Following the widespread devastations caused by Cyclones ldai and Kenneth, the Government and its international partners began the long and challenging emergency response and recovery efforts. The severity of the damage and loss, estimated at 3.2 billion, plus the underlying vulnerability and limited capacity in the affected areas have made the recovery effort much more difficult. UNDP has been supporting the Government of Mozambique from the inception including providing policy and technical support for the International Pledging Conference that took place on 31st May and 1st June 2019 in the city of Beira. The International Pledging Conference yielded $1.3 billion in pledges from development partners. Both Government and development partners underscored the importance of building resilience and fast-tracking implementation.
Drawing from the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF), UNDP’s vision of the cyclone recovery programme in Mozambique arises from key considerations related to development governance and resilience. To realize this vision, UNDP has established a Recovery Facility funded through a UNDP-led multi-donor Basket Fund as an agile tool to implement short-to-long term recovery activities that will contribute to addressing the root causes of vulnerability and build resilience to future disaster.
The Recovery Facility is being funded with the support of resources from the European Union, Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Norway along with UNDP. The programme’s total budget is $72.2 million. Given the mandate of the programme, size of resources and the imperative of fast tracking implementation, UNDP has decided to establish a dedicated Programme Management Unit based in Beira.
The Livelihoods and Women Economic Recovery is one of the main components of the Pillar 1 of the Recovery Facility. UNDP works with communities and societies affected by the Cyclones to achieve early and long-term economic recovery and livelihoods recovery of the most vulnerable affected people. Livelihoods and economic recovery programmes are linked to the process of promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, working with institutions and communities to recover, be resilient and sustainable. By doing so, we help societies and countries in their rapid return to sustainable development by tackling the social, economic and environmental drivers of vulnerability.
In order to fulfill this mandate, under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager of the Recovery Facility Programme Management Unit, the Livelihoods and Enterprise Recovery Specialist will be responsible for the design and implementation of the livelihoods and economic recovery schemes including recovery grants for micro/small businesses in the crisis affected areas, to enable local entrepreneurs to replenish assets that have been lost or damaged due to the cyclones. This will comprise strategic planning, resource mobilization, the provision of technical assistance and the start-up of activities as well as monitoring and evaluations plans.
He/she will also have a key role for the due reporting process with the objective of systematically communicating and ensuring accountability of results of the livelihoods recovery and community economic revitalization activities with the Government, development partners and others as applicable.
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