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Public Sector – Community Based Disaster Resilience Leader – Pakistan



McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organizations make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance. McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice provides management consulting services to governments at the federal, state, and local levels. 
Detailed Description
McKinsey is looking for Capacity Building Leader for an anticipated programme on Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan. The broad objective of the programme is to prepare communities and households in up to 9000 villages to be better prepared for emergencies. This will be done through introducing practical community based disaster risk management measures in the most at-risk districts of Pakistan. The programme is also designed to host a Fund that will support disaster preparedness interventions in the communities. The programme is anticipated to run for five years.
Role description:
The Capacity Building Leader will provide overall leadership to the capacity building elements of the programme. S/he will be responsible for design and delivery of a disaster resilience training programme in partnership with local delivery partners (we expect the training to follow a train the trainer model but look to the capacity building leader to help inform this process). The Capacity Building Leader will be reporting directly to the Team Leader. The position is based in Pakistan. 
  • Design disaster resilience training programme in line with programme requirements and best practices for community capacity building
  • Develop model for delivery of training
  • Execute delivery of training, including leading train the trainer sessions if appropriate
  • Coordinate delivery of training at community level with local partners
  • Develop metrics for evaluation of effectiveness of training delivered at community level and set up monitoring and evaluation system
  • Constantly refine training content and delivery model based on feedback
  • Report to Team Leader and Programme Leadership
Desired Skills
  • University degree in social sciences, politics, disaster risk management, development studies, environmental management, emergency response, and conservation or other relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in designing and delivering disaster risk management training to communities in developing countries
  • Track record of creating successful large scale training programmes
  • In-depth knowledge of community level emergency response and preparedness and of the tools and techniques that have been successfully deployed around the world
  • Clear understanding of tools and methods required for assessing community needs and experience tailoring training to specific needs
  • In-depth understanding of the hazards, vulnerabilities and disaster risks in Pakistan
  • Demonstrated experience of undertaking high-risk projects considered environmentally and socially sensitive
  • Record of substantial engagement with government at the national/provincial/local level
  • Proven track record of working with big international development agencies (for example, DFID, USAID or World Bank) and mobilization of public-private partnerships
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