The Resilience and Preparedness toward Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program is a capacity development program in support of the long-term recovery of local governments units and communities in Yolanda-affected areas. It is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Philippines and the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It is a component of Project Climate Twin Phoenix.
RAPID aims to strengthen approaches and actions on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) at the local level by capacitating its target Local Government Units (LGUs) and communities on disaster risk assessment and mainstreaming risk assessment results in development planning and preparedness planning. It targets LGUs located along the coastline of San Pedro Bay and Leyte Gulf, namely: City of Tacloban and municipalities of Palo, Tanauan, Dulag, Tolosa, Mayorga, Mac Arthur and Abuyog in Leyte, Basey and Marabut in Western Samar, and Lawaan and Balangiga in Eastern Samar.
The RAPID Program has seven project outputs, namely:
Output 1: Climate/Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Output 2: Priority Preparedness and Mitigation Actions
Output 3: Awareness Raising and Capacity Building
Output 4: Mainstreaming Climate/Disaster Risk in Land Use and Development Plans
Output 5: Building Resilience of the Poor and Vulnerable
Output 6: Knowledge and Information Sharing
Output 7: Community-Based Development Risk Reduction Management
Against this background, UNDP is seeking a Communications Officer who will manage the communications and outreach strategy of the RAPID Program. The Communications Officer’s responsibility is to coordinate and support key knowledge and information sharing strategies across partners and other relevant stakeholders. Overall, s/he will deliver: