian national only.

Only e-mail applications will be considered.

For further information, please refer to:

Posting period: From20th December 2021 – 02ndJanuary 2022 



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